Seattle preschool evaluation shows steady improvement in children’s learning and development
Oct 9 2018
Three years into the pilot of Seattle’s subsidized preschool program, program quality is steadily improving and participating children are showing strong gains in learning and development according to recently released study co-led by University of Washington researchers.
Facebook Live: Families and communities leading educational justice
Oct 2 2018
School and community partners who joined University of Washington College of Education researchers in a long-term effort to lead equity-focused change in a Seattle high school discussed their work and its lessons during an Oct. 11 Facebook Live chat.
In the 2018-19 edition of Research That Matters magazine, the University of Washington College of Education explores the promise and possibilities of advancing educational justice, from early childhood through higher education. Stories in the new issue, available online, investigate the changes in how our students learn, how we teach and how we prepare educators to drive this work forward.
Endowment to drive early learning innovation created by Bezos Family Foundation
Sep 20 2018
A new endowed fund and professorship created by the Bezos Family Foundation will focus on improving outcomes for early learners and bolster the University of Washington College of Education’s ongoing work to advance early childhood research and practice in Washington state and beyond.
No more timeouts: The need for Positive Behavior Support in early learning
Sep 12 2018
For providers and educators, challenging behavior in children isn’t just a reality, it’s an inevitability. In August, the University of Washington’s Cultivate Learning and Haring Center for Inclusive Education joined local early intervention program Kindering in addressing the issue by gathering early learning providers for an institute on “Equity Focused Positive Behavior Support.”
Nonprofit leader brings partnership-building expertise to Unite:Ed
Sep 10 2018
An experienced non-profit leader with a history of building partnerships to advance educational outcomes for underserved populations, Dana Arviso, will serve as the first director of the University of Washington College of Education’s Unite:Ed initiative.
A runaway, metal rod clinks onto the brown linoleum floor as 10th graders build robots for an upcoming inter-class competition. “Start thinking: How high are you going to build the next one?” their teacher encourages.
In a nearby building, middle-schoolers crowd around their instructor as he holds a yellow dodgeball and helps them estimate the height of the floors in the building. Just down the hall, older mathematicians try to create their own theories under the watch of a school district math coach.