Professor Joy Williamson-Lott's research on activism in the 1960s, and how colleges and universities stifled student expression and faculty academic freedom, is featured in her new book “Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the Struggle for a New Southern Social Order.”
UW Books in brief: Battling Jim Crow on campus
Principals, support programs key to retaining black teachers
A study by University of Washington professor Min Sun explored retention gap between black and white teachers and factors that could boost the retention of black teachers.
Black teachers leave schools at higher rates — but why?
Professor Min Sun's recent study exploring the retention of black teachers and the factors that impact retention is featured.
UW No. 12 among world's top education schools
The University of Washington College of Education is ranked No. 12 in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2018, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Alum's book makes New York Times best sellers list
The newly-released book "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" by Robin DiAngelo (PhD '04) ranked No. 8 on The New York Times list of bestselling paperback nonfiction in its first week of going on sale.
Doctoral students works to create positive climates for all students
Saejin Kwak Tanguay, a PhD candidate in multicultural education, discusses her work to foster supportive peer environments for diverse student populations.
‘Teaching for Black Lives’ — a handbook to help all educators fight racism
Jesse Hagopian (MIT '06) and Wayne Au, affiliate faculty in teaching, learning and curriculum, are co-editors of “Teaching for Black Lives,” a collection of writings that help educators humanize blacks in curriculum, teaching and policy and connect lessons to young people’s lives.
Blaming parents of color for their own oppression is an American pastime
Professor Megan Bang is co-author of a commentary piece discussing a pattern of blaming parents and caregivers to justify the systemic inequities and inhumane treatment of nonwhite and poor families.
The 'father of multicultural education' says schools still need change
Professor James A. Banks discusses the field of multicultural education and the changes that are still needed in school systems across the country and abroad.
First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education
Professor Nancy Hertzog comments on how an inquiry-based curriculum at an experimental non-profit school on the campus of SpaceX could give students the opportunity to pursue their interests, put ideas into context and acquire basic skills to solve problems.