June - December 2019


September


Cat Vallejo: Emerging arts leader look at Sam

samblog.seattleartmuseum.org, September 12, 2019
Very early on in my role as one of SAM’s Emerging Arts Leader Interns, our mentor, David Rue, asked us to write down three personal or professional goals we wished to achieve during our time here at SAM.  As a student at the University of Washington Bothell, being my whole self and feeling at home is what truly made me happier than I ever imagined.

Adaptation: Navajo lawmaker tries to revive stalled climate plan

iqmediacorp.com, September 11, 2019
The 350,000 members of the Navajo Nation live in a climate change bull's-eye, variously burdened by extreme heat, prolonged drought and irregular monsoonal floods.  Margaret Hiza Redsteer, a U.S. Geological Survey research scientist and assistant professor at the University of Washington, Bothell, has studied climate change impacts on the Navajo Nation for years.

Nashville student starts petition for 4-day school week

fox17.com, September 11, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Nashville student is petitioning online for a four-day school week. Aireka Harvell started a Change.org petition to the Metro Council, saying students would benefit from a four-day school week. And, according to the Center on Reinventing Public Education, four-day school weeks are actually on the rise. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.  

Learn about birds' migratory micracles at Bird Fest in Edmonds

heraldnet.com, September 10, 2019
Presentations at the Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds Sept. 14 include “Do Crows Have Language,” by Douglas Wacker of the University of Washington Bothell. And, a Bird Fest event at 7 p.m. at the UW Bothell campus will see some 16,000 crows fly in for their communal roost.

Gill: Lebron James's school drew lots of attention, but it doesn't take an NBA star for districts to forge innovative partnerships

the74million.org, September 9, 2019
Last fall, NBA star LeBron James and his foundation received a lot of attention for opening the I Promise Academy in partnership with Akron Public Schools. By Sean Gill, a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Modernization of California Charter School Law made possible by public education supporters

highlandnews.net, September 5, 2019
On Aug. 28, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced an agreement had been reached on AB 1505 that produces an extensive overhaul of the California Charter Schools Act. Separate studies by the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Mathematica Policy Research have found that charter school students are more likely to graduate from high school, go on to college, stay in college and have higher earnings in early adulthood. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.  

University book store in Mill Creek to close

seattletimes.com, September 5, 2019
The University Book Store has announced that it will close its Mill Creek store, which has been located in the Mill Creek Town Center for more than 15 years.  University Book Store will continue to operate five locations in the University District (both on University Way N.E. and on the UW campus), downtown Seattle, and on the UW Bothell and Tacoma campuses.

Art thieves come from all backgrounds

thenevadaindependent.com, September 4, 2019
Former FBI art theft investigations manager speaks during Pub Night Talk in Bothell. The talk was part of Pub Night Talks, a free monthly lecture series cosponsored by the University of Washington Bothell and McMenamins.


August


Where there’s wildfire, there’s smoke. Protecting ‘clean-air refugees.’

csmonitor.com, August 28, 2019
Out West, officials are fighting not just wildfires, but smoke, saying, “We want the most vulnerable people in our community to know they’re not alone.” Seattle officials have enlisted Dan Jaffe, a professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Washington Bothell, to analyze the effectiveness of the city’s clean-air centers.

'Eco-anxiety' over climate change causing stress, panic in millions, experts say

upi.com, August 28, 2019
Eco-anxiety, some experts say, is being felt by just about everyone – whether they are aware or not. Jennifer Atkinson, an environmental studies professor at the University of Washington, Bothell, near Seattle, who teaches the course "Eco-grief and Climate Anxiety," said several students have left the environmental studies program because it's "too depressing."

Promise Academy's failed launch underscores heightened tensions between public schools, charters

sanjoseinside.com, August 28, 2019
The class sizes would’ve been small and would’ve prepared students for coveted careers in Silicon Valley’s technology sector. That was Promise Academy’s promise. Public schools have long seen charter schools as a threat because they divert per-pupil funding and take up physical space in districts with the least resources. “Districts had always been wary of charter schools because the money follows the student,” says Robin Lake, a researcher at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Teachers try to pack learning into shorter school weeks

coloradosun.com, August 28, 2019
LA JARA, COLO*.* — Among education experts, the four-day week is seen as a phenomenon that's taken off without much debate and ahead of any conclusive research. "I take this as a little bit of a wakeup call," said Georgia Heyward, a research analyst for the Center on Reinventing Public Education, based at the University of Washington. "We should think harder about how it is happening and why is it happening. "The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

How should we talk about what’s happening to our planet?

washingtonpost.com, August 27, 2019
The climate problem is not just scientific. It’s linguistic. If we can agree how to talk and write about an issue that affects us all, maybe we can understand and fix it together. Jennifer Atkinson’s students at the University of Washington at Bothell have used “blissonance” to describe the feeling of enjoying a record-hot day in winter — while recognizing that climate change might have something to do with it.

