Alumnus takes reins of Seattle schools

Sep 11 2014

For more than three decades, Larry Nyland has led school districts across Washington. The University of Washington College of Education alumnus has overseen rising graduation rates and test scores, resolved conflicts between teachers and school boards, and won recognition as the state's Superintendent of the Year.

Now, Nyland has returned to the school system where he grew up.

Minority middle-schoolers find science 'COOL' out of school

Sep 3 2014

Children from diverse backgrounds may have little or no exposure to either science or scientists. They sometimes don’t think science is something they can do.

“If you have never heard of an engineer, you don’t know you can be one,” says Andrew Shouse, associate director of the UW’s Institute for Science + Math Education.

Summer academy shows power of collaborative teaching

Jul 16 2014

A College of Education initiative to dramatically improve teaching quality in area schools kicked off this summer with a Teacher and Leader Academy for nearly 90 local educators.

The intensive academy is the launching point for INSPIRE (Innovations in Professional Improvement and Redesigns in Education), the College's new effort to collaborate with local partners in designing innovative ways for schools and districts to organize professional learning. INSPIRE focuses in particular on improving the quality of education at poverty-impacted schools. 

Lakeridge partnership transforming math instruction

Jul 15 2014

Just three years ago, Lakeridge Elementary in Renton was identified as one of the most persistently low-achieving schools in Washington, with only one in five students in fifth grade passing the state mathematics assessment test. That's when the school partnered with University of Washington's College of Education to build a professional learning community dedicated to rigorous, job-embedded professional development based on the latest research in mathematics education.

Student receives NEA/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Jul 3 2014

University of Washington doctoral student Michael Bowman is one of only 30 recipients of a highly competitive Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supporting his research on the role of schools in neighborhood development and planning.

Engaging parents, community to map student success in South King County

Jul 1 2014

If we had a road map to what parental involvement in schools should be, what would it look like? Would it be a straight line, or a complicated maze of cross streets going in every direction?

James Banks to Receive Fielding Social Justice Award

Apr 28 2014

The Social Justice Award was established at Fielding Graduate University in 1987 to recognize demonstrated concern for and commitment to the furtherance of social justice. The hope is that the action for which the award is conferred will provide exemplary models of commitment to social justice for the Fielding Graduate University and its members.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
6:00 – 8:30 PM
San Francisco University Club 800 Powell St, San Francisco, CA

Keisha Scarlett Named Washington State 2014 Middle Level Principal of the Year

A leading voice on K-12 education for more than 40 years, the Association of Washington School Principals is the state’s preeminent professional association for principals, assistant principals and principal interns. Our mission is to support principals and the principalship in the education of all students.
Mar 17 2014

UW College of Education alum and South Shore PK-8 School Principal Keisha Scarlett was named this year’s Washington State Middle Level Principal of the Year by a panel of principals representing the Association of Washington Middle Level Principals, a component of the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP). She was one of nine nominees from across the state.

UW College of Education Named a Finalist in Road Map Project Awards Program

We are thrilled to announce 21 finalists for the first-ever Road Map Project Awards Program! These efforts are working to increase equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students in South Seattle and South King County. This diverse group of finalists, which are partnerships, programs and initiatives located across the region, stood out among a pool of more than 60 nominations for getting excellent results, using data well for improvement purposes and collaborating to get more powerful results for student
Feb 24 2014

The UW College of Education, Washington STEM, and School District Partners have been named a joint finalist in the inaugural Road Map Project Awards Program for our work to increase equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students in South King County and South Seattle.