June - December 2014


Mill Creek Woman Named a Madison Fellow

Heraldnet.com, July 21, 2014
Carly Ann Peterson of Mill Creek, and a graduate of the University of Washington Bothell, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Virginia. Read More

Goodwill’s Recycling Work Turns Out Good People

The Seattle Times, July 20, 2014
Goodwill is unusual in that it is a largely self-sufficient social-service enterprise. Twenty-three stores in the area provide about $20 million a year to fund training and adult-education programs at 10 locations. Graduates find work at companies all over the region — Nordstrom Rack, UPS, Lowe’s and more. A member of the Goodwill youth program will attend UW Bothell in the fall. Read More

Program Combines Art, Science to Further Students’ Interest

Newsminer.com, July 18, 2014
It’s no secret that the number of men in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — fields outweigh the number of women in those fields by a significant margin. Education leaders and lawmakers have dedicated much talk to solutions, but one group of scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is taking its idea directly to students. UW Bothell Professor Carrie Tzou participated in the program. Read More

Microsoft Laying Off 18,000; at least 1,351 in Puget Sound Area Affected

The Seattle Times, July 18, 2014
Microsoft announced the biggest layoff in its history Thursday as CEO Satya Nadella said the company will cut 18,000 jobs — about 14 percent of the company’s workforce — over the next year. Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean of the University of Washington Bothell School of Business, is quoted. Read More

Microsoft Layoffs Signal a Changing Culture

The Seattle Times, July 17, 2014
In his first major organizational move since becoming Microsoft CEO in February, Satya Nadella announced Thursday that, over the next year, the company will cut 18,000 jobs — about 14 percent of its workforce. Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean of the University of Washington Bothell School of Business, is quoted. Read More

Snohomish Man a UW Bothell Outstanding Grad

Heraldnet.com, July 14, 2014
The University of Washington Bothell honored Kevin Call of Snohomish as one of two outstanding students at its 23rd commencement ceremony held June 15 at the Alaska Airlines Arena.Read More

UW Bothell Announces Addition of Two New Schools

Bothell Kenmore Reporter, July 11, 2014
Two new schools have been named at the University of Washington Bothell, completing the transition of all of its academic programs to schools.Read More

Abundance of School Choice Doesn’t Guarantee Access, Quality

Education Week, July 9, 2014
A new study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, or CRPE, finds that many parents- especially those with less education or special needs children- face barriers that limit their ability to choose, such as a lack of quality schools, convenient transportation, and information to make informed decisions.Read More

Information, Transportation, and Lack of Quality Schools Are Greatest Barriers to School Choice

CRPE.org, July 9, 2014
Released today by the University of Washington Bothell’s Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) as part of a report titled Making School Choice Work, the survey analyzed cities across the country where parents can choose from multiple public school options. Read More

Excavating the Teacher Pipeline: Teacher Preparation Programs and Teacher Attrition

Journal of Teacher Education, July 8, 2014
We analyze the placement and attrition patterns of teachers by preparation programs and document large differences in the rate at which teachers exit both their schools and the profession. Dan Goldhaber and James Cowan from the Center for Education Data and Research authored the article.Read More

Congrats to Wedgwood Resident, Katherine Seidemann!

Wedgwood, July 7, 2014
Katherine Seidemann was awarded the 2014 Chancellor’s Medal at the University of Washington Bothell’s 23rd commencement ceremony on Sunday June 15 at the Alaska Airlines Arena. Read More

Trade Area and Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ)

City of Redmond, July 7, 2014
Overlake Village is at the center of one of the most desirable trade areas in the region. The University of Washington Bothell is mentioned. Read More

Work Starts on Washington HOT-HOV Lanes

Traffic Technology Today, July 7, 2014
New toll lanes will be added to existing carpool lanes on a section of I-405 in Washington State to help relieve heavy rush-hour congestion. This is important to the UW Bothell community. Read More

Meet Our Editors and Staff

Rethinking Schools, July 4, 2014
Wayne Au, a former public high school social studies and language arts teacher, is an Assistant Professor in the Education Program at the University of Washington, Bothell Campus. Read More

Katie Johnson and Others Announce Educating Young Eyes Symposium

BizWire Express, PRweb.com, DigitalJournal.com, 7thSpace.com, July 4, 2014
On Saturday, June 28, a reception and fundraising dinner was held at the home of Fred Fontanilla, retired chemist, and Bob Plumb, retired professor at Heritage University. Doctors are working with UW Bothell computer science students and the Nov. 8 symposium will be held here. Read More

