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Feb 21 2019

What would you do if you had access to a time machine?

Cory Campbell asked this question at two elementary schools as part of an after-school reading program she led through a local library. The schools were only about a mile apart, but the students responded very differently.

At one location, many children said they’d go back and invent something modern to make a lot of money, or they would go back to see their parents first meet.

At the other, the children focused on more immediate concerns.

Education historian Nancy Beadie elected 2019 AERA Fellow

Feb 19 2019

Nancy Beadie, an education historian at the University of Washington College of Education whose scholarship exploring the creation and growth of American schools in the early national period overturned conventional wisdom, has been named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

Circle Time Magazine launches Season 2 for early learning professionals

Feb 5 2019

The newest season of Circle Time Magazine, a professional development web series for early childhood educators created by Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington, is now available.

Podcast: Co-designing for justice in family-school-community partnerships

Jan 31 2019

While nondominant families and communities can make powerful contributions to leading change in education, family-school relations today are too often limited by traditional power dynamics.

Alum works to advance justice in teacher preparation

Jan 30 2019

As a teacher in Atlanta, Jacob Hackett (PhD '16) saw a disproportionate number of his minority students placed in special education and segregated from the classroom.

“I did see special education as — unfortunately for many students, particularly for students of color, particularly for boys of color — a way of getting them out of the classroom,” Hackett said. “And unfortunately headed to negative outcomes. I didn’t like that.”

Podcast: Groundbreaking study “A Place Called School” retains relevance 35 years on

Jan 28 2019

When “A Place Called School” was published in 1984, the largest on-scene study of U.S. schools ever conducted laid out an ambitious agenda for redesigning schools piece-by-piece, with close partnership among educators and families as the most meaningful way to improve school.

The groundbreaking study by the late University of Washington College of Education faculty member John Goodlad visited 1,000 classrooms nationwide to talk with teachers, students, administrators, parents and other community members.

WATCH: Advancing equity in gifted education

Jan 25 2019

Professor Nancy Hertzog, director of the University of Washington’s Robinson Center for Young Scholars, discussed the state of gifted education and how to open access to advanced learning opportunities during January 25 YouTube Live chat.

EduTalks to explore school, community and renewal on March 18

Sartori Elementary School
Jan 22 2019

Schools are a cornerstone of vibrant, thriving communities. They’re a place where children can challenge themselves, nurture their gifts and prepare to be active participants in a just and culturally-thriving democracy.

On March 18, education researchers and practitioners will discuss how teachers, students, administrators, parents, communities and researchers are coming together to renew and meaningfully improve how young people experience school during EduTalks: A Place Called School.

“Teaching for Black Lives” event rescheduled for Feb. 25

Jan 15 2019

NOTE: Originally scheduled for Feb. 4, this event has been rescheduled for Feb. 25. Those who registered for the original event date are asked to please RSVP again.

Educators and community members will gather to explore “Teaching for Black Lives” on February 25 during an event hosted by the Banks Center for Educational Justice at the University of Washington.

Podcast: Teacher leadership in special education

Jan 14 2019

Special education teachers frequently assume formal or informal leadership roles and responsibilities across disciplines, yet little research exists on the experiences and needs of teacher leaders within the diverse field of special education.