UW Books in brief: Battling Jim Crow on campus

Monday, August 6, 2018

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.”

Principals, support programs key to retaining black teachers

Saturday, July 28, 2018

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?

Friday, July 27, 2018

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

Friday, July 20, 2018

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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

Monday, July 2, 2018

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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.