June - December 2015


December


Commentary: Narrowing the charter-enrollment gap

palmbeachpost.com, December 30, 2015
Charter schools are making their presence known in American cities. After more than a decade of steady growth, 10 percent of urban public school students are now enrolled in charters, where research shows the typical student benefiting more than at district schools. A study completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education showed that parents with less education and those with children who have disabilities have more difficulty navigating the charter school application process. Read More.

Report: Online Charter schools lagging in student achievement

heartland.org, December 30, 2015
A report released in October indicates online charter schools need greater monitoring for quality. The Center on Reinventing Public Education collaborated with the Center for Research on Education Outcomes to analyze the impact of online charter schools. Read More.

Running to the real world – Guest Column

redmond-reporter.com, December 29, 2015
At the same time every year, high school seniors begin to feel an inevitable stress, the stress of getting into college. Whether the student is aiming his or her sights high to schools like Yale University or Stanford, or even their local community college, there are so many unknowns that it’s no wonder why students feel stressed out. Shayla Collins, the author of this article, is a student at UW Bothell. Read More.

Guest commentary: Simplifying access to charter schools

denverpost.com, December 29, 2015
In 2013, Denver Public Schools adopted a common enrollment system, called SchoolChoice, and developed a series of informational tools to make charter schools more accessible for disadvantaged students. This strategy — as I found in a recent study — has substantially increased the proportion of such students entering the city's charter schools. Surveys conducted by the Center on Reinventing Public Education found that the common enrollment system was more accessible and less confusing to DPS parents than the old, lottery-based system.

UW Bothell, Cascadia looking to expand, neighbors upset

bothell-reporter.com, December 28, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College are presenting plans to retire the master building plans with the city in order to increase autonomy and cut down on costs associated with development applications. Read More.

Tomorrow: Give the gift of life – and education! – at local student-organized blood drive

westseattleblog.com, December 28, 2015
Another chance to clear the decks for the new year by wrapping up the old one with a gift – a potentially life-saving blood donation, at a time of the year when it matters more than ever. Local student Dennise Lopez is co-hosting it at Holy Family tomorrow. Here’s her announcement, if you haven’t already seen it in the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar. Lopez is a student at UW Bothell. Read More.

Harvard Professor Dr. Gita Gopinath on "Global Economic Trends and Implications for India"

prnewswire.co.in, December 25, 2015
Dr. Gita Gopinath John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University, USA delivered a talk on 'Global economic trends and its implications for India,' at the MYRA School of Business, Mysore, on Tuesday the 22nd of December 2015. MYRA’s student abroad program partners include UW Bothell. Read More.

2015 top stories — Seattle’s Chinatown loses its hero, receives a visit by Chinese President Xi, and hookah lounge controversy

nwasianweekly.com, December 24, 2015
It has taken 154 years for the University of Washington to select a woman president. UW Bothell Chancellor Emeritus, Kenyon Chan, is quoted. Read More.

An open conversation about merits and flaws of neighborhood schools

inewsnetwork.org, December 24, 2015
Over the years, the phrase “neighborhood schools” has become a predictable mantra in Denver school board elections. A study completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education showed that low-income, minority families had trouble using the DPS SchoolChoice system. Read More.

Portland public schools could increase equity by busing West Hills kids Into North Portland

wweek.com, December 23, 2015
It's school integration, the 2015 edition. Under a proposal floated this month, buses for Portland Public Schools would ferry white kids from the ritzy West Hills across the Willamette River to attend the poorest middle school in the district, and the only one that's majority black and Latino. The Center on Reinventing Public Education found that black students living within city limits were four times more likely than white students to attend schools who fell in the bottom 20% of math exams. Read More.

Lynnwood High’s Fesehaye Semere determined to finish school strong

heraldnet.com, December 21, 2015
Fesehaye Semere is a senior at Lynnwood high School. Semere listed UW Bothell as one of the schools he will be applying to.

The top eight books 2015

dropoutnation.net, December 21, 2015
By now, we all know that reading is fundamental. But for the school reform movement, reading a broad, well-rounded collection of books is especially critical to success. The Center on Reinventing Public Education’s Paul T. Hill wrote “A Democratic Constitution,” mentioned in the article. Read More.

State standing firm on ASD, despite local opposition

commercialappeal.com, December 19, 2015
Shelby County Schools last week forcefully called for a stop to the state's takeover of struggling local schools, but their request may fall on deaf ears in Nashville — unless legislators can be convinced it's time to reallocate school turnaround resources. Executive director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Robin Lake, is quoted. Read More.

Simpler enrollment improves access to charter schools

detroitnews.com, December 18, 2015
Charter schools are making their presence known in American cities. After more than a decade of steady growth, 10 percent of urban public school students are now enrolled in charters, where research shows the typical student benefitting more than at district schools. A survey conducted by the Center on Reinventing Public Education showed that parents with less education and those who have children with disabilities had trouble navigating the application process. Read More.

Somali-American teen’s unexplained death rattles Muslims and blacks in Seattle

readingeagle.com, December 18, 2015
He had almost memorized the entire Quran. The teen’s sister, Ikram Warsame, is a student at UW Bothell. Read More.

Give $10.68 and double your impact by December 31

seattleglobalist.com, December 17, 2015
We are facing a crisis in media. U.S. newsrooms are less than 13 percent staffed by people of color. That hasn’t changed in more than 10 years. UW Bothell student Jama Abdirahman is mentioned for his work in journalism. Read More.

Legislation would change how new I-405 toll lanes are used

heraldnet.com, December 17, 2015
Frustration with the new express lanes on I-405 spilled into the political arena Wednesday with two Republican lawmakers saying they want to reduce the number of toll lanes and let all drivers use them at night for free. State Rep. Mark Harmsworth addressed complaints he has been receiving about I-405 toll lanes and possible solutions in a news conference at the UW Bothell campus.

Change to enrollment system boosts charter access

philly.com, December 16, 2015
Students attending Philadelphia's charter schools make greater academic gains than they would have at a district school, according to a recent study from Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes. But questions about equitable access to these schools of choice remain. The Center on Reinventing Public Education found that parents with less education struggle with understanding the nature of the system. Read More.

Narrowing the charter-enrollment gap

insidesources.com, December 15, 2015
Charter schools are making their presence known in American cities. After more than a decade of steady growth, 10 percent of urban public school students are now enrolled in charters, where research shows the typical student benefitting more than at district schools. The Center on Reinventing Public Education found that parents with less education struggle with understanding the nature of the system. Read More.

Value of Bothell apartment complex soars 57% in three years

bizjournals.com, December 15, 2015
A large apartment complex in Bothell has been sold for $143.3 million, according to public records. The apartment complex is just two miles east of the UW Bothell campus. Read More.

Bothell teens start video game company, release game

nwnews.com, December 14, 2015
Lots of teenagers play video games. Some maybe dream of making their own. But three students from Bothell have actually done it. One of the teens is currently studying computer science at UW Bothell. Read More.

Maine charters see above average special ed enrollment

educationdive.com, December 14, 2015
In the state, charters received a set amount of per-pupil funding, with an extra 15% of padding for those students who require special ed. One of the potential attractions to the charters might be the fact that they create personalized learning plans for all enrolled students, not just special ed students — meaning that those students may feel less different than their peers within the charters. A study completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education explored why students in special education are being left out of charters in New York City. Read More.

Root9B awarded University of Washington cybersecurity contract

gsnmagazine.com, December 12, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO, December 10 - root9B, a root9B Technologies company and a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients announced today that it has been awarded a cybersecurity services contract by the University of Washington (UW). The award is a three (3) year agreement with an option for an additional year. Root9B will provide services to UW Bothell. Read More.

Why Won't Obama Apologize For US Slavery? How Reparations Debate For Black Americans Has Kept Congress From Apologizing For Slave History

ibtimes.com, December 10, 2015
The words “we apologize for slavery” never have made their way into a formal resolution by U.S. lawmakers to be signed by a sitting president. Those words seemed no closer to making it to President Barack Obama’s desk for signature as he and other leaders paid tribute Wednesday to Americans who, a century and a half ago, helped bring about an end to slavery. Dan Berger, an assistant professor of comparative ethnic studies at the University of Washington Bothell was quoted. Read More.

Chris Cerf Reviews ‘The Prize’: The Book Was More Balanced Than the Book Tou

the74million.org, December 9, 2015
The book was considerably more balanced than the book tour. As Dale Russakoff’s “The Prize” got out there, and in dozens of presentations on the radio and in bookstores around the country, it became a very simple and reductionistic story that was distorted in a number of important respects. Mentioned a study, Educational Improvement and Opportunity, conducted by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Read More.

Muslims Helped Elect George W. Bush. Now the GOP Front-Runner Wants to Ban Them.

Mic.com, December 9, 2015
That's right: Propelled to the White House by a 537-vote margin over Vice President Al Gore in Florida, then-Texas Gov. Bush trounced Gore among Muslim voters in the state; up to 90% of Florida's 60,000 Muslim voters backed Bush. Karam Dana, assistant professor of Middle East Politics and director of the American Muslim Research Institute at the University of Washington Bothell was quoted. Read More.

Front Porch: Talk on multicultural education Wednesday in Lynnwood

heraldnet.com, December 9, 2015
The Edmonds School District Social Justice Speaker Series presents “Rethinking Multicultural Education” with Wayne Au, an associate professor at the University of Washington Bothell, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the District Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. The presentation is open to all. 

Bothell’s Beardslee Public House ups the beer game

seattleweekly.com, December 8, 2015
Something is happening in Bothell, and the new Beardslee Public House is smack-dab in the middle of the action. The Public House aims to serve the community, including UW Bothell. Read More.

