June - December 2020

December

Why coronavirus vaccine distribution is slower than expected

cbsnews, Dec. 31, 2020
The push to vaccinate people in the United States against COVID-19 is moving slower than expected as hospitals across the country fill up. Justin Gill, a nurse practitioner and health policy lecturer at University of Washington Bothell, spoke to CBSN's Omar Villafranca about what's complicating the process.

13 science-backed tips to stay focused and avoid distractions

insider.com, Dec. 31, 2020
Sophie Leroy, a professor at the University of Washington Bothell, coined the term "attention residue" as the reason for why it's so hard to change tasks.

Op-Ed: NJ schools need a plan to rescue students from COVID-19 chasm

njspotlight.com, Dec. 31, 2020
Students from historically oppressed groups will experience much greater learning loss and higher dropout rates due to the pandemic. The Center for Reinventing Public Education, a think tank, analyzed instruction in the COVID-19 era in 477 school districts and reported that only one-fifth were offering live teaching, with wealthier districts twice as likely to provide live teaching along with video. The center is affiliated with theUniversity of Washington Bothell.

Are schools safe? A growing body of evidence suggests that, with the right measures, they contribute little to virus spread.

washingtonpost.com, Dec. 30, 2020
School systems have responded to the virus in wildly different ways that often seemed more shaped by politics than data, according to an analysis conducted by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Disadvantaged Students More Likely to Be Learning Remotely, Study Finds

nytimes.com, Dec. 24, 2020
Research from Columbia University suggests that less effective instruction will widen the achievement gap. “Families of color have good reason to feel they’re at risk” given their higher rate of infection, said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research group. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

1918 flu pandemic has public health lessons for today

q13, Dec. 21, 2020          
Stefanie Iverson Cabral, an assistant teaching professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at UWBothell, is interviewed about how some U.S. cities embraced social distancing during the 1918 influenza pandemic while others didn't and the lessons we can learn for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breaking down America’s second COVID-19 vaccine 

msnbc, Dec. 19, 2020
The FDA has approved a second emergency use coronavirus vaccine in addition to one it approved from Pfizer just days ago. It’s from Moderna, and it’s similar to Pfizer’s product in many ways except one: It doesn’t have to be stored in super-cold temperatures. Justin Gill, a lecturer in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at UW Bothell, is interviewed.

People rush to get COVID-19 test ahead of holiday gatherings despite quarantine recommendations

q13fox.com, Dec. 19, 2020
No one likes an unwelcome guest during holiday plans. That’s why people are rushing to get in line for COVID-19 testing so they don’t bring the virus with them. Dan Bustillos, assistant professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell, is interviewed.

A second covid-19 vaccine is expected to soon roll out

kcpq, Dec. 19, 2020
It can be stored in a regular freezer instead of that much more powerful freezer. Dan Bustillos, assistant professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell, is interviewed.

Seattle educator, activist launches guide to ‘an uprising for educational justice’

seattletimes.com, Dec. 19, 2021
The new book “Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice” was born out of a moment that stained Seattle. It expands on “Teaching for Black Lives,” a 2018 book Jesse Hagopian co-edited with Wayne Au and Dyan Watson. Au is a professor in the School of Educational Studies and acting dean of Diversity and Equity at the University of Washington Bothell.

Why British Kids Went Back to School, and American Kids Did Not

theatlantic.com, Dec. 19, 2021
A study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education estimated that only 8 percent of U.S. urban school districts had returned to full in-person instruction in November. Across the U.K., by contrast, schools—having closed in March—started reopening in June. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Vaccine shipment cut short

kiro7, Dec. 17, 2020
Health experts react to a reduction in the expected coronavirus vaccine. Dan Bustillos, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell, is interviewed.

Microsoft commits $110M more to support workers, non-profits and schools during COVID-19

geekwire.com, Dec. 17, 2020
Microsoft announced Thursday that it is committing more than $110 million in additional funds to help Washington state continue to deal with and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, was at the announcement.

States Renew Efforts to Track Student Attendance as Pandemic Stretches On

edweek.org, Dec. 17, 2020
Nearly two semesters into the pandemic, there’s still no national picture of whether students are actually getting instruction, and ongoing changes to the way states track attendance may mean more students could slip through schools’ radar. Last semester the nonprofit Center for Reinventing Public Education found that little more than 1 in 4 districts required taking attendance at all once schools moved to remote learning during the first wave of pandemic quarantines. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Remote Learning Will Keep a Strong Foothold Even After the Pandemic, Survey Finds

education week, Dec. 15, 2020
When the pandemic is over, there's at least one thing that's likely to stick around in many K-12 schools: online learning. "It's notable that school districts plan to offer more online options. Some students and teachers really value the flexibility," said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which worked with RAND and Chiefs for Change to set up the district leaders' panel. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Covid is having a devastating impact on children — and the vaccine won't fix everything

nbcnews.com, Dec. 15, 2020
“We’re going to almost need a New Deal for an entire generation of kids to give them the opportunity to catch up,” one advocate said. Betheny Gross, the associate director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

Seattle health experts say outreach is key to addressing vaccine skepticism among Black Americans

king5.com, Dec. 14, 2020
The medical profession's history of unethical experiments and practices towards Black Americans means public health must build trust. "For a population as a whole to have very little buy-in for the only real solution that we have to COVID-19 right now would actually compound the injury that COVID-19 is having on African American populations," said Dan Bustillo, assistant professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. 

Rundown Schools in Low-Income Communities Face Long-Term Closures Amid COVID

hechinger report, Dec. 13, 2020
Now, the rampant spread of the coronavirus has exposed a crisis of crumbling and dilapidated school buildings brought on by decades of underfunding and neglect in New Jersey and across the country. Nationally, school closures forced 41 percent of districts with a high concentration of students living inpoverty into offering remote-only instruction this fall, while 24 percent of districts with a low concentration of students living in poverty kept their doors closed to in-person instruction, according to a report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Bonney Lake woman in COVID-19 vaccine trial says mild side effects are worth it

king5.com, Dec. 10, 2020
Julie Peck volunteered for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial at Fred Hutch in Seattle. She experienced some side effects, including fever and chills. But for the vast majority of us, it will be fleeting sorts of injuries or harms," said Dan Bustillos, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell.

Hospitals prepare for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

q13fox.com, Dec. 10, 2020
Hospitals throughout Puget Sound are preparing distribution plans for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Dan Bustillos, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell, believes that public health officials need to build trust for people to take the vaccine.

