Frances Contreras and Manka Varghese were noted in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity E-news.
Contreras and Varghese in OMA Publication
Cameron McGregor Selected for Fulbright Scholarship
Congrats to Cameron McGregor, elementary ed student, on his Fullbright Scholarship! Cameron will will travel to the city of Elista in Southern Russia, north of Georgia, to teach American studies and culture to students between 10 and 14 years old, as well as university students.
Higher Education Journal Highlights NBPTS and National Board Certification
Michael S. Knapp served as co-guest editor for a special edition of Theory into Practice, a peer-reviewed journal hosted by The Ohio State University. Entitled?Accomplished Teaching as a Professional Resource?, the issue highlights National Board Certified Teachers as a resource for improving student learning and achievement. Mike co-edited with Mary E. Dilworth, vice president of Higher Education and Research from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. National Board Certification is discussed throughout the journal as a mechanism for assessing teacher quality and teacher effectiveness, as well as the role of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in influencing teacher preparedness and educational reform.
UW names Stritikus new education school dean
The University of Washington has named Tom Stritikus dean of the school?s college of education. Stritikus succeeds Patricia Wasley, who has been dean for the past 10 years and who will return to the school?s faculty. He?s currently the associate dean of academic programs and will take over on Sept. 16, subject to approval by the school?s board of regents. Read more: UW names Stritikus new education school dean - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Rising costs set to change the face of US higher education
As funding for public universities falls, poorer students will feel the pinch. William Zumeta is quoted.
It's about the kids: Refocusing central school district offices with teaching and learning in mind
UW profs urge central school district office personnel to get out to the schools in a new education report. The transformation was phenomenal, said one school superintendent who put the research into practice.
Honig and Copland Receive Grant from W.T. Grant Foundation
Meredith Honig was recently awarded a major grant from the W.T. Grant Foundation. The grant, titled ‘Research Use as Learning: The Case of School District Central Offices’ will take place from 2011 to 2012. ?? Honig will be working on the WT Grant Foundation project with Mike Copland and a team of graduate students.
Education startup SynapticMash acquired for $10 million
SynapticMash, an educational software company, just sold for $10 million. Ramona Pierson, graduate of the Danforth Program, founded SynapticMash and served as CEO of the three-year-old startup. Promethean World Plc. plans to integrate the technology with its handheld Learner Response System devices that are used by students to contribute in the classroom in real time at their own pace.
Teacher development not a smart cutback in tough times
What exactly does the education system sacrifice when legislators slash professional development funding for educators? Op-ed by Dean Wasley and Stephanie Hirsh on budget cutbacks across the state and nation.
Interview with Mark Windschitl and Jessica Thompson
The Teachers College Record is a journal of research, analysis, and commentary in the field of education. It has been published continuously since 1900 by Teachers College, Columbia University. In this episode of “The Voice,” Mark Windschitl and Jessica Thompson from the University of Washington talk about their upcoming article, co-written with Melissa Braaten, on ambitious pedagogy by novice teachers.