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...
The many health perks of good handwriting
KCTS Connects: The Gates Foundation New Campus
KCTS offers a first look at the new Gates Foundation Campus, and profiles some of the work the Foundation is doing to fight homelessness and improve education in Washington state. Gail Joseph, Co-Director of the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, is interviewed.
Standing Up Against Homophobia in Sports: The Ben Cohen Acceptance Tour
The University of Washington was honored to welcome international rugby superstar Ben Cohen MBE to campus for a conversation about ending homophobia in sports and bullying in schools. Ben is joined by special guests from varying aspects of sports in a panel discussion about the movement to end homophobia in the athletic world. Jennifer Hoffman, alum and...
Alum Tom Nowak is the Washington State PTSA Outstanding Educator
Congratulations to Tom Nowak, seventh and eighth grade science teacher at Skyview, who is this year's recipient of the Washington State PTSA Outstanding Educator award!
Rise in Diagnosed Developmental Delays Shows Need for More Support
Research released last week that showed 1 in 6 children are now diagnosed with developmental delays continues to raise questions about what this increase means for schools and families. Ilene Schwartz discusses the importance of this research.
Kelso School Board hires MacGregor as next superintendent
Rob MacGregor accepted the position of superintendent for the Kelso School District. MacGregor most recently served as Assistant Superintendent of the Renton School District in Renton, Washington. MacGregor served as an Assistant Superintendent in the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of Washington from 2001-2006. He was...
Potlatch Fund Announces New Executive Director
Dana Arviso (Diné) beat out a national field of candidates for the executive director position at Potlatch Fund, a grant-making and leadership development organization serving Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.
East Dallas couple with Down syndrome discovers joys, challenges of marriage
Austin Davenport, alum of the Experimental Education Unit, is featured in this news story about an East Dallas couple with Down syndrome.
Sam Odom Honored as Distinguished Alumnus
Dr. Sam Odom, Director of FPG Child Development Institute (FPG) and Professor at the School of Education at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, will receive the 2011 Distinguished Graduate Award from the University of Washington College of Education. The Distinguished Graduate Award was established in 1986 and is awarded annually to a College...
Patricia “Pat” Wasley Receives Distinguished Alum Award from Western Washington University
Pat Wasley, former dean and faculty member, will receive a distinguished alum award from Western Washington University tonight. Wasley, a graduate of the Woodring College of Education, was honored at a dinner on May 12, 2011.