The Brotherhood Initiative (BI) is highlighted in an article by the University of Washington Magazine titled “Brotherhood of Success” and features director of the BI Joe Lott, BI student success coordinator Paul Metellus, BI student Noah Stanigar and director of the Sisterhood Initiative Rashida Love. The article celebrates how as the BI grows, students continue to succeed and soar. It also highlights how the BI was started and how the Sisterhood Initiative is being launched this year.
Brotherhood of Success
UW to the Big Ten? What’s on the line isn’t just about football
Jennifer Lee Hoffman, associate professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy and faculty member at the Center for Leadership in Athletics, had an opinion piece published in The Seattle Times titled "UW to the Big Ten? What's on the link isn't just about football" and she discusses the implications that UW's decision to join the Big Ten or stay in the Pac-12 will have on the entire campus community, including how it will affect who our campus peers are, where the next generation of students will come from and where our alumni are likely to be in the future.
Unpacking the complexities of teacher strikes
David Knight, assistant professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy, is featured in an article in KUOW titled “Unpacking the complexities of teacher strikes” and he discusses that the issues behind teacher strikes run deeper than just money. "These strikes, they're often about salary," Knight said, "but at the end of the day, that's usually not why teachers were drawn into the profession, and not why they stay." He also spoke to Soundside, interview included in the article link above, about the strikes around the region and how systemic issues facing education in Washington state affect teachers.
No school for 2nd day as Seattle teachers strike
Assistant professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy David Knight is quoted in an article by the Associated Press News titled “No school for 2nd day as Seattle teachers strike.” In the article about the current educator strike at Seattle Public Schools, David discusses how adequate salaries and good working conditions make schools better for everyone — but figuring out how to structure those salaries to retain good teachers and support new ones is a challenge. “Educator dissatisfaction with working conditions is not something that started yesterday,” he said. “They want safe and supported working conditions, they want a voice in school district policy, they want a livable salary. What people sometimes forget is administrators want those things too.”
Applied behavior analysis and autism: Flawed application of a proven science
Teaching associate and interim director of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program for the 22-23 academic year, Yev Veverka, had an opinion piece published in Spectrum titled “Applied behavior analysis and autism: Flawed application of a proven science [spectrumnews.org].” In the piece, she discusses how she started working in ABA since her own daughter was diagnosed with autism at age 4 and the struggles she has faced with her own ABA experiences. She also discusses how the current application of ABA in autism is flawed but that its delivery can be reformed and improved without abandoning the proven science behind it.
FULBRIGHT RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED: Megan Wing is the Fulbright recipient of 2022-23
UW College of Education alumna Megan Wing (Master's of Education, Curriculum & Instruction '22) received a grant through the U.S. Fulbright Student Program to serve as an English teaching assistant in Mexico. This popular grant allows graduate students and alumni to gain more international experience and build skills in facilitation and leadership. She will be living and teaching in Mexico this coming year and she hopes to bring her experience and new perspective to American education spaces when she returns. “I hope to challenge stereotypical or misinformed views on immigrant families in the United States and multilingual learners within and beyond school settings,” Megan said. The Fulbright experience will prepare her to further her work in early childhood classrooms, coach new educators and eventually pursue school leadership.
Principals as Co-Authors of Their Own Learning
Professor of Education Policy, Organizations and Leadership and director of the District Leadership Design Lab (DL2) Meredith Honig is featured in the AASA, The School Superintendents Association’s new podcast series Principal Supervision and Leadership Development, which features best practices in principal supervision and highlights the importance of principal support and coaching. Her episode is titled “Principals as Co-Authors of Their Own Learning” and she talks about advancing educational equity and how principal supervisors can help principals lead their own learning. The episode is moderated by Leadership for Learning (L4L) cohort 2 alumnus Dr. Eric Nelson.
University of Washington propels its esports program through its mission, values and student gaming culture
Jennifer Lee Hoffman, associate professor of Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy and faculty member at the Center for Leadership in Athletics, is featured in the podcast Higher Ed Advisor: A Baker Tilly Podcast in an episode titled “University of Washington propels its esports program through its mission, values and student gaming culture.” Jennifer discusses what institutions should keep top of mind as they plan to launch a robust esports program or enhance their current program. The podcast explores the opportunities esports offers students, importance of aligning esports programs with an institution’s mission and values and esports as a catalyst for collaboration, as well as connecting esports with novel ways of learning and the student of the future. Jennifer also emphasizes the unique role esports plays in creating novel ways of learning in higher education.
Backlash, Hostility, and Safety Fears: What It’s Like to Be a Chief Equity Officer in the Anti-CRT Era
Professor of Education Policy, Organizations and Leadership and director of the District Leadership Design Lab (DL2) Meredith Honig is quoted in an article in Education Week titled “Backlash, Hostility, and Safety Fears: What It’s Like to Be a Chief Equity Officer in the Anti-CRT Era.” The article discusses how a difficult job has been made even more difficult by those who have lashed out against Critical Race Theory. Meredith discusses how equity officers in school districts are generally hired to change or institute system-wide policies and practices that make sure students who have been historically disadvantaged can get the same opportunities as their more-privileged counterparts, but national backlash against equity in education swelled over the last year and these difficult and often controversial jobs have become even more polarizing.
Husky, Inc.? The UW’s biggest predicament isn’t about sports
Jennifer Lee Hoffman, associate professor in Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy and faculty member at the Center for Leadership in Athletics was referenced in an article by The Seattle Times titled “Husky, Inc. The UW’s biggest predicament isn’t about sports.” The article highlights the corporatization of higher education, especially their sports teams, and references Jennifer’s “Name, Image & Likeness (NIL): The Kardashianization of College Sports,” where athletes are exerting more leverage over the huge entertainment and advertising systems that fuel their games.