The Brotherhood Initiative (BI) was featured in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education titled “The Problem Nobody’s Talking About” which discusses how men have trailed women in degree completion for decades and how programs like the BI have helped remedy this issue. Students who are in the BI Oscar Joya and Thomas Efrem are featured in the article, as well as associate professor and founding director of the BI Joe Lott and student success coordinator Paul Metellus. The article highlights how cohort programs like the BI are successful, yet uncommon, on most college campuses and how when the BI started, there was a ten-percentage-point graduation gap between underrepresented minority males at the UW and their white peers and six years later that gap has nearly closed for BI participants.
The Problem Nobody’s Talking About
ETHS stopped a Native student from walking at graduation. Family members say it indicates a need for schoolwide change.
Affiliate professor Megan Bang is featured in an article in The Daily Northwestern titled “ETHS stopped a Native student from walking at graduation. Family members say it indicates a need for schoolwide change.” The article features Megan’s son, Nimkii, and how his high school administrators did not allow him to walk at graduation because he added an eagle feather to his cap and traditional Ojibwe floral beadwork to his cap and stole. “I couldn’t just give up my eagle feather in the hands of a stranger,” Nimkii Curley said. “I couldn’t give up my identity like that.” “For us, him graduating and walking and doing what he’s done is an act of leadership,” Megan said. “It’s actually an act of community healing and familial healing.” Megan also speaks about this educational injustice and her son’s act of leadership in the Chicago Sun Times, The Epoch Times and ABC7.
How a tumultuous school year for Seattle students sparked a movement to demand change
Associate professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy Ann Ishimaru was featured in an article by The Seattle Times titled “How a tumultuous school year for Seattle students sparked a movement to demand change.” In the article, Ann discusses how young people have long organized for change and there has been an upsurge in student activism since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While students have been making their voices heard about COVID safety, they’ve also been a part of (and even started) other national movements in schools.
After 7 years, WA tribal history curriculum still not fully implemented
The College of Education’s Native Education Certificate Program was featured in a Crosscut article titled “After 7 years, WA tribal history curriculum still not fully implemented.” In the article, Marjorie James, Tulalip Tribe’s curriculum and engagement manager, says she would like to see something like the UW Native Education Certificate Program implemented on a district level so that educators are being taught by leading Native education researchers. Overall, the article highlights how the state legislature has failed to allocate funding for Native education curriculum, so now the financial burden has been placed on Washington tribes and school districts.
Colorado college reckons with a troubling legacy of erasing Indigenous culture
Former dean of the UW College of Education Tom Stritikus was featured on PBS News Hour in an episode titled “Colorado college reckons with a troubling legacy of erasing Indigenous culture.” He highlights how there has been a reckoning in this country for institutions to critically examine their own racialized history and understand its implications. Currently serving as president of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Dr. Stritikus discusses that college's racialized history — one that has been shaped by its beginnings as an Indian boarding school.
State of Sport Management
Jennifer Lee Hoffman, associate professor in Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy and faculty member at the Center for Leadership in Athletics was featured on the podcast State of Sport Management to discuss the current Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) trends and its legal, legislative and economic aspects. Dr. Hoffman also discusses the NCAA and how to understand the future of the association during this time of upheaval in the systems and structures of college sports, legislative involvement and the future of NIL.
How Laws on Race, Sexuality Could Clash With Culturally Responsive Teaching
Associate teaching professor and Elementary Teacher Education Program director Teddi Beam-Conroy is featured in an EducationWeek article titled “How Laws on Race, Sexuality Could Clash with Culturally Responive Teaching.” The article discusses the limitations that are being put on teachers nationwide and how these recent restrictions on teaching about issues of race and sexuality can potentially impact the work of culturally responsive educators.
What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching?
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.
Pandemic took a toll on teen mental health, US study says
Professor of School Psychology James Mazza was featured in a King5 segment titled “Pandemic took a toll on teen mental health, US study says.” In the video, he discusses how schools and parents can work with their students to check in on their mental health, especially after school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington education administrator advances to Senate confirmation to become Biden’s special education chief
Director of the Haring Center for Inclusive Education and Professor of Special Education, Ilene Schwartz is quoted in an article by The Spokesman Review regarding the nomination of Washington education administrator Glenna Gallo to lead the U.S. Education Department’s special education program. “I think she’s fabulous,” said Ilene. “The only bad thing I can say about her is she’s going to leave Washington state.”