January - May 2021

April

Former Renton Prep student grades college assignments at UW at the age of a high-school senior

rentonreporter.com, April 15, 2021
Alan Lai studies computer science and software engineering at University of Washington Bothell. 

New design requires thoughtful programming

djc.com, April 15, 2021
Delivering more building for the budget using design-build at University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College STEM 4. In Bothell, Cascadia College and University of Washington Bothell joined forces, and funds, to create an educational resource that is fully integrated to educate their students in science, technology, engineering and math.

Washington state lawmakers advance bill mandating abortion coverage in student health plans

thecollegefix.com, April 15, 2021
A bill that would require Washington state colleges and universities to cover abortions in student health plans recently passed both chambers of the state legislature, and appears likely to be signed into law. Supporters of the legislation included members of the University of Washington’s Graduate and Professional Senate and of the Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell.

Learning Pods are Now Helping Vulnerable Students. Will the Trend Survive the Pandemic?

thecity.nyc, April 14, 2021
The pod concept has expanded beyond the home. In an effort to even the playing field, some schools, churches and community-based organizations have been offering students of all income levels this kind of in-person, small-group option. A handful of groups like are looking for ways to make pods more equitable, such as the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is tracking and researching pods run by schools or community organizations across the country. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Leominster Schools lauded for educational innovation during pandemic

sentinelandenterprise.com, April 13, 2021
BOSTON — As school districts across New England have adapted to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education have been studying and evaluating how various districts, including Leominster’s, were responding to students’ growing academic and mental health needs. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Kittitas County Audubon meeting features Community Wildlife Monitoring Project coordinator

dailyrecordnews.com, April 13, 2021
Laurel Baum of Conservation Northwest’s Community Wildlife Monitor Project, will be the present at this month’s Kittitas Audubon Society Zoom meeting. Baum received her bachelor of science in Environmental Science with a focus in Conservation Restoration Ecology from University of Washington Bothell. 

The Search for Environmental Hope

washingtonpost.com, April 12, 2021
Climate news is relentlessly, objectively grim. Should we ever allow ourselves to feel optimism? Jennifer Atkinson, teaching professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell, is interviewed.

How climate change is threatening Navajo ranchers’ way of life

independent.co.uk, April 11, 2021
The Navajo Nation — covering a 27,000 square mile area straddling the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah — competes with growing cities, including Phoenix and Los Angeles, for its water supply. And as climate change dries out the western US, that supply is becoming increasingly precarious. Margaret Redsteer, assistant professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences  at UW Bothell, is quoted.

COVID-19 has upended education. How will schools solve for learning loss?

Inquirer.com, April 8, 2021
More than a year into the pandemic, how students are faring, and how much they’re learning, has drawn intense attention. “We owe this generation of kids a lot,” said Robin Lake of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research group in Washington state. “What are we going to do to repay them, and how do we know if we’ve made them whole?” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

5 reasons experts think kids will be in school full time this fall

vox.com, April 8, 2021
Vaccinations and research are pointing in the right direction. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research center at the University of Washington Bothell is quoted.

Analysis: As Urban Districts Prepare to Reopen, Most Are Not Doing Enough to Communicate How They Will Keep Students and Teachers Safe

the74million.org, April 8, 2021,
Analysis by Sean Gill and Bree Dusseault of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

What It’s Like To Work In Tech At A World Renowned Travel Company

wayup.com, April 7, 2021
Jesus Moreno, who graduated in 2019 from the University of Washington Bothell with a BS in computer science, is interviewed about his job at Expedia Group as a software development engineer.

What local firms are doing to promote diversity and equity

heraldnet.com, April 7, 2021
To recruit and retain a diverse workforce, the school system has developed opportunities for students and staff to generate interest in teaching as a career. One program is the Recruit Washington Teachers – Bilingual Educator Initiative, which is grant-funded. Local partners include the Marysville School District, Everett Community College and the University of Washington Bothell.

What the Narrative on School Reopenings Has Missed

thedispatch.com, April 7, 2021
Another outlet has been “pods” or “hubs”—primarily self-organized, very small education communities. A handful of students, with the supervision of one or more adults, engage in school-assigned work, supplemental lessons, or self-directed learning. The Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) maintains a database of such organic associations. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Getting back to normal

kiro radio, April 6, 2021
Dan Bustillos, assistant professor of nursing and health studies at UW Bothell, says we don't need to eradicate COVID-19 for things to go back to normal. He thinks it will happen once everybody has access to a vaccine.

Opinion: 'Taxpayer dollars' — the origins of austerity’s racist catchphrase

motherjones.com, April 5, 2021
"The phrase 'taxpayer dollars' has a populist, even democratic ring to it. Gone are the days when we referred to the treasury as 'the king’s purse' or treated taxation as a tithe or gift to the crown. 'Taxpayer dollars' suggests that the money spent by the federal government is owned by 'the people.' ... [But] the question of who counts as a taxpayer is not some neutral, empirical consideration," writes Camille Walsh, associate professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at UW Bothell.

Health Care A.I. Needs to Get Real

onezero.medium.com, April 5, 2021
Unlocking the medical potential of artificial intelligence requires being more realistic about its limitations. Q&A with Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, a lecturer in computer science at the University of Washington Bothell.

Edmonds Center for Arts offering ‘Storytelling Across Generations’ for those with memory loss, starting April 19

myedmondsnews.com, April 4, 2021
Edmonds Center for the Arts is presenting Storytelling Across Generations: A Virtual and Phone-Based Oral History Project, April 19-June 2. Individuals living with memory loss and caregivers are invited to participate in this free intergenerational program, in partnership with the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) and SilverKite Community Arts.


