Alum seeks to uplift role of non-dominant languages in Seattle Public Schools

Nov 12 2019

On his early morning commute along the quiet streets of Roxhill to the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, Thad Williams (PhD ’18), a native of Tennessee, passes by several neighborhoods that capture the diversity which drew him to Seattle.

In a school district where there are presently 147 languages and dialects spoken, he holds a critical role in empowering the city’s linguistically diverse students.

Podcast: New report offers recommendations to improve doctoral education across the globe

Nov 5 2019

An international group of researchers and leaders of doctoral education recently released a report with seven recommendations to improve doctoral education worldwide following a September convening organized by the University of Washington College of Education’s Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE). 

Grant supports UW’s role in national effort to advance equity in science instruction

Oct 31 2019

A national initiative to make science learning more coherent and equitable that is being supported by learning scientists from the University of Washington College of Education has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to push its work forward.

Student works to close gaps to hopeful futures

Oct 22 2019

Growing up in a school system that lacked adequate resources to serve its students, most from low-income households and students of color, Lana Huizar saw several former classmates enter the school-to-prison pipeline or settle for jobs that could not support a family.

“I just wanted to be able to go into a field that could work to improve the lives of the people that I grew up with and what I consider my family, my friends and my neighborhood,” said Huizar, a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

UW receives $1 million award to study impact of dual credit reform on college opportunity and equity

Oct 16 2019

While more students of all backgrounds are aspiring to and enrolling in college, completion rates have remained stagnant, with approximately 40 percent of students who enter 4-year colleges never completing their degrees.

Local education leaders work to broaden access to meaningful college experiences

Oct 15 2019

Walking into Mary Gates Hall (MGH) — home to First Year Programs, Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) Advising, the University Honors Program and the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity — University of Washington students might come across a group tutoring session or the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

New faculty Q&A: David Knight

Oct 10 2019

Combining his research on the economics of education and school finance with a passion for the transformative power of education, David Knight aims to better understand policies that can contribute to more equitable education systems.

Danforth Educational Leadership Program receives national honor for exemplary leadership preparation

Oct 4 2019

 

The University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program has been named the 2019 recipient of the Exemplary Educational Leadership Preparation Program Award, presented by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).

Gift aims to boost number of inclusive classrooms in Washington state

Oct 2 2019

In Washington state, half of children with developmental disabilities will never be in a classroom alongside their typically developing peers, despite research showing that inclusive education is beneficial to all children.

New faculty Q&A: Maribel Santiago

Oct 1 2019

As a student growing up in Los Angeles, Maribel Santiago found it difficult to engage with K-12 history courses that were disconnected from her lived experiences. Yet the stories her parents shared about their family in Oaxaca, Mexico, and their experiences as immigrants inspired her interest in the teaching and learning of Latinx history.