Gift aims to boost number of inclusive classrooms in Washington state
Oct 2 2019
In Washington state, half of children with developmental disabilities will never be in a classroom alongside their typically developing peers, despite research showing that inclusive education is beneficial to all children.
As a student growing up in Los Angeles, Maribel Santiago found it difficult to engage with K-12 history courses that were disconnected from her lived experiences. Yet the stories her parents shared about their family in Oaxaca, Mexico, and their experiences as immigrants inspired her interest in the teaching and learning of Latinx history.
New grant to advance equitable science instruction in Seattle elementary schools
Sep 30 2019
Now in her 28th year as a teacher, Lisa Boveng of Olympic View Elementary is excited to take part in one of the most profound changes she’s experienced during her tenure in Seattle Public Schools.
Boveng is helping the district adopt a new approach to science instruction that will fundamentally change how science is taught and learned at the elementary level. Rather than being driven by a focus on asking students to define terms and memorize concepts, the district will place students in the role of scientists engaging in the exploration of real-world phenomena.
At an early age, Emma Elliott-Groves saw her family advocate for the rights of the First Nations and other Indigenous peoples while centering knowledge passed down by her ancestors across generations.
Today, the new University of Washington College of Education assistant professor of learning sciences and human development is dedicated to drawing on Indigenous and placed-based knowledges and practices to addressing complex social and mental health issues in Indigenous communities.
As a teacher at a high-poverty high school in Brooklyn, Julia Duncheon all-too-often saw her school’s top students go on to college yet encounter roadblocks that kept them from completing their degrees.
Research That Matters magazine explores tipping points in education
Sep 17 2019
In the 2019-20 edition of Research That Matters magazine, the University of Washington College of Education examines critical junctures of education with significant potential to improve outcomes for young people.
New coalition to address lack of access, resources for youth physical activity in King County
Sep 10 2019
In a region known for outdoor recreation, barely one in five youth in King County gets the recommended hour of physical activity each day, while some neighborhoods lack the parks and programs to serve them. A report released today — the product of research led by the University of Washington — gives Seattle and King County a “D” in getting youth active through sport, play and outdoor recreation.
During her younger years, Molly Shea did much of her learning through informal means such as playing soccer and spending time in the outdoors with her father. It was not until college that she began to see the possibilities for transformative learning in school and through community-led social movements.
Podcast: Drawing on big data to better understand school improvement strategies
Aug 29 2019
While education researchers possess good tools for determining whether or not a particular policy or program worked, unlocking the theories of change used by leaders and policymakers to support successful implementation in schools and districts has proven a much greater challenge to do at scale.