Professor Janine Jones discusses the correlation between a positive school climate and student academic outcomes.
Hawaii Students Feel Safer At School, But Not Everywhere
Most kids in King County do not get enough exercise, according to a new UW study
UW Center for Leadership in Athletics researcher Julie McCleery comments on a new report showing big divides in terms of which kids take part in organized sports and which ones do not.
King County’s kids aren’t getting outside, new report shows
Julie McCleery, a researcher with the UW Center for Leadership in Athletics, comments on a new report investigating young people's access to sports, play and outdoor recreation in Seattle and King County, which she led as principal investigator.
Many Kennewick teachers now make more than region’s annual median wage
Professor Marge Plecki comments on teacher salaries in Washington state and the impact of recent increases in school funding.
Anonymous Stories for the Instagram Age
Professor Emeritus Virginia Berninger comments on the Strangers Project, which treats handwritten personal stories like works of art.
Why Pets – and Pet Therapy – Help People Heal
Professor Brinda Jegatheesan discusses the benefits of the human-animal bond in the psychological wellbeing of children, particularly children with post-traumatic stress disorder, children with developmental disabilities and hospitalized children.
Washington state’s big bet on "free college"
Professor William Zumeta comments on a recently-approved bill that will cover college tuition for students from low- and moderate-income families in Washington.
How to teach and parent better in the age of big data
Professor Katie Headrick Taylor discusses how to use student data to productively inform both classroom instruction and schoolwide improvement.
How Do Teachers Define College Readiness?
In a new podcast, Professor Julia Duncheon discusses her research exploring how a teacher's background, academic focus and personal experience can influence their definition of "college readiness."
New Center Partners With Schools To Improve High School Graduation Rates
Professor Ed Taylor comments on the launch of the Center for High School Success, which will promote educator training and support, policies that support student learning and data-guided school improvement in Washington state.