Study offers insight into how ESSA may impact teacher labor market

Teacher and students in classroom
Nov 2 2016

Following passage of No Child Left Behind in 2001, a theme repeatedly heard in news reports was that standardized test-based school accountability pressures were driving teachers away from their job or the profession, especially those at schools with larger proportions of poverty-impacted students.

New research by a University of Washington College of Education professor shows NCLB school accountability had only a limited impact on the teacher labor market, however, demonstrating just how difficult it can be to change teachers’ employment decisions.

Doctoral students to present research Nov. 4

High school classroom
Oct 28 2016

Nine University of Washington College of Education doctoral students will present their research projects on November 4, with topics including the social stigma of disability in schools, immigrant women in higher education, and racialized teacher identity.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations will take place from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 112. These presentations are a major milestone in the studies of each PhD candidate at the College of Education.

This quarter’s presentations are:

Building a community

Vanessa Álvarez
Oct 26 2016

Supporting students in graduate school is crucial to their success, especially for students of color. Vanessa Álvarez is helping create that supportive community at the University of Washington as a program officer in its Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) while also pursuing her master’s in Leadership in Higher Education.

Nurturing minds, opening doors

Lakeridge Elementary School
Oct 21 2016

In the fall of 2010, Lakeridge Elementary School in Renton faced a crisis: They were federally designated as one of the persistently lowest-achieving schools in Washington state. Test scores were in the bottom five percent, meaning that only one in five students could comprehend math at their grade level.

A deep partnership between Lakeridge and researchers from the University of Washington College of Education produced a total transformation for Lakeridge, marking a complete 180 from where the school had previously been.

To build a bridge: Reflections on a career in education

Mike Knapp
Oct 18 2016

What started as a practical problem to solve—how to traverse a mountain stream without getting wet—morphed into a long-time education researcher’s reflection on what it means to be an educator and professor of education.

UW joins national effort to improve principal preparation

Danforth Educational Leadership Program
Oct 17 2016

The University of Washington College of Education will participate in a $47 million initiative to improve university principal preparation programs announced last week by the Wallace Foundation.

The Danforth Educational Leadership Program was selected through a competitive process to partner with San Diego State University in redesigning its master’s in education leadership and principal credentialing program.

Families in the driver's seat

Equitable Family Engagement
Oct 13 2016

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "The Power of Partnership," explores how the UW College of Education is working with schools, educators and communities to make learning come alive for all students. The following story about how the College is forging stronger, more equitable relationships between schools and families also appears in the online version of the magazine.

Alum named Washington Regional Teacher of the Year

Elizabeth Loftus
Oct 12 2016

Elizabeth Loftus, a 2014 graduate of the University of Washington College of Education’s Applied Behavior Analysis Distance Education Program, has been named Northwest ESD 189 Regional Teacher of the Year.

Loftus, one of eight Washington educators to be honored this fall, teaches at Olympic View Elementary in Oak Harbor District.

Film series to explore pressing issues in education policy

Education and Society Film Series
Oct 7 2016

Some of the most pressing issues facing America's educational system will be discussed during the "Education and Society" documentary film series sponsored by the University of Washington College of Education's Master in Education Policy program this fall.

EDU Talks to examine play and learning

EDU Talks
Oct 6 2016

The power of play in unlocking the creative potential of every learner will be the focus of the University of Washington College of Education’s EDU Talks event on Nov. 3.

During a fast-paced program, nine UW faculty members will share their compelling discoveries about play and how it can open new opportunities for all children to explore their world, overcome challenges and thrive. Each presenter has five minutes and one slide to share their research related to play.