Washington P-3 leaders address needs of young learners

Teacher with early learner
Nov 7 2016

When young learners come to school, the focus often centers on their academic achievement. In Peninsula School District, however, school leaders saw nearly two-thirds of entering kindergarteners below grade level expectation in their social and emotional development.

Kristi Rivera, principal at the district’s Purdy Elementary School, said it was clear something needed to be done.

“We know that kids can’t learn unless their social and emotional needs are also supported,” Rivera said. “We’re seeing more and more kids come into school with a lot of stresses in their lives.”

Study offers insight into how ESSA may impact teacher labor market

Teacher and students in classroom
Nov 2 2016

Following passage of No Child Left Behind in 2001, a theme repeatedly heard in news reports was that standardized test-based school accountability pressures were driving teachers away from their job or the profession, especially those at schools with larger proportions of poverty-impacted students.

New research by a University of Washington College of Education professor shows NCLB school accountability had only a limited impact on the teacher labor market, however, demonstrating just how difficult it can be to change teachers’ employment decisions.

Building a community

Vanessa Álvarez
Oct 26 2016

Supporting students in graduate school is crucial to their success, especially for students of color. Vanessa Álvarez is helping create that supportive community at the University of Washington as a program officer in its Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) while also pursuing her master’s in Leadership in Higher Education.

UW joins national effort to improve principal preparation

Danforth Educational Leadership Program
Oct 17 2016

The University of Washington College of Education will participate in a $47 million initiative to improve university principal preparation programs announced last week by the Wallace Foundation.

The Danforth Educational Leadership Program was selected through a competitive process to partner with San Diego State University in redesigning its master’s in education leadership and principal credentialing program.

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.

Professor honored for contributions to educational leadership

Ann Ishimaru
Sep 12 2016

Ann Ishimaru of the University of Washington College of Education has received the University Council for Educational Administration’s 2016 Jack A. Culbertson Award in recognition of her significant contributions to the field of educational leadership.

UW honored for excellence in educational leadership preparation

Leadership for Learning
Sep 6 2016

The University of Washington College of Education’s Leadership for Learning (Ed.D.) program is the 2016 recipient of the Exemplary Educational Leadership Preparation Program Award, presented by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).

Changing the face of college athletics

WAC
Jun 24 2016

The University of Washington College of Education's Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership program celebrates 10 years

Growing up in a small town in Nevada, sports were one of the primary outlets for Katie Cavender and her classmates to stay active.

It wasn't until undertaking a writing internship in a sports information office, however, that Cavender learned how much goes on behind-the-scenes in an intercollegiate athletics department.

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AERA Highlight: Principal leadership practices that support ambitious teaching

Jessica Rigby
Apr 9 2016

As principals are looked to more than ever to help drive instructional improvement in their schools, Jessica Rigby is helping deepen understanding of the leadership practices, norms and routines that are needed to support teacher learning.

Rigby, an assistant professor of education at the University of Washington College of Education, presented findings of UW research into the role of principals and coaches in the effective implementation of math labs at the American Educational Research Association’s 2016 meeting.