Ethnic Studies in Classrooms

Monday, May 24, 2010

Talk of the Nation interviewed James Banks, professor of diversity studies, in a segment on a new Arizona law that bans classes designed for students of a particular ethnicity.

Roosevelt High School students get refresher on cursive writing

Monday, May 24, 2010

Two College of Ed students awarded Bonderman Fellowships University Week June 3, 2010 Congratulations to TEP student Anna Kramer and Education, Learning, and Society Minor student Brittany Lichtyon theirr Bonderman fellowships. In order to become the best science teacher she can be, Anna will travel to the countries where most of her students have roots...

Tonya Kusak, Alum, Announces Engagement

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tonya Kusak and John Austin Ruf happily announce their engagement and plans for a July 11, 2010 wedding on the campus of the University of Washington. Tonya is the daughter of Loretta Kusak and Anton Charles Kusak III of Seattle. Tonya earned her undergraduate degree and Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington. She is currently employed by...

Amazing Grace Students Reach Out to War Vets

Friday, May 21, 2010

Michelle Zimmerman is a Ph.D. student in PhD student in Human Development and Cognition and her advisor is Nathalie Gherke.

Refocusing central school district offices to improve teaching and learning

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Central offices of urban school districts have been able to shift their focus from administration and compliance to improvement of teaching and learning districtwide by making five key changes, according to a new report by researchers from the UW College of Education.

Amazing Grace students reach out to war vets

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The war in Afghanistan may be across the globe, but the conflict is very much a part of the daily curriculum in Michelle Zimmerman's class at Amazing Grace Christian School in Seattle. Zimmerman is an alum of the UW College of Education.

Goodlad: How to help our schools - Part 3

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

In a guest post for the Washington Post's education blog, John Goodlad, professor emeritus of education, writes about effecting change in problem schools.

A new era for the Experimental Education Unit (so long, Jennifer Annable)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The close-knit community that is the UW's Experimental Education Unit is marking its 40th birthday and the end of an era this spring -- its longtime leader Jennifer Annable is leaving after 25 years with the school.

Alum Karen Borders Wins PBS Teachers Innovation Award

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Congratulations to Kareen Borders, teacher at Key Peninsula Middle School in Lakebay and L4L student. Kareen won a PBS Teachers' Innovation Award for inspiring students and transforming classroom learning. Learn about her innovative project here!

New book by Marguerite Roza exposes flaws in school finance

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Given the fierce debates about K--12 education spending in recent decades, it is surprising that so little is known about the connection between spending and outcomes -- in effect, why a doubling of money spent on public schools the past 30 years has yielded only slight improvements in student achievement. Marguerite Roza, research associate professor of...