Hindsight Improves the Picture for Obama-Era School Improvement Program

Friday, January 10, 2020

Professor Min Sun's study of a $7 billion school improvement grant program, the most comprehensive longitudinal study of the program to date, indicates the grants built up the capacity for improvement in their schools.

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

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Professor Niral Shah discusses why the false narrative that "Asians are good at math" is harmful and what educators can do about it (also published in The Chicago...

Faculty Friday: Karin Frey

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Professor Karin Frey discusses her research on teenagers and interactions that involve strategies of conflict or cooperation.

Big Obama administration grants for Washington’s worst schools paid off, new study shows

Monday, January 6, 2020

Professor Min Sun discusses her study looking at the impact of a federal program intended to revive the nation’s underperforming schools. Preliminary results indicate student achievement improved and graduation rates increased at schools that received funding.

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,...

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...

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.