January - May 2020

May

Gender digital divide: online learning a daily struggle for many girls

Msmagazine.com, May 21, 2020
Seventeen percent of U.S. students don’t have access to computers at home, making the current transition to online learning a daily struggle for many teens. While that data is being collected, it is important to remember: “The crisis didn’t create inequity, the inequity was already there,” said Robin Lake, director of The Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell..

How to stay motivated to reach your movement goals at home

Thriveglobal.com, May 20, 2020
Maintaining the drive to work out might not be easy right now, but research tells us that staying active can improve our mood, our stress levels, and our overall well-being. Diane Gillespie, emerita professor at University of Washington Bothell, is quoted..

Powering through: training when your competition is a computer

Seattlespectator.com, May 20, 2020
In Seattle, a few big races are coming up that are all virtual competitions. The first is on May 16, which is put on by University of Washington Bothell to raise money for UW Bothell’s student emergency fund.

7 distinguished arkansas graduates

Onlyinark.com, May 20, 2020
Casey Mann and Jennifer McLoud-Mann both attended the University of Arkansas to study graduate-level mathematics. Both are faculty at the University of Washington Bothell.

Alameda schools to end academic year 6 days early

SFChronicle.com, May 19, 2020
Alameda kids will get an extra six days of summer vacation following a unanimous school board vote Monday to end the academic year early. Paul Hill, emeritus professor of education at the UW and research professor at UW Bothell, is quoted.

Citystream: maria’s mission to help the homeless

Seattlechannel.org, May 19, 2020
At work, she's the director of communications at UW Bothell. But on her own time, Maria Lamarca Anderson ventures out several times a week to help the homeless.

6 tips for reporting on how COVID-19 school closures affect student learning

Journalistsresource.org, May 19, 2020
The Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell has a database that tracks how school districts are providing instruction. 

Serving special needs students during COVID-19: A rural educator's story

Edweek.org, May 18, 2020
Across the country, widespread school closures have upended special education, which is administered through carefully constructed plans called Individualized Education Programs and require extensive services that are not easily transferred to the internet, even for families who have access. An analysis by the Center for Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell is referenced.

The case against school choice is unraveling

Forbes.com, May 18, 2020
The most effective argument made by opponents of school choice has long been the simple assertion that we can’t trust choice to yield decent options for every child. A report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is referenced. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell..

Precious keepsake or needless risk? Ultrasound businesses peddle fetal photos to anxious parents

Salon.com, May 17, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration has repeatedly urged pregnant women to avoid medically unnecessary ultrasounds. Pierre Mourad, professor of neurological surgery in the UW School of Medicine and professor of engineering and mathematics at UW Bothell, is quoted.

Why Success Academy is making remote learning work as regular schools flail

Nypost.com, May 17, 2020
Now, amid the pandemic-driven national experiment in compulsory homeschooling and online learning, Success Academy and its chief, Eva Moskowitz, appear poised to shock the system again — offering both ­inspiration and rebuke. Only 44 percent of US school districts are providing instruction online and monitoring students’ attendance and progress, according to the Center on ­Reinventing Public Education.  The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

States all over the map on remote learning rigor, detail

Edwork.org, May 16, 2020
Georgia Heyward, a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

To stay afloat in the pandemic, doctors turn to GoFundMe

Salon.com, May 16, 2020
Small primary care practices are turning to crowdfunding to survive. According to Nora Kenworthy, an associate professor of public health at the University of Washington Bothell, 90 percent of GoFundMe campaigns for individual medical bills don't succeed.

Mount st. Helens — 40 years after the blast

Wta.org, May 15, 2020
Forty years ago, on May 18, 1980, people all over the world watched with awe and horror as Mount St. Helens erupted. The work of Cynthia Chang, a plant ecologist from the University of Washington at Bothell, is highlighted.

GoFundWho? More equitable ways to crowdfund in a crisis

Crosscut.com, May 15, 2020
During the pandemic, you can be more intentional with your giving. “One of the things that has been troubling is the obvious ways in which different crowdfunding campaigns have the same outcomes, and those outcomes reflect existing biases,” says Nora Kenworthy, an associate professor at the University of Washington Bothell who studies the ethnographics of online crowdfunding.

