June - December 2012

December

Thousands Of Microorganisms Make Their Way To West Coast Riding Plumes Across The Pacific

Red Orbit, December 18, 2012
Daniel Jaffe, professor at UW Bothell, has previously documented especially large plumes of aerosols in the troposphere making the trans-Pacific trip in seven to 10 days. The recent findings are based on two such plumes, one in April and the other in May of 2011, detected at Mount Bachelor in the Cascade Mountains of central Oregon.

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University Of Washington News
Science Daily
Summit County Citizens Voice

UW-Bothell adds sports and recreation complex

The Herald, December 17, 2012
A new sports and recreation complex has opened at the University of Washington's Bothell campus.

Murray's fundraising cash cow. Olympia tensions. UW's pivot to out-of-state students

Crosscut.com, December 17, 2012
The Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell produces lots of excellent research, usually on the nation's K-12 schools. In a report released this morning, the CRPE turned its attention to the UW itself and a subject that interests lots of families in the state: The chances for in-state students to gain admission.

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The Chronicle

K-12 May Not Benefit From Brighter Fiscal Outlook

HuffPost Education, December 12, 2012
"It is still true that people don't want to reinflate what they had," said Paul Hill, the founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Big turnout expected for coal-transport project hearing

Seattle Times, December 12, 2012
Dan Jaffe isn't so sure. The professor of atmospheric and environmental chemistry at the University of Washington Bothell is trying to analyze air pollution generated by a potential increase in trains carrying coal.

Bellevue College Expands Bachelors Offerings to Nursing, Information Systems and Technology

Bellevue Patch, December 7, 2012
Bellevue College's current nursing program has had an articulation agreement with the University of Bothell campus, which allows licensed registered nurses who have an Associates or Diploma to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UW Bothell.

Charter Schools underserve special ed students - Charters

North Denver News, December 6, 2012
Several recent reports, including one from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, have found that charter schools generally under-enroll special education students when compared to conventional public schools. A new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, however, asserts that charter schools’ special education rates are much closer to those of district public schools than is described by these other recent reports...

UW Bothell celebrates opening of sports and recreation complex – with video

UW Today, December 7, 2012
The cold, wet December weather was no match for hundreds of University of Washington Bothell students, faculty and staff who turned out to celebrate the grand opening Thursday (Dec. 6) of the $3.3 million, 2.5 acre sports and recreation complex.

Educators Working to Increase Number of Native Students in Business

Indian Country Today Media Network, December 3, 2012
The University of Washington Bothell, where Deanna Kennedy is an assistant professor of operations management, has started a tribal leadership business program.

November

UW Bothell student starts in sweet new Mars Rover video

Mynorthwest.com, November 30, 2012
When Cara Ku'ulei Peacock was asked to sing on a little video about the Mars Rover, the Orcas Island native and UW Bothell student could never have imagined her own star shining so brightly, as the video has turned her into a viral sensation.

Institute director pushes for altering education system

The Shorthorn, November 29, 2012
The director of the Goodland Institute for Educational Renewal spoke at the Mike Moses K-16 Leadership Speaker Series hosted by the College of Education and Health Professions on Thursday evening in the Central Library's sixth floor parlor. He works with schools and universities to create a partnership with the community.

Professors Work to Increase the Number of American Indians in Business

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, November 25, 2012
The University of Washington Bothell has started a tribal leadership business program. "There are 37 tribes in Washington state," says Kennedy.

As Charter schools get going here, best-known charter chains may stay away

The Seattle Times, November 24, 2012
The biggest mistake other states have made is opening too many charters too quickly, said Robin Lake, a longtime charter researcher who directs the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington.

New study suggests charter schools may not systematically under-enroll students with special needs

UW Today, November 20, 2012
A fresh examination of special education enrollment patterns in New York State suggests that charter schools may be doing better at enrolling students with special needs than many believe. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.

Chester Upland plan: Close 3 schools, sell buildings

Philly.com, November 14
To win back students who have fled its schools and escape its deep financial crisis, the troubled Chester Upland district will have to embrace a "radical and bold plan" that includes closing three schools, selling several buildings, and overhauling its approach to academics, according to a state report issued Tuesday. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.

