UW College of Education E-news
February 2010

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Greetings from Dean Wasley

Dean Pat Wasley

As announced in the winter E-newsletter, I have decided to step down as dean, moving to a full-time faculty position at the end of this academic year. It has been a fabulous 10 years and I’m so proud of our College. And we want to ask you: Do you have any candidates in mind for this dean position? Learn about the search for a new dean, strategic planning and more initiatives for 2010. More...

Alum & Faculty Spotlight

Walter Parker & Diana Hess

College Faculty & Alum Receive Prestigious Awards Simultaneously
Walter Parker and former College of Education doctoral student Diana Hess both recently received major research awards from the National Council for the Social Studies. The two have worked together since Hess was a graduate student at UW. More...

Resolutions to Consider for 2010

Matthew Estate Wines' Blackboard Syrah

Toast the New Year: Wine Sales
Benefit Local Schools

Some research indicates that the polyphenols in red wine may provide antioxidants to improve your health. Add that to the fact that Matthews Estate Wines will donate a portion of syrah sales to the Ackerley Partnership and you’ve got a compelling case to celebrate with a glass of red. More...

Dean search

Make Your Voice Heard:
Help Us Find Our Next Dean

To “be the change you want to see in the world,” one must begin by speaking up. Help us find a new dean by sharing your confidential feedback with the Advisory Search Committee on the Deanship of the College of Education. Participate now.


Irene Monica Sanchez

Student Awarded MAP Scholarship
Student Irene Monica Sanchez has been named a 2009 Multicultural Alumni Partnership Scholar. The Ricardo Aguirre scholarship is named for the founder of Seattle’s El Centro de la Raza. More...

Bridging Contemporary Science and Youth Culture
The UW Institute for Science and Mathematics Education won a National Science Foundation ITEST award to develop and study curriculum units focused on the use of a genome sciences database. More...

Natalie Hart

Education, Learning & Society Minor: Colloquium Projects Score Big Points
Education minor students take a colloquium course which includes major individual projects on their views on education. This year’s presentations, including a discussion on bridging the achievement gap and a look at one student's individual path to education, wowed instructors. More...

Read it Here: Multicultural Notes
Learn about current happenings at the Center for Multicultural Education’s first E-newsletter. Includes information on the launch of the International Companion to Multicultural Education, Gloria Ladson-Billing’s summer visit, an interview with Geneva Gay and more. More...

Children's literacy

One Page at a Time: Documenting Children's Literacy in Seattle
Using interviews and primary footage, this 38-minute documentary, a research project by student Myra Aquino, focuses on the importance of children’s literacy and how it is undertaken across different organizations in Seattle. More...

Upcoming Events

Prospective Students Days
April 1, 3 p.m.; Miller 104
Each spring, the College welcomes a slew of admitted prospective students who come to explore campus and gather information to help with their decision. At the Prospective Student Coffee Lounge, all College community members are invited to mingle with prospective students in an informal setting.

Research & Inquiry Presentations
May 7
Research & Inquiry presentations provide an opportunity for prospective candidates to begin integrating knowledge related to each Ph.D. student’s specialty area. All members of the College community are welcome and encouraged to attend these presentations! More...

Alum Updates & News

Find out what your classmates are up to. More...

In the News

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The Master's Pay Bump: End It?
Dean Pat Wasley and Associate Professor Marguerite Roza discuss why ending the master's pay bump shouldn't be a frightening proposition. More...

A Look at Multicultural Education
In his new book, The Routledge Internaional Companion to Multicultural Education, author James Banks confronts the challenges of incorporating international perspectives of multicultural education into a globally representative conception. Read a review of the book.

Share Your News

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Pride Points

7,000 current UW students have the full cost of their tuition and standard fees covered under the Husky Promise.

14 UW faculty members have won "genius grants" from the MacArthur Foundation, including, most recently, UW poet Heather McHugh.

Upcoming Events

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