Closing the Digital Literacy Divide One Kindle at a Time

Jan 14 2022

The My Brother's Teacher (MBT) Project led by Dr. William White, with project managers Elane Jones and Clare Juico, received a $20,000 donation from Amazon to support their project "Diversify My Library." With Amazon’s gift, the MBT team will donate a diverse set of early childhood education book collections in both hardback and digital literacy technology using Kindles to early learning centers across Seattle, Washington.

Leading Towards Justice Together

Jan 13 2022

Launching this month, the Leading Towards Justice Series — a next-gen iteration of the College of Education’s annual John E. Corbally Lecture — will provide ongoing opportunities for students and practicing leaders in schools and systems to grow their practice by learning from and with national scholars.

Transforming School District Central Offices into Engines of Equity

Dec 15 2021

"Bureaucracies like school systems are designed not to be disrupted," says Meredith Honig, UW College of Education professor and director of the District Leadership Design Lab (DL2). "But we know inequities are systemic and that school district central offices are a key part of the ‘system.’ So how do you help central office bureaucracies engage in good disruption?"

Brotherhood Initiative Increases Graduation Rates for Men of Color on UW's Campus

Brotherhood Initiative students attend a reception on the University of Washington campus.
Dec 13 2021

"Racism is still there," says associate professor and Brotherhood Initiative (BI) founding director Joe Lott when asked how they are weathering the pandemic. "We had to huddle up and figure it out. Looking through research, we had to ask ourselves the best way to engage our students and facilitate learning and community in a remote atmosphere."

Leading and Supporting Equity in the Classroom

Dec 6 2021

It's no secret that being a public-school teacher is an incredibly challenging job. According to a 2017 study by UW College of Education researchers, Understanding Teacher Retention and Mobility in Washington State, about a quarter of new teachers change schools or leave the profession in the first five years, with this number being higher or lower depending on the school and whether the teacher is a person of color or not.

To Close the Equity Gap, More Kids Need Access to Play

Dec 1 2021

"Physical activity is an integral part of education," says Julie McCleery, director of research-practice partnerships at the UW Center for Leadership in Athletics. "Gaps in who has access to physical activity opportunities become gaps in other areas in both academics, and life-long physical and mental health."

Seeking a Path to Educational Justice in Washington State

Nov 29 2021

In 2019 the Washington Education Association (WEA) made a specific commitment to partner with researchers to address the barriers to educational justice that our state’s system of education presents for underrepresented and marginalized students. The organization also understood that to effectively fulfill this role required actions that explicitly further equity and anti-racism.

The Partnership for Pre-K Improvement (PPI) Launches the PPI Toolkit, Designed to Build High-Quality, Equitable Pre-K

Nov 12 2021

Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington has an exciting new resource, the Partnership for Pre-K Improvement (PPI) Toolkit, which is dedicated to improving equitable access to high-quality pre-K.

New faculty Q&A: Edmundo Aguilar

Oct 21 2021

Through dedication, compassion, and radical love, Dr. Edmundo Aguilar’s devotion to teaching is fueled by his students. His commitment to teaching and learning is intersectional with social justice and specializes in areas such as multicultural education and ethnic studies.

Partnering for Racial Equity

Oct 21 2021

“There was never a time when we needed caretakers more than during the pandemic — we still need them,” says Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Chief Academic Officer Keisha Scarlett. “Families have skills and expertise as our first teachers. As we return to school in the fall, how do we remember how we were stretched? How do we build on that and not default back like a rubber band?”