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Advancing Educational Justice: Recognizing the Experts

Originally published 2022  |  by Alice Skipton

When the Covid-19 pandemic began, early education programs across Washington were strapped for resources. Cultivate Learning and the Washington Early Achievers program worked together to learn where their pain points were and develop a new rating system and framework. The new system puts the program directors in charge of their goals and what’s best for their programs. [Read the issue here...]

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

Originally published May 7, 2018  |  by By Dahlia Bazzaz, Education Lab engagement editor

Child and teacher clapping in home care setting

Put together by a group of early-childhood-education experts (and home-improvement-show enthusiasts) at the University of Washington, “Meaningful Makeover” is a web series centered on low-budget makeovers of early-learning spaces in the Puget Sound region. [Read more about Meaningful Makeover on the Seattle Times...]

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

Originally published September 20, 2018  |  by Neal Morton, Seattle Times staff reporter

Bezos family with Gail and President of UW

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 to the University of Washington to shape its work in early education. [Read more about Bezos' pledge here...]

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

Originally published June 18, 2018  |  by Mia Tuan, Dean and Professor, Education

Gail celebrating with Cultivate Learning staff.

Gail and the Cultivating Learning team are key in implementing the state’s quality rating and improvement system–Early Achievers–developed by Gail and her team to assess and support the state’s early learning and care providers. [Read more about Gail Joseph...]

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