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A monthly newsletter of the University of Washington College of Education

May 2015

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Newsmakers

education day 2015Stephen Fink on school leadership and professional development; Ilene Schwartz TEDx talk on inclusive education; Ken Zeichner on Alberta's education system; Meredith Honig on initiatives to extend effective principals' reach, and connecting principals to district academic priorities; Doctoral student on school gardens and educational equity; Joel Ryan on poverty-impacted kids buried in red tape; Virginia Berninger on benefits of handwriting; TEDD website provides new tool for professional learning.
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College Updates

College research featured at AERA

Short: Ambitious science teaching for EL students, engaging communities in teacher preparation and redesigning the AP government courses were among presentations highlighting the UW College of Education's work.
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Research shows brain differences in children with dyslexia and dysgraphia

Findings of UW's research underscore the need to provide instruction tailored to each of these specific learning disabilities,
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Faculty, alumnus receive AERA honors

The outstanding scholarship of several members of the College community was recognized during last month's AERA meeting.
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Summer conference examines philosophy learning and teaching

National Book Award–winning author Jonathan Kozol headlines the 2015 Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization conference taking place June 29-30 at UW.
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Alumni News

Brigitte Tennis '82 named to National Teacher Hall of Fame

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UW Danforth graduate wins Principal of the Year award

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Alumni Connections: Whitney Griffin '15, Chris Pearson '15, Deka Smith '12

UW College of Education graduates starting new positions are:

Whitney Griffin '15, post-doctoral research scholar in the Graduate School of Education at University of California, Riverside since September 2014.
Chris Pearson '15, superintendent of Conway (Wash.) School District beginning July 1.
Deka Smith '12, superintendent of Monroe Public Schools beginning July 1.

Share news of your new position or promotion by sending an email with your name, title, start date and email address where fellow graduates can contact you.

Student Features

Research presentations: social-emotional learning, navigating special education and more

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Recent Funding Announcements

College of Education faculty and staff receiving awards for new grants and competing renewals in April 2015 were: James Banks, Patrick Sexton.

New Awards:

PI: James Banks
Title: Global Migration, Structural Inclusion, and Citizenship Education across Nations: An International Conference
Sponsor: American Educational Research Association
Amount awarded: $32,790

PI: Patrick Sexton
Title: Reducing Barriers and Increasing Supports for Underrepresented Minority Teacher Candidates
Sponsor: WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Amount awarded: $7,525

Honor Roll

Whole Foods supports Haring Center kids; STEM Teaching Tools in national spotlight; UW research on learning disabilities presented; Valencia paper examines text complexity; MEP students at children's advocacy summit; UW researchers at Council for Exceptional Children; CEL kicks off work in NYC and Florida, launches website for higher academic standards; Haring Center kicks off online auction, raffle.

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Events

Panel: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
May 7, 7 p.m.
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Spring Research & Inquiry Presentations
May 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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L4L Doctoral Capstone Presentations
May 8 and 9
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School-to-Prison Pipeline Panel & Conversation
May 11, 6 p.m.
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Seminar on Globalization and Education
May 12, 10 a.m.
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Chalk Talk: Impact Evaluation
May 14, 8:30 a.m.
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Center for Educational Leadership Area of Focus Institute for teams of educators
September 23
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MIL Capstone Presentations
May 19, 7 p.m.
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