New faculty Q&A: Chun Wang

Sep 25 2018

From an early age, standardized tests loomed large for Chun Wang. In China, how Wang and her classmates performed on high-stakes tests would determine not only which university they could go to, but what they’d study.

Today, the new University of Washington College of Education faculty member is working to create more reliable and fair tests.

Centering educational justice

Sep 21 2018

In the 2018-19 edition of Research That Matters magazine, the University of Washington College of Education explores the promise and possibilities of advancing educational justice, from early childhood through higher education. Stories in the new issue, available online, investigate the changes in how our students learn, how we teach and how we prepare educators to drive this work forward.

Endowment to drive early learning innovation created by Bezos Family Foundation

Sep 20 2018

A new endowed fund and professorship created by the Bezos Family Foundation will focus on improving outcomes for early learners and bolster the University of Washington College of Education’s ongoing work to advance early childhood research and practice in Washington state and beyond.

No more timeouts: The need for Positive Behavior Support in early learning

Sep 12 2018

For providers and educators, challenging behavior in children isn’t just a reality, it’s an inevitability. In August, the University of Washington’s Cultivate Learning and Haring Center for Inclusive Education joined local early intervention program Kindering in addressing the issue by gathering early learning providers for an institute on “Equity Focused Positive Behavior Support.”

Nonprofit leader brings partnership-building expertise to Unite:Ed

Sep 10 2018

An experienced non-profit leader with a history of building partnerships to advance educational outcomes for underserved populations, Dana Arviso, will serve as the first director of the University of Washington College of Education’s Unite:Ed initiative.

Inclusive education researcher honored by Council for Exceptional Children

Sep 7 2018

Ilene Schwartz, the director of the University of Washington’s Haring Center for Inclusive Education, has been awarded the 2018 Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award by the Council for Exceptional Children Division for Early Childhood (DEC).

The award, given to a DEC member who has made significant national or international contributions to the field of early childhood special education, will be presented to Schwartz during the organization’s annual meeting in October.

New faculty Q&A: Emily Machado

Aug 29 2018

From her first experiences teaching English as a New Language in Washington, D.C., Emily Machado recognized the power of teachers to advance equity in their classrooms. She also saw how many students weren't able to bring their languages and identities into school.

Seattle Teacher Residency featured in new book

Aug 27 2018

Since its creation in 2013, the Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) has been in the vanguard of efforts to reimagine teacher preparation in the United States and create novel pathways into the profession.

Showcase highlights Native education

Aug 20 2018

Excited conversations filled the Intellectual House at the University of Washington until the side doors of the gathering hall had to be propped open to make room for the heat and energy.

UW College of Education students and faculty gathered the evening of August 10 for a joint showcase of teacher candidates’ culminating projects for their course “Understanding Tribal Perspectives: Implications for Teaching and Learning” and the first graduates of the UW’s Native Education Certificate Program.

Summer programs open doors to challenge students

Aug 15 2018

A runaway, metal rod clinks onto the brown linoleum floor as 10th graders build robots for an upcoming inter-class competition. “Start thinking: How high are you going to build the next one?” their teacher encourages.

In a nearby building, middle-schoolers crowd around their instructor as he holds a yellow dodgeball and helps them estimate the height of the floors in the building. Just down the hall, older mathematicians try to create their own theories under the watch of a school district math coach.