January - May 2020

February

Avoiding Unforced Errors in Online Courses

insidehighered.com, Feb. 12, 2020
Working from a checklist of best practices can help medical teams care for their patients better. A similar approach might help professors (and the professionals they work with) support students better, writes Penelope Adams Moon, acting director of online learning strategy at the University of Washington at Bothell.

‘It’s a difficult decision’: Kenmore ends proposed St. Edward’s athletic field project

bothell-reporter.com, Feb. 11, 2020
The Kenmore City Council voted against renovating an athletic field at St. Edward State Park. David Stokes, a professor at the University of Washington Bothell, told the council the park is the most ecologically intact public space in the Seattle area.

Dealing with the emotional impact of climate change

dailyuw.com, Feb. 10, 2020
When young people look at how climate change is already affecting their lives and the lives of others, it can be hard not to experience feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, and grief. Jennifer Atkinson, a senior lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell is quoted.

Threatened with closure, virtual school embraced accountability, fired its for-profit manager and made dramatic gains for its 9,000 students

the74million.org, Feb. 5, 2020
Frustrated by years of failing grades on state school report cards and facing the threat of closure, Georgia Cyber Academy’s nonprofit board of directors last spring wrested control of the school from publicly traded corporation K12 Inc. — the largest education management organization in the country — and instituted changes it had been unable to convince K12 to make. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.


January

Uniquely Issaquah - Saving the Lake Sammamish Kokanee

youtube.com, Jan. 31, 2020
Podcast about the new documentary "Spawning Grounds" and the plight of Lake Sammamish kokanee mentions restoration work of UW Bothell faculty member Jeff Jensen and plans to show the documentary at UW Bothell in April.

How to reduce 'attention residue' in your life

bbc.org, Jan. 31, 2020
From elaborate rituals to planners, products and kits, there’s no shortage of tools and advice on how to prioritize well-being. But perhaps I’m not alone in dutifully clearing space in my schedule for downtime only to lie in the bath fretting about all the life admin I have to do, the entire experience turning lukewarm before the water. Sophie Leroy, associate professor of business at UW Bothell, is quoted.

Denver parents are losing their minds over summer camps right now

denverite.com, Jan. 29, 2020
Children with low access to summer camps and classes are more likely to be people of color and low-income. White children with wealthier families tend to have more access. But tools are being developed to change that. That’s according to a study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

EdNext Podcast: Expanding School Choice in Indianapolis

educationnext.org, Jan. 29, 2020
Robin J. Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at University of Washington Bothell, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss her new article about how school choice has succeeded in Indianapolis.

Career readiness: four ways state policymakers can help transform the high school experience for students

hoover.org, Jan. 23, 2020
This essay outlines how school systems face growing demands to coordinate career education programs with academic curricula designed to prepare students for postsecondary education. The author, Georgia Heyward, is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Concerns about social justice and chocolate production turn sour

realchangenews.org, Jan. 22, 2020
In “Cocoa,” Kristy Leissle traces the history and supply chain of cocoa as it is transformed from raw beans into what she calls “industrial” chocolate. Leissle is an affiliate instructor at the University of Washington, Bothell.

New leader for Snohomish County Public Works

snoho.com, Jan. 22, 2020
County Executive Dave Somers has appointed Kelly Snyder as the county’s public works director. Snyder served most recently as an assistant vice chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell, where she oversaw leading the campus expansion and community development team.

Friends of North Creek Forest, city organize work party on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

bothell-reporter.com, Jan. 21, 2020
Community members and other groups came out for the gathering. Students from the University of Washington Bothell helped out.

Evergreen Health board of commissioners welcomes David Edwards

evergreenhealth.com, Jan. 20, 2020
EvergreenHealth’s Board of Commissioners recently announced that community members have elected David Edwards to the governing board. Edwards is a graduate of UW Bothell.

Edmonds Center for the Arts to receive grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

monroemonitor.com, Jan. 20, 2020
Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) has been approved for a $10,000 Challenge America grant to support an Artist Residency. ECA will also partner with the University of Washington Bothell to organize a panel discussion.

