Podcast: Groundbreaking study “A Place Called School” retains relevance 35 years on

Jan 28 2019

When “A Place Called School” was published in 1984, the largest on-scene study of U.S. schools ever conducted laid out an ambitious agenda for redesigning schools piece-by-piece, with close partnership among educators and families as the most meaningful way to improve school.

The groundbreaking study by the late University of Washington College of Education faculty member John Goodlad visited 1,000 classrooms nationwide to talk with teachers, students, administrators, parents and other community members.

EduTalks to explore school, community and renewal on March 18

Sartori Elementary School
Jan 22 2019

Schools are a cornerstone of vibrant, thriving communities. They’re a place where children can challenge themselves, nurture their gifts and prepare to be active participants in a just and culturally-thriving democracy.

On March 18, education researchers and practitioners will discuss how teachers, students, administrators, parents, communities and researchers are coming together to renew and meaningfully improve how young people experience school during EduTalks: A Place Called School.

“Teaching for Black Lives” event rescheduled for Feb. 25

Jan 15 2019

NOTE: Originally scheduled for Feb. 4, this event has been rescheduled for Feb. 25. Those who registered for the original event date are asked to please RSVP again.

Educators and community members will gather to explore “Teaching for Black Lives” on February 25 during an event hosted by the Banks Center for Educational Justice at the University of Washington.

Podcast: Education in the 2019 Washington state legislative session

Jan 7 2019

The Washington state legislative session kicks off on January 14, and following a massive overhaul of Washington’s K-12 funding system to comply with the McCleary decision, the legislature will consider a number of proposals impacting early childhood education, special education and more.

YouTube Live chat to explore equity in gifted education

Dec 26 2018

Professor Nancy Hertzog, director of the University of Washington’s Robinson Center for Young Scholars, will answer questions about opening access to gifted education during a YouTube Live conversation hosted by the UW College of Education on January 25.

'Father of Multicultural Education’ on race, faith and legacy

Dec 9 2018

After half a century of work pioneering the field of multicultural education at the University of Washington College of Education, James A. Banks will retire in January.

WATCH: The fight for academic freedom and free speech during the civil rights movement

Oct 29 2018

 

The struggle to reform higher education and kickstart social change in the South during the 1950s and 60s continues to hold lessons for those working for educational justice today.

New book offers guide for implementing inquiry in the classroom

Oct 22 2018

 

Twenty years ago, as the new principal of an international school in Athens, Greece, Kimberly Mitchell and the school’s faculty embarked on a process of adopting the International Baccalaureate program. While Mitchell knew little about the IB program and its focus on inquiry-based instruction at the time, her research launched a worldwide exploration of what inquiry was and how great teachers are practicing it in their classrooms.

How a community reclaimed its Southeast Seattle high school

Oct 10 2018

A decade ago, it appeared the final bell would ring for Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School.

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.