Gift supports efforts to diversify the educator workforce

Jan 24 2020

Aspiring teachers from communities of color that are significantly underrepresented in the educator workforce will have access to additional financial support thanks to a recent gift to the University of Washington College of Education.

An endowed fellowship created by the Satya and Rao Remala Foundation will focus on supporting future educators with a desire to teach STEM-related subjects and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Top 9 most viewed videos of 2019

Dec 16 2019

The University of Washington College of Education's graduation celebrations, faculty and alumni EduTalks, and ongoing efforts to advance equity and excellence in education took the top spots among the College's most viewed videos of 2019. We revisit the College's top 9 popular videos of the year to date in the following roundup.

No. 9: Teaching for Black Lives Gathering

Professor’s new book explores equitable collaborations with families and communities

Dec 10 2019

A new book by University of Washington College of Education Professor Ann M. Ishimaru, “Just Schools: Building Equitable Collaborations with Families and Communities,” examines the challenges and possibilities of creating more equitable forms of collaboration among non-dominant families, communities and schools.

Alum seeks to uplift role of non-dominant languages in Seattle Public Schools

Nov 12 2019

On his early morning commute along the quiet streets of Roxhill to the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, Thad Williams (PhD ’18), a native of Tennessee, passes by several neighborhoods that capture the diversity which drew him to Seattle.

In a school district where there are presently 147 languages and dialects spoken, he holds a critical role in empowering the city’s linguistically diverse students.

Grant supports UW’s role in national effort to advance equity in science instruction

Oct 31 2019

A national initiative to make science learning more coherent and equitable that is being supported by learning scientists from the University of Washington College of Education has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to push its work forward.

New faculty Q&A: David Knight

Oct 10 2019

Combining his research on the economics of education and school finance with a passion for the transformative power of education, David Knight aims to better understand policies that can contribute to more equitable education systems.

New faculty Q&A: Maribel Santiago

Oct 1 2019

As a student growing up in Los Angeles, Maribel Santiago found it difficult to engage with K-12 history courses that were disconnected from her lived experiences. Yet the stories her parents shared about their family in Oaxaca, Mexico, and their experiences as immigrants inspired her interest in the teaching and learning of Latinx history.

New faculty Q&A: Emma Elliott-Groves

Sep 19 2019

At an early age, Emma Elliott-Groves saw her family advocate for the rights of the First Nations and other Indigenous peoples while centering knowledge passed down by her ancestors across generations.

Today, the new University of Washington College of Education assistant professor of learning sciences and human development is dedicated to drawing on Indigenous and placed-based knowledges and practices to addressing complex social and mental health issues in Indigenous communities.

UW receives $1 million award to study impact of dual credit reform on college opportunity and equity

Oct 16 2019

While more students of all backgrounds are aspiring to and enrolling in college, completion rates have remained stagnant, with approximately 40 percent of students who enter 4-year colleges never completing their degrees.

New faculty Q&A: Niral Shah

Sep 11 2019

Aspirations of becoming a technology entrepreneur shifted for Niral Shah when, as a college student, he began working with students and community leaders in West Philadelphia.