January - May 2015


March


UW Bothell Dean Elaine Scott named 2015 Fulbright Scholar

Bothell Reporter, March 30, 2015
Elaine Scott, Ph.D., Dean of the University of Washington Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, has received a Fulbright award.Read More

Can we agree on school accountability?

The Hill, March 30, 2015
Last week, California’s State Board of Education took another step toward a new school accountability system, including the launch this spring of new tests that call for higher order thinking skills. At the same time, the board detached the tests from automatic high-stakes sanctions (federally mandated under the No Child Left Behind iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA) and toward a new continuous improvement approach.
Founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Paul Hill, co-authored this article.Read More

Megan Dunn to challenge Ron Gipson’s seat on Everett City Council

Myeverett News , March 27, 2015
Earlier this month we told you that a majority of the seats on the Everett City Council were up for grabs this fall. Now we have our first challenger for one of those positions. Megan Dunn has announced her candidacy for Everett City Council Position #4. That seat is currently held by Ron Gipson who has been serving on the Everett City Council for 20 years. Megan Dunn received her Master of Arts in Policy Studies from UW Bothell.Read More

Whatcom business alliance announces winners at awards dinner

Bellingham Herald, March 26, 2015
Whatcom Business Alliance honored several businesses and business owners at the 29th annual Whatcom Business person of the Year Awards dinner, held on Wednesday, March 25 at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa. The 3D Printing Project Manager at UW Bothell, Ivan Owen, won Innovator of the Year.Read More

Popular Houston-born charter school halts plans to expand to Memphis

Houston Chronicle, March 26, 2015
Leaders of Houston-based YES Prep agreed Thursday to halt plans to expand the popular charter network to the troubled public school district in Memphis. The director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Robin Lake, is quoted.Read More

Four days a week

Inlander, March 25, 2015
At Valley View Elementary School in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, students get this Friday off. Same with next Friday. And the Friday after that. For students at every school in the Boundary County School District, there are three-day weekends as far as the eye can see. Paul Hill, Founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted throughout the article.Read More

Seattle’s $15 wage law might not affect city’s biggest boss: UW

Seattle Times, March 25, 2015
Seattle’s minimum-wage law kicks in April 1, but the largest employer in the city — the University of Washington — isn’t bumping up pay for its lowest-paid workers then, and it’s unclear whether it will have to follow the new law. UW Bothell is mentioned as a branch campus of UW Seattle.Read More

UW Bothell brings NSF Day to Washington state

Presszoom, March 25, 2015
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Washington Bothell will host NSF Day on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the UW Bothell campus. This is a rare behind-the-scenes look at how NSF works and how to submit fundable proposals.Read More

University of Washington Interim President Ana Mari Cauce to deliver keynote at UW Bothell commencement

Presszoom, March 25, 2015
BOTHELL, Wash. – Ana Mari Cauce, interim president of the University of Washington, will deliver the keynote address at UW Bothell’s 24th Commencement on Sunday June 14, 2015. The ceremony will take place at the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on the UW Seattle campus.Read More

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Crosscut, March 25, 2015
You may not know this, but your support of Crosscut has created real, tangible results in our community. The author of this article was formerly the Communications Coordinator at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.Read More

Invest in news that makes a difference. Support Crosscut today.

Crosscut, March 25, 2015
You may not know this, but your support of Crosscut has created real, tangible results in our community. The author of this article was formerly the Communications Coordinator at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.Read More

Remembering Bix, a man whose legacy was saying yes

Crosscut, March 25, 2015
What would you do if you were told you had six months to live? When doctors told my Godfather, Bix (Father Bill Bichsel), that his time was limited, he chose to use the time he had left to eliminate nuclear weapons. The author of this article was formerly the Communications Coordinator at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.Read More

Why are schools closed, and what should happen next?

Edweek, March 24, 2015
We're both partially right about closing schools. I reread Miracle in East Harlem by Sy Fliegel last night. It was written in 1993. It remains an important account. Of course, I'm biased. Chapter 3 is called "Debbie Meier and the Dawn of Central Park East." The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned for producing a conversation between a group of African American activists.Read More

UW Bothell brings NSF day to Washington state

Bothell Reporter, March 24, 2015
The following is a release from the University of Washington Bothell: The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Washington Bothell will host NSF Day on April 1 at the UW Bothell campus. This is a rare behind-the-scenes look at how NSF works and how to submit fundable proposals.Read More

UW Bothell to celebrate 25 years with annual 5k and special event

Bothell Reporter, March 24, 2015
UW Bothell will celebrate its 25th anniversary starting May 9 with the 10th Annual Husky 5K race. This family-friendly event will start at 8 a.m. and include a timed race, UW pep band, bouncy houses, breakfast, silent auction and more.Read More

