How An Unprecedented, Indefinite Crisis Forced Education Leaders to Change the Ways School Districts Operate

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Due to the pandemic, school districts have been forced to find new creative ways to engage families who have been left out of decision making.  Jessica Rigby, assistant professor at the College of Education and her team interviewed 13 leaders from 7 Puget Sound school districts to hear about solutions that were productive, anti-racist and high quality.  The Seattle Times interviewed Rigby and others about this trend in the way school districts work.


Seattle Area Families of Color are Talking About Improving Remote Education. Here are Some of Their Ideas.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Families of color are getting together to improve remote education. Ann Ishimaru, associate professor of education and Regina Elmi executive director of the Somali Parent Education Board share some of the ideas.


How will Seattle-area students cope with a return to online schooling when pre-COVID school was such a lifeline?

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Professors Soojin Oh Park and Holly Schindler comment on a study they are designing which will provide a snapshot of the pandemic’s effects on children’s well-being.

K–12 Schools Are Facing a Devastating Funding Crisis

Friday, August 28, 2020

Professor David Knight comments on his research showing that high-poverty districts experienced an inequitable share of funding and staffing cuts following the Great Recession and how that pattern could reemerge in the coronavirus era.

How K-12 school finance actually works — unpacking myths

Thursday, August 27, 2020

In an op-ed, Professor David Knight comments on five problematic school finance myths that must be addressed as looming state budget shortfalls could lead to funding cuts for public education.

Should I worry if I think my kid might be falling behind on benchmark skills?

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Professor Deborah McCutchen discusses how parents can support their child's learning at home during the pandemic.

Gift to support diverse teacher workforce holds huge potential for the future

Friday, August 21, 2020

UW President Ana Mari Cauce writes about the transformative impact of a recent $6 million anonymous gift to the College of Education to bolster diversity in the education workforce.

UW receives $6 million to bolster teacher diversity

Monday, August 10, 2020

The gift to the UW's College of Education will create an endowed fund that provides additional financial support to teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those of color and those who are multilingual.

$6 Million Gift Bolsters Effort To Diversify The Educator Workforce

Monday, August 10, 2020

The gift will expand the UW College of Education's financial support for and recruitment of teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds, including candidates of color and those who are multilingual.

Startup-assisted microschools ease remote schooling pain, but could widen academic divides

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Professor Ann Ishimaru comments on microschools and how families could work with community centers and school districts to create accessible programs for all students.