Professor Manka Varghese discusses efforts to diversify the teaching workforce, such as the UW College of Education's Project Bilingual Educator CApacity, as a way to address inequities that impact students of color and their families.
Wanted: Teachers as Diverse as Their Students
Lift barriers to youth sports and physical activity
The UW Center for Leadership in Athletics' recent "State of Play: Seattle-King County" report assessing access and equity in youth physical activity in the region is cited.
Seattle schools simplifies school dress code while some in Everett opt for uniforms
Tom Halverson, director of the master's in education policy program at the UW, comments on the impact of dress codes on students and implications for teaching.
Hawaii Students Feel Safer At School, But Not Everywhere
Professor Janine Jones discusses the correlation between a positive school climate and student academic outcomes.
Most kids in King County do not get enough exercise, according to a new UW study
UW Center for Leadership in Athletics researcher Julie McCleery comments on a new report showing big divides in terms of which kids take part in organized sports and which ones do not.
King County’s kids aren’t getting outside, new report shows
Julie McCleery, a researcher with the UW Center for Leadership in Athletics, comments on a new report investigating young people's access to sports, play and outdoor recreation in Seattle and King County, which she led as principal investigator.
Many Kennewick teachers now make more than region’s annual median wage
Professor Marge Plecki comments on teacher salaries in Washington state and the impact of recent increases in school funding.
Anonymous Stories for the Instagram Age
Professor Emeritus Virginia Berninger comments on the Strangers Project, which treats handwritten personal stories like works of art.
Why Pets – and Pet Therapy – Help People Heal
Professor Brinda Jegatheesan discusses the benefits of the human-animal bond in the psychological wellbeing of children, particularly children with post-traumatic stress disorder, children with developmental disabilities and hospitalized children.
Washington state’s big bet on "free college"
Professor William Zumeta comments on a recently-approved bill that will cover college tuition for students from low- and moderate-income families in Washington.