WSU hosts lecture to spark interest in international politics

Wggb, March 24, 2015
WESTFIELD — As part of its annual Month Celebrating Women calendar of events, Westfield State University will host British South Asian scholar Dr. Alka Kurian, who will present her lecture, “Women as Militarized Bodies: Subject or Objects?” today at 5 p.m. in Wilson Savignano Auditorium C. Dr. Kurian is a full-time Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Lecturer at UW Bothell.Read More

Not your father’s computer science building

Network World, March 23, 2015
Discovery Hall, which opened for classes in the fall of 2014, is home to the UW Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The $68 million building was designed by THA Architecture and is the first building to be constructed on the UW Bothell campus in 10 years.Read More

Improved Metro bus service proposed for Kirkland

Kirkland views, March 23, 2015
If you’ve taken a bus in Kirkland recently, you’ve probably seen notices alerting riders to service changes that are proposed for 2016. What’s going on? Metro 238 connects UW Bothell to Kirkland, and will be extended to serve Woodinville. Read More

Evergreen track athletes perform great, beginning to end, in jamboree

West Seattle Hearld, March 20, 2015
Nice start to the track and field season for Evergreen. No scores kept, since it was a jamboree, but, a lot of nice finishes, including some sweeps, for the Wolverines, in this track and field preseason event, running up against Highline and Mount Rainier and Tyee, in the action of the 2015 Highline Public Schools Jamboree at Highline Memorial, Thursday. One of the students on the track team was quoted saying that she will be attending UW Bothell in the future. Read More

Tiny particles delay study of coal port proposal

Cross cut, March 19, 2015
They are so small you can’t see them in the air — but you inhale them, and they can go to your lungs and even your bloodstream. They come from many sources, but among them are diesel train engines and coal in trains or storage piles. Dan Jaffe, UW Bothell Chair and Professor of Physical Sciences “thinks he has solved the problem of differentiating between PM2.5 emissions and random coal dust escaping from trains.” Read More

UW Bothell chancellor addresses diversity concerns during forum

Bothell Reporter, March 19, 2015
An open forum on diversity at the University of Washington Bothell on March 10 sought to get practical solutions from students for a new diversity center on campus after they staged a walk-out from classes on Feb. 25. Read More

Relive the experience of ‘The Boys in the Boat’ with this year’s Whole U Scavenger Hunt!

Washington.edu, March 18, 2015
Experience an adventure at work like no other with your team traveling back to 1936, the year nine rowers from the University of Washington united as one and unexpectedly brought home gold from the Berlin Olympics. The best-selling book The Boys in the Boat chronicles the inspiring story. A hunt will take place at UW Bothell. Read More

Boston’s charter schools show striking gains

Boston globe, March 18, 2015
Boston charter school students outperformed their counterparts at traditional public schools and at charter schools in other urban areas by a striking margin over a recent six-year span, a Stanford University study found. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. Read More

Executives of note March 17

Business Examiner, March 17, 2015
Karin Nyrop is the new chief state Attorney General representative serving University of Washington and all of its divisions -- UW Tacoma, UW Bothell, UW Seattle and UW Medical Center. Read More

'Education Innovation Clusters' Aim to Improve Schools

Edweek, March 17, 2015
"Education innovation clusters"—regional partnerships among school districts, research organizations, private companies, and other groups to improve schools—are evolving in cities and regions around the world, but so far their work has been mostly insular, seldom shared beyond a local geography. Steven Hodas, a practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. Read More

Georgia Education Officials Look to New Orleans School Model for Inspiration

Heartland, March 17, 2015
Georgia education leaders face a dilemma mirrored in many states nationwide: Too many schools are failing too many students. A recently published report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Interim President Ana Mari Cauce to deliver keynote at UW Bothell commencement

Bothell Reporter, March 17, 2015
Dr. Ana Mari Cauce, interim president of the University of Washington, will deliver the keynote address at UW Bothell’s 24th Commencement on Sunday June 14, 2015. The ceremony will take place at the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on the UW Seattle campus. Read More

Attorney General Bob Ferguson appoints senior attorney to top UW Division post

Maple Valley Reporter, March 16, 2015
Attorney General Bob Ferguson has appointed Senior Counsel Karin Nyrop as the new chief of his office’s University of Washington (UW) Division. The division provides legal services to the university, which includes campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma as well as the UW Medical Center. Read More

Stunning surge in graduation rate as Rainier Beach gamble pays off

Seattle times, March 16, 2015
Rainier Beach, once considered the worst high school in Seattle, now has graduation rates that top the district’s. Tangled in bureaucracy and tradition, public schools need years — often the better part of a decade — for real turnaround, so skeptics may wave off the spike in graduation rates at Rainier Beach High as a mere blip. Hussein Abshir was a recently admitted to UW Bothell, he is quoted accrediting his success to the IB program at Rainier Beach.Read More

