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Nearly a year has passed since Washington’s schools closed due to COVID-19. The state’s children are suffering a mental and behavioral health crisis so troubling that Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered educators to reopen their classrooms next month.
Experts, including WWU Elementary Education Professor Matthew Miller and Director of Instructional Technology/Associate Professor Paula Dagnon, explain why the move to online education has been so painful.Read more about Remote Learning at 1 Year
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“I love the equity part of my job,” he said. “Uplifting the voice of students who traditionally have not had that happen is important. Having their voices uplifted helps guarantee they will realize success.”
Will Nelson earned his principal’s credential at Western Washington University.Read more about WWU Alumnus Named New Superintendent of La Conner School District
Emily Borda, director of Western's Science, Math and Technology Education program (SMATE), is the principal investigator on a new $75,000 one-year NSF Noyce capacity building grant which will start in April.
The title of the grant is Science Education for Equity in K-6 (SEEK). This grant will fund an opportunity to build partnerships with local K-6 educators and to assess the current state of Elementary Science Instruction in the region. One of the co-PIs on the grant is Elementary Education Professor Debi Hanuscin.Read more about New Grant Targets Equity in K-6 Science Education