October

Big growth at UW-Bothell

The Herald, October 25, 2012
An enrollment surge in recent years has helped the University of Washington's Bothell campus surpass all of the other branch campuses in the state.

Cassandra Searles crowned Miss Washington USA 2013

Bothell Reporter, October 21, 2012
"I’m a 24 year old graduate of the University of Washington-Bothell and an employee of Sterling Bank’s Bellevue Commercial office..."

UW Bothell School of Business joins the PRME initiative

Bothell Reporter, October 19, 2012
The University of Washington Bothell School of Business has joined the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative.

In search of high-quality teachers, charter network trains its own

The HECHINGER Report, October 23, 2012
A recent study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington and Mathematica, a nonpartisan research group, identified Aspire as one of the nation's high-performing charter networks. And the Aspire Public Schools ranked...

By-the-book education system not doing the job right now

News-Press.com, October 23, 2012
Yet financial situations for many school districts are so dire, that education reforms never happen because of shrinking budgets, said Paul Hill, founder of the University of Washington’s Center for Reinventing Public Education...

Mountains to Sound Greenway tree planting on UW Bothell wetlands Nov. 3

The Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Oct 22, 2012
The 58-acre UW Bothell wetlands include North Creek, which is a salmon-bearing stream. The UW began restoring these wetlands in 1998 and has continuously maintained them through the removal of invasive plants and by planting native trees to improve habitat for salmon...

Biz Bits

Herald.Net, October 22, 3012
The University of Washington Bothell School of Business has joined the Principles for Responsible Management Education Initiative. Signatories commit to six principles for responsible management education, which include emphasis on global social responsibility, research, partnerships and sustainability. UW Bothell will update activities every year, in accordance with requirements.

Initiative 1240: Charting a new course in Washington?

TheNewsTribune.com, October 22, 2012
Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington, says it's common in other states to have alternatives to local school boards serve as charter authorizers. In some states, the alternative power rests...

Kinect Math Makes Learning a Full-Body Experience

Edtechmagazine.com, October 22, 2012
A University of Washington Bothell professor and her students leverage Microsoft Kinect to make the study of math fun.

Cassandra Searles crowned Miss Washington USA 2013

Examiner.com, October 22, 2012
A 24-year-old bank employee was crowned Miss Washington USA 2013 Sunday at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.
"I'm a graduate of the University of Washington-Bothell and an employee of Sterling Bank’s Bellevue Commercial office,".

Biz Bits

Heraldnet, October 15, 2012
University of Washington-Bothell Chancellor Kenyon Chan has announced he will complete his tenure at the end of the 2012-13 academic year. The announcement was made Oct. 9. Chan presided over the UW-Bothell campus during a time of unprecedented growth and success...

Editorial: The Times recommends Initiative 1240-add charter schools to the States education-reform agenda

The Seattle Times, October 13, 2012
The University of Washington’s Center for Reinventing Public Education analyzed all major charter studies and found low-performing charters tend to be in states with loose rules. Washington has an opportunity to set rules upfront that build on the most successful charter models...

UW-Bothell chancellor to leave in 2013

The Seattle Times, October 9, 2012
Kenyon Chan, chancellor of the University of Washington’s Bothell campus, announced Tuesday that he will leave his role as chancellor when his term ends in July 2013.

New Study names states to be featured in report

KNOE 8 News, October 8, 2012
"We are pleased that the Center on Reinventing Public Education has looked to Rhode Island for an example of a state on the forefront of change in transforming education. As Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist emphasized to the authors of the study, ...

YOUNG VOICES: I am proof that public education is not a failure

Northwest Indiana Times, October 8, 2012
Additionally, a 2011 study from Mathematica Policy Research and the Center on Reinventing Public Education, found that charter schools on average performed at the same level as public schools. Or, to bring it closer to home, students at Chicago charter...

UW Bothell hosts second annual Lend-a-Paw Day

Bothell/Kenmore Reporter, October 4, 2012
Alumni, students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington Bothell will help renovate American Legion Post 127, as part of the second annual Lend-a-Paw community service day.

September

UW-Bothell student, brain cancer survivor gears up for annual Walk

Bothell Reporter, September 17, 2012
For University of Washington Bothell junior Anthony Hopkins, the opportunity to participate in this Saturday's Seattle Brain Cancer Walk represents the next chapter in his incredible success story.