WSU’s remote classes on Whidbey get first students

whidbeynewstimes.com, August 27, 2019
Higher education is now a little more within reach for some on Whidbey Island. Antonio Barber had been taking classes at the University of Washington Bothell, but said he couldn’t keep making the commute after he and wife started having kids.

UW Bothell hosts family resource exchange event

mwnews.com, August 26, 2019
BOTHELL — A newly formed coalition between Starbucks, United Way, Mary’s Way, Wellspring, and now the University of Washington, is doing its best to address the homelessness situation. The group came to together on the UW Bothell campus Wednesday, Aug. 25 to host the Family Resource Exchange

Charity becomes a lifeline even for Americans with health insurance as deductibles soar

registerguard.com, August 26, 2019
Americans who have insurance are increasingly turning to charity as a lifeline, as a revolution in health insurance has driven up deductibles more than threefold over the last decade, forcing tens of millions of Americans to delay care and make difficult sacrifices to pay medical bills. While the Macans have managed to raise enough to cover many of their bills, most patients who turn to crowdfunding do not, said Nora Kenworthy, a public health researcher at the University of Washington Bothell who has studied online crowdfunding.

Paying for college comes down to managing expectations, for parent and child

iqmediacorp.com, August 25, 2019
Washington-based financial adviser Lori Atwood's latest impossible mission is schooling clients on how to send their kids to college without draining their retirement savings or taking on major debt. CNBC's top five public institutions are the University of Washington-Seattle, University of Washington-Bothell, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, University of Michigan and Georgia Tech.

As charter schools multiply, teachers at traditional public schools have a choice — stay or go?

thenevadaindependent.com, August 25, 2019
Most charters also don’t come with the perceived safety net of a union. Nationally, about 11 percent of charter schools are unionized, according to a report released in March by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Readings on Teaching History and Social Studies

teachingushistory.co, August 25, 2019
Teachers and students of all grade levels should read and discuss Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.” Recommendation from Sarah Shear, assistant professor, School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington Bothell.

Paying for college comes down to managing expectations, for both parent and child

washingtonpost.com, August 23, 2019
Washington-based financial adviser Lori Atwood’s latest impossible mission is schooling clients on how to send their kids to college without draining their retirement savings or taking on major debt.  CNBC’s top five public institutions are the University of Washington-Seattle, University of Washington-Bothell, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, University of Michigan and Georgia Tech.

Housing stability for students and families

kauffman.org, August 22, 2019
Justice in the Schools helps families avoid housing disruption as hundreds of families live on the brink of homelessness in Kansas City. A more recent study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, commissioned by the Kauffman Foundation, focuses on Kansas City Public Schools and charter schools within the district’s boundaries. It found that students in the system change schools at higher rates than the region at large. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.  

WWU among best values in public education

kgmi.com, August 21, 2019
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranks Western Washington University among the top 100 best values in Public Colleges in 2019.  The University of Washington and UW Bothell were the only other Washington schools in the top 100, among 2,600 accredited four-year schools in the country. WWU.

Support for public charter schools increases in 2019 education next poll

finance.yahoo.com, August 20, 2019
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Education Next (EdNext) released the 2019 EdNext Poll, its 13th annual nationwide survey of public opinion on a range of issues affecting students, education spending, schools, and teachers. Separate studies by the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Mathematica Policy Research have found that charter school students are more likely to graduate from high school, go on to college, stay in college and have higher earnings in early adulthood. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Grads from this college in Washington State earn more than their peers

seattlebusinessmag.com, August 20, 2019
A report by Seattle-based PayScale analyzed the top schools and degrees across the country with the highest earning potential.  Grads of UW’s Bothell campus rank No. 3.

Starbucks, United Way, Mary’s Place and Wellspring welcome UW to coalition supporting local unsheltered families

washington.edu, August 19, 2019
SEATTLE – Today local community leaders welcomed University of Washington to a coalition dedicated to supporting unsheltered families across Puget Sound.  The next Family Resource Exchange will take place at the UW Bothell campus on Wednesday, August 21.

Leaked GOP memo on mass shootings: downplay white supremacy, blame left

alltop.com, August 18, 2019
A leaked memo from House Republicans reveals their strategy for dealing with mass shootings: blame them on the left and downplay white supremacy.  Karam Dana, a professor of Middle East politics and director of the American Muslim Research Institute at the University of Washington, Bothell, has said that the “United States is the epicenter of the world in terms of how white identity is seen.”

Kiplinger's again ranks Western Washington University Among 100 best values in public higher education

iqmediacorp.com, August 16, 2019
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Aug. 16 – Western Washington University issued the following news release:  Western Washington University is one of the nation's best values in public colleges, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value.  the University of Washington, and UW Bothell are the only public universities in the state listed among the top 100 best in-state values for public universities, and only WWU and UW are in the top 100 for out-of-state values.

