UW College of Ed grads Jennifer Wiley (Franklin High School principal) and Mia Williams (Aki Kurose Middle School principal) were just awarded the Foster Award for Excellence by the Seattle Alliance for Education. Each principal receives $50,000 of unrestricted money to spend on her school.
Two Alums Recognized for Impact in Region
Teacher-Prep Programs Zero In on Effective 'Practice'
This EdWeek article offers some great insight to innovative teacher preparation work occurring at universities. Dr. Elham Kazemi and Dr. Morva McDonald are quoted.
Ask The Experts: Can Students Predict The Return on Their Investment in Higher Education?
With outstanding student loan debt recently surging past the $1 trillion mark and continuing to rise, questions abound about the future of our nation’s youth as well as the potential for economic fallout from this would-be ticket to a better life turned debilitating financial burden. Chief among them are hypotheses as to both the root causes...
Expert to speak on teacher education programs
Kenneth Zeichner, director and Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Washington, will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium on March 19 at Purdue University. He will...
Autism program a 'blessing' for Kyle: Waiver funds help for children and families
Dr. Ann Garfinkle, an alum who taught at the Experimental Education Unit, authored a report by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services’ Developmental Disabilities Program, which details the outcome of the Children’s Autism Waiver program. The program, which was begun in 2009, and funded through Medicaid to provide 20 hours each week...
Can We Still Afford Higher Ed?
Dr. Bill Zumeta on KUOW about how we can make sure people in Washington state can pursue higher education without having to go into crushing debt.
Kasich schools bill may bear key reformers' marks
The education overhaul that Ohio Gov. John Kasich unveils this week is likely to bear the marks of several of America's best-known — if not universally popular — school reformers. Marguerite Roza is mentioned.
Insults, disrespect and access to weapon often have deadly results
Now serving a 17-year-sentence in prison, Barry L. Saunders Jr. can see there are worse things than disrespect, but he didn’t know that when he brought a gun to the Westfield Southcenter Mall in 2008 and fatally shot a 16-year-old boy. Dr. Karin Frey is quoted.
Jesse Hagopian on CNN explains Garfield's MAP test Boycott
Former UW TEP student Jesse Hagopian is a public high school teacher in Seattle and has been very involved in the national conversation about standardized testing. In January 2013, teachers at Seattle’s Garfield High School unanimously voted to stop administering a widely used standardized test, the MAP test, saying that the test is deeply flawed and is...
Macklemore's Thrift Shop Parodied by College Students (For a Good Cause)
Sometimes, humor sells. It did for Seattle, WA rapper Macklemore. His single, “Thrift Shop,” which shares the joys of finding great (thrift store) clothing for a cheap price, recently went platinum, selling over 1 million copies.If thrift-shopping isn't your thing, a group of college students are hoping to bring that same joy to filling out the FAFSA -...