March

Court Documents Reveal How L.A. Teachers Union Gained Upper Hand in Pandemic Negotiations, Limiting Instruction Time

the74million.org, March 29, 2021
As the Los Angeles Unified School District prepares to reopen elementary schools for the first time in 13 months, recently released court documents show that while the district pushed for more instructional time for students earlier this year, the union successfully bargained for a reduced teacher workday — and a lot more of what it wanted. The larger political context matters, said Paul Hill, a professor at the University of Washington and founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Insight: Another danger for kids in the age of COVID: Failing grades

in.news.yahoo.com, March 29, 2021
(Reuters) - Like millions of American children, Brody Cotton has not seen the inside of a classroom in more than a year. "Our worst fear is that a chunk of those kids have not done any learning and schooling in the last year," said Betheny Gross, associate director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a non-partisan research organization. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Washington phasing out Phase Finder tool for COVID-19 vaccine

kiro7.com, March 27, 2021
Dan Bustillos, assistant professor of nursing and health services at UW Bothell, says that it's good news that Phase Finder will no longer be a barrier to getting the vaccine.

DeKalb schools to use grant for learning hubs to help at-risk students

ajc.com, March 26, 2021
DeKalb County schools will use a $700,000 grant to connect students with community resources that can address their individual academic needs. The school district is one of six systems awarded a grant from the Center on Reinventing Public Education and TNTP — formerly The New Teacher Project — to launch learning hubs, a personalized approach to supporting students facing inequities. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

COMMENTARY: WE MUST ENSURE COMMUNITIES CAN KEEP THE INNOVATIONS THAT KIDS NEED

redefinedonline.org, March 26, 2021
This opinion piece from Steven Hodas, senior strategic lead for citiesRISE, and Travis Pillow, editorial director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, suggests it would be a mistake to ignore the hundreds of community-based innovations in teaching, learning, childcare and health and wellness that have sprung up nationwide during the pandemic even as schools return to “normal.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

‘Somebody cares’: How schools are helping with student well-being

csmonitor.com, March 24, 2021
A year after schools shuttered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, educators are increasingly vocal about mental health challenges and meeting student wellness needs. An analysis of 477 school districts in the fall of 2020 by the Center on Reinventing Public Education found that while 66% of the schools’ remote learning and reopening plans mentioned students’ social and emotional well-being, only 7% had a systemwide approach to collecting data on student well-being. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

A federal survey finds that more than 40 percent of students were in remote learning in January

nytimes.com, March 24, 2021
Under President Donald J. Trump, the federal government did little to gauge the impact of the pandemic on the nation’s education system. Robin Lake is the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research group that has spent the past year gathering its own, widely cited data on how school districts are functioning. Lake said, “The data point us to the strong likelihood that the effects from lack of live instruction will add up to significant challenges for kids.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

The federal government finally has data on schooling during COVID. Here are 3 key takeaways.

chalkbeat.org, March 24, 2021
The federal government has released its first, long-awaited snapshot of schooling during the pandemic. “We have a huge and long road of recovery and restoring instructional support to students,” said Betheny Gross, a researcher with the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Dear Educators, It Is Time to Fight for Asian America

zinnedproject.org, March 23, 2021
Although the recent increase in anti-Asian attacks has been hard for all of us, the murderous killing spree in Atlanta has our families, our youth, and our communities spiraling. Co-author Wayne Au is a professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington Bothell.

New CDC school guidelines could mean more kids in classrooms — and more financial stability for parents

morningstar.com, March 22, 2021
'The stresses of remote instruction are clearly depressing labor force participation,' one expert said. By early November, 47.3% of school districts were using solely in-person instruction, according to research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Just over 20% used remote instruction, 15% relied on a mixed "hybrid" model and 16% said the approach varied, depending on the grade. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

COVID-19 changed schooling profoundly — in some ways, for the better

the seattle times, March 21, 2021
While teachers, principals, district leaders and parents forced to shift to virtual learning are eager for an end to the emergency measures, many are already looking ahead and considering which education solutions have worked well, and what parts of public schooling should be permanently altered. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is quoted.

Opinion: Learning standards should be ignored after pandemic

the washington post, March 20, 2021
"I was going to offer scholarly arguments for setting clear priorities as schools welcome students back to class. But a candid math teacher told me to get real," writes columnist Jay Mathews. UW Bothell's Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and Paul Hill, emeritus professor of education at the UW and research professor, are quoted.

How Pittsburgh-area learning hubs helped students through COVID and could change how public education is delivered

publicsource.org, March 17, 2021
Learning hubs provide an outlet for kids to socialize; they provide routine and enrichment activities; they connect students with one-on-one attention from an adult; and they also connect families, youth and children to other needs and services. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is building a comprehensive national database of the learning hubs that exist for students; presently, more than 300 are listed. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Schooling has changed forever. Here’s what will stay when things go back to normal

hechingerreport.org, March 16, 2021
Educators were forced to think big when schools were thrust into crisis, and not just about how to use technology. “This is a disruptive moment” for schools, according to Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Growing Evidence Indicates It Is Safe to Reopen School Buildings

edsurge.com, March 16, 2021
The number of schools resuming in-person instruction continues to grow, as the U.S. ramps up its vaccination campaign and daily coronavirus cases continue to decline. A recent report examined nearly 130 studies on school reopening and coronavirus transmission to understand what lessons can be learned and what conclusions drawn after a full year of the pandemic. The report was supported by the Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

The futility of standardized testing in a crazy pandemic year

washingtonpost.com, March 16, 2021
Critics of federally mandated K-12 standardized tests were upset when the Biden administration recently said it would require states to administer them this year. In this post, a longtime testing critic looks at why giving standardized tests after a year in which children were educated during a pandemic is nothing but an exercise in futility. The author is Wayne Au, a professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington at Bothell.

