June - December 2015


Experts discuss switching to four-day school weeks

tetonvalleynews.net, July 26, 2015
Switching to a four-day school week saves very little money but has the potential to provide more professional development and collaboration time for staff and enrichment or remediation time for students if Fridays are well planned. A research professor at UW Bothell, Paul Hill, is on the discussion panel. Read More.

Representatives of 72 organizations pledge to help county get healthy

heraldnet.com, July 24, 2015
More than 400 people representing local business and nonprofit organizations launched an ambitious effort Thursday: to improve the health of people living in Snohomish County in the next five years. UW Bothell signed the pledge in support of this goal. Read More.

Commentary: Join me in crafting a definition of ‘an education’

dailypilot.com, July 24, 2015
"Schools have always been about developing students for life and work, and life is much more than earning a living. It's also living a life." A senior fellow at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, James Harvey, is quoted. Read More.

Town Gown Loop teaches citizens about Bothell history

bothell-reporter.com, July 22, 2015
Citizens of Bothell are invited to learn more about the city by taking a walk around town while learning about the area from plaques along the Town-Gown Loop. The Town-Gown Loop was created in partnership by UW Bothell, Cascadia Community College, and the City of Bothell. Read More.

Artfully Edmonds: Les Miserables at Driftwood, ECA kids dance camp, Saturday night music

myedmondsnews.com, July 22, 2015
The slogan “Art Feeds the Soul” seems the perfect backdrop for an interview with Morgan Heetbrink, director of the Driftwood Players’ Summer Teen Ensemble hit “Les Miserables” which enjoys its run this weekend. Heetbrink is a grad student at UW Bothell studying education. Read More.

Bernie Sanders and Black Lives Matter: 2016 presidential candidate struggles with topic of race despite history of civil rights activism

ibtimes.com, July 21, 2015
For perhaps the first time since becoming the wildly popular liberal alternative to Democratic presidential nomination front-runner Hillary Clinton, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont finds his progressive credentials have only a limited effect on today’s civil rights activists. UW Bothell assistant professor, Dan Berger, is quoted. Read More.

Skyline students earn scholarships from True Martial Arts studio

sammamishreview.com, July 21, 2015
True Martial Arts in Sammamish recently announced four recipients of its 2015 Senior Scholarship awards. One of the students who received a scholarship, Damian Banki, plans on attending UW Bothell this fall. Read More.

Faculty and staff crush the UW stair challenge goal!

washington.edu, July 21, 2015
On July 15, The Whole U challenged University of Washington faculty and staff to choose the stairs and climb toward a goal of 500K in 24 hours. This was an event that everyone could fit in. UW Bothell had an average of 900 steps per participant. Read More.

The myth about the special education gap

Insideronline.org, July 21, 2015
As public schools, charter schools are legally required to educate all students regardless of the difficulties they bring with them into the classroom. The results found and discussed on New York City schools were reported in a paper released by the Center on Reinventing Public Education and the Manhattan Institute. Read More.

DACA forum reaches out to Seattle Tongan community

iexaminer.org, July 19, 2015
While dialogue on immigration policy in the United States often centers around the Latino community, an effort is being led in Seattle to reach out to undocumented Asian and Pacific Islanders. Amy Kele, special speaker at the forum, received her social security number, worker’s permit, and is expecting to start school at UW Bothell this upcoming fall quarter. Read More.

4-day school week has benefits, drawbacks

idahopress.com, July 19, 2015
BOISE — A student on a four-day school week from kindergarten through 12th grade misses an entire year of education, according to Rep. Julie VanOrden, R-Pingree. Paul Hill, research professor at UW Bothell and former director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, conducted a study of the four-day school week. Read More.

Representatives speak about state budget at Bothell Chamber luncheon

bothell-reporter.com, July 16, 2015
On July 8, the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce hosted guest speakers from legislation to speak about how elected representatives are working for citizens at a county, state and federal level. Kelly Snyder, UW Bothell vice chancellor, says “Today we’re going to focus on things that I get to spend a lot of time on – legislative work”. Read More.

The goal of solving something that has not been solved: Math majors selected for REUs

frontpage.gcsu.edu, July 15, 2015
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer programs are great opportunities for students to get a sneak peak of what it means to do research in an environment that resemble the graduate school one. Samantha Clapp was selected for 2015 summer REU by UW Bothell. Read More.

UW Bothell again bests UW Seattle in rating of college value

seattletimes.com, July 14, 2015
MONEY magazine’s college planning calculator, published this week, once again anoints the University of Washington Bothell as the top school in the state for value — besting UW’s main campus in Seattle, which is ranked 56th. Read More.

