Researchers into handwriting argue that penmanship is a foundational skill in student success, pointing to studies that show cursive writing stimulates areas of the brain unaffected by keyboarding and helps children develop skills in reading, spelling, composition, memory and critical thinking. Virginia Berninger is quoted.
Cursive giving way to other pursuits as educators debate its value
As parents raise cash, schools confront big gap
Seattle schools are increasingly relying on parent donations to pay for a variety of expenses, including teacher salaries. But parent groups in wealthy parts of the city raise vastly more than those in poorer areas, raising fairness questions. Marge Plecki is quoted.
Should Cursive and Other Forms of Handwriting Be Taught in Schools?
Should schools spend precious instructional time teaching handwriting? Should students learn cursive at all, or is it an outdated skill—and here's the Hancock link—how will they sign their names if they don't know cursive? The author talks with Virginia Berninger.
Does Handwriting Matter in a Digital World?
Virginia Berninger is among those interviewed at Handwriting in the 21st Century? An Educational Summit, where researchers presented findings in areas ranging from occupational therapy to neuroscience that document the impact of handwriting on kids' learning.
Higher-ed woes tied to state 'leadership vacuum'
Washington politicians have abdicated their leadership role in higher education, leaving the state with a disjointed system that doesn't produce enough bachelor's degrees and forces employers to go out of state — and even out of the country — to find skilled workers. Bill Zumeta, one of the co-authors of the forthcoming book, "Financing Higher Education...
CARE at Haring Center offers support for those with neurodevelopment issues
Two years ago, Cindy Cables discovered...
Students, friends paint mural for murdered Woodinville teacher
Students, former students, friends and strangers came together Monday to pay tribute to beloved Woodinville teacher Prudence Hockley, who was tragically murdered on Christmas Eve. Prudence graduated with the College of Education's first...
No simple solutions in overcoming racial disparities
Alum Max Hunter writes about the complexities of solving the challenges of racial disparities in education and society.
Will $60 Million For Early Learning Help Close The Achievement Gap?
Last week Washington state won a $60 million federal grant for early learning. We take a closer look with leading experts on early childhood education in Washington and other states. How will the state spend the money? Will it help close the achievement gap for low–income kids? Gail Joseph, assistant professor of education psychology, is a guest.
Dr. Tom Lovitt Creates Scholarship to Honor Wife of 58 Years
Dr. Thomas Lovitt of Kirkland finished the arrangements to create a music scholarship at the University of Kansas to honor his late wife of 58 years in what he feels was the nick of time.
Just days later, last fall, the 81-year-old UW College of Education professor emeritus was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
“I still don’t know how...