How a tumultuous school year for Seattle students sparked a movement to demand change

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Associate professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy Ann Ishimaru was featured in an article by The Seattle Times titled “How a tumultuous school year for Seattle students sparked a movement to demand change.” In the article, Ann discusses how young people have long organized for change and there has been an upsurge in student activism since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While students have been making their voices heard about COVID safety, they’ve also been a part of (and even started) other national movements in schools.

After 7 years, WA tribal history curriculum still not fully implemented

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The College of Education’s Native Education Certificate Program was featured in a Crosscut article titled “After 7 years, WA tribal history curriculum still not fully implemented.” In the article, Marjorie James, Tulalip Tribe’s curriculum and engagement manager, says she would like to see something like the UW Native Education Certificate Program implemented on a district level so that educators are being taught by leading Native education researchers. Overall, the article highlights how the state legislature has failed to allocate funding for Native education curriculum, so now the financial burden has been placed on Washington tribes and school districts.

Colorado college reckons with a troubling legacy of erasing Indigenous culture

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Former dean of the UW College of Education Tom Stritikus was featured on PBS News Hour in an episode titled “Colorado college reckons with a troubling legacy of erasing Indigenous culture.” He highlights how there has been a reckoning in this country for institutions to critically examine their own racialized history and understand its implications. Currently serving as president of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Dr. Stritikus discusses that college's racialized history — one that has been shaped by its beginnings as an Indian boarding school.

State of Sport Management

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Jennifer Lee Hoffman, associate professor in Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy and faculty member at the Center for Leadership in Athletics was featured on the podcast State of Sport Management to discuss the current Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) trends and its legal, legislative and economic aspects. Dr. Hoffman also discusses the NCAA and how to understand the future of the association during this time of upheaval in the systems and structures of college sports, legislative involvement and the future of NIL.

How Laws on Race, Sexuality Could Clash With Culturally Responsive Teaching

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Associate teaching professor and Elementary Teacher Education Program director Teddi Beam-Conroy is featured in an EducationWeek article titled “How Laws on Race, Sexuality Could Clash with Culturally Responive Teaching.” The article discusses the limitations that are being put on teachers nationwide and how these recent restrictions on teaching about issues of race and sexuality can potentially impact the work of culturally responsive educators.

What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching?

Monday, April 18, 2022

Associate teaching professor and Elementary Teacher Education Program (ELTEP) director Teddi Beam-Conroy, James A. and Cherry A. Banks Professor of Multicultural Education Django Paris, professor emerita Geneva Gay and alumna Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings (M.Ed. '72) are featured in a recent article by EducationWeek titled “What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching?” As states across the nation are considering laws to ban critical race theory being used in schools, the article unpacks what it means to be a culturally responsive teacher, how the various research terms are related and where other academic concepts such as critical race theory tie in – or not.

Pandemic took a toll on teen mental health, US study says

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Professor of School Psychology James Mazza was featured in a King5 segment titled “Pandemic took a toll on teen mental health, US study says.” In the video, he discusses how schools and parents can work with their students to check in on their mental health, especially after school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington education administrator advances to Senate confirmation to become Biden’s special education chief

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Director of the Haring Center for Inclusive Education and Professor of Special Education, Ilene Schwartz is quoted in an article by The Spokesman Review regarding the nomination of Washington education administrator Glenna Gallo to lead the U.S. Education Department’s special education program. “I think she’s fabulous,” said Ilene. “The only bad thing I can say about her is she’s going to leave Washington state.”

Seattle’s Academy for Rising Educators aims to fill a critical classroom need

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Seattle Times featured alumni who founded the Academy for Rising Educators (ARE) program Dr. Keisha Scarlett (Leadership for Learning Ph.D. graduate) and Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange (Ph.D. graduate and recipient of the 2013 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Award). ARE Program Manager at Seattle Public Schools, Kenderick “K.O.” Wilson (2014 M.E.P graduate and current Ph.D. student) and Sophath Keith (current SPED-TEP candidate) are also featured. The program is funded through the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy, with additional support from the College of Education and Seattle Education Association.

WA House bill would expand outdoor education statewide

Monday, February 14, 2022

The Seattle Times published an article titled “WA House bill would expand outdoor education statewide” and featured  Islandwood Graduate Program in Education and Community students Marina Hydeman, Keaton Aldrich and Grace Sunitsch. Islandwood, an outdoor camp on Bainbridge Island, has demonstrated how outdoor education should be a must-have, rather than a nice-to-have for school districts across the state. Congratulations to our students, as well as faculty and staff involved with the program: Professor of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Mark Windschitl and Associate Professor of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Jessica Thompson, and Islandwood Director of Graduate and Higher Education Programming Déana Scipio (Ph.D. in Learning Sciences, ’15).