RNs’ Transitions into Director of Nursing Positions in Nursing Homes: Hiring Practices and Role Development

Healio, March 16, 2015
The current paper discusses RNs’ transitions into their first nursing home director of nursing (DON) position, including hiring practice and role development. A convenience sample of 29 current and previous DONs and nursing home administrators completed semistructured interviews for the current qualitative, descriptive study. UW Bothell Nursing and Health Studies Professor, Dr. Sikma, co-authored the paper.Read More

Sammamish High School students achieving collegiate dreams through PBL

Bellevue Reporter, March 15, 2015
Four years ago Sammamish High School officials rolled out a new educational plan with the help of a $5 million grant and a clear vision, redesigning curriculum to focus on problem-based learning. One of the problem-based learning students quoted has been admitted to UW Bothell’s Registered Nurse program. Read More

Students push University of Washington regents to dump coal

Kuow, March 13, 2015
Student activists at the University of Washington urged the Board of Regents on Thursday to dump the university's investments in coal. The Board of Regents met at UW Bothell, where they heard the activists’ requests.Read More

Kitzhaber outsourced $3.1M in policy work

PortlandTribune, March 12, 2015
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s administration paid outside contractors more than $3.1 million for policy development work to support his third-term agenda. The Center for Reinventing Public Education is one of the hired firms.Read More

‘Make your own standards’

DailyUW, March 11, 2015
On the night of Valentine’s Day, Syed Mufeez Bukhari was nervous, but he had a little more riding on the evening than most. Bukhari is a UW Bothell alumni.Read More

UW’s medical school again tops list for best primary care, rural medicine and family medicine programs

Seattle Times, March 09, 2015
It’s no surprise, but it’s sure to be a talking point in weeks to come: The University of Washington is the top-ranked medical school in the nation for primary care, according to a list published this week by U.S. News & World Report. UW Bothell was ranked 103 on the part-time list. Read More

Small businesses find unique ways to compete with online competitors

CPA Practice advisors, March 09, 2015
Things seemed off right away at Lagniappe Academies, a Treme elementary school where she had just arrived as a first-year teacher. Her class was made up entirely of the lowest-performing students in the grade, she said, but she was not allowed to do anything about it. The Director of UW Bothell’s Retail Management Program, Mary Ann Odegaard, is quoted. Read More

Lagniappe Academies: Isolated case or sign of widespread problems in education special-needs students?

New oreleans advocate, March 09, 2015
Susan Richmond, the owner of Inklings Bookshop, has a sense of humor and she's not afraid to show it in the displays at her Yakima, Washington, store. A report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Read More

Women’s Center hosts fundraising gala downtown

DailyUW, March 08, 2015
More than 200 people donned fancy dress and left for the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Seattle on Saturday night in support of the UW Women’s Center. UW Bothell Office Assistant for the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences department, Simone Willynck, is quoted.Read More

Dr. Fredrika Smith of Puyallup District chosen as new super for Monroe school district

Edweek, March 08, 2015
(MONROE, WA.) -- Dr. Fredrika Smith will become the next Superintendent of Monroe Public Schools. She was hired late Thursday night as the next superintendent of Monroe Public Schools. Dr. Fredrika Smith is a lecturer at UW Bothell. Read More

Digital promise to create network of education innovation clusters

Edweek, March 07, 2015
Education innovation clusters are emerging or growing in cities and regions around the world, and Digital Promise announced Friday that it is designing a network that will share lessons learned in these hubs with schools in the United States and abroad. Practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Steven Hodas, is mentioned.Read More

‘Who We Be’: Jeff Chang challenges current racial paradigm

IExaminer, March 06, 2015
Jeff Chang is a cultural critic whose lively writings explore the intersections of politics, art, and music. His first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: a History of the Hip Hop Generation (2005), received the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. Chang masterfully tells the socio-political history of hip hop from the inside out: a generation whose words, rhythms and style captured youth imagination and yearning for a just world. Chang will be speaking about his book at UW Bothell on March 10th.Read More

Opinion: Georgia school districts ought to take opportunity now to fix schools or risk state takeover

Get schooled, March 06, 2015
Jordan Posamentier is deputy policy director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell. Posamentier works with more than 45 cities pursuing a portfolio strategy for managing their schools systems.Read More

New community radio stations about to hit airwaves

King5, March 05, 2015
SEATTLE -- More than a dozen new community radio stations are about to begin broadcasting throughout Seattle and the Puget Sound region. UW Bothell’s UWave Radio is on the list of new low-power FM stations.Read More

Print your own prosthetic: 3-D printing lends a hand to affordable adaptive equipment (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Oregon Live, March 05, 2015
The original creator of the 3-D printed prosthetic hand was UW Bothell’s 3D Printing Project Manager, Ivan Owen.Read More