The Evergreen State College’s Streamlined Teaching Program Aims to Empower Communities

Thurstontalk.com, May 15, 2020
According to Sue Feldman, director of The Evergreen State College’s newly-redesigned Master in Teaching (MiT) program, teachers and schools have an opportunity to learn from this moment and to build a stronger community that supports students after the bell has rung (or after the window has closed). Wayne Au, a professor at University of Washington Bothell’s School of Educational Studies is quoted.

Say Hello to the NY School Getting Distance Learning Right

cnsnews, May 14, 2020
Now, amid the pandemic-driven national experiment in compulsory homeschooling and online learning, Success Academy and its president and CEO, Eva Moskowitz, appear poised to shock the education system again—serving as both inspiration and rebuke. A survey by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is referenced. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Is Seattle wildlife actually behaving differently while we quarantine?

seattlemet.com, May 12, 2020
Cannibal rats. Squirrel attacks. Local researchers are trying to suss out what’s going on with animals right now. Douglas Wacker, an assistant professor of biology at UW Bothell is quoted.

Analysis: For Hundreds of Thousands of Kids at Some of America’s Biggest School Districts, There’s Still No Consistent Plan for Remote Learning Nearly 2 Months Into the Pandemic

The74million.org, May 13, 2020
Since the middle of March, when schools across the country closed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Center on Reinventing Public Education’s nationwide tracking effort has told a story of school systems slowly making the transition from the classroom to the cloud. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

To the Extent Feasible: Strategies for success with distance learning

Edsource.org, May 12, 2020

Webcast with researchers from the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell who have been tracking how 100 school districts and charter school organizations nationwide transitioned to distance learning.

In One Florida School District, Virtual School Is Not a Virtual Vacation

reuters, May 12, 2020
Many U.S. schools have stopped taking attendance since the COVID-19 pandemic forced classes online, but one South Florida district has remained committed to the scholastic task, saying it is a way to keep students safe and productive while learning at home. Only a third of 100 school districts tracked by the Center on Reinventing Public Education in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have said they are still taking attendance. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

CPS Made Gains In Learning. Now Schools Are Shut Down. What Will The Impact Be?

wbez, May 12, 2020
Some researchers predict that school shutdowns could have dramatic negative effects, particularly in school districts like Chicago’s. School districts might look at how schools in New Orleans tried to catch students up after Hurricane Katrina, said Paul Hill, a University of Washington professor who founded the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Colorado Summer Camps Still Don’t Know When Or How They’ll Be Allowed To Open

Cpr.org, May 12, 2020
As school winds down for more than 900,000 Colorado school children, parents who need to get back to work outside the home may not know until late May whether and how their children will be able to participate in summer camps. A study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is referenced. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Opinion: Charters Are Pivoting to Online Education Better than Traditional Schools

timesofsandiego, May 11, 2020
With conventional schools shut down because of COVID-19, school officials are scrambling to provide students with education services through the use of online-learning tools. A new analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell compared the pivot to online learning at 18 charter school management organizations, which run networks of charter schools, and 82 public school districts across the country.

The Class Divide: Remote Learning at 2 Schools, Private and Public

Nytimes.com, May 10, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has done nothing to level the playing field of American education, and instead has widened the gaps that have always existed. The Center on Reinventing Public Education, a think tank, examined the remote learning policies of 100 public school districts and charter networks nationwide. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Pandemic Gardens Satisfy A Hunger For More Than Just Good Tomatoes

Npr.org, May 9, 2020
In this time of fear and uncertainty, people are going back to the land — more or less. Jennifer Atkinson is a senior lecturer in environmental studies at the University of Washington Bothell, and the author of “Gardenland: Nature, Fantasy and Everyday Practice,” is quoted.

To Stay Afloat in the Pandemic, Doctors’ Offices Turn to GoFundMe

Undark.org, May 9, 2020
Small primary care practices are turning to crowdfunding to survive. If they don’t make it, it’s a loss for all of us.  According to Nora Kenworthy, an associate professor of public health at the University of Washington Bothell, 90 percent of GoFundMe campaigns for individual medical bills don’t succeed.

