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Free Speech Radio News

The Obama Administration has highlighted college education as a key to economic recovery and to diminishing inequality among Americans, but access to education remains a challenge for many students. A recent report by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education called it a “leadership and policy vacuum” and highlighted the problem in Washington state. That vacuum, the report claims, is responsible for the fact that many of the state’s high school students—sixty out of every one hundred—don’t start college on time. FSRN’s Eilís O’neill reports, and Frances Contreras is interviewed.

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Online Masters

University of Washington's online master's program in Applied Behavioral Analysis was ranked No. 2 in the nation and has been recognized for "Best ABA Curriculum."

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LA Times
Children are texting, tapping and typing on keyboards more than ever, leaving less time to master that old-fashioned skill known as handwriting. So will the three T's replace a building block of education? It's not likely. The benefits of gripping and moving a pen or pencil reach beyond communication. Emerging research shows that handwriting increases brain activity, hones fine motor skills, and can predict a child's academic success in ways that keyboarding can't. Virginia Berninger is quoted.
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Education Dive

A program developed by UW faculty members Kathleen Artman Meeker and Nancy Rosenberg that enables the remote delivery of real-time coaching is highlighted in a story about how technology is making it easier to provide relevant professional development to educators.

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KING5
One in four kids are bullied according to statistics. It is a problem some are trying to solve with products. From backpacks to cell phone apps, there are some new ways to fight back against bullies. Karin Frey is quoted.
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Kappan Magazine

While they’re often overlooked in education policy debates, Professor Meredith Honig discusses the critical roles district central office staff can play in improving schools and ensuring student success. 

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The Seattle Times

Professor Nancy Hertzog, director of the UW's Robinson Center for Young Scholars, comments on the evolution of gifted education programs in the United States and Washington state.

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The Washington Post

In a guest post for the Washington Post's education blog, John Goodlad, professor emeritus of education, writes about effecting change in problem schools.

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Informal Science

Professor Katie Headrick Taylor is principal investigator of a project convening practitioners, researchers, evaluators and other stakeholders to explore the current state of evaluation and measurement tools in afterschool STEM programs.