UW Bothell names new Vice Chancellor for Advancement

nwnews.com, December 7, 2015
Philip Akers last month was named the new vice chancellor for advancement and external relations at the University of Washington Bothell. Akers will succeed Dr. Richard Penny, who will retire in January 2016 after nearly eight years of service with the university. Akers will join UW Bothell on Feb. 1, 2016. Read More.

With a new campus grants program, Amazon aims to foster entrepreneurs

insidephilanthropy.com, December 7, 2015
Amazon.com recently announced a new initiative that seeks to elevate philosophical dorm room conversations into practical projects that tackle real-world problems. The Amazon Catalyst grant program is launching at the University of Washington, which is located in the backyard of the Seattle-based online retail giant. The program is open to the UW Bothell campus. Read More.

Arlington prosthetic-design family honored with national award

heraldnet.com, December 7, 2015
Torrae Owen is 10 years old and knows how to build a working prosthetic hand using some fishing line and 3-D printed plastic parts. Ivan Owen, Torrae’s father, manages UW Bothell’s Makerspace lab.

How to make choosing the right school easier

nytimes.com, December 6, 2015
ARE the student achievement scores at charter schools too good to be true? Every year, urban school districts across the country release test scores showing dismal student proficiency in math and reading, especially for students in poverty. An analysis released from the Center on Reinventing Public education showed that a single application makes enrollment easier for parents, and provides data on how to manage schools. Read More.

Totem students attend STEM festival

federalwaymirror.com, December 4, 2015
Totem Middle School students attended the University of Washington-Bothell Inspire STEM festival on Oct. 10 with the support of the 21st Community Learning Center After School Program. Read More.

Arlington family honored for work with 3-D printed hands

arlingtontimes.com, December 3, 2015
What became a worldwide community devoted to supplying people with prosthetic limbs started out as an Arlington dad's nerdy hobby. Ivan Owen manages UW Bothell’s Makerspace lab. Read More.

Gov. Inslee appoints two to WWU board of trustees

bbjtoday.com, December 2, 2015
Gov. Jay Inslee recently appointed Maureen West and John M. Meyer to Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees. West gained some of her experience as an instructor for UW Bothell’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. Read More.

Seattle online news site Crosscut merges with KCTS 9, forms new ‘multiplatform’ non-profit cascade Public Media

geekwire.com, December 2, 2015
Two Seattle-based non-profits are joining forces in an effort to create a new media entity that the organizations say will spark an “exciting new chapter” for regional news in the Pacific Northwest. One of the editors of Crosscut, Tamara Power-Drutis, was previously a communications coordinator for the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Read More.

New data paints mixed picture of federal turnaround program

edweek.org, December 1, 2015
New data from the U.S. Department of Education continues to paint an uneven picture of the federal School Improvement Grant program's impact, just as Congress is about to decide the fate of the program supercharged by the Obama administration early in its tenure. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is mentioned. Read More.

New data paints mixed picture of federal turnaround program

edweek.org, December 1, 2015
New data from the U.S. Department of Education continues to paint an uneven picture of the federal School Improvement Grant program's impact, just as Congress is about to decide the fate of the program supercharged by the Obama administration early in its tenure. The director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Robin Lake, is quoted saying that low-performing schools are more likely to see big jumps than other schools. Read More.


November


Briefs: UW Bothell hires new vice chancellor of advancement, external relations

heraldnet.com, November 25, 2015
Philip Akers has been named the new vice chancellor for advancement and external relations at the University of Washington Bothell. 

Hacker honored by AIA NW&PR

djc.com, November 25, 2015
Portland-based Hacker (previously THA Architecture) won two 2015 design awards from the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region. It won an honor award for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon in Bend and a merit award for the 74,600-square-foot Discovery Hall science building at the University of Washington Bothell. Read More.

Study: coal trains pollute twice as much as freight trains

eastoregonian.com, November 23, 2015
A new study released Monday by the University of Washington shows coal trains running daily through the Columbia River Gorge pollute nearly twice as much as other diesel-powered freight trains. UW Bothell professor Dan Jaffe led a team of researchers that measured tiny particles emitted into the air by passing trains. Read More.

Virginia mayor opposes Syrian refugees, citing WWII internment of Japanese

jewocity.com, November 23, 2015
The mayor said rejecting Syrian newcomers would be as legitimate as placing Japanese nationals in internment camps during World War II. Mayor Bowers requested that all local agencies “suspend and delay any further Syrian refugee assistance until these serious hostilities and atrocities end…and normalcy is restored.” UW Bothell professor, Scott Kurashige, is mentioned for telling NBC that the mayor is conflating two different historical events.

Where do Seattle-area crows go at night?

kuow.org, opb.org, November 22, 2015
Listener Lauren Linscheid of Seattle sees crows flying every day toward Lake City Way. “I want to know where they’re going and why,” Lauren told KUOW’s Local Wonder team. We sent reporter Ashley Ahearn to investigate. The article brings the listener to UW Bothell where the crows come to roost. Read More.

UW Bothell marks 10th year of continuous growth with record enrollment

bothell-reporter.com, November 20, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell marks its 10th year of continuous growth since it began admitting first year students in 2006. The university welcomed its largest first-year class of all time for fall 2015-2016 with a 9 percent increase over the prior year, making it the fastest-growing public university in the state of Washington and among the top 10 fastest-growing in the nation. It is also the largest of the five university branch campuses in the state. Read More.

Coal export terminals: A source of jobs, or coal dust and climate change?

theolympian.com, November 20, 2015
Gathered at the site of an old aluminum smelter in Longview last month, politicians and business leaders lauded what they hope will be a new future for the facility: Exporting U.S. coal to countries in Asia. At the same time, about two dozen protesters on the street outside derided the plan for a coal export terminal, bearing signs that told passing cars, “We can do better.” UW Bothell professor Dan Jaffe “said that a new report his team is publishing in the next few days suggests that coal dust is an even greater problem when trains are traveling at higher speeds through less populated areas, such as the Columbia River Gorge.” Read More.

Looking ahead Mayor’s corner

villagesoup.com, myedmondsnews.com, November 19, 2015
No, I'm not referring to looking ahead to 2016 or even 2017, I mean looking ahead five, 10, 15 years or longer. The mayor of Edmonds boasts that Puget Sound is a hot spot, listing UW Bothell as one of the major universities housed in the region. Read More.

UW faculty unionization plans continue, Cauce reaffirms opposition

dailyuw.com, November 19, 2015
The unionization plan for UW faculty had further developments this week, as organizing members of the union, UW Faculty Forward, held informational meetings in various departments at the university to spread information about the union to members of the faculty. Gina Neff, a professor in the department of communications, mentioned that there is growing support for a union at UW Bothell. Read More.

Thursday storm updates

bothell-reporter.com, November 19, 2015
Following Tuesday's wind storm, power companies, schools and local governments continue working to restore power and repair infrastructure. Power was restored to the University of Washington Bothell around 10 p.m. Wednesday and the campus was open as of this morning. Read More.

Let’s stop beating the same familiar drum about Mark Zuckerberg’s failure in Newark

insidephilanthropy.com, November 18, 2015
By now, the conventional wisdom about Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million commitment to improve Newark's schools seems pretty much set in stone: that the gift was a debacle, and a case study in clueless, top-down education reform. Newark was just ranked in the top 5 urban school districts by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Read More.

Transfer program for cybersecurity degree offered at Peninsula College

peninsuladailynews.com, November 18, 2015
Students at Peninsula College can now pursue a transition to a four-year degree in cybersecurity with the help of a new agreement the school has established. Peninsula College has an agreement with UW Bothell for students to earn a B.S. in nursing. Read More.

Storm update: All Northshore schools closed today, could stay closed tomorrow

bothell-reporter.com, November 18, 2015
Northshore School District is reporting power has been restored to five more schools today, with 10 elementary and four junior high schools still without power. The district will decide whether to open schools tomorrow based on updates from work crews. UW Bothell had cancelled its classes and activities on Wednesday November 18, 2015. Read More.

Virginia mayor cites Japanese internment in statement on barring refugees

nbcnews.com, November 18, 2015
On Wednesday, the Democratic mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, David Bowers, called for area governments and nongovernmental agencies to suspend and delay any further assistance to Syrian refugees, citing the incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II as historical precedence. UW Bothell history professor Scott Kurashige is quoted. Read More.

Severe wind storm leaves thousands without power

bothell-reporter.com, November 17, 2015
The Northshore School District is reporting that 19 schools lost power today along with two more which experienced intermittent outages. UW Bothell lost power due to the storm. Read More.

Akers named new vice chancellor for advancement, external relations for UW Bothell

bothell-reporter.com, November 17, 2015
Philip Akers has been named the new vice chancellor for advancement and external relations at the University of Washington Bothell. Akers will succeed Dr. Richard Penny, who will retire in January 2016 after nearly eight years of service with the university. Akers will join UW Bothell on Feb. 1. Read More.

Bring organic degree here

heraldnet.com, November 16, 2015
The demand for healthy food is not a fad; it is an ever-growing consumer mandate. The New York Times reported this month about how the country's big food manufacturers, with their processed, packaged and frozen foods, are struggling to keep up with Americans' evolving eating habits. Washington State University offered the country’s first degree in organic agriculture in 2008 before being put in charge of the University Center, which also offers degrees from UW Bothell. 

Parents fire back at report critical of online charter schools

watchdog.org, November 13, 2015
When Colleen Cook’s son had a personal crisis that put him in a hospital, she knew it was time to find an alternative to her traditional public school. According to the Center on Reinventing Public Education, 8% of charter schools are enrolled in an online school. Read More.

