'Father of Multicultural Education’ on race, faith and legacy

Dec 9 2018

After half a century of work pioneering the field of multicultural education at the University of Washington College of Education, James A. Banks will retire in January.

Professor honored for linking research and practice in differentiated instruction

Dec 7 2018

An article offering middle school math teachers strategies to engage all students while maintaining rigor co-authored by the University of Washington College of Education’s Katherine Lewis has received the Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Committee.

PhD student honored for paper on centering Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies

Dec 6 2018

Growing up in Seattle, Jenni Conrad remembers being fascinated by Native Northwest histories as a student and later as an outdoor educator. As a non-Native person, however, she wondered what role she could play in advancing Indigenous education.

Researcher wins “Nobel Prize” of media literacy

Nov 30 2018

Marilyn Cohen, a research associate professor at the University of Washington College of Education and director of the NW Center for Excellence in Media Literacy, recently received the National Telemedia Council’s 2018 Jessie McCanse Award.

Regarded as the “Nobel Prize” of media literacy, the award recognizes Cohen’s longtime contributions to the field.

Lessons for Leaders: Building capacity for equity-focused central office redesign

Nov 27 2018

Creating more equitable opportunities for historically underserved students isn’t just about what happens in the classroom — it also means deeply rethinking how school district central offices do their work.

Supporting student learning about race

Nov 8 2018

 

“I can’t play with you because your skin is brown.”

When Caryn Park (PhD '10) heard one of her preschool students say this to his friend, she felt helpless. She knew what it felt like from her own experience as a child of color in the U.S. and knew that it wasn’t fair to have to feel that.

“I felt like I knew nothing,” Park recalled. “I felt like I had no skills with which to support these children.”

Park calls this her critical incident.

Heart for Healing: Supporting mental health in schools

Nov 1 2018

For Kendall Fujioka (BA '14), putting on a second hat for the ABC Unified School District wasn’t exactly by choice. Stepping into the role of program director was necessary when the previous director retired, but she embraced it.

The position placed her in charge of two major grants for the district in southeast Los Angeles County and means she represents ABC on the California Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup. As a project director and member, she contributes to recommendations for state legislation to support youth mental health throughout California schools.

WATCH: The fight for academic freedom and free speech during the civil rights movement

Oct 29 2018

 

The struggle to reform higher education and kickstart social change in the South during the 1950s and 60s continues to hold lessons for those working for educational justice today.

New book offers guide for implementing inquiry in the classroom

Oct 22 2018

 

Twenty years ago, as the new principal of an international school in Athens, Greece, Kimberly Mitchell and the school’s faculty embarked on a process of adopting the International Baccalaureate program. While Mitchell knew little about the IB program and its focus on inquiry-based instruction at the time, her research launched a worldwide exploration of what inquiry was and how great teachers are practicing it in their classrooms.

Expanding possibilities: Research into dance and the mind

Oct 15 2018

When Matthew Henley '13 came across an educational psychology course at the University of Washington, his response was, “That sounds interesting. I like teaching and I’ve been taking classes in psychology, but I didn’t know these things were combined as an academic discipline.”