College-Loan debt packs a punch, but burden in Washington ranks low vs. other states

seattlebusinessmag.com, August 14, 2019
Students at three area UW campuses faired best last year among greater Seattle institutions, study shows. Following is a ranking of the Seattle-area institutions, from highest to lowest, based on their average debt per borrower for those graduating in 2018 ― with the percentage increase from 2017 also reflected.  6.) University of Washington, Bothell (public), $18,177, down 3.7%.

Ex-staffers: Bureaucracy, testing focus stifled ed innovation office's efforts

educationdive.com, August 14, 2019
Denver Public Schools (DPS) closed its innovation-dedicated Imaginarium office earlier this year, in part to cover pay raises for teachers, and now three former staff members are speaking out about the bureaucracy and “intense” emphasis on test scores in the district that ultimately ended their efforts toward promoting more personalized learning, Chalkbeat reports.  In a 2018 evaluation of several school districts implementing personalized learning practices, the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell found that central offices, though encouraging experimentation, “generally failed to fundamentally change structures, policies, and supports to facilitate innovation in schools.”

Missing Martha Lake man now home

myedmondsnews.com, August 11, 2019
A 20-year-old man from the Martha Lake area is safe at home after being missing since Tuesday. Nic Williams, a 2017 Lynnwood High School graduate and student at UW Bothell, was back home with family as of Saturday night, according to his father, Scott Williams.

My favorite things: Cat Vallejo

seattleartmuseum.org, August 11, 2019
My Favorite Things tours bring some of the most opinionated and fascinating artists, cultural producers, and community figures into the galleries to discuss their favorite works of art. This week's tour will be led by SAM's Emerging Arts Leader Intern Cat Vallejo, a fourth year Community Psychology major at the University of Washington Bothell.

An Indianapolis charter school is going out on its own — and saying goodbye to its longtime network

chalkbeat.org, August 8, 2019
Indianapolis is increasingly a city where charter schools, which are publicly funded and privately run, are local — rather than part of a large national network. Being part of a national network has its benefits: It can help charter schools recruit teachers and it can lower costs for some purchases, such as insurance, said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research center that released a report on charter management organizations. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Climate change depression, climate change grief & climate despair

bostoneveningtherapy.com, August 8, 2019
Every day seems to bring another news story about climate change. Jennifer Atkinson, a professor at the University of Washington Bothell, began offering a class in climate grief to her environmental studies students to ward off the despair and burnout that can plague environmentalists.

White supremacy, high-stakes testing, and the punishment of Black and Brown students

rethinkingschools.org, August 7, 2019
Starting with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the logic has been this: There are race-based gaps in standardized test scores. By Wayne Au, professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington Bothell.

Going the extra mile for school choice

educationnext.com, August 6, 2019
For families living in neighborhoods with low-performing schools, choice-friendly policies open up an array of options.  By Betheny Gross, associate director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) and affiliate faculty, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, at the University of Washington Bothell.

Learning from destruction

pugetsound.edu, August 6, 2019
With the gaping mile-wide crater and expansive pumice plain left by Mount St. Helens’ violent 1980 eruption as a backdrop, Alex Barnes ’20 balances on a floating log with a razor blade in one hand and a test tube in the other.  “The research is motivated by curiosity,” said Avery Cook Shinneman, a geology and environmental studies lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell.

O'Neill named Assistant Dean of college of business

kutztown.edu, August 5, 2019
KUTZTOWN, Pa. – KUTZTOWN, Pa., Aug. 5, 2019 Welcome to our new Assistant Dean, Kim O’Neill! Kim comes to us from the School of Business at the University of Washington (UW) Bothell, where she was the Director of Undergraduate Programs and Accreditation for the School of Business.

Charity becomes a lifeline even for Americans with health insurance as deductibles soar

sandiegouniontribune.com, August 4, 2019
GoFundMe, the nation’s largest online crowdfunding site, is now dominated by healthcare campaigns. Most patients who turn to crowdfunding do not raise enough to cover their bills, said Nora Kenworthy, a public health researcher at the University of Washington Bothell who has studied online crowdfunding.

Border corps vs. border patrol

iqmediacorp.com, August 2, 2019
President Trump's responses to what he calls "the migrant crisis," large numbers of refugees walking north from Central America to flee violence and food insecurity, is to build a wall, fill up cages to contain the asylum seekers and send the military as enforcers. Co-authored by Diane Gillespie, professor emerita, University of Washington Bothell.

Three unbooks: duplessis, scutenaire, scappettone

3ammagazine.com, August 1, 2019
The soft ideology of a prism is that out of a clear unity of emptiness comes all colors. Essay by Joe Milutis, associate professor School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Bothell.

