Student helps connect families to resources for support during COVID-19

Apr 3 2020

As members of the University of Washington community step forward to help serve those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, College of Education doctoral student Kaleb Germinaro created a Google map of places for families to access meals, learning resources or support around the Seattle area. The map is open for others to edit and add to it.

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.

Student works to close gaps to hopeful futures

Oct 22 2019

Growing up in a school system that lacked adequate resources to serve its students, most from low-income households and students of color, Lana Huizar saw several former classmates enter the school-to-prison pipeline or settle for jobs that could not support a family.

“I just wanted to be able to go into a field that could work to improve the lives of the people that I grew up with and what I consider my family, my friends and my neighborhood,” said Huizar, a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Student strives to center underrepresented voices in the language arts

Aug 12 2019

Before joining the University of Washington’s multicultural education program, doctoral student Jazmen Moore was an English language arts teacher and a spoken word coach and coordinator in Chicago.

Her students, most being students of color and possessing amazing stories to share with the world, inspired her to become a better educator.

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.

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.

Graduation ceremonies highlight Class of 2019's role in advancing educational justice

Jun 12 2019

More than 700 new educators, researchers and leaders were honored during the University of Washington College of Education’s graduation ceremonies on June 11, with speakers highlighting the Class of 2019’s power to advance educational justice.

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.

A journey into teaching comes full circle

Apr 18 2019

Growing up in Ontario, Canada as the eldest of five children Emma-Marie Bishun Harrison (MIT ‘19) is no stranger to hard work and change. Like many students, Harrison's path to teaching hasn't been a straight line, but the detours have provided a deeper understanding of her calling to teach. She recalls her experience as a process of trial and error.

Early on, Harrison said she envisioned herself being a doctor, but after fainting at the sight of blood in her high school biology course she decided it was time to look into other career options. 

Learning the people behind the business

Apr 29 2019

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” may be a common enough phrase, but for Alyssa Eckroth, it’s shaped her approach to life.

“I think it relates to a lot of things,” she said. “One is resiliency and persevering through the ‘No’s’ in your life. The other is just getting through the days when you have a full schedule all the time.”