Margery Ginsberg's new book’s has a bold new vision for professional learning. It emphasizes the importance of intrinsic motivation and respect for cultural diversity for a transformative approach to school improvement. Knowing that culture and motivation are inseparable influences on learning, Ginsberg provides practical steps that focus on teaching and...
Transformative Professional Learning
Improving Teaching in Head Start
A new Center on Quality Teaching and Learning that will be headquartered at the University of Washington is designed to improve teaching practices in Head Start programs. Susan Sandall, Ph.D., an associate professor of special education, whose research focuses on developing effective teaching practices for young children with disabilities and how to...
Reclaiming the 'Early College'
The National Consortium of Early College Programs, which informally met for the first time in New York in the fall, will invite collaboration, model best practices, and provide clarity of the traditional mission and purpose of early college. Nancy Hertzog is quoted.
Middle-school principal honored
Jeff Clark, middle-school principal and College alum, is is the winner of this year’s Thomas B. Foster Award for outstanding leadership.
It's time to change Seattle schools superintendent's job
Seattle has a year to figure out who should be its next superintendent of schools, someone different from the last one. No one has a good word to say about the recently departed Maria Goodloe-Johnson, but wasn't she our savior just a little while ago? In this op-ed, Seattle Times columnist, Jerry Large, praises Meredith Honig's collaborations with...
On Campus with Women
The Association of American Colleges and Universities asked Shirley Hune to contribute to their special issue celebrating 40 years of work on the status of women in education, On Campus with Women. Her contribution followed up on her 1998 monograph on Asian Pacific American Women: Claiming Visibility & Voice.
Janine Jones Wins Presidential Award from the National Association of School Psychologists
Congratulations to Janine Jones, faculty member and school psychologist. The National Association of School Psychologists honored Janine with a Presidential Award at their recent conference. The award recognizes continued commitment and dedication to students, schools and the community.
Towards a Global PhD? Forces and Focus in Doctoral Education Worldwide
In an interview with Illinois Public Media radio, Maresi Nerad talks about some of the major challenges facing graduate education.
Nancy Beadie at Association for Education Finance and Policy
Nancy Beadie has been invited to participate on a panel of economic historians to discuss the question: Why has schooling been publicly funded in the United States? The symposium will take place on the opening day of the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy in Seattle, March 24-26.
Dafney Blanca Dabach Awarded 2011 Bilingual SIG Dissertation Award
The American Educational Researchers Association (AERA) Bilingual Special Interest Group Dissertation Award Committee awarded Dafney Blanca Dabach the 2011 Bilingual SIG Dissertation Award. Rebecca Blum Martínez, Professor of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico, wrote, “The committee was very impressed with the...