Tom Halverson, director of the UW Master's in Education Policy program, comments on the need for school districts to prioritize making sure students feel emotionally connected and safe.
Washington schools close the rest of the academic year, distance learning will continue
WA rushes to provide emergency child care for essential workers
The UW’s Haring Center for Inclusive Education will provide emergency child care for UW Medical Center workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mental health experts race to help children cope with stay-at-home life amid coronavirus closures
Faculty members James Mazza and Tom Halverson comment on offering digital mental health support to children — a challenge that providers, schools and academics are beginning to navigate in the wake of the coronavirus.
UW-created podcasts including the College of Education
The UW College of Education's podcasts covering subjects ranging from the impact of coronavirus on education, early learning, climate science education and more are noted.
Kayla Chui: Education is a move toward liberation
Doctoral student Kayla Chui (MEd '19), a diversity ambassador for the College of Education, shares her studies in multicultural education and work mentoring current and incoming students.
School in Washington is supposed to resume (remotely) by Monday. Will it?
Faculty member Thomas Halverson comments on how Washington school districts are hurrying to get prepared to satisfy the state education department’s recent instructions to begin remote instruction next week.
The Challenges of Feeding Hungry School Kids in a Time of Crisis
Doctoral student Christine Tran writes about the essential role that school food plays in supporting children during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting "Despite political discord, bureaucracy, and scrappy budgets, many unsung heroes manage to feed millions of kids every day. Now they are doing so during a public health crisis."
Reearcher receives funding to develop app supporting youth physical activity
Research Associate Julie McCleery, author of the "State of Play: Seattle-King County" report, has received a population health pilot research grant for a project supporting equitable access to physical activity for children in King County.
So now you’re a teacher: Educational resources to use during the coronavirus school closures
Guides filled with resources for children in kindergarten and younger as well as for elementary school-aged kids — compiled by UW College of Education faculty — are highlighted.
DIY homeschool: One mom’s efforts to keep her kid’s brain from going mushy
Professor Kristen Missall comments on the need for parents to reset expectations and take a broad view of learning while their children are at home.