UW honored for excellence in educational leadership preparation

Leadership for Learning
Sep 6 2016

The University of Washington College of Education’s Leadership for Learning (Ed.D.) program is the 2016 recipient of the Exemplary Educational Leadership Preparation Program Award, presented by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).

Alum leads culture shift for resiliency

Anne Browning
Sep 6 2016

Since coming to the University of Washington a decade ago, Anne Browning (PhD ‘14) has helped transform how the institution supports undergraduates and their student experience.

Study points to benefits of teacher team building

White Center Heights classroom
Sep 2 2016

Effective teachers don't just impact their own students' achievement, they help improve the performance of their fellow teachers' students. New research by Min Sun of University of Washington College of Education and her collaborators points toward how schools can maximize the talents of their teachers to improve instruction, especially poverty-impacted and minority children who often are taught by less experienced teachers.

Empowering all students to show their strengths

Robinson Center
Sep 1 2016

Students of color in America are 20 times less likely to be identified as gifted and talented than their classmates.

Too many students aren’t getting an opportunity to reveal their strengths says Nancy Hertzog, a University of Washington College of Education professor, and as director of the UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars she’s working to change the status quo.

Improving early literacy in PreK-3: Lessons learned

Early literacy
Aug 29 2016

What should education leaders, policymakers and philanthropists know about improving early literacy in PreK-3? Kristie Kauerz, director of the University of Washington College of Education's National P-3 Center offers four key takeaways in a new blog post for the McKnight Foundation.

Kauerz, a longtime member of the McKnight Foundation’s Education & Learning National Advisory Committee, offers four key takeaways:

Connecting the White House and the school house

Ben Starsky
Aug 26 2016

Is the 2016 election any different when it comes to education policy?

This was the question on Ben Starsky’s mind as he noticed presidential candidates avoiding talking about education policy and the direction they intended to take.

Giving a boost to struggling readers

Whitman tutoring
Aug 11 2016

Summer is a crucial time for young readers. As much as 85 percent of the reading achievement gap between poverty-impacted students and their peers can be attributed to “summer slide,” the lack of access to reading opportunities these students experience over the summer.

At Seattle’s Whitman Middle School, however, students at risk of falling behind are getting a helping hand from University of Washington College of Education tutors through a summer intensive reading program now in its fifth year.

Putting compassion at the heart of education

Nancy Trinh
Aug 8 2016

Nancy Ngan Trinh (MEd '13) understands firsthand how common it is for students to face personal and academic hurdles while in school.

Elevating the practice of teacher mentorship

Mentor teachers
Jul 27 2016

For decades, a pre-service teacher’s typical experience has largely consisted of first sitting in the back of a classroom, watching an experienced teacher lead a lesson, and then switching places.

The feedback given to the teacher candidates is mostly informal, and while mentor teachers possess extensive experience in the classroom, they rarely receive much support from the teacher preparation programs they serve.

Teachers co-design ambitious science learning

Education Design Lab
Jul 21 2016

Outside of Maple Elementary School in south Seattle, three teachers examine a tree near the school garden, eyes peeled for signs of what creatures are taking up residence in the arbor.

“Something’s been digging down here at the base of the tree,” says one teacher, bending down for a closer look.

“I see pods,” says one of her partners, taking out a magnifying glass for a closer look.

“There’s a spider web right in front of me!” exclaims another to her teammates.