AERA Highlight: Principal leadership practices that support ambitious teaching

Jessica Rigby
Apr 9 2016

As principals are looked to more than ever to help drive instructional improvement in their schools, Jessica Rigby is helping deepen understanding of the leadership practices, norms and routines that are needed to support teacher learning.

Rigby, an assistant professor of education at the University of Washington College of Education, presented findings of UW research into the role of principals and coaches in the effective implementation of math labs at the American Educational Research Association’s 2016 meeting.

AERA Highlight: Fostering equity and rigor in science education

Cascade STARS
Apr 7 2016

Providing all children with access to high quality science instruction looms large as one of the most pressing issues that teachers, education researchers and policymakers must address in the coming 15 years.

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Pumping up Washington's teacher pipeline

Teacher candidate
Apr 5 2016

In Washington's growing Sumner School District, spring is crunch time for Marc Brouillet.

Sumner's assistant superintendent for human resources is looking to hire approximately 80 teachers to fill its openings for the coming school year while the state contends with a teaching shortage that has put many districts in crisis mode.

Diversity lacking in studies of autism interventions

autism intervention
Mar 29 2016

As more culturally and linguistically diverse learners enter the nation's classrooms, there's a critical need for teachers to select appropriate interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Yet new research from the University of Washington College of Education shows race and ethnicity are largely ignored in developing evidence-based practices for supporting children with disabilities.

Alum named Washington Principal of the Year

Mia Williams
Mar 23 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, a graduate of the University of Washington College of Education has been named a Washington State Principal of the Year.

UW College of Education ranked #8 in nation

Teacher candidate
Mar 16 2016

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Washington College of Education No. 8 among the nation's best education schools in its annual graduate school ratings, released March 16.

UW College of Education again ranked No. 2 among education schools at public institutions in the U.S., behind only the University of Wisconsin-Madison (at No. 4 overall) in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News ratings. This is the third consecutive year that UW has been ranked second among public institutions by U.S. News.

Shelter from the storm

DBT Skills in Schools
Mar 2 2016

Amid the tumult of adolescence, with stresses and mental health issues afflicting nearly every teenager, many schools struggle to help students manage their emotions so they can succeed academically and in their lives.

Professor James Mazza is working to change that reality.

UW research featured at AERA April 8-12

UW research
Mar 1 2016

University of Washington College of Education faculty and students will present their explorations of what works in education during the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting April 8 - 12 in Washington, D.C. The theme of this year's AERA meeting is "Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies."

Taking on childhood trauma

Victoria Chambers
Feb 29 2016

Last summer, Victoria Chambers sat alongside small children and coached them as they tested motion-sensing video games. There was Ball Roll. Whack-a-Mole. Row Boat. And Giant’s Teeth, where the kids moved their wrists in a circular motion to brush plaque from a behemoth’s smile.

Study: Early start on social skills keys better behavior

Social emotional learning
Feb 23 2016

Placing a greater emphasis on social skills in early childhood education than is currently the norm could significantly reduce antisocial or aggressive behaviors later in life, new research from the University of Washington College of Education finds.