January - May 2011

May

Vote For Miss Redmond USA as Miss Photogenic in State Competition

Redmond Patch, May 26, 2011

Miss Redmond USA Cassy Searles will represent the city this fall at the Miss Washington USA competition and is currently up for "Miss Photogenic" in an online voting contest. Searles is a full-time student at the University of Washington-Bothell, where she is double majoring in business marketing and management.Vote For Miss Redmond USA as Miss Photogenic in State Competition

UW Bothell Commemorating Memorial Day This Week

Bothell Reporter, May 24, 2011

Members of the Student-Veterans Association at the University of Washington's Bothell campus will be marshaling their fellow collegians in a variety of activities this week to commemorate Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, May 30 this year.UW Bothell Commemorating Memorial Day This Week

School Officials, Charter Leaders at Odds Over Funding Disparity

The Baltimore Sun, May 22, 2011

Matt Hornbeck, principal of Hampstead Hill Academy, which converted to a charter in 2005, said he maintains the same reservations he had then about receiving an increased cash flow while public schools maintain their same levels. He said, however, that "pitting charters against traditional schools makes no sense." The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.School Officials, Charter Leaders at Odds Over Funding Disparity

Enfield Reverses Decision to Fire ingraham High Principal

The Seattle Times, May 18, 2011

One week after she notified the principal of Ingraham High School that she intended to fire him, Seattle Schools interim Superintendent Susan Enfield announced Tuesday that she will give him another year to prove he deserves to keep his job. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Enfield Reverses Decision to Fire ingraham High Principal

Ingraham High Affair Shows the District is Measuring the Wrong Things

The Daily, May 18, 2011

Interim Seattle Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield is getting kudos for reversing her firing of Ingraham High's popular principal Martin Floe. "It's a brave and wise leader who admits a mistake," writes the often fierce district critic Melissa Westbrook on the Save Seattle Schools blog. True enough. Yet, the episode also offers important lessons for the district. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Ingraham High Affair Shows the District is Measuring the Wrong Things

Are Adults Having Good Sexts?

ABC News, May 17, 2011

"I see sexting as part of the human tradition of erotically inspired, creative communication, and may simply include words or images with flirtatious innuendo," said Kari Lerum, sociology professor at the University of Washington, Bothell, who specializes in human sexuality.Are Adults Having Good Sexts?

Class Bias, Class Size and Online Learning

Huffington Post, May 17, 2011

It's not enough that school districts across the country are laying off teachers right and left and increasing class size to intolerable levels. It seems that the D.C. think tanks are absolutely dedicated towards further encouraging this trend and destroying any efforts to retain equitable class sizes in our public schools. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Class Bias, Class Size and Online Learning

Making Campus-Community Connections: UW-Bothell and Cascadia Officials Speak at Chamber Meeting

Bothell Reporter, May 12, 2011

Cascadia Community College President Eric Murray, pictured left, along with University of Washington, Bothell Chancellor Kenyon Chan discuss campus-community connections at Wednesday's Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce meeting.Making Campus-Community Connections: UW-Bothell and Cascadia Officials Speak at Chamber Meeting

Helpful Hints Wedding Planning Wins UW-Bothell Business Plan Competition

PNW Local News, May 12, 2011

The Business Development Center at the University of Washington, Bothell awarded more than $20,000 at the final round of its inaugural Business Plan Competition on May 6.Helpful Hints Wedding Planning Wins UW-Bothell Business Plan Competition

This Saturday’s UW-Bothell 5K Run to Benefit Student Scholarships

ScholarshipsBothell-Reporter, May 10, 2011

The University of Washington, Bothell will hold its 6th Annual 5K Run-Walk May 14. The event, hosted by the UW-Bothell Alumni Council, has generated more than $40,000 for student scholarships.This Saturday’s UW-Bothell 5K Run to Benefit Student Scholarships

Special Ed:Charter-School Champ Eva Moskowitz Makes a Play for Brownstone New York

Capital New York, May 12, 2011

Robin Lake, associate director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research center at the University of Washington, says a lot of networks have faced economy-of-scale challenges that few predicted. The chains have expanded only to discover that they have some of the same money-sapping bureaucratic issues that the public schools have. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Special Ed:Charter-School Champ Eva Moskowitz Makes a Play for Brownstone New York

Young Entrepreneurs to Compete at UW Bothell for $20,000

Snohomish County Business Journal, May 4, 2011

BOTHELL – The Business Development Center at the University of Washington Bothell will host the final round of its inaugural Business Plan Competition on Friday. Twenty-eight student teams submitted comprehensive business plans at the beginning of the competition. Following several rounds of judging, the field has been whittled down to four teams whose business plans range from women's apparel and wedding planning to graphic design and mobile real-estate applications.Young Entrepreneurs to Compete at UW Bothell for $20,000

Osama Bin Laden’s Death: Sen. Murray, Rep. Inslee, UW-Bothell and Cascadia Community College Students’ Reactions

Bothell-Reporter, May 2, 2011

President Barack Obama noted that, "We can all agree this is a good day for America," yesterday at the White House during a Medal of Honor ceremony as he addressed the killing of Osama bin Laden.Osama Bin Laden’s Death: Sen. Murray, Rep. Inslee, UW-Bothell and Cascadia Community College Students’ Reactions

April

Bastyr, UW-Bothell Announce Keynote Commencement Speakers

Bothell Komo, April 29, 2011

Bastyr University and the University of Washington-Bothell have announced their keynote speakers for their 2011 commencements. Bastyr, UW-Bothell Announce Keynote Commencement Speakers

Spring Garden Fair Saturday

Woodinville Patch, April 29, 2011

The 18th Annual Spring Garden Fair is Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way NE. Spring Garden Fair Saturday

