For two UW College of Education researchers, a huge new federal Head Start grant means the creation of a new center and years of hard work ahead — but most of all, it means helping America’s youngest learners prepare for and succeed in school. The UW will take the lead among seven institutions in a new five-year, $40 million national Head Start grant. The money will be used to create the new National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, based at the UW. The center’s five-year mission, starting January 2011, will be to discover and share best practices in teaching and learning for Head Start teachers and others.
A ‘monumental’ opportunity: UW education faculty to lead $40 million Head Start grant
New director of the UW's Robinson Center plans challenging classrooms for all children
Nancy Hertzog had one heck of a first day teaching elementary school: one of her students pulled the fire alarm and then vanished -- later he was found hitchhiking by the assistant superintendent -- as fire and police forces descended on the school. It was 1977, in Williamsburg, Va. Hertzog, now the new director of the University of Washington's Robinson Center for Young Scholars, was a new teacher in a public school that had integrated black and white students in the late 1960s, well after the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled against separate schools for black and white children.
Don't Cut Out the Center: The Centrality of the Central Office in Teaching and Learning Improvement
When district leaders must cut their budgets, they look first to their central office, but Michael A. Copland and Meredith I. Honig advise against following that instinct.
Spencer Foundation Announces the Appointment of Professor Diana E. Hess as Senior Vice President
The Board and staff of the Spencer Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Diana E. Hess as Senior Vice President. An alum of the UW College of Education, Hess is currently Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies, Education Policy, and Law.
Vanderbilt and UW to collaborate on new $40 million National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning
Helping foster children’s learning and readiness for school through the federal Head Start program is the goal of a new National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, created this fall with a $40 million grant from the Office of Head Start.
Curriculum and Instruction Alum Publishes in American Educational Research Journal
College of Education alum Caryn Park recently published in the American Educational Research Journal. While studying at the College, Park specialized in Multicultural Education. James Banks served as her advisor. Her article is titled Young Children Making Sense of Racial and Ethnic Differences: A Sociocultural Approach.
Teach for America seeks foothold in Seattle area
Teach for America is working to bring its corps of young college graduates here to teach in Seattle-area schools next fall. Tom Stritikus is quoted.
Seattle principal wins $25,000 prize
Kelly Aramaki, the principal Seattle's John Stanford International School in Seattle, won the $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Washington. The award, called the Oscars of Teaching by Teacher magazine, exists to attract and reward outstanding K-12 teachers and education leaders. More than 50 teachers and educational professionals receive the award every year.
L4L Alum Helps Students Think Beyond School
North Central High School Principal and College alum Steven Gering was one of nine educators statewide recently honored with a Golden Apple award for making a significant change in secondary education. During the past five years, he’s helped boost by 20 percent the number of students at his school who go on to college. Gering deflects praise for the dramatic change, crediting the collaborative effort of the school’s staff.
Seattle Principal Wins National Award, $25,000
Kelly Aramaki, principal at John Stanford International School in Seattle, has won the 2010 Milken Educator Award for Washington. The award includes a $25,000 cash prize.