Both sides of the education debate are united in scorn for online charter schools

buzzfeed.com, November 13, 2015
In the wake of a scathing report on the failure of online charter schools, pro-charter groups are distancing themselves from the controversial industry, publicly condemning the performance and calling for a regulatory crackdown. Some are even suggesting that the schools should no longer be considered charter schools at all. The Center on Reinventing Public Education suggested tightened accountability measures and increased state oversight of online schools in an issued report. Read More.

The hole Eva Moskowitz keeps digging

dropoutnation.net, November 12, 2015
As you very well know, Dropout Nation has had plenty to write about the saga of Success Academy Founder Eva Moskowitz’s battle with John Merrow over his report on the charter school operator’s overuse of harsh traditional school discipline. But as you would expect, more has been happening since. Sarah Yatsko of the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More.

Time’s up: Full-time virtual charter schools must become transparent together

forbes.com, November 12, 2015
A new three-party National Study on Online Charter Schools by the Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University, Mathematica Policy Research, and the Center for Reinventing Public Education found that students enrolled in full-time virtual charter schools made, on average, far less progress than their counterparts in traditional schools. Read More.

UW Bothell ranked seventh by Best Value Schools

bothell-reporter.com, November 12, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell was recently ranked as the seventh best value university out of 15 in the state according to a list compiled by Best Value Schools. Read More.

Computer games can make kids smarter, author says in new book

seattletimes.com, November 12, 2015
Gaming is good for you. That message might not come easily to parents struggling to pry their kids away from televisions and computer screens. But author Greg Toppo believes kids can benefit from playing more digital games — and they should do so at school. The author will be addressing a private gathering at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Read More.

Turning the page on public education

tulane.edu, November 12, 2015
How does an educator harness a natural passion for learning? Meria Carstarphen, who is a 1992 Newcomb College graduate, has a vision for schools that embrace possibility and positive outcomes. A photograph of Paul Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is included in the article. Read More.

Colonel, alumna, and author wins Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award

dailyuw.com, November 11, 2015
After serving 27 years in the U.S. Military, Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer made a brave decision: She came out. Chancellor Wolf Yeigh is quoted. Read More.

Two more symptoms of a failed educational strategy

nonprofitquarterly.org, November 10, 2015
Weaknesses of the Bush/Obama education strategy continue to emerge. A few weeks back, we learned more about how poorly two elements, teacher rating and evaluation systems and online charter schools, are performing in the real world. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned for a study it completed in collaboration with the Center for Research on Education Outcomes. Read More.

‘Measuring Up’ survey yields suggestions for low-performing urban districts

educationdive.com, November 9, 2015
A new and unprecedented "Measuring Up" survey by the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education looked at 50 urban schools, finding that districts in some parts of the U.S. are making headway, and that underserved communities are finding rigorous learning more accessible. Read More.

Mark Zuckerberg details Newark Schools’ progress since 2010 donation

adweek.com, November 9, 2015
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to the school system in Newark, N.J., in 2010. Five years later, what have the results been? Newark was ranked in the top five urban school districts by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Read More.

As Duval touts top scores for disadvantaged students, studies call urban schools inequitable

jacksonville.com, November 8, 2015
Are urban school districts making inequality worse for some students? Three studies and some national experts think so. A study completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education found that education opportunity for minorities and poor students varies by district. Read More.

7 programs that offer alternatives to jail and court

heraldnet.com, November 8, 2015
It is a scenario that plays out across the country every day: the mentally ill, homeless, the drug-addicted caught up in a criminal justice system that isn't designed to help them escape the revolving door of the streets, jail and the back of ambulances. UW Bothell students have contributed to a reference guide to local social services for first responders.

Facebook founder Mark Zukerberg shows off heavily pregnant wife

wirelessgoodness.com, November 7, 2015
In a post on the social network, Mark Zukerberg shared that graduation rates in the city have increased 13 percent to now stand at 69 percent. In his Facebook post, Zuckerberg cited a report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

Mark Zuckerberg talks about his successes and the lessons learned five years after he donated $100 million to Newark schools

dailymail.co.uk, November 6, 2015
Five years after donating $100 million to remake education in Newark, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says he's using lessons learned about the need for community involvement in his next effort in California. Zuckerberg mentioned the Center on Reinventing Public Education in his Facebook statement, which ranked Newark in the top 5 urban school districts. Read More.

Mark Zuckerberg defends his $100 million donation to Newark schools

businessinsider.com, November 6, 2015
In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to Newark, New Jersey’s failing public-school system with the intention of turning around the schools in five years. In his argument, Zuckerberg cited a study completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Read More.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg doubles down on education investments

usnews.com, November 6, 2015
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is doubling down on education investments, like the one he made in Newark, and in doing so is cementing his place in the controversial and crowded education philanthropy world. Zuckerberg referenced a report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Read More.

15 healthy habits that help you stay focused, according to scientists

hillsdale.net, November 6, 2015
Wolf of Wall Street trailer what was I doing again? We've all had days where we can't seem to focus, asking that question too many times to count. For some of us, those days are more common than we'd like. The term “attention residue,” coined by UW Bothell professor Sophie Leroy, is used. Read More.

Student veterans campaign for free tickets to ‘Salute to Veterans’ football game

dailyuw.com, November 5, 2015
When the Husky United Military Veterans (HUMV) heard UW Athletics was giving complimentary tickets for its “Salute to Veterans” football game Saturday, Nov. 7, to members of the UW’s Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), they were angry. UW campuses in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell have approximately 1,800 student veterans. Read More.

Edmonds business author Carol Sanford to speak at UW Bothell Thursday

myedmondsnews.com, November 4, 2015
Edmonds business author and educator Carol Sanford will discuss what leadership will look like in the 21st century as a speaker for the UW Bothell School of Business Distinguished Guest Lecture series from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 at UW Bothell Campus, Discovery Hall, Room 061. Read More.

Student veterans campaign for free tickets to ‘Salute to Veterans’ football game

dailyuw.com, November 4, 2015
When the Husky United Military Veterans (HUMV) heard UW Athletics was giving complimentary tickets for its “Salute to Veterans” football game Saturday, Nov. 7, to members of the UW’s Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), they were angry. There are approximately 1,800 student veterans across the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses. Read More.

Online schools ‘worse than traditional teachers’

bbc.com, November 4, 2015
Charter schools - publicly funded independent schools - have continued to expand across the US, with supporters seeing them as a way of re-energizing standards in state education. Studies completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education suggested that there is a need for better regulatory framework for online schools. Read More

The risks and rewards of short-termism

nytimes.com, November 4, 2015
The debate has been raging in various forms for the last 30 years — whether corporate short-termism is a problem and, if it is, is it hurting American businesses and the economy? Kevin Laverty, a retired associate professor of business at UW Bothell was quoted.

Edmonds business author Carol Sanford to speak at UW Bothell Thursday

myedmondsnews.com, November 4, 2015
Edmonds business author and educator Carol Sanford will discuss what leadership will look like in the 21st century as a speaker for the UW Bothell School of Business Distinguished Guest Lecture series from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 at UW Bothell Campus, Discovery Hall, Room 061. Read More.

Veterans Appreciation Week at UW Tacoma Nov. 3-12

thesubtimes.com, November 2, 2015
As part of the fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Week at the University of Washington, UW Tacoma will host several events honoring and recognizing the substantial contributions veterans make to our community and to our campus. UW Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh is one of the official hosts of this year’s all-university ceremony honoring men and women for their dedication and service in the U.S. military. Read More.

New study shows online charter schools fail miserably in every way possible

dailykos.com, November 2, 2015
The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) along with the Center on Reinventing Public Education completed and released their findings on the growing "reforms" to education known as online charter schooling. Read More.

Dangerous privatization of education continues

courier-tribune.com, villagesoup.com, November 2, 2015
The crusade to privatize public education in North Carolina has become a hallmark of the folks currently in charge in Raleigh. The National Study of Online Charter Schools, completed in collaboration with the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is mentioned.Read More.


October


Study on online charter schools: ‘It is literally as if the kid did not go to school for an entire year’

washingtonpost.com, October 31, 2015
A new study on the effectiveness of online charter schools is nothing short of damning — even though it was at least partly funded by a private pro-charter foundation. It effectively says that the average student who attends might as well not enroll. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned for a report it completed in collaboration with the Center for Research in Education Outcomes at Stanford University and Mathematica Policy Research.Read More.

Local control of IPS is being lost

indystar.com, October 31, 2015
Local democratic control of IPS schools by ordinary folks no longer exists. First, big outsider money has united with big insider money to make the cost of school board member elections far beyond the reach of ordinary folks. Second, a linked group of “local” “reform” organizations, funded largely by the same outsider-insider big money, are controlling IPS. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned as being one of the “reform” organizations.Read More.

Dozens of UW Bothell students collaborate to create new mobile game Ghostlight Manor

bothell-reporter.com, October 31, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell’s Digital Future Lab announces the release of Ghostlight Manor by student publishers Nybble Studio. The Halloween-themed mobile game is the first commercial game from Digital Future Lab and is among the largest University-sponsored game development projects.Read More.

Edmonds Community College’s Haunted STEM Lab entertains students

mltnews.com, October 30, 2015
Tristen Wheaton (right), 10 of Lynnwood, brother Asher Wheaton, 8, Edmonds Community College engineering instructor Stephanie Bostwick and Edmonds Community College alum and current University of Washington Bothell student Jesslyn Budiman (left) enjoy roasting some marshmallows during Edmonds Community College’s annual Haunted STEM Lab Friday afternoon at the college’s Monroe Hall.Read More.

A virtual mess in education

robesonian.com, October 30, 2015
The crusade to privatize public education in North Carolina has become a hallmark of the folks currently in charge in Raleigh. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned for a report it completed in collaboration with the Center for Research in Education Outcomes at Stanford University and Mathematica Policy Research.Read More.

