Asians are good at math? Why dressing up racism as a compliment just doesn’t add up

Monday, January 6, 2020

Professor Niral Shah challenges false narratives that Asian people are innately good at math in a commentary piece that offers suggestions for how educators can disrupt those narratives.

Democratic presidential hopefuls are promising to ramp up funding for public schools

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Professor David Knight writes about a substantial and unprecedented spending boost by the federal government that presidential candidates are proposing (also published in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Kids aren't getting enough exercise, even in sporty Seattle

Monday, December 23, 2019

Julie McCleery discusses barriers preventing children from getting the recommended amount of physical activity in a commentary piece (also published in the Kitsap Sun, Lincoln Journal-Star, Midland Daily News and other outlets).

Why Parents Should Communicate Better With Educators

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Professor Ann Ishimaru shares new ways for schools to engage with parents as co-author of a commentary piece (also published in the Houston Chronicle and The National Interest).

A Defense of Cursive, From a 10-Year-Old National Champion

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Professor Emerita Virginia Berninger discusses her research, which shows a connection between the linked letters in cursive writing and improved spelling proficiency.

Presidential hopefuls promise to ramp up funding for public schools

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Professor David Knight writes about proposals by Democratic presidential candidates to spend more federal dollars on public education programs and the potential to reduce funding inequities in public schools.

Even in sporty Seattle, most kids aren’t getting enough exercise

Friday, December 13, 2019

Julie McCleery, research associate and lecturer, writes about barriers that stand in the way of children and teens being more active as well as opportunities for greater equity in access to youth physical activity.

5 new ways for schools to work with families

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Professor Ann M. Ishimaru is co-author of a commentary sharing new ways for schools and families — especially working-class communities of color — to work together to help realize children’s potential.

Carlos Lazo '14 leads high school group to perform in Havana

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Carlos Lazo (MIT '14) recently lead a student group from North Creek High School in Bothell to Cuba for a musical performance in Havana as part of celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the city.

 

How Schools Can Sustain Students’ Cultures

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Professor Django Paris, Seattle educator Darozyl Touch (MIT '19) and doctoral student Bontu Aman Mohammed (MEd '18) are featured in an article exploring culturally sustaining pedagogy.