Alumnus helps lead the way on intensive intervention

Aug 1 2019

Deciding on a career path is no easy task. When Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds (MEd '04) was young, she thought she wanted to be a teacher, then a pediatrician, and then an educational psychologist. However, one thing remained constant: her passion for helping children.

WATCH: Why "college prep" isn't enough

Jul 30 2019

University of Washington faculty member Thomas Halverson discussed the need to create alternative career pathways for students beyond "college prep" during a recent YouTube Live chat.

Podcast: Supporting high-achieving minority students in the college “match” process

Jul 29 2019

Far too often, high-achieving underrepresented students graduate from high school and end up attending colleges that don’t offer learning opportunities commensurate with their academic profiles and potential.

This phenomenon, known as “undermatch,” results in more high-achieving minority students attending institutions with lower completion rates and can reduce these underrepresented students’ opportunities to realize their dreams and close persistent wealth gaps between different populations. 

Podcast: Exploring how teens care for others

Jul 23 2019

When a friend suffers some injustice, teenagers often feel a desire to act and help out. Those situations, particularly when they are challenging to navigate, give young people essential practice in how to care for others. 

Summer scholar Sandy Grande to teach on educational liberation and resurgence

Jul 19 2019

The University of Washington’s Banks Center for Educational Justice will host Distinguished Summer Scholar Sandy Grande, a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship, who will teach the course “Black and Indigenous Theories of Education Liberation and Resurgence.”

Grande, the author of “Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought,” is a professor and director of the Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity at Connecticut College.

Alum works to forward community-driven teacher education

Jul 18 2019

Jesslyn Hollar quickly realized she didn’t have the knowledge for her new job. She transitioned from public school teacher to director of the Alternative Pathways to Teaching program at Central Washington University, but she lacked an understanding of the politicized history of schools of education.

So she commuted two hours over a mountain pass to attend the University of Washington College of Education’s doctorate program.

Washington state’s big bet on ‘free college’

Jul 18 2019

The state of Washington is attacking the college affordability issue on multiple fronts and making progress in preparing more of its own residents to obtain higher-paying jobs, contends Professor William Zumeta of the University of Washington College of Education in a new commentary piece published by The Conversation.

Tumultuous moment highlights need to expand leadership in education

Jul 16 2019

At a moment in which immigrants, people of color and other marginalized groups face another wave of systemic violence, educational systems need new strategies to meaningfully engage families and communities contend researchers in a new policy memo released today by the University of Washington’s Family Leadership Design Collaborative and the University of Colorado Boulder’s National Education Policy Center.

Video chat: Why “college prep” isn’t enough

Jul 9 2019

In high schools across the United States, an almost singular focus on preparing students for traditional 4-year college degree programs fails to serve the majority of students argues University of Washington faculty member Thomas Halverson.

On July 30, Halverson will discuss how school systems can better support the diversity of students’ skills, interests and passions during a live chat starting at 11:30 a.m. Pacific on the College's YouTube Live channel.

Podcast: Preparing the next generation of education researchers

Jul 2 2019

Education is a multidisciplinary field in which scholars employ a wide range of research methodologies to explore the most pressing challenges in education, yet that complexity can present a barrier to researchers narrowly focused on a single area of expertise.