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January


Why does Seattle have such a large local chocolate industry?

kuow.org, January 25, 2016
First stop: Bartell Drugs on University Way. Kristy Leissle, who got her Ph.D studying chocolate, met me there. She teaches global studies at the University of Washington’s Bothell campus. Read More

Denver’s unified school enrollments may offer Boston a lesson

bostonglobe.com, January 25, 2016
DENVER — A few years ago, parents here faced a bewildering array of options when selecting their children’s schools. There were more than 60 enrollment systems within Denver Public Schools alone, and another set for the city’s charter schools, each with distinct timelines and applications. The city’s OneApp system brought parents better information for choosing schools and a greater equity of access, according to a study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. However, miscalculations that led to ad hoc solutions were also found. Read More

root9B Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS:RTNB) Looking To Breakout

insiderfinancial.com, January 21, 2016
root9B Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS:RTNB) is an exciting story in small caps. Based in Colorado Springs, CO, root9B is a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients. Root9B Technologies was awarded a three year contract to provide cybersecurity services with UW Bothell. Read More

UW Bothell neighbors oppose new dorm

kirotv.com, January 20, 2016
Jannelle Loewen thought her college days were far behind her. She picked her house in Bothell for its peace and quiet. Read More

Edmonds’ Carol Sanford receives Top Thought Leader Lifetime Achievement Award

myedmondsnews.com, January 19, 2016
Edmonds resident Carol Sanford, founder of the Responsible Entrepreneur Institute, and director of the Responsible Business Executive Education Program at the University of Washington Bothell, has earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World. Read More

Should State Education Commissioners make $1 Million a year?

blogs.edweek.org, January 19, 2016
Last week, I wrote about state education departments and the expected demands they'll face under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Under that new law, state departments, long dismissed as thinly staffed clearinghouses, will have significant new power to shape their state's education policies. That includes holding schools accountable for overall quality, coming up with ways to evaluate teachers, and improving student outcomes. A study published by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Executive master class with renowned management guru, Dr. Vijay Govindarajan, Harvard, USA

prnewswire.co, January 18, 2016
MYRA School of Business, Mysore in collaboration with Harvard Business Review Press has organized an exclusive event - Executive Master Class with Prof. Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor at Tuck at Dartmouth, USA, & Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School, USA on January 30th, 2016 at MYRA. MYRA's study abroad program partners include UW Bothell. Read More

Well-traveled Darrington High senior loves tight community

heraldnet.com, January 18, 2016
Alfred Mugho, 17, is a senior at Darrington High School. He moved to Darrington from Mombasa, Kenya, and is interested in science and technology. Mugho has applied to UW Bothell. Read More

UW to demolish 2 old dorms, build 5 new ones

seattletimes.com, January 18, 2016
Two 1960s-era dorms on the northeast side of the University of Washington’s Seattle campus have a date with a wrecking crew, and five new residence halls are planned to take their place. The UW Board Regents approved a proposal to begin design work on a 500-bed residence hall at the University of Washington Bothell. Read More

On the road again: Washington Supreme Court hears cases at UW Bothell

www.nwnews.com, January 18, 2016
On Thursday, Jan. 14 the nine justices of the Washington State Supreme Court traveled to University of Washington Bothell to meet with students and heard arguments on three cases, ranging from government liability to farm labor contracts. Read More

Don’t make farmers obtain a license to hire, Washington court urged

capitalpress.com, January 17, 2016
Every Washington farmer who leases land will need a state license to hire workers if the state Supreme Court affirms a federal judge’s position, an attorney warned the state Supreme Court on Thursday. The court heard the arguments at the UW Bothell campus. Read More

Dozens of Detroit schools close due to teacher protest

bonhamjournal.com, January 17, 2016
But the absences make it "more challenging" to reach a political solution with state lawmakers in the Capitol, he said. A study published by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene to volunteer in Kirkland, Bothell on MLK Day of Service

kirklandreporter.com, January 16, 2016
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene will celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday by volunteering at multiple events in the district. Congresswoman DelBene joined UW Bothell student volunteers in sorting and stocking clothing donations for Threads and Treads. Read More

Public hearing notice: Jan. 26, 2016

washington.edu, January 15, 2016
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at Noon on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Room 332 of the Husky Union Building (HUB), on the University of Washington Seattle campus. Satellite locations will be available on the UW Bothell campus in Room UW2-307, and on the UW Tacoma campus in Room WCG-110. Read More

Council looks at future of Bellevue College, housing

bellevuereporter.com, January 15, 2016
In an extended study session Monday night, the Bellevue City Council heard multiple reports from organizations updating their 2016 plans in the city. The college is also a major transfer institution, sending more than 700 students yearly to University of Washington’s main campus and Bothell campus. Read More

Neighborhood Schools Sacrosanct in Denver, but critical questions arise

inewsnetwork.org, January 14,2016
Over the years, the phrase "neighborhood schools" has become perhaps the most frequently uttered phrase in Denver school board elections. A study conducted by the Center for Reinventing Public Education shows that non-poor families and white families use DPS’ SchoolChoice system to find the best match for their children at “far higher rates” than low-income, minority families. Read More

USF monitors risks from hoverboards

wtsp.com, January 13, 2016
Hoverboards on college campuses is a hot issue right now and the University of South Florida has even considered banning them. But, at a meeting Wednesday officials decided not to take any action -- yet. A hoverboard caught fire on the University of Washington Bothell campus. Read More

L.A. board vote reveals charter politics

blogs.edweek.org, January 13, 2016
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District board unanimously passed a resolution that pushes back against an agressive charter school expansion plan from the Broad Foundation that was revealed last summer. No matter that the board knows full well that the plan itself is a dead letter and that a much revised version of Great Public Schools Now is in the works and likely to be revealed in the next two months. An unpublished paper by Paul Hill, the founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is referenced. Read More

