June


UW professors hold after-sunset finals for Muslims fasting during Ramadan

saudigazette.com.sa, June 16, 2017
From The Seattle Times: Finals at University of Washington have occurred during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during the day. When University of Washington Bothell biology Professor Bryan White met with one of his Muslim students after final exams last year, he asked her about something that puzzled him.

Ugandan political refugee wins UW Bothell alumni award

heraldnet.com, June 15, 2017
A political refugee from Uganda who graduated from the University of Washington Bothell and the UW School of Law is the recipient of the 2017 UW Bothell Distinguished Alumni Award.

Zero Suspensions And An Unexplained Leap In Excessive Absences In Miami-Dade Schools

wlrn.org, June 15, 2017
In the middle of the school year, Hayden Dallip was at home in Miami Gardens when he got a call from his seventh-grade daughter. “School districts and cities around the country have responded in many different ways,” said Sarah Yatsko, a researcher with the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Bothell police blotter for May 23-29

bothell-reporter.com, June 15, 2017
Friday, May 26 Grand theft auto: At 7 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle theft report in a parking garage at UW Bothell.

University of Washington Profs Hold Exams After Sunset for Muslims During Ramadan

nalert.blogspot.com, June 15, 2017
Professors at the University of Washington-Bothell have started scheduling alternative after-sunset exams for Muslim students during Ramadan, so that Muslim students’ performance on exams won’t be impacted by their fast during the day.

In a Changing Rural America, What Can Charter Schools Offer?

educationnext.org, June 15, 2017
Rural America is not your grandparents’ heartland. Co-author is Paul Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Research Professor at the University of Washington Bothell.

The Slow Road to Salary Gains

nea.org, June 15, 2017
Feeling rich? Probably (most definitely) not, but average salaries for full-time faculty are improving. Includes information on University of Washington Bothell.

The week in school choice: Becoming the man

redefinedonline.org, June 14, 2017
Robin Lake of the Center on Reinventing Public Education has a must-read on how her quest to find an appropriate school for her son changed her views on educational choice. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

You Asked: How Can I Use More of My Brain?

Time.com, June 14, 2017
It’s a myth that humans only use 10% of their brains. Other experts agree. Switching between tasks can result in a phenomenon called “attention residue,” according to the work of Sophie Leroy, assistant professor of business at the University of Washington Bothell.

Can Research Help Us Design Better Education Policies?

educationnext.org, June 14, 2017
One of the greatest and longest-lasting education accomplishments of the George W. Bush Administration, in which I was honored to serve, was the creation of the Institute of Education Sciences. On the other hand, they are the exactly the kinds of questions that think tanks like Fordham, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and many others have been struggling to answer as best we can. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

US professor offers alternate exam time to Muslim students observing Ramazan

tribune.com.pk, June 14, 2017
Finals week can be tough for university students. Bryan White, a professor at the University of Washington at Bothell, decided to make finals week easier for his Muslim students by holding two finals for his Introduction to Physiology class.

United Way summit recognizes people, organizations

Heraldnet.com, June 14, 2017
The following people and organizations were recognized at Monday’s event and last month with United Way of Snohomish County Spirit Awards for the 2016 campaign season: Roger Bouck Award: UW Bothell’s Beta Alpha Psi, Mu Psi chapter and its volunteers for work helping to file 3,712 tax returns at United Way tax preparation sites.

UW Bothell honors community partners

Bothell-reporter.com, June 13, 2017
Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to educate a University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) student.

Prof offers alternate exam time for Muslim students observing Ramadan

usatoday.com, June 13, 2017
Finals season is rough. One professor at the University of Washington at Bothell made his finals a little bit easier for his students who were fasting for Ramadan.

3 Things You Should Know About Crowdfunding Medical Bills

Consumerist6.blogspot.com, June 13, 2017
With the Affordable Care Act in limbo, and the details of the Republican repeal-and-replace plans still not fully known, a growing number of Americans are turning to crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe or YouCaring to raise money to cover their medical bills. Another study, from researchers at the University of Washington Bothell found that just 10% of 200 GoFundMe campaigns analyzed failed to reach goal.

The Broader Philosophical Debate Behind DeVos' Warning to Charter Advocates

edweek.org, June 13, 2017
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a warning for the thousands of attendees at the largest annual gathering of charter school advocates and educators in Washington D.C. on Tuesday: Be careful not to become the new education establishment. Finally, there's been some research over the last couple of years from the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell and the Education Research Alliance at Tulane University that casts doubt on whether parents have the tools, know-how, and resources to make good school choices.

Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research group

Politico.com, June 13, 2017
writes in a recent op-ed for U.S. News & World Report that she represents “a public school supporter who feels strongly that we shouldn't reject vouchers out of hand. CRPE os affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Multi-model study of mercury dispersion in the atmosphere: vertical and interhemispheric distribution of mercury species

atmos-chem-phys.net, June 13, 2017
Abstract. Atmospheric chemistry and transport of mercury play a key role in the global mercury cycle. Authors include Jesse Ambrose and Daniel Jaffe of the University of Washington Bothell.