Sunnyside GEAR UP alumni chosen to promote the program

dailysunnews.com, October 28, 2015
Sunnyside High School graduates Abigail Ramos and Yarelly Gomez spent part of last summer as representatives at the GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy held in Washington, D.C. Yarelly Gomez a junior at UW Bothell will visit area schools and talk about the benefits of the GEAR UP program. Read More.

Everett School board candidates speak out

snoho.com, October 28, 2015
Voters will choose in two school board races up for election this year. Traci Mitchell drew a challenger in UW Bothell electrical engineering student Derek Ogle.

Fight over charter school signals philosophical differences in how schools are viewed

wbez.org October 28, 2015
The architectural renderings feature a gleaming, state-of-the-art school. Robin Lake from the Center on Reinventing Public Education is quoted. Read More.

Cyber charters have 'overwhelming negative impact,' CREDO study finds

thenotebook.org October 28, 2015
Students who take classes over the Internet through online charter schools make dramatically less academic progress than their counterparts in traditional schools, according to a sweeping new series of reports released today. Joint study released from the Center for Research on Education outcomes at Stanford University, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and Mathematica Policy Research.

Online Charter Schools Have An "Overwhelming Negative Impact", Study Finds

wirelessgoodness.com October 28, 2015
The study was jointly released Tuesday by the National Study of Online Charter Schools, the Center for Research on Education outcomes at Stanford University, the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Mathematica Policy Research.

Social media becoming a tool for more than being social

dailyuw.com, October 27, 2015
As society becomes increasingly dependent upon social media and high-speed, accessible technology, it’s unsurprising that the way people respond to crisis events has evolved. Emilie Szeto a UW Bothell alumna was quoted. Read More.

Online charter school students learning less than traditional students, study shows

dispatch.com October 27, 2015
Online charter-school students lose up to a year of learning compared to their peers in traditional public schools, according to a new study. Joint study released from the Center for Research on Education outcomes at Stanford University, and the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and Mathematica Policy Research. Read More.

Online Charter Schools Have “Overwhelming Negative Impact,” Study Finds

buzzfeed.com October 27, 2015
Online charter schools, which enroll 200,000 students nationwide, have an “overwhelming negative impact” on the academic outcomes of students by almost every measure, according to a series of sweeping national reports released today by three different policy and research centers. The Center on Reinventing Public Education Study is mentioned. Read More.

Online-only schools show dismal performance. What can be done?

hechingerreport.org October 27, 2015
Students who attend online charter schools – and receive no instruction from an in-person teacher – tend to do much worse than their peers in bricks-and-mortar schools, according to new research released Tuesday. Joint study released from the Center for Research on Education outcomes at Stanford University, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and Mathematica Policy Research. Read More.

Online Charter Schools Have An “Overwhelming Negative Impact”, Study Finds

tjcnewspaper.com October 27, 2015
The center is one of three research institutes that produced separate reports that were released collectively asthe National Study of Online Charter Schools. Joint study released from the Center for Research on Education outcomes at Stanford University, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and Mathematica Policy Research. Read More.

Study: Cyber charter schools in Pa., across country failing students

mcall.com October 27, 2015
Students who take online classes through cyber charter schools, including those in Pennsylvania, perform significantly less than their peers attending traditional schools, a national study found. Joint study released from the Center for Research on Education outcomes at Stanford University, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and Mathematica Policy Research. Read More.

Cyber charter schools in Pa., across country failing students

nysepost.com October 27, 2015
For example, at Match Charter Public School, which serves students in pre-kindergarten to grade 12, 73 percent of students qualify as high-need, including 34.7 percent of students who are English-language learners and 15.2 percent of students have special education needs. Joint study released from the Center for Research on Education outcomes at Stanford University, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and Mathematica Policy Research. Read More.

Study: Cyber charter schools failing their student

philly.com, October 27, 2015
A massive national study of online charter schools has found that 70 percent of students at cyber schools are falling behind their peers at traditional public institutions. Joint study released from the Center for Research on Education outcomes at Stanford University, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and Mathematica Policy Research. Read More.

Stanford study shows that online charter school students are lagging

washingtonpost.com, October 27, 2015
Students in the nation’s virtual K-12 charter schools — who take all of their classes via computer from home — learn significantly less on average than students at traditional public schools, a new study has found. Joint study released from the Center for Research on Education outcomes at Stanford University, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and Mathematica Policy Research. Read More.

Online charter school students falling behind peers

freep.com, October 27, 2015
Students attending online charter schools nationwide are lagging far behind peers who attend traditional brick-and-mortar schools, according to groundbreaking research released today. Robin Lake from the Center on Reinventing Public Education is quoted. Read More.

A tale of two minimum wages: UW students hit the jackpot, UC students barred from raise

thecollegefix.com, October 27, 2015
Student employees at two major West Coast university systems are getting wage increases over the next few years. Bothell campus is increasing minimum wage for student workers. Read More.

Kids in online schools fall way behind others in Ohio and nationwide, Stanford's CREDO finds

cleveland.com, October 27, 2015
OLUMBUS, Ohio - Kids in Ohio's online charter schools fall way behind their peers in traditional schools and learn almost nothing at all in online math classes, a national report by Stanford University's Center for Research of Educational Outcomes (CREDO) has found. Robin Lake, director of the Center for Reinventing Public Education, which released a companion study on state policies covering e-schools called the results "sobering." Read More.

Annual Homeschooling College Fair set for November 7

bothell-reporter.com, October 27, 2015
For nearly a decade, the Pacific Northwest Homeschool College Fair has introduced students to high-quality post-secondary options. “This year’s Fair will be held on Nov. 7 in Mobius Hall at UW Bothell.” Read More.

Online charter school students learning less than traditional students, study shows

dispatch.com, October 27, 2015
Online charter-school students in Ohio and elsewhere lose up to a year of learning compared to their peers in traditional public schools, according to a new study released Tuesday. The report was released jointly Tuesday by Stanford University’s Center for Research of Educational Outcomes, the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Mathematica Policy Research. Read More.

Improving Santa Ana schools have a long way to go

ocregister.com, October 25, 2015
When you’re trailing by several runs late in a baseball game, it’s no time to bunt. Yet in the realm of education, policymakers routinely settle for minuscule measures that won’t fix the large disparities in student performance. A report completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education called for aggressive reforms to address failures they found in urban education. Read More.

New recreation center in Bothell, Washington serves two schools

clubindustry.com, October 23, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College have opened a joint recreation and activities center on their shared campus in Bothell, Washington. Read More.

Expert: Engage families in underperforming districts for better educational outcomes

diverseeducation.com, October 22, 2015
A Department of Education report released Monday found that “states continue to increase high school graduation rates and narrow the gap for traditionally underserved students, including low-income students, minority students, students with disabilities and English learners.” The Center on Reinventing Public Education found that there were bleak educational opportunities around the country. Read More.

Black achievement gaps aren’t about poverty

dropoutnation.net, October 22, 2015
Every few months someone in public life claims that the fundamental issue affecting education in the United States is not the fact that the descendants of enslaved Africans have fewer educational opportunities than others, but that it is parental income, parental education levels, geography, teen culture or the type of pet in the household. A report completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education found little educational opportunities for black children and their peers. Read More.

New Dawg Pack committee to include student voice in game-day experience

dailyuw.com, October 21, 2015
The Dawg Pack Advisory Committee (DPAC) is the “Disneyland of advisory committees,” according to Leigh Friedman, the ASUW director of Campus Partnerships and DPAC Chair. UW Bothell students will also be on the committee. Read More.

The search for the mathematically optimal pack of cigarettes

huffingtonpost.com, October 21, 2015
Is it possible to arrange 20 infinitely long cigarettes in such a way that each one touches the other 19? No bending or breaking is allowed. Cutting off the unneeded ends--away from the zones where cigarettes touch--we'd have finite cigarettes (of the same length, if desired) which could be packaged up and sold as unique keepsakes. No smoke, no fire. UW Bothell is mentioned for its team of mathematicians that found a new way to tile the plane. Read More.

Take 2: Oregon alum to abusive Huskies fans – this rivalry doesn’t need you

seattletimes.com, October 20, 2015
An Oregon Ducks fan who lives in Seattle is tired of taking abuse, and Saturday's Oregon-Washington game at Husky Stadium was the last straw. The writer states that he experienced vandalism while living near the UW Bothell campus. Read More.

McMenamins opens its first Seattle-area hotel

seattlemag.com, October 19, 2015
When the City of Bothell invited McMenamins to consider the city’s landmark 1930s-era Art Deco Anderson School as a site for its first Seattle-area hotel, the Oregon-based family business, led by brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin, was faced with an exciting, and perhaps slightly daunting, challenge. The school would be the largest historic property the hospitality group had ever converted into one of its signature hotel/breweries. The University of Washington Bothell is mentioned for having 10,000 people. Read More.

No, DPS reforms have not been successful

denverpost.com, October 19, 2015
We have 10 years of data on education “reform” in Denver. Three out of seven seats on the Denver School Board are being contested Nov. 3. Here are some important Denver Public Schools data with which you should be acquainted before you vote... A report card analyzing the status of 50 urban school districts by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is used in the author’s argument.

McMenamins North Shore Lagoon blends tiki bar, swimming pool

oregonlive.com, October 17, 2015
Seattle residents no longer have to get on an airplane to visit the South Seas, now that McMenamins has opened its North Shore Lagoon, complete with swimming pool and tiki bar. UW Bothell is mentioned for being a satellite campus of UW Seattle. Read More.