College, Institute to Test Business Students

Snohomish County Business Journal, April 28, 2011

BOTHELL — The Business Development Center at the University of Washington Bothell has developed a partnership with the Founder Institute, an organization created to help entrepreneurs launch technology companies. College, Institute to Test Business Students

Spring Garden Fair Set for Saturday at UWB/CCC

Bothell Komo, April 28, 2011

The campus of UW-Bothell/Cascadia Community College will be busy on Saturday as the 2011 Spring Garden Fair takes place. Spring Garden Fair Set for Saturday at UWB/CCC

DC Charter Schools Look for Leaders, Say Supply of Talent is Not Keeping Up with Demand

The Washington Post, April 25, 2011

WASHINGTON — Charter school officials in the District of Columbia and elsewhere say it’s getting harder to find good leaders for their schools. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. DC Charter Schools Look for Leaders, Say Supply of Talent is Not Keeping Up with Demand

DC Charter Schools Look for High-Quality Leaders

Beaumont Enterprise, April 25, 2011

The Washington Post reports that the supply of talented leaders is not keeping up with demand, at a time when 400 new charters are opening annually across the country. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. DC Charter Schools Look for High-Quality Leaders

Author Greg Mortenson Could Lose Honorary UW Bothell Degree

Herald Net, April 22, 2011

BOTHELL -- Author Greg Mortenson could be stripped of an honorary degree he received in June 2008 from the University of Washington's Bothell campus. Author Greg Mortenson Could Lose Honorary UW Bothell Degree

Stripped of Honorary Degree?

MSNBC, April 22, 2011

LOCAL NEWS — BOTHELL -- Author Greg Mortenson could be stripped of an honorary degree he received in June 2008 from the University of Washington's Bothell campus. Stripped of Honorary Degree?

Earth Day 2011: Recycling Education, Wetland Restoration are Among Activities at UW-Bothell/Cascadia Event

Bothell Reporter, April 22, 2011

City of Bothell Recycling and Public Services Projects Administrator Sabrina Combs and Joanna Mead comb a representative pile of trash generated by the University of Washington, Bothell/Cascadia Community College campus as part of a project aimed to educate the public about recycling. Earth Day 2011: Recycling Education, Wetland Restoration are Among Activities at UW-Bothell/Cascadia Event

UW-Bothell Announces Legacy Award Winners

Bothell Reporter, April 21, 2011

The University of Washington, Bothell honored Dick and Virginia Chappelle, Maryel Duzan, Max Gellert, Rod Proctor and Lynn Ries as the recipients of the 2011 UW Bothell Legacy Award. UW-Bothell Announces Legacy Award Winners

Better Teachers: More Questions Than Answers

Yahoo News, April 21, 2011

Teacher effectiveness matters more to student learning than anything else schools do, and there are substantial differences between teachers. Those two points often get lost in the din about teachers unions or tenure. Underneath all that noise, however, researchers are quietly looking at teacher quality. Two new studies that didn't get a lot of attention challenge beliefs of reformers, teachers unions, and reform critics. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Better Teachers: More Questions Than Answers

Career fair at UW-Bothell Wednesday & Thursday; Open to All

Bothell Komo, April 17, 2011

Anyone thinking about careers or are looking for a job will want to head to UW-Bothell this week Career fair at UW-Bothell Wednesday & Thursday; Open to All 

A Better Charter School Debate: We Need to Figure Out How to Expand the Best Models

NY Daily News, April 14, 2011

Charter schools are a hot topic in many states this spring. But as New York City knows well, the debate quickly falls into a predictable rut, with partisans wrangling over the virtues and vices of charters themselves. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. A Better Charter School Debate: We Need to Figure Out How to Expand the Best Models

Seniority-Based Layoffs Are Not the Way to Go

The Oarsman, April 12, 2011

American teacher unions are frequently seen as obstacles to reform, and rightly so.  Nowhere is that truer than in the seniority-based layoff system that has impacted Venice High hard in the past few weeks. It is outrageous that low-performing, ineffective teachers are allowed to keep their jobs based solely on seniority, while new, enthusiastic, highly effective teachers are left out in the cold when it comes time to cut the budget.  The United States is rapidly falling behind in education, and we cannot afford to protect low-achieving teachers. The Center for Education Data and Research is mentioned. Seniority-Based Layoffs Are Not the Way to Go

Bothell Joins Congress in Declaring 'Undergraduate Research Week'

Bothell Reporter, April 12, 2011

Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb signed a resolution declaring the week of April 11-17 to be “Undergraduate Research Week.”  The resolution, which was brought forth to the mayor’s office from the research office at the University of Washington, Bothell, echoes a similar declaration passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Bothell Joins Congress in Declaring 'Undergraduate Research Week'

March

Study Finds High Dropout Rates for Black Males in KIPP Schools

Education Week, March 31, 2011

KIPP charter middle schools enroll a significantly higher proportion of African-American students than the local school districts they draw from, but 40 percent of the black males they enroll leave between grades 6 and 8, says a new nationwide study by researchers at Western Michigan University. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Study Finds High Dropout Rates for Black Males in KIPP Schools

“Value-Added” Teacher Evaluations: L.A. Unified Tackles a Tough Formula

Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2011

Los Angeles school district leaders are poised to plunge ahead with their own confidential 'value-added' ratings this spring, saying the approach is far more objective and accurate than any other evaluation tool available, despite its complexity. “Value-Added” Teacher Evaluations: L.A. Unified Tackles a Tough Formula

Snohomish Biotech Refugee Opens Woodworking Center

Snohomish Biotech Refugee Opens Woodworking Center, March 28, 2011

In 2007, Derrick Burke was a biotech worker who produced investigative drugs for clinical trials, a great job he likens to "ultra high-tech beer manufacturing. Snohomish Biotech Refugee Opens Woodworking Center