'No one is sure what to expect': Schools, colleges add more counseling services to address student mental health

edsource.org, March 16, 2021
Schools and colleges are preparing for a rush of student mental health needs as campuses reopen. Many students say they feel isolated and disengaged from school, their friends and life in general, according to a July report by the Center for Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

The Pandemic May Have Permanently Altered Campuses. Here’s How.

chronicle.com, March 15, 2021
The Covid-19 crisis has transformed all aspects of higher education, and the physical campus is no exception. Amy Van Dyke, director of physical planning and space management, and David Socha, associate professor of computing and software systems, at the University of Washington at Bothell are quoted.

Analysis: Learning Loss Update — Districts Quiet on How They Plan to Help Students Recover From a Year of Continued Disruption

the74million.org, March 15, 2021
The just-signed American Rescue Plan allocates more than $20 billion for school districts to implement evidence-based strategies to address learning loss. This is a win for students across the country. However, it begs the question: How will districts do this? By Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is The  affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Lessons from a pandemic

thestar.com, March 15, 2021
“(The pandemic) has created an unprecedented two-way mirror in-between homes and schools that could be leveraged for great benefit,” Betheny Gross, associate director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

How the Trump Administration’s Data Failure Has Kept Schools Closed

usnews.com, March 12, 2021
Now, a year into the pandemic, school leaders, policy makers and education researchers reflecting on the unprecedented upheaval in the U.S. public education system point to that lack of federal data collection and dissemination as the reason the majority of children in the country aren't back learning in classrooms full-time, five days a week. The Center on Reinventing Public Education and Education Week's research center were among the very first to track how schools were operating since they first began closing last March. CRPE is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

What’s the Least Risky Hybrid Model to Bring Students Back to School?

edweek.org, March 11, 2021
There’s more than one way to bring students back to class, but it’s not yet clear which models for in-person instruction can keep students and staff safest. As of February, 43 percent of students had returned to full-time in-person learning and another 26 percent were using a hybrid remote schedule, according to a new analysis by a coalition including the COVID Collaborative and the Evidence Project at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Learning pods and hubs, a pandemic innovation, thrive and evolve

edsource.org, March 11, 2021
Learning pods popped up like mushrooms after Covid struck as the answer du jour for wealthy parents who could afford private tutors. Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is interviewed. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

New Analysis Seeks to Guide Educators on Reopening Schools

wsj.com, March 11, 2021
A year after a new coronavirus prompted an abrupt wave of school closures, the science is becoming clearer about how schools can reopen safely and what role they play in further spread. A new report was cosponsored by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Lake: We Were About to Face Something Big. We Were Totally Unprepared — A Year Later, Looking Back at 10 Days in the Epicenter of the COVID-19 Education Crisis

the74million.org, March 10, 2021
Living in Seattle, we were the epicenter of not only the first coronavirus hotspot in the United States, but the first school closures. Opinion by Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Lessons learned from a year of closed schools

usnews.com, March 9, 2021
A year since schools closed nationwide, the ongoing pandemic and new variants mean educators, parents and children remain in a well of uncertainty. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is quoted.

In rejecting his amendment, “Democrats voted to send reopening money to schools that refuse to reopen.”

politifact.com, March 9, 2021
Rubio takes Democratic school reopening vote out of context. The Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell has been tracking 477 school districts.

Seattle schools announce return for students without union agreement, sparking controversy and confusion

kiro7.com, March 8, 2021
School districts across Western Washington are returning to the classroom. But in Seattle, Sunday brought another day of bargaining without any agreement. Public health ethics expert at UW Bothell, Dr. Dan Bustillos, points out that resources vary dramatically between schools.

Leveraging Educator Micro-Credentials to Meet the Moment...and Beyond

newamerica.org, March 8, 2021
When many schools across the nation moved online in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were new online learning programs to master, different methods needed to engage and assess students, and important access and equity considerations that education leaders needed to address. Recent research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education outlines effective approaches that some districts have taken to help teachers adapt to remote instruction, including “setting aside time for planning, creating structures for collaboration, and developing remote coaching programs.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Who will actually go back to school? Many families of color, kids with health issues don’t feel confident

seattletimes.com, March 7, 2021
If their school building reopened tomorrow, these families wouldn’t send their children back. For families who opt out, districts are providing a range of options. In a survey, the Center on Reinventing Public Education found that most district leaders aimed to keep a remote option available long-term. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Rural teachers struggle to connect in pandemic

stateline, March 7, 2021
CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Kayden Rosebur's first year of high school didn't go as she expected. A study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan research center, found of 477 school systems across the country conducting remote learning, rural school districts were less likely to provide students with hotspots or devices than urban districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

50 best value public colleges in America

newsweek.com, March 6, 2021
Stacker News ranks the public schools that will maximize students' educational potential. University of Washington is ranked No. 32, University of Washington Bothell is ranked No. 43 and University of Washington Tacoma is ranked No. 48.

Reopening a School Doesn’t Always Mean Open. Many Still Frequently Turn to Remote Learning.

wsj.com, March 5, 2021
Districts navigate disruptions that send students and teachers home. A study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is referenced. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

CDC to release guidelines for vaccinated people

cbsnews.com, March 4, 2021
President Biden slams Texas, Mississippi for lifting mask mandates despite warnings from health officials. Justin Gill, a nurse practitioner and lecturer in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell, is interviewed.

