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.

Would You Pay $7,500 to Educate Your Kid Like Elon Musk’s?

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Professor Nancy Hertzog comments on a new school launched by entrepreneur Elon Musk with once-a-week online classes.

To understand structural racism, look to our schools

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The University of Washington’s Brotherhood Initiative, led by College of Education faculty member Joe Lott, is noted as an example of efforts to remove barriers to the success of Black students in higher education.

What Is Freedom? Teaching Kids Philosophy in a Pandemic

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Debi Talukdar, a doctoral student in multicultural education and philosopher-in-residence at Seattle's Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, highlights work Talukdar has been involved with through the UW Center for Philosophy for Children.