University of Washington Bothell ranked best in state by Money magazine

bothell-reporter.com, July 14, 2015
For the second year in a row, the University of Washington Bothell has been ranked No. 1 in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest, according to a ranking of best colleges in the most recent issue of Money magazine. Nationally, Money ranked UW Bothell No. 36 in its overall list of best public colleges – up one from No. 37 in 2014. The magazine ranked 736 colleges and universities on 21 measures in three categories: quality, affordability and outcomes. Read More.

The 10 best 'safety schools'

finance.yahoo.com, July 13, 2015
So-called "safety schools" often get a bad reputation for accepting most of their applicants, but many of the colleges are also top academic institutions. UW Bothell is listed #2 on Money Magazine according to student performance, graduation rates, and net price of a degree. Read More.

What will school autonomy mean for IPS?

chalkbeat.org, July 13, 2015
Kelly Bentley didn’t mince words when addressing detractors of the Indianapolis Public School Board’s recent push to shift the district toward becoming a system of independently-run elementary and high schools with less central office control. Marguerite Roza, a fellow with the Center for Reinventing Public Education, states “The idea here is rather than ignore that schools are very human-intensive operations, to actually harness that humanness and put it to work”. Read More.

E-bikes picking up speed in Seattle

crosscut.com, July 12, 2015
Given Seattle’s affinity for tech, its traffic issues, and its hilly terrain, so-called “e-bikes” – which contain a battery and can make strenuous hills seem to disappear – would seem like a natural fit for commuters. So why aren’t they all over town? If Seattle’s $18 million bike share expansion plan is approved later this year, we just might. Greg Tuke rides his e-bike from his Greenlake apartment to UW Bothell three or four times a week. Read More.

UW gains record freshman class, exceeds expectations

seattletimes.com, July 11, 2015
In the college admissions world, they call it “the yield” — the percent of students who choose to enroll in a particular college after they are accepted. And at the University of Washington this year, the yield was very, very good. The UW Seattle yield has been increasing with 6800 freshmen students, UW Bothell and Tacoma are also expecting record enrollments. Read More.

Bothell City Council adopts changes to Imagine Bothell… Comprehensive Plan

bothell-reporter.com, July 8, 2015
The Bothell City Council approved the updated Imagine Bothell… Comprehensive Plan at last night’s Council meeting, wrapping up a public engagement process that included more than 40 public hearings. The Comprehensive Plan includes continuing to integrate the growth and enrollment at the University of Washington Bothell. Read More.

WSU’s new Everett home ready to build

snoho.com, July 8, 2015
EVERETT — Washington State University’s four-year campus will be shaping up on north Broadway soon, and Everett Community College wants to grow as well. WSU secured the funding to begin constructing its new University Center building within the state budget, which was approved June 30. Western, Central, Eastern, and UW Bothell are just a few local universities that offer bachelor’s and master’s degree without the students having to attend the main campus. Read More.

School Winners

heraldnet.com, July 6, 2015
Two of the three outstanding students honored at the University of Washington Bothell commencement ceremony June 14 are from Snohomish County. Read More

Edmonds Booktalk: Staff favorites for great summer reads

myedmondsnews.com, July 2, 2015
July 25, 2015. Saturday at noon. Local author & editor Julie Shayne will be here. Her latest project is one she edited: “Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas.” Julie Shayne is Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell and Affiliate Associate Professor of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Washington Seattle Read More

Capital budget includes funding for Wayne land preservation, UW Bothell

bothell-reporter.com, July 1, 2015
The Washington State Senate passed a Capital Budget on June 30 that creates more than 45,000 jobs and invests more than $7 million in the greater Bothell area. The budget also includes $500,000 for Wayne land preservation. “UW Bothell has played a key role in revitalizing Bothell’s city center and transforming it into an all-American college small town,” stated McAuliffe. Read More

Column: Beloved Filipino American teacher pushed out by Seattle Schools

iexaminer.org, July 1, 2015
Rogelio (Roger) Despite almost two decades of dedicated educating and nurturing, Filipino American public school teacher Rogelio Rigor is being suddenly pushed out of Ida B. Wells High School in Seattle. “Wayne Au, Associate Professor in Educational Studies at UW Bothell”. Read More

How Common Enrollment Could Work for Detroit Parents

mackinac.org, July 1, 2015
When it comes to choosing a school in Detroit, families are faced with a wide variety of school applications. Making it more difficult for parents, these applications require different information and are due at different times. To make it easier for families, some are advocating for a "common enrollment" system. With common enrollment, families would fill out a single application to apply at any school in Detroit. Center for Reinventing Public Education report that students from white families are more likely to participate in common enrollment than students from minority families. Read More


