Research That Matters is the flagship annual publication of the University of Washington College of Education, highlighting the depth and breadth of research being conducted at the College.

2016: The Power of Partnership

Explore how the UW College of Education is partnering with teachers, school leaders, families, social service agencies and community organizations throughout Washington State and beyond to make learning come alive for all students.

2015: Passion & Promise

The UW College of Education approaches the biggest challenges in education with a spirit of possibility. This issue explores our innovative work in early education, professional development for educators, STEM instruction, social-emotional well-being and multicultural education.

2014: Breaking Out

Bold, break-out thinking is at the heart of our new hands-on work at the College of Education. Our researchers are partnering with Washington’s most challenging, poverty- impacted schools, and moving inside them to work side-by- side with educators to reach underserved students.

2013: Powerful Partnerships

Learn about researchers who are partnering with schools, districts, and communities to turn around deficit-based assumptions, create learning opportunities for all students, and ensure all voices are heard as we move toward more equitable education systems.

2012: Turning the Page: A New Look at 21st Century Literacy Instruction

Literacy gaps, connected to social and material inequities, divide today’s classrooms. Our researchers are exploring new, evidence-based strategies to boost reading and writing skills inside those classrooms.

2011: Learning Across the Lifespan

Understanding education across the lifespan enables our researches to design smart, system-wide strategies for closing the achievement gap.

2010: Follow the Leaders: New Directions in Educational Policy

Research indicates that strong education leadership can have a major impact on improving learning gaps, especially in the lowest-performing schools.

2009: An Education in Education: Putting Teacher Preparation Programs to the Real-World Test

The field of teacher education has always sparked impassioned debate, from criticism of the first teacher preparation schools in the 1800s to cries over the “miseducation” of U.S. teachers arising in the 1960s. At no time has the scrutiny of formal teacher preparation been as intense, however, as it is today.

2008: A Fair Start: Equity and Excellence in Early Childhood Education

We’re making an investment in Washington’s future here at the University with our exciting new undergraduate degree. Our early Childhood and Family studies program will give a new generation of early childhood education specialists the skills they need to ensure that all young children get the quality education they deserve, the education they will need in this new century.

2007: Taking Measure: Does Modern Math Education Add Up?

Our faculty are working to ensure that elementary teachers graduating from our program have a deeper understanding of the math they will be required to teach and that secondary teachers are prepared to help students who excel in math, as well as those who find it difficult. And they are preparing new Ph.D.s to fill the need for more professors in our colleges and universities at the same time that they work with practicing teachers to explore new curricula and instructional methods.