Making prosthetic limbs more affordable

local15tv.com, October 16, 2015
A team of students at the University of Washington in Bothell is trying to make prosthetic limbs a lot more affordable. They're using desktop computers, a video game controller, and a 3D printer to reinvent the technology that allows amputees to gain some mobility.

Twin cities education ‘not living up to’ potential, nonprofit says

bringmethenews.com, October 16, 2015
A nonprofit education group announced it’s been given $4 million to help reduce the achievement gap in Twin Cities schools – after its annual “report card” highlighted major racial and socio-economic disparities. A study completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education found that Minneapolis has one of the lowest graduation rates for major urban areas in the United States. Read More.

South Asian Film Festival returns to Renton next weekend

rentonreporter.com, October 15, 2015
For the second year in a row, the largest South Asian film festival in the country will be bringing the party to Renton for a weekend of movies and fun, including the festival’s closing gala and awards ceremony. “The festival also includes a two-day symposium at the University of Washington (Seattle/Bothell) called ‘Human Rights and the Politics of Filmmaking in South Asia,’ sponsored by South Asia Center, scheduled for Oct. 19-20.” Read More.

UW appoints Cauce as President- The University’s first woman and openly gay president

nwasianweekly.com, October 15, 2015
It takes 154 years for the University of Washington to select a woman president. UW Bothell’s Chancellor Emeritus Kenyon Chan is quoted. Read More.

UW Bothell School of Business launches the responsible business distinguished guest lecture series

prweb.com, October 14, 2015
The University Of Washington Bothell School Of Business is pleased to launch its new Responsible Business Distinguished Guest Lecture series. The events will feature distinguished business leaders from the region who exemplify the innovative practices that are central to the leading-edge educational experience at UW Bothell. The free lectures are open to businesspersons and members of the community. Read More.

UW Bothell aligns with UW Seattle in minimum wage increase

theweatherspace.com, gosporttimes.com, October 05, 2015
The university announced a few days later that it was increasing the minimum pay for student workers to $11 an hour. The minimum wage rate for liquor servers, homeworkers and students has also increased.

Ontario’s minimum wage increasing as of Thursday

steelerslounge.com, October 05, 2015
Ontarians making minimum wage will start to see their paycheques grow in October. UW Bothell is mentioned for raising its minimum wage on campus.

Community Extra: Calendar

heraldnet.com, October 02, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell holds an Inspire STEM Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10 at 18115 Campus Way NE. Entry is $15. Geared at fifth- to eighth-graders. More than 30 interactive workshops. Registration required. 

After protests, UW decides to follow Seattle $15 wage law

ledgergazette.com, October 01, 2015
The increase is a result of recent changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and a recommendation from the Minimum Wage Advisory Panel to tie the annual increase to Ontario’s Consumer Price Index. Many departments on the Bothell campus have been paying $13 an hour, the rate UW Seattle plans to get its employees to in 2016.


September


NAC Architecture

djc.com, September 30, 2015
In its Seattle office, NAC Architecture hired Liz Katz as a project architect, Jordyn Prince as a marketing coordinator, Kyle West and Trent Best as electrical engineers, and Iris Yuhui Xu, Brandon McLaughlin, Chris Schwalbe and Grace Soejanto as architectural designers. West received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UW Bothell. Read More.

UW Bothell Inspire STEM Festival expected to attract 700 girls and boys

bothell-reporter.com, September 30, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell will host the Inspire STEM Festival from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 10. The festival will take place at UW Bothell, and will feature hands-on workshops, guest speakers, and a street fair filled with interactive exhibits - all with a focus on getting 5th-8th grade girls (and boys) excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read More.

Coming soon: Become a coug without leaving county

edmondsbeacon.villagesoup.com, September 30, 2015
It just keeps getting more difficult to justify leaving Snohomish County to earn a college education. Today, you can make the short trip to Everett Community College or Edmonds Community College. At both locations, you can pick up a bachelor’s degree after earning your associate degree. Everett Community College offers degree completion programs from UW Bothell. Read More.

University of Washington Bothell to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

bothell-reporter.com, September 30, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell announced a plan Monday evening to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all campus employees by 2017, a plan which has excited university administration and students. Read More.

AFT’s $2.6 million bayou state play

dropoutnation.net, September 30, 2015
Tuesday’s Dropout Nation analysis of American Federation of Teachers’ 2014-2015 financial disclosure to the U.S. Department of Labor certainly offered plenty of insight on how it is buying influence on the national level. The Center on Reinventing Public Education points out the necessity for parents to be able to choose where their children go to school. Read More.

Simmons to speak on change and perception of college students

videtteonline.com, September 30, 2015
University of Washington Bothell Counseling Center director Rosemary Simmons will be speaking on the topic of change in college students 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5 in the Old Main room of The Bone Student Center. Read More.

Valley teens combine creativity with tech savvy at 3D Teen Hackathon

snovalleystar.com, September 30, 2015
More than 50 Puget Sound area kids and teenagers put their creative tech skills to use at the STEAM 3D Teen Hackathon hosted at the University of Washington-Bothell campus Aug. 21-22. Read More.

Hourly wage grows to $15 at University of Washington

equalvoiceforfamilies.org, September 30, 2015
The University of Washington’s new $15 minimum wage will benefit about 5,500 hourly employees, including an estimated 3,500 students, the institution announced on Sept. 28. UW Bothell is mentioned for being a branch campus of UW Seattle. Read More.

A dream is born

scnews.com, September 30, 2015
Ten years, two legislators, a twisting backstory, $54.6 million, an excavator and a few shovels of dirt on a sunny afternoon, and Washington State University (WSU) is official. The Everett University Center includes programs from UW Bothell. Read More.

UW Bothell aligns with UW Seattle in minimum wage increase

bothell-reporter.com, September 29, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell officials released a statement late Monday stating that they would be following in the main Seattle campus’ lead and raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Read More.

Distinguished academic Dr. Sudhindra Seshadri joins leadership in MYRA School of Business

prnewswire.co.in, September 29, 2015
Dr. Sudhindra Seshadri, formerly with the Singapore Management University, has joined the MYRA School of Business as Senior Associate Dean (Academics) and Distinguished Professor of Marketing from September 1, 2015. UW Bothell is partnered with MYRA’s study abroad program. Read More.

Learning disabilities awareness month: Inadequate vision screenings contributing to epidemic of children with learning problems

financialcontent.com, September 28, 2015
Only two years after The Nation's Report Card showed that only 38% of students could read at or above the level of "proficient," our nation's children continue to struggle with reading -- at epidemic levels. Katie Johnson, one of the teachers quoted in the article, has taught at UW Bothell. Read More.

Chicago’s legal prep charter academy aims to diversify legal profession

tdn.com, September 27, 2015
It was the first day of school, and Jamaurion Leverston was glad to be back. He spent much of the summer indoors — a conscious decision to protect a precious opportunity by avoiding trouble in his neighborhood. The deputy of policy director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Jordan Posamentier, is quoted. Read More.

Trying to understand today’s college student topic of talk

illinoisstate.edu, September 24, 2015
Helicopter parents, Generation Me, Millennials, Emerging adulthood- all are terms used to capture trends of students in higher education. The director of UW Bothell’s Counseling Center, Rosemary Simmons, is giving talk on today’s college students. Read More.

Tiling the Plane

livemint.com, September 24, 2015
An important road near where I live was closed for repairs for over six months earlier this year. It went like this: laborers excavate a huge hole, lay pipes and such like, fill in the huge hole, move down the road and repeat. As you can imagine, this was a huge disruption, not least because the only hospital in the area is on that road. The team of mathematicians at UW Bothell that found a 15th tiling pentagon are mentioned. Read More.

Redmond-area Muslims, others come together to aid Syrian refugees abroad

redmond-reporter.com, September 23, 2015
As refugees from Syria continue to make their way into Europe, members of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmonds (MAPS) have been doing what they can to help. A UW Bothell student, Isra Ayesh, is a member of MAPS. Read More.

Ceremonial ground breaking held for WSU’s Everett Branch

heraldnet.com, September 23, 2015
With the turn of a few shovels of dirt Tuesday, leaders of Washington State University and Snohomish County began preparing a foundation on which will rise a new building and launch a new era for the city. The city of Everett almost housed the branch campus of UW that is now UW Bothell. Read More.

Ten years in, the Seattle South Asian Film Festival examines the meaning of home

kirklandreporter.com, September 22, 2015
The Seattle South Asian Film Festival has grown a lot in 10 years. In 2002, Rita Meher and Farah Nousheen left jobs in IT to found the film nonprofit Tasveer as a response to widespread post-9/11 prejudice against South Asians. Screenings from the Seattle South Asian Film Festival have been shown at the UW Bothell campus. Read More.

As Francis arrives, Catholic schools face trouble

politico.com, September 22, 2015
With Pope Francis set to land in Washington, D.C., today for his historic three-day visit, Morning Education is taking a moment to revisit the state of Catholic education. In the last 10 years alone, over 1,600 Catholic schools closed or consolidated and enrollment plunged by 20 percent, according to the National Catholic Educational Association’s 2014-15 report. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned for requests made in a new report. Read More.

College fairs set for North Olympic Peninsula schools begin Tuesday with Forks

peninsuladailynews.com, September 21, 2015
More than 30 representatives of college, universities, technical schools and military branches will offer information to students at fairs in Forks, Port Angeles, Sequim, Chimacum and Port Townsend this week. UW Bothell will be one of the universities offering information. Read More.

Briefs: Marketing Solutions president named finalist for teaching award

heraldnet.com, September 21, 2015
The president of Mill Creek-based Marketing Solutions was recently announced as a finalist for the 2015 University of Washington Bothell Dean's Undergraduate Part-time Teaching Excellence Award. Read More.

