New faculty Q&A: Edmundo Aguilar

Oct 21 2021

Through dedication, compassion, and radical love, Dr. Edmundo Aguilar’s devotion to teaching is fueled by his students. His commitment to teaching and learning is intersectional with social justice and specializes in areas such as multicultural education and ethnic studies.

Partnering for Racial Equity

Oct 21 2021

“There was never a time when we needed caretakers more than during the pandemic — we still need them,” says Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Chief Academic Officer Keisha Scarlett. “Families have skills and expertise as our first teachers. As we return to school in the fall, how do we remember how we were stretched? How do we build on that and not default back like a rubber band?”

New faculty Q&A: Lakeya Omogun

Oct 18 2021

As an artist, scholar, creative writer and educator, Dr. Lakeya Omogun makes it her mission within all these roles to shift ideas about identities, culture and language. As a scholar, she advocates for Black African immigrant youths’ racial, ethnic and linguistic justice.

Move Knowledge, Not People

Sep 24 2021

When parents first receive a disability diagnosis while struggling to manage challenging behavior, they urgently need information and support. Yet, because of a shortage of behavioral specialists, they often end up waiting in a stressful and isolated limbo. The UW Haring Center for Inclusive Education's use of Project ECHO® seeks to change that.

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.