Professor Marge Plecki comments on teacher salaries in Washington state and the impact of recent increases in school funding.
Dean Mia Tuan, recently named to the 2019 Women of Influence list of the Puget Sound Business Journal, discusses her work to advance equity and access in education and more (subscription required).
Samuel E. Kelly was a former faculty member at the College and the UW's first Vice President for the Office of Minority Affairs. Each year, the UW hosts an annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture, honoring his vision for equity in society. This year's lecture features Professor Richard Ladner of the UW Department of Computer Science and Engineering, who is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and has focused much of his research on the use of technology to improve the lives of people with disabilities, particularly the deaf and blind communities.
Professor Ilene Schwartz writes about her diagnosis with breast cancer and the very different — and difficult — experience of families with a young child who has a developmental delay.
James Mazza, a psychologist at the University of Washington in Seattle, says that children can benefit from depression screenings as early second grade.
Yanko Michea, director of information and learning technologies, discusses how UW College of Education adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the continuation of productive teaching and learning (story starts on page 4).
Leighanne Law's journey to the front of the classroom began nearly a decade ago when she hosted a monthly book club for middle schoolers. That spark led her last year to the one-year education master’s program at the University of Washington in Seattle – and, starting Day One, to the teaching life.
Professor Nancy Hertzog comments on a new school launched by entrepreneur Elon Musk with once-a-week online classes.