Privilege for the poor: Farming giant gives back — to its workers’ children

hechingerreport.org, Jan. 18, 2020
The billionaires behind a health food conglomerate built a school to help the farmworkers they employ embrace kale and college. It’s unusual for a single company to take on running a school. Georgia Heyward, a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

To conserve marine species, make protected areas mobile

scientificamerican.com, Jan. 17, 2020
Today, marine protected areas are among the primary tools for conserving marine habitats and protecting threatened species. Traditionally, these protected areas are bound by geography. But now, UW experts are arguing that shifting ocean conditions driven by climate change call for a more dynamic approach to marine conservation. Sara Maxwell, assistant professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at UW Bothell, is quoted.

Privilege for the poor: Farming giant gives back — to its workers’ children

hechingerreport.org, Jan. 18, 2020
The billionaires behind a health food conglomerate built a school to help the farmworkers they employ embrace kale and college. It’s unusual for a single company to take on running a school. Georgia Heyward, a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Scientists Tout Need to Make Marine Protected Areas Mobile

courthousenews.com, Jan. 16, 2020
Typically, marine protected areas (MPAs) are utilized across the globe to protect endangered species, but the researchers argue this is not enough when climate change forces animals out of their natural habitats.Sara Maxwell, assistant professor at the University of Washington Bothell, whose research interests include conservation biology and marine predator ecology, says climate change demands new approaches to MPAs.

County hires UW-Bothell vice chancellor to lead Public Works

heraldnet.com, Jan. 14, 2020
EVERETT — Kelly Snyder will be Snohomish County’s next public works director, the county executive announced Tuesday. Snyder has been the assistant vice chancellor of campus and community development at the University of Washington Bothell.

Cory Booker Goes Down Fighting

wsj.com, Jan 14, 2020
The former Newark mayor refused to bow to teachers unions. The opinion piece cites the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

An artist set out to paint climate change. She ended up on a journey through grief

latimes.com, Jan. 11, 2020
Jennifer Atkinson, a senior lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

Feeling distressed about climate change? Here’s how to manage it

latimes.com, Jan 11, 2020
Jennifer Atkinson of the University of Washington Bothell is quoted.

Wonder How Districts' Decisions on Curriculum and Instruction Change Over Time? We'll Soon Have Answers

edweek.org, Jan. 9, 2020
A newly announced research survey promises to shake up how the K-12 education field understands districts' approaches to topics like curriculum, teaching supports, and social-emotional learning. RAND will partner with the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research and advocacy group known for sharp analyses of district and charter school management, and Kitamba, a project-management firm. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

RAND to Launch National School District Survey Panel for Better Understanding of District Policy and Practice

rand.org, Jan. 9, 2020
The RAND Corporation is launching a first-of-its-kind national survey panel of school districts and charter management organizations. RAND will collaborate with three groups, including the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The real enrollment challenge in Chicago: what to do with all those empty school seats

chalkbeat.org, Jan. 8, 2020
In Chicago, which is experiencing a slow population leak, the district has lost 54,100 public school children in the past decade. Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Of houses and hope: A promising Fort Worth school turnaround and the closely watched policy push making it happen

the74million.org, Jan. 6, 2020
The nonprofit Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), which in November published a first-look report on Texas’s interlocking policies, called the state’s decision to direct financial support toward what it calls the System of Great Schools one of its “highest-leverage actions.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Why some students can’t attend Friday Prayer

dailyuw.com, Jan. 6, 2020
A religious accommodations bill meant to help college students navigate religious holidays became effective in Washington in July. The measure was spearheaded at the UW in 2018 by then-ASUW senator BJ Dondoyano, who heard of professors at the UW Bothell rescheduling exams to accommodate for Ramadan.

A dome over Lake Washington? Boeing building spacecraft? Here’s what Seattle Times writers in 1970 predicted for 2020

seattletimes.com, Jan. 6, 2020
Fifty years ago, The Seattle Times dedicated an entire issue of its magazine to this question: What will the world be like in 2020? Writer John Haigh predicted the University of Washington would top 50,000 students in the early 2000s. Including the Tacoma and Bothell campuses, UW passed the 50,000-student mark in fall 2012.