Last week Washington state won a $60 million federal grant for early learning. We take a closer look with leading experts on early childhood education in Washington and other states. How will the state spend the money? Will it help close the achievement gap for low–income kids? Gail Joseph, assistant professor of education psychology, is a guest.
Will $60 Million For Early Learning Help Close The Achievement Gap?
Dr. Tom Lovitt Creates Scholarship to Honor Wife of 58 Years
Dr. Thomas Lovitt of Kirkland finished the arrangements to create a music scholarship at the University of Kansas to honor his late wife of 58 years in what he feels was the nick of time.
Just days later, last fall, the 81-year-old UW College of Education professor emeritus was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
“I still don’t know how...
LWSD School Board recommends former Inglewood teacher and principal, Traci Pierce, for superintendent
Traci Pierce is the Lake Washington School Board’s preferred candidate to replace outgoing superintendent Chip Kimball, it announced at its Dec. 5 meeting. Dr. Pierce is an alum of the EDLPS Learning for Leadership doctoral program.
40 percent of youths attempting suicide make first attempt before high school
In a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, nearly 40 percent of young adults who said they had tried suicide said that they made their first attempt before entering high school.
“Young adults who end up having chronic mental health...
KCTS 9's 'Golden Apples' Honor Excellence In Washington State Education
SEATTLE—KCTS 9 congratulates the winners of the 20th Annual Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Education, celebrating educators, programs and schools making a positive difference in Washington state education from early childhood through high school. The College would like to offer special congratulations to its alumni award...
Research links autism rate to low birth weight
"I'm thinking about a water fountain," five year old Finn Okell said to his kindergarten teacher. To hear him chatter that way is extraordinary. Why? Because it's so ordinary. His father remembers a time when everything was uncertain. Finn was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. Dr. Ilene Schwartz, Director of the Haring Center and Chair of Special...
Teacher quality — and their preparation — important to economic future
Want good teachers? Guest columnist Tom Stritikus says a number of factors contribute to teaching excellence, not only student test scores or teacher assessments. That's why, as dean of the University of Washington College of Education, he supports increased accountability for teacher preparation programs.
Our Future, Our Teachers: The Obama Administration’s Plan for Teacher Education Reform and Improvement
Dean Stritikus is quoted in support of "emerging tools like new teacher performance assessments that can be used to support deep program improvement in teacher education."
Should We Rethink Our Anti-Bullying Strategy? By Meredith Melnick
On Sept. 19, news broke of yet another adolescent suicide related to bullying. The boy, Jamey Rodemeyer, was 14 years old and identified alternately as gay or bisexual. He had withstood years of bullying, especially online. Just days after his death, many of the country's leading experts on bullying convened in Washington for the second annual National...
Education Nation: UW professor Dr. Frances Contreras on equity, diversity learning
KING 5 is partnering with NBC News to focus on our children's education. The project is called Education Nation. Dr. Frances Contreras, a University of Washington professor specializing in equity and diversity learning, shares more.