Threat of Covid may be worse depending where you live

kiro7.com, Dec. 10, 2020
When it comes to COVID-19 infection rates it appears your address means everything. Dan Bustillos, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, and Wayne Au, the acting dean of Diversity & Equity at the University of Washington Bothell, are interviewed.

Long Beach escaped flames during historic fire season, but how toxic is all the smoke we’ve had?

lbpost, Dec. 10, 2020
What’s more dangerous and stealthy are the things you can’t see—microscopic particles as much as 60 times smaller than the breadth of a human hair that accompany the fallout from wildfire, he said. “Those particulates cause most of the bad health effects,” said Dan Jaffe, professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Washington Bothell.

ICU beds across U.S. becoming scarce as hospitals face surge of COVID cases

cbsnews.com, Dec. 9, 2020
Intensive care units across the country are nearing capacity as COVID continues to spread at unprecedented rates, and health officials say the vaccine won't reach most Americans until spring. Urgent care nurse practitioner Justin Gill joins CBSN AM to explain what he's seeing on the ground and what he thinks needs to happen for vaccines to be distributed properly in hospitals. Gill is a lecturer in the UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Reactions to Seattle schools chief Denise Juneau’s resignation are mixed

seattletimes.com, Dec. 8, 2020
When she first landed the post as superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, Denise Juneau knew it was a revolving door. It’s hard for Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, to pinpoint what Juneau got wrong. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Opinion: Why companies should stop scaring employees about cybersecurity

wall street journal, Dec. 7, 2020
"Companies often turn to a powerful emotion to get employees to be vigilant about cybersecurity. They scare them ... The problem: Fear doesn’t work," writes Abertay University’s Karen Renaud of her work with Marc Dupuis, assistant professor in Computing & Software Systems in the School of STEM at UW Bothell.

One woman’s push to help feed the needy

king5, Dec. 7, 2020
A western Washington woman is going above and beyond to help feed the hungry this holiday season. Maria Lamarca has given out more than 4,000 meals since March. Maria Lamarca Anderson is the communications director at the University of Washington Bothell.

Why Companies Should Stop Scaring Employees About Cybersecurity

wsj.com, Dec. 7, 2020
If they want workers to be more vigilant, fear doesn’t work. Fortunately, there are alternatives. Research by Marc Dupuis, assistant professor in the School of STEM at the University of Washington Bothell, is cited.

The Women Fighting for Prison Abolition Believe a Better World Is Possible

glamour.com, Dec. 7, 2020
A social movement spreading across the country has only started to receive mainstream attention: the prison abolition movement. Dan Berger, an associate professor at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

"Yeah, you should take this vaccine": Expert suggests upcoming COVID-19 vaccine

q13fox.com, Dec. 5, 2020
Next week, the FDA is expected to make a decision on whether to grant emergency approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, but some folks in Western Washington are hesitant on if they would take it. “I understand why given the history of vaccine development a lot of people would be concerned with how quickly this one has come out, but we’ve also never had the kind of development strategies that we have at our disposal today,” said Dan Bustillos, an assistant professor at the University of Washington Bothell’s School of Nursing and Health Studies.

What Educators Need to Hear From Biden on COVID-19

edweek.org, Dec. 3, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 plan aims to quiet the political storms that have made it difficult for school leaders to know how to reopen buildings and left teachers and families unsure who to trust about their safety. Twenty-three states plus the District of Columbia "provide no clear public health criteria to guide reopening decisions,” according to a September analysis from Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research center at the University of Washington Bothell.

School closings threaten gains of students with disabilities

ap, Dec. 3, 2020
The pandemic is threatening to wipe out the educational progress made by many of the nation’s 7 million students with disabilities. “Regression is something that will be very, very hard to recuperate from,” said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Despite Safety Assurances, School Reopenings Are Taking a Serious Toll on Teachers

edsurge.com, Dec. 2, 2020
While many schools delayed reopening in the fall to flesh out safety protocols, those new measures have done little to assuage the fears of teachers who are back on campus. Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Religious calendar allows students to celebrate holidays without class conflicts

dailyevergreen.com, Dec. 2, 2020
WSU offers students a religious calendar so they can receive accommodations, such as moving an exam or an assignment due date, when classes conflict with their religious holidays. People lobbied for the bill after two University of Washington Bothell professors held their exams in theevening so their Muslim students had time to break their fast and regain energy for the exams.

UW professor optimistic about vaccine

q13, Dec. 1, 2020
Dan Bustillos, assistant professor of nursing and health studies at UW Bothell, says he's confident that the risks associated with a COVID-19 vaccine will be so minimal that the benefits will outweigh them.

Building trust in vaccines

komo 4, Dec. 1, 2020
Dan Bustillos, assistant professor of nursing and health studies at UW Bothell, says that it will take public education to get to the point where people understand the safety profile of a vaccine and feel enough trust to get the vaccine.

CDC advisers recommend who should get COVID-19 vaccine first

kiro7, Dec. 1, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices decided 13 to 1 to recommend that health care workers and long-term care facility residents be thefirst group to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Amanda Morse, a lecturer in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at UW Bothell is quoted.

COVID-19 DIDN'T BREAK THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM. IT WAS ALREADY BROKEN: FAMILIES ARE LEAVING TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS IN RECORD NUMBERS

reason, Dec. 1, 2020
WE ARE WITNESSING an exodus from public schools that's unprecedented in modern U.S. history. An analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education found that only one in three school districts required teachers to deliver any instruction this spring--and less than half of districts expected teachers to take attendance or check in with students on a regular basis. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.


November

Why are schools closed? Unions and partisanship, study finds

blog.acton.org, Nov. 30, 2020
As of this writing, millions of children find themselves denied an education in a classroom setting. Thenonpartisan Center on Reinventing Public Education, located at the University of Washington-Bothell, surveyed “106 districts across 50 states, most located in urban centers.” Only approximately one-third of those districts specified how much instruction time children would receive from virtual education, and the same number did not require online teachers to check in on their students.