Oregon Save Our Schools: Oregon SOS at the Gates Foundation Protest in Seattle

Big Education Ape, July 3, 2014
On Thursday, June 26th, members of Oregon Save Our Schools joined Oregon Bad Ass Teachers (BATs) in Seattle in solidarity with Washington BATs and Washington Save Our Schools at an event designed to bring attention to Bill Gates’ undue influence in our public schools. University of Washington Bothell professor Wayne Au spoke at the event. Read More

King County Home Prices Up 6 Percent Over the Year

FindLaw.com, July 3, 2014
Summer has eased the drought of available homes for sale in the greater Seattle area, and sales are growing at a pace not seen previously this year. University of Washington Bothell professor Alka Kurian is quoted. Read More

North Bend’s Megan Stone has the Best Seat at Safeco Field

SnoValley Star, July 3, 2014
When Megan Stone steps on to Safeco Field in her Mariners’ uniform, she always starts on the same baseline. Stone plans to attend the University of Washington Bothell. Read More

LPFM News: Other Dismissals and LPFM Grants this Week

RadioSurvivor.com, July 3, 2014
University of Washington plans to use the new LPFM license for its student-run radio station UWave. As noted in its application, University of Washington campuses already hold licenses for radio stations (KEXP–for which it has submitted an application in order to assign it to the non-profit that runs the station and KUOW), but neither is run by students. This LPFM application for UWave was initially dismissed, but was approved following an engineering amendment. Read More

Income is a Poor Measure of American Inequality

Sociological Images, July 3, 2014
I’d hope that someone who has written a book about “What Shapes Our Fortunes” would have had Sociology 101 where he would have learned the fundamentally different ways that income and wealth work in our economy. Jane Van Galen is a professor of education at the University of Washington, Bothell. Read More

Burmese Refugee has Flourished Since Arriving in Snohomish County

Herald Net, July 1, 2014
Marip is studying at the University of Washington Bothell. She's set to finish her associate's degree in chemistry from EvCC at the end of this semester. She plans to continue at UW Bothell for a bachelor's degree in biochemistry. Read More


UW Bothell’s Veteran Commencement Stoles a Tri-Campus First

Bothell Reporter, June 30, 2014
"Being able to use the UW colors on our stoles means this is a bridge; we are alumni of the University of Washington Bothell," says Thom. "We are veterans. We have something in common with veterans of other wars, but we also have something in common with the community. We are here to help the community." Read More

UW’s Calkins and Kvenild Edit Second Book for Librarian

uwyo.edu, June 30, 2014
Practical, step-by-step instruction useful to librarians everywhere are offered in a new book edited by University of Wyoming Librarians Kaijsa Calkins and Cassandra Kvenild. Calkins received her degree at the University of Washington Bothell. Read More

High poverty areas need a community strategy

freep.com, June 29, 2014
Charter schools have long been seen as an option to escape a failing traditional public school. But if neither traditional schools nor charters — both with promising but isolated exceptions — have cracked the code to effectively educate kids in poverty, does the conversation need to change completely? The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Michigan’s assignment: Toughen charter laws

freep.com, June 29, 2014
The role models are out there. All Michigan has to do is look around. At Massachusetts. Or Minnesota, Indiana, Texas, Washington, Arizona. Those states and more have stronger measures than Michigan to oversee charter schools, make sure they’re accountable, make sure unsuccessful schools are not languishing year after year. Some of the laws are too new to gauge their impact, but they are a step in tightening up regulation. The Center for Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

In Detroit, quality schools still elusive

freep.com, June 28, 2014
Nowhere has the promise of charter schools been greater than in Detroit, where dismal academic achievement famously prompted U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to label the public school system “a national disgrace.” The Center for Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Meyer: An inclusive charter school coming to Denver

denverpost.com, June 27, 2014
The loudest and most valid criticism against charter schools has been that they don't serve all kids, especially children with special needs. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

150 march against Gates Foundation’s sway over education

seattletimes.com, queenanneview.com, June 26, 2014
Teachers and their supporters marched to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Seattle offices this afternoon to protest the influence the foundation wields in U.S. education policy. Read More

B-E Foundation Awards Scholarships to 41 Students

Goskagit.com, June 24, 2014
Grant and Mabel Sullivan Family Scholarship, $1,000 for two years: Miriam Creelman will attend the University of Washington, Bothell to study business/cyber security. Read More

