Early learning efforts strengthened by $13 million in support

Early learning home care
Nov 15 2016

Initiatives to make high-quality early learning more available to the most vulnerable students in Washington State and across the nation are getting a boost from two significant awards to the University of Washington College of Education.

Op-ed: Invest in great teaching for all students

Mia Tuan
Nov 13 2016

University of Washington College of Education Dean Mia Tuan describes why supporting great teaching is one of the smartest investments Washington can make in an op-ed published November 13 in The Seattle Times.

"[T]here’s one thing research tells us clearly: Great teaching matters," Tuan writes. "We need teachers who can prepare our students to succeed in Washington’s knowledge-based economy and participate in a thriving civic democracy."

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Nurturing minds, opening doors

Lakeridge Elementary School
Oct 21 2016

In the fall of 2010, Lakeridge Elementary School in Renton faced a crisis: They were federally designated as one of the persistently lowest-achieving schools in Washington state. Test scores were in the bottom five percent, meaning that only one in five students could comprehend math at their grade level.

A deep partnership between Lakeridge and researchers from the University of Washington College of Education produced a total transformation for Lakeridge, marking a complete 180 from where the school had previously been.

Film series to explore pressing issues in education policy

Education and Society Film Series
Oct 7 2016

Some of the most pressing issues facing America's educational system will be discussed during the "Education and Society" documentary film series sponsored by the University of Washington College of Education's Master in Education Policy program this fall.

Putting the focus on relationships

Nicholas Bradford
Sep 28 2016

In school systems, discipline systems speak much louder than words. How can actions taken by school leaders shape the messages students receive about their value in society?

Ever since he volunteered at a community justice center in Vermont, University of Washington College of Education graduate Nicholas Bradford (MEP ‘12) has sought an answer to this question.

His quest led him to the concept of restorative justice.

Alum spreads joy of math

Sam Woodard
Sep 16 2016

Is there a way that smartphones can decrease achievement gaps in math classes?

Sam Woodard, co-founder and CEO of the app MathChat, believes that they can. After graduating from the University of Washington College of Education with a Masters in Teaching in 2013, Woodard went on to teach in various K-12 settings, including Cleveland High School in Seattle.

Families in the driver's seat

Equitable Family Engagement
Oct 13 2016

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "The Power of Partnership," explores how the UW College of Education is working with schools, educators and communities to make learning come alive for all students. The following story about how the College is forging stronger, more equitable relationships between schools and families also appears in the online version of the magazine.

Revealing the STEM in Them

STUDIO: Build Our World
Sep 15 2016

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "The Power of Partnership," explores how the UW College of Education is working with schools, educators and communities to make learning come alive for all students. The following story about a College partnership with Neighborhouse House to provide hands-on STEM learning opportunities to low-income, immigrant and refugee youth also appears in the online version of the magazine.

Tellers of a new story

Native STEAM Camp
Sep 22 2016

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "The Power of Partnership," explores how the UW College of Education is working with schools, educators and communities to make learning come alive for all students. The following story about a College partnership with Native communities to bring culturally relevant STEAM programming to youth also appears in the online version of the magazine.