Without Data, We Can’t Fight for Our Students’ Futures

educationpost.org, Nov. 30, 2020
Most major school districts across the country are still continuing to measure student performance amid the many educational challenges brought on by the pandemic. According to a new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), 80 of the nation’s 100 highest-profile school systems either diagnosed entering students’ learning loss at the beginning of the year or are planning to monitor student progress throughout the year, or both. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

VACCINES WERE DEVELOPED AT BREAKNECK SPEEDS

komoradio, Nov. 30, 2020
A NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES PROFESSOR AT U-DUB BOTHELL EXPECTS IT WILL TAKE TIME TO BUILD PUBLIC TRUST. Dan Bustillos is interviewed.

Long-term side effects? Developed too quickly? COVID vaccine concerns, answered

kiro7, Nov. 27, 2020
Washington is expecting and preparing to distribute more than 62,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by mid-December. But will people take the new vaccine? Experts in vaccine ethics and law say trust in a COVID vaccine will be lower than for previous vaccines. Dan Bustillos, assistant professor of nursing and health studies at UW Bothell, is interviewed.

How deteriorating schools fuel the inequality crisis amid COVID-19

pbs.org, Nov. 25, 2020
Nationally, school closures forced 41 percent of districts with a high concentration of students living in poverty into offering remote-only instruction this fall, while only 24 percent of districts with a low concentration of students living in poverty kept their doors closed to in-person instruction, according to a report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

California vetoed ethnic studies requirements for public high school students, but themovement grows

theconversation.com, Nov. 25, 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom surprised many supporters in his state earlier this fall when he vetoed a bill that would have required public high school students to take ethnic studies. By Wayne Au, professor of education, University of Washington Bothell.

UW public health expert calls on state officials, citizens to defend and rebuild public health agencies

newswise.com, Nov. 24, 2020
Even before the pandemic and disagreements over social restrictions recommended by public health officials across the state, public health agencies in Washington were struggling due to a lack of resources. Joining in this call for state leaders to take action on behalf of public health workers is Jefferson Ketchel, executive director of the Washington State Public Health Association. Ketchel, who has a graduate degree from UW Bothell, also has decades of experience with public health in the state.

Distance Learning Makes It Harder for Kids to Exercise

afro.com, Nov. 24, 2020
According to the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan research center, about 25 percent of United S. school districts have started the year fully remote. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

When schools are open amid COVID pandemic, online learners feel shortchanged

usatoday.com, Nov. 22, 2020
For many districts, the logistics of reopening schools for in-person teaching absorbed the lion’s share of attention this summer, said Lane McKittrick, a research analyst with the Center for Reinventing Public Education, a think tank based at the University of Washington. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

As coronavirus cases rise, school leaders once again confront tough choices

washingtonpost.com, Nov. 21, 2020
The Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell is referenced. 

COVID-19 cases spike at partially reopened L.A. schools. How worried should we be?

latimes.com, Nov. 20, 2020
Coronavirus infections among staff and students at partially reopened L.A. County schools spiked in the past week. This push-and-pull drama is playing out across the country, according to a brief released Wednesday by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Report: District-Charter Funding Gap Grows to 33 Percent Less Per Student; 12 Cities Provide ‘A Trivial Amount’ or ‘No Funding’ for Charters

the74million.org, Nov. 19, 2020
Some observers say that there’s no way to make a fair comparison between charter and district schools. “A charter is fundamentally a different organization than a district school,” said Sean Gill, a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

COVID-19 restrictions: Why restaurants are open and schools are closed

vox.com, Nov. 18, 2020
Public health experts have been repeating this same refrain since the summer, when many states and cities reopened businesses like bars, restaurants, and gyms — all areas where the coronavirus is thought to spread readily — without a clear plan to reopen school buildings. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is quoted.

School Reopening ‘Churn’ Distracting District Leaders from Focusing on Improved Remote Education & Student Engagement, Researchers Find

the74million.org, Nov. 18, 2020
School districts’ responses to the pandemic continue to be thrown off course by leaders’ assumption that things will soon return to “normal,” researchers at the Center on Reinventing Public Education conclude in their latest snapshot of reopening plans in 100 U.S. school systems. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Running the numbers of on-campus COVID-19 infections

thefalcononline, Nov. 18, 2020
According to the universities’ websites for tracking COVID-19 cases on campus, SPU has had 13 cases (0.33% of student population), UW Seattle has had 821 (1.78% of student population), UW Tacoma has had 25 (0.48% of student population), UW Bothell has had 13 (0.22% of student population), Gonzaga University has had 161 (2.17% of student population), and Seattle University has had 55 cases (0.74% of student population).

21 Acres truck delivers food, reduces emissions

nwnews.com, Nov. 18, 2020
Staff and volunteers at 21 Acres are building the ultimate re-purposed reused, recycled all-electric box truck to move produce from local, sustainable farms to Seattle area chefs and food service providers without contributing negatively to carbon emissions. He is also working with two University of Washington Bothell classes on designing different components for the truck.

Spike in coronavirus prompts more hoarding

kiro7.com, Nov. 16, 2020
Shoppers are stocking up out of fear. Sunita Iyer, assistant teaching professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at UW Bothell, is interviewed.

Vaccine volunteer reacts as early data shows Moderna vaccine is 94.5% effective

kiro7.com, Nov. 16, 2020
Biotech company Moderna announced its COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 95% effective, with some major advantages over other vaccines. But that success was only possible because some brave volunteers risked their own health to test it. Dan Bustillos, assistant professor of nursing and health studies at UW Bothell, is interviewed.

Districts lack 'comprehensive' plans to address learning loss this fall, analysis finds

educationdive.com, Nov. 16, 2020
In an ongoing analysis of the nation's 100 most high-profile school districts, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a non-partisan research and policy analysis organization, found slightly more than half of the districts are offering some extent of in-person instruction, an increase from one-quarter at the beginning of the school year. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Blue states and red states are both doing school reopenings wrong

vox.com, Nov. 15, 2020
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) reports that districts with the highest rates of poverty are nearly twice as likely to be operating with remote learning than districts with the lowest rates. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The Stakes Couldn't Be Higher.' Joe Biden Is Under Pressure to Fix Pandemic Schooling, but How Should He Do It?

time.com, Nov. 13, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden’s acceptance speech offered U.S. teachers a bit of cheer in what has been an undeniably dismal year. “The stakes couldn’t be higher for kids. It’s their futures that are on the line. And the projections around learning loss are staggering, and we know they won’t be evenly distributed,” says Robin Lake, director of the nonpartisan Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Teaching: Don’t force it, have fun, and other ways to engage students

chronicle.com, Nov. 12, 2020
As part of the “Teaching” column, Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz shares responses to a question she posed on Twitter about engaging students in online courses. Penelope Adams Moon, acting director of online learning strategy at UW Bothell, wrote that students should decide how and when they will interact.

