Using theater to encourage equity and inclusion

Apr 2 2020

 

The following story features a collaboration between Theater for Change UW — including ensemble members and University of Washington College of Education students Elba Moise and Debi Talukdar and alum Sooz Stahl (PhD '19) — and the Center for Neurotechnology.

Professor investigates citizenship-education dilemma in new book of essays

Apr 1 2020

James A. Banks, University of Washington College of Education emeritus professor, explores how education programs interact with democracy and justice in his new book “Diversity, Transformative Knowledge, and Civic Education: Selected Essays.”

Professor launches livestream series "Parenting through COVID-19"

Mar 31 2020

The new normal for millions of parents across the country involves not only adjusting to working from home, but also taking on new responsibilities for educating their children.

The stresses being placed on parents during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the launch of a new livestream video series hosted by Professor James Mazza, who teaches in the University of Washington College of Education’s school psychology program, and his wife, a licensed psychologist and certified DBT therapist, Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza.

Alum shares music to build bridges

Mar 27 2020

At age 15, Carlos Lazo (MIT ‘14) lived alone in Cuba after his family left the country. While struggling to support himself, a teacher’s kindness helped get him through that lonely period in his life.

“Even when I didn’t have anything to eat, that guy even shared his lunch with me,” Lazo recalled.

Forty years later, his former teacher’s displays of compassion continue to guide Lazo, now a 10th-grade Spanish teacher at North Creek High School in Bothell.

New book explores college athletics and institutional values

Mar 26 2020

A new book by University of Washington College of Education faculty member Jennifer Hoffman, “College Sports and Institutional Values in Competition,” delves into the intersection of athletics and higher education, exploring how college athletics departments reflect many characteristics of their institutions and are susceptible to many of the same challenges in delivering on their mission.

Inclusionary practices demonstration sites announced

Mar 23 2020

The University of Washington Haring Center for Inclusive Education is excited to announce the first cohort of demonstration sites supported by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Inclusionary Practices Professional Development Project.

UW College of Education No. 14 in U.S. News rankings of top education schools

Mar 17 2020

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Washington College of Education No. 14 among the nation's best education schools — and No. 6 among education schools at public institutions — in its annual graduate school ratings, released March 17.

Dean Mia Tuan noted that the ranking reflects the College’s dedication to partnering with educators, schools and communities to advance educational opportunity for young people.

PODCAST: Coronavirus threatens to exacerbate inequalities in early learning

Mar 17 2020

As schools and childcare programs across the country close their doors as part of efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus, young children in disenfranchised communities are losing access to critical supports for learning and development.

Guides offer resources to families during school closures

Father with young child
Mar 13 2020

Several guides designed to support child and family well-being during periods of school and childcare program closures, compiled by University of Washington College of Education faculty and staff, are now available.

All of the guides below are freely available to all families, educators, caregivers and members of the public to use and share. The guides will continue to be revised and updated.

EduTalks explores tipping points in education

Mar 11 2020

A host of justice-centered efforts to transform education and expand learning opportunities for all students were showcased during the University of Washington College of Education’s most recent EduTalks event, “Tipping Points: Leveraging Change in Education.”

The event, which took place Feb. 27 at the Burke Museum, featured talks by UW researchers and local education leaders highlighting work with significant potential to improve young people’s educational experiences.