Rep. Scott: Committee Holds Virtual Member Briefing on Remote Learning, Educational Equity

House Education and Labor Committee, May 7, 2020
The Committee on Education and Labor held a virtual member briefing to examine the learning challenges schools are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, briefed the committee. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Analysis: What Can We Learn From Districts That Responded Early to the Coronavirus Pandemics? Here Are 5 Takeaways

The74million.org, May 7, 2020
The past six weeks of COVID-19 school closures have exposed remarkable variability in student experience across district and state lines. Analysis by Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

This Week’s ESSA News: How California Is Rethinking School Accountability During the Pandemic, What Schools and Districts Must Report After Receiving CARES Funds & More

The74million.org, May 6, 2020
According to the Center on Reinventing Public Education, there are “millions of dollars states can use outside of the traditional federal funding formulas to help schools address the coronavirus.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Cryptocurrency startup Stably raises more cash, eyes growth amid pandemic

geekwire-com.cdn, May 5, 2020
Seattle startup Stably has raised another $1 million to fuel growth of its asset-backed stablecoins, a form of cryptocurrency that is pegged to a fiat currency such as the U.S. dollar and allows prices to remain more stable compared to other options. Cofounder and CEO Kory Hoang is a graduate of the University of Washington Bothell (Business ’15).

Walton family foundation k-12 chief on coronavirus and schools

Blogs.edweek.org, May 2, 2020
Marc Sternberg runs the Walton Family Foundation's K-12 Education Program. Walton is one of the nation's largest K-12 education donors, with a long-standing interest in new forms of educational delivery. Investments in organizations such as the Center for Reinventing Public Education and CREDO at Stanford University will allow us to take a rigorous look at all the activity happening during this time. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Robin lake: flattening the learning loss curve when school reopens will take federal leadership, state and local buy-in and these 4 steps

The74million.org, May 1, 2020
With schools across the country closed by the coronavirus pandemic, currently there’s no plan to prevent what could be long-lasting academic casualties. By Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The impulse to garden in hard times has deep roots

Bignewsnetwork.com, May 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has set off a global gardening boom. Jennifer Atkinson, senior lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell, writes in The Conversation.

Editorial: Even before COVID, need for nurses was certain

Heraldnet.com, May 1, 2020
Kim Williams, chief executive for Providence Health and Services Northwest praised the partnerships that have been developed among WGU and the nursing programs at traditional colleges, including University of Washington Bothell.

April

For many students, teacher feedback is the new grading system

Educationdive.com, April 30, 2020
In the absence of grading — which, like BVSD, many districts are not doing at all or are only doing on a partial basis — feedback on the work students are completing has become the primary exchange between teachers and students. Feedback on student work is also one aspect of districts’ distance learning plans the Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington is tracking as part of a periodically updated database. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Lessons from florida’s fast action on remote learning

Redefinedonline.org, April 28, 2020
On March 13, Florida schools announced an extended spring break, which would be followed by a statewide shutdown extending into April—and now, through the end of the school year. Commentary from Travis Pillow, editorial director for the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Halfway through the last quarter of the school year, remote classes are in session but attendance plans are still absent

The74million.org, April 28, 2020
Six weeks into COVID-19 school closures, and at roughly the midpoint of the final academic quarter of this school year, it is a good time to step back to assess what schools and districts have accomplished. Analysis by Robin Lake and Bree Dusseault of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Saying the pledge of allegiance again is months away in america’s schools

NYTimes.com, April 28, 2020
Despite President Trump’s prodding, most districts have no plans to end online lessons soon. To make up for lost classroom time, schools may need to provide remedial instruction, additional special-education services and counseling, said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Appreciating what schools are doing doesn’t mean giving them a pass

Forbes.com, April 28, 2020
Nearly six weeks since most schools closed, the Center on Reinventing Public Education reports more than half of the districts it is tracking are still not providing curriculum, instruction, and progress monitoring. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Doing right by kids — by giving them the grades they’ve earned

Nypost.com, April 27, 2020
In stark contrast to the regular public system and even many private schools, the Success Academy charter network announced Monday that it will continue giving its students grades this year. Stephen Wilson of the Center for Reinventing Public Education embedded in the SA remote-learning system for two days early on, and saw great success. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

When coronavirus hit, schools moved online. Some students didn’t.

Inquirer.com, April 27, 2020
As the pandemic has forced classes online, not all students have been able to follow. Many school districts are not formally tracking attendance, according to the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, which reviewed coronavirus education plans from 82 districts enrolling nine million students. 

Native Americans being left out of US coronavirus data and labelled as 'other'

Theguardian.com, April 24, 2020
Misclassification raises fears of hidden health emergencies in one of the country’s most vulnerable populations. Abigail Echo-Hawk,  chief research officer of the Seattle Indian Health Board and a UW Bothell graduate, is quoted.

