June - December 2019


June


Sequim High School graduates-to-be get $3.1M in scholarships

sequimgazette.com, June 5, 2019
A multi-million-dollar check: not a bad graduation present. With more than $3 million in scholarships from local, national and academic sources, Sequim High School’s graduates-to-be are taking the next step with plenty of financial support. Alex Berikoff — William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation Scholarship $1,500; University of Washington-Bothell.

After a year with a new leader, high hopes are giving way to tension within Tennessee’s turnaround district

chalkbeat.org, June 4, 2019
Sharon Griffin was seen by many as a savior when she was drafted last spring to lead Tennessee’s troubled turnaround school district. In a perfect version of the achievement district, the superintendent should act as more of a “facilitator” than a traditional top-down leader, said Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education and national expert on portfolio districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Put the cap back on NC charter school growth

caffeinatedrage.com, June 4, 2019
In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly under the control of the GOP in both chambers for the first time in decades lifted the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. A report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education concluded that charter school innovation has often been in areas like “new uses of funding and governance,” rather than in instructional designs. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The life-altering, world-ending topic they’re still not teaching you about in school

grist.org, June 4, 2019
It’s June, and that means and millions of college students are done with academic classes and free to focus on more important matters like catching up on sleep, spending time in the great outdoors … and worrying about climate change. But, with few exceptions, college courses haven’t been doing a great job preparing young people to face real-world problems and emotions related to global warming. Professor Jennifer Atkinson is in charge of one of those exceptions, a seminar at the University of Washington Bothell on “Eco-Grief and Climate Anxiety.”

Huge victory for Washington State’s students: exit exam requirement struck down!

iamaneducator.com, June 4, 2019
Cue Pomp and Circumstance because many more Washington State high school seniors will be walking across the stage and handed a diploma! University of Washington, Bothell professor Wayne Au has relentlessly written books and articles to explain how high-stakes standardized test have been weaponized against students in poverty and students of color.

Open thread for night owls: The life-altering topic still not being taught in school

dailykos.com, June 4, 2019
Professor Jennifer Atkinson teaches a seminar at the University of Washington Bothell on “Eco-Grief and Climate Anxiety.”

HomeStreet/Miss Madison team takes first step toward reclaiming crown with busy test session

madisoncourier.com, June 3, 2019
The Miss HomeStreet/Miss Madison Race Team took its first step toward reclaiming its championship status with an impressive opening day test session on the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities, Washington, on Friday. First-year crew chief Cindy Shirley resigned during the offseason citing “expanding professional responsibilities” with her job as director of the Office of Research for the University of Washington Bothell.

New Washington law on religious accommodations could serve as model for other states

pri.org, June 3, 2019
Back in 2017, two professors at the University of Washington Bothell decided to offer their students the option to take exams at night, from 10 p.m. to midnight.

School's out

Washington Post, June 2, 2019
The charter school movement is in trouble. A report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education concluded that charter school innovation has often been in areas like "new uses of funding and governance," rather than in instructional designs. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Several Nye County schools will shift to 4-day-school week

Pahrump Valley Times (Nevada), June 1, 2019
Several K-12 schools in Nye County will be moving to a four-day school week with the first year of implementation planned for the 2019-20 school session. More than two dozen states in the U.S. have at least one school district that has implemented a four-day-school schedule, according to from a report by Georgia Heyward named "What Do We Actually Know About the Four-Day School Week?" in the Center on Reinventing Public Education in 2018. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.