‘Future of Retail’ Summit & Job Fair will be Friday, Sept. 13 in Tukwila

b-townblog.com, August 1, 2019
A panel discussion will be co-facilitated by Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Professor and Dean at the University of Washington School of Business.

Millennial Tribute

randomsamplereview.com, August 1, 2019
A poem by Corbin Louis, MFA graduate of the University of Washington Bothell.


July


Swedish Edmonds nurse to speak at Seattle health care town hall

myedmondsnews.com, July 31, 2019
Edmonds resident and award-winning Swedish Edmonds nurse Stefan Torres will be a panelist at the Future of Nursing 2030 Seattle Town Hall, set for Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall. Torres is a 2014 graduate of the University of Washington Bothell in Nursing & Health Studies.

New DOE report shows home education in Florida continues to thrive

redefinedonline.org, July 31, 2019
The number of home education students in Florida grew by 8.3 percent last year, significantly eclipsing the previous year’s gain of 2.7 percent and continuing an upward trend over the past decade, according to the latest annual report released by the state Department of Education. While the DOE report did not provide demographic breakdowns for homeschooled students, a new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education highlights the changing landscapes of homeschooling in America. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.  

Students to study crows through UW Bothell summer camp

bothell-reporter.com, July 30, 2019
Pacific Science Center and UW Bothell partner for new crow-focused summer camp.

Rethinking career and technical education - six core qualities

jobmarketmonitor.com, July 30, 2019
As the economy rapidly shifts toward automation, there is growing consensus that while new jobs will be created, change is the new normal.  The Center on Reinventing Public Education has identified 32 programs around the country that represent the variety of efforts being used to reinvent career and technical education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Realogics Sotheby's International Reality forms land division, appoints real estate veteran Tadashi Shiga as Executive Director

tickertech.com, July 30, 2019
Executives of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty (RSIR) have appointed Tadashi Shiga as Executive Director to establish a new land division for the fast-growing real estate brokerage to cultivate new, for-sale developments by identifying land and list-back opportunities for a bounty of new and existing developer clients.  In 2019 Shiga was inducted into the University of Washington Bothell "Hall of Alumni Excellence" and he was also elected to the institution's Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Advisory Board.

UW Bothell atop CNBC college rankings

heraldnet.com, July 29, 2019
In a list published by CNBC Make It, University of Washington Bothell was ranked as the No. 2 public college that provides the greatest return on investment.

New Pacific Science Center summer camp at UW Bothell investigates crows

nwnews.com, July 29, 2019
UW Bothell and Pacific Science Center are offering a new camp for fourth and fifth graders called Crows: Caws and Effect, focusing on campus crows.

Crow camp at UW Bothell

heraldnet.com, July 29, 2019
A new camp, “Crows: Cause and Effect,” for fourth and fifth graders focuses on the campus crows at University of Washington Bothell.

&Now 2019: Points of convergence

thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com, July 27, 2019
&NOW is a bi-annual festival of fiction, poetry, and staged play readings. The conference will be held at the University of Washington, Bothell.

Personalized learning can be a tool for equity or a barrier to it

hechingerreport.org, July 25, 2019
It takes work to maintain high expectations for all students when personalizing instruction. Ashley Jochim, a senior research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, spoke with educators in 39 schools across 11 states for a massive study about personalized learning. _The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

New Pacific Science Center summer camp at UW Bothell investigates crows

shorelineareanews.com, July 25, 2019
Crows: Caws and Effect, a new camp for fourth- and fifth-graders focusing on campus crows will be held August 5-9, 2019 at the UW Bothell campus, sponsored by UW Bothell and Pacific Science Center.

Fox news @ night

Fox News, July 23, 2019
DAN SPRINGER, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: With every flood, devastating wildfire, and even a deep freeze, climate change seems to get the blame. Newspaper and Web site headlines are alarming with fears about survival, destruction of the planet, and the end of humans. It's all apparently too much for some to cope with, which is the reasoning behind a first of its kind class at the University of Washington Bothell, environmental anxiety and climate grief.

Krug named new dean of Illinois tech's Chicago-Lent College of law

bothell-reporter.com, July 23, 2019
CNBC Make It has ranked the University of Washington Bothell No. 2 on its list of public colleges that provide the greatest return on investment.

ICYMI: 4 things states should do to help students with disabilities graduate ready for the world of work change

excelined.org, July 23, 2019
For the 2016-17 school year, the graduation rate for students with disabilities was only 67 percent nationally while the national graduation rate for all students increased to 84.6 percent, a record high. The gap is far too wide. Co-authored by Travis Pillow, senior fellow at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Tomorrow's doctors will diagnose the mental toll of climate change

msn.com, July 22, 2019A growing volume of research over the past five years has demonstrated how changing weather patterns are also leading to a ballooning global mental health burden. Beyond medical schools, University of Washington Bothell professor Jennifer Atkinson introduced a course on ecological grief last spring. 