Faculty Friday: Scott Kurashige

washington.edu, September 18, 2015
History professor Scott Kurashige hasn’t always had a passion for the past. Kurashige is a professor at UW Bothell’s school of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Read More.

UW ranks fourth in the world in new measure of innovation

seattletimes.com, September 17, 2015
The Reuters rating takes into account research grants, number of startups launched, patent filings, and number of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. UW Bothell’s focus on STEM education was recognized. Read More.

What do parents think about algorithms choosing schools for their kids?

edweek.org, September 17, 2015
There's skepticism that New Orleans' system of almost all charter schools provides a model that can be imported wholesale to other states. But what about specific policies and lessons? In this part of an occasional series, Charters & Choice explores how New Orleans has tackled issues arising from all-out school choice and what other cities and states can learn from the Crescent City's experiences. Research director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Betheny Gross, is quoted throughout the article. Read More.

Estes is academic standout at UW

bainbridgereview.com, September 17, 2015
Andrew Donald Estes of Bainbridge Island has earned academic honors at the University of Washington Bothell for spring quarter 2015. Read More.

Seattle teachers tentative deal highlights issues beyond pay

columbian.com, September 16, 2015
Striking Seattle teachers who reached a tentative contract deal tapped into the concerns of the community to win unusual concessions: guaranteed 30-minute recess for elementary students and teams created to address race and equity in schools. Wayne Au, associate professor of education at UW Bothell, is quoted. Read More.

MyView: Is Alabama’s charter school law constitutional?

weldbham.com, September 16, 2015
The legislative supermajority in Montgomery would have us believe that when they conjure up education policy like the Alabama Accountability Act or the charter school bill they retreat to a darkened room with their Ouija board and magically re-appear with ideas they alone thought up. Wayne Au, an associate professor at UW Bothell, is quoted. Read More.

Washington State Supreme Court strikes down charter school law, paving the way for other state changes

uprisingradio.org, September 16, 2015
Washington State’s Supreme Court recently handed a landmark victory to proponents of public education by finding charter schools unconstitutional. The system of charter schools in that state was put in place by voters in 2012. Wayne Au, Associate Professor at UW Bothell, was a guest on this segment. Read More.

Charter school supporters are hypocritical and misleading

al.com, September 15, 2015
The legislative supermajority in Montgomery would have us believe that when they conjure up education policy like the Alabama Accountability Act or the charter school bill they retreat to a darkened room with their Ouija board and magically re-appear with ideas they alone thought up. Wayne Au, an associate professor at UW Bothell, is quoted. Read More.

Beardslee Public House in Bothell donates nearly $3,000 to UW Bothell and Cascadia College scholarship funds

bothell-reporter.com, September 14, 2015
Beardslee Public House at the Village at Beardslee Crossing donated 10 percent of all Beardslee beer sales during August to student scholarship funds at University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College. The check, presented at a ceremony last week, was for nearly $3,000. Read More.

Bothell students on the University of Washington dean’s list

bothell-reporter.com, September 12, 2015
Students from the Bothell area have been named to the dean's list at the University of Washington for spring 2015 quarter. Several of the students listed attend UW Bothell. Read More.

Take that, charter schools: Why a Washington court decision will force accountability to a movement that needs it badly

salon.com, September 12, 2015
The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Washington state that charter schools are unconstitutional because they aren’t really public schools has sent advocates for these schools into a fit. The director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education is quoted. Read More.

School teaching, skills for work don’t always match up in Georgia

myajc.com, September 12, 2015
Southwire Company leaders noticed a looming problem in the early 2000s. With the economy expanding, the wire and cable maker in Carrollton was concerned that schools weren’t churning out enough adequately educated students to fill its employment pipeline. The deputy policy director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education is quoted. Read More.

Challenging charters schools and the privatization agenda in Washington State

commondreams.org, September 11, 2015
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, was a good day for me. Late that afternoon the Washington State Supreme Court issued an earth-shattering ruling for corporate education reformers: By a 6-3 decision, they determined that Washington State’s charter school law was unconstitutional. Wayne Au, Associate Professor at UW Bothell, wrote this piece. Read More.

Syrian-refugee advocates in Seattle area say new U.S. plan is good, but not enough

seattletimes.com, September 10, 2015
In 2009, Hussein Ali left Yarmouk Camp in Damascus, Syria, for the U.S. to settle in Lynnwood. Hussein Ali attended UW Bothell. Read More.

Students keep journalism ablaze at RHS

redmond-reporter.com, September 10, 2015
Since the 1960s, The Blaze has been a source of news for all things Redmond High School (RHS). The Blaze raises some of its money by printing UW Bothell advertisements. Read More.

Court ruling that charter schools aren’t public is no surprise

ourfuture.org, September 10, 2015
The recent ruling by the supreme court of Washington state that charter schools are unconstitutional because they aren’t really public schools has sent advocates for these schools into a fit. But their often over-the-top criticisms of the decision are reflective of what is most often misunderstood about the charter school sector and what that industry has come to represent in the political debate about public schools. The Center on Reinventing Public education for its association with the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Read More.

A perfect education storm in Washington state

washingtonpost.com, September 10, 2015
Washington state is in the center of a perfect storm over education. Seattle public school teachers are on strike over issues including evaluations, pay and the length of school day. A post written by Wayne Au, an associate professor at UW Bothell, is included in the article. Read More.

Washington State Supreme Court rules charter schools unconstitutional

therealnews.com, September 10, 2015
Teachers in Seattle have launched their first strike in three decades to open up the school year after negotiations broke down between the district officials and teachers union. Last week members of the Seattle Education Association voted unanimously to walk the picket lines if a deal was not reached. Wayne Au, an associate professor at UW Bothell, is quoted. Read More.

Fall books 2015: Jonathan Franzen, Elizabeth Gilbert, Simon Winchester

seattletimes.com, September 9, 2015
UW Bothell Fall Convergence with Nathaniel Mackey | Oct. 1-2 Conference to explore written arts crossing over into performance; reading and conversation with author Mackey, 7 p.m. Oct. 1; performances by several authors, 1-5:30 p.m. Oct. 2; author signings, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2; performance event with Mike Katell, Alex Martin, Shanghai Pearl, 6 p.m. Oct. 2. North Creek Events Center, free. Read More.

Proposed ‘charter compact’ revived as Shelby County Schools seeks district-charter collaboration

chalkbeat.org, September 8, 2015
Advocates of a proposal to set ground rules between the Shelby County school board and the area’s charter schools are hoping the third try’s the charm. According to the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Shelby County Schools chief followed the footsteps of more than 16 other school districts. Read More.

Dr. Rajiv Sinha, Founding Dean, MYRA School of Business – remembrance and homage

prnewswire.co.in, September 7, 2015
With grief and sorrow, MYRA School of Business shares the news of passing of our founding Dean - Dr. Rajiv Krishna Sinha on July 17, 2015. The MYRA’s study abroad program is partnered with UW Bothell. Read More.

Councilmember judges best projects at Steam 3D Hackathon at UW Bothell

nwnews.com, September 7, 2015
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert was one of several judges at the Aug. 22 student 3D printing hackathon exhibition at the University of Washington’s Bothell campus. Read More.

Seattle’s massively multiplayer $36 billion fun machine: With superpowers in software and the cloud, region blasts away many rivals in video gaming

upstart.bizjournals.com, September 7, 2015
Who knows what Kurt Cobain meant when he sang “Here we are now, entertain us,” but that iconic line sounds like a cry from the growing multitude of video game players. The leader of UW Bothell’s Digital Futures Lab, Jason Pace, is quoted. Read More.

Why did the FBI show up at this Globalist youth reporter’s house?

seattleglobalist.com, seattletimes.com, September 3, 2015
Government agents make a surprise visit to a young journalist’s home with questions about articles he’s written about an emerging protest movement. The young journalist will be starting at UW Bothell this fall focusing on Media and Communication Studies. Read More.

Kari Lerum

theconversation.com, September 3, 2015
Kari Lerum is an Associate Professor in Cultural Studies at University of Washington Bothell, and an Adjunct Professor in Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies at University of Washington Seattle. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from University of Washington Seattle and her B.A. in sociology from Pacific Lutheran University. Read More.

UW officially announces 10-year, $41 million naming-rights deal with Alaska Airlines for Husky Stadium field

thenewstribune.com, September 3, 2015 This University of Washington officially announced this morning that it has agreed to a naming-rights deal with Alaska Airlines for the field at Husky Stadium. For the next ten years, Alaska Airlines with be the official airline for UW Bothell. Read More.

 

University of Washington, Alaska Airlines agree to naming-rights deal for Husky Stadium’s field

aviationpros.com, seattletimes.com, September 3, 2015
The University of Washington and Alaska Airlines have again partnered on a naming-rights deal for one of the university's venerable athletic facilities -- now to be dubbed Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Alaska Airlines will have a presence on the UW Bothell campus now that the partnership is official. Read More.

Spectacular September events

washington.edu, September 2, 2015
Fall quarter starts September 30, so for many of us September is the calm before the storm. Make the most of it with some of our upcoming events! Some of the events include free yoga classes and a free Photo Day at UW Bothell. Read More.

Sound Transit’s wish list of Snohomish County projects grow

heraldnet.com, September 1, 2015
Sound Transit has beefed up the list of Snohomish County projects it may pursue in its next phase of expansion. Delivering light-rail service to Everett continues to be agency leaders' top priority for Snohomish County in the $15 billion expansion known as Sound Transit 3, or ST3 for short. One of the projects under consideration is a rapid bus transit service between I-5 and UW Bothell. Read More.

