How long will it take to revolutionize equity in education?

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Professors Ann Ishimaru and Niral Shah comment on what is needed to disrupt systemic racism in education and create systems that are just for all students and communities.

Should Congress Compel States to Make More-Equitable Budget Cuts?

Friday, July 17, 2020

A report cites a study by Professor David Knight showing that during Great Recession, when states made flat cuts to their K-12 aid, it ultimately tripled the disparity between wealthier and poorer districts.

School Reopening Plans Could Worsen Inequities. That's Why This Panel Prioritizes Some In-Person Classes

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Keisha Scarlett (EdD '18), chief of equity, partnerships and engagement at Seattle Public Schools, says a commitment to equity must be a chief priority as plans are made to reopening schools.

Federal spending covers only 8% of public school budgets

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Professor David Knight writes that most K-12 federal funding supports the nation's most vulnerable students, making potential cuts for school districts that don't resume daily in-person instruction especially harmful.

Citing Educational Risks, Scientific Panel Urges That Schools Reopen

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Keisha Scarlett, a graduate of UW's Leadership for Learning (EdD) program and chief of equity, partnerships and engagement at Seattle Public Schools, comments as a member of a committee of scientists and educators recommending that, wherever possible, younger children and those with special needs should attend school in person.

Corona Multimedia Showcase seeks to display kids’ creative projects made during the pandemic

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Professor Marilyn Cohen discusses establishing the Corona Multimedia Showcase, an international showcase encouraging children and their families to develop creative projects that reflect their lives during the pandemic.

How one Seattle teacher kept his kindergartners engaged through the coronavirus closures

Monday, July 13, 2020

Kevin Gallagher, a long-time mentor in the UW's Elementary Teacher Education Program, is featured and UW teacher candidate Katie Sorensen (MIT '20) is mentioned.

UW Medicine and College of Education partner to research Alzheimer's disease

Friday, July 10, 2020

Professor Chun Wang will partner in research exploring approaches to improve the identification of people at highest risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Local school districts continue with fall reopening plans amid President Trump's threats

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Professor Meredith Honig comments that threats to withhold federal funds from school districts not bringing all students back for full-time, in-person instruction will exacerbate the stress school district leaders are facing during the pandemic.

The Most Important School Desegregation Case You’ve Never Heard Of

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The research of Gonzalo Guzman (PhD '18) is featured in an article about a once-forgotten landmark legal case that ended the segregation of students of Mexican descent in a small Colorado town.