LWSD School Board recommends former Inglewood teacher and principal, Traci Pierce, for superintendent

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Traci Pierce is the Lake Washington School Board’s preferred candidate to replace outgoing superintendent Chip Kimball, it announced at its Dec. 5 meeting.  Dr. Pierce is an alum of the EDLPS Learning for Leadership doctoral program.

40 percent of youths attempting suicide make first attempt before high school

Monday, November 28, 2011

In a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, nearly 40 percent of young adults who said they had tried suicide said that they made their first attempt before entering high school.

“Young adults who end up having chronic mental health...

KCTS 9's 'Golden Apples' Honor Excellence In Washington State Education

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SEATTLE—KCTS 9 congratulates the winners of the 20th Annual Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Education, celebrating educators, programs and schools making a positive difference in Washington state education from early childhood through high school. The College would like to offer special congratulations to its alumni award...

Research links autism rate to low birth weight

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"I'm thinking about a water fountain," five year old Finn Okell said to his kindergarten teacher. To hear him chatter that way is extraordinary. Why? Because it's so ordinary. His father remembers a time when everything was uncertain. Finn was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. Dr. Ilene Schwartz, Director of the Haring Center and Chair of Special...

Teacher quality — and their preparation — important to economic future

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Want good teachers? Guest columnist Tom Stritikus says a number of factors contribute to teaching excellence, not only student test scores or teacher assessments. That's why, as dean of the University of Washington College of Education, he supports increased accountability for teacher preparation programs.

Our Future, Our Teachers: The Obama Administration’s Plan for Teacher Education Reform and Improvement

Monday, October 10, 2011

Dean Stritikus is quoted in support of "emerging tools like new teacher performance assessments that can be used to support deep program improvement in teacher education."

Should We Rethink Our Anti-Bullying Strategy? By Meredith Melnick

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On Sept. 19, news broke of yet another adolescent suicide related to bullying. The boy, Jamey Rodemeyer, was 14 years old and identified alternately as gay or bisexual. He had withstood years of bullying, especially online. Just days after his death, many of the country's leading experts on bullying convened in Washington for the second annual National...

Education Nation: UW professor Dr. Frances Contreras on equity, diversity learning

Monday, September 26, 2011

KING 5 is partnering with NBC News to focus on our children's education. The project is called Education Nation. Dr. Frances Contreras, a University of Washington professor specializing in equity and diversity learning, shares more.

What's the matter with teachers today?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

GIVEN ALL the talk about the importance of education these days, you'd think teaching would be the most revered job in America ... From the beginning, says Nancy Beadie, a UW professor and historian of education, there has been this constant worry that teachers aren't good enough and we need to do more to make them better.

What Makes A Good Teacher?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What makes a good teacher? Experience? Well, that's one answer. KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher kicks off a series looking into what makes a good teacher. Associate Professor Marge Plecki shares her insight.