UW Bothell school of business partners with Edmonds-based Carol Sanford Institute for executive certificate program

myedmondsnews.com, September 1, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell School of Business will collaborate with the Edmonds-based Carol Sanford Institute to create The Responsible Business Executive Education Program. The executive education certificate program offers a path to the future of business by offering a revolutionary approach on executive educator and author Carol Sanford’s experience as to what the business of the future looks like and how to create it. Read More.


August


Academics criticize euphoria over Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley

newsindiatimes.com, August 31, 2015
Scores of academics, mostly of Indian descent, teaching at American universities around the country, exhorted U.S. high tech industry leaders in Silicon Valley to follow standards of freedom of expression and right to privacy when and if they strike any partnerships with India’s Prime Minister and the ruling government on ground that the regime was vitiating these rights and freedoms. S. Charusheela, an IAS Associate Professor at UW Bothell, is one of the signatories on the letter encouraging high tech industry leaders in Silicon Valley to follow standards of freedom expression and right to privacy if they partner with India’s Prime Minister and ruling government. Read More.

US academics warn Silicon Valley of Narendra Modi’s digital India programme

ibtimes.co.uk, August 31, 2015
A month ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Silicon Valley – the first by an Indian prime minister in 37 years – over 100 academics at US universities have shot off a letter warning tech giants of the risks of doing business with a government that has "demonstrated its disregard for human rights and civil liberties, as well as the autonomy of educational and cultural institutions.” S. Charusheela, an IAS Associate Professor at UW Bothell, is one of the signatories on the letter encouraging high tech industry leaders in Silicon Valley to follow standards of freedom expression and right to privacy if they partner with India’s Prime Minister and ruling government. Read More.

UW Bothell associate profs, student find rare geometry pattern

heraldnet.com, August 31, 2015
One person's idle doodling is another's mathematical breakthrough. Two mathematics professors and one of their former students at the University of Washington at Bothell have made a discovery in mathematics that could have applications in crystallography or self-assembling nanomachines. Read More.

Geometric paradise: Explore the realms of wild tiling

huffingtonpost.com, August 28, 2015
What do mathematics and your kitchen backsplash have in common? More than you might think: according to recent findings published in The Guardian, mathematicians have had a breakthrough in the world of pentagons, resulting in a new class of mathematically tiling shape. This newly discovered iteration is capable of continuously tiling a surface without gaps, unlike the majority of its similarly five-sided cousins. The discovery took place at UW Bothell by two associate professors and a former student. Read More.

New ramps part of tolling project

heraldnet.com, August 28, 2015
Northbound I-405 through Kirkland and Bothell will be funneled down to one lane and several area ramps will be closed for 55 hours, starting at 11 p.m. Aug. 28 and reopening at 5 a.m. Aug. 31. The interchange is near UW Bothell. Read More.

UW Bothell professors, former student make math discovery

q13fox.com, August 26, 2015
Two mathematics professors and one of their former students at the University of Washington Bothell have discovered a rare geometry pattern that could have applications in crystallography or self-assembling nanomachines. Read More.

Washington Monthly names the Evergreen State College among best Master’s institutions

thurstontalk.com, August 26, 2015
Washington Monthly magazine today released its 2015 College Guide, ranking the nation’s colleges and universities based on three criteria: social mobility, research and civic engagement. UW Bothell ranked #13 on the top 100 Best Bang for the Buck institutions in the West. Read More.

UW Bothell makes top 20 in national Best Bang for the Buck ranking

bothell-reporter.com, August 26, 2015
Washington Monthly ranked the University of Washington Bothell No. 13 of 233 colleges on its 2015 Best Bang for the Buck list in the western region. Read More.

Test scores don’t tell us everything about New Orleans school reform

fivethirtyeight.com, August 25, 2015
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans is still debating the merits of Louisiana’s experimental overhaul of its flooded schools. But research released this month signals that student outcomes in the city have improved and that the reforms are responsible. The senior research analyst and policy director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Christine Campbell, studied the New Orleans model. Read More.

UW remains No. 7 in Washington Monthly ranking; named ‘best bang for the buck’ among universities in the west

washington.edu, August 24, 2015
For the second consecutive year, the University of Washington held the No. 7 spot in the nation in Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide, which rates universities on students’ social mobility, civic engagement and research. UW Bothell is mentioned for making Washington Monthly’s list at number 13 for ‘best bang for the buck.’ Read More.

Mathematicians find a 15th way to tile your floor with pentagons

digitaltrends.com, August 24, 2015
If you’re thinking of re-tiling your bathroom, you might go with large squares that make a regular alternating pattern, but what if you want a shape with more sides — like a pentagon? UW Bothell is mentioned for being the university where three mathematicians discovered the new type of pentagon. Read More.

UW Bothell presents its Fall Convergence event

bothell-reporter.com, topix.com, August 24, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell will produce its Fall Convergence event from 1-7 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the North Creek Events Center in Bothell. Read More.

IBM’s school could fix education- and tech’s diversity gap

wired.com, August 24, 2015
It’s a sea of black graduation gowns in the belly of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn one rainy Tuesday evening in June. On the floor of the stadium, where the basketball court should be, sit thousands of students awaiting the start of the 75th Commencement of the New York City College of Technology, better known as City Tech. A leading researcher at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Larry miller, is mentioned. Read More.

Beyond choice to parent power

dropoutnation.net, August 21, 2015
Before your editor tears apart the problematic thinking behind the latest version of the Center for Education Reform’s so-called Parent Power Index, let’s give the organization credit for at least providing a measure of which states are expanding opportunities for high-quality education. Reports completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education are mentioned. Read More.

Fixing a broken educational system: A public forum on the school-to-prison pipeline

iexaminer.org, August 20, 2015
The full parking lot spilling over onto nearby neighborhood streets was a good indication that the July 29 public forum, “The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Education, not Criminalization of our Youth,” was well attended. Wayne Au, a professor at UW Bothell, gave a keynote speech at the public forum. Read More.

Ambassador Spotlight: Mariah Crystal

washington.edu, August 20, 2015
We talked with Whole U Ambassador Mariah Crystal, an international admissions advisor/recruiter at UW Bothell, about serving in the Peace Corps and why she wanted to be part of our program when she returned. Crystal graduated from UW Bothell with a Master of Arts in Policy Studies degree. Read More.

Quadrilateral tile discovery solves decades-long math problem

redorbit.com, August 20, 2015
Even though they might be easy to understand, some math problems are so complex that their solution ekes forward decades at a time. Researchers from UW Bothell discovered the 15th pentagon that can tile a plane – or fit together perfectly to cover any level surface without overlaps or gaps. Read More.

Geometric paradise: Explore the realms of wild tiling

archdaily.com, August 19, 2015
What do mathematics and your kitchen backsplash have in common? More than you might think: according to recent findings published in The Guardian, mathematicians have had a breakthrough in the world of pentagons, resulting in a new class of mathematically tiling shape. UW Bothell is mentioned for being the campus where three mathematicians discovered the new type of pentagon. Read More.

EnableCon2015: e-NABLE celebrates another year 3D printing affordable prostheses on Oct. 24th

3dprint.com, August 19, 2015
A team of mathematicians has wowed the math world with their discovery of a new kind of pentagon capable of "tiling a plane"--that is, fitting together on a flat surface without overlapping or leaving any gaps. Ivan Owen, an Entrepreneur in Residence at UW Bothell, is the co-creator of the 3D-printed hand. Read More.

Historic ‘tile’ discovery gives math world a big jolt

huffingtonpost.com, August 19, 2015
A team of mathematicians has wowed the math world with their discovery of a new kind of pentagon capable of "tiling a plane"--that is, fitting together on a flat surface without overlapping or leaving any gaps. UW Bothell is mentioned for being the campus where three mathematicians discovered the new type of pentagon. Read More.

Gold Bar man's varied career leads him to purple food truck

heraldnet.com, August 19, 2015
Step up to this Japanese food truck and smell the bacon. As in bacon fried rice, bacon yakisoba and bacon sushi. The purple sushi truck will be coming to UW Bothell soon! Read More.

Butoh Troupe Sankai Juku to perform UMUSUNA: MEMORIES BEFORE HISTORY, 10/1

broadwayworld.com, August 17, 2015
Declared "one of the most original and startling dance theater groups to be seen" by The New York Times, Sankai Juku weaves meticulous spellbinding movement with breathtaking visual spectacle to create deeply moving theatrical experiences. Diana Garcia-Snyder, a UW Bothell lecturer, will be giving a lecture on her perspectives on butoh prior to performances. Read More.

Mathematicians find new 'perfect shape' that solves one of their most complex problems

yenetatube.com, August 17, 2015
The discovery was made by researchers at Washington University using a computer program written by an undergraduate student. UW Bothell is mentioned for being the campus where three mathematicians discovered the new type of pentagon. Read More.

Politicians speak at North Creek Forest

nwnews.com, August 17, 2015
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray visited Bothell’s North Creek Forest last Thursday, and asked Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which provided grants that helped preserve North Creek Forest. A UW Bothell student, Jordan Muhs, is quoted. Read More.

French six-year-old receives 3D-printed hand

english.rfi.fr, August 17, 2015
A six-year-old French boy was to receive an 3D-printed artificial hand on Monday evening. The hand will be replaced as Maxence Contegal, who was born without a right hand, grows. Ivan Owen, an Entrepreneur in Residence at UW Bothell, is the co-creator of the 3D-printed hand. The e-NABLE conference will be held at UW Bothell in October. Read More.

Computer finds new pentagonal tiling- with some human help

i-programmer.info, August 15, 2015
Jennifer McLoud-Mann had almost come to believe that her last two years of work had been for naught. UW Bothell is mentioned for being the university where three mathematicians discovered the new type of pentagon. Read More.

