Rising costs set to change the face of US higher education

Saturday, August 21, 2010

As funding for public universities falls, poorer students will feel the pinch. William Zumeta is quoted.

It's about the kids: Refocusing central school district offices with teaching and learning in mind

Thursday, August 19, 2010

UW profs urge central school district office personnel to get out to the schools in a new education report. The transformation was phenomenal, said one school superintendent who put the research into practice.

Honig and Copland Receive Grant from W.T. Grant Foundation

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Meredith Honig was recently awarded a major grant from the W.T. Grant Foundation. The grant, titled ‘Research Use as Learning: The Case of School District Central Offices’ will take place from 2011 to 2012. ?? Honig will be working on the WT Grant Foundation project with Mike Copland and a team of graduate students.

Education startup SynapticMash acquired for $10 million

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

SynapticMash, an educational software company, just sold for $10 million. Ramona Pierson, graduate of the Danforth Program, founded SynapticMash and served as CEO of the three-year-old startup. Promethean World Plc. plans to integrate the technology with its handheld Learner Response System devices that are used by students to contribute in the classroom...

Teacher development not a smart cutback in tough times

Sunday, July 18, 2010

What exactly does the education system sacrifice when legislators slash professional development funding for educators? Op-ed by Dean Wasley and Stephanie Hirsh on budget cutbacks across the state and nation.

Interview with Mark Windschitl and Jessica Thompson

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Teachers College Record is a journal of research, analysis, and commentary in the field of education. It has been published continuously since 1900 by Teachers College, Columbia University. In this episode of “The Voice,” Mark Windschitl and Jessica Thompson from the University of Washington talk about their upcoming article, co-written with Melissa...

New elementary principal brings focus on school culture, quality instruction

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alum Brian Patrick, an ambassador of kindness just graduated from Danforth cohort 22 and is now the principal of Methow Valley Elementary. Superintendent Mark Wenzel, a recent graduate of the L4L Ed. D. program, is quoted.

College Alums In Seattle Schools

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Seattle Schools welcome several College of Ed alums to permanent positions. Stacey Tate Loftin is now principal for Coe Elementary. Clover Codd is the permanent principal at Alki Elementary. Henterson Carlisle is the permanent principal at Madison Middle School.

Ben Ostrem is Principal of Highland Park Elementary School

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ben Ostrom has been appointed principal at Highland Park Elementary School, effective July 1, 2010. Ostrom is an alum of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington.

Noah Zeichner Named 2010 Bezos Scholar

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Noah Zeichner, alum and Chief Sealth International High School student social studies teacher, and student Molly Freed have been named 2010 Bezos Scholars and will attend an all-expenses-paid conference July 5-11 with international leaders, acclaimed thinkers, policymakers and artists.