Analysis: as more diverse circle of parents homeschool their kids, it can be a living room laboratory for the future of education

the74million.org, July 22, 2019
A new CRPE research brief shows, homeschoolers are becoming more diverse, and so are their motivations. By Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Krug named new dean of Illinois tech's Chicago-Lent College of law

gkrsl.com, July 22, 2019
Illinois Institute of Technology has named Anita K. Krug, D. Wayne and Anne Gittinger Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law, as the new dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law. Krug has been interim vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Washington Bothell.

Tomorrow's doctors will diagnose the mental toll of climate change

ozy.com, July 22, 2019
Medical schools are preparing future health professionals to recognize and treat mental illnesses linked to global warming. Beyond medical schools, University of Washington Bothell professor Jennifer Atkinson introduced a course on ecological grief last spring.

CNBC ranks UW Bothell No. 2 on list of public colleges that ‘pay off the most’

shorelineareanews.com, July 20, 2019
CNBC Make It has ranked the University of Washington Bothell No. 2 on its list of public colleges that provide the greatest return on investment.

Should you hold a medical fundraiser?

aarp.org, July 17, 2019
Crowdfunding sometimes works, but it poses ethical, financial issues. Crowdfunding is not the instantaneous fundraising success story that is often portrayed in popular media,” says Nora Kenworthy, assistant professor of nursing and health studies at the University of Washington in Bothell.

College pays off

krem, July 17, 2019
The University of Washington took the top two spots in the CNBC ranking of colleges that pay off. UW in Seattle ranked first and the Bothell campus second.

Phillips & pillow: 4 things states should do to help students with disabilities graduate ready for the world of work

the74million.org, July 17, 2019
Recent headlines have said it loud and proud: Unemployment is at a 50-year low, and it might drop a lot further. Co-author Travis Pillow is a senior fellow at the ++ Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Univ. of Washington names veteran data scientist to lead booming computer science school into new era

geekwire.com, July 17, 2019
Professor Magdalena Balazinska takes over as director of the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. UW Seattle and UW Bothell were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 among the top 25 public universities that “pay off the most” in a CNBC report on Tuesday.

Bothell will be the next city to get Lime electric scooters

mynorthwest.com, July 16, 2019
Bothell will officially be the next city to try out electric scootershares, approving a 90-day pilot program that will go into effect this Friday. “Electric scooters could potentially provide another way for students, faculty, and staff to get to and from campus that doesn’t involve a single occupancy vehicle,” UW Bothell representative Ryan McIrvin said in a news release from the city.

The Energy 202: Seattle opens clean air centers as worsening wildfires spark concerns about smoky skies

washingtonpost.com, July 10, 2019
The wildfire smoke has been so bad in the Seattle area in recent years that city officials wanted to give people a respite – a place to breathe freely even as communities brace for another summer of poor air quality. Dan Jaffe, a professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Washington who will help the city assess the centers’ effectiveness, explained that his home, like most around the city, relies on natural ventilation in the summers.

New ideas for a new era of public education: 8 ways we can change how schools are organized, funded, measured and led to prepare grads for the age of automation

the74million.org, July 8, 2019
LIn 1993, Paul T. Hill founded the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research center based out of the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance that from the outset was focused on issues of the next century and the broader question of how America’s schools can better prepare their graduates for a rapidly changing society. This past winter, CRPE, now led by Robin J. Lake and based at UW Bothell, hosted a gathering of education experts and observers to commemorate its first quarter-century of work, toasting 25 years of research, analysis, field studies and white papers created in hopes of aiding school leaders, elected officials and families in reimagining our education system.

UW Bothell's oldest grad, 68: 'I loved every minute of it'

bothell-reporter.com, July 5, 2019
Most senior member of the University of Washington Bothell's 2019 graduating class.

Day two of the national charter schools conference: More than 5,000 educators, charter school leaders and influencers gather for a rally in Las Vegas

news-journal.com, July 2, 2019
LAS VEGAS, July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today more than 5,000 charter school leaders, educators, and policymakers will gather during the 2019 National Charter Schools Conference (#NCSC19) for an all-conference rally to push back against bureaucratic interests and fight for all students to have the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school. Separate studies by the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Mathematica Policy Research have found that charter school students are more likely to graduate from high school, go on to college, stay in college and have higher earnings in early adulthood. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

3 shortlisted for UW Bothell hall

djc.com, July 1, 2019
The University of Washington has shortlisted three design-build contractors for the $79 million STEM building (phase four) at the UW Bothell/Cascadia College.


