UW College of Education No. 4 in U.S. News rankings of top public education schools
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.
For years, Washington state has been a national leader in addressing the climate crisis, especially through climate science education. In 2018, the state launched the most ambitious statewide climate science education initiative in the U.S., ClimeTime, a collaboration guided by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the University of Washington Institute for Science and Math Education.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for high-quality digital instructional materials has increased dramatically for K-12 educators. To address this need, the University of Washington College of Education is developing Colleague, an online lesson planning platform, thanks to a generous grant from the National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation.
"There's a weaving that happens," says Dr. Tanisha Brandon-Felder, Shoreline School District Director of Equitable Leadership, Pedagogy and Family Engagement. "Stepping stones, mentoring, conversations outside of structured spaces, thinking past positions, roles and responsibilities to have a vision."
At first, Si Kou planned to go into business, but after her mother died, she searched for a path that would hold more meaning for her. That's when she found UW's Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) program.
Listening for the Fullness of the Student Experience
Oct 27 2022
“How do we allow our students to be their true, authentic selves?”
That’s the question on the mind of Grandview School District’s assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, Jose Rivera, who is at the forefront of intentionally listening to student stories and experiences to guide leadership practices. This work of centering student experience was started in Grandview during the 2019-20 school year, using tools created by the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), and continues to this day.