Teen makes online classes easier for all ages

cbs news, Nov. 11, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of students around the world to switch to online learning. To help students navigate the difficulties of remote schooling, one high schooler took inspiration from the Netflix user experience. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is interviewed.

How Hybrid Learning Is (and Is Not) Working During COVID-19: 6 Case Studies

edweek.org, Nov. 11, 2020
Most U.S. school districts are currently using “hybrid learning”—a mix of in-person and online instruction. “Hybrid learning can be a best of both worlds, or a worst of both worlds reality,” said Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the University of Washington’s Center for Reinventing Public Education, which has been surveying schools throughout the pandemic. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Is it safe to reopen all Tri-Cities schools during the pandemic? Officials left unsure

tricityherald.com, Nov. 8, 2020
The Richland School Board this week tries to decide when to reopen its middle and high schools after weeks of preparation and a safety contractor working with the district. Sean Gill, a research analyst at theCenter for Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is quoted.

Mass. school districts' plans vary widely on key practices for pandemic-era education, review finds

bostonglobe.com, Nov. 8, 2020
Education groups step up their cries for increased state oversight of remote learning. The Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell, is referenced.

California to consider shorter Smarter Balanced tests this spring

edsource.org, Nov. 4, 2020
“It’s an opportune time for states to ask districts what their intervention strategies are and if they are linked to research and evidence-based practices, but we aren’t seeing a lot of that in district reopening plans,” said Robin Lake, director of the Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington, which has been researching how schools are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and learning loss. Thecenter is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

COVID-19 Didn't Break the Public School System. It Was Already Broken.

reason.com, Nov. 3, 2020
Families are leaving traditional schools in record numbers for pods, homeschooling, charters, and more. An analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education found that only one in three school districts required teachers to deliver any instruction this spring—and less than half of districts expected teachers to take attendance or check in with students on a regular basis. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

'Red shirt' children: Public schools see plunge in student enrollment

washingtontimes.com, Nov. 2, 2020
Something’s missing this fall from the nation’s K-12 public schools: thousands of students. The Center on Reinventing Public Education in Seattle said in an Oct. 16 report, after districts issued their first round of enrollment figures, “we are learning that some affluent families are leaving their neighborhood schools altogether.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Professor from UW Bothell and his study of the birds of Lake Forest Park

shorelineareanews.com, Nov. 2, 2020
A University of Washington Bothell Seed grant helped Assistant Professor Doug Wacker launch a study of the birds of Lake Forest Park and gave undergraduate researchers a chance to see how habitat and urbanization affect avian life.

As coronavirus cases rise, Washington schools are reversing course on reopening plans

seattletimes.com, Nov. 2, 2020
Education and health officials have issued reopening guidance while deferring to school boards to decide the details. It’s not working, said Robin Lake, director of the Seattle-based Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.


October

As COVID-19 Infection Rates Go Up, So Do In-Person Schooling Options

edsurge.com, Oct. 30, 2020
Districts in states with high COVID-19 positivity rates appear to be more likely to offer schooling with some physical component—through providing fully in-person or hybrid instruction as options—than their peers in states where infection rates are lower. A study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is referenced. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Early data suggests some schools can safely reopen, state health officials say

seattletimes.com, Oct. 30, 2020
Bringing students back into school buildings for in-person classes does not seem to spur significant coronavirus transmission, Washington state health officials say, suggesting that buildings can reopen so long as strong health and safety measures are in place. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is referenced.

Opinion: National achievement and COVID-19 education inequities demand a new model of schooling

forbes.com, Oct. 29, 2020
"As special interests and policymakers bicker about how and whether to even open schools or improve their virtual capacity to teach, we can only imagine the relative achievement of our students coming out of a major lack of education during these many months, for most students," writes Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform. A report by the Center on Reinventing Education at UW Bothell is quoted.

How Special Interests and Entrenched Bureaucracy Drove the COVID-19 Response to Education: The Case of Washington State

heritage.org, Oct. 29, 2020
Washington’s public school system, driven by bureaucrats more concerned about “equity” issues than consistent learning, failed children during the COVID-19 lockdown. Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the UW Bothell is referenced.

Survey Finds Most Teachers Assigned Busy Work in the Spring. Now, Experts Say, It’s Time to Give Students More Challenging Assignments — Remote or Not

the74million.org, Oct. 29, 2020
Eighty percent of students in a new survey said their teachers gave them more assignments when classes went virtual, but 60 percent of them said most of the work was easy or covered material they already knew. Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which has monitored remote learning plans since the spring, said if teachers aren’t yet covering key grade-level skills, it’s because a lot of districts chose to begin the school year with a focus on students’ social and emotional well-being. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Record enrollment at UW Bothell

king5, Oct. 28, 2020
THE INCOMING CLASS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL IS THE LARGEST IN ITS 30 YEAR HISTORY.

Medical crowdfunding reasons, success differ in Canada, UK and U.S.

mdalert.com, Oct. 28, 2020
(Reuters Health) - Medical crowdfunding campaigns in the U.S. raise more money and focus more on financing routine care than campaigns in the Canada and the UK, a new study suggests. "What we see here are large, structural problems - with how we provide health coverage, how we address systemic inequities, and how we regulate technology - that need structural solutions," said Nora Kenworthy of theSchool of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell.

New Education Data Underlines Challenges Facing High School Seniors

forbes.com, Oct. 28, 2020
The 3.7 million high school seniors preparing to graduate next spring are facing not just a global pandemic but a reality check on their true preparedness for college and career. School districts are adapting to the pandemic and developing important promising practices in several school districts inresponse to the pandemic, according to work the Collaborative did with the Center on Reinventing Public Education using a peer review process. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Slow responses in shift to remote learning hurting students

districtadministration.com, Oct. 28, 2020
A report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education shows the domino effect of delays in embracing virtual learning from the spring to now. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Senate Democrats Press Trump Administration to Collect, Disseminate School Reopening Data

usnews.com, Oct. 27, 2020
Betsy DeVos last week said it's not the federal government’s responsibility to track school districts’ coronavirus infection rates and how they're reopening. The Center for Reinventing Public Education is one of the biggest warehouses of available school-specific information. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Almost all K-12 students in CT now have internet access. What’s the plan for seniors and others without school-aged families?

ctmirror.org, Oct. 27, 2020
A rundown of actions taken to address the digital divide in schools released by the Center for Reinventing Public Education in late September shows that Connecticut stands out. The center is affiliated with theUniversity of Washington Bothell.

