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January 2015

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Teacher and student with bookJohn Goodlad's life remembered in Los Angeles Times; Zeichner comments on equal access to quality teachers via Politico; Berninger appears on CBS This Morning and the Kathleen Dunn Show; ParentMap interviews feature Walter Parker and Nancy Hertzog; Rigby on equitable education for the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders; Banks' life and work featured on Inside the Academy

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College Updates

Alumnus in running for 'Nobel Prize' of teaching

Noah Zeichner '04 is one of 50 finalists for a $1 million award designed to be the Nobel Prize of education.
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Won-Fong Johnson: New faculty profile

Won-Fong Johnson joined the UW College of Education in September as clinic director and assistant professor with the school psychology program.
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Large-scale study to evaluate impact of principal professional development

Beginning in 2015, a coalition of research and education institutions will launch a large-scale, randomized controlled trial evaluation of principal professional development funded by the U.S. Department of Education, with UW's Center for Educational Leadership providing the development intervention.
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Anne Beitlers: New faculty profile

For Anne Beitlers, joining the UW College of Education as director of the Secondary Teacher Education Program is a homecoming.
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New IT director aims to support innovation with technology

Supporting greater integration of technology into the academic and research work of the College of Education is Tom Frizelle's top priority.
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Jez joins Office of Student Services

Tammy Jez comes to UW College of Education as curriculum coordinator for the Office of Student Services with a strong background in project management, program administration, curriculum planning, and data collection and analysis.
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Alumni News

Seattle Public Schools makes Nyland '81 permanent superintendent

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Recent Funding Announcements

College of Education faculty receiving awards for new grants and competing renewals in December 2014 were: Megan Bang, Ana Elfers, Marge Plecki and Andy Shouse

New Awards

PI: Marge Plecki
Co-PI: Ana Elfers
Washington’s Teacher and Principal Evaluation System: Efforts to Support Implementation and Professional Development
Sponsor: WA Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Amount awarded: $199,768

PI: Andy Shouse
Title: Consequential Out-of-School Learning for the 21st Century
Sponsor: Washington Alliance for Better Schools (Originating Sponsor: OSPI)
Amount awarded: $25,866

Competing Supplements and Renewals

PI: Megan Bang
Building Capacity and Cultivating Innovation: Learning Agendas in Native Education
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount awarded: $100,000

Honor Roll

Zeichner on future of teacher education, Nolen presents major forum at AACTE, Banks featured on Inside the Academy, Bagley co-edits journal on higher education, Latest developments in autism research featured in Haring Center talk, Gay presents talk, Berninger authors new book
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John Goodlad, an intellectual leader of the education reform movement, dies
Los Angeles Times
The groundbreaking analysis of the culture of schools and the reasons for their failures done by the late UW College of Education professor is noted in an obituary.
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Feds push for equal access to quality teachers
Professor Ken Zeichner comments on educational equity in light of U.S. Department of Education data showing disparities in children’s access to fully qualified and experienced teachers.
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How companies are keeping handwriting alive in a digital age
CBS This Morning
Professor Virginia Berninger discusses how handwriting aids cognitive development in a report on the continuing importance of handwriting.
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Video: Making the Most of Your Child's Gifts
Professor Nancy Hertzog describes how to nurture your child's natural gifts and enhance his or her learning potential, while ensuring s/ he receives age-apppropriate social and emotional support.
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Video: Preparing Students to be Citizens
Professor Walter Parker talks about ways in which schools and parents can educate children to become thoughtful citizens of the world.
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Equity Allies: How School Leaders Can Promote Equitable Educational Opportunities
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
Professor Jessica Rigby comments on the important components of infusing equity into leadership practices, and offers education leaders recommendations to guide their work in placing equity at the center of school reform efforts.
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James Banks: Father of Multicultural Education
Inside the Academy
In a four-part video interview, Professor James Banks discusses his early years, his research in multicultural education, current education policies and much more.
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Is Handwriting Going Away?
The Kathleen Dunn Show
Professor Virginia Berninger discusses her research demonstrating the benefits of handwriting on cognitive development.
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Education, Equity and Society Colloquium Series
January 13 and February 24, 11 a.m.

Robinson Center Alumni Study Reveal
February 21, 1 - 4 p.m.

Master of Instructional Leadership Information Sessions
January 12 and February 9, 5 -6 p.m.

Evans School Research Seminar with Professor Dafney Dabach
February 11, noon - 1:30 p.m.


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