Cross-Racial Agency: Exploring a New Form of Collaborative Practice to Support Men of Color in Higher Education

Monday, February 1, 2021

Men of color have been the focus of a growing number of research studies, as educators and policy makers attempt to address educational equity gaps. Compared with other educational settings, less attention has focused on how to increase persistence and graduation rates of men of color pursuing baccalaureate degrees. Yet, national statistics over the past two decades show that men of color in colleges and universities graduate at lower rates than all other populations, including their same-race women peers. Associate Professor, Joe Lott, II, along with co-authors Dalva Perez and Theresa Ling Yeh, conducted research to examine a collaborative, equity-based inquiry approach to respond to equity gaps for men of color in college. Their study used a social design experiment (SDE) approach to examine what happens when staff of color on a predominantly White campus come together to address educational inequities for men of color. The researchers’ findings suggest that developing communities of practice through this SDE approach could lead to more enriched and comprehensive responses and to systemic organizational change.

A Shockingly Simple Way to Improve Online School

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

EdSurge is an award-winning education news organization that reports on the people, ideas, and technologies that shape the future of learning. This article promotes the benefits of using two computer screens to improve virtual learning. The UW College of Education is mentioned.

Partnerships Work to Overcome Education Gaps Highlighted by COVID-19 Crisis

Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Seattle Teacher Residency program is highlighted in the article. This program is a partnership between the UW College of Education, Seattle Public Schools, Alliance for Education and Seattle Education Association was established in 2012 to create a larger pipeline of diverse, highly qualified teachers serving the city's most poverty-impacted schools.

Comprehensive review of James Banks’ “Diversity, Transformative Knowledge and Civic Education: Selected Essays"

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Margaret Smith Crocco of the University of Chicago Press recently conducted a comprehensive review of Professor James Banks’ most recent book entitled, “Diversity, Transformative Knowledge and Civic Education: Selected Essays.” The review was published in the Fall 2020 issue of “Schools: Studies in Education,” a journal published by the University of Chicago Press.  Banks indicated that this review is not just a review of his book but an informative and insightful description of his 50-year career.  Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies Emeritus and is the founding director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, which is now the Banks Center for Educational Justice. Read the review.

Gaming Has Benefits and Perils – Parents Can Help Kids by Playing With Them

Friday, January 8, 2021

Katie Headrick Taylor, an education researcher and professor of digital literacy, studies the education benefits and perils of digital gaming. These range from providing opportunities for collaborative problem-solving to displaying content that perpetuates racism and sexism. Headrick Taylor provides an analysis about gaming benefits and perils.

UW College of Education Professors Make Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Two UW College of Education professors – Ken Zeichner and Django Paris – are included in the 2021 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. These rankings rate the university-based scholars in the United States who did the most this past year to shape educational practice and policy. Simply being included in this list of 200 scholars is an accomplishment, given the 20,000 or more who might qualify. The list includes the top finishers from last year, augmented by “at-large” nominees chosen by the 28-member Selection Committee.

First Book in Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies Series Published

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Teacher’s College Press announced that the series titled Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies Series and edited by Django Paris, associate professor and director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice at the UW College of Education, has published the first book in the series: Protecting the Promise: Indigenous Education Between Mothers and their Children.  This book is co-storied by Timothy San Pedro, Michael Munson, Alayna Eagle Shield, Tara Ramos, Kristina Lucero and Faith Price with forward by Megan Bang, associate professor at the UW College of Education. The book features a collection of short stories told in collaboration with five Native families that speak to the everyday aspects of Indigenous educational resurgence rooted in the intergenerational learning that occurs between mothers and their children.

Jennie Warmouth, PhD ‘2017 Teaches Second-Graders Empathy Through a Conservation Project Based on Her Travels to the Arctic

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Jennie Warmouth, a 2017 PhD graduate of the College of Education, recently had the trip of a lifetime when she headed to the Arctic to study polar bear. Warmouth’s PhD is in educational psychology and she specializes in human-animal interactions related to learning empathy. She is a recent recipient of the National Geographic Grosvenor Teaching Fellow which is how she was able to travel to the Arctic.

When she’s not trying to locate elusive polar bears, Warmouth is a second-grade teacher at Lynnwood’s Spruce Elementary, part of the Edmonds School District in Washington state. During the evenings, you can often find Warmouth teaching in the Teacher Education Program at Seattle Pacific University. On top of all of this, Warmouth has continued to do research and recently the National Geographic Society highlighted her work with her students on a conservation project dealing with the impact of plastics on Arctic animals. 


Meredith Honig Featured in the Wallace Foundation’s Wallace Blog

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Wallace Blog features an “Ask the Experts” question about principal supervisors and how they can best support principals now. Meredith Honig, professor at the UW College of Education, is one of the experts featured. The Blog article includes a link to a webinar  in the Education Leadership for a Digital World series that also features Honig. The series is hosted by Digital Promise with support from Wallace.

Funding Education Should Be a Biden Administration Priority

Friday, November 13, 2020

Assistant Professor, David Knight, provides an opinion editorial to The Hill about making education funding a priority.