Seattle principal wins $25,000 prize

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kelly Aramaki, the principal Seattle's John Stanford International School in Seattle, won the $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Washington. The award, called the Oscars of Teaching by Teacher magazine, exists to attract and reward outstanding K-12 teachers and education leaders. More than 50 teachers and educational professionals receive the award every...

L4L Alum Helps Students Think Beyond School

Monday, November 1, 2010

North Central High School Principal and College alum Steven Gering was one of nine educators statewide recently honored with a Golden Apple award for making a significant change in secondary education. During the past five years, he’s helped boost by 20 percent the number of students at his school who go on to college. Gering deflects praise for the...

Seattle Principal Wins National Award, $25,000

Friday, October 29, 2010

Kelly Aramaki, principal at John Stanford International School in Seattle, has won the 2010 Milken Educator Award for Washington. The award includes a $25,000 cash prize.

A life to be remembered: 'Dr. Sam' tells story of UW's Samuel E. Kelly

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Reader, educator, advocate, friend...Samuel E. Kelly was one of the College's most distinguished alums. A new autobiography pays tribute to his legacy.

Audrey Osler of University of Leeds to speak on 'Students' Perspective on Schooling' Oct. 29

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Audrey Osler, visiting scholar, to speak tomorrow for UW Center for Multicultural Education book talk. Osler argues that consulting young people is beneficial to the everyday life of schools and that the future health of democratic societies demands that we re-think relationships between adults and young people.

Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor recognized by his alma mater

Thursday, October 28, 2010

On October 14, UAA Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor and his wife Dr. Sue Taylor received the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award from their alma mater, Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Each year, the Gonzaga University Alumni Association awards select members with its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award. Nominations come in from various...

Cursive writing: A dying art form?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's still being taught in Seattle Public Schools, but it is not required. And the Washington state Department of Education doesn't insist on it either. Dr. Deborah McCutchen is quoted.

How Handwriting Trains the Brain

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Research highlights the hand's unique relationship with the brain when it comes to composing thoughts and ideas. Virginia Berninger, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, says handwriting differs from typing because it requires executing sequential strokes to form a letter, whereas keyboarding involves selecting a whole...

Alum Reflects on GO-MAP and Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Friday, October 1, 2010

College alum Rocia Mendoza, GO-MAP and Bonderman Travel Fellow, reflects on how these awards enriched her life in the latest issue of Viewpoints.

Urgent education needs demand bold new thinking

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Seattle Times editorial by Dean Tom Stritikus argues that Waiting for Superman discussions should focus on training and hiring quality teachers for all classrooms.