As White House Strikes Stronger Tone on Reopening Schools, First Lady and Ed Secretary Cardona Tour Districts Where Most Students Attend in Person

the74million.org, March 3, 2021
Less than 24 hours after being sworn in, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona leaned into the Biden administration’s push to reopen schools, joining first lady Jill Biden Wednesday in two districts where the majority of students attend in person. “The fight feels very, very local. No amount of exhortation from the feds is likely to break through that vitriol,” said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Analysis: Community Health, Vaccination Policies & Local Preference — How 100 Districts Are Reopening After COVID-19 Shutdowns

the74million.org, March 3, 2021
Urban districts across the country have taken a sharp turn toward in-person and hybrid learning in the start of 2021. Analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Rural Teachers Struggle to Connect in Pandemic

pewtrusts.org, March 3, 2021
Nearly a year after COVID-19 upended schools, many rural educators still struggle to reach and engage with students. A study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan research center, found that of 477 school systems across the country conducting remote learning, rural school districts were less likely to provide students with hotspots or devices than urban districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.


February

How school districts are tackling reopening plans, addressing gaps in learning during the pandemic

cbsnews.com, Feb. 27, 2021
It's been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic forced schools across the country to make a shift from in-person to remote learning. Robin Lake, the director of the Center for Reinventing Public Education, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss how different school districts are addressing plans to reopen. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Experts say the Johnson and Johnson vaccine could help rural communities

q13fox.com, Feb. 26, 2021
Friday, an expert FDA panel made up of US Health Advisers unanimously endorsed the one-dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. "It can be stored at higher temps than the other two which means you don’t have to have specialized refrigeration equipment," said Dan Bustillos an assistant professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. "So, rural areas in Washington State, and everywhere else in the United States, can be better served," he added.

Some research suggests Biden’s school reopening goal has already been achieved

politifact.com, Feb. 25, 2021
The Biden administration refined his vision for reopening schools and referred to both a "majority" and "more than 50%. The Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research group at the University of Washington Bothell, found that most school districts were operating in person in December even though more districts were teaching remotely than at any point during the fall following a surge of COVID-19 cases. 

Why some school districts are open for in-person instruction but in some cases, neighboring ones aren’t

edsource.org, Feb. 25, 2021
A growing number of school districts in California are moving toward reopening campuses, but the process has been complicated, in some cases resulting in districts near each other operating on vastly different reopening schedules. Researchers at the Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell have been studying school reopenings for months, and noticed some patterns across the country. So far, campuses in large urban districts are most likely to be closed, small rural districts are most likely to be open, and suburban districts are most likely to be offering a hybrid model.

What will match Biden’s impact on education policy?

districtadministration.com, Feb. 25, 2021
Bringing students back to classrooms will take a substantial resources beyond what many districts can marshal on their own, says Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Fact-checking the Biden administration's sliding scale on vaccines and school reopening goals

cnn, Feb. 23, 2021
A large part of the conversation on recovering from the coronavirus pandemic in the US has focused on the success of the vaccine rollout and how quickly schools can reopen for in-person learning. Analysis from the Center on Reinventing Public Education found that in December, out of 477 school districts sampled 68 percent offered some level of in-person instruction and "44 percent of school districts were offering fully in-person instruction." The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Difficult to split yourself’: Philly area educators on the pros and cons of hybrid learning

why.org, Feb. 23, 2021
While the health implications of restarting classroom learning has been the subject of intense debate, the effectiveness of hybrid education as a model has garnered less attention. “Districts aren’t sharing enough publicly about what they are doing instructionally,” said Bree Dusseault with the Center on Reinventing Public Education, an education policy group that has been studying hybrid learning models across the country since the pandemic began. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

As millions of kids skip kindergarten, the learning gap widens – and schools may lose funding

usatoday.com, Feb. 21, 2021
Last school year was hard enough. Meanwhile, most of the pandemic-era learning pods nationally appear to target or be available exclusively to younger students, according to a recent analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education of 330 such pods, in which small groups of students learn together in a home or another nonschool setting.  The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Bezos and the Bills (a.k.a., the three B’s): A Seattle Business Story

geekwire.com, Feb. 21, 2021
Jeff Bezos now joins Bill Boeing and Bill Gates as the three most significant entrepreneurs in Seattle history. Commentary by Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean of the School of Business at the University of Washington Bothell.

Taylor Hoang primed

nwasianweekly.com, Feb. 19, 2021
Taylor Hoang has donned several hats—perhaps it’s a genetic trait inherited from her mother, who she admits could never sit still. Having received her business degree from UW Bothell, she helped farmers in Vietnam grow more sustainable coffee beans and benefit by exporting them internationally.

As remote learning drags on, parents search for answers about school in the fall

knkx.org, Feb. 18, 2021
Like so many things, COVID-era school is just not the same as being in class with other kids. Ashley Jochim, a researcher at the University of Washington Bothell’s Center on Reinventing Public Education, said getting kids into classrooms in the fall depends on district leaders assuaging the doubts of educators and families that they can meet the health and safety requirements.

Why CDC reopening guidance is just the start of K-12 recovery

districtadministration.com, Feb. 16, 2021
District leaders and teachers need substantial assistance in helping students recover lost learning. Bringing students back to classrooms will take a substantial amount of resources beyond what many districts can marshal on their own, says Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Teachers protest return to school

the national desk, Feb. 16, 2021
Teachers point to delayed vaccines as a reason they do not want to return to classrooms. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, is interviewed.