Editorial: Teacher Incentives Should be Refocused

Spokesman, March 25, 2011

Four years ago, the Washington Legislature adopted what sounded like a smart reform: reward teachers who pursue an enhanced certification and give them a cash bonus to work at the most challenging schools. The idea sprung from a 2006 survey of teachers in which 46 percent of respondents said they would be “very willing” to switch schools if given incentives worth $10,000. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Editorial: Teacher Incentives Should be Refocused

7 Essentials for Education Reform

Huffington Post, March 25, 2011

Over the past five years, education reform has gained enormous traction. A new generation of reform-minded policy makers has taken up the cause of transforming state school systems to prepare students for a dramatically changing economy, urged on by state-level advocacy groups who are playing a crucial role in advancing reform state by state. Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.7 Essentials for Education Reform

The 100 Ideas initiative

The Snohomish Times, March 24, 2011

Mike Hope is starting to become known as a leader that has found a niche that includes drawing in other leaders and something that many fail at before, getting the both Democrats and Republicans to work with him.The 100 Ideas initiative

Univ. of Washington Researchers Question Bonuses for Board Certified Teacher

CB Online, March 24, 2011

As state lawmakers debate cutting $50 million in bonuses for national board certified teachers, researchers at the University of Washington released a brief Wednesday that concludes the incentive program is failing to meet key goals. Center of Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Univ. of Washington Researchers Question Bonuses for Board Certified Teacher

Lake Stevens Lawmaker Launches 100 Ideas Initiative

Harold Net, March 24, 2011

State Rep. Mike Hope launched a search Wednesday for a bunch of really good ideas from people on ways to make state government better. Later this year, the Lake Stevens Republican and a squad of advisers will pick the best 100 ideas they find, publish them in a book and urge state lawmakers to act on them in 2012.Lake Stevens Lawmaker Launches 100 Ideas Initiative

School Tech Program is Under Scrutiny

The Riverdale Press, March 23, 2011

E.L.L.I.S., a school for over-age, under-credited recent immigrants who are English language learners, iZone provided the materials for students to take online Advanced Placement courses in English and U.S. History. Principal Norma Vega said 12 of her students, who just completed their third year in the United States, are involved, though they probably won’t take the AP test.The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.School Tech Program is Under Scrutiny

In Hartford, Parents Don’t Always Pick Best Schools

wbur.org, March 23, 2011

Like many other school districts, Hartford, Conn., rewards schools that perform well and closes schools that perform badly. But Hartford is also a district that allows parents to choose their child's school. As the theory goes, parents should naturally choose the good schools over the bad ones — but as it turns out, they often don't.The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.In Hartford, Parents Don’t Always Pick Best Schools

UW Research Questions Board Certified Teacher Pay

MSNBC, March 23, 2011

Researchers at the University of Washington say state bonuses for nationally board certified teachers are not encouraging the most capable teachers to work in high-poverty schools. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.UW Research Questions Board Certified Teacher Pay

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Bonuses to National Board Certified Teachers Hasn’t Moved the Best Teachers to the Worst Schools

The News Tribune, March 23, 2011

That was the reason behind a second $5,000 bonus pushed by Gov. Chris Gregoire in 2007 – to use money to attract top teachers to struggling schools. It was on top of another $5,000 bonus to any Washington teacher who achieves the rigorous certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Bonuses to National Board Certified Teachers Hasn’t Moved the Best Teachers to the Worst Schools

Health Care Without Harm Announces Winner of Charlotte Brody Nursing Award

Green Buckeye RN, March 21, 2011

Washington, DC) Health Care Without Harm is pleased to announce Karen Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S, as the 2011 recipient of the Charlotte Brody Award. Karen Bowman is a native of Seattle and has been advocating for human and environmental health in the Pacific Northwest for over two decades. She has an Advanced Practice Degree in Community Health Systems with a special focus in Occupational and Environmental Health.Health Care Without Harm Announces Winner of Charlotte Brody Nursing Award

Local Schools Earn Achievement Awards

The Woodinville Weekly, March 21, 2011

Honors for overall excellence went to East Ridge, Kenmore, Sunrise, Wellington and Woodin, and both Woodin and Maywood Hills were recognized for closing the achievement gap. A total of 186 schools across the state received the awards for 2010. The program, which is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education, selects schools based on their statewide assessment data for the three previous years.Local Schools Earn Achievement Awards

College Planning Day at Big Bend

Columbia Basin Herald, March 21, 2011

Students can explore college options during College Planning Day Wednesday. Big Bend Community College is hosting the event that includes 16 colleges and universities from Washington.College Planning Day at Big Bend

Overlooked in Class: the Best Teachers

Cincinnati.com, March 20, 2011

Martha Setters' comment demonstrates two truths about great teachers. First, their ability to inspire kids can reduce your powers of speech to one-syllable comments. Second, despite the push to make teachers prove their worth on a test or evaluation form, students and parents can spot a great one a mile away.The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Overlooked in Class: the Best Teachers

Preview of March 23, 2011

Rotary Club of Seattle, March 19, 2011

We can only hope that many of the young people honored by this years Winner for Life Program will work as teachers and leaders in our public schools. Today, opportunities are not as good as they should be, and the ablest young people often decide they can contribute more in other lines of work. However in the future the young people we honor here today should be able to lead schools without waiting in line for others to retire, and make salaries that recognize what they contribute, not what degrees they have attained or how long they have been teaching. People with special skills like science and math should be able to move freely back and forth between K-12 education and other careers. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is Mentioned.Preview of March 23, 2011

