What it Means to Live

Looking at Swuq'us from Pi'paam over Kwa'mutaun Xatsa.
Jul 20 2021

In mental health, approaches to addressing suicidal behavior are often couched in a prevention paradigm that asks, “How do we make sure our kids don’t harm themselves?” Alternatively, in her work, Dr. Emma Elliott-Groves, an assistant professor in the UW College of Education, would rather ask, "What does it mean to live healthful lives?" This reframing calls for a paradigm shift from separation to connection and prevention to transformation.

Inclusion Is a Right, Not a Privilege

A student at Ruby Bridges Elementary in the Northshore School District.
Jun 22 2021

"It was clear how much a space for her child mattered," says Cathi Davis, principal of Ruby Bridges Elementary in the Northshore School District. "Her whole demeanor changed when she realized that her child belongs here."

Three College of Education students named to 2021 cohort of the Husky 100

May 24 2021

Three UW College of Education students have been named in this year's cohort of the Husky 100.

UW College of Education No. 5 in U.S. News rankings of top public education schools

Faculty and students from the University of Washington College of Education gather in a classroom.
Mar 30 2021

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Washington College of Education No. 5 among the nation’s best public education schools — and No. 13 among education schools overall — in its annual graduate school rankings, released March 30.

Reflecting on the College’s top rankings, Dean Mia Tuan noted that the College’s commitment to equity is what truly makes it a leader among its peers.

Project-Based Learning Approach Pioneered at the UW College of Education Significantly Improves Student Performance

Feb 23 2021

Students in project-based learning (PBL) classrooms across the United States significantly outperform students in typical classrooms, according to findings in research released by Lucas Educational Research, a division of the George Lucas Education Foundation (GLEF) with researchers from five major universities.

CoE researchers receive grant to study impact of school finance reforms on inequality in schools

Feb 11 2021

Associate professor Min Sun, assistant professor David Knight, and emeritus professor Margaret Plecki from the UW College of Education and assistant professor Christopher Candelaria from Vanderbilt University received a grant to study the impact of McCleary school financial reforms on disparities in education and the mechanisms through which SFRs reduce inequality. McCleary school finance reforms are the result of a Washington State Supreme Court ruling that substantially increased funding for K-12 basic education in the state. 

Endowment creates permanent source of funding for Brotherhood Initiative and underserved men at UW

Feb 3 2021

The Brotherhood Initiative (BI) -- an interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Washington designed to close the graduation and achievement gap for men of color on campus -- has found a permanent source of funding thanks to an endowment established by longtime volunteer Olga Yang. Founded in 2016 by College of Education Professor Joe Lott, the Brotherhood Initiative fosters a sense of belonging for men of color who often feel isolated in predominantly white academic settings.

Meeting the Need: Haring Center researcher provides support for families of children with disabilities through remote learning communities

Jan 19 2021

Haring Center Research Scientist, Dr. Katherine Bateman (PhD ‘17), has received a grant from the Rubenstein Foundation to continue her efforts towards increasing access to behavior supports for families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) using the Project ECHO model.

Two CoE students recognized by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

Jan 13 2021

Two College of Education students, doctoral student Henedina Tavares and undergraduate Tianna Andresen, have been awarded funding from the UW’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies.

The Bridges Center works to establish the study of labor as a central concern in higher education by supporting students and faculty in labor studies, funding research, and cultivating connections with labor communities locally and around the world. Read about why Tavares and Andresen were recognized by the Bridges Center and the important work they do below:

A proactive approach to mealtime battles: Haring Center team’s school-wide curriculum targets selective eating

Jan 12 2021

If you’re the parent of a young child, you’re probably no stranger to mealtime battles over trying new foods. Many parents use bargaining, bribery, and threats and still find that they can’t get their child to eat a wide array of healthy foods, which isn’t good for the child’s nutrition or parent stress levels. That’s why finding a different way to tackle picky eating is so important.