UW uses upcoming dam removal to study teaching techniques. The National Science Foundation awarded O’Mahony and UW Professor John Bransford a one-year RAPID (Rapid Response Research) grant. The pair is using the $200,000 to study teaching methods regarding the Elwha River and the upcoming removal of its two dams. Half of the more than 300 participating...
Education on the Elwha
Visit Seattle history with story of Sam Kelly — educator, advocate
Follow Sam Kelly through his life and you'll learn about American history and about Seattle's past. Jerry Large, Seattle Times staff columnist, reviews the new autobigraphy on Kelly, a College alum.
Trustees name Jean Hernandez president of Edmonds CC
The Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees has named Jean Hernandez president of Edmonds Community College. A College of Education alum, Hernandez will begin work January 1, 2011.
Teach for America’s Most Influential Alumni
Ahead of Teach for America's 20th-anniversary alumni summit in February, a look at the influentials who have emerged from the ranks of TFA vets. Dean Tom Stritikus is profiled.
From Operations to Teaching & Learning
A pair of researchers identify practices that deepen the instructional impact of the central office. Mike Copland and Meredith Honig pen cover story for American Association of School Administrators
News: Higher Ed Research Roundup - Inside Higher Ed
At the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), William “Bill” Zumeta (ASHE President) hosted a presidential session, Policy Challenges in Intercollegiate Athletics. NCAA President and former UW President Mark Emmert was interviewed by Robert Kustra (Boise State University) and College faculty James Soto Antony moderated. The session focused...
Coaching Principles for the Development of Championship Teams: On and Beyond the Pitch
Herbert Hoffman, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies alum, co-authored a new book, Coaching Principles for the Development of Championship Teams: On and Beyond the Pitch. He co-authored the book with Peter R.J. Fewing, who served as head men’s soccer coach for Seattle University from 1998 – 2006.
A ‘monumental’ opportunity: UW education faculty to lead $40 million Head Start grant
For two UW College of Education researchers, a huge new federal Head Start grant means the creation of a new center and years of hard work ahead — but most of all, it means helping America’s youngest learners prepare for and succeed in school. The UW will take the lead among seven institutions in a new five-year, $40 million national Head Start grant....
New director of the UW's Robinson Center plans challenging classrooms for all children
Nancy Hertzog had one heck of a first day teaching elementary school: one of her students pulled the fire alarm and then vanished -- later he was found hitchhiking by the assistant superintendent -- as fire and police forces descended on the school. It was 1977, in Williamsburg, Va. Hertzog, now the new director of the University of Washington's Robinson...
Don't Cut Out the Center: The Centrality of the Central Office in Teaching and Learning Improvement
When district leaders must cut their budgets, they look first to their central office, but Michael A. Copland and Meredith I. Honig advise against following that instinct.