“Trim the Fat from Your Business” at the March Membership Luncheon

Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce, March 18, 2011

Are you a business that is determined to make it, even in the face of tough economic times?  Come to this event and learn how the principles of lean are utilized to trim the fat from your business and ensure your ability to delight your customers and improve profitability.“Trim the Fat from Your Business” at the March Membership Luncheon

Experts Available on Many Aspects of Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis

Newswise, March, 18, 2011

The following University of Washington experts are available for reporters to contact in the wake of the massive Japan earthquake of March 11 and resulting tsunami. Dan Jaffe, professor of science and technology, University of Washington Bothell. He is an atmospheric chemist who was the first to document air pollution from Asia crossing the Pacific Ocean to the West Coast.Experts Available on Many Aspects of Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis

CRPE Report Casts Doubt on Using Teach for America Novices in Our Neediest Schools

Seattle Education 2010, March 17, 2011

The Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington, Bothell (soon moving to South Lake Union) issued a brief in May 2010, which I recently came across, that highlights the detrimental churn in teaching staff that Title I schools experience. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is Mentioned.CRPE Report Casts Doubt on Using Teach for America Novices in Our Neediest Schools

Stimulus Provided Jobs in Education, But Those Slots in Jeopardy as States Struggle

Juneau Empre, March 17, 2011

The economic-stimulus package Congress passed two years ago preserved hundreds of thousands of jobs in the nation’s public schools but, with the economy still sputtering, the future of many of those positions remains in jeopardy. In all, the nearly $100 billion shot-in-the-arm funded 367,524 education-related jobs during the 2009-10 school year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Stimulus Provided Jobs in Education, But Those Slots in Jeopardy as States Struggle

University of Washington, Bothell African American Student Union Holds Inspiring Gathering/ Around Town

Kenmore Reporter, March 16, 2011

The University of Washington, Bothell (UWB) hosted the first African American Student Union (AASU) breakfast last month at the college’s North Creek Event Center.University of Washington, Bothell African American Student Union Holds Inspiring Gathering/ Around Town

U.S. Seeing Run on Iodine Pills

The Columbus Dispatch, March 16, 2011

WASHINGTON - Major suppliers of pills that provide protection from radiation say they're out of stock due to panic buying, even though experts say that the Japanese nuclear catastrophe poses no health threat to Americans.U.S. Seeing Run on Iodine Pills

More Nuclear Radiation Monitors May be Place in Rural Alaska

Bellingham Herald, March 16, 2011

WASHINGTON — The state of Alaska is considering adding additional radiation monitors in rural areas as a precautionary measure as federal nuclear officials continue to monitor Japan's failing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.State and federal officials continued to emphasize that they did not expect harmful radiation from Japan to reach North America, including Alaska.More Nuclear Radiation Monitors May be Place in Rural Alaska

In Risk of Radiation, Numerous Variables

Philly.com, March 16, 2011

WASHINGTON - Concerns about radiation sickness in Japan are focused for now on the area about 20 miles around the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.In Risk of Radiation, Numerous Variables

Experts Say Problems at Japanese Reactors Unlikely to Affect Washington

Decals Fund Relief Efforts in Quake-Devastated Japan

Herald Net, March 16, 2011

Abbitt Wilkerson has walked on ground now ravaged by Japan's monster earthquake. Ever heard of drift cars?Decals Fund Relief Efforts in Quake-Devastated Japan

Experts Say Problems at Japanese Reactors Unlikely to Affect Washington

The Spokesman-Review, March 15, 2011

It’s possible that nuclear products released as a result of problems facing Japanese reactors will be detected in Washington, but highly unlikely that levels could affect human health on this side of the Pacific – even if the situation gets worse, experts say.Experts Say Problems at Japanese Reactors Unlikely to Affect Washington

Japan's Nuclear Crisis Prompts U.S. Run on Iodine Pills Despite No Threat

McClatchy, March 15, 2011

WASHINGTON — Major suppliers of pills that provide protection from radiation say they're out of stock due to panic buying, even though experts say that the Japanese nuclear catastrophe poses no health threat to Americans.Japan's Nuclear Crisis Prompts U.S. Run on Iodine Pills Despite No Threat

Can Japan's Radiation Catastrophe Reach U.S.? Experts Say it's Unlikely

Fox New Latino, March 15, 2011

Public health officials in the U.S. are trying to reassure residents that the potential release of radiation from Japan will pose no threat to the west coast.Can Japan's Radiation Catastrophe Reach U.S.? Experts Say it's Unlikely

No Radiation Danger to Northwest, Scientists Say

The News Tribune, March 15, 2011

As Japan’s nuclear plant crisis intensified after Friday’s 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, fears that radiation could cross the Pacific Ocean to the West Coast surfaced. Pierce County Emergency Management fielded calls from some worried residents. We asked two atmospheric scientists about the situation.No Radiation Danger to Northwest, Scientists Say

Distance From Japan is Good Safety Barrier Against Radiation for U.S., West Coast, Portland

Oregon Live.com, March 14, 2011

The latest explosion at one of the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Station -- believed to have damaged its containment structure -- is stirring worldwide fears of radioactive fallout. But U.S. health officials say the situation poses no significant health risk beyond the surrounding area in Japan, where at least 184,670 people have been evacuated.Distance From Japan is Good Safety Barrier Against Radiation for U.S., West Coast, Portland

Bussert Wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Achievement Award

American Library Association, March 14, 2011

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Leslie Bussert, head of instruction services at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College Library, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Achievement Award.Bussert Wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Achievement Award

America on Nuclear Alert: Could Fallout From Japan Explosion Reach U.S. West Coast?

Mail Online, March 14, 2011

Fears that America could be hit by the nuclear fallout from the Japan earthquake dramatically increased today after the reactor hit by the tsunami went into 'meltdown'.America on Nuclear Alert: Could Fallout From Japan Explosion Reach U.S. West Coast?