Principals Have More Authority Than They Think, New Study Says

Blogs.edweek.org, June 24, 2014
The study, released Tuesday by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, found that two-thirds of the 128 barriers to change cited by the eight principals who were surveyed were "imagined" impediments, meaning that the barriers were not immutable and there were ways to get around them. Read More

Faculty Author New Book on Leadership

Education.uw.edu, June 23, 2014
Three College of Education faculty members are co-authors of a new book exploring how education leaders can improve the quality of learning opportunities and student performance, even in the midst of challenging circumstances. Bradley Portin, director of the education program at the University of Washington Bothell, is a co-author. Read More

Why is college so expensive? The truth behind the myths

union-bulletin.com, Yakima Herald, June 22, 2014
Whenever we write about how much it costs to go to college, we hear from a lot of readers. Some are sympathetic toward students (and their tuition-paying parents), and think tuition costs are out of control. The University of Washington Bothell is mentioned. Read More

Where is the Mercer Island High School Class of 2014 headed next?

mi-reporter.com, June 19, 2014
In the coming weeks and months, the graduates of the Class of 2014 will be headed to points both near and very far. From London to Florida and all points in between, the graduates will begin a new chapter of their academic lives. The University of Washington Bothell is mentioned. Read More

Students with Special Needs Less Likely to Leave Charter Schools than Traditional Public Schools

CRPE.org, June 18, 2014
The report, Understanding the Charter School Special Education Gap: Evidence from Denver, Colorado, was released today by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington Bothell. Read More

Progress on Understanding Atmospheric Mercury Hampered by Uncertain Measurements

Pubs.acs.org, June 18, 2014
Mercury (Hg) is a potent neurotoxin and globally reducing environmental levels is seen as paramount for protecting human and wildlife health. This article was co-authored by a number of University of Washington Bothell Professors in collaboration with other scholars. Read More

Editorial: Amazon.com’s Leverage: Distribution

Seattletimes.com, June 18, 2014
The very public, very fractious contract negotiations between online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette is affirming a modern truth. As Professor Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean of the UW Bothell School of Business, notes, content is no longer king; distribution is king. Read More

Ross Named Diversity Director at UW Bothell

Bothell-reporter.com, June 17, 2014
Terryl Ross, Ph.D., has been named the new director of diversity at the University of Washington Bothell. Ross, a University of Washington alumnus, will be the university’s first full-time director of diversity. Read More

Temple City Graduate Overturns California Teachers’ Tenure

Beaconmedianews.com, CrownCityNews.com , June 17, 2014
The judge who has ruled that California’s tenure protections for public school teachers are unconstitutional hails from Temple City. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu graduated Temple City High in 1966 according to records obtained by this newspaper. The University of Washington Bothell is mentioned. Read More

Hookah Bar Plans to Open Near the University of Washington Bothell

SBWire.com, Pr-usa.net, Scoopasia.com, June 16, 2014
There is a new hookah bar opening in the vicinity of the University of Washington Bothell. Created by a group of students attending the university, they are calling themselves City Cloud and are taking a slightly different approach than many other similar businesses. Read More

Teacher helps seventh graders outline paths to college

Heraldnet, June 16, 2014
Annamarie Jordan is on a mission to get kids to college. The walls of her Voyager Middle School classroom are plastered with university logos, drawn with colored pencils and markers by seventh-graders. Read More

Professor Elizabeth Porter Wins UW’s 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award

Law.washington.edu, June 12, 2014
Elizabeth Porter, an assistant professor of law, was presented with the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award for 2014 as part of the school’s Awards of Excellence ceremony. The University of Washington Bothell is mentioned. Read More

Memphis educators look to build rating system to help parents better navigate schools

Chalkbeat, June 12, 2014
Suppose you are a parent in Shelby County and you want to know which school is the best for your child. The state report card has information, but it takes at least some background knowledge to weed through the sea of acronyms such as TVAAS, NAEP or ACT. The Center for Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Workforce Snohomish CEO Honored by UW Bothell

Bothell Reporter, Herald Business Journal, June 11, 2014
The University of Washington Bothell has named Workforce Snohomish president and CEO Sue Ambler the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Read More

