Putting Raven back together again

Native STEAM Camp
Nov 13 2015

On a Thursday morning last July, young campers tramped up the bluff and down to the beach at Discovery Park. On the way, three boys, aged ten to twelve, pretended to be different parts of the ecosystem around them.

“I’m a sword fern,” said one.
“I’m a crabapple tree!”
“I’m a big leaf maple.”
“I’m a magical dolphin and a big leaf maple!” They broke into giggles, then started imagining environmental challenges for one another until they got to the beach.

Building resilience, fostering identity

Building resilience
Nov 11 2015

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "Passion & Promise," explores how the UW College of Education is approaching the biggest challenges in education with a spirit of possibility. The following story about the College's research examining resiliency and African American girls in the foster system also appears in the online version of the magazine.

STEM career gap project featured at White House event

Nov 9 2015

A University of Washington project that aims to create a STEM career pipeline for low-income and immigrant youth in West Seattle will be featured during the first-ever White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools this week.

Inspiring collaboration, leveraging expertise

INSPIRE
Oct 30 2015

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "Passion & Promise," explores how the UW College of Education is approaching the biggest challenges in education with a spirit of possibility. The following story about the College's INSPIRE initiative also appears in the online version of the magazine.

Partnership receives $1.5 million to engage youth in computational inquiry

STEM OUT
Oct 21 2015

New R&D project will develop a novel curriculum to engage diverse middle and high school students in STEM inquiry through computing.

Education policy in America focus of film series

Oct 5 2015

Some of the most pressing issues facing America's educational system will be discussed during the "Education and Society" documentary film series sponsored by the University of Washington College of Education's Master in Education Policy program.

Leading change from the classroom

Meridian Lynden Teacher Leadership Partnership
Sep 29 2015

Making sure schools support every child in reaching their full potential is a complex task. The challenge is even greater at places like Meridian School District in northwest Washington that must run on lean staffs.

David Forsythe, assistant superintendent of Meridian School District, said the district recognized strong teacher leadership could significantly impact student achievement. Yet not every school had teacher leaders, and expectations for those leaders varied widely.

Project offers new tools to connect families and schools

Lakeridge Elementary
Aug 31 2015

Bake sales, PTA meetings and parent-teacher conferences have long been seen as the key to engaging parents in their children's education.

Relying on these traditional approaches, however, limits the agency and expertise of parents. Even worse, such approaches are particularly apt to marginalize parents from non-dominant communities.

2015: Data Inquiry For Equitable Collaboration; The Case of Neighborhood House’s Data Carousel

In this brief, we describe one example of an inquiry process that engages a broad range of stakeholders in making sense of data to improve the work of an educational organization.

2015: Building Relationships Bridging Cultures; Cultural Brokering In Family Engagement

A comparative case study, this brief describes cultural brokers—individuals who acts as bridges between families and schools—and three promising strategies they used to engage families, especially