Some Parents Are Demanding In-Person Schooling as the Pandemic Stretches On

time.com, Oct. 23, 2020
Parents in several school districts around the country are demanding a return to in-person schooling, thelatest escalation in the polarizing debate over how to educate children as it becomes clear that the pandemic is not subsiding. A recent analysis of 106 school district plans by the Center on Reinventing Public Education found that just 10% were in-person at the beginning of September, but 55% of those districts are planning to be in-person by November. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Final presidential debate taking place on Thursday

komo radio, Oct. 21, 2020
Denise Vaughan, a debate coach at UW Bothell, shares her perspective on the presidential debates. UW Bothell students are also interviewed.

Deviceless distance learning

world.wng.org, Oct. 21, 2020
Laptop shortages leave many students high and dry during the pandemic. An August report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education revealed many more urban, high-poverty districts planned to begin theschool year remotely than their suburban or rural neighbors. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

DeVos: Not My Job to Track School Reopening Plans

usnews.com, Oct. 20, 2020
Educators have been critical of the Trump administration for its lack of guidance, especially given how much pressure the White House has put on them to reopen for in-person learning. A database of reopening plans created by the Center for Reinventing Public Education is referenced. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Cyber charter enrollments are surging. School districts are picking up the tab.

inquirer.com, Oct. 20, 2020
Virtual schools that draw students from across Pennsylvania, cyber charters have seen interest spike amid the pandemic. Nationally, other school districts have reported declines in enrollment too. “It’s sort of an explosion of people looking for something different and better” to ride out the pandemic, said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research group in Seattle. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Back to school: Many large districts are opening doors again

washingtonpost.com, Oct. 19, 2020
Large school districts across the country are reopening campuses to students, a slow-moving reversal driven by fear that students are falling behind and early evidence that schools have not become thecoronavirus superspreaders as feared. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is quoted.

More Schools Are Reopening as Covid-19 Cases Rise Nationwide

wsj.com, Oct. 19, 2020
Miami-Dade, Indianapolis and others that started the school year remotely are bringing students back, and hybrid districts are offering additional time in the classroom. About 49% of districts planned to start fall with in-person classes, 27% online, and 12% in a hybrid model, according to an August sampling of 477 districts by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research group. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Hybrid school might be the worst of both worlds

vox.com, Oct. 19, 2020
Part-time school during the pandemic might create as many problems as it solves. Ultimately, about 12 percent of districts around the country were planning on a hybrid start as of late August, according to a survey by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Analysis: We reviewed the school reopening plans for 106 districts around the country. Here’s how they square with reality

laschoolreport.com, Oct. 19, 2020
After tracking and detailing school systems’ reopening plans for months, and identifying a range of best practices and improvements from the spring, our research at the Center on Reinventing Public Education now turns to how districts are translating their plans into action. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Reshaping Talent Development: Pandemic Edition

gettingsmart.com, Oct. 16, 2020
The ways that people work in and with schools are just beginning to reflect modern workplace expectations: flexible roles, adaptation to the unexpected, and continuous collaboration inside and outside theorganization. By Steven Hodas, a senior fellow at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

More districts should seize the opportunity to improve professional learning for teachers

coreeducationllc.com, Oct. 15, 2020
Writing for the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Bree Dusseault, Georgia Heyward, and Travis Pillow provide an analysis of the professional learning opportunities that districts can utilize to support remote learning. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Distance learning makes it harder for kids to exercise, especially in low-income communities

the conversation, Oct. 15, 2020
This fall hasn’t felt much like “back to school” for many children. Instead, many are staying at home and attending virtual classes indefinitely. According to the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan research center, about 25% of U.S. school districts have started the year fully remote. Thecenter is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

What Homeless Students Have to Deal With to Go to School During COVID

vice.com, Oct. 14, 2020
About 1.5 million homeless schoolchildren rely on America’s education system for food, emotional help, a quiet place to learn with greater access to technology, and a sense of normalcy. Nearly half of all U.S. school districts opted to restart this academic year with full, in-person instruction, according to an August report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

The forgotten child: Pandemic policies are leaving kids behind

blog.acton.org, Oct. 14, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed many victims, from the millions who have contracted the virus directly to many others who continue to endure its social and economic disruptions. According to Robin Lake at the Center for Reinventing Public Education, last spring’s “elementary students [in urban districts] may have lost 30% of their reading skills.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Analysis: We Reviewed the School Reopening Plans for 106 Districts Around the Country. Here’s How They Square With Reality

the74million.org, Oct. 14, 2020
After tracking and detailing school systems’ reopening plans for months, and identifying a range of best practices and improvements from the spring, our research at the Center on Reinventing Public Education now turns to how districts are translating their plans into action. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

How New Orleans Schools Are Making Up Special Education Losses From the Spring Pandemic Shutdown — and Why the Process Could Improve Distance Learning This Fall

the74million.org, Oct. 13, 2020
By law, U.S. students who are wrongly denied special education are entitled to something called compensatory services. Analysts at the Center on Reinventing Public Education recently reviewed school reopening plans for 106 districts and found that just two, California’s Fresno Unified School District and Boulder Valley School District in Colorado, mention compensatory services. The center is affiliated with theUniversity of Washington Bothell.

Graduates from these Washington universities earn the highest starting salaries

bizjournals.com, Oct. 12, 2020
Graduates of the University of Washington's Seattle campus have the highest starting salaries among colleges and universities in Washington state, according to a SmartAsset study. UW Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma ranked first, second and third, respectively.

Best Value Colleges

smartasset.com, Oct. 12, 2020
SmartAsset’s study compares schools based on a variety of data sources, including starting salary, tuition, living expenses, student retention rate and scholarships awarded. UW Bothell is ranked No. 3 inthe state and No. 104 nationally.

What do more equitable arts nonprofits look like?

seattle met, Oct. 12, 2020
An open letter to Artist Trust demanded that the local grant-making nonprofit “dismantle long-held practices that have unjustly impacted Black, Indigenous, and otherwise racialized peoples.” Anida Yoeu Ali, senior artist-in-residence at UWBothell, is referenced.