Three ways states can use essa to address the pandemic's impact

Blogs.edweek.org, April 23, 2020
Are there ways educators could be taking advantage of the Every Student Succeeds Act to help students in need? The answer is yes, says Ashley Jochim, a senior research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education in Seattle. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Distance learning methods differ notably across the u.s.

Npr.org, April 23, 2020
More than three dozen states now have ordered or recommended that schools stay shut for the rest of this academic year, and so this nationwide experiment with distance learning continues. Bree Dusseault with the Center on Reinventing Public Education is interviewed. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

How school districts are outsmarting a microbe

Nytimes.com, April 23, 2020
Confronting the unprecedented challenge of lengthy school closures because of coronavirus, the nation’s roughly 13,000 public school districts are scrambling to cope. “Nobody knows the right path forward,” said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan education research center in Seattle that has compiled an online database of coronavirus response plans provided by scores of districts as a resource for other educators. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Covid exposes winners and losers in new school realities

Theamericanconservative.com, April 22, 2020
Wealthier households and districts are able to weather the virtual shift, while low income and special needs kids, not so much. Cites research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

When it comes to remote learning, too many states are telling school districts, ‘you’re on your own’

The74million.org, April 22, 2020
Initial findings from the first month of the Center on Reinventing Education’s in-depth reviews of district and charter school organizations’ responses to the COVID-19 crisis has revealed major gaps in learning opportunities available to students. Analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

ECA announces summer arts enrichment camps

Myedmonds.com, April 20, 2020
The Edmonds Center for the Arts says that it is planning to hold its 2020 Summer Arts Enrichment Camps — although it will have contingency plans in place if social distancing rules require different formats, including virtual options. The University of Washington Bothell is a partner in some of the summer camps.

Harvard’s lazy attack on homeschooling

Forbes.com, April 21, 2020
“The Risks of Homeschooling” published recently in Harvard Magazine presents Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Bartholet’s argument for a presumptive ban on homeschooling.
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Should schools teach anyone who can get online — or no one at all?

disabilityscoop.com, April 21, 2020
In Washington state, districts have spent weeks weighing the dilemma of trying to teach all students, or no students, remotely. Similar patterns were seen across the country: In late March, most of the 82 closed districts surveyed by the Seattle-based Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) weren’t offering any instruction. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Initiative and innovation in a crisis — just when they’re needed most

The74million.org, April 19, 2020
After a period of confusion caused by the U.S. Department of Education, school districts are rushing to get teaching and learning online. Opinion by Paul Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

As schools transition to new world of e-learning, states play critical role in oversight and assistance

knowledgecenter.csg.org, April 17, 2020
In mid-March, the nation’s education community — school administrators, teachers, students and parents — began a crash course in e-learning. One likely consequence, for example, is a lag in student achievement, says Georgia Heyward, a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which has created a database detailing and comparing the e-learning plans of school districts across the country. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Researchers’ urgent message for schools: start planning now for a precipitous ‘covid slide’ next year

The74million.org, April 9, 2020
Education data guru Chris Minnich has some advice for school leaders: You may still be struggling to get food, hotspots and human connection to students, but right now is the time to plan for how school must be different next year if you’re going to address learning gaps widened by the pandemic. Data being collected by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is referenced. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Parents of kids with disabilities fear lasting consequences of school closures

Crosscut.com, April 8, 2020
A disruption in education also means the loss of critical special education services. Districts across Washington are scrambling to do what they can. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is quoted.

How 18 top charter school networks are adapting to online education, and what other schools can learn from them

The74million.org, April 7, 2020
As public schools across the country build out remote learning plans to support students during school closures prompted by the novel coronavirus, some of the nation’s most prominent charter networks have made rapid leaps from the classroom to the cloud. Analysis by Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is  affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

School district responses to the COVID-19 pandemic: Round 1, districts’ initial responses

Aei.org, April 7, 2020
This report presents results from the first wave of AEI’s COVID-19 Education Response Longitudinal Survey (C-ERLS), which documents how a nationally representative sample of public schools is responding to the ongoing epidemic. the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) was the first to develop a publicly available online database tracking the responses to closure in 101 large public school districts and charter management organizations. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Every minute counts — I sat in on some classes at success academy’s virtual school. Here’s what I saw

The74million.org, April 6, 2020
Few urban districts yet offer synchronous learning at all, and many leave families to scour online for learning resources. Opinion by Steven Wilson, a senior fellow with the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Transition from classroom to cloud. What 82 districts and 10 charter management organizations are doing

The74million.org, April 6, 2020
Critical building blocks of an effective educational experience are still missing in most places. Analysis by Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

How does the reduction of traffic in Seattle due to COVID-19 impact air quality?

