Supporting student learning about race

Nov 8 2018

 

“I can’t play with you because your skin is brown.”

When Caryn Park (PhD '10) heard one of her preschool students say this to his friend, she felt helpless. She knew what it felt like from her own experience as a child of color in the U.S. and knew that it wasn’t fair to have to feel that.

“I felt like I knew nothing,” Park recalled. “I felt like I had no skills with which to support these children.”

Park calls this her critical incident.

WATCH: The fight for academic freedom and free speech during the civil rights movement

Oct 29 2018

 

The struggle to reform higher education and kickstart social change in the South during the 1950s and 60s continues to hold lessons for those working for educational justice today.

How a community reclaimed its Southeast Seattle high school

Oct 10 2018

A decade ago, it appeared the final bell would ring for Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School.

Seattle preschool evaluation shows steady improvement in children’s learning and development

Oct 9 2018

Three years into the pilot of Seattle’s subsidized preschool program, program quality is steadily improving and participating children are showing strong gains in learning and development according to recently released study co-led by University of Washington researchers.

Facebook Live: Families and communities leading educational justice

Oct 2 2018

School and community partners who joined University of Washington College of Education researchers in a long-term effort to lead equity-focused change in a Seattle high school discussed their work and its lessons during an Oct. 11 Facebook Live chat.

Expanding possibilities: Research into dance and the mind

Oct 15 2018

When Matthew Henley '13 came across an educational psychology course at the University of Washington, his response was, “That sounds interesting. I like teaching and I’ve been taking classes in psychology, but I didn’t know these things were combined as an academic discipline.”

Centering educational justice

Sep 21 2018

In the 2018-19 edition of Research That Matters magazine, the University of Washington College of Education explores the promise and possibilities of advancing educational justice, from early childhood through higher education. Stories in the new issue, available online, investigate the changes in how our students learn, how we teach and how we prepare educators to drive this work forward.

Endowment to drive early learning innovation created by Bezos Family Foundation

Sep 20 2018

A new endowed fund and professorship created by the Bezos Family Foundation will focus on improving outcomes for early learners and bolster the University of Washington College of Education’s ongoing work to advance early childhood research and practice in Washington state and beyond.

No more timeouts: The need for Positive Behavior Support in early learning

Sep 12 2018

For providers and educators, challenging behavior in children isn’t just a reality, it’s an inevitability. In August, the University of Washington’s Cultivate Learning and Haring Center for Inclusive Education joined local early intervention program Kindering in addressing the issue by gathering early learning providers for an institute on “Equity Focused Positive Behavior Support.”

New faculty Q&A: Emily Machado

Aug 29 2018

From her first experiences teaching English as a New Language in Washington, D.C., Emily Machado recognized the power of teachers to advance equity in their classrooms. She also saw how many students weren't able to bring their languages and identities into school.