The University of Washington is No. 7 in the world for education on the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2020. The ranking, released June 29, was conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Geneva Gay: A legacy of elevating multicultural education to prominence
Jul 7 2020
When Professor Geneva Gay began her career as a high school social studies teacher more than four decades ago, the concept of multicultural education was still in its infancy. No university had even started offering a doctoral program in the field.
Alum finds place as early educator and advocate for families
Jul 1 2020
Years after immigrating to the U.S., a family crisis forced Ruth Ayodeji (BA ‘15), then a mother of two, to move into a shelter with her children. Yet in that moment of crisis, Ayodeji enrolled her kids in a Head Start program and found an empowering community that inspired her desire to become an educator.
Her children’s Head Start teachers encouraged Ayodeji, working as a caretaker at the time, to volunteer at the preschool program.
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.