Washington State Budget and Policy Center Names 2013 - 2014 Betty Jane Narver Fellow

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Washington State Budget and Policy Center named current student Jillian Pennyman their 2013 - 2014 Betty Jane Narver Fellow. This fellowship was intended to increase the number of diverse voices in public policy and will provide Jillian the opportunity to work directly with their policy team.

Starting Seattle Teachers Learn Alongside Kids in New Apprentice Program

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Seattle Teacher Residency is one of the first programs in the country to include the teachers union as an equal partner, which makes it both a national model and something of a local miracle in a city often roiled by debates about education reform. The collaboration brings together Seattle Public Schools, the UW, the Seattle Education Association and...

Grads of UW Program for Principals Come with a Guarantee

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The guarantee is based on the graduate’s skill in six areas, which the program describes as: ”Shaping and attaining a vision, improving instructional quality through collaborative professional practice, engaging families and communities, marshaling resources, navigating system-wide data use, and creating systems of accountability and support.”

KCST Golden Apple Award to Alum Kristin Bailey-Fogarty

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Teacher Education alum Kristin Bailey-Fogarty received a 2013 KCST Golden Apple Award. Kristin is a Reading Intervention Teacher at Eckstein Middle School in Seattle, WA.

Turnaround at White Center Heights Elementary - Seattle Times Feature

Monday, October 28, 2013

Anne Reece, principal of White Center Heights Elementary in the Highline School District, has overseen a striking and rapid increase in test scores at the high-poverty school. Her approach to group-based learning is the subject of a Seattle Times story by reporter Claudia Rowe. Reece is a College of Education alum and was mentored by Dr. Sheila Valencia...

Interview: The Professor of Robot Love

Friday, October 25, 2013

Dr. Julie Carpenter is a leading expert on robot-human relationships. She made headlines in early October when she released her groundbreaking new study on the emotional ties between military personnel and military robots. As a result of the study, which revealed that soldiers often name and even fall in love with their robots, and hold funerals for...

LGBT Athletes Discuss Challenges at USC Conference

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Annenberg TV New's hosted a panel on sports and LGBT experience features Mike Bryant, PhD student.

Paul Hill in The Atlantic: 'Bloomberg's Education Plan Is Working'

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In The Atlantic today, Center on Reinventing Public Education founder Paul Hill writes: 'Bill de Blasio, the likely next New York City mayor, has made a lot of promises about public education. No additional charter schools; no free space for many charter schools educating city kids; less reliance on student test performance to judge schools; and a...

Video Chat with McKnight Foundation Panelist Kristie Kauerz

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

On October 22, 2013, McKnight gathered together a crowd at the James J. Hill Library in downtown St. Paul to discuss PreK-3rd practices, policies, and possibilities. We sought to catalyze a conversation around how to ensure that students and parents experience consistent, high-quality educational experiences from age 3 to grade 3.

Video: Nurturing the Highly Capable Child: Perspectives on Gifted Education

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

From the 3-year-old who reads at a higher level than his school-age siblings and knows all the state capitols to the introverted, late-blooming artist who struggles in school, being “gifted” may not always look like the stereotype of the precocious geek. What does giftedness really look like and how can parents and teachers of highly capable children...