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UW News

The College of Education is one of the initial funders of Othello-UW Commons, a multifunctional partnership space in the heart of Southeast Seattle’s Othello neighborhood that will be used for community-informed teaching, learning, service and research.

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Seattle Times
University of Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian and his wife, Stephanie, have made a gift of $100,000 to establish the Steve and Stephanie Sarkisian Endowed Fellowship in Education in the UW College of Education. The endowment will provide financial assistance to graduate students in the College of Education who aspire to teach in Washington state public schools.
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NGSNavigators

Enrique Suárez, a post-doctoral scholar with the UW's Institute for Science + Math Education, discusses how teachers can support emerging multilingual students during science instruction in elementary classrooms.

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ACT Theater
PhD student Nitya Venkateswaran will be in the play, Mother in Another Language, this weekend at ACT Theater downtown. Tickets are only $12 for students. Directed by David Hsieh and Agastya Kohli Pratidhwani, Mother in Another Language is a multicultural comedy that explores the challenges faced by two people from different backgrounds who find themselves in love with each other. When Tarak, a Bengali expatriate, and Karen, an American, decide to get married, they know they're in for some cultural difficulties. But when Tarak buys them a brownstone and asks permission to move his mother into the basement apartment, Karen knows she's getting more than she bargained for. Things get even more interesting when Karen’s mother shows up and brings her own splash of cultural diversity to the mix! Mother in Another Language stars Angela DiMarco, Robert Pillitteri, Meenakshi Rishi, Bikas Saha, Walayn Sharples and Nitya Venkateswaran.
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i24NEWS English

Professor James Banks discusses steps that countries can take to help migrants feel like they belong in their new homes.

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UWeek
Reader, educator, advocate, friend...Samuel E. Kelly was one of the College's most distinguished alums. A new autobiography pays tribute to his legacy.
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Education Dive

Professor Emeritus Ken Zeichner's research on alternative teacher preparation models and concerns that they may contribute to educational inequities is cited.

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Northwest Folklife Festival
Nitya Venkateswaran (EDLPS Master's student) to perform Bharatanatyam or Indian Classical Dance at the Northwest Folklife Festival. The Northwest Folklife Festival, held over Memorial Day weekend, is one of the largest, varied and most vibrant free folklife celebrations in North America. Produced by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, it hosts more than 7,000 participants, over 20 stages and venues, roughly 1000 performances, and an audience of approximately 250,000 at the 74-acre Seattle Center. Participants immerse themselves in four days of music and dance performances, visual arts and folklore exhibits, symposia, workshops, craft and cooking demonstrations and films. For more info: http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival/schedule/2010-05-30/58
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Education Week

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.

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EdChange

Jim Banks, Geneva Gay, and Cherry Banks were listed as top scholars by their peers in a recent survey of multicultural education professors.