A new era for the Experimental Education Unit (so long, Jennifer Annable)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The close-knit community that is the UW's Experimental Education Unit is marking its 40th birthday and the end of an era this spring -- its longtime leader Jennifer Annable is leaving after 25 years with the school.

Alum Karen Borders Wins PBS Teachers Innovation Award

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Congratulations to Kareen Borders, teacher at Key Peninsula Middle School in Lakebay and L4L student. Kareen won a PBS Teachers' Innovation Award for inspiring students and transforming classroom learning. Learn about her innovative project here!

New book by Marguerite Roza exposes flaws in school finance

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Given the fierce debates about K--12 education spending in recent decades, it is surprising that so little is known about the connection between spending and outcomes -- in effect, why a doubling of money spent on public schools the past 30 years has yielded only slight improvements in student achievement. Marguerite Roza, research associate professor of education and senior scholar at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, addresses this question in her new book, Educational Economics: Where Do School Funds Go?

New president of NSCC named

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mark Mitsui, a College of Ed MA alum and current student in the Higher Ed Program, has been named the next president of North Seattle Community College effective July 1.

Marguerite Roza's new book featured at Urban Institute forum

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Imagine a high school that spends $328 per student for math courses and $1,348 per cheerleader for cheerleading activities. Or a school where the average per-student cost of offering ceramics was $1,608; cosmetology, $1,997; and such core subjects as science, $739.

Outdoor-Only Preschool On Vashon Island

Monday, May 3, 2010

Early Childhood & Family Studies Director Gail Joseph speaks with KUOW about the growing recognition of the importance of outdoor play.

Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Samuel E. Kelly was a former faculty member at the College and the UW's first Vice President for the Office of Minority Affairs. Each year, the UW hosts an annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture, honoring his vision for equity in society. This year's lecture features Professor Richard Ladner of the UW Department of Computer Science and Engineering, who is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and has focused much of his research on the use of technology to improve the lives of people with disabilities, particularly the deaf and blind communities.

Marguerite Roza event on C-SPAN

Friday, April 9, 2010


Fordham's April 9 event, Can Budget Cuts Catalyze Education Reform?featured Marguerite Roza from the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education.

Washington Now In Race To The Top For Schools

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tom Halverson speaks with KING5 TV about WA's chances in 'Race to the Top'. (Begins at -1:29 second mark of the video.)

Seattle Public Schools Triage: Taking from Poor Schools to Help Poorer Ones

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Seattle Times columnist Lynne Varner writes about Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson's new approach of investing more money in fewer schools. Marguerite Roza, research associate professor of education, is quoted.