Minority middle-schoolers find science 'COOL' out of school

Sep 3 2014

Children from diverse backgrounds may have little or no exposure to either science or scientists. They sometimes don’t think science is something they can do.

“If you have never heard of an engineer, you don’t know you can be one,” says Andrew Shouse, associate director of the UW’s Institute for Science + Math Education.

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Summer academy shows power of collaborative teaching

Jul 16 2014

A College of Education initiative to dramatically improve teaching quality in area schools kicked off this summer with a Teacher and Leader Academy for nearly 90 local educators.

The intensive academy is the launching point for INSPIRE (Innovations in Professional Improvement and Redesigns in Education), the College's new effort to collaborate with local partners in designing innovative ways for schools and districts to organize professional learning. INSPIRE focuses in particular on improving the quality of education at poverty-impacted schools. 

Lakeridge partnership transforming math instruction

Jul 15 2014

Just three years ago, Lakeridge Elementary in Renton was identified as one of the most persistently low-achieving schools in Washington, with only one in five students in fifth grade passing the state mathematics assessment test. That's when the school partnered with University of Washington's College of Education to build a professional learning community dedicated to rigorous, job-embedded professional development based on the latest research in mathematics education.

Engaging parents, community to map student success in South King County

Jul 1 2014

If we had a road map to what parental involvement in schools should be, what would it look like? Would it be a straight line, or a complicated maze of cross streets going in every direction?

Boeing honored with Distinguished Service Award

Boeing service award
Jun 16 2014

The recipient of the University of Washington College of Education's 2014 Distinguished Service Award is the Boeing Company. The award honors an individual or organization whose extraordinary contributions have advanced the College of Education’s central mission: To make equitable and excellent education a daily reality for every child in every community. Boeing was presented with the award at the College's commencement ceremony on June 16.

UW College of Education Named a Finalist in Road Map Project Awards Program

We are thrilled to announce 21 finalists for the first-ever Road Map Project Awards Program! These efforts are working to increase equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students in South Seattle and South King County. This diverse group of finalists, which are partnerships, programs and initiatives located across the region, stood out among a pool of more than 60 nominations for getting excellent results, using data well for improvement purposes and collaborating to get more powerful results for student
Feb 24 2014

The UW College of Education, Washington STEM, and School District Partners have been named a joint finalist in the inaugural Road Map Project Awards Program for our work to increase equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students in South King County and South Seattle.

Coach Across America

Jan 6 2014

Coach Across America, an innovative capacity-building program from the Up2Us organization that trains and places coaches in sports-based youth development organizations around the country, is set to grow its numbers in Seattle in the coming year. The Center for Leadership in Athletics has been an important part of the growth of this effort in Seattle through its community partnership and outreach efforts with local sports organizations.

Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success: Our Collaboration with Roxhill Elementary

Roxhill Elementary is a long-term partner.
Nov 5 2013

The Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success (CSIS) project is a state-funded partnership between the College of Education and Roxhill Elementary school in Seattle.

Summary: Garfield High School Summer Bridge Program

Aug 28 2009

From a home-schooled Ashland, Ore. youth to a student from Seattle Girls school, Garfield High Schools’ incoming high school freshmen come from all types of educational institutions. Yet, they have one thing in common. Most simply aren’t prepared for the academic and personal challenges of high school, and consequently, struggle and often fail during their freshman year.