2nd Explosion at Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Could Radiation Reach Pacific Northwest?

Q13 Fox , March 13, 2011

Earthquake, tsunami and not one but two explosions at the Fukushima Daiishi nuclear power plant.The latest happened about 8pm PST, Sunday night.Company officials say seven people are missing and three people were injured.2nd Explosion at Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Could Radiation Reach Pacific Northwest?

Wash. Health Officials Monitoring Air for Radiation

King 5 News, March 13, 2011

OLYMPIA - Washington State Department of Health officials say they are conducting ongoing air monitoring for radiation to see if the nuclear plant incident in Japan has affected radiation levels in Washington. So far, they have found no elevated readings.Wash. Health Officials Monitoring Air for Radiation

Mesa Education Jobs in Jeopardy as Federal Funds End

AZ Central, March 10, 2011

The economic-stimulus package that Congress passed two years ago preserved hundreds of jobs in Mesa Public Schools, but with the state's economy still sputtering, the future of many of those positions remains in jeopardy. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Mesa Education Jobs in Jeopardy as Federal Funds End

Teacher Merit Pay Redux

Orlando Sentinel, March 9, 2011
Last year, Florida's Legislature attempted an extreme makeover of state education through Senate Bill 6. The bill would've rightly scrapped teacher tenure and revamped how teachers were evaluated and paid. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Teacher Merit Pay Redux

Volunteers Wage 'War' With Invasive Species Down by the River in Bothell

Bothell Reporter, March 8, 2011
On a recent sunny, warm, pre-spring Saturday, 30 volunteers from Bothell and the surrounding areas gathered at the base of the iconic bridge over the Sammamish River to the Park at Bothell Landing to remove invasive blackberries from the area between the Burke Gilman Trail and the river.Volunteers Wage 'War' With Invasive Species Down by the River in Bothell

Drastic Cuts, Tuition Increases Loom for Washington State Universities

World Socialist Web Site, March 8, 2011
Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire, a Democrat, in January proposed a 2011-2013 budget calling for more than $630 million in cuts to higher education. Every aspect of the university system will be affected, including tuition, enrollment, programs and staffing.Drastic Cuts, Tuition Increases Loom for Washington State Universities

UW-Bothell Introduces Everett Middle School Students to Higher Education, Wetlands

Bothell Reporter, March 7, 2011
The University of Washington, Bothell hosted 280 students from Everett’s Eisenhower Middle School March 3. The visit was part of an outreach program engineered to help middle-school students identify more closely with higher education.UW-Bothell Introduces Everett Middle School Students to Higher Education, Wetlands

Board Certification Makes Better Teachers – Isn’t that Enough?

The News Tribune, March 3, 2011
The timing couldn’t have been worse for those with slim hope of saving the state’s only means of rewarding its best teachers. An analysis of bonuses for teachers who have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards suggests the extra cash might not accomplish all that was envisioned. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Board Certification Makes Better Teachers – Isn’t that Enough?

Bothell Professor Launches Worldwide Game on Facebook

Herald Net, March 2, 2011
Bill Erdly, Ph.D. and University of Washington, Bothell associate professor and associate director of graduate studies, is the chief social architect for a new social media game launching on Facebook this spring.Bothell Professor Launches Worldwide Game on Facebook

Top of Their Class: Six Northshore Schools Earn Achievement Awards

Bothell Reporter, March 1, 2011
"We're thrilled because it recognizes the work of our staff... We don't take it for granted," said David Hoffman, principal of Maywood Hills Elementary School in Bothell.Top of Their Class: Six Northshore Schools Earn Achievement Awards

Branch Campuses to Offer Doctoral Programs if Legislation Passes

The Ledger, March 1, 2011
Washington's research university branch campuses were created in 1989 to increase opportunities for students to complete their baccalaureate and graduate-level studies. Currently, the University of Washington operates branch campuses in Bothell and Tacoma. Washington State University operates branches in Vancouver and the Tri-Cities. Branch Campuses to Offer Doctoral Programs if Legislation Passes

February

UW-Bothell’s Erdly is Set to Develop Interactive Game Odd Manor

Bothell Reporter, February 28, 2011
Redmond's KingX Studios has promoted Bill Erdly, Ph.D. and University of Washington, Bothell associate professor and associate director of graduate studies, to the position of chief social architect for a new social media game launching on Facebook this spring. UW-Bothell’s Erdly is Set to Develop Interactive Game Odd Manor

Few Big-Name Charter Operators Opt for Federal 'Restart' Grants

Education Week, February 25, 2011
Some of the nation’s largest and best-known charter-management organizations have not jumped at the opportunity to “restart” schools with federal economic-stimulus money, but a wide range of smaller charter operators, private for-profit companies, and nonprofit groups have filled the gap. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Few Big-Name Charter Operators Opt for Federal 'Restart' Grants

UW-Bothell Welcomes New Executives-in-Residence

Bothell Reporter, February 24, 2011
The University of Washington, Bothell introduced a new slate of eight business leaders who will be serving as executives-in-residence for 2011. UW-Bothell Welcomes New Executives-in-Residence

Charter Teachers, Fearful of Firings, Push to Unionize a Shaken School

Voice of San Diego, February 24,
2011Less than a year after a Barrio Logan charter school discarded its director and cut loose nearly all of its teachers with little warning, teachers in its system of schools are taking their first steps toward forming a union. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Charter Teachers, Fearful of Firings, Push to Unionize a Shaken School

KingX Studios Promotes Bill Erdly to Drive Technology Strategy for Social Media Game Launch

Sys-Con Media, February 24,2011
KingX Studios promoted Bill Erdly, Ph.D. to the position of Chief Social Architect (CSA) for a new social media game launching on Facebook in Spring 2011.
KingX Studios Promotes Bill Erdly to Drive Technology Strategy for Social Media Game Launch

