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Student Spotlight

A Gift That Was a Winning Combination

korrie miller and jackie gehlenPierre Gehlen believed that education was the best cure for social injustice. A retired professor of Mechanical Engineering, he was especially interested in giving every child a chance to succeed in school so they could go on to college. Last year Pierre worked with the LibraryFoundation and the UW College of Education to find a graduate student to research ways public institutions could increase student achievement. Enter Korrie Miller, a graduate student getting her Master’s in Education Policy.


Funding Announcements

“Preparing Future Faculty to Address Issues in High Needs Areas of Secondary Special Education”
PI: Doug Cheney
U.S. Department of Education - $249,869 for year one of a five-year grant

“Authentic Parent-School Collaboration in the Road Map Region: Aligning District and Place-Based Parent Engagement Initiatives”
Co-PIs: Ann Ishimaru and Joe Lott   
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - $150,705

“P-3 Leadership Institute”
PI: Kristie Kauerz
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - $985,453 for a three-year grant

“Building Leadership for and Supporting Implementation of PreK-3rd Grade Approaches”
PI: Kristie Kauerz
Stone Foundation - $105,000

“Collaborative TFA Pre-Service Program Redesign”
PI: Morva McDonald
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - $560,000

“Community-Based Organizations as Sites of Teacher Learning”
PI: Morva McDonald
The Seattle Foundation - $10,000

“Project DATA: A multisite evaluation of a school-based model for preschoolers with autism”
PI: Ilene Schwartz
University of Oklahoma (subcontract on IES grant) - $324,389 for year one of a four-year grant

“Washington Alliance for Geo-Literacy: From Planning to Action”
PI: Andy Shouse
National Geographic Education Foundation - $34,000

College Updates

UW Dream Project Named in $40 million federal Race to the Top grant

A grant application written jointly by seven King County school districts that named the University of Washington Dream Project as one of the subcontractors has won $40 million in federal Race to the Top funds, the U.S. Department of Education announced in mid-December. More»

Seattle Teacher Residency Program

sutr The Alliance for Education, Seattle Public Schools, University of Washington College of Education and the Seattle Education Association recently launched the Seattle Teacher Residency Program. More»

Danforth Educational Leadership Program: Delivering on the Promise of Equity

danforth programIn the 80s, a team of educators designed the innovative Danforth Principal Preparation Program to integrate graduate coursework with intensive field experiences. Over the next several months, incoming Danforth director Ann O’Doherty and the newly formed Danforth Curriculum Council will align coursework and internship learning experiences with exit performance measures. Through a partnership with the Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), Danforth graduates will enter their new roles with a performance guarantee. More»

Spotlight on District Partnerships

Nooksack Valley teachers analyzing inquiry cycle data during a monthly teacher leadership seminarAnacortes and Nooksack School Districts partner with our teacher leadership program to prepare teacher leaders and leverage teacher leadership around district instructional goals. In this interview, Cindy Simonsen, Director of Learning and Instruction at Anacortes SD, and Cindy Stockwell, Assistant Superintendent at Nooksack Valley SD, speak about this collaboration. More»


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Dr. Frank Ashby (Alum): Vice President at South Seattle Community College

Dr. Douglas Cheney (Faculty): Workshop in Denmark

Dr. Meredith Honig (Faculty), Max Silverman (Staff), Dr. Anneke Markholt (Faculty), and Jennifer McDermott (Staff): Presented at Learning Forward 2012 Annual Conference

Katherine “Kat” Laxton (Student): Named CADRE Fellow

Dr. Mike Knapp (Faculty) and Dr. Margery Ginsberg (Faculty): UCEA Presentation

Janae Magnuson (Student): Published in NCAA Champion Magazine

Dr. Rob MacGregor (Alum): Published in School Administrator

Dr. Marge Plecki (Faculty), Dr. Ana Elfers (Faculty) and Yugo Nakamura (Student): Published in Journal of Teacher Education.

Karen Robbins (Alum): Published Two Children Books

Patricia Shelton (Alum): Named Educator of the Year by Museum of History & Industry

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Organization Profile

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

gates foundation visitor centerThe recently opened Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center seeks to educate, inspire, and motivate people by sharing stories of how the foundation and its partners are improving lives, from Seattle to South Africa. More»

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