Alumnus William Jackson, Ed.D. '21 named 2024 Washington State Secondary Principal of the Year

Nov 28 2023

Alumnus William Jackson, Ed.D. '21 has been recognized as the 2024 Washington State Secondary Principal of the Year by the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP). AWSP is a K-12 organization and each year recognizes two winners, one elementary and one secondary principal, as its Washington State Principals of the Year. Jackson will also be recognized nationally by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in Washington, D.C.

Inaugural Northwest Early Learning and Pyramid Model Summit convenes hundreds of regional educators for in-depth learning and networking

Educators attend an in-person session during the 2023 Northwest Early Learning and Pyramid Model Summit.
Nov 28 2023

The 2023 Northwest Early Learning and Pyramid Model Summit drew hundreds of educators from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska earlier this month for in-depth learning and networking to promote young children's social emotional development and equity in early learning.

Diversifying the school-based mental health workforce

A student speaks with a school psychologist or counselor. Image source: Shutterstock.
Nov 9 2023

When it comes to university programs offering degrees and credentials for improving mental health in schools, the UW’s School Psychology program provides something unique. “A lot of school psychology programs focus on assessment rather than mental health,” says UW College of Education Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Janine Jones, Ph.D. “Some are also situated in psychology departments rather than being in Colleges of Education like ours.”

Embracing a broader definition of literacy

A group of multiracial youth joyfully gather to view content on their smart phones. Image source: Shutterstock.
Nov 9 2023

As the U.S. is facing another literacy crisis, particularly with the Science of Reading, Lakeya Afolalu has a solution. It’s to challenge schools and society to redefine literacy. “If we solely define literacy as reading and writing, then we omit the diverse ways that people communicate through multiple modalities,” she says. “We need to think more broadly about literacy, which will help schools and spaces create anti-racist, equitable and socioemotional approaches to literacy education.

Alumni Q&A featuring Tianna Mae Andresen, B.A. '22

Alumna Tianna Mae Andresen, B.A. '22
Sep 27 2023

Alumna Tianna Mae Andresen has been busy since graduating from the University of Washington, where she double majored in Education, Communities and Organizations (ECO) and American Ethnic Studies.

Alumna Erin Riesland receives Fulbright Specialist Award to travel to South Africa

Sep 22 2023

Alumna Dr. Erin Riesland has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award to complete a project at SayPro in South Africa that aims to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions and communities both in the U.S. and overseas through a variety of educational and training activities within education. Dr. Riesland is one of more than 400 U.S. citizens who will share expertise with host institutions abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program this year.

Research team led by Professor Min Sun wins $1.5 million NSF grant to leverage machine learning to assess mathematics lesson plan quality in the middle grades

From left to right: Dr. Min Sun, UW College of Education; Dr. Lorraine Males, University of Nebraska – Lincoln; Dr. Melissa Boston, Duquesne University School of Education; Dr. Wei Ai, University of Maryland College of Information Studies; and Dr. Jing Liu, University of Maryland College of Education.
Aug 31 2023

An innovative new project that leverages machine learning to assess mathematics lesson plan quality in the middle grades has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive a $1.5 million grant. Through this project, a cross-university research team led by principal investigator Dr.

Innovation Science for Education Analytics (ISEA): A Data Science Training Program to Advance Educational Research and Practice

A group of programmers working at their computers.
Aug 7 2023

With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in all aspects of society, there has been an increasing talent gap in AI machine learning, especially within data science in education.

Dr. Kyle Kinoshita Receives the 2023 UCEA Excellence in Education Award

Dr. Kyle Kinoshita, recipient of the 2023 UCEA Excellence in Educational Leadership Award
Jul 17 2023

The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Excellence in Educational Leadership Award recognizes a practicing school administrator who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of leadership preparation and development. This year’s recipient is Dr. Kyle Kinoshita, alum of the UW College of Education, who previously received this award for the first time in 2004.

UW College of Education No. 4 in U.S. News rankings of top public education schools

TEP students participate in caucusing in Miller Hall.
Apr 25 2023

The University of Washington College of Education has tied for No. 4 among the nation’s best public education schools — and tied for No. 11 among education schools overall — in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.