UW Bothell’s first online course launches this week

bothell-reporter.com, June 30, 2015
UW Bothell launches its first fully online course this week with a year-long certificate in special education. While hybrid courses (classroom and online instruction) have been offered for some time, this is the university’s first course to be offered exclusively online.Read More

Upcoming local book events

heraldnet.com, June 28, 2015
The local author and editor will talk about her latest project, which is one she edited: “Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas.” Shayne is senior lecturer in interdisciplinary arts and sciences at the University of Washington Bothell and an affiliate associate professor of gender, women and sexuality studies and Latin American and Caribbean studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. The shop is at 111 Fifth Ave. S. Read More

WSU presence will be Elson Floyd's legacy in Everett

komonews.com, June 27, 2015
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Elson Floyd had been Washington State University president about two years when Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson asked him in late 2009 to join forces to plant a WSU flag in the city. Bothell beat out Everett for the branch campus of University of Washington. Read More

Jacksonville Board of Education president believes charter schools will change public education

annistonstar.com, June 26, 2015
As Jacksonville’s Board of Education seeks a replacement superintendent for its school system, its president says whoever takes the job ought to be wary of charter schools. Christine Campbell, senior research analyst and policy director with the Center on Reinventing Public Education, said charter schools are expensive to run and difficult to set up. Read More

Education policy should focus on goals, not rules

washingtonexaminer.com, June 24, 2015
The rise of education entrepreneurship is one of the most promising developments in education in the past 25 years. But education policy should be reformed to allow for even more entrepreneurship, or the gains of the last quarter-century could be at risk. This much was made clear Wednesday at the American Enterprise Institute, which hosted a research conference on the state of entrepreneurship in K-12 education. Ashley Jochim, research analyst at the Center for Reinventing Public Education, said "[Governments] say, 'We want you to be innovative. Here are some rules,'”. Read More

Bobby Jindal’s Common Core Crusade Could Backfire

thedailybeast.com, June 24, 2015
The Louisiana governor is expected to announce his bid for president on Wednesday, but will his Common Core flip-flop come back to haunt him? Ashley Jochim, research analyst at the Center for Reinventing Public Education, said “it’s easy to view the dynamics of public opinion on common Core through a partisan lens”. Read More

School district promotes Stanton to vice principal at Helen Haller

mcall.com, June 24, 2015
Students, parents and staff at Helen Haller Elementary School will see a familiar face in a new role next fall. Stanton serves as a kind of administrative support role in conjunction with studies via UW Bothell. Read More

Allentown Starbucks employees lose out on perks

mcall.com, June 23, 2015
While you may have picked up a complimentary coffee at Starbucks in downtown Allentown on Monday, the barista who handed you that sizzling cup of caffeine won't be getting the chance to earn a free bachelor's degree courtesy of the Seattle-based coffee giant. Surya Pathak, associate professor of operations and supply chain management at UW Bothell, said opting for a licensed store is a way for a company like Starbucks to save on real estate costs while it introduces itself to a new market. Read More

New Orleans public schools elicit scrutiny and hope

tulane.edu, June 23, 2015
“The cornerstone of our democracy is this thing called public education.” That’s the view of Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools and a Tulane University graduate. Paul Hill, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, said, “We are all trying to say, how do we educate our kids better? How do we make sure we are always in a framework of looking for where kids have been neglected and failed, and what are the options to do better for them?”. Read More

UW Bothell to host Global Engagement through Technology Symposium

washington.edu, June 23, 2015
UW Bothell Global Initiatives and the Teaching and Learning Center will host the Global Engagement through Technology Symposium on September 18, 2015. The event brings together faculty, staff and administrators interested in implementing international collaboration components into courses across the curriculum and sharing best practices to create a physical and virtual learning community. Read More

Gross: Common enrollment can help Detroit parents

detroitnews.com, June 22, 2015
Two competing plans to fix Detroit’s troubled public schools—one from the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren, the other from Gov. Rick Snyder—have plenty of differences. But they agree on at least one thing: the need for a common enrollment system. Betheny Gross, research director at Center on Reinventing Public Education, has been leading studies on common enrollment systems and parents’ experiences on choosing schools. Read More

Upcoming local book events

heraldnet.com, June 21, 2015
The local author and editor will talk about her latest project, which is one she edited: “Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas.” Shayne is senior lecturer in interdisciplinary arts and sciences at the University of Washington Bothell and an affiliate associate professor of gender, women and sexuality studies and Latin American and Caribbean studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. The shop is at 111 Fifth Ave. S. Read More

