Professor investigates citizenship-education dilemma in new book of essays

Apr 1 2020

James A. Banks, University of Washington College of Education emeritus professor, explores how education programs interact with democracy and justice in his new book “Diversity, Transformative Knowledge, and Civic Education: Selected Essays.”

New book explores college athletics and institutional values

Mar 26 2020

A new book by University of Washington College of Education faculty member Jennifer Hoffman, “College Sports and Institutional Values in Competition,” delves into the intersection of athletics and higher education, exploring how college athletics departments reflect many characteristics of their institutions and are susceptible to many of the same challenges in delivering on their mission.

UW College of Education No. 14 in U.S. News rankings of top education schools

Mar 17 2020

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Washington College of Education No. 14 among the nation's best education schools — and No. 6 among education schools at public institutions — in its annual graduate school ratings, released March 17.

Dean Mia Tuan noted that the ranking reflects the College’s dedication to partnering with educators, schools and communities to advance educational opportunity for young people.

EduTalks explores tipping points in education

Mar 11 2020

A host of justice-centered efforts to transform education and expand learning opportunities for all students were showcased during the University of Washington College of Education’s most recent EduTalks event, “Tipping Points: Leveraging Change in Education.”

The event, which took place Feb. 27 at the Burke Museum, featured talks by UW researchers and local education leaders highlighting work with significant potential to improve young people’s educational experiences. 

PODCAST: Incorporating disability studies curriculum in teacher education

Feb 20 2020

While Washington has recognized October as Disability History Month for more than a decade — and schools are asked to honor the month in some fashion — teachers have had limited resources available to help them actually enact disability studies curriculum in the classroom.

Joining doctoral research and teacher education program improvement

Feb 13 2020

While incorporating issues of equity and social justice in the preparation of future teachers has long been a focus at the University of Washington College of Education, it wasn’t well understood until recently how that commitment is reflected in graduates’ daily teaching practice. 

Podcast: Hearing the voices of mentor teachers

Feb 10 2020

While mentoring novice teachers is a complex task, particularly as it happens inside the action of teaching, mentor teachers typically have little preparation for their role. 

Addressing that gap was the focus of a recent effort by University of Washington teacher educators in the UW Accelerated Certification for Teachers (U-ACT) program that will be presented during the 2020 meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Podcast: Advancing climate science education at the UN

Jan 13 2020

Deb Morrison, a research scientist with the University of Washington’s Institute for Science + Mathematics Education, recently participated in the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 meeting as part of a UW delegation.

Top 9 podcasts of 2019

Dec 20 2019

During 2019, faculty and students discussed their research into school improvement strategies, teacher leadership, teenagers' social-moral identity and more in the University of Washington College of Education's podcast series. Listen to our most popular podcasts of the year (as of Dec. 19) below.

Podcast: Disrupting the “Asians Are Good at Math” narrative

Jan 6 2020

While stereotypes about the academic success of Asian students may seem harmless, those false narratives dehumanize Asian people, argues University of Washington College of Education Professor Niral Shah.