New college guide puts UW Bothell in the top 20 for Western Schools

Bothell Reporter, March 05, 2015
Washington Monthly’s “The Other College Guide: A Road Map to the Right School for You” ranks UW Bothell No. 13 on its Best Bang for Your Buck (Western Schools) list.Read More

UW tops new list of best western universities

Seattle Times, March 04, 2015
Washington Monthly, a liberal-leaning policy magazine based in Washington, D.C., has long been a critic of U.S. News & World Report’s take on the top colleges in the nation and has periodically published its own list of best colleges. UW Bothell is mentioned for being 13th on the “best bang” list.Read More

UW Bothell lecturer wins Fulbright Award

Bothell Reporter, March 04, 2015
Greg Tuke, a lecturer in UW Bothell’s First Year and Pre-Major program, has been awarded a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to India. Beginning September 2015, he will spend nine months working with the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, teaching and conducting faculty trainings on using online tools to embed international collaboration projects into local courses.Read More

Diversity symposium celebrates progress, plans for the future

Washington Edu, March 04, 2015
For the last five years, academic and administrative units from the three University of Washington campuses have been using a document called the Diversity Blueprint as a planning tool to implement strategies to enhance diversity across the entire university. UW Bothell’s Director of Diversity, Terryl Ross, is mentioned.Read More

Living with the scars of slavery

Socialist Worker, March 04, 2015
Students at the three University of Washington (UW) campuses--Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell--organized a walkout on February 25 to protest the lack of diversity at UW. At the Seattle campus alone, more than 1,000 students, staff, faculty and community members marched and rallied for three-and-a-half hours. Members of Outside Agitators 206 (OA206), a Black Lives Matter group in Seattle, as well as students from various departments and campus organizations, organized the day's actions.Read More

Good K-12 school governance requires clarity

Ed week, March 03, 2015
Charter schools were created to provide a space for school leaders to innovate and adapt to the needs and strengths of the children they serve. It is clear now, more than two decades after the first charter school opened its doors, that chartering is a great first step, but not enough. Article co-authored by Paul T. Hill, Center of Reinventing Public Education founder.Read More

UW Bothell presents Icons of Retail Award to Brotman brothers

Bothell Reporter, March 03, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell presented its third annual Icons of Retail Award to brothers Jeff Brotman, co-founder of Costco, and Michel Brotman, long-time Seattle retailer, in an award ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on March 2.Read More

3 finalists for Monroe schools chief to meet with public

Herald Net, March 03, 2015
MONROE — Finalists for the Monroe School District superintendent are to visit schools and answer questions at three public forums this week. UW Bothell lecturer, Fredrika Smith, is one of the finalists.Read More

UW Bothell Students call for diversity center with walkout

NW News, March 03, 2015
At 11:30 p.m. last Wednesday, about 200 students walked out of their classes at the University of Washington Bothell and gathered in the plaza. The goal of the walkout was to bring attention to the need for a Diversity Center on campus. Read More

Hired at Microsoft, senior reflects on study abroad in Spain

Washington Edu, March 02, 2015
Months before receiving her diploma, UW Bothell student Eleanor Wort has already secured a position with one of the region’s top employers. In July, she will be utilizing her bachelor of arts in Applied Computing degree as one of Microsoft’s newest associate consultants. Eleanor Wort is a student at UW Bothell.Read More

U of Washington walks out for diversity

Socialist Worker, March 02, 2015
STUDENT ACTIVISTS led walkouts at several University of Washington (UW) campuses on February 25, mobilizing staff, faculty and community supporters as well as students to address the issue of diversity. UW Bothell was one of the three campuses that participated in the walkout.Read More


February


Separating fact from fiction in 21 claims about charter schools

Washington Post, February 28, 2015
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a report last year titled “Separating Fact & Fiction: What You Need to Know About Charter Schools,” which takes 21 statements that it calls “myths” about charters and attempts to debunk them, one by one. A study completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Read More

UW Bothell campus hosts protests for student diversity center

Bothell Reporter, February 27, 2015
Students at the University of Washington Bothell campus staged a walk-out from classes to protest the lack of a diversity center on campus on Feb. 25.Read More

UW Bothell students protest lack of diversity center

Bothell Reporter, February 26, 2015
University of Washington Bothell students braved the rain in order to rally and protest against the school's lack of a diversity center.Read More

The Morning News: Students declare “State of Emergency” over race relations at University of Washington

The Stranger, February 26, 2015
Students on Three UW Campuses Demand Changes for Minority Students: "Hundreds of students walked out of class for protests Wednesday afternoon," KIRO reports. UW Bothell was one of the three campuses that participated in the walkout.Read More

