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.
While teaching in elementary and middle schools serving largely minoritized communities for more than a decade, Shaneé Washington-Wangia felt a constant, at times desperate, desire to see her students thrive in an educational system that wasn’t structured for their success.
Alum works to lift up the teaching of Native American history and culture
Aug 22 2019
Alison Martin (MEd ’19), a recent graduate of the University of Washington’s curriculum and instruction program, is participating in a prestigious teacher-in-residence program this summer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).
Future teachers weave tribal perspectives into their practice
Aug 15 2019
More than 120 future teachers shared their work building lessons that contain tribal-specific content, land-based pedagogy and engagement with Native communities during an August 13 showcase at the University of Washington College of Education.
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.
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.
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.