Dailyuw.com, April 6, 2020
While the air quality improvement since vehicle traffic declined in March is nearly instantaneous, if emissions return to normal, the NO2 concentrations will bounce back just as quickly as they declined. Dan Jaffe, professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

Crowdfunding is an imperfect against the pandemic

washingtonpost.com, April 3, 2020
Opinion article by Nora Kenworthy, associate professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell.

We don’t have to sacrifice students’ privacy for campus security

Readwrite.com, April 3, 2020
Colleges and universities face a distinctly modern conundrum: They want and need to keep students safe, but smart security technologies that can track and monitor students’ activities on and off campus threaten their right to privacy. The University of Washington Bothell provides a solid framework for accomplishing this. 

Remote work tips from locals doing it right

425business.com, April 2, 2020
Eastsiders in business and education are stepping up to the challenge of working remotely. Christy Long, assistant vice chancellor for IT and chief information officer, and Penelope Adams Moon, acting director of online learning strategy,  at the University of Washington Bothell are quoted.

Tracking 82 districts’ responses to coronavirus school closures

Educationnext.org, April 2, 2020
Q&A with Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), which is tracking district responses to school closures in real time, and making that data publicly available. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Amidst covid-19, america’s schools don’t need a hall pass

forbes.com, April 2, 2020
While the impact of the pandemic on education doesn’t have an official start date in the United States, by March 11th, many of Washington state’s schools, including in Seattle, were closed for business. Experts like Robin Lake of the Center for Reinventing Education at the University of Washington Bothell agree that while we must address these unprecedented challenges, you don’t stop, because not all can’t benefit.

School shutdowns threaten to worsen the achievement gap

latimes.com, April 2, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis threatens to undo years of educational efforts to help disadvantaged students catch up to their more affluent classmates. The editorial cites a report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Survey: Teachers support school closures, worry about students falling behind

educationdive.com, April 2, 2020
Another early source on how prepared districts were for such an abrupt shift is the Center on Reinventing Public Education’s database of districts' closure response plans. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Straight up on covid-19: crpe chief robin lake on 82 districts' responses to school closures

edweeki.org, April 1, 2020
Robin Lake is the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), which is tracking district responses to school closures in real time, and making that data publicly available. This effort has been widely praised for shedding light on how districts are tackling challenges like providing meals, solving internet connectivity issues, and rolling out distance learning plans. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Isolated but not alone: Nurses help coronavirus patient say goodbye, offer comfort to the end

knkx.org, April 1, 2020
Carolann Gann was the 95th patient in King County to die from COVID-19. She was a registered nurse who received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington Bothell in 1996.

What Will It Take For Schools To Reopen?

forbes.com, April 1, 2020
While virtual schooling can play an important role in the education of many students, today’s efforts are a poor substitute for in-person schooling. Indeed, the Center for Reinventing Public Education’s tracking of 82 school systems reported this week that “most districts are still not providing any instruction.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.​
 

March

National database shows states & schools are stepping up online learning — but still have a long way to go. 10 notable trends across 82 districts

usnews.com, March 31, 2020
Coronavirus shuttered schools and administrators are still trying to figure out how to educate millions of kids. "Not many yet are providing what you'd consider a real coherent educational program," says Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

National database shows states & schools are stepping up online learning — but still have a long way to go. 10 notable trends across 82 districts

edweek.org, March 31, 2020
The extended shutdown of most K-12 schools nationwide is putting cyber charter schools in a spotlight few could have imagined before the coronavirus outbreak. Given the urgency of the situation, though, “we have to be pragmatic and look for solutions where we can find them,” said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated at the University of Washington Bothell.

When teaching and parenting collide: As schools shift online, many educators manage two roles

chalkbeat.org, March 31, 2020
But the change presents unique challenges for teachers, and few districts appear to have offered specific accommodations for teachers who are also caregivers. “We haven’t seen a lot of policy or explicit guidance on that,” said Sean Gill, a research analyst with the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated at the University of Washington Bothell.

