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Seattle Times: Bezos family gifts $3 million to shape UW’s early education work

Professor Gail Joseph, center, speaks with participants during a UW-hosted institute on “Equity Focused Positive Behavior Support.” Neal Morton Seattle Times staff reporter Only a week after Jeff Bezos pledged to pour part of his personal wealth into creating a network of preschools for low-income families, his parents’ philanthropic foundation announced a $3 million gift…

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Seattle Times: Fix a broken system where preschoolers are expelled

Preschoolers Raymond Gilliam, left, Devon Edwards and Hilda Torres work on a Mother’s Day card at a publicly funded preschool class in Sacramento, California (Rich Pedroncelli / AP) By Angel Fettig and Kathleen Artman Meeker Special to The Times Nationwide, preschool expulsion rates are alarmingly high. And again, African-American boys are disproportionately affected. Not only…

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No More Time Outs: The Need for Positive Behavior Support in Early Learning

Professor Gail Joseph, center, speaks with participants during a UW-hosted institute on “Equity Focused Positive Behavior Support.” For providers and educators, challenging behavior in children isn’t just a reality, it’s an inevitability. In August, the University of Washington’s Cultivate Learning and Haring Center for Inclusive Education joined local early intervention program Kindering in addressing the issue by gathering early…

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Gail Joseph is Awarded the 2018 David B. Thorud Leadership Award

GAIL JOSEPH Associate Professor Nominated by Mia Tuan, Dean and Professor, Education AWARDED 2018 It is with great pleasure that I write to express my complete support of the nomination of Professor Gail Joseph for the David B. Thorud Leadership Award. Gail’s impact on the field of early childhood education is truly outstanding, within the University,…

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Seattle Times: Meaningful Makeover brings a Reality-TV Spin to Early Learning

In the third episode of “Meaningful Makeover,” a web series about improving early childhood care environments, Faduma Muse, owner of Ayan Family Childcare in Seattle, reacts to her newly transformed space. (Photo courtesy of University of Washington Cultivate Learning) A web series from the University of Washington’s Cultivate Learning shows easy and affordable ways to…

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