June


Ghanaian cocoa producers delighted by new minimum price system

msn.com, June 30, 2019
A higher guaranteed price for his crop means a cocoa farmer "can afford fertiliser, he can afford weedkiller, he can employ more labourers, so he can increase his production," he told AFP. What would make an impact on domestic chocolate makers is if there was a loosening of regulations regarding who can sell and buy main crop beans, which would open opportunities for new domestic sourcing routes for cocoa," said Kristy Leissle, a cocoa industry expert and lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell.

The health effects of wildfire smoke may last a lifetime

africandiasporaleaders.com, June 29, 2019
When smoke from California’s deadliest wildfire blew into downtown Sacramento last November, daylight blurred into dusk and the city’s air became among the world’s most polluted. “Many cities in the West saw their highest-ever particulate levels in 2017 and 2018,” says Dan Jaffe, an environmental chemist at the University of Washington-Bothell.

Mount Vernon nurse returns from relief efforts in Venezuela

goskagit.com, June 29, 2019
MOUNT VERNON — When Miriam Witt received an email May 29 seeking volunteers to go to Venezuela to provide medical aid, she finagled her way out of work and onto a plane. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in nursing education at the University of Washington-Bothell starting this fall.

The Providence school report is devastating. What’s next?

bostonglobe.com, June 28, 2019
Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green is offering few hints about how she plans to tackle Providence’s struggling schools as she embarks on a citywide listening tour to discuss a disturbing report released this week that detailed widespread dysfunction and deplorable conditions throughout the district. Robin Lake, the director of the Seattle-based Center on Reinventing Public Education, said the common theme among cities that have had successful turnarounds are authentically engaging parents and establishing a concrete plan. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The health effects of wildfire smoke may last a lifetime

wired.com, June 27, 2019
When smoke from California’s deadliest wildfire blew into downtown Sacramento last November, daylight blurred into dusk and the city’s air became among the world’s most polluted. “Many cities in the West saw their highest-ever particulate levels in 2017 and 2018,” says Dan Jaffe, an environmental chemist at the University of Washington-Bothell.

Seattle’s startup culture is strong on talent, short on local capital

seattlebusinessmag.com, June 26, 2019
Seattle was ranked No. 3 in a recent study that assessed the best U.S. cities for startups. A report co-authored by the Innovate Leadership Network and UW Bothell researchers is referenced.

Jochim & Heyward: underprivileged families can’t always manage school choice alone. Our new report shows how navigators can help

the74million.org, June 26, 2019
The goal of school choice is to give all families — especially families in underserved communities — access to high-quality schools that work for them. Analysis by Ashley Jochim and Georgia Heyward of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell

Seattle will open clean-air shelters as relief from wildfire smoke

citylab.com, June 26, 2019
Five public buildings will get filtration systems to keep the air inside clean on days when smoke affects the city, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced last week. Dan Jaffe, a professor of environmental chemistry and chair of the physical sciences division at the University of Washington Bothell, along with his students, will examine the effectiveness of two of Seattle’s new clean-air centers once they open.

Anida Yoeu Ali’s “The Buddhist Bug: A creation mythology” at Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

hk.blouinartinfo.com, June 25, 2019
Wei-Ling Contemporary, Kuala Lumpur, is showing “The Buddhist Bug: A Creation Mythology,” an ongoing interdisciplinary series that combines live performance, installation, photography, and video art by Anida Yoeu Ali, an American, Khmer, Cham, Malaysian artist. Ali is an artist-in-residence at the University of Washington Bothell.

Gowri Shankar fills interim admin role at UW Bothell

nwasianweekly.com, June 24, 2019
The University of Washington (UW) Bothell has appointed Gowri Shankar to serve as interim vice chancellor for planning and administration (VCPA).

Teaching kids about climate change

tapinto.net, June 24, 2019
Climate change plays a major role in causing natural disasters to be more intense, destructive and costly. Unfortunately, with few exceptions, according to Jennifer Atkinson, a professor at the University of Washington Bothell, colleges have not been doing a good job of teaching climate change.

Charter schools don’t fiscally distress regular public schools

foxandhoundsdaily.com, June 24, 2019
In their continuing war against charter schools, teacher unions have persistently argued that charter schools, which are mostly non-union, have a large negative financial impact on the regular public school system. This union narrative is undercut, however, by a recently-released series of studies from the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Training school leaders to spend wisely

educationnext.org, June 24, 2019
Raise the topic of education finance and most will jump to the revenue side of the equation: Is there enough money? References research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Preparing for wildfire smoke

Cliff Mass Weather Blog, June 23, 2019
Some fires in the region are inevitable, and thus some smoke should be expected. High-quality air filters can make a huge difference. Last summer, I did some experiments using a cheap box fan, with a high quality furnace filter mounted on its intake side. Professor Dan Jaffe at UW Bothell, an air quality expert, did the same.

Teaching kids about climate science might not be enough

grist.org, June 20, 2019
It’s a daunting task, keeping a bunch of 12-year-olds interested in something for an entire school year. “The fact that we leave climate discussions primarily to the natural sciences is itself part of the problem,” says Jennifer Atkinson, a researcher and senior lecturer who studies environmental humanities at the University of Washington, Bothell.