National Database Shows States & Schools Are Stepping Up Online Learning — but Still Have a Long Way to Go. 10 Notable Trends Across 82 Districts

the74million.org, March 30, 2020
Analysis by Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

The GoFundMe recession is here

vice.com, March 26, 2020
In lieu of a strong social safety net, business owners are setting up crowdfunding campaigns for their laid-off staffers. Nora Kenworthy, an associate professor at the UW Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies, is quoted.

GoFundMe confronts coronavirus demand

nytimes.com, March 26, 2020
Americans are turning to crowdfunding to cover coronavirus-related costs while the government prepares to deliver on its stimulus plan. But most campaigns aren’t meeting their goals. Nora Kenworthy, an associate professor at the UW Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies, is quoted.

District responses to COVID-19 school closures

fordhaminstitute.org, March 25, 2020
A project from the Center on Reinventing Public Education is tracking how districts shift instruction, student support, and organizational operations. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The shift to remote learning: the human element

insidehighered.com, March 25, 2020
Experts weigh in on how the sudden, forced adoption of technology-delivered instruction will affect the well-being of professors and students alike. Penelope Adams Moon, acting director of online learning strategy at the University of Washington Bothell is quoted in Q&A.

Edmonds CC students recognized as top Washington state scholars

mltnews.com, March 23, 2020
Bahareh Rouhijahromi plans to transfer to University of Washington Bothell next fall to earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

How are schools shifting student support, instruction and district operations amid coronavirus? 5 early findings from new national survey

the74million.org, March 23, 2020
Analysis by Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with UW Bothell.

Do test optional policies work? Depends on who you ask

diverseeducation.com, March 23, 2020As more college admissions become test-optional they receive more applications from underrepresented students. Test optional policy is one “tool in the arsenal” for making college more accessible, said Steve Syverson, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management at University of Washington Bothell.

Wilson: how new york city’s success academy is creating an online school — and sharing its ideas beyond its network

the74million.org, March 22, 2020
Opinion by Steven Wilson, a senior fellow with the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

What’s standing between Michigan school districts and online instruction during the COVID-19 outbreak?

chalkbeat.org, March 19, 2020
Messages from state and federal authorities suggest districts could lose funding or face lawsuits if they offer online services to students because it’s illegal to provide anything less than equitable access, and not all children have access to the internet from home and some have special needs. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, has urged state officials to adapt their requirements for the COVID-19 outbreak. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

As coronavirus closes schools, wealthier districts send laptops home with students. What about poorer districts?

inquirer.com, March 18,2020
Across the nation, school districts are facing the unprecedented challenge of educating millions of children at home in isolation while communities work to stem the spread of the coronavirus — a mission that is laying bare the divide between wealthy and poorer districts. While school districts are trying to ensure that all students are treated equally, not providing any education to students means the neediest will fall further behind, said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research group at the University of Washington Bothell.

As coronavirus closes schools, wealthier districts send laptops home with students — what about poorer districts?

phillytrib.com, March 18, 2020
​Across the nation, school districts are facing the unprecedented challenge of educating millions of children at home in isolation while communities work to stem the spread of the coronavirus — a mission that is laying bare the divide between wealthy and poorer districts. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is quoted.

Lake: As Schools Shift to Virtual Learning, Educators Worry That Online Instruction Is Inequitable. But No Learning at All Is Worse

the74million.org, March 17, 2020
Article by Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Poets of Color Pave the Way for the Next Generation

[v]yesmagazine.org, March 15, 2020
Washington state Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna recently spoke at the University of Washington Bothell and shared poems from Killing Marias, and also from the unpublished manuscript of her memoir about growing up during the Civil War in El Salvador, and her journey of leaving and coming to the United States.

Librarian receives travel award

American Library Association, March 11, 2020
Sarah Schroeder is the 2020 recipient of the $1,000 American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund" award to attend a conference in Dublin, Ireland. Schroeder is a business and economics reference and instruction librarian at the University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College Campus Library. 

