Alum Noah Zeichner, a teacher at Seattle’s Sealth High, was recently named World Educator of the Year by the Seattle branch of the World Affairs Council.
The UW College of Education's work helping Lakeridge Elementary create a professional learning community of educators is cited.
Emma Elliott-Groves’ paper titled “Indigenous Relationality is the Heartbeat of Indigenous Existence during COVID-19" was published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Indigenous Social Development, titled Vol 9 No. 3(2020): Indigenous Communities and COVID-10: Impact and Implications. Elliott-Groves is an assistant professor at the UW College of Education. The oc-authors include: Drs. Dawn Hardison-Stevens (Program Manager, Native Education Certificate Program and Teacher Education Program, College of Ed) and Jessica Ullrich (University of Alaska Anchorage (UW School of Social Work PhD alum).
Chelsea Craig and Anthony Craig, professor of practice in educational leadership and policy studies and director of the Leadership for Learning (L4L) program, co-headlined an episode of the Getting Smart Podcast that focused on Indigenous ways of knowing and leading. Speaking with host Tom Vander Ark, the Craigs shared their respective journeys as leaders, educators and advocates for Indigenous practices and knowledge systems that shape ways of life, relationality and community. Together, they are part of a growing group of leaders who are working to center Indigenous ways of leading and decolonize educational practices.
Professor Michael Knapp comments on Washington teachers rallying for better funding of public education to bring the state into compliance with the Washington Supreme Court's McCleary decision.
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.
Research specialist and parent Naomi Wilson comments on the teachers strike in Seattle Public Schools.
Comments by Professor Ken Zeichner on the Every Student Succeeds Act and its proposed use of federal teacher-quality funds to sponsor a new kind of teacher-preparation program are cited.