Engaging parents, community to map student success in South King County

Jul 1 2014

If we had a road map to what parental involvement in schools should be, what would it look like? Would it be a straight line, or a complicated maze of cross streets going in every direction?

Dr. Megan Bang (Faculty): New Book from MIT Press

The answers to scientific questions depend on who’s asking, because the questions asked and the answers sought reflect the cultural values and orientations of the questioner. These values and orientations are most often those of Western science. In Who’s Asking?, Douglas Medin and Megan Bang argue that despite the widely held view that science is objective, value-neutral, and acultural, scientists do not shed their cultures at the laboratory or classroom door; their practices reflect their values, belief sy
Jan 30 2014

Megan Bang's new co-authored book just came out on MIT Press. The book is titled, Who's Asking: Native Science, Western Science, and Science Education. Her co-author, Douglas L. Medin is Louis W. Menk Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. More>>

New Guides for School Districts to Better Support Principals as Instructional Leaders

The University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) has released a set of three tools designed for school district central office leaders, especially principal supervisors, to help principals improve teaching and learning in every school across the district.
Nov 19 2013

The University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) today released a set of three tools designed for school district central office leaders, especially principal supervisors, to help principals improve teaching and learning in every school across the district.

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL)

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) was created to improve practice in Head Start programs and help more than a million young children make gains in early learning and deve

Education Faculty Receive Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award: Implications of Project Based Learning in AP Courses Recognized

High school students congregate after an AP civics class.
Oct 23 2013

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) selected "Rethinking Advanced High School Coursework: Tackling the Depth/Breadth Tension in the AP US Government and Politics Course," by Walter Parker, Susan Mosborg, John Bransford, Nancy Vye, John Wilkerson and Robert Abbott, as one of two 2013 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award winners. The award will be presented at the 93rd NCSS Annual Conference Nov. 22-24, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Emotional attachment to robots could affect outcome on battlefield

 A United States Army explosive ordnance disposal robot pulls the wire of a suspected improvised explosive device in Iraq.
Sep 19 2013

By Doree Armstrong, UW News and Information

Too busy to vacuum your living room? Let Roomba the robot do it. Don’t want to risk a soldier’s life to disable an explosive? Let a robot do it.

Ambitious Teaching Practices Benefit Students at Lakeridge Elementary

Feb 27 2013

In 2010, approximately one in five Lakeridge Elementary students was passing the state mathematics assessment test. Working with strong instructional leaders, a school improvement grant, and Lakeridge’s phenomenal teachers, Dr. Elham Kazemi’s team helped these classes see gains that are approaching or outpacing the district average on math benchmark assessments. Dr. Kazemi’s collaborative team includes Dr. Allison Hintz from UW Bothell as well as a cadre of graduate and postdoctoral students.

Managing the Intersection of Internal & External Accountability: Challenges for Urban School Leadership in the United States

Jun 17 2013

Strong educational leadership is essential to a successful school. While a school-defined agenda may vary from school to school, the way that leaders, especially principals, navigate accountability systems is of particular interest to today’s researchers, as we can learn from their successes as well as their failures.

Faculty Research Areas

Faculty and students engage in top-tier research around the most pressing issues in education.

Grant Proposal Guide: Overview

Grant Proposal Guide: Overview