Central Office Human Resources Transformation (COHRT) Network launches to improve teacher quality and diversity in Washington state

An educator works with a student at her desk.
Jun 22 2022

The University of Washington College of Education’s District Leadership Design Lab (DL2) and Center for Education Data and Research (CEDR) are launching the Central Office HR Transformation (COHRT) Network, a project to support Washington state school districts in dramatically improving teacher quality and diversity in service of educational equity, thanks to generous support from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Remembrance for Professor Emeritus John Bransford

UW College of Education Professor Emeritus Dr. John Bransford.
Apr 29 2022

In the following letter of remembrance from Dean Mia Tuan, collaborators of Professor Emeritus John Bransford share their reflections on his impactful contributions to the field of education and generous influence as a beloved mentor and colleague.

 

Dear colleagues and friends of the UW College of Education,

Two College of Education students named to the 2022 cohort of the Husky 100

College of Education Husky 100 recipients
Apr 25 2022

Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from the UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the University of Washington. This year, after a highly competitive selection process, we are thrilled to announce that two College of Education students have been selected as Husky 100 recipients:

U.S. News & World Report ranks the UW College of Education among best graduate schools

Dr. Megan Kelley-Petersen, director of the UW Accelerated Certification for Teachers (U-ACT) program, speaks with students at Rainier Prep in 2019.
Mar 29 2022

For a second consecutive year, 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. 12 among education schools overall, up one spot from last year — in its 2023 rankings of best graduate schools, released today.

As a public school of education, our mission centers the diverse communities we serve.

University of Washington initiatives receive investment from the Mark Torrance Foundation to support diversity, equity and inclusion

A student walks through the quad on the University of Washington campus during spring.
Mar 24 2022

Two University of Washington initiatives that support the recruitment and post-graduation success and impact of students from underrepresented backgrounds have received investments from the Mark Torrance Foundation (MTF) totaling $920,000.

Central Office TEN launches to support educational equity practices in school districts

Two educators walking down a hallway talking to each other.
Mar 14 2022

The University of Washington College of Education District Leadership Design Lab (DL2) is launching the Central Office Transformation for Equity Network (Central Office TEN), an innovative approach to advancing educational equity within school district central offices, thanks to a generous grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Celebrating the life and legacy of alumna and veteran teacher Carolee Mathers

Alumna Carolee Mathers (B.A. '65) (standing, left-side) engaging students in her classroom in the late 1990s.
Feb 8 2022

Carolee Mathers knew that she wanted to be an elementary school teacher since she was in grade school herself. After graduating from the UW College of Education with her bachelor of arts degree in 1965, she began a 35-year career with the Mercer Island School District, teaching second and third grade. In and out of the classroom, Carolee always had a positive outlook and an excellent sense of humor, which helped her create a supportive learning environment for her students.

University of Washington Brotherhood Initiative receives $80k investment from American Family Insurance to support Social Change Challenge

Students from the Brotherhood Initiative's fifth cohort pose outside of Miller Hall on the University of Washington campus.
Feb 7 2022

The University of Washington Brotherhood Initiative (BI) will receive $80,000 over two years ($40,000 per year) from American Family Insurance to support the first two years of the cohort-based program’s Social Change Challenge, an effort that uses a business plan competition model designed to incubate and co-create ideas for the public good created by the Foster School of Business.

Student Experience as a Driver for Equity

A leadership team gathering around a table in Grandview School District
Jan 24 2022

The University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) partners with courageous leaders in classrooms, schools and the systems that support them to eliminate educational inequities by creating cultures of rigorous teaching, learning and leading.

Closing the Digital Literacy Divide One Kindle at a Time

Jan 14 2022

The My Brother's Teacher (MBT) Project led by Dr. William White, with project managers Elane Jones and Clare Juico, received a $20,000 donation from Amazon to support their project "Diversify My Library." With Amazon’s gift, the MBT team will donate a diverse set of early childhood education book collections in both hardback and digital literacy technology using Kindles to early learning centers across Seattle, Washington.