Sometimes, humor sells. It did for Seattle, WA rapper Macklemore. His single, “Thrift Shop,” which shares the joys of finding great (thrift store) clothing for a cheap price, recently went platinum, selling over 1 million copies.If thrift-shopping isn't your thing, a group of college students are hoping to bring that same joy to filling out the FAFSA -...
Macklemore's Thrift Shop Parodied by College Students (For a Good Cause)
A cure for social ills? Prevention
UW researcher Dr. Jerry Catalano is a leader in showing how prevention techniques can pay off in curing social problems.
Edu-Scholar Public Presence
Rick Hess released the Edu-Scholar Public Presence rankings this morning. UW faculty included Ken Zeichner, John Bransford, Dan Goldhaber, Paul Hill, Marguerite Roza, Robin Lake, and Meredith Honig. The metrics are designed to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher...
Service, Teaching, and Research Award
Dr. Katherine Lewis was awarded the Service, Teaching, and Research (STaR) for Early Career Mathematics Educators. The program aims to bring together future leaders of mathematics education to advance scholarship, create a network, and showcase research priorities for the field.
How to talk to your kids about the tragedy
Children need reassurance after hearing about any traumatic event, from earthquakes to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The school shootings in Connecticut on Friday, however, will likely require even closer attention by parents because children will naturally think this tragedy is even more likely to happen to them. Dr. Jim Mazza is quoted.
Seattle, South End schools win race for $40 million
Seven school districts in King County, which banded together three years ago to raise the number of students who graduate from college, have won a four-year, $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help them achieve that goal. The UW Dream Project, which serves all seven school districts by partnering nearly 600 undergraduate mentors...
Op-ed: How to get Washington’s charter schools right
Dr. Kenneth Zeichner, Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Washington, and A.G. Rud, dean of the College of Education at Washington State University, wrote a Seattle Times Op-ed with suggestions for how to get Washington’s charter schools right.
The Uses of Difficulty
It’s an odd thought. Why would anyone make their work more difficult than it already is? Yet we know that difficulty can pay unexpected dividends. The work of Professor Virginia Berninger is cited.
Fueling the Leadership Pipeline
NCAA Champion Magazine features the Intercollegiate Athletic Program, a "unique master's degree program...designed to populate the leadership pipeline in intercollegiate athletics."
Apprentice program to train new Seattle teachers
Starting next summer, Seattle will join a dozen other U.S. cities that train some of its teachers similar to the way hospitals teach medical residents, with significant on-the-job learning alongside experienced mentors. Seattle Public Schools and three partners — the University of Washington, the nonprofit Alliance for Education and the city's teachers...