Dr. Ilene Schwartz, professor and director of the Haring Center for Inclusive Education, and the Haring Center’s work was featured in an article by The Bellingham Herald titled “‘All means all’: Sehome High School models a new standard of inclusive learning.” The article highlights the Haring Center’s work with Sehome High School, one of 16 Inclusionary Practices Demonstration Sites in Washington. Sehome High School considers every student to be a general education student and Ilene is quoted in the article as saying “What Sehome has done is that they’ve taken that very seriously and they say, ‘You’re a basic [education] student. Now what do we need? What else do we need to provide you, what scaffolds do we need to put around you? What support do we need to provide so that you’re successful, both in general ed, and in learning the other things that you might need to learn because of your disability.’”
‘All means all’: Sehome High School models a new standard of inclusive learning
How to Handle Being Homesick at College
Dr. Kristen Missall, professor, is featured in an article by U.S. News & World Report titled “How to Handle Being Homesick at College.” The article discusses how students should schedule chats with loved ones, get involved in campus and more to help with feelings of being homesick. Kristen is quoted saying “It's important to acknowledge that college is a major life transition. It's going to cause discomfort. It's going to cause a lot of challenges, everything from how a person feels in a day to maybe even how they sleep at night. Things become a problem when they persist longer than they should. And that 'should' is different for everyone. Humans, particularly in times of transition, need both routine and clear expectations.”
Expanding the potential for all students - How the UW's Haring Center is helping reimagine special education in ways that uplift all
The Haring Center for Inclusive Education is featured in storytelling published by For Washington titled "Expanding the potential for all students - How the UW's Haring Center is helping reimagine special education in ways that uplift all." The written story and accompanying video highlights Sehome High School, which is one of 16 Inclusionary Practices Demonstration Sites in Washington state that partners with specialists from the University of Washington’s Haring Center to expand and promote inclusive education practices.
Harrell Launches New Mental Health Initiative Aimed At Youth
Dr. Janine Jones, professor and associate dean for academic affairs, is featured in an article by The Seattle Medium titled “Harrell Launches New Mental Health Initiative Aimed At Youth.” In the article, Janine is quoted as saying “The Reach Out Seattle initiative has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of supporting youth mental health. By empowering the community with the skills to identify early warning signs of a mental health crisis in young people, along with providing practical intervention strategies, we can make a profound impact on the wellbeing of our youth.”
Students explore the Filipino American story through food at Archipelago
Alumna Tianna Mae Andresen was featured in an article by The Seattle Times titled “Students explore the Filipino American story through food at Archipelago.” Tianna teaches Seattle Public Schools’ newly approved Filipinx American U.S. History course and said “It’s been a community effort for 50 years by a coalition of people inside and outside the community” to establish the new curriculum. In fact, she worked on the curriculum while she was a COE student in the ECO program.
Landmark recess law signed by Gov. Inslee
Dr. Julie McCleery, director of research-practice partnerships for the Center for Leadership in Athletics, was featured in an article by Seattle’s Child titled “Landmark recess law signed by Gov. Inslee.” Thanks to the new law signed by Washington governor Jay Inslee, Washington state students in grades K-5 will be guaranteed at least 30 minutes of recess beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. “Youth in our state are facing dual crises of physical inactivity and mental health challenges,” said Dr. McCleery. “With this legislation, Washington state has the opportunity to be a national leader in addressing these crises. Ensuring equitable access to recess is a research-based, community-driven approach that will benefit students throughout our state.”
School closures, cuts to clubs and music possible as WA schools face ‘cliff’
Dr. Lakeya Omogun, assistant professor of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum, was quoted in The Seattle Times in an article titled “School closures, cuts to clubs and music possible as WA schools face ‘cliff’.” Faced with a need to slash school budgets in the coming years, school districts across the region are considering closing schools and cutting staff, salaries and the arts. Lakeya discusses how arts and other extracurricular activities help students express and develop their identities, build empathy and assist in mental health struggles.
Post McCleary, WA school funding doesn’t add up
Dr. David Knight, associate professor in Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy, co-authored an op-ed with Kendall Fujioka, Ph.D. student in Educational Policy, Organizations & Leadership and J.D. candidate in the UW School of Law, for The Seattle Times titled “Post McCleary, WA school funding doesn’t add up.” In the piece, they discuss the state of Washington state’s K-12 school finance system and the inequities in school funding that followed the McCleary decision.
How the Ballmers Aim to Build and Diversify the Early Ed Workforce in Washington State
Inside Philanthropy published an article titled “How the Ballmers Aim to Build and Diversify the Early Ed Workforce in Washington State.” The article highlights the $43 million gift from the Ballmer Group to build, strengthen and diversify the state’s early childhood education workforce, including the $38 million gift for the University of Washington College of Education. The article also features William White, founding director of My Brother’s Teacher, and his work to diversify the educator workforce. The article requires payment for those not subscribed to Inside Philanthropy, but is attached as a PDF to this email.
A hub of early learning excellence takes shape in the Rainier Valley
Dean Mia Tuan co-authored an op-ed with Ben Danielson from the UW School of Medicine for The Seattle Times titled "A hub of early learning excellence takes shape in the Rainier Valley." In the piece, they discuss the planned Rainier Valley Early Learning Campus and how it will ensure high-quality, affordable and culturally-affirming child care and preschool for children in southeast Seattle, as well as unite high-quality learning for young children alongside a focus on high-quality learning for adults, from UW students to working professionals seeking to enhance their career development. It will also leverage the UW’s expertise in research and dissemination to have a national impact on workforce development.