Student activist explains UW Bothell walkout, protest

Kiro Radio, February 25, 2015
Alejandra Perez is a student activist, Latino Student Union, helped organize a walkout and protest at UW-Bothell over a lack of a Diversity Hall. She makes the case! Read More

NSF Day at the University of Washington Bothell

NSF, February 25, 2015
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Washington Bothell are pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming NSF Day to be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the UW Bothell campus. Read More

‘Black Lives Matter’ UW walkout draws hundreds

Seattle Global list, February 25, 2015
At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, sirens screamed from a megaphone — the call had come. UW Bothell was one of the three campuses that participated in the walkout. Read More

Hundreds of students walk out for protests

Chron, February 25, 2015
Hundreds of students have walked out of class for protests Wednesday afternoon. The student-activists have declared a state of emergency at the University of Washington in relation to minority students. UW Bothell students participated in the protests. Read More

Saint Martin’s University debate finished second at prestigious tournament

Thurston Talk, February 19, 2015
Saint Martin’s Debate turned in an impressive performance this past weekend at a parliamentary debate tournament at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. The University of Washington Bothell’s debate team was listed as one of the most prestigious programs at the competition. Read More

Jacques: Get ready for a new school’s vision in Detroit

Detroit News, February 19, 2015
Think of it as a one-two punch. Now that the state has tackled the city of Detroit’s finances, it’s turning to the next glaring problem on the list: Detroit schools. The Center on Reinventing Public Education put together a concept that will be used as a portfolio model for schools. Read More

Poor Elijah’s Almanack: Things as they’re becoming

Register Citizen, February 17, 2015
Like all education reformers before them, Common Core advocates assure us their grand design will rescue American public education. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned for a report they released last month on the outdated procurement process for ed-tech. Read More

How HONY can help public schools

Columbia Spectator, February 15, 2015
When Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the popular blog “Humans of New York,” began a series of stories featuring the underprivileged but motivated students and faculty of Mott Bridges Hall Academy in Brooklyn, my inner cynic reassured me that this was just another phase in HONY’s endless cycle of saccharine narratives. A report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Common enrollment: Lessons for Detroit

Freep, February 15, 2015
When preparing to move to Washington, D.C., in 2012, Erika and Lamont Harrell spent so much time applying to charter schools that it felt like a full-time job. A recent study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

St. Louis’s education startup scene gains traction

Scan News, February 12, 2015
Like all education reformers before them, Common Core advocates assure us their grand design will rescue American public education. A study completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education compared ten states’ expenditures on assessment and intervention.Read More

UW community responds to chapel hill shooting

Daily UW, February 12, 2015
Students gathered in Red Square on Thursday to mourn the lives of three Muslim students who were shot and killed near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Tuesday morning. UW Bothell students, Hedaya Saadi and Isra Ayesh attended the event and are mentioned in the article.Read More

LPFM Watch: Seattle LPFMs Celebrate World Radio Day, Rice University Granted LPFM and More News

Radio Survivor, February 12, 2015
Tomorrow is World Radio Day and in honor of that, the Seattle Public Library is hosting a celebratory event and live broadcast for all of the groups that have new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits in the Seattle area (see a recent feature in CityArts to learn about many of them). UW Bothell UWave is a broadcasting this event.Read More

Huskies on the Hill

Daily UW, February 08, 2015
Students from a wide variety of disciplines left for Olympia on Friday to lobby for pertinent issues concerning higher education in Washington State, including state funding, cost of tuition, and transportation. UW Bothell ASUWB president, James Anderson, is quoted.Read More

College radio watch: Student media advocates decry restrictions on student sports broadcasts; LPFM news, and more

Radio Survivor, February 06, 2015
This week, College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) and the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) issued a joint statement about athletic department prohibitions on the broadcast of sports programming by student media outlets. UW Bothell’s radio station, UWave, is mentioned.Read More

University of Washington Bothell building first dormitory

Komo news, February 05, 2015
BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) - The University of Washington Bothell plans to start construction in 2017 on a 500-student dormitoryRead More

Celebrate black history month

Washington.edu, February 04, 2015
As part of the United States Bicentennial in 1976, the federal government officially recognized February as Black History Month. President Gerald Ford urged Americans to use the time as an “opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” UW Bothell is mentioned for hosting activist Kevin Powell and a Black History Movie Night.Read More

New year brings new partners, new investors, and new services to civitas learning

Virtual Strategy, February 03, 2015
With forward momentum, Civitas Learning closed 2014 proving strong demand for its product and services by more than tripling its partner base, adding $16 million in investor funding, and expanding its business model to include strategic services and consulting. UW Bothell has joined Civitas’ Learning partner base.Read More

