Gathering to center Native teacher education

Mar 28 2019

A May 2 event at the University of Washington will highlight the work of two Native/Indigenous teacher education cohort programs that are partnering with tribal communities to center Native teachers, students, families and communities in education.

MIT student endeavors to empower middle-school students

Mar 25 2019

At Seattle’s Meany Middle School, Yani Robinson sees hope and an idealistic outlook among students that he recognizes from his own experiences at that age. He recalls an eighth-grade teacher who allowed him and his classmates to protest the Iraq War or call the White House during class.

“He just gave us the tools to think beyond what we saw, and he gave us tools to process the unhappiness you sometimes feel when you start realizing things in the real world,” Robinson said. “I think that really changed something for me.”

Podcast: Assessing the consequences of U.S. failure to pass a national education act

Mar 14 2019

As many European countries were establishing national education systems in the late 19th century, legislators in the United States failed to pass at least 20 different bills that would have done the same.

In a new podcast, Nancy Beadie, a professor of education history at the University of Washington College of Education, discussed the divergent paths taken by the U.S. and most European nations, the lingering repercussions for the U.S. educational system and more.

"Teaching for Black Lives" gathering spreads message of strength

Mar 4 2019

Finding the strength to make change, push for truth and walk with heads held high was the message of last week’s “Teaching for Black Lives” event.

Hosted by the University of Washington’s Banks Center for Educational Justice, the gathering of current teachers, future teachers and community members listened to the experiences of Black students and their allies.

Students and Othello community team to create equitable, partnership-based innovations

Feb 28 2019

Last weekend, UW College of Education students participated in the second annual education Ideathon, exploring ideas to make Othello UW-Commons a catalyst for equitable education practices.

Communities co-design for more just family engagement

Mar 1 2019

This February, participants from across the country convened as part of the University of Washington-based Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle to reflect on their collective learning and future directions for the field.

Podcast: Co-designing for justice in family-school-community partnerships

Jan 31 2019

While nondominant families and communities can make powerful contributions to leading change in education, family-school relations today are too often limited by traditional power dynamics.

WATCH: Advancing equity in gifted education

Jan 25 2019

Professor Nancy Hertzog, director of the University of Washington’s Robinson Center for Young Scholars, discussed the state of gifted education and how to open access to advanced learning opportunities during January 25 YouTube Live chat.

Podcast: Groundbreaking study “A Place Called School” retains relevance 35 years on

Jan 28 2019

When “A Place Called School” was published in 1984, the largest on-scene study of U.S. schools ever conducted laid out an ambitious agenda for redesigning schools piece-by-piece, with close partnership among educators and families as the most meaningful way to improve school.

The groundbreaking study by the late University of Washington College of Education faculty member John Goodlad visited 1,000 classrooms nationwide to talk with teachers, students, administrators, parents and other community members.

EduTalks to explore school, community and renewal on March 18

Sartori Elementary School
Jan 22 2019

Schools are a cornerstone of vibrant, thriving communities. They’re a place where children can challenge themselves, nurture their gifts and prepare to be active participants in a just and culturally-thriving democracy.

On March 18, education researchers and practitioners will discuss how teachers, students, administrators, parents, communities and researchers are coming together to renew and meaningfully improve how young people experience school during EduTalks: A Place Called School.