Doctoral student centers research on the experiences of Oromo students

May 14 2020

While growing up in Seattle, Asiya-Bontu Mohammed actively worked to uplift the local Oromo community — an ethnic group from Ethiopia.

As a volunteer at the Oromo Cultural Center in Seattle, she helped create enriching opportunities for Oromo youths, including field trips and STEM mentorships. She also helped organize community-building activities, like skating events, and family engagement events with Oromo professionals to help bridge the gap between family expectations and current experiences of Oromo youth from kindergarten through college. 

Four education students named to 2020 cohort of the Husky 100

May 5 2020

Four University of Washington College of Education students have been named in this year’s cohort of the Husky 100.

"The Husky 100 include undergraduates and graduate students who have founded start-ups, conducted research and advocated for social justice," said UW Provost Mark Richards. "They work on campus and in our communities. They are leaders and innovators. The one thing they share is that they are all making the most of their time as Huskies."

Representing the College are:

Education leaders share perspectives on impact of COVID-19

May 4 2020

Across the United States, the rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the operations of school systems. Among the questions facing educational leaders are how teachers can keep students engaged in learning remotely, how to support the continued progress of already-vulnerable students, and how to plan for an uncertain future.

Transforming mental health and counseling services for students

Apr 24 2020

In 2017, a deadly wave of wildfires hit northern California, leaving many students and families in Zenia Lemos Horning’s (EdS ‘98) community homeless. 

While her county had prior experience with allocating resources and support to a single school affected by a disaster, Lemos Horning said the 2017 wildfires affected multiple schools in different areas across Healdsburg Unified School District, where she serves as lead psychologist.

Increasing student engagement during online, synchronous classes

Apr 23 2020

In just a few weeks time, the COVID-19 pandemic radically transformed education in the United States, from preschool through higher education. School closures sent millions of students home to learn — and many educators are teaching classes online for the first time. 

While new video conferencing technologies make it easier than ever for teachers to continue meeting with their students, remote instruction is an undeniably different experience for teachers and students alike. 

PODCAST: An Indigenous community’s fight for educational equity and cultural reclamation

Apr 21 2020

A recent award-winning study by University of Washington College of Education Assistant Professor Shaneé Washington explores the challenges and possibilities for Indigenous families, community members and district educators to engage with one another in culturally sustaining and revitalizing ways.

College researchers honored with 2020 AERA awards

Apr 15 2020

The outstanding scholarship of University of Washington College of Education faculty, students and alumni has been recognized with several honors from the American Educational Research Association during its 2020 awards cycle.

Becoming a social justice educator

Apr 9 2020

"Literacy is power and freedom" reads a poster hanging prominently on the wall of Harpreet Parhar's classroom at Ballard High School in Seattle.

"That's what guides my work," said Parhar, an English language arts teacher.

But that realization didn't come right away. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, "I was one of those lost souls that bounced around everywhere," she remembers.

Haring Center hosts emergency child care for UW Medical Center staff

Apr 6 2020

Starting the week of April 6, the University of Washington’s Haring Center for Inclusive Education will provide emergency child care to staff at UW Medical Center during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Haring Center Director Ilene Schwartz said that with the closure of all P-12 schools and many child care programs in Washington state, medical personnel are experiencing great difficulty in finding appropriate care for their children.

Student helps connect families to resources for support during COVID-19

Apr 3 2020

As members of the University of Washington community step forward to help serve those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, College of Education doctoral student Kaleb Germinaro created a Google map of places for families to access meals, learning resources or support around the Seattle area. The map is open for others to edit and add to it.