Education startup SynapticMash acquired for $10 million

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

SynapticMash, an educational software company, just sold for $10 million. Ramona Pierson, graduate of the Danforth Program, founded SynapticMash and served as CEO of the three-year-old startup. Promethean World Plc. plans to integrate the technology with its handheld Learner Response System devices that are used by students to contribute in the classroom...

Teacher development not a smart cutback in tough times

Sunday, July 18, 2010

What exactly does the education system sacrifice when legislators slash professional development funding for educators? Op-ed by Dean Wasley and Stephanie Hirsh on budget cutbacks across the state and nation.

Interview with Mark Windschitl and Jessica Thompson

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Teachers College Record is a journal of research, analysis, and commentary in the field of education. It has been published continuously since 1900 by Teachers College, Columbia University. In this episode of “The Voice,” Mark Windschitl and Jessica Thompson from the University of Washington talk about their upcoming article, co-written with Melissa...

New elementary principal brings focus on school culture, quality instruction

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alum Brian Patrick, an ambassador of kindness just graduated from Danforth cohort 22 and is now the principal of Methow Valley Elementary. Superintendent Mark Wenzel, a recent graduate of the L4L Ed. D. program, is quoted.

College Alums In Seattle Schools

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Seattle Schools welcome several College of Ed alums to permanent positions. Stacey Tate Loftin is now principal for Coe Elementary. Clover Codd is the permanent principal at Alki Elementary. Henterson Carlisle is the permanent principal at Madison Middle School.

Ben Ostrem is Principal of Highland Park Elementary School

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ben Ostrom has been appointed principal at Highland Park Elementary School, effective July 1, 2010. Ostrom is an alum of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington.

Noah Zeichner Named 2010 Bezos Scholar

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Noah Zeichner, alum and Chief Sealth International High School student social studies teacher, and student Molly Freed have been named 2010 Bezos Scholars and will attend an all-expenses-paid conference July 5-11 with international leaders, acclaimed thinkers, policymakers and artists.

Roxhill Principal Carmela Dellino on Arts in Schools

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Some recent studies show that kids who are involved in the arts do better in school. Carmela Dellino, College alum and principal of Roxhill Elementary School, talks about the importance of arts at Roxhill.

American Association of School Administrators Recognizes Honig & Copland Report

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

American Association of School Administrators lists new report by Meredith Honig, Mike Copland, and others as new and noteworthy.

Third Andresen Recognized by Seattle Weekly for His Innovative Course

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Third Andresen, PhD student in Curriculum and Instruction, is recognized in Seattle Weekly for his class, It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop. The course teaches the historical, social, and cultural history of hip hop and has been wildly successful. Nice job Third!