Student works to close gaps to hopeful futures

Oct 22 2019

Growing up in a school system that lacked adequate resources to serve its students, most from low-income households and students of color, Lana Huizar saw several former classmates enter the school-to-prison pipeline or settle for jobs that could not support a family.

“I just wanted to be able to go into a field that could work to improve the lives of the people that I grew up with and what I consider my family, my friends and my neighborhood,” said Huizar, a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

UW receives $1 million award to study impact of dual credit reform on college opportunity and equity

Oct 16 2019

While more students of all backgrounds are aspiring to and enrolling in college, completion rates have remained stagnant, with approximately 40 percent of students who enter 4-year colleges never completing their degrees.

Local education leaders work to broaden access to meaningful college experiences

Oct 15 2019

Walking into Mary Gates Hall (MGH) — home to First Year Programs, Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) Advising, the University Honors Program and the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity — University of Washington students might come across a group tutoring session or the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

New faculty Q&A: David Knight

Oct 10 2019

Combining his research on the economics of education and school finance with a passion for the transformative power of education, David Knight aims to better understand policies that can contribute to more equitable education systems.

Danforth Educational Leadership Program receives national honor for exemplary leadership preparation

Oct 4 2019

 

The University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program has been named the 2019 recipient of the Exemplary Educational Leadership Preparation Program Award, presented by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).

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.

New faculty Q&A: Maribel Santiago

Oct 1 2019

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.

New faculty Q&A: Emma Elliott-Groves

Sep 19 2019

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.

New faculty Q&A: Julia Duncheon

Sep 18 2019

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.