With discovery, 3 scientists chip away at an unsolvable math problem

npr.org, kpbs.org, August 14, 2015
Jennifer McLoud-Mann had almost come to believe that her last two years of work had been for naught. UW Bothell is mentioned for being the university where three mathematicians discovered a new type of pentagon. Read More.

UW Bothell ranks at head of class for value in state

heraldnet.com, August 14, 2015
Education is a family affair for Ayva Thomas. Her mother and grandmother are teachers who instilled in Thomas a love of learning. Read More.

Faculty Friday: Dan Berger

washington.edu, August 14, 2015
Cell phones and dashboard cameras capture shootings and chokeholds. Jumbled storylines lead to suspensions and resignations. Protestors clash with police. The world watches. Dan Berger is an assistant professor for UW Bothell’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Read More.

District approves of charter school application, schedule vote

trib.com, August 13, 2015
Backers of Natrona County's first charter school cleared an important hurdle this week when district officials approved their application and scheduled a final vote on the matter. Incidents mentioned in the article were included in a report completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Read More.

In the market for a new bathroom tile? Here’s one that’s also a mathematical discovery

fastcodesign.com, August 13, 2015
The pentagon is not a shape you typically see used for tiling. Take a peek at your average bathroom tile pattern and you'll probably see triangles, quadrilaterals, or hexagons—shapes that, when tessellated, don't overlap or leave any gaps. That's what mathematicians call being able to "tile the plane," and regular pentagons, with their five equal length sides, can't do it without a second shape added in. UW Bothell is mentioned for being the university where three mathematicians discovered the new type of pentagon. Read More.

5 reasons to celebrate national yoga month with the Whole U

washington.edu, August 13, 2015
Last year over 700 UW faculty and staff celebrated National Yoga Month with us. This September, we want to make it easy for even more faculty and staff to give yoga a try or to reinvigorate their practice. Here are five reasons why you should. There will be free yoga classes held on the UW Bothell campus. Read More.

5 key takeaways about school improvement in Cleveland

freshwatercleveland.com, August 13, 2015
Four years ago, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) was in pretty bad shape. “We had made it to ‘continuous improvement’ status [with the Ohio Department of Education], then fell back to ‘academic watch’ and then to ‘academic emergency,’” recalls CEO Eric Gordon. The district moved to a portfolio model, inspired by research done by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Read More.

Lessons from the trenches on making school choice work

brookings.edu, August 12, 2015
In the United States, what school a child attends is determined in large part by where she lives. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly three-quarters of American children attend schools assigned to them based on their residence. The Center on Reinventing Public Education has conducted research to discover whether or not offering school choice to families would promote educational equity. Read More.

Finally, a new pentagon shape that tiles in a plane

zmescience.com, August 11, 2015
Both bathroom decorators and mathematicians have a reason to rejoice (how often does that happen?). Using a computer algorithm, a group of mathematicians at the University of Washington Bothell discovered the 15th kind of pentagon that can tile in a plane. Read More.

UW Bothell student David Ricker awarded BECU Foundation scholarship

bothell-reporter.com, August 11, 2015
The BECU Foundation has awarded $3,000 scholarships to 80 student-members, including University of Washington Bothell Campus student David Ricker. Read More.

Attack on the pentagon results in discovery of new mathematical tile

theguardian.com, August 11, 2015
In the world of mathematical tiling, news doesn’t come bigger than this. UW Bothell’s Casey Mann, Jennifer McLoud, and David Von Derau are mentioned for their discovery of a new type of pentagon. Read More.

U.S. Representative holds roundtable discussion with local school districts

nwnews.com, August 10, 2015
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene met with local educators, including Northshore School District Superintendent Larry Francois, NSD School Board President Janet Quinn and NSD School Board Vice President Amy Cast, last Tuesday at the NSD Administration Building in Bothell. Leaders from UW Bothell joined the discussion. Read More.

A New Way To Tile Your Floor (If You Like Pentagons)

forbes.com, August 6, 2015
At some point in your life you’ve probably created a tiling on a piece of paper. Take a shape and repeat it infinitely across the plane by matching up sides, leaving no gaps anywhere. Casey Mann, Jennifer McLoud, and David Von Derau, of UW Bothell found a new way of pentagonal tiling. Read More.

Learning from the legacy of a catastrophic eruption

newyorker.com, August 5, 2015
On the morning of May 18, 1980, in southwestern Washington State, an earthquake on the northern flank of Mt. St. Helens released an immense landslide, a blast of superheated gas and rock, and a fifteen-mile-high plume of ash. Cynthia Chang, an Assistant Professor for UW Bothell’s School of STEM Biological Sciences Division, is researching the eruption. Read More.

Spotlight on youth

columbian.com, August 5, 2015
Tegan Stuart of Vancouver, daughter of Jon and Sharman Stuart of Vancouver, is a 2015 graduate of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory High School in Milwaukie, Ore. One of the students recognized for receiving a scholarship, Leslie Garcia, plans on attending UW Bothell to study nursing. Read More.

UW Bothell to create ‘Responsible Business Executive' program

heraldnet.com, August 5, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell School of Business will collaborate with the Carol Sanford Institute to create The Responsible Business Executive Education Program. Read More.

Beardslee Public House to donate 10 percent of beer sales in August to local scholarship funds

bothell-reporter.com, August 4, 2015
Beardslee Public House at the Village at Beardslee Crossing is set to open on Aug. 10. From opening day through the end of August, Beardslee Public House will donate 10 percent of all Beardslee beer sales to student scholarship funds at University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College. Read More.

Environmental concerns void Bothell development regulations

seattletimes.com, August 2, 2015
A Bothell ordinance to allow increased residential development in the environmentally sensitive North Creek watershed has been rejected by a state Growth Management Hearings Board. The rejection was supported by Ann Aagaard, the same activist who contributed to the preservation and restoration of the 52-acre wetland on UW Bothell’s campus. Read More.

What is the future for the Weyerhaeuser property? | Letter

federalwaymirror.com, August 2, 2015
Like many of you, I was startled when I first read that Weyerhaeuser would be leaving Federal Way in 2016 after what will have been 45 years in the city. After the initial shock and sense of loss comes the question: “What’s next?” UW Bothell is mentioned as one of two branch campuses existing in the Puget Sound Region. Read More.


July


Old Hands, New Hurdles: State Chiefs Who Take the Local Reins

edweek.org, July 30, 2015
When state school superintendents decide to leave their posts in favor of running districts, an outsider might see it as a step down the traditional K-12 career ladder. Paul Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. Read More.

School Innovation Networks Rife with Technical, Logistical Challenges

govtech.com, July 30, 2015
Key & Peele released a new sketch, “TeachersCenter,” that focuses on the ways our society devalues teachers by comparing them to professional athletes. Most of the time they focused on salaries and endorsements. Steven Hodas, a practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Publication, is quoted. Read More.

Key and Peele Sketch Raises an Important Question: Why Aren’t Teachers Paid More?

thinkprogress.org, July 29, 2015
Frustrated by the lack of innovation in K-12 education, a growing number of district leaders are giving small networks of schools the freedom and resources to try new approaches with classroom technology. But the approach can be rife with technical and logistical challenges, as can be seen in the experience of North Carolina’s 145,000-student Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. A UW Bothell Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences professor, Dan Goldhaber, is mentioned. Read More.

Burlington alumni foundation awards 42 scholarships

goskagit.com, July 29, 2015
The Burlington-Edison Education and Alumni Foundation awarded 42 scholarships, totaling $56,000, this spring to graduating high school seniors. One of the scholarship recipients, Alexander Gentry, plans on studying computer science at UW Bothell. Read More.

UW Bothell School of Business partners with Carol Sanford Institute for Executive Education Certificate Program

bothell-reporter.com, ssuchronicle.com, July 29, 2015
The University of Washington Bothell School of Business will collaborate with the Carol Sanford Institute to create The Responsible Business Executive Education Program. Read More.

GGV launches second SEA fund, releases report on ecosystem

digitalnewsasia.com, July 29, 2015
SINGAPORE-headquartered Golden Gate Ventures (GGV) has launched the US$50-million Golden Gate Ventures Fund II LP fund, its second for South-East Asian tech startups. Xiahua (Anny) Wei, an Assistant Professor for UW Bothell’s School of Business, worked with other professors to prepare the report. Read More.

Freedom to experiment presents challenges for school innovation networks

edweek.org, July 29, 2015
Frustrated by the lack of innovation in K-12 education, a growing number of district leaders are giving small networks of schools the freedom and resources to try new approaches with classroom technology. Steven Hodas, a practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. Read More.

Meet new superintendent Fredrika Smith

monroemonitor.com, July 28, 2015
The school district was having parent teacher conferences, but in the special education department, not a single parent showed up. Fredrika Smith, then a special education teacher in the district, decided to believe that the reason was not that the parents of the children didn’t care. Smith is a lecturer at UW Bothell. Read More.

State's top aerospace adviser leaves Olympia to join WSU

heraldnet.com, July 28, 2015
Washington's aerospace policy director, Alex Pietsch, is leaving Olympia to join Washington State University as an industry liaison. UW Bothell is one of an eight-school consortium that offers courses at Everett University Center. Read More.

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.

The Daily Hilario: Not faking it

weaintgotnohistory.com, July 25, 2015
One-man band Robert DeLong — his live shows are a riot — is from Bothell, WA, which is a suburb very near where I spent many of my formative years in the Seattle metropolitan area. In fact, during one summer, I volunteered at the Bothell Senior Center, teaching computers to old people. UW Bothell is mentioned for its growth in students. 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


June


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

Did You Know?

UW Bothell has awarded more than 18,000 degrees.