Podcast: Supporting high-achieving minority students in the college “match” process

Jul 29 2019

Far too often, high-achieving underrepresented students graduate from high school and end up attending colleges that don’t offer learning opportunities commensurate with their academic profiles and potential.

This phenomenon, known as “undermatch,” results in more high-achieving minority students attending institutions with lower completion rates and can reduce these underrepresented students’ opportunities to realize their dreams and close persistent wealth gaps between different populations. 

Podcast: Exploring how teens care for others

Jul 23 2019

When a friend suffers some injustice, teenagers often feel a desire to act and help out. Those situations, particularly when they are challenging to navigate, give young people essential practice in how to care for others. 

Tumultuous moment highlights need to expand leadership in education

Jul 16 2019

At a moment in which immigrants, people of color and other marginalized groups face another wave of systemic violence, educational systems need new strategies to meaningfully engage families and communities contend researchers in a new policy memo released today by the University of Washington’s Family Leadership Design Collaborative and the University of Colorado Boulder’s National Education Policy Center.

Podcast: Preparing the next generation of education researchers

Jul 2 2019

Education is a multidisciplinary field in which scholars employ a wide range of research methodologies to explore the most pressing challenges in education, yet that complexity can present a barrier to researchers narrowly focused on a single area of expertise.

Grants support education research+practice partnerships in the Puget Sound

Jun 27 2019

Eleven youth-serving organizations in the Puget Sound region will partner with University of Washington College of Education researchers during the coming year on projects that aim to advance educational opportunities for underserved communities.

New cohort of Community Partner Fellows to support local organizations

Jun 18 2019

Six doctoral students at the University of Washington College of Education will bolster the research and program evaluation capacity of local organizations serving youth starting in fall 2019 as the members of the second cohort of the College’s Community Partner Fellows program.

UW professor leads students to hidden history in a small Tennessee town

Jun 7 2019

 

Founders Square was once the hub of its small eastern Tennessee community of Maryville, a block filled with, among other things, a taxi stand, church, bus depot, mechanic shop, and bank.

Today it’s a parking lot — on Saturdays, a farmers market — its decades-old significance largely unknown to anyone other than longtime residents of Maryville.

National Academy of Education/Spencer fellowships awarded to UW faculty members and student

Jun 3 2019

Two scholars who will join the University of Washington College of Education faculty during the coming academic year and a current doctoral student have received fellowships from the National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation to support projects that aim to improve academic and life outcomes for young people from historically marginalized communities.

Incoming UW faculty members Emma Elliott-Groves and Maribel Santiago were selected as 2019 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows while doctoral student Hannah Nieman received an NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.

How to teach and parent better in the age of big data

May 28 2019

In a new commentary piece published by The Conversation, University of Washington Assistant Professor Katie Headrick Taylor discusses the importance of all educators, be they parents or teachers, using data wisely to build pathways to better futures for young people.

Caring for every child

May 10 2019

For Gareth and his parents, Bill and Alyssa Sunderland, good days are precious.

“We knew something wasn’t right as early as seven months,” says Alyssa. Gareth was a happy baby who showed signs of growth and language development, but not in the usual forward trajectory. “He would say a word or gain a skill, then lose another,” she says.