New faculty Q&A: Shaneé Washington-Wangia

Aug 28 2019

While teaching in elementary and middle schools serving largely minoritized communities for more than a decade, Shaneé Washington-Wangia felt a constant, at times desperate, desire to see her students thrive in an educational system that wasn’t structured for their success.

Future teachers weave tribal perspectives into their practice

Aug 15 2019

More than 120 future teachers shared their work building lessons that contain tribal-specific content, land-based pedagogy and engagement with Native communities during an August 13 showcase at the University of Washington College of Education. 

Student strives to center underrepresented voices in the language arts

Aug 12 2019

Before joining the University of Washington’s multicultural education program, doctoral student Jazmen Moore was an English language arts teacher and a spoken word coach and coordinator in Chicago.

Her students, most being students of color and possessing amazing stories to share with the world, inspired her to become a better educator.

Django Paris named editor of book series on culturally sustaining pedagogies

Aug 5 2019

Django Paris, director of the University of Washington’s Banks Center for Educational Justice, will serve as editor of a new book series on culturally sustaining pedagogies recently announced by Teachers College Press.

Podcast: Supporting high-achieving minority students in the college “match” process

Jul 29 2019

Far too often, high-achieving underrepresented students graduate from high school and end up attending colleges that don’t offer learning opportunities commensurate with their academic profiles and potential.

This phenomenon, known as “undermatch,” results in more high-achieving minority students attending institutions with lower completion rates and can reduce these underrepresented students’ opportunities to realize their dreams and close persistent wealth gaps between different populations. 

Summer scholar Sandy Grande to teach on educational liberation and resurgence

Jul 19 2019

The University of Washington’s Banks Center for Educational Justice will host Distinguished Summer Scholar Sandy Grande, a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship, who will teach the course “Black and Indigenous Theories of Education Liberation and Resurgence.”

Grande, the author of “Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought,” is a professor and director of the Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity at Connecticut College.

Washington state’s big bet on ‘free college’

Jul 18 2019

The state of Washington is attacking the college affordability issue on multiple fronts and making progress in preparing more of its own residents to obtain higher-paying jobs, contends Professor William Zumeta of the University of Washington College of Education in a new commentary piece published by The Conversation.

Tumultuous moment highlights need to expand leadership in education

Jul 16 2019

At a moment in which immigrants, people of color and other marginalized groups face another wave of systemic violence, educational systems need new strategies to meaningfully engage families and communities contend researchers in a new policy memo released today by the University of Washington’s Family Leadership Design Collaborative and the University of Colorado Boulder’s National Education Policy Center.

Video chat: Why “college prep” isn’t enough

Jul 9 2019

In high schools across the United States, an almost singular focus on preparing students for traditional 4-year college degree programs fails to serve the majority of students argues University of Washington faculty member Thomas Halverson.

On July 30, Halverson will discuss how school systems can better support the diversity of students’ skills, interests and passions during a live chat starting at 11:30 a.m. Pacific on the College's YouTube Live channel.

Graduation ceremonies highlight Class of 2019's role in advancing educational justice

Jun 12 2019

More than 700 new educators, researchers and leaders were honored during the University of Washington College of Education’s graduation ceremonies on June 11, with speakers highlighting the Class of 2019’s power to advance educational justice.