Prepped for hurricanes, Miami pivoted quickly to online classes. Could Seattle learn from the experience?

seattletimes.com, Oct. 12, 2020
Miami drew on its emergency hurricane plan and several years of ramping up technology in schools — an investment that led to a smoother fall. Its stride didn’t even slow after a high-profile but short-lived disaster when it switched to a new online learning platform, then dropped it shortly thereafter. And its efforts have garnered notice: UW’s Center for Reinventing Public Education praised Miami-Dade as a model. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

‘Less equitable’: Report calls for Indiana school funding changes to close gaps

in.chalkbeat.org, Oct. 8, 2020
A new report on Indiana’s school funding system shows that schools serving a larger proportion of students of color receive about $1,600 less in state and local funding for each student than do overwhelmingly white schools. That gap is driven by charter schools, according to the report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, since they serve a greater percentage of students of color than does the average Indiana district and do not receive local property tax revenues. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The Pandemic Is Forcing Women Out of the Workforce. There’s a Way to Fix That.

thedispatch.com, Oct. 8, 2020
Opening more schools would be a good start. We also need to give parents control over the tax dollars that are spent on their kids’ education. The Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington reviewed 477 school district’s reopening plans and found that 26 percent provided only remote instruction as of September 10. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Opinion: How can students learn online if they don’t know the language? This city tackled the issue

seattletimes.com, Oct. 5, 2020
"Though the effect is hard to quantify, experts and educators say that distance learning likely worsened existing educational disparities. They worry that the country’s already disadvantaged students, including those who are learning to speak English, have fallen further behind," writes Alia Wong, special to the Seattle Times. Bree Dusseault, the practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at theUW Bothell, is referenced.

Ban For-Profit Charters?

educationnext.org, Fall 2020
When the Center on Reinventing Public Education tracked a set of 82 public school districts last spring, it found that 27 of them—one third—did “not set consistent expectations for teachers to provide meaningful remote instruction” during the closures. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

‘We don’t give up really easy’: Navajo ranchers battle climate change

kfgo, Oct. 5, 2020
(Reuters) - Two decades into a severe drought on the Navajo reservation, the open range around Maybelle Sloan’s sheep farm stretches out in a brown expanse of earth and sagebrush. All but one of thereservation’s rivers have stopped running year-round, said Margaret Redsteer, a scientist at the University of Washington in Bothell.

How can students learn online if they don’t know the language? This city tackled the issue

seattletimes.com, Oct. 5, 2020
In Yakima, teachers are monitoring English learners in small groups for roughly half an hour at a time. The resulting data allows schools to track students’ growth. Moving forward, Bree Dusseault, a practitioner-in-residence at the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education, suggested that schools experiment with new ways to organize students in their breakout English-development classes, bringing together students who attend different schools, for example. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

‘Dark age’ of internet access not acceptable for Pierce County and Washington state

thenewstribune.com, Oct. 2, 2020
On the education front, experts are predicting that online education will exacerbate the vast inequalities in educational outcomes. As the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Robin Lake, recently warned: “Achievement gaps will become achievement chasms.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Study: School Funding Gap Widening in Indiana

insideindianabusiness.com, Oct. 1, 2020
A new study from the Center on Reinventing Public Education in Washington says inequities in school funding have grown since property tax reforms took place in Indiana more than a decade ago. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

10 facts about school reopenings in the Covid-19 pandemic

vox.com, Oct. 1, 2020
Schools across America have opened their doors. Here’s how it’s going so far. In a nationally representative survey of 477 districts conducted in late August by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), 49 percent planned to open fully in-person. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.


September

When the Point of the Pod Is Equity: How Small Grants Are Empowering Parents of Underserved Students to Form Pandemic Microschools

medium.com, Sept. 30, 2020
Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is among those tracking the different kinds of parent-driven microschools, pods and other nontraditional education efforts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Education Missing From Presidential Sparring

forbes.com, Sept. 30, 2020
The Collaborative worked with the Center on Reinventing Public Education to identify promising practices by school districts that can be replicated elsewhere. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

‘This is a crisis’: Baltimore-area school districts expect enrollment to decline this fall — and funding to follow

baltimoresun.com, Sept. 30, 2020
Thousands of students are missing from Baltimore-area classes this September, some because they don’t have internet access and others who may have dropped out of the public schools during thepandemic. Bree Dusseault, a researcher at the Center for Reinventing Public Education in Seattle, said districts with more affluent families are seeing students pulled out so that they can go to nonpublic schools that are offering more in-person instruction. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Anticipated COVID-19 Outbreaks in Schools Have Not Arrived, According to Early Data

ww1.cbn.com, Sept. 29, 2020
An August survey by the Center for Reinventing Public Education found that almost half of the nation's school districts have returned to full, in-person instruction this fall. And, weeks into the school year, there are no signs so far that these re-opened schools have become significant sites for virus outbreaks. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Students’ View: How COVID-19 Learning Gaps Made Us Put Our Consulting Jobs on Hold & Become Accidental Equity Entrepreneurs

the74million.org, Sept. 29, 2020
We are accidental educational equity entrepreneurs — college students and recent graduates who have seen how COVID-19 is widening already existing education gaps and are taking action to reverse this course before it is too late. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at theUniversity of Washington, noted, “it matters how quickly educators address learning losses because they cascade and students disengage when they don’t think they can do the work in front of them.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The Health 202: The Trump administration is urging schools to reopen with help from rapid coronavirus tests

washingtonpost.com, Sept. 29, 2020
More than half the nation’s school districts started the school year virtually, despite little evidence that children were top spreaders of the novel coronavirus. “The researchers who are tracking internationally are kind of puzzled about why the U.S. isn’t opening more schools,” Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, told me. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

Hodas: Like the Dinosaurs, Public Education As We Know It Is Facing a Meteor Moment. We Must Adapt to a New Model Beyond What We Know as ‘School’

the74million.org, Sept. 28, 2020
Before the COVID meteor knocked them for a loop, school districts were the primary providers of child care, nutrition, recreation and education — not to mention the largest employers of adults — in their communities. Steven Hodas is a senior fellow at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at theUniversity of Washington Bothell.

When special education isn’t special at all

politico.com, Sept. 28, 2020
Many districts, including New York City, are prioritizing students with special needs for in-person instruction as schools open their doors for a mix of in-person and online classes, according to a Center on Reinventing Public Education review of 106 public school districts’ reopening plans, provided exclusively to POLITICO. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell. 