Seattle upgrades A/C at some community centers ahead of predicted wildfires

komonews.com, June 19, 2019
Two of the last three years have seen higher number than normal bad air quality days during the summer months. “Is it going to happen this summer – don't know. Is it going to happen next summer – don't know. Is it going to happen sometime in the next couple of years – absolutely,” says Dan Jaffe, Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Washington Bothell.

25 states sre testing 4-day school weeks—will yours be next?

weareteachers.com, June 19, 2019
Making the switch to a four-day school week is a growing trend in districts across the country. SOURCE: Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Think Tank identifies innovative CTE programs

ctepolicywatch.acteonline.org, June 19, 2019
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) recently identified more than 30 programs that are reinventing secondary CTE, including programs delivered by public schools as well as by charter schools and nonprofit organizations. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

New state law requires professors reschedule exams for fasting Muslim students who ask

Seattle mayor’s release, June 19, 2019
Washington passes law requiring reasonable accommodations for religious purposes. Bryan White, a senior lecturer teaching biology at the University of Washington at Bothell, reportedly helped the law come to fruition.

To protect vulnerable communities in preparation for wildfire smoke in the Puget Sound region, city of Seattle upgrades community centers, Seattle center buildings with HVAC and air filtration systems

Seattle mayor’s release, June 19, 2019
In anticipation of potential poor air quality as a result of wildfire smoke this summer, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced plans to implement enhanced indoor filtering at select City facilities. To better understand the effectiveness of the cleaner indoor air pilot project at community centers, SPR has partnered with Dr. Dan Jaffe, Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Chair of the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Washington Bothell.

25 states sre testing 4-day school weeks—will yours be next?

weareteachers.com, June 19, 2019
Making the switch to a four-day school week is a growing trend in districts across the country. SOURCE: Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Think Tank identifies innovative CTE programs

ctepolicywatch.acteonline.org, June 19, 2019
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) recently identified more than 30 programs that are reinventing secondary CTE, including programs delivered by public schools as well as by charter schools and nonprofit organizations. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

New state law requires professors reschedule exams for fasting Muslim students who ask

Seattle mayor’s release, June 19, 2019
Washington passes law requiring reasonable accommodations for religious purposes. Bryan White, a senior lecturer teaching biology at the University of Washington at Bothell, reportedly helped the law come to fruition.

To protect vulnerable communities in preparation for wildfire smoke in the Puget Sound region, city of Seattle upgrades community centers, Seattle center buildings with HVAC and air filtration systems

Seattle mayor’s release, June 19, 2019
In anticipation of potential poor air quality as a result of wildfire smoke this summer, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced plans to implement enhanced indoor filtering at select City facilities. To better understand the effectiveness of the cleaner indoor air pilot project at community centers, SPR has partnered with Dr. Dan Jaffe, Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Chair of the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Washington Bothell.

Art gallery reception highlight reel

worldnews.easybranches.com, June 18, 2019
Education in California has been one battle after another. By Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell

Waters: Where have you gone, Cory Booker?

the74million.org, June 18, 2019
Cory Booker has been lost in the horde of Democratic candidates vying to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020. Reference charter school report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

A record number of students graduated from UW Bothell on Sunday.

KING5, June 16, 2019
UW Bothell commencement features largest-ever class.

Lake: Districts v. charters is the wrong battle to pick; political leaders must focus on the right one

the74million.org, June 16, 2019
Education in California has been one battle after another. By Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell

Hired guns, scholars and the California school policy task force

bigeducationape.blogspot.com, June 15, 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom created a task force and assigned the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI), Tony Thurmond, to lead a review of California charter school laws and policies. The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) produced three policy briefs and CRPE founder Paul Hill testified to the task force as an expert witness “sympathetic to charter schools.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Tech Moves

geekwire.com, June 14, 2019
Marc Servetnick will be the interim dean of the University of Washington Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics starting in September.

One state sets out to rethink public oversight of charter schools

janresseger.wordpress.com, June 14, 2019
I am encouraged by the findings, released last Friday, of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s California Charter School Policy Task Force. References Paul Hill, the founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education and designer of the theory of portfolio school reform, which envisions running a school district like a business portfolio with investments in traditional public and charter schools alike. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The David Pakman Show

davidpakman.libsyn.com, June 13, 2019
On the Show: Sophie Leroy, Associate Professor at the University of Washington Bothell School of Business, joins David to talk about attention residue, multitasking, task switching and productivity

Cleaning to avoid sweeps

realchangenews.org, June 12, 2019
Facing Homelessness volunteers pick up after homeless encampments so that residents don't get forcefully cleared out by the city. Blair Jordan, a Facing Homelessness volunteer, showed up that day for her third time participating in a cleanup. Jordan is studying business at University of Washington Bothell Eastside Leadership Center.