With Maryland schools planning to reopen, teacher unions say classrooms aren’t safe enough yet from coronavirus

baltimoresum.com, Feb. 15, 2021
As many Maryland school districts prepare to return to classrooms for the first time in nearly a year, local teachers unions are staring down a deadline with a decision: How hard should they push back against reopening plans they believe put their health and lives in danger? “Teacher unions hold a lot more sway over school boards or mayors than the governors or the Centers for Disease Control,” said Ashley Jochim, a senior research analyst at the Center for Reinventing Public Education in Seattle. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

HELP FOR THE HUNGRY: MUTUAL AID NETWORKS THRIVE DURING PANDEMIC

southseattleemerald.com, Feb. 15, 2021
Maria Lamarca Anderson, who works during the day as communications director at University of Washington Bothell, has been volunteering several nights a week to pick up and deliver meals prepared by local restaurants to unsheltered people throughout the city. 

Where The Schools Stayed Open

the new york times, Feb. 14, 2021
The Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan education research group, published a report in August that found extreme positions on schools held on both sides of the political divide. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

CDC Presses K-12 Schools to Reopen

wsj.com, Feb. 12, 2021
Public-health agency issues new guidelines for schools to reopen safely. The Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell, is cited.

U.S. CDC Recommends Schools Reopen With Masks and Rigid Health Protocols

reuters, Feb. 12, 2021
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued new guidance for U.S. schools to reopen, recommending universal mask-wearing and physical distancing as key COVID-19 mitigation strategies to get children back in the classroom quickly. Just 44% of U.S. school districts were offering fully in-person learning as of December and 31% were operating all remotely, according to the Center for Reinventing Public Education, which surveyed 477 of the nation's nearly 13,000 school districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

To test or not to test? Educators weigh the value of standardized testing during a pandemic

hechingerreport.org, Feb. 12, 2021
The children most likely to have lost ground, low income students and students of color, are also those most likely to skip tests, which could leave schools with dangerously dubious data. In December, nearly three quarters of urban school districts — which disproportionately enroll low-income students and students of color — were still operating in fully remote mode, compared to only a third of suburban districts, according to The Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Inside the New CDC Guidance on Reopening Classrooms: Masks and Social Distancing Key Safety Strategies, Vaccinations Not a Precondition for In-Person Learning

the74million.org, Feb. 12, 2021
Students — even those in high school — can return to classrooms full time in communities with low to moderate spread of COVID-19 as long as schools enforce universal mask wearing and 6 feet of distance between students, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Some districts have already announced that they don’t expect to reopen before the end of the school year. And Robin Lake, executive director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington, expects more to join the list “unless parents revolt.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

8 facts about the growing role of COVID learning pods

districtadministration.com, Feb. 12, 2021
'Vast majority' of learning hubs are not managed by school systems, analysis finds. Community-based organizations and other adults are playing a much bigger role in educating students and supporting families, according to a new analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, or CRPE, at the University of Washington Bothell.

To test or not to test? As schools remain closed, debate heats up over standardized testing

nbcnews.com, Feb. 12, 2021
In December, nearly three-quarters of urban school districts — which disproportionately enroll low-income students and students of color — were still fully remote, compared to only a third of suburban districts, according to The Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine? Seattle techies help create site that shows open appointments

geekwire.com, Feb. 11, 2021
As Washington residents struggle to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations, a volunteer team of software engineers has created an online solution. COVIDWA.COM provides a list of sites providing vaccinations and notes which ones have space available. The volunteers include many current and former Microsoft employees and engineers affiliated with the University of Washington’s Bothell campus.

Fewer students attending class amid coronavirus pandemic

scripps national, Feb. 11, 2021
Fewer students are showing up to class as schools continue virtual learning, according to data from PowerSchool. “The harder problem is actually locating students who may have moved or are experiencing homelessness or are in a transitional living circumstance, because a lot of the identification measures to find the students aren't present when you are virtual,” said Bree Dusseault at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Biden Administration Says Schools Have Reopened If They Are Open One Day a Week

wsj.com, Feb. 10, 2021
The administration aims to have more than 50% of schools open at least one day a week in its first 100 days, a bar Republicans call too low. About 56% of school districts were exclusively remote as of Dec. 18, according to the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Shuttered Schools Will Reopen... Never?

forbes.com, Feb. 10, 2021
The science is now pretty clear that the risks of reopening schools are modest. Nonetheless, more than half of public school students remain fully remote. A report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

What Can We Learn From Where the Schools Stayed Open?

new york times, Feb. 10, 2021
The Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan education research group, published a report inAugust that found extreme positions on schools held on both sides of the political divide. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Biden wants to reopen schools. California could hold him back

latimes.com, Feb. 10, 2021
President Biden’s push to reopen schools nationwide could become bogged down in California, where powerful unions are demanding teachers receive COVID-19 vaccinations before returning to the classroom. “We have to figure out how we get the cities operating again,” said Bethany Gross, associate director for the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

With a slow return to school buildings, cameras in Washington classrooms aren’t going away. What to do?

seattletimes.com, Feb. 9, 2021
Even when most cameras are on, teachers’ brains have to work harder to observe and absorb student behavior than when they’re in the same space. “The way online learning is happening now is exhausting,” said Penelope Moon, acting director of online strategy at the University of Washington Bothell. “Simply knowing we’re being observed is exhausting. We’re then performing, all the time. …  It’s a higher cognitive load.”

In some Boston schools, in-person education will resemble remote learning

msn.com, Feb. 7, 2021
Thousands of students in Boston have been stuck at home for nearly a year, dreaming of the day they can go back into school and leave their laptop screens behind. A database assembled by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell found only about a dozen of 100 mostly large urban districts include “livestreaming” (when remote learners log into classroom lessons) intheir pandemic plans.