The Voucher Fight Isn't Clear-Cut

Usnews.com, June 12, 2017
When my son attended our neighborhood public elementary school, he hid under a desk every day. Opinion by Robin Lake is director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a non-partisan research and policy analysis organization developing transformative, evidence-based solutions for K–12 public education, and Affiliate Faculty, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell.

Now that we’ve elected three new members, what does a school board actually do?

pqmonthly.com, June 12, 2017
Driving around Portland this May, you saw more school board campaign signs perched in front yards than November presidential election yard signs. A Seattle education think tank, the Center for Reinventing Public Education, found that black students in Portland were four times as likely as white students to attend a public school scoring in the city’s bottom 20% in math—only Miami and Seattle showed worse public school racial equity through that particular assessment. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Artist Jill Beppu goes beyond the surface to celebrate strength

iexaminer.org, June 11, 2017
Artist Jill Beppu has a love for crows and the natural world. My first experience with her came through this connection, as we sped late one afternoon in her car toward the University of Washington, Bothell campus in search of the flock.

UW professors hold after-sunset finals for Muslims fasting during Ramadan

Seattletimes.com, June 10, 2017
When University of Washington biology Professor Bryan White met with one of his Muslim students in Bothell after final exams last year, he asked her about something that puzzled him.

“Professors Give Post-Sunset Exams for Fasting Muslim Students”

Themuslimguy.com, June 10, 2017
From The Seattle Times: Finals at University of Washington have occurred during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during the day. Some professors at the Bothell campus are keeping their doors open until midnight to allow students who fast to do their best.

KOMO News town hall to focus on Education in America

Komonews.com, June 9, 2017
KOMO News will be airing a town hall that focuses on the future of education in America on June 22, and is looking for questions or concerns from the public. Panelists include Sarah Yatsko - Center On Reinventing Public Education with the University Of Washington Bothell.

Washington Virtual Academy to Celebrate Class of 2017

broadwayworld.com, June 9, 2017
Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA), an accredited online public school, will hold an in-person graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 11, at 2 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Among the colleges to which graduates say they have been accepted is the University of Washington Bothell.

Lawyer, philanthropist to receive UW Bothell’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

bothell-reporter.com, June 7, 2017
A political refugee from Uganda who graduated from the University of Washington Bothell and the UW School of Law is the recipient of the 2017 UW Bothell Distinguished Alumni Award.

UW Bothell professor offers extra exam to accommodate fasting Muslim students

q13fox.com, June 7, 2017
A local professor is receiving praise for holding an extra finals exam session at night, giving his Muslim students a chance to eat following Ramadan fasting. Dr. Bryan White, a biology professor at the University of Washington Bothell, is holding two exam times, allowing students to take their final exams after sundown so they’ll be well-nourished.

WHEN BLACK HOLES COLLIDE: UW BOTHELL SCIENTIST EXPLAINS NEW DISCOVERY IN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE ASTRONOMY

nwnews.com, June 6, 2017
The announcement that a third collision of black holes has been detected three billion light years away validates the work of hundreds of scientists, including Joey Shapiro Key, assistant professor of physics at the University of Washington Bothell.

UW, UW Bothell scientists explain new discovery in gravitational wave astronomy

Washington.edu, June 2, 2017
The announcement that a third collision of black holes has been detected three billion light years away validates the work of hundreds of scientists, including teams at the University of Washington and UW Bothell.

ParentMap Magazine

Parentmap.com, June 2, 2017
In my family, we’re not hikers or bikers or skiers but we can chow down on local fare alongside the best of the Northwest’s fleece-wearing foodies. Also on our radar this issue: Seattle dad Jama’l Chukueke. Not only did the father of a 2-year-old recently start a new gig at the University of Washington Bothell, he works with Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) while also running a podcast, Diversity Dad.

Mature & Unsure: Chastity Belt Embrace the Paradoxes in Their New Album, I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone

Thestranger.com, June 1, 2017
It was a perfect sunny day, and everyone was eager for summer to start, but a little unprepared for it. At the Bothell Block Party and BrewFest, some people were still sweating in jeans and boots (guilty). Sunburned suburban-dad types and UW Bothell students clutching drink tickets waited in long lines for their beer samples.

5 important stories that were overlooked in last week’s news frenzy

Pbs.org, June 1, 2017
Last week, our attention turned abroad, as President Donald Trump wrapped up a nine-day trip overseas — his first as president. Nearly one-fifth of the state’s 513 school districts have switched to a four-day school week. It’s a strategy other states have also turned to in budget crises, Paul Hill, a professor at the University of Washington Bothell, told the Post.

How L.A. school reformers can turn election wins into change: Guest commentary

dailynews.com, June 1, 2017
Last week’s election of two charter school supporters has tipped the Los Angeles Unified School District board to a reformist majority. By Robin Lake and Paul Hill of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.