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).

TRIO Student Success Services Graduate Intern

South Seattle College is located in West Seattle and is the most diverse college in the city. The population of the college reflects its neighborhood: 60% of students are minorities, 54% are first generation college students and there are more than 35 different languages spoken among the students. The average age of the South student is 31 years old and we provide programming for first-time freshmen, basic adult education, and professional and technical certifications.

Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity and Mary Gates Endowment Graduate Intern

The Undergraduate Academic Affair's Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity connects UW undergraduates to expand and enrich their learning through participation in undergraduate research, engagement in community through service learning, volunteering, or leadership, and through scholarship opportunities that support undergraduate work, planning, and applications for post-baccalaureate study and fellowships.

One of the Center's programs is the Mary Gates Endowment. The internship will address the Mary Gates Endowment's work and its impact on students.

Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Graduate Intern

The story of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity spans over 40 years. On May 20, 1968, members of the Black Student Union and their supporters staged a sit-in at the office of UW President Charles Odegaard and submitted a list of demands. The demands included increased minority student enrollment at the UW and the establishment of a Black studies program. The BSU’s actions and President Odegaard’s response led to the establishment of student programs that increased minority outreach and enrollment and offered increased student support on campus. Since 1968:

Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Intern

The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusions has sustained a supportive community in which diverse beliefs, cultures, perspectives and values enhance our entire College of Education community. They provide leadership and support for the development of intellectual and cultural diversity in all aspects of teaching, research, service, scholarship and learning. The office strives to create a diverse community of students who are our future leaders, thinkers, researchers, educators, and decision-makers.