Alumna Jennifer Macias Morris receives Fulbright award
Sep 26 2022
Alumna Jennifer Macias Morris (MIT in Elementary Education, 2015) has been selected by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as a 2022-23 recipient of a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award.
Her arthritic hands sorted the cherries as she spoke about dreams to her daughter, Henedina Tavares. These dreams didn’t involve back-breaking physical work or living paycheck to paycheck. Similar conversations played out with parents and children throughout their community, instilling in these young people a drive to achieve. Yet, when these same students went to high school with the highest aspirations of any students, they were the least likely to access the courses they needed to go to college.
Central Office Human Resources Transformation (COHRT) Network launches to improve teacher quality and diversity in Washington state
Jun 22 2022
The University of Washington College of Education’s District Leadership Design Lab (DL2) and Center for Education Data and Research (CEDR) are launching the Central Office HR Transformation (COHRT) Network, a project to support Washington state school districts in dramatically improving teacher quality and diversity in service of educational equity, thanks to generous support from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
In the following letter of remembrance from Dean Mia Tuan, collaborators of Professor Emeritus John Bransford share their reflections on his impactful contributions to the field of education and generous influence as a beloved mentor and colleague.
Dear colleagues and friends of the UW College of Education,
Two College of Education students named to the 2022 cohort of the Husky 100
Apr 25 2022
Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from the UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the University of Washington. This year, after a highly competitive selection process, we are thrilled to announce that two College of Education students have been selected as Husky 100 recipients:
U.S. News & World Report ranks the UW College of Education among best graduate schools
Mar 29 2022
For a second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Washington College of Education No. 5 among the nation’s best public education schools — and No. 12 among education schools overall, up one spot from last year — in its 2023 rankings of best graduate schools, released today.
As a public school of education, our mission centers the diverse communities we serve.
University of Washington initiatives receive investment from the Mark Torrance Foundation to support diversity, equity and inclusion
Mar 24 2022
Two University of Washington initiatives that support the recruitment and post-graduation success and impact of students from underrepresented backgrounds have received investments from the Mark Torrance Foundation (MTF) totaling $920,000.
Central Office TEN launches to support educational equity practices in school districts
Mar 14 2022
The University of Washington College of Education District Leadership Design Lab (DL2) is launching the Central Office Transformation for Equity Network (Central Office TEN), an innovative approach to advancing educational equity within school district central offices, thanks to a generous grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Celebrating the life and legacy of alumna and veteran teacher Carolee Mathers
Feb 8 2022
Carolee Mathers knew that she wanted to be an elementary school teacher since she was in grade school herself. After graduating from the UW College of Education with her bachelor of arts degree in 1965, she began a 35-year career with the Mercer Island School District, teaching second and third grade. In and out of the classroom, Carolee always had a positive outlook and an excellent sense of humor, which helped her create a supportive learning environment for her students.
University of Washington Brotherhood Initiative receives $80k investment from American Family Insurance to support Social Change Challenge
Feb 7 2022
The University of Washington Brotherhood Initiative (BI) will receive $80,000 over two years ($40,000 per year) from American Family Insurance to support the first two years of the cohort-based program’s Social Change Challenge, an effort that uses a business plan competition model designed to incubate and co-create ideas for the public good created by the Foster School of Business.