Michael Young leaving UW faculty are surprised but not necessarily heartbroken

Seattle Weekly, February 03, 2015
Less than four years ago, when Michael Young was preparing to come to Seattle as the new University of Washington president, he told me: “I’m hardly capable of discretion, much less secrecy.” It turns out, he is. UW Bothell professor, Dan Jacoby, is quoted.Read More

Briefs: UW Bothell adds new assistant vice chancellor

Herald Net, February 02, 2015
Beth Beam has been selected as the new assistant vice chancellor for organizational effectiveness and HR management at the University of Washington Bothell. In this newly created position, Beam will provide strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of human resources programs. The position will also provide leadership, transparency and coordination of improvement efforts in academic and administrative units.Read More


January


Advice from one who’s never been in a public school classroom

The College Fix, January 31, 2015
Sarah Yatsko of the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education says schools have it all wrong when it comes to meting out suspensions and expulsions.Read More

Real estate, education cross paths as Chinese enrollment at UW jumps 856 percent in 10 years

Biz Journals, January 30, 2015
One of the main reasons Chinese nationals are buying up more and more real estate in the Puget Sound area is because they want to provide housing for their children who attend schools here. UW spokesman mentioned the UW Bothell may also have Chinese students.Read More

Undocumented students share stories, start dialogue

Radio Survivor, January 30, 2015
On Thursday night local students spoke, some with shaky voices, about their experiences as undocumented immigrants in the United States. UW Bothell students and alumni spoke at the event, which was sponsored by the Washington Dream Act Coalition and Teach for America.Read More

College radio watch: KZSU day of noise, uncertain fate of radio free kokomo, east Texas LPFM and more news

Radio Survivor, January 30, 2015
This week we covered quite a bit of college radio news, including word that Indiana University Kokomo may be shuttering its streaming (and soon to be LPFM) college radio station Radio Free Kokomo. We hope to have more updates about the situation there soon, but in the meantime, the station is asking for letters of support to be sent to the school’s administration. The author mentioned UW Bothell’s streaming college radio station, UWave Radio.Read More

Woodring diversity teach-in highlights educational racism

Western frontline,January 30, 2015
Miller Hall’s collaborative space was packed shoulder to shoulder with Western Washington University teaching students for a presentation by Dr. Wayne Au on the state of diversity in education in America. Dr. Au gave a presentation at UW Bothell, focusing on how education reform has impacted low-income families and minority students.Read More

Beam to lead human resources at UW Bothell

Bothell Reporter,January 29, 2015
Beth Beam has been selected as the new assistant vice chancellor for organizational effectiveness and human resources management at the University of Washington Bothell. In this newly created position, Beam will provide strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of human resources programs. The position will also provide leadership, transparency and coordination of improvement efforts in academic and administrative units.Read More

University of Washington sponsors Guinness world record attempt on national have fun at work day

andhranews.net, komonews.com,marketwired.com,January 28, 2015
As part of the University of Washington's commitment to its 42,000 faculty and staff, the Whole U employee engagement and wellness program will host the World's Largest Umbrella Dance. At 12:00 p.m. today, National Have Fun at Work Day, approximately 2,000 UW faculty, staff and student employees will convene inside Husky Stadium in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Umbrella Dance. UW Bothell also took part in the umbrella dance.Read More

Senate ed. panel unlikely to require teacher evaluations in NCLB overhaul

Edu week, January 27, 2015
Although members of the Senate education committee agreed at a hearing Tuesday that teacher evaluations are essential for a thriving public education system, it's unlikely that the forthcoming reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act will include specific requirements. Dan Goldhaber, Director of the Center for Education Data and Research at UW Bothell, is mentioned.Read More

Visiting University of Washington, Bothell’s college radio station – and soon to be LPFM – UWave

Seattle Times, January 26, 2015
During my trip to Seattle in October, 2014 for the College Broadcasters Inc. conference, the third station that I visited was UWave at University of Washington, Bothell. Currently an online-only station, UWave is also the holder of a construction permit to build a new low power FM college radio station.Read More

Guest: Debunking school discipline myths

Seattle Times, January 26, 2015
Common misconceptions about why students are punished hinder educators and officials from developing better strategies toward discipline, writes guest author Sarah Yatsko. The author of this article works for the Center for Reinventing Public Education. Read More

Kentucky Education Commissioner to testify before Congress about supporting teachers

Kyforward, January 26, 2015
You know the past isn’t past when you’re invited to a teach-in and the calendar says 2015, not 1965. The teach-in I’m talking about happened Friday at the University of Washington and it was partly about history that is still shaping lives. It was also about changing deeply rooted, damaging scripts. UW Bothell Assistant Professor, Dan Berger, is quoted. Read More

UW teach-in echoes past truths about racial bias

Seattle Times, January 25, 2015
You know the past isn’t past when you’re invited to a teach-in and the calendar says 2015, not 1965. The teach-in I’m talking about happened Friday at the University of Washington and it was partly about history that is still shaping lives. It was also about changing deeply rooted, damaging scripts. UW Bothell Assistant Professor, Dan Berger, is quoted. Read More