California Teacher Tenure, Violate Students Rights

All Voices.com, June 11, 2014
The two largest teachers ' unions in California lost the first round in the broadest court challenge State laws that protect the jobs of teachers, setting the stage for what could be a lengthy appeal. UW Bothell Professor and Director of the Center for Education Data & Research Dan Goldhaber is quoted. Read More

Lake: Market-Based Accountability Won’t Be Enough

Redefinedonline.org, June 11, 2014
Like it or not, many cities are moving toward nearly universal school choice. Robin Lake is the Director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Read More

201 Diving Into Data Workshop

Ewa.org, June 11, 2014
If you want to learn the skills to push your reporting on numbers to the next level, apply now to the Education Writers Association’s Diving Into Data Workshop, a fully paid, four-day seminar on collecting and analyzing data at the University of Washington Bothell. Read More

Environmental Activist Helped Save North Creek Wetlands

NWNews.com, June 10, 2014
If you’ve ever walked on the wetland trail at the UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College campus, or enjoyed the rural view of the Sammamish Valley, you can thank Ann Aagaard. Read More

Shelby County School System Lacks Coherence Now, But Shows Some Encouraging signs, Study Says

Chalkbeat Tennessee, June 10, 2014
Shelby County Schools excels at attracting and developing talent but lacks many of the other ingredients for a successful modern school system, according to a new independent review by the Center on Reinventing Public Education that was commissioned by the district. Read More

Memphis-Shelby county merger after one year: A report card

Edweek, June 9, 2014
One year after the long-struggling Memphis, Tenn., school system officially joined the district in neighboring Shelby County, education leaders there are still finding their footing as they oversee the largest, and perhaps the most complex, merger of public school systems in the nation's history, a new report commissioned by the district finds. The Center for Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

University of Washington Bothell to graduate the largest class to date

Bothell-reporter.com, June 9, 2014
The University of Washington Bothell is set to graduate the largest class in its history. More than 1,600 students will receive bachelor’s and master’s degrees, topping last year’s graduate numbers by more than 200. Read More

STEM Students Win House App Challenge

Kirklandreporter.com, June 7, 2014
Tesla STEM freshman Apoorv Khandelwal (with contributions by freshman Ben Zabback) have won the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House App Contest,” for Washington’s First Congressional District. Jason Pace, Executive Director at the University of Washington Bothell’s Digital Future Lab is mentioned. Read More

Guests: How Gaps in Teacher Quality Widen The Gaps in Student Achievement

blogs.seattletimes.com, June 6, 2014
In the summer of 2013, Seattle Public Schools adopted a five-year strategic plan that includes the laudable goal of ensuring educational excellence and equity for every student. The plan cites the “significant demographic achievement gap” in the district, and seeks to address this gap by calling for “an equitable distribution of resources that prioritizes the needs of students.” Don Goldhaber is the director of the Center for Education Data & Research and a professor at the University of Washington, Bothell. Roddy Theobald is a research assistant at UW Bothell. Read More

Indianapolis Holds Contest for Innovative Schools

Edweek.org, June 6, 2014
Proposals for single-gender schools, boarding schools, year-round schools, and stem-focused schools were among those that rolled in last week as the deadline closed on an unusual competition to solicit innovative designs for creating a new crop of charter-like public schools in Indianapolis. Paul Hill, founder of the Center for Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. Read More

New $20M Student Center for Cascadia Community College, University of Washington Bothell

DailyJournal.net, TheRepublic.com, KiroTV.com, Hosted.ap.org, Nbcrightnow.com, MyNorthwest.com, EastOregonian.com, Tdn.com, Kitsapsun.com, Tri-cityherald.com, Chron.com, Topnewstoday.org, Djc.com, HoustonChronicle.com, GoSkagit.com, Greenfieldreporter.com, TheRepublic.com, BellinghamHerald.com, Bothell-Reporter.com, June 4, 2014
A $20 million student activities center is scheduled to open by the fall of 2015 at the campus shared by Cascadia Community College and the University of Washington Bothell. Read More

UW Bothell Chancellor Visits Voyager to Share Important Message

Mukilteobeacon.villagesoup.com, Heraldnet.com, June 4, 2014
After receiving letters from Voyager Middle School students expressing their interest in the University of Washington-Bothell, the chancellor of the university decided to visit them. Read More

The Dominance Concept Inventory

Lifescied.org, June 4, 2014
Despite the impact of genetics on daily life, biology undergraduates understand some key genetics concepts poorly. Rebecca M. Price is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Bothell. Read More

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