Right Exploits Politics of Envy to Pit Workers Against Each Other

The News Tribune, February 24, 2011
In that state, as in so many others, working-class Americans in huge numbers have lost unionized industrial jobs. Former manufacturing workers in places such as Janesville are suffering the terrible results, living on poverty or minimum wages despite everyone in the family working. Right Exploits Politics of Envy to Pit Workers Against Each Other

Stimulus Saved Jobs in Nation's Schools

The Trib, February 21, 2011
2011The economic-stimulus package preserved hundreds of thousands of jobs in the nation’s public schools but, with the economy still sputtering, the future of many of those positions remains in jeopardy. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Stimulus Saved Jobs in Nation's Schools

Many Use Aid to Maintain, Not Add Staff

Statesman Journal, February 21, 2011
The economic-stimulus package that Congress passed two years ago preserved hundreds of thousands of jobs in the nation's public schools, but with the economy still sputtering, the future of many of those positions remains in jeopardy. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is Mentioned. Many Use Aid to Maintain, Not Add Staff

More Cuts to Trail Education Stimulus

Tulsa World, February 20, 2011
The economic stimulus package that Congress passed two years ago this week preserved hundreds of thousands of jobs in the nation's public schools, but the future of many of those positions remains in jeopardy. Nearly $100 billion was used to fund 367,524 education-related jobs during the 2009-10 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. More Cuts to Trail Education Stimulus

School Jobs are Still at Stake

Charlotte Observer, February 20, 2011
WASHINGTON The economic stimulus package that Congress passed two years ago preserved hundreds of thousands of jobs in the nation's public schools. But with the economy still sputtering, the future of many of those positions remains in jeopardy. In all, the nearly $100 billion shot in the arm funded 367,524 education-related jobs during the 2009-10 school year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The Center on Reinventing Public education is Mentioned. School Jobs are Still at Stake

UW-Bothell Names Hayes New Communications Officer

Bothell Reporter, February 09,
2011The University of Washington, Bothell has announced Bill D. Hayes as its new associate director of advancement communications. UW-Bothell Names Hayes New Communications Officer

Stimulus Funding Helped Save Education Jobs

The Baltimore Sun, February 17, 201
The economic-stimulus package that Congress passed two years ago preserved hundreds of thousands of jobs in the nation's public schools but, with the economy still sputtering, the future of many of those positions remains in jeopardy. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Stimulus Funding Helped Save Education Jobs

Want to Create More Startups? Do More to Corral Health Insurance Costs

Xconomy, February 17,2011
Starting a business has always been a risky financial undertaking. With the huge rise in health insurance costs over the last decade, I’m increasingly worried we have created an enormous new obstacle that discourages and slows down the growth trajectory of new businesses. Want to Create More Startups? Do More to Corral Health Insurance Costs

UW Wants to Double Online Enrollment

Seattle PI, February 15, 2011
The University of Washington may have a partial solution for waning state funding: More online classes. UW Wants to Double Online Enrollment

Education Jobs Saved Now Hang In The Balance Schools Hunker Down With Stimulus Money To Preserve Status Quo; Now Facing A 'Cliff'

Hartford Courant, February 15, 2011
The economic-stimulus package that Congress passed two years ago preserved hundreds of thousands of jobs in the nation's public schools but, with the economy still sputtering, the future of many of those positions remains in jeopardy. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Education Jobs Saved Now Hang In The Balance Schools Hunker Down With Stimulus Money To Preserve Status Quo; Now Facing A 'Cliff'

Lobbying the Legislators

The Daily, February 14, 2011
UW students could be heard all around the Capitol building on Friday afternoon as they barked against budget cuts.Lobbying the Legislators

Schools Brace for Halt in Funds

Centre Daily Times, February 14, 2011
The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news outlet, and the Education Writers Association partnered with 36 news outlets in 27 states to investigate the impact of nearly $100 billion in education stimulus funding.  The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Schools Brace for Halt in Funds

Seniority-Based Teacher Layoffs Hurt Schools, Students

The News Tribune, February 12, 2011
Here’s a multiple choice question for anyone concerned about the quality of Washington’s schools:With teacher layoffs almost guaranteed because of looming cuts in state funding to school districts, which teachers should be the ones to get pink slips? The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Seniority-Based Teacher Layoffs Hurt Schools, Students

UW Bothell Adds Science Requirement for Transfer Students

The Clipper, February 11, 2011
The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board has decided that the prerequisites students must meet when transferring from a community college to four-year university aren't stressful enough.UW Bothell Adds Science Requirement for Transfer Students

Using Bothell as an Example Expert says Smart Growth is Key to Community Economic Advancement

Bothell Reporter, February 10, 2011
“Freeways and airports were America’s life, but we need to shift from that.” That is how Peter Calthorpe, of Calthorpe Associates from Berkeley, Calif., led into his talk about “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change.”Using Bothell as an Example Expert says Smart Growth is Key to Community Economic Advancement

Base Layoffs on Teacher Effectiveness, Not on Seniority

The News Tribune, February 11, 2011
The recent economic crisis has forced the education community to revisit an issue it has largely been able ignore: How do we determine which teachers receive layoff notices when tight budgets call for reductions in staff?Base Layoffs on Teacher Effectiveness, Not on Seniority

Seniority a Poor Measure of Teacher's Effectiveness 

Tri-City Herald, February 10, 2011
If schools are forced to lay off teachers, the worst ones ought to go first.Basing firing decisions on seniority -- a process that teacher unions and others are fighting to retain -- cheats our children out of their best chance for success. The Center for Education Data and Research is mentioned.Seniority a Poor Measure of Teacher's Effectiveness

