Recognizing the Experts

Dec 19 2022

A child care director when the pandemic hit, Denise Ellenwood got a call from her early learning coach about Early Achievers, Washington State's voluntary quality improvement program.

Community as Educator

Nov 28 2022

At first, Si Kou planned to go into business, but after her mother died, she searched for a path that would hold more meaning for her. That's when she found UW's Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) program.

Kou now works at The Children's Center at Burke Gilman Gardens (TCC) as its program manager. She started at TCC as an ECFS intern while earning her bachelor's degree in 2008 and has worked there since graduation.

Sitting at the Feet of the Elders

Nov 23 2022

University of Washington’s Banks Center for Educational Justice research assistants Alayna Eagle Shield, Jazmen Moore and Doua Kha are anchored by their fierce dedication to their communities. They carry this dedication across their work as they seek to disrupt a society built on racism by centering healing and equity-driven scholarship that creates possibilities for a more just world.

Introducing cohort five of Unite:ED's Community Partner Fellows program

Unite:Ed Director Dana Arviso (front row center, right) poses with students from the fourth and fifth cohorts of Unite:Ed's Community Partner Fellows program in autumn 2022.
Nov 22 2022

For the 2022-23 academic year, eight doctoral students at the UW College of Education were selected as members of the fifth cohort of Unite:Ed's Community Partner Fellows program.

Listening for the Fullness of the Student Experience

Oct 27 2022

“How do we allow our students to be their true, authentic selves?”

That’s the question on the mind of Grandview School District’s assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, Jose Rivera, who is at the forefront of intentionally listening to student stories and experiences to guide leadership practices. This work of centering student experience was started in Grandview during the 2019-20 school year, using tools created by the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), and continues to this day.

Google to provide funding for University of Washington computer science teacher education program

Oct 19 2022

Today, Google announced it will give $400,000 to the University of Washington (UW) College of Education’s Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Computer Science (CS) Program. The unrestricted gift will grow the new STEP CS program and subsidize the tuition of teacher candidates from groups that are underrepresented in CS – Black+, Latinx+, Native American+, Pacific Islander and/or students with disabilities, and those who identify as women, trans and/or non-binary.

Alumna Jennifer Macias Morris receives Fulbright award

Sep 26 2022

Alumna Jennifer Macias Morris (MIT in Elementary Education, 2015) has been selected by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as a 2022-23 recipient of a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award.

Tell Me Your Hopes and Dreams

Sep 26 2022

Her arthritic hands sorted the cherries as she spoke about dreams to her daughter, Henedina Tavares. These dreams didn’t involve back-breaking physical work or living paycheck to paycheck. Similar conversations played out with parents and children throughout their community, instilling in these young people a drive to achieve. Yet, when these same students went to high school with the highest aspirations of any students, they were the least likely to access the courses they needed to go to college.

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,