Alum taps the power of data to find solutions

Jun 14 2018

An astonishing amount of data is collected in education—a typical student will accumulate millions of data points, between preschool and high school graduation alone, ranging from standardized tests to administrative logs—yet leveraging all that information to drive improvement is a persistent challenge.

Jose Hernandez (PhD ‘15) is working to bridge that gap by making education data more accessible and actionable.

Cultivate Learning connects community at Early Achievers Bilingual Institute

Jun 13 2018

Since 2013, Early Achievers Institutes have brought together experts in the field of early childhood education to inspire best practices. Next month's Early Achievers Institute in Yakima will include early learning professionals covering a broad range of subjects, from positive behavior support with young children, to infant and toddler care, to learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Finding the potential within

Jun 7 2018

When she was a sophomore in high school, University of Washington senior Ali Cho remembers the first time she connected with one of her teachers on a personal level.

It was Mrs. Lee, a high school biology teacher. While Cho had felt supported by other teachers, her relationship with Mrs. Lee—the first female, Asian American teacher she’d had—went far beyond what happened in the classroom.

Fostering brotherhood abroad

Jun 7 2018

The benefits of study abroad are well documented, from increased confidence to an expanded worldview — and college students who study abroad are more likely to do better in school and graduate on time.

But that experience is often unattainable for a particular group of students: men of color. Of the more than 300,000 U.S. undergraduates who study abroad each year, an overwhelming majority are white women.

For students at the University of Washington, the Brotherhood Initiative wants to help level the field.

College celebrates Class of 2018

Jun 6 2018

More than 700 new teachers, researchers, leaders, policymakers and early childhood professionals were honored during the University of Washington College of Education’s graduation ceremonies on June 5.

The festivities featured two members of the College’s Class of 2018 discussing their role as educator-activists in ensuring access to high-quality education for all students.

Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi, who graduated with her doctorate in learning sciences and human development, called on her classmates to engage daily in work to create a more equitable educational system.

WATCH: Live webcast of June 5 graduation ceremonies

Jun 5 2018

The University of Washington College of Education will celebrate the graduation of more than 700 teachers, researchers, leaders, policymakers, early childhood professionals and other educators on June 5.

Student speakers at the event are Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi, a doctoral student in learning sciences and human development, and Riddhi Divanji, an undergraduate major in Education, Communities and Organizations.

Hess ‘98 honored with College’s Distinguished Alumnus Award

Jun 1 2018

Diana Hess (PhD '98), a scholar renowned for her work advancing civic education, has received the University of Washington College of Education’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Hess, dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holder the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, is winner of two of the most prestigious awards in education research: the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Book Award (2016) and the Grawemeyer Award in Education (2017).

EarlyEdU goes national—and international—during 2018 institute

May 31 2018

The EarlyEDU Alliance hosted an institute in May, “Courses that Count and Degrees that Matter,” where more than 135 faculty, instructors, state team members, professional development providers and educators came together to share and discuss the latest in early learning degree programs and professional development.

Mural highlights struggles, promise of Indigenous education

May 30 2018

Art tells stories. It educates and brings the past, present and future together, revealing new insights for every viewer.

The University of Washington College of Education recently celebrated the addition of a new mural on the third floor of Miller Hall that was created by Indigenous artists Roger Fernandes and Toma Villa. The project, conceived of two years ago as a way to unite art and education, reflects a vision of education that supports the thriving of Indigenous communities.

Facebook Live chat explores youth suicide and mental health

May 24 2018

University of Washington College of Education Professor James Mazza, a former president of the American Association of Suicidology, recently answered questions about youth suicide, mental health issues and the role of educators during a Facebook Live chat.