CU-Boulder researchers fault L.A. Times methods in analysis of California teachers

Boulder Daily Camera, February 8, 2011
University of Colorado researchers reported this week that there were potential weaknesses in methods the Los Angeles Times used last year to rate elementary school teachers for a series that stoked national debate in a key arena of education reform. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.
CU-Boulder researchers fault L.A. Times methods in analysis of California teachers

New Report Lifts Veil on One of City’s Most Ambitious Projects

Gotham Schools, February 8, 2011
Of all of New York City’s current reform efforts, its “Innovation Zone” is one of the most ambitious. The project — designed to cultivate experiments in personalized instruction, online learning, staffing and school time design — expanded from 10 schools last year to 81 schools this year. City officials want to bring the program to an additional 400 schools over the next three years, at a projected cost of $50 million. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.New Report Lifts Veil on One of City’s Most Ambitious Projects

Proposals on Teacher Layoffs Stiffly Resisted

The News Tribune, February 6, 2011
KENNEWICK -- Proposed legislation to change which teachers are laid off first in case of budget cuts has run into fierce opposition by groups representing just about anyone working in the school business. The Center for Education Data and Research is mentioned. Proposals on Teacher Layoffs Stiffly Resisted

Educational Apartheid

King 5, February 5, 2011
“…schools in poorer neighborhoods are of significantly less quality than other schools."  Watkins says "The racial division within American schools are nothing less than a blatant and consistent human rights violation and should certainly be treated as such." The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Educational Apartheid

Alumni Vote on Top Reasons to Love the UW

Blog Down to Washington, February 1, 2011
ast week, we asked UW Alumni Association staff and friends on Facebook to help us out with a membership project. We’re on the way to 60,000 members—a new record for our organization—and we’re focused on telling the stories of why alumni, friends and fans love the UW. UW Bothell is mentioned. Alumni Vote on Top Reasons to Love the UW

Public Education Devastated by Cuts from Recession

Larry Miller’s Blog, February 2, 2011
Officially, the Great Recession—the economic free-fall that shredded state and local budgets as the century’s first decade neared its close—ended about 18 months ago. The picture in the nation’s schools tells a very different story. States and school districts have seen their tax bases wither over the past two years, and the financial picture looks bleak for years to come. At least 46 states, plus the District of Columbia, struggled to close budget shortfalls heading into fiscal 2011, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a research organization in Washington. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Public Education Devastated by Cuts from Recession

Cascadia Community College/UW-Bothell Feb. 9 lecture: 'The Importance of Balancing Unity and Diversity in Our Schools and Communities'

Bothell Reporter, February 1, 2011
James A. Banks, an internationally-recognized specialist in social studies and multicultural education, will tackle a critical topic facing Americans today from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Cascadia Community College's Mobius Hall.Cascadia Community College/UW-Bothell Feb. 9 lecture: 'The Importance of Balancing Unity and Diversity in Our Schools and Communities'

January

WSU in Everett

MSNBC, January 30, 2011
LOCAL NEWS — OLYMPIA -- As Washington's colleges struggle to stave off the effects of deep cuts in state funding, one university president is forging ahead with a bold bid for expansion WSU in Everett

Lawmaker Wants to Spare Best Teachers From Layoffs

Seattle Times, January 28, 2011
The sponsor of a bill that would make teacher effectiveness the main determining factor during layoffs says the proposal is worth billions of dollars in school improvement. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.
Lawmaker Wants to Spare Best Teachers From Layoffs

Seniority Moment

The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2011
Many states and cities are facing teacher layoffs this year as they scramble to balance their budgets. The big debate now underway is whether those layoffs will hit the best teachers, or some of the worst. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Seniority Moment

Relax Seniority Rules for Hartford Schools

The Hartford Courant, February 1, 2011
Hartford has come a long way in providing high-quality schools for all students. Student achievement is on the rise: The graduation rate has increased from 29 percent in 2006 to 50 percent in 2010. There are more school options for families to choose from. The Center on Reinventing Public Education, a think tank that studies school districts, has designated the district as an exemplary model for districts nationwide. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.
Relax Seniority Rules for Hartford Schools

Need is Clear for Everett Engineering Campus

The Herald Net, January 31, 2011
We don't talk about manufacturing much in the media and anywhere else because — let's face it — factories can be boring and usually are.
But we'd better start talking more about it because manufacturing jobs pay well, and you can never have too many good-paying jobs. UW Bothell is mentioned.
Need is Clear for Everett Engineering Campus

UW Tacoma May Soon Offer Doctoral Degrees

The News Tribune, January 31, 2011
Under bills introduced in both houses of the state Legislature, branch campuses of the University of Washington and Washington State University would be able to offer doctorate programs. UW Tacoma officials say they are poised to start a program if the measure passes. UW Bothell is mentioned.
UW Tacoma May Soon Offer Doctoral Degrees

Everett, County Deserve More, WSU President Says

The Herald Net, January 30, 2011
OLYMPIA -- As Washington's colleges struggle to stave off the effects of deep cuts in state funding, one university president is forging ahead with a bold bid for expansion. UW Bothell is mentioned.Everett, County Deserve More, WSU President Says

Studen Lobby for Legislature

The Clipper, January 28,2011
A group of student lobbyists wants students to be represented on every board of trustees, have more access to internships and worry less about tuition increasing. UW Bothell is mentioned.Studen Lobby for Legislature

BC and UW-Bothell Join Forces in Welcoming Chinese Business Students

Northwest Aisian Weekly, January 27, 2011
This fall, students at Bellevue College will welcome Chinese students into their business program, as Bellevue College (BC) and the University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) campus begin their joint business degree pilot program.BC and UW-Bothell Join Forces in Welcoming Chinese Business Students

