UW College of Education E-news
February 2011

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Have Drinks on Dean in NOLA!

The Columns Hotel

Are you planning to attend the American Education Research Association Conference? This year we invite all faculty, students, alums and friends to a special reception at the New Orleans Columns Hotel. Just a short walk or cab to the Garden District for a very special soiree with complimentary drinks and a buffet of regional dishes.

Sunday, April 10; 7–9 p.m. 
The Columns Hotel
3811 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

RSVP to ecoe@uw.edu by March 28

Alum Spotlight

Anne Grant-Anderson

Grant-Anderson Stands for Children
Anne Grant-Anderson always had a bent for policy and government affairs. Now she teaches people how to advocate for educational legislation or policy. Through her job at Stand for Children, she draws purpose from the very people she works to educate. More...

Focus on Research

ISME STEM Project Gets $5 Million Funding
Reimagining Career and College Readiness: STEM, Rigor, and Equity in a Comprehensive High School, a UW Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (ISME) partner project, has received $4.1 million in funding and over $900k in matching funds and in-kind support from private organizations. More...

Karin Frey

Anti-Bullying Program Curbs
Malicious Playground Gossip
Elementary school students who participated in a three-month anti-bullying program in Seattle schools showed a 72 percent decrease in malicious gossip. The UW-led study is the first to show that a widely used bullying prevention program can curb children’s gossip. More...

Student Spotlight

Dudney Sylla

First Posse Scholar Joins CoE
Dudney Sylla, M.Ed. student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies area, is the College's first Posse Foundation scholar to enroll as a student. Born in Haiti and raised in Boston, Sylla studied sociology and Africana studies at Bowdoin College. His primary motivators for selecting the UW for graduate work were the environment and the people. More...

Sasha Lotas

Huckabay Fellow Aims to Improve
CollegeStudents' Writing Skills

Research shows that academic writing skills are critical for college readiness and employment. Yet community college students often struggle with basic writing mastery. College of Education Ph.D. student, Sasha Lotas, seeks to change that. More...


Research That Matters Video: New Directions in Ed Policy
Drs. Mike Copland and Meredith Honig answer the question, "What does powerful central office leadership for districtwide teaching and learning improvement look like?" This video details their findings on central office transformation. More...

College and Alum Updates

Kelly Aramaki, '03: Danforth Alum
Kelly Aramaki, principal at Seattle's John Stanford International School, has won the 2010 Milken Educator Award for Washington. Called the "Oscars of Teaching" by Teacher magazine, the award aims to attract and reward outstanding K-12 teachers and education leaders. It includes a $25,000 cash prize. Read more here and here.

Diana Hess

Diana Hess, '98: College of Education
Diana Hess, former College of Education doctoral student, has been named senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation. She will work with President Michael McPherson to shape the foundation's strategic directions, guide its work and represent the foundation in its interactions with its partners, clients and friends. More...

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In the News

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Creating a New Model for High School STEM Education
Rigorous studies in science, technology, engineering and math, with industry mentoring for both students and teachers, and maybe even a longer school year—these are key features of a new five-year, $4.1 million grant for the UW’s Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Bellevue's Sammamish High School and several partner organizations. More...

An Education Bombshell from the Governor's Office
Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire recently announced that she wants to re-build the state's education system from the ground up. Actually, her exact words were, "We do not have an education system." What she wants to do is build a new, cohesive education system to replace the disjointed one that is currently in place. Tom Halverson is quoted. More...

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Pride Point

In January, iSchool faculty member and library legend Nancy Pearl was named the Library Journal 2011 Librarian of the Year. Find out why.

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