Local education leaders work to broaden access to meaningful college experiences

Oct 15 2019

Walking into Mary Gates Hall (MGH) — home to First Year Programs, Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) Advising, the University Honors Program and the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity — University of Washington students might come across a group tutoring session or the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Danforth Educational Leadership Program receives national honor for exemplary leadership preparation

Oct 4 2019

 

The University of Washington’s Danforth Educational Leadership Program has been named the 2019 recipient of the Exemplary Educational Leadership Preparation Program Award, presented by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).

Gift aims to boost number of inclusive classrooms in Washington state

Oct 2 2019

In Washington state, half of children with developmental disabilities will never be in a classroom alongside their typically developing peers, despite research showing that inclusive education is beneficial to all children.

New grant to advance equitable science instruction in Seattle elementary schools

Sep 30 2019

 

Now in her 28th year as a teacher, Lisa Boveng of Olympic View Elementary is excited to take part in one of the most profound changes she’s experienced during her tenure in Seattle Public Schools.

Boveng is helping the district adopt a new approach to science instruction that will fundamentally change how science is taught and learned at the elementary level. Rather than being driven by a focus on asking students to define terms and memorize concepts, the district will place students in the role of scientists engaging in the exploration of real-world phenomena.

New faculty Q&A: Julia Duncheon

Sep 18 2019

As a teacher at a high-poverty high school in Brooklyn, Julia Duncheon all-too-often saw her school’s top students go on to college yet encounter roadblocks that kept them from completing their degrees.

New coalition to address lack of access, resources for youth physical activity in King County

Sep 10 2019

In a region known for outdoor recreation, barely one in five youth in King County gets the recommended hour of physical activity each day, while some neighborhoods lack the parks and programs to serve them. A report released today — the product of research led by the University of Washington — gives Seattle and King County a “D” in getting youth active through sport, play and outdoor recreation.

Research That Matters magazine explores tipping points in education

Sep 17 2019

In the 2019-20 edition of Research That Matters magazine, the University of Washington College of Education examines critical junctures of education with significant potential to improve outcomes for young people.

Podcast: Drawing on big data to better understand school improvement strategies

Aug 29 2019

While education researchers possess good tools for determining whether or not a particular policy or program worked, unlocking the theories of change used by leaders and policymakers to support successful implementation in schools and districts has proven a much greater challenge to do at scale. 

Django Paris named editor of book series on culturally sustaining pedagogies

Aug 5 2019

Django Paris, director of the University of Washington’s Banks Center for Educational Justice, will serve as editor of a new book series on culturally sustaining pedagogies recently announced by Teachers College Press.

WATCH: Why "college prep" isn't enough

Jul 30 2019

University of Washington faculty member Thomas Halverson discussed the need to create alternative career pathways for students beyond "college prep" during a recent YouTube Live chat.