Professor Walter Parker discusses changes in civics education and the importance of starting early to help kids grow up to be engaged citizens.
What Does Civics Education Look Like In Washington?
Tacoma educator named Principal of the Year
Dan Besett, principal of Tacoma’s Wilson High School and a graduate of UW's Danforth Educational Leadership Program, is the 2017 Washington State High School Principal of the Year.
The Teaching Channel's most-read blog post of 2016 was co-authored by Elham Kazemi, Condit professor in math and science education, and Kendra Lomax, managing director of Teacher Education by Design (see page 42).
Setting a course for the future
Meaghan Ferrick, doctoral student in school psychology, comments on the UW's Alternative Spring Break trip to Neah Bay, where volunteers helped fifth-graders imagine their futures through digital storytelling.
Incentives to Attend Private Colleges Could Save States Money and Raise Graduation Rates
William Zumeta, professor of educational leadership and policy studies, comments on a study he authored the explored how to help states prepare more students with bachelor's degrees.
Engaging the Community with Family Engineering Nights
Liza Rickey (MIT '03), science and STEM curriculum specialist at Issaquah School District, describes how her district hosted a family engineering night at 15 elementary schools to strengthen family engagement.
UW study points to positive impacts of federal school-improvement grants
A recent study of the impact of federal school improvement grants by the University of Washington's Min Sun, assistant professor of education, found test scores and teacher retention improved, providing insights for future school improvement efforts.
Criticized federal grant program helped turn around Spokane school
A recent study by Professor Min Sun exploring the impact of the federal School Improvement Grant program is highlighted in a story about significant improvements at a Spokane high school.
UW programs, including education, ranked highly
The University of Washington College of Education's recent No. 9 ranking in U.S. News & World Report, along with six specialty programs ranked among the top 10 nationally, is cited.
Jacobson '07 to lead CWU School of Education
Ron Jacobson, who earned his PhD in educational leadership and policy studies from UW College of Education in 2007, will serve as executive director of the Central Washington University School of Education.