Nancy Beadie at Association for Education Finance and Policy

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nancy Beadie has been invited to participate on a panel of economic historians to discuss the question: Why has schooling been publicly funded in the United States? The symposium will take place on the opening day of the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy in Seattle, March 24-26.

Dafney Blanca Dabach Awarded 2011 Bilingual SIG Dissertation Award

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The American Educational Researchers Association (AERA) Bilingual Special Interest Group Dissertation Award Committee awarded Dafney Blanca Dabach the 2011 Bilingual SIG Dissertation Award. Rebecca Blum Martínez, Professor of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico, wrote, “The committee was very impressed with the...

UW’s Central Office Transformation Work with Seattle Public Schools Featured at National Conference

Thursday, February 17, 2011

On February 17, 2011, the American Association of School Administrators featured the Wallace-funded research of Dr. Meredith Honig and colleagues along with the direct services and supports provided by the UW Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) in the Seattle Public Schools.

Seattle Panel Demonstrates a Shift in Central-Office Priorities

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Focusing the full attention of the central office on teaching and learning was the topic of a Thought Leader session, sponsored by the Wallace Foundation, on Thursday morning. Panelists shared their own experiences and perspectives about this work in a presentation that was moderated by Richard Laine, director of the foundation’s education programs. The...

Mother in Another Language

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

PhD student Nitya Venkateswaran will be in the play, Mother in Another Language, this weekend at ACT Theater downtown. Tickets are only $12 for students. Directed by David Hsieh and Agastya Kohli Pratidhwani, Mother in Another Language is a multicultural comedy that explores the challenges faced by two people from different backgrounds who find...

Students watch history happening in Egypt

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Students are getting a chance to see history in the making in their classrooms as they watch the turmoil happening now in Egypt. Teacher Michelle Zimmerman, College of Education alum '07, has done away with the history books, allowing history to unfold in front of the students' eyes.

Classroom tours aim to find great teaching

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A group of Puget Sound school superintendents is touring classrooms in one another's school districts this year, similar to the kind of medical rounds that doctors make in hospitals. Their goal is not to evaluate or judge, but to learn — deepening their ability to define, recognize and support excellent teaching. Stephen Fink, executive director of the...

Handwriting: A Lost Art?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Northeast Ohio is where American penmanship was born. We learn about the history of handwriting and discuss whether it's still relevant in this digital age. Virginia Ginger Berninger is a featured guest.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

When the students at Amazing Grace Christian School in Renton are asked to face the music, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re being called on the carpet, unless, of course, you mean cutting a rug. Dance is an integral part of the K-8 school, thanks to a UW graduate student who’s been teaching there. College of Education alum, Michelle Zimmerman, first...

Studies Take Aim at Playground Gossip

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gossip and social ostracization may come far down on the list of concerns for educators trying to prevent bullying, yet emerging research suggests relational bullying, though often the most frequently overlooked, may hold the key to changing an aggressive culture in schools. Karin Frey's research is noted.