As kids, we usually learn about nature from a decidedly human point of view. The world exists in relation to us. The conventional wisdom has been that this is a universal way the mind develops its awareness of the natural world. But an eclectic group of researchers are challenging that. The team is made up of psychologists from Northwestern University,...
Nature and human nature:How we see our place in the world depends on where in the world we're from.
Jackson Public Schools targets top-heavy office in Mississippi
Mississippi’s Jackson Public Schools made deep cuts to the central office. Meredith Honig is quoted extensively on her research about similar changes at other urban school districts.
A bill to overhaul school finance
Seattle Public Schools should keep Teach for America
Seattle Times editorial: Seattle School Board members should vote no on a motion to end a partnership with Teach for America. Teachers trained by the national innovative teaching corps have perform well enough in classrooms to justify continuing, even expanding, their presence here. The efforts of Dean Tom Stritikus are noted.
A Bill to Overhaul School Finance
Colorado state Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, is proposing legislation to overhaul Colorado’s nearly 20-year-old school funding system that will include a “trigger” so it won’t go into effect unless voters are willing to fund it. This decision comes on the heels of a report from the School Finance Partnership, which includes Marguerite Roza. Roza...
Repealing Proposition 209 Benefits Underprivileged Students
Several UW graduate programs ranked among nation's top 10
Several of the UW College of Education's graduate specialty programs ranked in the top 10: elementary education (7th), special education (7th), curriculum/instruction (8th), secondary education (9th) and administration/supervision (10th).
Teach for America's rocky first year
It's been a rocky first year for the Puget Sound branch of Teach for America, but principals say the first TFA teachers are performing well. The efforts of Dean Tom Stritikus are noted.
Puyallup picks new school superintendent
Timothy Yeomans, superintendent of the Meridian School District n the Bellingham area and an L4L Cohort 3 alumi, was the Puyallup School Board’s unanimous pick Tuesday to take over for retiring Superintendent Tony Apostle....
New book says financial model for higher ed is broken, offers ways to overhaul
Higher education, a jewel of American society and an engine of its economy, is under threat, and if the nation is to remain competitive the financial model must be overhauled, says a new book.