New principal supervisor standards promise to boost principal success

Feb 3 2015

The release of the first-ever Principal Supervisor Performance Standards, created by the University of Washington’s District Leadership Design Lab (DL2), promises to help school systems across the nation strengthen the quality of teaching for all students.

Study: Policy designed to help English learners has unintended consequences

Jan 30 2015

Putting high school English language learners in separate content-area classrooms designed to target their linguistic needs can backfire, a new publication by a University of Washington College of Education professor reports, by stigmatizing those same students.

Research presentations: Teacher decision-making, mainstreaming English Learners and more

Jan 29 2015

Eleven of the University of Washington College of Education's doctoral students will discuss their research projects on Feb. 6, with topics including civics instruction during a presidential election, teacher orientation and perceptions of language policy, and biracial identity development.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations, a major milestone in each Ph.D. candidate's studies at the College of Education, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 212. Presentations are open to the public.

This quarter's presentations are:

Onnie Rogers: New faculty profile

Onnie Rogers
Jan 28 2015

Growing up, Onnie Rogers experienced first-hand how powerful stereotypes could be in shaping how children perceived their own abilities. That experience inspired Rogers, who recently joined the University of Washington College of Education as a research assistant professor, to pursue research on identity development among urban youth. Her work examines how cultural norms, expectations and stereotypes influence how youth see themselves, particularly in the context of schooling and education.

Doctoral student selected for Council for Exceptional Children program

Jan 20 2015

Doctoral student Jennifer Pierce came to the University of Washington College of Education wanting to make a difference in the field of special education research. That dedication was recently recognized with Pierce’s selection to the seventh cohort of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars program.

Professor's early impact on indigenous education recognized

Jan 14 2015

Megan Bang, an assistant professor at the University of Washington College of Education, has been recognized for making significant contributions to the field of indigenous education by the American Educational Research Association.

The politics of education equity: Planning for pushback key to success

Jan 7 2015

Eliminating persistent achievement gaps in America's schools requires educational leaders who can plan for the inevitable pushback that equity-focused policies engender, two University of Washington College of Education professors argue in a new paper published in the journal Leadership and Policy in Schools.

Jessica Rigby: New faculty profile

Jessica Rigby
Dec 29 2014

After starting her career teaching middle and high school English and history, Jessica Rigby turned to research, concentrating on understanding the role of school and district leaders in the implementation of policy, classroom instruction, improving teacher practice and focus on equity. She earned her bachelor's in history from Oberlin College, a master's in education policy from Stanford University and a PhD in policy, organizations, measurement and evaluation from the University of California, Berkeley.

Large-Scale Study to Evaluate the Impact of Principal Professional Development

Dec 19 2014

Beginning in 2015, a coalition of research and education institutions will launch a large-scale, randomized controlled trial evaluation of principal professional development funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The rigorous evaluation will provide evidence on the effectiveness of principal professional development and practical guidance to policymakers, states and school districts.

Alumnus receives AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award

David Stroupe
Feb 18 2015

David Stroupe '13 has been honored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education for publishing the nation's most outstanding doctoral dissertation during the past year, honoring his research on ambitious teaching practice while at the University of Washington College of Education.