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The UW College of Education eNews is sent out every other month. Below you will find news and features, as well as faculty, student, and alumni achievements. 

The UW College of Education e news is published throughout the year. Scroll down to read features and grant listings in addition to faculty, student, and alumni achievements. 

College Updates

Coaches Across America

Coach Across America, an innovative capacity-building program from the Up2Us organization that trains and places coaches in sports-based youth development organizations around the country, is set to grow its numbers in Seattle in the coming year. The Center for Leadership in Athletics has been an important part of the growth of this effort in Seattle through its community partnership and outreach efforts with local sports organizations. More»

Juan P. Córdova: 2013 – 2014 Sarkisian Fellow

sarkisian fellow juan cordovaAfter six years building his career at a credit union lender, Juan P. Córdova moved into his next career – becoming a teacher.  Juan’s passion for education was recognized. He was recently named the 2013 – 2014 Steve and Stephanie Sarkisian Endowed Fellow. More»

CEL Releases New Toolkit for School District Leaders

The University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) has released a set of three tools designed for school district central office leaders, especially principal supervisors, to help principals improve teaching and learning in every school across the district. Commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, the Central Office Transformation Toolkit was developed by the Center for Educational Leadership in partnership with Dr. Meredith I. Honig. Two tools focus on the redesign of central offices in ways that foster effective leadership in schools. The third tool is an aid for principal supervisors seeking to develop the instructional capabilities of the principals they oversee. Learn more»

Center for Multicultural Education Releases Report Urging Steps to Revitalize Civic Education in U.S. Schools

On Friday, May 16 2014, the Center for Multicultural Education will host a public conference in Kane Hall. Featured speakers will include: Eric Liu, William Damon, James A. Banks, Dafney Blancha Dabach, Lance Bennet, and Luis Fraga. A recent Education Week Blog summarizes a Civic Education report that they plan to launch in the conference. Read more»

Connecting with Kinect

Martinez Fellow Josh Kwon, currently a UW Bothell grad student, innovates to inspire teens learning math. He performs card tricks for a quick lesson on probability. He adds music to his math lessons. And more and more, he turns to technology. More»

Starting Seattle Teachers Learn Alongside Kids in New Apprentice Program

Seattle Times writes that the Seattle Teacher Residency is one of the first programs in the country to include the teachers union as an equal partner, which makes it both a national model and something of a local miracle in a city often roiled by debates about education reform. More»

Alumni News

College of Ed Alum Instrumental in Pathway to Promise

Formal Partnership with University of Washington Tacoma Allows Qualifying Puyallup School District Graduates to Directly Matriculate

timothy yeomans

The Puyallup School District and the University of Washington Tacoma have agreed to a new “Pathway to Promise” partnership that will expand post-secondary educational opportunities for all Puyallup School District graduates. Puyallup Superintendent Timothy S. Yeomans, a College alum from the L4L program, was critical to this partnership, which will enable Puyallup School District graduates to automatically be accepted as freshmen at the UW Tacoma campus if they meet agreed upon admission requirements. More»

KCST Golden Apple Award to Alum Kristin Bailey-Fogarty

Teacher Education alum Kristin Bailey-Fogarty received a 2013 KCST Golden Apple Award. Kristin is a Reading Intervention Teacher at Eckstein Middle School in Seattle, WA. More»

Alum Nicholas Bradford Named League of Education Voter's Activist of the Month

Master of Education Policy graduate Nicholas Bradford was just named the League of Education Voter's activist of the month for November. Nicholas specializes in restorative justice and transforming school discipline. More»

Recent Funding Announcements

College of Education awards for new grants and competing renewals November 2013

PI: Gail Joseph

Development of the Early Achiever’s Coaching Companion Tool: Virtual Professional Development for Early Childhood Teachers (new award) Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount awarded: $250,000

PI: Kristie Kauerz

Deepening Support of PreK-3rd Grade Approaches (competing renewal)
Sponsor: Stone Foundation
Amount awarded: $105,000

PI: Elham Kazemi
Co-PI: Morva McDonald

Innovations in System-wide Professional Improvement and Redesigns in Education (INSPIRE) (new award)
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount awarded: $575,000


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Mike Bryant (Student): UW Scholars’ Studio

Dr. Maresi Nerad (Faculty): German Volkswagen Foundation, Association of the Studies in Higher Education (ASHE)

Dr. Samuel Odom (Alum): Gesell Prize Winner

Gabby Parker (Student): UW Volleyball in Finals

Dr. David Stroupe (Alum): Michigan State Faculty

Somin Yeon (Student): Association of the Studies in Higher Education (ASHE)

Julia Zigarelli (Alum): ASCD Express

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