M-P, MG grads part of racially charged 'Yellow Face' at UW campus

Marysvilledglobe, January 23, 2015
MARYSVILLE – Two University of Washington students who went to different high schools in Marysville are part of a socially charged production on the Seattle campus the next two weeks called "Yellow Face." One of the actors was once a UW Bothell student. Read More

What is Eric Holder's Civil Rights legacy? His achievements aren't well known, experts say

IBittimes, January 22, 2015
Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. The names of unarmed black men killed by police in recent years are etched in the consciousness of people in the U.S. who might have believed that Eric Holder, the first ever African-American attorney general hired by the nation’s first black president, would affect sweeping changes in the ways minorities are treated by the American justice system. UW Bothell assistant professor, Dan Berger, is quoted. Read More

All Colorado families need greater access to charter schools

Denver post, January 22, 2015
Public schools are not "one-size-fits-all," and there is no one school that is right for every child. Due to this reality, alternative school models such as charter schools are positively reshaping the public school landscape in Colorado. A study done by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Parents Confront Obstacles as School Choice Expands

Eduweek, January 21, 2015
In New Orleans, Denver, and the District of Columbia, it's the season when families must choose schools for next fall. But in those cities and others where traditional school boundaries are fluid and more charters and tuition-voucher programs have entered the mix of K-12 options, selecting a school is an increasingly complex endeavor. A survey on the Center of Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

UW receives record number of freshman applications for 2015

Washington.edu, January 21, 2015
A record 36,528 freshman applications – an increase of 5,000, or 16 percent, over last year – were submitted to the University of Washington for the 2015 academic year, according to figures released by the UW’s admissions office. Increases occurred among all categories: 12 percent from Washington residents, 19 percent from other parts of the U.S., and 18 percent from international applicants. Approximately two-thirds of available slots in the freshman class are reserved for state residents. UW Bothell is mentioned. Read More

Why is UW Tacoma’s graduation rate low?

Seattle Times, January 21, 2015
During a University of Washington Board of Regents meeting this month, regent Joanne Harrell raised questions about UW Tacoma’s low graduation rates, one of the lowest among public four-year schools in the state. UW Bothell is mentioned for having a 64 percent six-year graduation rate. Read More

New York City school superintendents expected to gain authority over principals

NY Times, January 21, 2015
Carmen Fariña, the New York City schools chancellor, is expected to announce changes on Thursday that will restore a centralized hierarchy to the city’s schools, largely dispensing with one of the core management philosophies of the previous administration. UW Bothell professor and the founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Paul Hill, is mentioned. Read More

Will Louisiana charter schools have to start providing transportation?

Eduweek, January 20, 2015
Louisiana charter schools might have to start providing the same transportation services to students as traditional district schools do, according to The Advocate, the daily newspaper in Baton Rouge. A survey by the Center on Reinventing Public Education showed that 26 percent of parents were concerned about transportation. Read More

Report finds Denver’s ‘SchoolChoice’ system improves enrollment, more focus needed on performance

Watch Dog, January 20, 2015
Denver has made the process of choosing a school easier and more satisfying for many families. But a local advocacy group says the district needs to offer more quality schools for students to access. Center for Reinventing Public Education’s research director, Betheny Gross, is quoted. Read More

National school choice week inspires webinar on strategies for family engagement

Virtual Strategy, January 20, 2015
National School Choice Week has inspired an open panel discussion webinar featuring notable education industry representatives who are set to discuss strategies for engaging families in school choice by reviewing existing systems and infrastructures to improve America’s education nationwide. Research Analyst Ashley Jochim, from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is mentioned. Read More

In New Orleans, new trend hints at why charter schools banding together, becoming less independent

New Orleans Advocate, January 19, 2015
Something is happening to the independent charter schools that have taken over public education in New Orleans — they’re becoming a little less independent. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Women of color for systemic change leads the way for Seattle protestors

Seattle Globallist, January 19, 2015
For every Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Rodney King injustice, a new wave of activists seems to come out of the woodwork. Students from UW Bothell took part in a police accountability protest. Read More

UW, WSU explore new degree programs for the Eastside

Seattle Times, January 18, 2015
Washington’s two research universities are each exploring partnerships that could bring very different programs to the Eastside one that could make it easy to earn a bachelor’s degree in a community college, and another that would offer a master’s degree to students wrestling with major societal issues. UW Bothell is mentioned for being a branch off of the UW Seattle campus. Read More

Rep. DelBene to plant trees at Kirkland’s Everest Park as part of MLK Day of Service

Yahoo, January 17, 2015
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene will celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday by volunteering at multiple events across the district. DelBene will be working with UW Bothell students pulling weeds and planting trees on campus. Read More

