A life to be remembered: 'Dr. Sam' tells story of UW's Samuel E. Kelly

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Reader, educator, advocate, friend...Samuel E. Kelly was one of the College's most distinguished alums. A new autobiography pays tribute to his legacy.

Audrey Osler of University of Leeds to speak on 'Students' Perspective on Schooling' Oct. 29

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Audrey Osler, visiting scholar, to speak tomorrow for UW Center for Multicultural Education book talk. Osler argues that consulting young people is beneficial to the everyday life of schools and that the future health of democratic societies demands that we re-think relationships between adults and young people.

Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor recognized by his alma mater

Thursday, October 28, 2010

On October 14, UAA Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor and his wife Dr. Sue Taylor received the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award from their alma mater, Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Each year, the Gonzaga University Alumni Association awards select members with its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award. Nominations come in from various sources throughout the University. Ultimately, recipients are chosen based upon their service and contributions to their families, their careers, their peers, and their communities.

Cursive writing: A dying art form?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's still being taught in Seattle Public Schools, but it is not required. And the Washington state Department of Education doesn't insist on it either. Dr. Deborah McCutchen is quoted.

How Handwriting Trains the Brain

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Research highlights the hand's unique relationship with the brain when it comes to composing thoughts and ideas. Virginia Berninger, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, says handwriting differs from typing because it requires executing sequential strokes to form a letter, whereas keyboarding involves selecting a whole letter by touching a key.

Alum Reflects on GO-MAP and Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Friday, October 1, 2010

College alum Rocia Mendoza, GO-MAP and Bonderman Travel Fellow, reflects on how these awards enriched her life in the latest issue of Viewpoints.

Urgent education needs demand bold new thinking

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Seattle Times editorial by Dean Tom Stritikus argues that Waiting for Superman discussions should focus on training and hiring quality teachers for all classrooms.

Preschoolers learn about colors, play and differences

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Parent Map feature on the EEU.

Methow Valley playground goes the natural way

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Methow Valley Elementary School is moving towards an all natural playground. Brian Patrick, Danforth Danforth educational leadership program graduate and new principal at Methow Valley Elementary, is quoted.

Teachers embracing technology boom in the classroom

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How can new technology benefit students and teachers? Steve Kerr talks video game activities.