School reform by the numbers

The Bleader, September 15, 2012
I've never had a boss who didn't have a pretty good idea how well I was doing my job. The Center for Education Data and Research is mentioned.

Donald Edward Whitney

Gazette Times, September 14, 2012
Don Whitney of Edmonds, Wash., passed away on Sept. 11, 2012, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Teacher Evaluation Dispute Echoes Beyond Chicago

NPR, September 13, 2012
One of the primary issues at the heart of the Chicago teachers' strike is whether student test scores should be used to evaluate teachers and determine their pay. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing that approach, as are other officials around the nation. The Center for Education Data and Research is mentioned.

Tennessee Achievement School District superintendent aims for fast but enduring turnaround

The Commercial Appeal, September 9, 2012
On April 29, when a brokenhearted Memphis couldn't stop replaying the Grizzlies' lost 21-point playoff lead to the L.A. Clippers, Chris Barbic was in the Toyota Center in Houston, enjoying a different kind of victory. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned.

News about people and businesses

The Herald, September 3, 2012
David Allen is the new director of the nursing and health studies program at the University of Washington's Bothell campus.

August 

Allen selected as director of UW-Bothell’s nursing program

Bothell Reporter, August 30, 2012
David Allen, Ph.D., is the new director of the Nursing and Health Studies Program at the University of Washington, Bothell.

UW-Bothell Beta Alpha Psi team gets first place

The Herald Business Journal, August 30, 2012
The University of Washington-Bothell chapter of Beta Alpha Psi placed first in the national competition at the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting in Baltimore on Aug. 3. The national conference hosts approximately 1,000 students from universities across the U.S. to engage in community service, attend professional sessions and compete in a variety of projects.

UWB students win service event

The Weekly Herald, August 29, 2012
The University of Washington Bothell chapter of Beta Alpha Psi placed first in the national competition at the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting in Baltimore Aug. 3.

Bothell monument to honor student veterans

The Herald, August 27, 2012
A monument to honor student veterans called Veterans Archway is being planned at the University of Washington Bothell campus.

UW-Bothell Beta Alpha Psi team wins national competition

Bothell Reporter, August 22, 2012
The University of Washington, Bothell chapter of Beta Alpha Psi placed first in the national competition at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 3.

Archway to honor UW-Bothell student veterans

Bothell Reporter, August 20, 2012
A monument to honor student veterans is in development on the University of Washington, Bothell campus. The Veterans Archway recognizes the service that veterans have made and celebrates their transition to academic and civilian life.

Bothell's Frazier sells cupcakes, helps fight hunger

Bothell Reporter, August 17, 2012
“Fighting hunger with every bite.” That’s what Taylor Frazier hopes to achieve with her nonprofit, The Cupcake Brigade, and her catchy, effective motto.

Raise a glass to progress in Bothell's downtown revitalization

Seattle Times, August 16, 2012
The city's redevelopment took another step forward in July, when McMenamins closed a $7.1 million deal on a 5.41-acre site in the heart of downtown revitalization efforts. The bottom line was $2 million in cash and the balance in community benefits.

Construction is under way at UW-Bothell Phase 3

Bothell Reporter, August 6, 2012
Construction has begun on the new $68 million University of Washington, Bothell Science and Academic Building, which is also known as UWB 3.

Cascadia Community College students will benefit from expanded program

Bothell Reporter, August 6, 2012
As Cascadia Community College prepares to welcome a new class to campus this fall quarter, it announces new partnerships, an expanded program and its reaccreditation with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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Report has public-school advocates enraged. But why?

Philly.com, August 6, 2012
A report authored by the Boston Consulting Group for the School Reform Commission and paid for by the William Penn Foundation provides interesting reading on the state of the school district and school reform in general. The Center on Public Education is mentioned.

July 

Got milk? Climate change means stressed cows in southern US may have less

Phys.org, July 11, 2012
Bauman and colleagues found that the decline in milk production due to climate change will vary across the U.S., since there are significant differences in humidity and how much the temperature swings between night and day across the country.
Assistant Professor Eric Salathé is mentioned...

