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The UW College of Education eNews is sent out regularly to faculty, staff, and student listservs. Below you will find news, features, as well as faculty, student, and alumni achievements. 

Academic Updates

New Degree Title for School Psychology

On October 20, 2011, the Board of Regents granted the College of Education the authority to change the title of its existing Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in School Psychology to the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in School Psychology, effective immediately.


Funding Announcements

The UW College of Education grants office provides funding announcements monthly.  The announcements below are from the previous month.

Morva McDonald and Cap Peck: Spencer Foundation

Morva McDonald and Cap Peck (Co-PI's) have received an award from the Spencer Foundation of $500,000 over two years for a large-scale study of teacher education programs entitled “Evidence and Action: Investigating the Organizational Contexts of Data Use in Programs of Teacher Education.” The research will focus specifically on the question of how teacher education programs use outcome data to improve their programs, and in turn their preparation of teachers.

Faculty Focus

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New Faculty: Ann Ishimaru

Ann Ishimaru has been appointed assistant professor in the area of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Ishimaru will focus her teaching and research on educational leadership and policy for system-wide teaching and learning improvement. More»

Student Spotlight

Did You Know?

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Facts of interest about the 2011 College of Education students.



U-ACT Wins Boeing Award

The University of Washington College of Education’s Center for University-Accelerated Certification of Teachers (U-ACT) has just received an emphatic vote of confidence in the form of a $90,000 grant from The Boeing Corporation. This award will help the Center to develop a creative zone of innovation in which new pivotal tools for teacher preparation can be incubated outside the traditional laboratories of university teacher education programs and public school practice. More»


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Jennifer Wiley, George Thornton: Alumni

Congratulation to the alumni winners of the 20th Annual Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Education, celebrating educators, programs and schools making a positive difference in Washington state education from early childhood through high school.

Margery Ginsberg: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Margery Ginsberg was invited to deliver the keynote address for Oklahoma's Reach Higher Conference on October 31, 2011.  Her speech, entitled "Enhancing Adult Motivation and Learning in Accelerated Formats" is for staff and faculty at 14 community colleges and 9 state universities with A.A. and B.A. degree completion programs for adult learners.

Kenneth M. Zeichner: Teacher Education

The current KDP Laureate Chapter includes educational leaders who are shaping thought and practice in education on an increasingly global scale. Kappa Delta Pi is proud to welcome Ken Zeichner among the distinguished educators named as 2011 KDP Laureates.

Frances Contreras: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Education Nation: UW professor Dr. Frances Contreras on equity, diversity learning

KING 5 is partnering with NBC News to focus on our children's education in a project called Education Nation. They spoke with Dr. Frances Contreras, a UW College of Education professor specializing in equity and diversity learning.

College Board Advocacy & Policy Center Forum

The College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, in conjunction with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund (NALEO), is pleased to invite you to a policy forum to discuss the release of the College Completion Agenda: Latino Edition 2011 Progress Report and State Policy Guide in Washington, D.C., this Thursday, October 6, 2011.

Keynote Speaker

Keynote on October 27, 2011 for the Faculty of Color Conference in Vancouver, Washington.

Ilene Schwartz: Educational Psychology/Haring Center

Research links autism rate to low birth weight

"I'm thinking about a water fountain," five year old Finn Okell said to his kindergarten teacher. To hear him chatter that way is extraordinary. Why? Because it's so ordinary. His father remembers a time when everything was uncertain. Finn was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. Dr. Ilene Schwartz, Director of the Haring Center and Chair of Special Education, is interviewed.

Maresi Nerad and William “Bill” Zumeta: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Maresi Nerad and William “Bill” Zumeta published What matters for excellence in PhD programs? Latent constructs of doctoral program quality used by early career social scientists in the Journal of Higher Education. The paper resulted from a Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education project about early careers of recent social science Ph.D. students.

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