Coaching Principles for the Development of Championship Teams: On and Beyond the Pitch

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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

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.

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...

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...