Lake: As Coronavirus Forces Schools to Go Virtual, We Must Innovate — and Embrace Learning As We Go. How 1 Washington District at the Epicenter Is Doing Just That

the74million.org, March 10, 2020
I’m distressed that my hometown, Seattle, is ground zero for the U.S. outbreak of COVID-19. I am heartened, though, by the fact that our community is primed to offer innovative responses, including in K-12 education. Analysis by Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Coronavirus Takes Toll on K-12 and Higher Education

usnews.com, March 9, 2020
Education officials are increasingly being forced to consider canceling classes and closing campuses in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education is quoted. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Colleges Move Online Amid Virus Fears

insidehighered.com, March 9, 2020
As the new coronavirus infects and kills more people in the United States, several West Coast universities, including the University of Washington and Stanford University, have chosen to forgo in-person classes in favor of remote learning. “Teaching well online requires a much more intentional arc of planning and learning around design and pedagogy,” Penelope Adams Moon, director of online learning strategy at UW’s Bothell campus, posted on Twitter. “We need stop-gap measures, but they aren't the same as online teaching.”

Research: Charters lack specialized expertise, resources for special ed programs

educationdive.com, March 4, 2020
Research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) shows parents of students with disabilities often struggle to find charter schools that fit their children's needs and feel that the information-gathering process falls largely on their shoulders. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Best universities in the United States 2020

conservativedailynews.com, March 3, 2020
University of Washington (UW) This public university in Seattle, Washington, is one of the most prestigious universities in the US and world. It has three campuses, namely UW Seattle (the main campus), UW Bothell, and UW Tacoma.


February

Your ‘activism’ is really not so woke

dailyuw.com, Feb. 27, 2020
Performative wokeness, or cloutivism is when people “perform” wokeness for others to see, often as a way to show you know about something in a flashy way for clout. “I see all these people going to rallies, protests, and marches, but sometimes it’s for the wrong reason … going there just for the experience or wanting to seem like you care is actually kind of pointless,” UW Bothell junior Keita Shimizu said.

Flagstaff Christian School to begin four-day week this fall

azdailysun.com, Feb. 26, 2020
In an effort to increase productivity and avoid a tuition hike, Flagstaff Christian School will be moving to a four-day school week this fall. A 2018 report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) said four-day weeks are a growing trend for schools, with more districts throughout the country continuing to adopt the schedule. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Crowdfunding a 'Band-Aid' for Rising Healthcare Costs?

medpagetoday.com, Feb. 25, 2020
Millions of Americans are contributing to crowdfunding platforms to help pay for rising healthcare expenses. Nora Kenworthy, an associate professor at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

Macy's officially closes its downtown Seattle location

king5.com, Feb. 24, 2020
The flagship Macy’s store in downtown Seattle closed its doors for the final time on Sunday. “Every single physical retailer of this ilk is going to face these kinds of pressures,” said Sandeep Krishnamurthy, the dean of the University of Washington Bothell's School of Business.

The Trump Era Proves That Women’s Studies Matters

msmagazine.com, Feb. 24, 2020
I still have to make the case that Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies matters, writes Julie Shayne, a principal lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell and faculty coordinator of GWSS.

Indian women protest new citizenship laws, joining a global ‘fourth wave’ feminist movement

theconversation.com, Feb. 24, 2020
Women are among the strongest opponents of two new laws in India that threaten the citizenship rights of vulnerable groups like Muslims, poor women, oppressed castes and LGBTQ people. By Alka Kurian, senior lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell.

 A major new player in education giving, The City Fund uses over $100 million in grants to grow charter and charter-like schools

chalkbeat.org, Feb. 21, 2020
The newest major player in school reform has already issued more than $110 million in grants to support the growth of charter and charter-like schools across the U.S. A handful of grants have gone to national groups, like $875,000 to the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a University of Washington think tank that has studied and promoted the portfolio model. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

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

registerguard.com, Feb. 17, 2020

Inspired by the image of a melting glacier on Mount Hood, Daniela Molnar, an artist and professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, set out to paint it; then her feelings took over. Jennifer Atkinson, who teaches environmental humanities at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

Medicare for All: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

youtube.com/lastweektonight, Feb. 16, 2020

As presidential candidates continue to discuss Medicare for All, John Oliver explores how much it might cost, what it will change, and who it will help. At about the 2:50 mark references GoFundMe research by Nora Kenworthy and Lauren Berliner of the University of Washington Bothell.

Raymond Santana, One of the Central Park 5 - Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross

omny.fy, Feb. 14, 2020
Dave Ross interviews Raymond Santana about the night he was forced to make the confession that would end in his wrongful conviction. Santana was in Seattle on Thursday at the University of Washington-Bothell campus at an event organized by students to discuss the mass incarceration of minorities.

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.