Elson Floyd: 'Principled, kind' WSU leader was friend of Everett

heraldnet.com, June 20, 2015
PULLMAN — Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University, whose leadership helped establish WSU's growing presence in Everett, has died at 59 of complications from colon cancer. Everett sought a university presence for years, looking to a place that eventually became UW Bothell. Read More

Ramadan fasts and feasts unite Seattle Muslims

seattleglobalist.com, June 18, 2015
Ramadan Kareem to all who are observing this fasting season! For Muslims around the Greater Seattle Area today marks the first day of Ramadan, a month on the Islamic Lunar Calendar of religious obligations observed by fasting and charity work. Marsha, a UW Bothell student, says “It was so easy to fast and not feel tempted to break fast early when you’re around 200+ million people who are doing the same thing”. Read More

UW, China’s ‘MIT’ to run tech program in Bellevue

seattletimes.com, June 18, 2015
One of the most prestigious universities in China is joining forces with the University of Washington to run a graduate institute in Bellevue that will focus on technology and innovation. In all three UW campuses – Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma – had 3,528 students from China. Read More

MYRA Students at Bothell School of Business, University of Washington, USA.

pagalguy.com, June 13, 2015
Twelve students of MYRA School of Business - Adarsh Bavikatte, Anila Kumari, Anish Anil, Brindha R, D. Phani Ruthwick, Kachana Sai Deepak Reddy, Karan Bhasin, K Vivek, Sunkara SriGowthami, Durga Pavan, Sai Pratik Vemuri and Namburu Dileep Bhargav - completed a two-week intense Global Immersion Program at the Bothell School of Business, University of Washington, Greater Seattle area, USA, May-June 2015. Read More

How an Emission of Hydrogen Sulfide from Shell's Refinery Drifted over the Swinomish Reservation

thestranger.com, June 12, 2015
On February 20, people on the Swinomish reservation started smelling something strange. Some described the odor as burning tires or rotten eggs. Mike Cladoosby, 81, told KING 5 that breathing in the odor "burned," and that he spent the night in the hospital because of respiratory problems. UW Bothell professor, Dan Jaffe, was quoted and provided a visualization that showed how the toxic compound likely spread through the Swinomish reservation. Read More

Engagement: Sundahl-Morton

bnd.com, June 12, 2015
Andrea Marette Sundahl and Jonathan Michael Morton are engaged. The bride-to-be is a UW Bothell alumna. Read More

UW Bothell names Swedish CEO 2015 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

bothell-reporter.com, June 12, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell has named Swedish CEO June Altaras the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Each year, the university recognizes an alumnus who has exhibited distinguished professional achievements and outstanding community service. Read More

Congratulations to this year’s graduates!

washington.edu, June 12, 2015
This year, close to 16,000 degrees will be awarded to graduates from the University of Washington in Seattle, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma. And this week, thousands will turn their tassels and change the world for the better. UW Bothell celebrated its largest graduating class on June 14, 2015. Read More

About Public Charter Schools

nj.com, June 11, 2015
Public charter schools are independent, public, and tuition-free schools that are given the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Studies completed by the Center on Public Reinventing Education have shown that students who attend charter schools are more likely to find success later on. Read More

140th commencement for UW’s Seattle campus at Husky Stadium

washington.edu, June 11, 2015
A record 5,600-plus graduates, along with more than 40,000 family members, friends, faculty and other observers, are expected to attend the 140th University of Washington commencement ceremoniesJune 13 at Husky Stadium. UW Bothell’s 24th commencement celebration is mentioned. Read More

2015 Awards of Excellence recognize campus, community contributions

washington.edu, June 11, 2015
The University of Washington recognized and honored faculty, staff, students and distinguished alumni for the amazing work they do for the UW, for our local communities, for the citizens of Washington, and for our world. The Awards of Excellence were presented at Meany Hall on June 11, 2015. UW Bothell awarded Wayne Au, Associate Professor of Education, with the Distinguished Teaching Award. Read More

New intern wants to be a sports journalist

edmondsbeacon.villagesoup.com, June 10, 2015
Expect to see another byline in the Mukilteo Beacon this summer. Eric Erickson, a recent University of Washington grad, will be interning as a reporter for The Beacon until he goes back to college. Erickson plans on attending UW Bothell next year to further his education. Read More

UW Bothell Will Graduate Largest-Ever Class

kplu.org, June 10, 2015
For the third year in a row, the University of Washington Bothell is set to graduate the largest class ever. The 25-year-old branch struggled to take off in early days, but now is growing fast. Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Susan Jeffords was interviewed. Read More