Education Dept. Launches First Federal Effort To Track School Reopening

npr.org, Feb. 5, 2021
Ever since the pandemic closed the nation's schools in March 2020, there has been no official national source for understanding where schools have reopened, how many hours of live instruction students are getting online and just how unequal the access to learning has been over the past 11 months. In theabsence of federal data collection efforts, private organizations have stepped in, including the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Fewer Children Are Attending School, Remotely and In Person

wsj.com, Feb. 5, 2021
Students of color, those with special needs and elementary school children miss school more often in some states. About 56% of school districts were exclusively remote as of Dec. 18, according to the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan research group at the University of Washington Bothell focused on improving public education in the U.S.

Republican lawmakers across country threaten to withhold funding if schools don't open

sinclair broadcast group, Feb. 4, 2021
HUNT VALLEY, Md. (SBG) — Republicans in Congress and at least two state legislatures have introduced legislation threatening to withhold school funding — or even send the money to private education — if schools don't reopen. By the end of last year, 31.7% of schools were still fully-remote, according to an analysis of a “nationally representative sample” of 477 school districts from the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Got Climate Anxiety? These People Are Doing Something About It

nytimes.com, Feb. 4, 2021
Distress over global warming is increasing, but formal and informal support networks are springing up, too. Jennifer Atkinson, an associate professor of environmental humanities at the University of Washington Bothell, designed a seminar on eco-grief and climate anxiety.

Pressure Grows to Reopen Schools, But Fears Persist

pewtrusts.org, Feb. 3, 2021
In Maryland and other states and cities where most students haven’t stepped foot in a classroom since the pandemic began, the battles are pitched. Ashley Jochim, a researcher at Seattle-based nonprofit policy group The Center on Reinventing Public Education, said deep divides at the local level have hardened. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER AT SCHOOL,’ AN INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN HISTORY

southseattleemerald.com, Feb. 2, 2021
Black Lives Matter at School, a book about a national movement for educational justice that was born inSeattle’s South End. The book includes a chapter by Wayne Au, professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington Bothell.

Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon

komonews.com, Feb. 2, 2021
Amazon announced Tuesday that celebrity CEO Jeff Bezos is stepping down from the CEO role and will serve as executive chair for the company, starting in the third quarter of 2021. "Jeff Bezos is now bigger than Amazon," said Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean of the University of Washington's Bothell School of Business.

Jeff Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO

kiro7.com, Feb. 2, 2021
Jeff Bezos takes a step back, but not out of the picture. Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean of the University of Washington's Bothell School of Business, is interviewed.

Editorial: Teachers stay home due to science, then ignore science when it’s time to go back

chicago.com, Feb. 1, 2021
Chicago Public Schools have been on the verge of an illegal teachers strike, though Monday evening both sides made progress in talks. On remote learning’s impact: “Lower-income kids, kids of color, kids with unique needs like those who have a disability or other challenges — the numbers look very, very bad,” Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research and policy organization, recently told The New York Times. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

What Will “Getting Back to Normal” Look Like?

schoollibraryjournal.com, Feb. 1, 2021
For nearly a year, educators have been scrambling to provide education to their students, sometimes cycling between remote, in-person, and hybrid models several times a month. Analysis from Center on Reinventing Public Education showed that schools offering remote learning jumped from 21 percent to 31 percent just from early November to late December. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The Education Exchange: More School Districts Moving to Remote-Only, Study Finds

educationnext.org, Feb. 1, 2021
The associate director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, Betheny Gross, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Gross’s new research, which illustrates that thesurge in Covid-19 cases is slowing efforts to reopen schools.


January

More young students are headed back to classrooms. Will high schoolers join them?

chalkbeat.org, Jan. 29, 2021
With the school year more than half over, some educators and students where school remains virtual are coming to grips with a sobering prospect: high schoolers may not return to buildings this school year. If it’s not possible to bring back all high schoolers, “maybe there are small groups of high schoolers who can be brought back safely … and then let’s use our time with them in classrooms really strategically to zero inon the critical skills and content that they need,” said Robin Lake, who directs the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is tracking school reopening plans. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Official notice: UW determination of non-significance adoption of existing document

washington.edu, Jan. 28, 2021
The UW Bothell Husky Village Redevelopment project is being proposed in Development Area D of thecampus to provide residence halls, apartments and dining, gathering and office space. 

February 5th, singer-songwriter, Claire Michelle releasing single as part of the Bushwick Book Club Seattle!

blog.seattlepi.com, Jan. 27, 2021
Singer-songwriter Claire Michelle is releasing a single as part of the Bushwick Book Club Seattle, which matches musicians with writers. Claire Michelle was inspired by the Ching-In Chen piece “Asking for Blue.” Ching-In Chen is an assistant professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the UW Bothell.

The stroke of a pen signals hope and caution for Muslim Americans

kuow.org, Jan. 26, 2021
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders. One of them reversed thetravel ban from several countries, many of them majority Muslim. KUOW spoke to Karam Dana, an associate professor at the University of Washington Bothell and director of the American Muslim Research Institute, about the potential impact of President Biden's reversal of the travel ban, and thedamage done to Muslim communities over the past four years.

