Education Researchers give A.P. Instruction a Makeover

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Advanced Placement, or A.P., is quickly becoming the accepted standard for college-level coursework in U.S. high schools. The Seattle Time’s Education Lab’s most recent story examines how a new form of A.P. instruction used at Sammamish High School in Bellevue and Garfield High School in Seattle is attempting to address these concerns. College of...

UW Online Early Childhood and Family Studies Appeals to Huge Market

Monday, January 20, 2014

Online education that leads to a degree is becoming a bigger slice of the education business for Washington’s two major state universities. UW Online Early Childhood and Family Studies student Nicole Traore, who works at the Mukilteo Early Childhood Education Assistance Program in Lynnwood, is featured. “For me, it’s about changing the way I see things...

Alum Samuel L. Odom Wins International Award

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Samuel Odom, one of the College of Education's Distinguished Alumni awardees, recently won the Gesell Prize, an international award that includes 10,000 euros, a medal forged in silver, and a legacy alongside the international leaders in child development research.

Even Gifted Students Can’t Keep Up: In Math and Science, the Best Fend for Themselves

Monday, December 16, 2013

NYTimes editorial praises the Robinson Center's program for work with seventh and eight graders. The University of Washington has long allowed a select group of seventh and eighth graders, none older than 14, to skip high school entirely and enter a one-year “transition school” in which they live at home to ease the social adjustment while taking courses...

A Bold Experiment for AP Courses

Monday, December 9, 2013

A collaboration between the UW and the Bellevue School District, designed to improve student engagement and performance in advanced placement (AP) courses, is now finding wider success.

Center for Athletic Leadership Part of Effort to Place Trained Coaches in Sports-Based Youth Programs

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez was in Seattle today to announce his support for an innovative program that trains coaches to work in sports-based youth projects in disadvantaged areas of the city. The Center for Leadership in Athletics are a part of this growing effort to place more trained coaches into sports-based youth development programs....

2 Seattle Middle Schools Focus on Attendance, See Scores Climb

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Missing just a few days of class in sixth grade can predict whether you’ll graduate from high school. That research powers a national anti-dropout effort that’s making a difference at Seattle’s Aki Kurose and Denny International middle schools. Aki Kurose Principal and Danforth alum Mia Williams is mentioned along with Early Childhood & Family...

Lessons on Equity in Science Education from Walking Urban Forest Preserves

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blog Post on the Equity Alliance by Ananda Marin, a postdoc at Northwestern who works closely with Dr. Megan Bang. Marin is currently engaged in a collaborative research project between the American Indian Center of Chicago, the Menominee Language and Culture Commission, Northwestern University, and the University of Washington in the design of...

Alum Named League of Education Voter's Activist of the Month

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Master of Education Policy graduate Nicholas  Bradford was just named the League of Education Voter's activist of the month for November. Nicholas specializes in restorative justice and transforming school discipline. Read Bradford's thoughts on restorative justice below!

Road Map Project Education Leaders Luncheon

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dream Project student Oscar Alejandre recently gave an inspiring speech at the Road Map Project Education Leaders Luncheon. (Go to min 44 for Oscar's part.) Mary Jean Ryan, Executive Director of the Community Center for Education Results, calls the Dream Project a "fighting force" in the urgent work to improve educational achievement for students in our...