Front Porch: Visit state parks for free Jan. 17-18

heraldnet.com, January 13, 2016
Visitors will not need a parking pass to visit state parks Jan. 17 and Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. UW Bothell is mentioned for hosing the nine Washington state Supreme Court justices from January 13th-14th. Read More

USF may ban hoverboards

wfla.com, January 12, 2016
University of South Florida officials may ban hoverboards on campus. The article refers to UW Bothell’s experience with having a hoverboard catch fire on campus. Read More

The morning news: The state of everything, 2016

thestranger.com, January 12, 2016
A Hoverboard Exploded at the University of Washington-Bothell: "Freshman Austin Camphouse had purchased his hoverboard for $260 on eBay in November," KIRO reports. "He noticed the device getting warmer." Read More

Speak Up! starts a dialogue centered on Islamophobia

dailyuw.com, January 12, 2016
Last night, in the packed confines of CMU 120, UW students, faculty, and Seattle community members came together to start a dialogue addressing the current cultural climate in the United States. Karam Dana, an assistant professor in the school of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Bothell, was a panelist at the event. Read More

Hoverboard explodes at UW-Bothell campus

Kirotv.com, January 11, 2016
The University of Washington’s Bothell campus is reviewing its policy after one student’s hoverboard burst into flames. Read More

Champions of Diversity program honors local students

goskagit.com, January 11, 2016
Educational institutions, local businesses and community organizations awarded $245,000 in scholarships to 70 high school seniors at the 16th annual Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony on Dec. 2 at Skagit Valley College. Two Oak Harbor students received $5,000 to attend UW Bothell. Read More

Take 2: My love for Ken Griffey Jr. and the video game The Kid inspired

seattletimes.com, January 10, 2016
Elected last week to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Ken Griffey Jr. inspired several video games and a whole generation of baseball fans around the country who played them. A reader remembers what The Kid meant when he was kid. The author of this post, Colin McArthur, received his MFA from UW Bothell. Read More

Seattle: Hoverboard bursts into flames on UW Bothell campus

q13fox.com, January 8, 2016
A new warning about the possible dangers of hoverboards. A student at the University of Washington-Bothell campus shot cellphone video of his roommate’s hoverboard smoking, then bursting into flames. Read More

Tempur-Pedic donates mattresses to local elementary students

commercialappeal.com, January 8, 2016
A few students at Whitney Achievement Elementary School in Frayser will fall asleep on brand new mattresses tonight thanks to a donation from Tempur-Pedic. The Achievement School District was listed as the No. 1 “portfolio districts” for measures to improve schools by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Read More

Health commission superintendent to retire at end of 2016

edmondsbeacon.villagesoup.com, January 7, 2016
Verdant Health Commission announced on Jan. 4 that Superintendent Carl Zapora will retire at the end of 2016, when his current contract is set to expire. Carl Zapora, advisory board member at UW Bothell, is mentioned. Read More

Boy Scout Troop 570 recognizes Eagle Scouts

www.kirklandreporter.com, January 6, 2016
Kirkland-based Boy Scouts of America Troop 570 will honor two of its members who earned the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony on Jan. 9, at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church. Honored will be Andrew Peterson and Charles E.H. “Chuck” Yandle III. One of the honored troop members, Andrew Peterson, is a UW Bothell student. Read More

Fictionalizing Radical Activism of the 1960s, a review of Bryan Burrough’s book, Days of Rage

monthlyreview.org, January 6, 2016
True crime traffics in the imagined thoughts, superficial characterization, and high-voltage action of characters rendered unbelievable by the dictates of a Manichean genre. It is a genre of stereotypes, of sexy-but-dangerous villains and tough-but-fair cigar-chewing cops. Article written by University of Washington Bothell professor, Dan Berger. Read More

Looking for more transportation choices in Bothell and Woodinville?

www.kingcounty.gov, January 6, 2016
Wish you had a better way to get around in your community? You’re not alone. Transit has become a top issue for people who live, work and go to school in Bothell and Woodinville – that’s why Metro Transit is inviting you to take a transportation needs survey to help identify where there may be service gaps preventing you from getting around town. Survey aimed at anyone who takes transit to University of Washington Bothell. Read More

A better way to enroll kids in charter schools: Moving from individual applications to a common process would help students with disabilities

nydailynews.com, January 4, 2016
A new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology research associate Elizabeth Setren shows that students learning English or with disabilities make more substantial academic gains when they attend charter schools instead of district counterparts. In fact, the charter-induced gains made by students with special needs are similar to the large gains achieved by general-education students. A study completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education showed that disadvantaged parents had a hard time navigating the current school-based lottery system when applying to charter schools. Read More

Happening nearby: Future of Flight 3D printing class subsidized

myedmondsnews.com, January 4, 2016
Future of Flight Foundation provided notice that they have spots open for the Aerospace Maker Project (AMP) 3D printing class, which has now received a 75-percent subsidy. Students who complete the project may earn a summary badge, which is currently pending UW Bothell accreditation. Read More

Neighbors oppose ‘ugliness’ of UW Bothell’s building plans

heraldnet.com, January 2, 2016
Neighbors of the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College are worried about a proposed change that would end the master building plan for the joint campus, streamline campus development, and allow construction of a residence hall near their homes. Read More

Cities realistic about legislative session

www.heraldnet.com, January 1, 2016
With a 60-day session set to start in the Legislature in less than two weeks — that's compared to 2015's record 176-day, three-special-session odyssey — city government leaders in Snohomish County are keeping their expectations realistic. The cities coalition hoped to see money in the supplemental budget for a marine engineering program at UW Bothell. Read More