Alum named Washington Principal of the Year

Mia Williams
Mar 23 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, a graduate of the University of Washington College of Education has been named a Washington State Principal of the Year.

An obituary for Common Core?

Common Core
Feb 2 2016

The following opinion piece by Stephen Fink, executive director of the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership and affiliate professor of educational leadership and policy studies, first appeared on CEL's Instructional Leadership in Action blog.

UW Recreational Sports Intern- Communications/Marketing/Special Projects

Recreational Sports Program (“Rec Sports”) at the University of Washington is seeking a dynamic and independent “intern” to complete Marketing and Communications tasks, as well as special projects assigned by the Director.  Some work will take place in a traditional office setting, other work available to be completed remotely.

School provides living textbook for future educational leaders

Principal Karin Jones
Jan 3 2016

If the students of Chinook Middle School are surprised to see aspiring school leaders gather in the foyer and sit in on their classes they take it in stride. These middle school students are an integral part of a living textbook designed to deepen understanding of instructional leadership and offer authentic practice to the University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program cohort.

Putting a central focus on improved learning

Oct 23 2015

When school principals and teachers look to their school district's central office to support their efforts to help all students learn at high levels, too often they find the central office disconnected from their daily realities. It's a misalignment that stems from central offices historically not being expected to lead for improved teaching and learning for all students, especially those traditionally underserved by public schools.

Education policy in America focus of film series

Oct 5 2015

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.

Leading change from the classroom

Meridian Lynden Teacher Leadership Partnership
Sep 29 2015

Making sure schools support every child in reaching their full potential is a complex task. The challenge is even greater at places like Meridian School District in northwest Washington that must run on lean staffs.

David Forsythe, assistant superintendent of Meridian School District, said the district recognized strong teacher leadership could significantly impact student achievement. Yet not every school had teacher leaders, and expectations for those leaders varied widely.

First Year Programs Graduate Intern

First Year Programs, a part of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders, our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington.
Our work is guided by the following methods:

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Graduate Intern

CAMP is a federally funded program designed to support students from migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds during their first year in college. The program provides students with both financial assistance (stipend for participation, emergency stipends for medical and housing, and access to CAMP book library) and support services (one on one advising, access to scholarships, tutoring and instructional support, year long seminar, career and leadership development, cultural/social activities, and peer mentors).