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.

Soojin Oh Park Selected to Serve as Consulting Editor for the National Association for the Education of Young Children

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Jan 7 2021

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) selected Soojin Oh Park, assistant professor at UW College of Education, to serve as consulting editor for the organization’s flagship, peer-reviewed journal, Young Children, as well as their books.

 High-tech Low-cost Making Project Launches Website

Dec 11 2020

For the past two years, Molly Shea has worked with a group of after-school educators, artists, computer scientists, and researchers to design new digital-making activities for young children that are approachable, of interest, and expand their understanding of digital-making practices.

These efforts were supported by a grant from the NSF and have led to the High-Tech Low-Cost Making Project, or HiLo.

My Brother’s Teacher Project Launches

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Dec 11 2020

The recently launched My Brother’s Teacher Project is led by William White, a doctoral candidate in early childhood special education at the UW College of Education. White is the director of My Brother's Teacher at Cultivate Learning. “I love what I do, but I look around and there’s nobody that looks like me. At my first job there were no other Black male teachers,” explained White.

Brotherhood Initiative Video Podcast: Creating opportunity pathways for men of color

Nov 24 2020

Dr. Joe Lott founded the UW Brotherhood Initiative (BI) in 2016 to address the educational inequities undergraduate men of color face in academia and close the graduation gap between underrepresented men and their white and female peers.