Teachers Unions Are Keeping Kids Out of the Classroom. School Choice Can Ensure They Learn Anyway

heritage.org, Jan. 26, 2021
National School Choice Week has taken on renewed importance this year, as too many families are approaching the one-year mark of crisis online learning provided by their public school district. TheCenter on Reinventing Public Education’s director, Robin Lake, told the New York Times that the teachers unions’ vacillating responses feel “like we are treating kids as pawns in this game.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Measuring the Impact of the Coronavirus on Teachers, Students and Schools

usnews.com, Jan. 25, 2021
THE BIDEN administration is set to give educators and school leaders the very thing that the previous administration refused them: a centralized data collection to help them understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students and teachers alongside the status of in-person learning for schools and districts across the country. The Center on Reinventing Public Education has been tracking how schools are operating since last March. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Education researchers need to step up

aei.org, Jan. 25, 2021
Millions of students haven’t been in a school building since last March, and an uncounted number have disappeared from the radar of school systems. The Center on Reinventing Public Education, housed at the University of Washington Bothell, has done vital work tracking the provision of remote learning in real time.

Lake: With New COVID-19 Variant, Reopening Schools in Next 100 Days May Not Be Possible. We Must Plan Accordingly, Not Put Our Heads in the Sand

the74million.org, Jan. 25, 2021
Opinion by Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Analysis: Survey of District Leaders Shows Online Learning Is Here to Stay. Some Ways of Making It Work for Students Beyond the Pandemic

the74million.org, Jan. 25, 2021
Analysis by Paul Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

This Week’s ESSA News: Enrollment Soars at Washington State Charters During Pandemic, Wyoming Hits Pause on Accountability, a Growing Divide in Idaho’s Graduation Rate & More

the74million.org, Jan. 25, 2021
A new analysis from the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell CRPE shows a 3% decline in statewide enrollment at public schools in Washington amid thepandemic, through charter schools saw a sharp 35% increase.

Your kid might not return to a classroom this year. Are teachers unions to blame?

usatoday.com, Jan. 25, 2021
This was supposed to be the semester when America's largest school districts reopened. Almost three out of four urban districts are still offering only online instruction, according to a new report from the Center on Reinventing Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Multicultural education: How schools teach it and where educators say it falls short

journalistsresources.org, Jan. 25, 2021
As American public schools have grown more diverse, educators have introduced multicultural education programs to help kids understand and appreciate the differences among them. At the same time, Eakins and others, including education professor Wayne Au of the University of Washington Bothell, have criticized multicultural education for falling short in preparing youth to confront and dismantle racism.

Amazon, Virginia Mason to launch COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Seattle on Sunday

kiro7.com, Jan. 21, 2021
Gov. Jay Inslee announced that Amazon will partner with Virginia Mason to open a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Sunday in Seattle. Dan Bustillos, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell, said partnering with Amazon could give the whole process an enormous boost.

With an Eye Toward Equity, Biden Unveils Plan to Reopen Many Schools in First 100 Days

the74million.org, Jan. 21, 2021
Moving toward his goal of reopening most K-8 schools in 100 days, President Joe Biden spent his second day in office signing executive orders that direct multiple federal agencies to work together to get schools to resume in-person learning. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, said it would be useful for states to report whether their schools are open or closed.

13,000 School Districts, 13,000 Approaches to Teaching During Covid

nytimes.com, Jan. 21, 2021
To assess how public schools have navigated the pandemic and the impact on students, The Times examined seven representative districts. The answers were strikingly different. “Lower-income kids, kids of color, kids with unique needs like those who have a disability or other challenges — the numbers look very, very bad,” said Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research and policy organization based at the University of Washington Bothell.

Local Muslim-Americans optimistic about future after President Biden reverses travel ban

q13fox, Jan. 20, 2021
Local Muslim-Americans tell Q13's Jennifer Lee they're optimistic about the future after President Joe Biden reverses the travel ban. Karam Dana is an associate professor at the University of Washington Bothell and the director of the American Muslim Research Institute. He said the travel ban actually had a bigger impact on Americans who are Muslim because it tore families apart.

Business of … Higher Education

425business.com, Jan. 19, 2021
The Eastside enlightens minds and ignites curiosities at a variety of schools, from four-year university programs to short-term coding boot camps. Director of Communications Maria Lamarca Anderson explained that UW Bothell is known for providing a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning; close relationships with faculty as researchers, teachers, and mentors; and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

First Learning Session of WA Climate Assembly

olyclimate.org, Jan. 19, 2021
On January 16th the WA Climate Assembly held its first of seven Learning Sessions. The final presenter, Jennifer Atkinson from the University of Washington Bothell, discussed “Climate Grief.”

American children losing most by missing school may miss it longest

economist.com, Jan. 19, 2021
This risks widening the gap between rich and poor even further. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education wants to see “national science-based guidance for school reopening. Thecenter is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

How much learning have Washington students missed? The state doesn’t know

seattletimes.com, Jan. 17, 2021
The state’s education agency has not collected information on academic performance so far. “The state needs to figure it out,” said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Thecenter is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Joe Biden’s Stimulus Plan Emphasizes School Reopenings

huffpost.com, Jan. 16, 2021
The president-elect has said he would like to see most K-8 schools open within 100 days of his taking office. New research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education found that over 30% of school districts were now fully online, a number that has grown since the beginning of the school year. Thecenter is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Most states vaccinating more people than Washington

mynorthwest.com, Jan. 15, 2021
New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show most states are getting more people vaccinated than Washington. Dan Bustillos, assistant professor of nursing and health services at UW Bothell, is quoted.

Analysis: A white supremacist coup succeeded in 1898 North Carolina, led by lying politicians and racist newspapers that amplified their lies

the conversation, Jan. 15, 2021
Kristine Gustafson, associate teaching professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at UW Bothell, and Kathy Roberts Forde, of University of Massachusetts Amherst, write of the U.S. Capitol siege and a coup in North Carolina in 1898, "These two events, separated by 122 years, share critical features. Each was organized and planned. Each was an effort to steal an election and disfranchise voters. Each was animated by white racist fears. And each required the help of the media to be successful."

