Spencer Foundation Announces the Appointment of Professor Diana E. Hess as Senior Vice President

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Board and staff of the Spencer Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Diana E. Hess as Senior Vice President. An alum of the UW College of Education, Hess is currently Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies, Education Policy, and Law....

Vanderbilt and UW to collaborate on new $40 million National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Helping foster children’s learning and readiness for school through the federal Head Start program is the goal of a new National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, created this fall with a $40 million grant from the Office of Head Start.

Teach for America seeks foothold in Seattle area

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Teach for America is working to bring its corps of young college graduates here to teach in Seattle-area schools next fall. Tom Stritikus is quoted.

Curriculum and Instruction Alum Publishes in American Educational Research Journal

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

College of Education alum Caryn Park recently published in the American Educational Research Journal. While studying at the College, Park specialized in Multicultural Education. James Banks served as her advisor. Her article is titled Young Children Making Sense of Racial and Ethnic Differences: A Sociocultural Approach.

L4L Alum Helps Students Think Beyond School

Monday, November 1, 2010

North Central High School Principal and College alum Steven Gering was one of nine educators statewide recently honored with a Golden Apple award for making a significant change in secondary education. During the past five years, he’s helped boost by 20 percent the number of students at his school who go on to college. Gering deflects praise for the...

Seattle principal wins $25,000 prize

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kelly Aramaki, the principal Seattle's John Stanford International School in Seattle, won the $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Washington. The award, called the Oscars of Teaching by Teacher magazine, exists to attract and reward outstanding K-12 teachers and education leaders. More than 50 teachers and educational professionals receive the award every...

Seattle Principal Wins National Award, $25,000

Friday, October 29, 2010

Kelly Aramaki, principal at John Stanford International School in Seattle, has won the 2010 Milken Educator Award for Washington. The award includes a $25,000 cash prize.

A life to be remembered: 'Dr. Sam' tells story of UW's Samuel E. Kelly

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Reader, educator, advocate, friend...Samuel E. Kelly was one of the College's most distinguished alums. A new autobiography pays tribute to his legacy.

Audrey Osler of University of Leeds to speak on 'Students' Perspective on Schooling' Oct. 29

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Audrey Osler, visiting scholar, to speak tomorrow for UW Center for Multicultural Education book talk. Osler argues that consulting young people is beneficial to the everyday life of schools and that the future health of democratic societies demands that we re-think relationships between adults and young people.

Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor recognized by his alma mater

Thursday, October 28, 2010

On October 14, UAA Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor and his wife Dr. Sue Taylor received the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award from their alma mater, Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Each year, the Gonzaga University Alumni Association awards select members with its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award. Nominations come in from various...