Donna Jordan Taylor in Journal of African American History

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Congrats to College of Ed student Donna Jordan Taylor on publishing in the Journal of African American History. Donna's piece is titled '‘Black Teachers Misconstrued’ and can be found in Volume 95, Number 1.

It will always be 'people first' for Jennifer Annable, retiring director of UW's EEU

Monday, May 31, 2010

It's all about relationships, Annable said. I try to create an environment where staff want to come to work and kids and families want to be — to build a community. I always have my door open so people can stop by any time, I know the names of every kid and family, and I don't ask anyone to do anything I won't do.

Nitya Venkateswaran to Perform at Northwest Folklike Festival

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nitya Venkateswaran (EDLPS Master's student) to perform Bharatanatyam or Indian Classical Dance at the Northwest Folklife Festival. The Northwest Folklife Festival, held over Memorial Day weekend, is one of the largest, varied and most vibrant free folklife celebrations in North America. Produced by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, it hosts more than 7,000 participants, over 20 stages and venues, roughly 1000 performances, and an audience of approximately 250,000 at the 74-acre Seattle Center. Participants immerse themselves in four days of music and dance performances, visual arts and folklore exhibits, symposia, workshops, craft and cooking demonstrations and films. For more info: http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival/schedule/2010-05-30/58

Ethnic Studies in Classrooms

Monday, May 24, 2010

Talk of the Nation interviewed James Banks, professor of diversity studies, in a segment on a new Arizona law that bans classes designed for students of a particular ethnicity.

Roosevelt High School students get refresher on cursive writing

Monday, May 24, 2010

Two College of Ed students awarded Bonderman Fellowships University Week June 3, 2010 Congratulations to TEP student Anna Kramer and Education, Learning, and Society Minor student Brittany Lichtyon theirr Bonderman fellowships. In order to become the best science teacher she can be, Anna will travel to the countries where most of her students have roots: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Western and American Samoa, the Philippines and Indonesia. As she says, As I travel, I will explore the nature of the communities' relationships with the ecosystems in which they live, as well as strive to better understand how the unique biological communities and natural resources in each place shape the daily lives of the people living there, she said. Brittany plans to travel to countries with large groups of dispersed peoples due to conflict, including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam then to Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, and finally to Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia. The purpose of my journey is to expand global education and encourage cultural tolerance and understanding. Upon her return to the United States, she wants to expand study abroad programs for community colleges. Congrats Brittany! 2010 Bonderman Fellows»

Tonya Kusak, Alum, Announces Engagement

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tonya Kusak and John Austin Ruf happily announce their engagement and plans for a July 11, 2010 wedding on the campus of the University of Washington. Tonya is the daughter of Loretta Kusak and Anton Charles Kusak III of Seattle. Tonya earned her undergraduate degree and Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington. She is currently employed by the Issaquah School District. John Austin is the son of Mary Anne and Walter Ruf of Bellingham. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and is employed by Microsoft.

Amazing Grace Students Reach Out to War Vets

Friday, May 21, 2010

Michelle Zimmerman is a Ph.D. student in PhD student in Human Development and Cognition and her advisor is Nathalie Gherke.

Refocusing central school district offices to improve teaching and learning

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Central offices of urban school districts have been able to shift their focus from administration and compliance to improvement of teaching and learning districtwide by making five key changes, according to a new report by researchers from the UW College of Education.

Amazing Grace students reach out to war vets

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The war in Afghanistan may be across the globe, but the conflict is very much a part of the daily curriculum in Michelle Zimmerman's class at Amazing Grace Christian School in Seattle. Zimmerman is an alum of the UW College of Education.

Goodlad: How to help our schools - Part 3

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

In a guest post for the Washington Post's education blog, John Goodlad, professor emeritus of education, writes about effecting change in problem schools.