Bonnie Campbell Hill, alumnus of the College of Education, passed away recently. As part of her legacy, she raised $500,000 for literacy projects in the third world in just six months.
Edmonds educator leaves legacy of literacy
University of Washington plans 'alternative' teacher certification
However many Teach for America recruits come to the Seattle area this fall, they'll likely earn their teaching certificates through a program at the University of Washington.
Morva McDonald Wins Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award
Morva McDonald is the recipient of the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship. The Fellowship is meant to encourage a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential for service and leadership in the community. Munro Public Service Fellows are selected on the basis...
Transformative Professional Learning
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...
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.