How many kids are learning fully remotely? Depends on where you live

buffalonews.com, Sept. 28, 2020
When students in Niagara Falls were given the option of learning fully remotely from home this year, no one anticipated that 2,300 of them would take the offer – a third of the entire district. In fact, 65% of rural districts planned to open fully in person this fall, compared with 9% of urban districts, according to a study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Educating Through a Pandemic: From Alaska Schools Creating Digital Networks to Aid Remote Learning to a Homework Freeze in Texas to Limit Screen Time, 9 Ways States Are Aiding Schools Amid COVID-19

the74million.org, Sept. 27, 2020
A new brief released by the Collaborative for Student Success and the Center on Reinventing Public Education details a set of promising practices that emerged from a peer review of district reopening plans. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Why Do Crows Flock in Large Numbers?

geographyrealm.com, Sept. 26, 2020
The crows at the University of Washington, Bothell actually roost in a nearby restoration area in northern Seattle.

Racist threats shouted out after someone breached online class in Snohomish School District

q13fox.com, Sept. 25, 2020
The Snohomish School District says they are reaching out to all of the families who had to experience theracist attack and they are updating their online instructions to prevent incidents like this. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, the executive director of the Center for Information Assurance & Cybersecurity at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

How some washington nonprofits are trying to make pandemic ‘learning pods’ accessible for all

seattletimes.com, Sept. 25, 2020
A youth center in a public housing project in Kent could be a model for how nonprofits and social service agencies support student learning during the pandemic. There’s growing interest in creating learning centers, or learning hubs, across the country, said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Covid-19 data on native americans is ‘a national disgrace.’ this scientist is fighting to be counted

sciencemag.org, Sept. 24, 2020
As the director of the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) and the chief research officer for the Seattle Indian Health Board, Abigail Echo-Hawk has been working for years with Indigenous people, mostly in cities, across the United States to collect data about their communities. Echo-Hawk, a UW Bothell alumna  (American Studies '07, Master of Arts in Policy Studies '09), is profiled.

`learning pods’ spread to left-behind kids with cities’ help (1)

about.bgov.com, Sept. 24, 2020
Prolonged school closures driven by the coronavirus pandemic prompted parents across the country to start learning “pods”—some with well-paid tutors—for small groups of children to learn in person. That trend in turn has raised concerns about students with limited means, many of them Black and Latino, being left behind.  Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, said instead of cracking down, schools should try to expand the model. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Record wildfires on the west coast are capping a disastrous decade

nytimes.com, Sept. 24, 2020
One after another, major fires exploded across Washington, Oregon and California earlier this month. Dan Jaffe, a professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Washington Bothell is quoted.

Students with special needs face virtual learning challenges

cnn.com, Sept. 24, 2020
All told, there are roughly 7 million students with special needs in the United States who each qualify for specifically tailored accommodations at school, known as an individualized educational plan, or IEP. As schools start the year with virtual learning, many of these students are finding the day-to-day education they are receiving falls short of what they've been promised and less than what they've been legally promised they would receive. "Individualization is hard when you have a distance program trying to serve everybody," said Lanya McKittrick, who is also a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Feds to ship 'millions of tests per week' to help schools stay open, official says

educationdive.com, Sept. 23, 2020
A separate analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) shows 23 states and the District of Columbia failed to provide clear public health guidance to districts making reopening decisions. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

From theater production to production engineer at bungie | how bellevue graduate hannah preisinger landed her dream job

codingdojo.com, Sept. 23, 2020
Soon before joining the Dojo, I graduated from UW Bothell with a BA in Culture, Literature and the Arts and a minor in Consciousness Studies.

'where are the kids?' school is back in session, but many kindergarteners are missing

time.com, Sept. 22, 2020
While this school year has posed new challenges for students of all ages, it’s proving especially challenging for children as young as 4 or 5 years old to sit in front of computer screens for hours each day. Nearly half of school districts across the country have reopened for fully in-person instruction, according to an analysis in late August by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

As schools go remote, finding ‘lost’ students gets harder

nytimes.com, Sept. 22, 2020
Early data for the new school year suggests that attendance in virtual classrooms is down, possibly because students are working or caring for siblings. Bree Dusseault, a researcher at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

Amid challenging circumstances, school districts find promising ways to reach students, families

forbes.com, Sept. 22, 2020
A panel of experts who reviewed back-to-school plans in districts across the country identified promising practices that can help other school systems overcome obstacles to learning this school year. Co-written by Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Wildfire smoke’s health impacts have only just begun

crosscut.com, Sept. 21, 2020
A growing body of evidence shows smoke is a lot more dangerous than we knew before. Is the government doing enough to protect residents? Dan Jaffe, professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

Universities report online k-12 enrollment boost

insidehighered.com, Sept. 21, 2020
Dissatisfied with the way local schools are responding to the pandemic, families increasingly turn to online K-12 options to educate their children -- including schools run by universities. Few universities have ventured into the fully online K-12 market, but it is possible more institutions may move in this direction if they are already comfortable offering online teaching and learning at scale, said Bree Dusseault, practitioner in residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research unit at the University of Washington at Bothell.

Why washington state’s guidelines to open schools are more cautious than others

seattletimes.com, Sept. 20, 2020
Nearly half of states have no clear health benchmarks to guide reopening schools, the Seattle-based Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) found. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

More wildfire smoke heads into puget sound region before rain starts to clear the air

seattletimes.com, Sept. 17, 2020
In Seattle this year, the worst air quality index came in at 314 near Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood on Monday. That’s the worst the Puget Sound region has recorded, said Dan Jaffe, a physical science professor at University of Washington Bothell.

Survey: 1 in 3 teachers considering exit, early retirement due to coronavirus

k12dive, Sept. 17, 2020
A Center on Reinventing Public Education report  found 23 states and the District of Columbia failed to provide clear public health guidance to districts making reopening decisions. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Wildfire smoke likely to linger over the puget sound region until at least this weekend

seattletimes.com, Sept. 17, 2020
Sorry to tell you this, but no, the smoke is not going to clear out of the Puget Sound region on Thursday. Dan Jaffe, a professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

New cdc guidance for reopening schools creates color-coded risk scale

usnews.com, Sept. 17, 2020
One early analysis of the CDC guidance suggests nearly 90% of people in the U.S. live in counties that fall into the two highest of five risk categories for reopening schools. A new report from the Center for Reinventing Public Education, which is tracking school district reopening plans across the country, found that 23 states and the District of Columbia provide no clear public health criteria to guide reopening decisions. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Report: 23 states, dc failed to give schools health guidance for reopening

educationdive.com, Sept. 16, 2020
Almost half of states didn't provide clear public health guidance to districts making reopening decisions, according to a new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE).  The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Video: steps you can take now to improve air quality

kiro7.com, Sept. 16, 2020
Dan Jaffe, a professor of environmental chemistry at the University of Washington Bothell, says inside air may also be getting worse.