On the Move

floridaweekly.com, June 10, 2015
Florida SouthWestern State College has hired two deans. Martin McClinton is the new dean of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences and Larry Miller is the new dean of the School of Education. Miller’s most recent appointment has been at the Center for Reinventing Public Education. Read More

Cap and Frown

case.org, June 8, 2015
Unhappy students arrived at Clifford Zimmerman's office, ready to speak their minds. The Northwestern University School of Law had announced that talk show host Jerry Springer would be its 2008 commencement speaker, and Zimmerman, the law school's dean, soon learned that some students and parents weren't thrilled. Lisa Walker, UW Bothell's Assistant Director for Ceremonies and Events, is quoted giving advice on who makes a great commencement speaker. Read More

Bobby Jindal's change of position on Common Core

politifact.com, June 8, 2015
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal isn’t expected to announce his candidacy for president until June 24, but he’s already firing shots at future competitors. According Ashley Jochim, who studies Common Core at the Center for Reinventing Public Education, Jindal broke his own education head. Read More

Bothell Police Blotter

bothell-reporter.com, June 6, 2015
A victim reported the theft of a laptop, of unknown value, along Campus Way Northeast on UW Bothell/Cascadia campus. Read More

Teen travels from Nepal, fulfills family dream of graduating HS

komonews.com, June 6, 2015
Tammy, as classmates call her, grew up in tents in Tibet's mountains, part of a nomadic family that never attended school. Tammy's mom wanted better for her daughter, so she took her 9-year-old on a dangerous trek to India to attend boarding school. Tammy is accepted to UW Bothell. Read More

Soroptimists award scholarships

marysvilleglobe.com, June 6, 2015
MARYSVILLE — Soroptimist International of Marysville was able to award $15,500 in scholarships to 12 young ladies from Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck high schools. Angelica Mendoza, a member of the International School of Communications, is described as a quiet leader who most likely will attend UW Bothell to study communications. Read More

George Tsutakawa fountain at Seattle Central gets its flow back

seattleglobalist.org, June 5, 2015
Recently, I attended the rededication event for “Fountain,” a fountain sculpture by the late Japanese American artist George Tsutakawa. The fountain is located in the heart of the Seattle Central College campus on Broadway. The writer of this article, Alia Marsha, wrote about this fountain back in English 101. Marsha was upset that the fountain was still not functioning by the time she attended UW Bothell. Read More

5 June Events to Welcome Summer

washington.edu, June 4, 2015
Food is all around us. Not just in supermarket aisles and restaurant kitchens, but also in nature (you know, that place where all the food we buy supposedly comes from). Want to learn how to forage in the forest and find tasty treats in your own backyard? Bring a lunch to Edible Gardening with Tyson Kemper for a brown-bag seminar on the subject. It’s Tuesday, June 23 at noon at UW Bothell. Read More

Is common enrollment right for Detroit?

detroitnews.com, June 4, 2015
Chances are, you’ve heard the term “common enrollment” recently. But what exactly does that mean? And how would it help parents in Detroit find the best school? Center on Reinventing Public Education came out with a study last month looking at how common enrollment has worked in Denver and New Orleans. Read More

Climate forecast for Seattle: warmer and wetter, with a chance of deluge

grist.org, June 4, 2015
Eric Salathé has been studying climate change since he was a graduate student at Yale back in the early ’90s. “I’m probably part of one of the very first cohorts of graduate students that came through doing climate change as their main thing,” Salathé said, sitting in his office at the University of Washington on a drizzly April morning. Eric Salathé is a profess of climate science at UW Bothell. Read More

UW Bothell's 25th commencement June 14

bothell-reporter.com, June 3, 2015
This year's graduates from the University of Washington Bothell Campus will walk at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion at UW Seattle's Campus on Sunday, June 14. Read More

Study: Student-Teaching Placements Could Be Teacher-Equity Lever

edweek.org, June 2, 2015
What's one way to get more teachers interested in working in low-income schools? A new paper suggests one possibility: Give them opportunities to do their student-teaching in such schools. The working paper is written by Roddy Theobald and Dan Goldhaber, both of the Center for Education Data and Research at UW Bothell. Read More

Davis senior is a CEO in the making

yakimaherald.com, June 1, 2015
When it comes to graduating senior Adrian Garcia, the A.C. Davis High School library staff have a favorite quip to describe the mild-mannered 18-year-old. Garcia will be enrolling the UW Bothell in this upcoming fall quarter. Read More