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.

UW joins new initiative to advance teacher and principal preparation grounded in the science of learning

Jun 10 2019

The University of Washington College of Education is among 15 programs in the country to serve as a founding program partner of the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab), a new initiative announced today by the Learning Policy Institute and Bank Street Graduate School of Education.

Mia Williams ‘18 honored by National Education Association

Jul 1 2019

Mia Williams (EdD ‘18), a graduate of University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program and Leadership for Learning (EdD) program, is the 2019 Mary Hatwood Futrell Award recipient awarded by the National Education Association (NEA). Williams currently serves as principal of Seattle’s Aki Kurose Middle School and was selected for her contributions to the human and civil rights goals and aspirations of Americans across the nation.

Lessons for Leaders: Building capacity for equity-focused central office redesign

Nov 27 2018

Creating more equitable opportunities for historically underserved students isn’t just about what happens in the classroom — it also means deeply rethinking how school district central offices do their work.

Unite:Ed

Unite:Ed is an alliance between the University of Washington College of Education and community and education partners. In service of communities experiencing structural inequity in education, we join together to exchange knowledge and co-design justice-centered strategies that improve educational systems and create better futures for children and youth.

Max Silverman named executive director of UW Center for Educational Leadership

Max Silverman
Jun 26 2018

Max Silverman, a nationally recognized leader with expertise in improving instructional leadership systems focused on equitable outcomes for students, has been named executive director of the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership.

Silverman, who will assume his duties on July 1, has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout his career including school principal, central office leader, and most recently as deputy director of the Center for Educational Leadership.

Finding hope for children

May 8 2018

As a high schooler in California, first-generation college student Diana Aguilar was a volunteer in her younger sister’s kindergarten classroom. Through this experience, she discovered her desire to work toward achieving educational equity for students of all backgrounds.

As she started to increase the number of hours she spent at her sister’s school, Aguilar noticed that Spanish-speaking parents were approaching her to learn about how their children were progressing at school. At first, she was perplexed by their inquiries.

AERA Highlight: The importance of practice to superintendents' instructional leadership

School leaders
Apr 15 2018

While superintendents often lead by setting a vision for educational equity, how they work to realize that vision is critical to their success.

Empowering students to become their own advocates

Feb 1 2018

As program director of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Wenatchee Valley College, Yuritzi Lozano (MEd ‘13) has witnessed the power of students becoming advocates for their own education.