Why schools are taking a ‘U-turn’ on in-person learning

districtadministration.com, Jan. 15, 2021
In a December survey, 31% of districts were full remote learning—the highest percentage of fall 2020. Inan analysis of 477 districts in December, 31% were in full in remote learning mode—a larger percentage than at any other time during the fall, according to the Center for Reinventing Public Education’s “U-turn” report. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

A Road Map for Education Research in a Crisis

edweek.org, Jan. 15, 2021
Opinion by Robin J. Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan research and policy center at the University of Washington Bothell.

Why Washington is lagging in vaccinations

kiro7.com, Jan. 14, 2021
Washington is not administering COVID-19 vaccinations as fast as other states. There is room for improvement, said Dan Bustillos, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at theUniversity of Washington Bothell.

Biden, aiming to reopen schools, set to request infusion of cash

washingtonpost.com, Jan. 14, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden will ask Congress for $130 billion to help K-12 schools reopen, plus billions more to implement rapid coronavirus testing in schools, a far more aggressive response than anything lawmakers have approved to date. With the virus surging, it appears that districts are moving in the opposite direction. Many that were open have closed, according to a new analysis from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which tracks a national sample of 477 school districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Districts Retreat to Remote Learning Even as Biden Calls for Reopening Schools

edweek.org, Jan. 14, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden has made reopening school buildings a top priority, but districts are going in theopposite direction, retreating into all-remote instruction as COVID-19 levels soar in their communities, according to new data set for release Thursday. A new analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which tracks how school districts are conducting instruction during the pandemic, found that between early November and late December, the share of school districts offering only remote instruction jumped 10 percentage points. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Analysis: U-Turn — Survey of 477 Districts Shows Surge in COVID-19 Cases Is Reversing Reopening Progress In America’s Schools

the74million.org, Jan. 13, 2021
The incoming Biden-Harris administration laid out the goal of reopening most schools within the first 100 days of their term. Unfortunately, as of last month, the nation’s school districts are moving in the opposite direction. Analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

KIPP will open a school in Detroit. Can the charter network succeed where others faltered?

detroit.chalkbeat.org, Jan. 13, 2021
KIPP, the largest nonprofit charter school network in the U.S., plans to open a school in Detroit. Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Study: Wildfires produced up to half of pollution in US West

apnews.com, Jan. 12, 2020
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday. The new study matches up with previous research documenting theincreasing proportion of pollution that comes from wildfire smoke, said Dan Jaffe, a wildfire pollution expert at the University of Washington Bothell.

Crisis Forces Leaders To Adapt: 3 Most Time Critical Innovations The Pandemic Accelerated

forbes.com, Jan. 9, 2021
There are many lessons to be learned from our experiences throughout 2020, but one stands out for me: transformation is happening whether you’re ready for it or not. Nancy Hubbard, dean and professor at theUniversity of Lynchburg College of Business, and Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean of the AACSB-accredited School of Business, University of Washington Bothell, discuss the new demographics of higher education students and the importance of keeping up with the rate of change in the world.

How a UW course captured the impact of an unprecedented year

kuow, Jan. 8, 2021
Last year, when it became clear that 2020 would be like no other, a group of University of Washington professors launched a program for freshmen called 2020: The Course. Karam Dana, associate professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at University of Washington Bothell, is one of the professors in a panel discussion.

Following DeVos’s Surprise Resignation, School Advocates Say She Leaves Behind A Controversial Legacy — and Wonder Why She Didn’t Leave Sooner

the74million.org, Jan. 8, 2021
The nation reacted Thursday night to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s resignation. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Op-Ed: Frankly, the kids are not all right

njspotlight.com, Jan. 6, 2021
Attending to students’ emotional, psychological and even physical needs, such as hunger, can do wonders when it comes to improving their academic abilities. The Center for Reinventing Public Education recently wrote about how virtual learning is impacting students who live in poverty. The center is affiliated with theUniversity of Washington Bothell. 

Analysis: What Does ‘Attendance’ Mean for Remote Learners in a Pandemic? How 106 Districts Are Dealing With Absenteeism, Student Engagement & Grades

the74million.org, Jan. 5, 2021
As districts close out their first academic quarter, educators are reporting increased absenteeism rates for both remote learners (double the rates they saw before the pandemic) and in-person learners. Analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Why online learning will only grow post-COVID, despite challenges

districtadministration, Jan. 4, 2021
Internet and technology access ranked as greatest needs in underserved districts. The University of Washington Bothell’s Center on Reinventing Public Education developed case studies of six districts’ online learning approaches during COVID-19.

What the pandemic can teach us about ways to reduce air pollution

sciencenews.org, Jan. 4, 2021
Nitrogen oxide gases produced by traffic are a powerful precursor to cities’ elevated ozone levels, which can damage the lungs and trigger respiratory ailments. The United States has made strides in reducing these gases over the last few decades — but there hasn’t been a corresponding drop in ozone levels, Dan Jaffe, an environmental chemist at the University of Washington Bothell, reported at the meeting on December 9 of the American Geophysical Union.

While schools have reopened in much of the country, many Maryland students remain online

baltimoresun.com, Jan. 4, 2021
While about half of students in the country will be able to go back to their school buildings this week, those in Central Maryland will remain glued to computer screens in their bedrooms and kitchens with no clear idea of when they might get back to in-person classes. “When you leave it to local control, it is going to become hundreds of political battles, and superintendents need cover and help,” said Robin Lake, at the Center on Reinventing Public Education in Seattle. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.