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Researchers: Performance-Based College Financing Plans 'Vulnerable'
Schemes for tying state support of public colleges to performance tend to share the same flaw: They are vulnerable to dying off before they can show how well they perform. William M. Zumeta, UW professor of public affairs and education, is mentioned.  More.

New Everett Schools Chief Gets High Marks
Gary Cohn, who graduated from the College of Education in 1999, is the new superintendent of Everett School District. Cohn and his wife, Sue Cohn, are both graduates of the College of Education. More.

UW Study Measures Number of Education Jobs Saved by Stimulus
Content: UW researchers estimate that 574,000 jobs would be lost if states cut education spending by 15 percent, as they might have been forced to do without the federal economic recovery plan passed last month. Marguerite Roza’s work is cited. More.

Experimental Education Unit to Become Research Center
Retired UW Professor Norris Haring founded the Experimental Education Unit in 1965. Now, thanks to an endowment from him and his wife, the school will be able to fund 15 graduate fellowships a year as it becomes the Norris and Dorothy Haring Center for Applied Research and Training in Education. More.

Washington Century: A Long Way To Go
An op-ed piece by the Seattle P-I Editorial Board praises the work of the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education. More.

Washington Colleges Make Push to Reach Booming Latino Population
The growth in the numbers of young Latinos in Washington state is staggering. Yet, as UW Assistant Professor Frances Contreras notes, while Latinos now account for about 15 percent of all public-school students, they make up only 2.7 percent of teachers. More.

Coffee Ceremony at Burke Museum Steeped in Ethiopian Tradition
Burke Museum hosts a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony, led by Zelalem "Zee" Yilma, Experimental Education Unit employee. More.

UW Teaching and Learning Symposium Highlights Pedagogy
College of Education student Jessica Salvidor presents at the annual UW Teaching and Learning Symposium. More.

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