Filling the gap between practice and policy

Early education classroom
Feb 1 2016

As a teacher at a San Francisco preschool, Kathleen Kuhl experienced first-hand the gap between the daily practice of teachers and policies created from afar.

“While teaching I felt that I was experiencing every facet of the field of early childhood education that makes it complicated and profoundly challenging and deeply rewarding,” Kuhl said. “All throughout my time teaching I felt cut off from any sort of policy or leadership decisions, and increasingly confronted with the differing quality of programs for children from different neighborhoods in San Francisco.”

School provides living textbook for future educational leaders

Principal Karin Jones
Jan 3 2016

If the students of Chinook Middle School are surprised to see aspiring school leaders gather in the foyer and sit in on their classes they take it in stride. These middle school students are an integral part of a living textbook designed to deepen understanding of instructional leadership and offer authentic practice to the University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program cohort.

Together Undaunted: Uniting for equity and excellence

Together Undaunted
Dec 3 2015

Nearly 200 educators, community leaders and education advocates joined UW College of Education faculty and students on Dec. 2 to discuss their shared dedication to equity, inclusion and access in schools.

During the College's "Together Undaunted" event at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle's Central District, community members met new dean Dr. Mia Tuan and learned about the College's focus on building deep, authentic partnerships with schools and communities.

Partnering for STEM education

Research-practice partnership
Nov 19 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 Partnership for Science & Engineering Practices with the Seattle and Renton school districts also appears in the online version of the magazine.

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.