Cleveland gets 'A' for school reform effort, but challenges remain

Cleveland Business News, July 11, 2012
The Wall Street Journal runs a long, approving analysis of the process that led Ohio Gov. John Kasich to sign into law the sweeping Cleveland schools reform measure.
Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned...

UW-Bothell students aid Snohomish vets group

MSNBC, July 10, 2012
It took about two days for manager Diana Eden to complete an inventory for the Earl Winehart Post No. 96 of the American Legion.That's because she did the work using an outdated computer system and a ledger. After receiving training from a group of students at the University of Washington's Bothell campus, it takes her just minutes to manage the accounts.

Nursing Student Wins National Single Parent Scholarship

Yahoo News, July 6, 2012
It was announced this week that Joy Toth of Washington is the sole recipient of the 2012 Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship, an annual scholarship sponsored by OnlineNursingdegrees.org.

Charter schools measure heads for ballot with 350,000 signers

KomoNews, July 6, 2012
Supporters of charter schools submitted more than enough signatures Friday in their efforts to put the initiative on the November ballot, shifting the work to persuading Washington voters it will be good for students.
Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned...

Exemption from 'No Child' law won't mean free pass for state

Yakima Herald, July 6, 2012
Washington has been freed from the strictest requirements of the federal "No Child Left Behind" act. But its public schools still have to demonstrate student improvement, according to an agreement between the state and the U.S. Department of Education.
Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned...

June 

Tackling Teacher Turnover at Charter Schools

Education Week, June 25, 2012
There's some research that shows charter schools suffer from higher teacher turnover than traditional public schools do. One recent estimate put turnover in charters at 25 percent per year, compared with just 14 percent in traditional public schools. Several explanations have been offered for this attrition.
Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned...

Bothell LiveARTS Festival is set for this weekend

Bothell Reporter, June 22, 2012
The Bothell Arts Council will hold its Bothell LiveARTS Festival juried art show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 23-24 at the combined Bothell Cascadia Community College/University of Washington, Bothell campus in Mobius Hall.

Why Does Special Ed Exist At All?

Dropout Nation, June 20, 2012
As one who has read through previous Government Accountability Office reports knows by now — especially when it comes to anything related to K-12 and the for-profit sector of higher education — the federal agency’s latest report on under-representation of special education students in public charter schools offers more heat than light.
Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned...

Q&A with Must-Read Blogger Andreas Brockhaus of the University of Washington Bothell

ED TEC, June 20, 2012
Andreas Brockhaus is the Director of Learning Technology at the University of Washington Bothell. In addition to his administrative duties, Andreas is a frequent contributor to the UW Bothell Learning Technologies Blog which provides 3,500 students and faculty with resources and tech news.

Scott selected to lead science and technology at UW-Bothell

Bothell Reporter, June 19, 2012
Dr. Elaine Scott is the new director of the Science and Technology Program at the University of Washington, Bothell. Scott is currently professor and director of engineering programs at Seattle Pacific University.

Bothell's bold downtown renovation moves straight ahead

Seattle Times, June 18, 2012
BOTHELL community leaders and residents can beam with pride at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday that marks completion of the first phase of an ambitious downtown redevelopment project.

Matching Teachers to Schools: Lessons from Charters

Somerville News, June 11, 2012
A new report examines the importance of matching teachers to the most appropriate organizations and working environments for them—and argues that charter school operators can offer traditional public schools some lessons in that area.
Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned...

University of Washington Bothell Forms Partnership with Odisha-based KIIMS

India Education Diary, June 9, 2012
A new type of educational partnership between the state of Washington and India will be launched on Friday, June 8, when the University of Washington Bothell and Kushagra Institute of Management Studies (KIIMS), Odisha, India, sign a memorandum of understanding to establish international cultural, educational and scientific cooperation.

State's students deserve shot at charter schools

The Columbian, June 5, 2012
There comes a time when enough is enough. No more excuses, no more delays. In 1986, hospitals, local governments, schools, small businesses and doctors were fed up with the high cost of personal injury lawsuits and liability insurance. They successfully lobbied for tort reform legislation, which was signed into law by Gov. Booth Gardner.
Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned...

 

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The Nursing and Health Studies program now offers a B.A. degree in Health Studies.