AERA Highlight: Engaging communities in teacher preparation

community panel
Apr 22 2015

All too often in teacher preparation programs, families and communities are portrayed as obstacles to teachers' work, says Ken Zeichner of the University of Washington College of Education.

"We're parachuting teachers into schools and communities to try and save students," said Zeichner, Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at UW. "Most universities have neglected their communities and the deep knowledge that parents and other community members can offer as we prepare the teachers of their children."

AERA Highlight: Redesigning AP Government

Apr 19 2015

While Advanced Placement is looked at by many as the main brand of rigorous coursework in the United States, it has come under scrutiny for lagging research on how students learn and what counts as learning.

Researchers from the University of Washington College of Education presented their work retooling the AP Government course to take a project-based approach to learning during an April 18 session at the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting.

AERA Highlight: Engaging families as drivers of educational equity

Ann Ishimaru
Apr 17 2015

Debates about educational equity often overlook or disregard the voices of the families and communities most impacted by educational disparities. During an April 16 session at the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting, Professor Ann Ishimaru of the University of Washington's College of Education discussed an ongoing UW project that aims to change this reality by tapping the knowledge and experience of parents.

Brigitte Tennis '82 named to National Teacher Hall of Fame

Brigitte Tennis
Apr 16 2015

Brigitte Tennis, a teacher at Stella Schola Middle School in Redmond and 1982 graduate of the University of Washington College of Education, will be one of five educators in the United States to be inducted in the National Teacher Hall of Fame for 2015.

Tennis is the first Washington state teacher in more than two decades to receive the honor. The opportunity will allow her to meet President Obama and offer advice to his administration on education policy.

UW Danforth graduate wins Principal of the Year award

Anissa Bereano
Apr 2 2015

Highland Middle School Principal Anissa Bereano, a 2004 graduate of the University of Washington's Danforth Educational Leadership Program, has been named 2015 Washington State Middle Level Principal of the Year.

UW faculty, students honored at AERA

Math education UW College of Education
Mar 30 2015

The outstanding scholarship of UW College of Education faculty and alumni will be recognized during next month's American Educational Research Association meeting in Chicago.

Those being recognized include:

Prof's TEDx talk focuses on power of inclusive education

Ilene Schwartz
Mar 25 2015

For many children with special needs, ability stands in the way of making friends, having fun, attending the school of their choice or participating in their community. Ilene Schwartz, director of University of Washington's Haring Center for Applied Research and Training in Inclusive Education, is working to change this state of affairs.

Mia Tuan appointed Dean of College of Education

Mia Tuan
Mar 23 2015

The University of Washington has named Dr. Mia Tuan, a distinguished scholar who has held several leadership roles at the University of Oregon over the past 18 years, as Dean of the College of Education.

Event explores mass incarceration, social justice

New-jim-crow
Mar 19 2015

The University of Washington College of Education will host a community discussion of race and mass incarceration on May 7 as part of this year's Common Book reading.

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Faculty, student research featured at AERA April 16-20

Roxhill Seattle
Mar 12 2015

Research focusing on today's most pressing issues in education will be presented by University of Washington College of Education faculty and students at the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting April 16 - 20 in Chicago. The theme of this year's AERA meeting is "Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis."