Faculty awarded COVID-19 economic recovery research grant

Jun 29 2020


Two University of Washington College of Education faculty members, Assistant Professor Soojin Oh Park and Associate Professor Holly S. Schindler, will study child and family well-being in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with a grant awarded by the UW Population Health Initiative.  

PODCAST: Reinvesting in school improvement as a strategy for economic recovery from COVID-19

Jun 22 2020

As school budgets were slashed in the wake of the Great Recession little more than a decade ago, the federal government funneled billions of dollars toward school improvement as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.

With the global economy entering a recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Washington College of Education Professor Min Sun says policymakers today would do well to learn from the past.

Professor makes room for different ways of being in academia

Jun 17 2020

Any other mentor might have advised Maria Oropeza Fujimoto against the choices she made in graduate school: She got married. She moved thousands of miles away from her college. She had a baby. She worked a job while finishing her dissertation.

But Manka Varghese, a professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington and Oropeza’s mentor, didn’t see these choices as jeopardizing her mentee’s education. Varghese saw these choices as Oropeza living her life.

New professional learning supports for more just schools during COVID-19

Jun 15 2020

The University of Washington College of Education is launching an initiative, Learning Together 2020, that will support teachers, school leaders and district leaders in addressing long standing inequities within school systems made more visible as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

College honors Class of 2020 with call to tip the scales toward educational justice

Jun 10 2020

More than 700 new educators, researchers and leaders were honored during the University of Washington College of Education’s graduation ceremonies on June 9, with speakers highlighting the Class of 2020’s power to tip the scales to ensure a high quality and affirming education for all youth, especially those farthest removed from educational justice.

Dean Mia Tuan noted that this year’s graduation took place against the backdrop of nationwide uprisings over systemic racial inequality.

Bellingham principal honored with UW leadership award

Jun 9 2020

On June 6, Meagan Dawson (EdD '15), principal of Kulshan Middle School in Bellingham, was recognized as the 2020 recipient of the Art of Leadership Award presented by the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington. 

Watch the College's 2020 graduation celebration on June 9

Jun 8 2020

The University of Washington College of Education will celebrate its Class of 2020 during an online ceremony starting at 6 p.m. Pacific on Tuesday, June 9.

More than 700 educators, researchers and leaders will be honored the graduation ceremony. The live program will feature:

Graduating students reflect on capstone experiences

Jun 2 2020

For the University of Washington’s undergraduate education students, senior year is an in-depth opportunity to apply knowledge from all of their previous coursework and practice their skills in a community setting.

Through their capstone internships, more than 200 education majors partnered during the 2019-20 academic year with dozens of community-based organizations — from schools to government and non-profits. In the process, students gained real-world experience while supporting the work of partner organizations.

Dean's statement: Dismantling structural racism must lie at the heart of our collective work

Jun 1 2020

Mia Tuan, dean of the University of Washington College of Education, issued the following statement regarding the College's commitment to dismantling structural racism in the wake of multiple incidents in which Black people have been killed by police.

Dear CoE Community,

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Seattle Teacher Residency alumnus returns to co-mentor future teachers

May 29 2020

It was in 9th grade that Karl Gapuz (BA '16, MIT ’17) knew he wanted to be a teacher. As a tutor for Team Read in Seattle, he served as a reading coach for elementary school students, many of whom shared the challenges he faced growing up as an English language learner. 

In supporting those students, mostly from low-income families of color like himself, Gapuz discovered the joys of teaching.