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Jefferson Ketchel: Healthcare and Insurers, we need to talk…signed Public Health

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A career public health professional, Jefferson Ketchel graduated from the M.A. in Policy Studies in 2008 and went on to serve as administrator for Grant County Health District and later, Snohomish Health District. Now, as the executive director for Washington State Public Health Association (WSPHA), Ketchel finds himself in the midst of a global pandemic and broken health system that is ill-coordinated, inefficiently allocated, and overall ...

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Megan Dunn and Jared Mead: Snohomish County leaders

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IAS Alums Megan Dunn and Jared Mead are both members of the Snohomish County Council who’ve retained strong times to UW Bothell. Dunn (M.A. in Policy Studies ’13) is an Everett community leader who was elected to a four-year term from the district that includes Everett, Mukilteo and Tulalip. Mead (Global Studies ’14) is a state lawmaker from Mill Creek who was selected by the council to fill a vacant seat for the district that includes the Snohomish County part of Bothell.

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Price and Ferrare: Comparing Modes of Instruction with Instructor Beliefs

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IAS faculty members Becca Price and Joe Ferrare, along with Clark Coffman (Iowa State) have published an article in a series of annotations that introduce scholars to biology education research. The original paper (by Ferrare) describes how college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses are taught, and how the instructors’ teaching styles correspond to their beliefs about the way students learn. The paper concludes ...

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Virtual Charter Schools Negatively Impact Students

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A new paper co-authored by IAS faculty member Joseph Ferrare finds that for-profit virtual charter schools have a strong, negative impact on student learning in math and English/Language Arts. The study, which was recently published in the journal Educational Researcher, was a collaboration with colleagues from the University of Notre Dame and University of Kentucky. In the study ...

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Melanie Malone receives Curriculum Innovation Award

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone and colleagues from an NSF IGERT program won a Curriculum Innovation Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools and Planning. The award honors excellence in teaching and design of learning experiences that are accessible, engaging, and effective for all students. Read the full award annoumcement.

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