It’s becoming more common to have robots substitute in for humans to complete dirty or sometimes dangerous work. But researchers are finding that, in some cases, people have started to treat the robots like pets, friends, or even as extensions of themselves. This raises the question that if soldiers attach human- or animal-like characteristics to a field...
Emotional Attachment to Robots Could Affect Outcome on Battlefield
Simpson Center Announces Maurice Dolberry as First Certificate in Public Scholarship Recipient
The Simpson Center is pleased to recognize Maurice Dolberry (Education) as the first UW student to complete the graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship (CPS). Dolberry, who entered the program in fall 2011, completed his Certificate this spring, with the guidance of his CPS portfolio advisor Ralina Joseph (Communication).
How the public is Deceived about ‘Highly Qualified Teachers’
The Washington Post just posted a commentary by Ken Zeichner in Valerie Strauss's column, "The Answer Sheet." Ken writes: "Parents and guardians should be accurately informed about the certification status of their children’s teachers so they can question the wisdom of the policy that has supported the disproportionate assignment of the least qualified...
Teacher’s Pets: Animals in the Classroom
More schools are using animals to teach students confidence, compassion, and other lessons they can’t get from textbooks. Brinda Jegatheesan, an associate professor at the University of Washington who specializes in the bond between animals and children, has studied cultures around the world where parents have used animals or animal stories for...
Holli & Edgar Martinez honored with UW College of Education Distinguished Service Award
On June 15th, Holli and Edgar Martinez were honored at the University of Washington College of Education’s graduation ceremony as winners of its Distinguished Service Award.
Washington Teacher Prep Falls Short For Students With Disabilities
As educational practice catches up with federal law that requires students learn in the least restrictive environment, an increasing number of students with autism and other disabilities are learning alongside their typically-developing peers in mainstream classrooms. The Haring Center is profiled and Dr. Ilene Schwartz is quoted.
CEL’s Stephen Fink on Leadership Tools to Support Principal Success
AASA’s Dan Domenech talked with Stephen Fink about CEL’s knowledge development project with the Gates Foundation and the resulting tools for central office leaders.
N. Seattle Community College president named to federal post
Mark Mitsui was named to serve as deputy assistant secretary for community colleges in the U.S. Department of Education. Mark is a College of Education alum, 2003. He has been instrumental in working with UW's GO-MAP and the Graduate School in helping to build pathways for graduate students who are interested in teaching at the community college level at...
New K-12 science standards add focus on practices, engineering and early learning
The National Academy of Sciences recently released an updated national vision for K-12 science education learning goals. The latest version, made public April 9, was developed by a national team with input from thousands of teachers, scientists and other stakeholders, including Philip Bell, director of the University of Washington's Institute for...
College Presidents, at Any Level, Face Sports Challenges
John Thelin highlights the work of the Center for Leadership in Athletics in an Op-Ed on college sports. Thelin is a professor of educational policy studies at the University of Kentucky.