Thousands of University of Washington Faculty, Staff and Student Employees Will "Shake It Off" During Guinness World Record Breaking Attempt

Yahoo, January 14, 2015
What: 2,000 University of Washington faculty and staff will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Umbrella Dance choreographed to Taylor Swift's hit "Shake it Off." The event is part of the UW's Whole U employee engagement and wellness program. Additional events will take place at UW Bothell. Read More

New book erases the boundary between poetry and nonfiction

Huffington Post, January 12, 2015
Poets Amaranth Borsuk and Andy Fitch recently released a fantastic collaborative book entitled As We Know. Published by Subito Press and distributed by Small Press Distribution, As We Know is a masterpiece of cross-genre exploration by two artists at the top of their game -- and already well-known for challenging generic boundaries. Amaranth Borsuk is an Assistant Professor at UW Bothell. Read More

Black and hispanic students are making meaningful gains, but it’s hard to tell

Five Thirty Eight, January 12, 2015
Dean of UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Dean Elaine Scott.The Dean of UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Elaine Scott, was recently named a recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM) at the University of California, Davis. Read More

Standardized tests: Asian parents need to be a part of the solution

I examiner January 10, 2015
A study by the Pew Research Center found that about 430,000 Asians, or 36 percent of all immigrants, moved to the United States in 2010 becoming the fastest-growing racial group in America. There are currently more than 17.3 million Asian Americans living in the United States, according to tolerance.org, and it is estimated that the population will reach 41 million by 2050. UW Bothell Professor, Natasha Merchant, is quoted. Read More

UW Bothell school of STEM dean receives prestigious engineering award

Bothell Reporter, January 09, 2015
Dean of UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Dean Elaine Scott.The Dean of UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Elaine Scott, was recently named a recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM) at the University of California, Davis. Read More

2014: The year that college radio embraced low power FM

Radio Survivor, January 09, 2015
As I reflect back on 2014, the big college radio story for me is low power FM (LPFM). By my count, 64 colleges and universities were granted new LPFM construction permits in 2014. This is incredible to see, as it is yet another sign that terrestrial radio is still relevant to young people. In addition to LPFM, 2014 also brought with it another wave of media attention for college radio as word broke that Georgia State University students were being removed from daytime FM broadcasts over college radio station WRAS-FM in Atlanta. UW Bothell’s radio station, UWAVE, is mentioned for working towards getting LPFM. Read More

Report: Most Denver families get first choice schools, but tension between proximity, school quality persists

Chalk Beat, January 08, 2015
More than a quarter of Denver families who send their students to Denver Public Schools used the district’s SchoolChoice system to choose a school in 2013, and most of those who participated were placed in their first choice school. Some of the findings came from a report done by the Center for Reinventing Public Education. Read More

Study: University of Washington generates $12.5 billion, nearly 80,000 jobs for the state

Washington.edu, January 08, 2015
The University of Washington generates $12.5 billion a year in economic activity and supports 79,331 direct and indirect jobs in the state of Washington, according to a new economic impact report released Thursday by an independent research firm. UW Bothell is mentioned for its economic impact. Read More

Denver families using school choice pick highest quality schools

Denver post, January 08, 2015
While Denver Public Schools has seen high rates of participation in the district’s school choice system, there are still gaps among who participates and where students request to go, according to a new report published by the nonprofit, A + Denver and written by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Some of the findings came from a report released by A+ Denver and the Center for Reinventing Public Education. Read More

New report details cumbersome procurement practices in big-city districts

Eduweek.org, January 07, 2015
District officials from big-city school systems offered blunt criticisms of a slow, cumbersome, and often anxiety-choked procurement process for buying educational technology, in a new report that argues that those obstacles can stymie innovation. Researchers from the center on Reinventing Public Education are mentioned. Read More

Ed-Tech Purchasing Bottlenecks and Bureaucracy Probed in Report

Eduweek.org, January 06, 2015
District officials from big-city school systems offered blunt criticisms of a slow, cumbersome, and often anxiety-choked procurement process for buying educational technology, in a new report that argues that those obstacles can stymie innovation. A report by the Center for Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

City of Kirkland offers park restoration volunteer events on MLK day

Kirkland Reporter, January 06, 2015
The Green Kirkland Partnership (GKP) is an active volunteer and non-profit alliance that is committed to restoring more than 400 acres of natural areas in the city of Kirkland. A University of Washington Bothell student will be leading one of the volunteering events. Read More

Seattle process: Does working together make us dumber?

Cross cut, January 05, 2015
Have you seen that great Demotivator poster? The one that shows a group of hands and reads: “Meetings. None of Us is as Dumb as All of Us.” UW Bothell lecturer, David Robison, is quoted. Read More