It's still being taught in Seattle Public Schools, but it is not required. And the Washington state Department of Education doesn't insist on it either. Dr. Deborah McCutchen is quoted.
Cursive writing: A dying art form?
How Handwriting Trains the Brain
Research highlights the hand's unique relationship with the brain when it comes to composing thoughts and ideas. Virginia Berninger, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, says handwriting differs from typing because it requires executing sequential strokes to form a letter, whereas keyboarding involves selecting a whole...
Alum Reflects on GO-MAP and Bonderman Travel Fellowship
College alum Rocia Mendoza, GO-MAP and Bonderman Travel Fellow, reflects on how these awards enriched her life in the latest issue of Viewpoints.
Urgent education needs demand bold new thinking
A Seattle Times editorial by Dean Tom Stritikus argues that Waiting for Superman discussions should focus on training and hiring quality teachers for all classrooms.
Preschoolers learn about colors, play and differences
Parent Map feature on the EEU.
Methow Valley playground goes the natural way
Methow Valley Elementary School is moving towards an all natural playground. Brian Patrick, Danforth Danforth educational leadership program graduate and new principal at Methow Valley Elementary, is quoted.
Teachers embracing technology boom in the classroom
How can new technology benefit students and teachers? Steve Kerr talks video game activities.
Contreras and Varghese in OMA Publication
Frances Contreras and Manka Varghese were noted in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news.
Cameron McGregor Selected for Fulbright Scholarship
Congrats to Cameron McGregor, elementary ed student, on his Fullbright Scholarship! Cameron will will travel to the city of Elista in Southern Russia, north of Georgia, to teach American studies and culture to students between 10 and 14 years old, as well as university students.
Higher Education Journal Highlights NBPTS and National Board Certification
Michael S. Knapp served as co-guest editor for a special edition of Theory into Practice, a peer-reviewed journal hosted by The Ohio State University. Entitled?Accomplished Teaching as a Professional Resource?, the issue highlights National Board Certified Teachers as a resource for improving student learning and achievement. Mike co-edited with Mary E....