Critics of charter schools say they’re hurting school districts. Are they right?

chalkbeat.org, June 11, 2019
Are charter schools “draining,” “siphoning,” or “funneling” resources away from school districts? “Districts are stressed financially by the shifts of resources they must make in order to compete with charter schools, but not helpless,” wrote Paul Hill of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Jayden Fullerton is bringing home two diplomas this spring.

heraldnet.com, June 9, 2019
A passion for math and computer science is taking the 15-year-old to UW Bothell two years early.

Students bypassing four-year colleges in favor of alternative paths to careers

burlingtoncountytimes.com, June 9, 2019
Across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, many students are carving their own career paths, making educational choices based on their own interests and motivations. Schools increasingly are looking to broaden the range of options for students, as national research supports demand for educational bridges to careers that stray from the rigidity of the traditional high school-to-college career continuum, according to an analysis by Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Always in costume, always in their feelings: Richard Chiem on grief, coping, and being true to your characters

entropymag.org, June 7, 2019
Interview with author Richard Chiem who has taught at UW Bothell.

Charter schools: good or bad for students in district schools?

brookings.edu, June 7, 2019
As charter school enrollments grow, are school districts so weakened by financial losses that teaching and learning must suffer? By Paul T. Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Sequim High School graduates-to-be get $3.1M in scholarships

sequimgazette.com, June 5, 2019
The human impact of climate change anxiety was discussed by University of Washington Bothell professor Jennifer Atkinson at McMenamins Pub Night Talks the last Tuesday of May.

Take action against climate change | letter

bothell-reporter.com, June 5, 2019
As charter school enrollments grow, are school districts so weakened by financial losses that teaching and learning must suffer? By Paul T. Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

After a year with a new leader, high hopes are giving way to tension within Tennessee’s turnaround district

chalkbeat.org, June 4, 2019
Sharon Griffin was seen by many as a savior when she was drafted last spring to lead Tennessee’s troubled turnaround school district. In a perfect version of the achievement district, the superintendent should act as more of a “facilitator” than a traditional top-down leader, said Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education and national expert on portfolio districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Put the cap back on NC charter school growth

caffeinatedrage.com, June 4, 2019
In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly under the control of the GOP in both chambers for the first time in decades lifted the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. A report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education concluded that charter school innovation has often been in areas like “new uses of funding and governance,” rather than in instructional designs. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The life-altering, world-ending topic they’re still not teaching you about in school

grist.org, June 4, 2019
It’s June, and that means and millions of college students are done with academic classes and free to focus on more important matters like catching up on sleep, spending time in the great outdoors … and worrying about climate change. But, with few exceptions, college courses haven’t been doing a great job preparing young people to face real-world problems and emotions related to global warming. Professor Jennifer Atkinson is in charge of one of those exceptions, a seminar at the University of Washington Bothell on “Eco-Grief and Climate Anxiety.”

Huge victory for Washington State’s students: exit exam requirement struck down!

iamaneducator.com, June 4, 2019
Cue Pomp and Circumstance because many more Washington State high school seniors will be walking across the stage and handed a diploma! University of Washington, Bothell professor Wayne Au has relentlessly written books and articles to explain how high-stakes standardized test have been weaponized against students in poverty and students of color.

Open thread for night owls: The life-altering topic still not being taught in school

dailykos.com, June 4, 2019
Professor Jennifer Atkinson teaches a seminar at the University of Washington Bothell on “Eco-Grief and Climate Anxiety.”

HomeStreet/Miss Madison team takes first step toward reclaiming crown with busy test session

madisoncourier.com, June 3, 2019
The Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison Race Team took its first step toward reclaiming its championship status with an impressive opening day test session on the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities, Washington, on Friday. First-year crew chief Cindy Shirley resigned during the offseason citing “expanding professional responsibilities” with her job as director of the Office of Research for the University of Washington Bothell.

New Washington law on religious accommodations could serve as model for other states

pri.org, June 3, 2019
Back in 2017, two professors at the University of Washington Bothell decided to offer their students the option to take exams at night, from 10 p.m. to midnight.

School's out

Washington Post, June 2, 2019
The charter school movement is in trouble. A report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education concluded that charter school innovation has often been in areas like "new uses of funding and governance," rather than in instructional designs. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Several Nye County schools will shift to 4-day-school week

Pahrump Valley Times (Nevada), June 1, 2019
Several K-12 schools in Nye County will be moving to a four-day school week with the first year of implementation planned for the 2019-20 school session. More than two dozen states in the U.S. have at least one school district that has implemented a four-day-school schedule, according to from a report by Georgia Heyward named "What Do We Actually Know About the Four-Day School Week?" in the Center on Reinventing Public Education in 2018. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.