A pair of researchers identify practices that deepen the instructional impact of the central office. Mike Copland and Meredith Honig pen cover story for American Association of School Administrators
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At the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), William “Bill” Zumeta (ASHE President) hosted a presidential session, Policy Challenges in Intercollegiate Athletics. NCAA President and former UW President Mark Emmert was interviewed by Robert Kustra (Boise State University) and College faculty James Soto Antony moderated. The session focused...
Coaching Principles for the Development of Championship Teams: On and Beyond the Pitch
Herbert Hoffman, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies alum, co-authored a new book, Coaching Principles for the Development of Championship Teams: On and Beyond the Pitch. He co-authored the book with Peter R.J. Fewing, who served as head men’s soccer coach for Seattle University from 1998 – 2006.
A ‘monumental’ opportunity: UW education faculty to lead $40 million Head Start grant
For two UW College of Education researchers, a huge new federal Head Start grant means the creation of a new center and years of hard work ahead — but most of all, it means helping America’s youngest learners prepare for and succeed in school. The UW will take the lead among seven institutions in a new five-year, $40 million national Head Start grant....
New director of the UW's Robinson Center plans challenging classrooms for all children
Nancy Hertzog had one heck of a first day teaching elementary school: one of her students pulled the fire alarm and then vanished -- later he was found hitchhiking by the assistant superintendent -- as fire and police forces descended on the school. It was 1977, in Williamsburg, Va. Hertzog, now the new director of the University of Washington's Robinson...
Don't Cut Out the Center: The Centrality of the Central Office in Teaching and Learning Improvement
When district leaders must cut their budgets, they look first to their central office, but Michael A. Copland and Meredith I. Honig advise against following that instinct.
Spencer Foundation Announces the Appointment of Professor Diana E. Hess as Senior Vice President
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
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.
Curriculum and Instruction Alum Publishes in American Educational Research Journal
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.
Teach for America seeks foothold in Seattle area
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.