A Better Business Plan for Washington State’s Public Higher Education

The Seattle Times, January 25, 2011
THE poverty of ideas advanced by Washington state's Task Force on Higher Education Funding is matched only by the wealth of its corporate members. Among them: representatives from Microsoft, Boeing, Alaska Air and The Washington Biotech and Biomedical Association.
A Better Business Plan for Washington State’s Public Higher Education

Charter Schools: An Experiment With Mixed Results

Politics Daily, January 24, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS -- Principal Marcus Robinson strides down the hallway of Indianapolis' Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, past a wall that proclaims in huge letters "COLLEGE OR DIE." His maroon polo shirt and khakis match the uniforms of middle-schoolers standing in line for the bathroom, their noses buried in books. The Center for Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Charter Schools: An Experiment With Mixed Results

University of Washington, Bothell set for Career Week Jan. 24-28

Bothell Reporter, January 21, 2011
Career Week 2011, the University of Washington’s 12th annual career education and exploration extravaganza for students and alumni, will be held the week of Jan. 24-28.University of Washington, Bothell set for Career Week Jan. 24-28

Workforce Development News

Edmonds Beacon News, January 21, 2011
The Workforce Development Council of Snohomish County has posted a number of news briefs that may be of interest to persons involved in workforce training. Sue Ambler and Curtis Takahashi featured at UW Bothell Career Week .Workforce Development News

Name Changes Highlight Board of Regents Action Agenda

The Daily, January 21, 2011
Renaming was the name of the game at yesterday’s Board of Regents meeting, as UW’s leadership gave permission to change the name of various academic and athletic facilities at both the Seattle and Bothell campuses.Name Changes Highlight Board of Regents Action Agenda

‘Tiger Mother’ Book on Mothering Raises Media Storm

The Herald, January 19, 2011
If President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Hu Jintao run out of things to talk about at a lavish White House banquet planned for tonight, here’s a doozy of a topic: a new book by a self-described “Tiger Mother.” Professor Alison Lo is mentioned.
‘Tiger Mother’ Book on Mothering Raises Media Storm

University of Washington, Bothell to host Transfer Fair Jan. 28

Bothell Reporter, January 17, 2011
The University of Washington, Bothell will host a Transfer Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28.University of Washington, Bothell to host Transfer Fair Jan. 28

University of Washington, Bothell and Bellevue College to Jointly Enroll International Students

Bothell Reporter, January 17, 2011
A new type of educational partnership in the state of Washington will be launched Jan. 19, when the University of Washington, Bothell and Bellevue College sign a memorandum of understanding to establish a cooperative admissions process for international students studying business in the United States.University of Washington, Bothell and Bellevue College to Jointly Enroll International Students

UW Bothell/Cascadia Students’ Community Efforts Continue Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Bothell Reporter, January 17, 2011
On a cloudy Saturday morning when most people would be at home sleeping in, or getting ready to watch football playoff games, or complaining about the less-than-stellar weather, students from the University of Washington, Bothell and Cascadia Community College packed Mobius Hall, prepared to spend a day serving the community as a way of celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.UW Bothell/Cascadia Students’ Community Efforts Continue Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Agenda for Hartford In 2011

Hartford Courant, January 16, 2011
The most important project in Hartford — for what it is doing and how it is doing it — is taking place at a building most people in the region have never seen. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.Agenda for Hartford In 2011

Workforce Development News Briefs

Edmonds Beacon News, January 14, 2011
The Workforce Development Council of Snohomish County has posted a number of news briefs that may be of interest to persons involved in workforce training.Workforce Development News Briefs

UW-Bothell, Bellevue College to Combine Int’l Admission for Business Degrees

Bothell Komo, January 13, 2011
Bellevue College and the University of Washington-Bothell have agreed to combine their admissions process for international students studying business.UW-Bothell, Bellevue College to Combine Int’l Admission for Business Degrees

UW Bothell Partners with Bellevue College

Seattle PI, January 13, 2011
SEATTLE -- The University of Washington Bothell and Bellevue College are partnering to offer cooperative admissions for international business students.UW Bothell Partners with Bellevue College

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U.S Education Adjusts to New Economic Reality

Columbia Missourian, January 13, 2011
Officially, the economic free fall of the Great Recession ended about 18 months ago, but the picture in U.S. schools tells a very different story. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. U.S Education Adjusts to New Economic Reality

Hartford Schools Making Progress, National Researchers Say

Hartford Courant, January 11, 2011
Researchers from the University of Washington who have been studying the city's public schools released their findings on Tuesday, appearing to validate Superintendent Steven Adamowski's reform efforts while cautioning against a dip in progress. The Center on
Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Hartford Schools Making Progress, National Researchers Say

It’s Unclear Whether Slight Rise in Texas Class Size Would Hurt Learning

The Dallas Morning News, January 5, 2011
The room felt more college study hall than fourth-grade math class, save for the basket of plastic money and the boy counting on his fingers. The Center for Education Data and Research is mentioned. It’s Unclear Whether Slight Rise in Texas Class Size Would Hurt Learning

UW Study Shows Flaws in Seniority-Based Layoff System

The Daily, January 3, 2011
UW researchers Dan Goldhaber and Roddy Theobald recently published a study determining that Washington state teacher layoffs are currently unrelated to teacher effectiveness. The Center for Education Data and Research is mentioned. UW Study Shows Flaws in Seniority-Based Layoff System

Teachers to be Graded on Student Test Scores

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 1, 2011
Hoping to attract and keep top teachers in public schools, Georgia is changing the way educators are hired, paid and rated through a new evaluation system with far greater emphasis on student performance. The Center for Education Data and Research is mentioned. Teachers to be Graded on Student Test Scores

 

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