Uw professor clears the air about filters and face masks in this stubborn haze of smoke

kiro7, Sept. 15, 2020
When UW Bothell Professor of Environmental Chemistry Daniel Jaffe showed KIRO-7 how effective his homemade indoor smoke filter was--by attaching a box fan and a furnace filter together, most area stores quickly sold out of the furnace filters.

Video: how to make your own home air purifier

washington.edu, Sept. 15, 2020
UW Bothell Professor of Environmental Chemistry Dan Jaffe demonstrates how to make your own home air purifier.

Do diy air filters actually work for filtering wildfire smoke? experts say 'yes'

king5.com, Sept. 15, 2020
UW Bothell Professor Dan Jaffe said the DIY system is very effective in filtering out millions of tiny particles found in smoke.

Districts embrace in-person learning pods for marginalized students

educationdive.com, Sept. 15, 2020
An increasing number of school districts are adopting in-person learning pods for lower-income families and vulnerable populations, according to Robin Lake, director for the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Puget sound's smoky air may be hazardous to your health

komonews.com, Sept. 14, 2020
Smoke from wildfires burning in Oregon and California has wafted into Washington state, making it difficult to breathe for many people and aggravating problems for those who already suffer from underlying lung ailments. Dan Jaffe, professor of environmental chemistry at UW Bothell, is interviewed.

When is it safe for schools to open? many states haven't given clear answers

blogs.edweek.org, Sept. 14, 2020
As school administrators wrestle with when and how to reopen their buildings during the coronavirus pandemic, many states have provided them little guidance about when it’s safe to do so. "It may be that districts are, in that vacuum, turning to local health officials," says the analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research center at the University of Washington Bothell.

How much online learning is too much? schools’ shift to live virtual classes sparks pushback

newark.chalkbeat.org, Sept. 14, 2020
With the coronavirus still untamed, an estimated 85% of school districts nationwide are continuing to offer some remote learning this fall. Many are pivoting to a more structured version of remote learning this fall that builds in more time for live online classes, said Alice Opalka, a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is tracking school reopening plans. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The lost year

new york times, Sept. 13, 2020
School in the United States is nowhere near normal this fall. According to the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan research group, students in high-poverty districts are the most likely to start the year with fully remote learning. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The widening education gap may tear the economy apart

newsday.com, Sept. 11, 2020
It's no secret that in this economy the well off, or "haves," have done very well at the expense of everyone else. At a recent Urban Institute event, Robin Lake, director at the bi-partisan Center on Reinventing Public Education, shared troubling statistics on back to school at several large, urban school districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The widening education gap may tear the economy apart

bloomberg.com, Sept. 11, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic will exacerbate the disparities in educational outcomes, much as the Great Recession did. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

Survey: most americans would support teachers going on strike for school safety

huffpost.com, Sept. 10, 2020
Around the country, pockets of teachers have been protesting what they see as unsafe working conditions. Research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell is referenced.

As many school districts reopen virtually, the opportunity gap widens for students living in poverty

the74million.org, Sept. 9, 2020
As students and teachers begin the new school year, what learning will look like this fall is now in focus. One thing is clear: The opportunity gap for students living in poverty is likely to be wider than ever. Analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Experts recommend staying inside, wearing masks as fire conditions worsen in western washington

kiro7.com, Sept. 8, 2020
The wildfires burning in Eastern Washington are sending smoke over the Cascades. Experts recommend residents stay inside and keep their windows closed if possible. If they need to go outside, they suggest wearing a mask. Dan Jaffe, professor of environmental chemistry at UW Bothell, is interviewed.

Expert advice to stay healthy and safe from wildfire smoke

q13fox.com, Sept. 8, 2020
Thick smoke from wildfires burning in Eastern Washington continues to blanket the western part of the state and an air quality alert is in effect for the Puget Sound until 10 am Wednesday. Dan Jaffe, a professor of environmental chemistry at UW Bothell, said people can make their own air filter by taping a Merv 13 furnace filter to a box fan.

The upstairs of my house smelled like campfire

kiro7, Sept. 8, 2020
Dan Jaffe, a professor of environmental chemistry at UW Bothell, tested the air inside his Seattle home.

How to protect yourself from smoky air

komo radio, Sept. 8, 2020
Dan Jaffe, professor of environmental chemistry at UW Bothell, makes recommendations for how to filter the smoke-filled air.

One teacher is welcoming ‘normalcy’ while another is feeling ‘rage.’ how the pandemic has radically altered educators’ feelings about going back to school

marketwatch.com, Sept. 9, 2020
Schools have a lot of different plans, and teachers have varying views on whether they want to get back in the classroom. Almost 80% of urban schools are reopening with remote instruction and 65% of rural districts are opting for in-person schooling, according to the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Private school primacy?

heartland.org, Sept. 8, 2020
With schools set to reopen, it’s time for parents to choose how best to proceed with their children’s education in our Covid-obsessed country. Also, a recent report by the Center for Reinventing Public Education found that only one-third of public school districts examined required teachers to deliver instruction during the lockdown. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

A microschooling manual

heritage.org, Sept. 8, 2020
In March, public school shutdowns in response to COVID-19 affected more than 50 million children. Only 1 in 3 districts even expected teachers to provide instruction or monitor student academic progress, according to the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Michigan’s muslims are thinking globally, but running and voting locally

latimes.com, Sept. 8, 2020
“American Muslims are definitely at a cross point, a major juncture of where they stand in the U.S.,” said Karam Dana, an associate professor of Middle East politics at the University of Washington Bothell.

Artificial intelligence may help develop covid-19 treatments, tests

healthitanalytics.com, Sept. 8, 2020
A team from the University of Washington Bothell used deep learning to build a software tool that could help design vaccines. “If you know the actual atomic structure of the viral protein, you will know how to speed up the development of vaccines or drugs,” said Dong Si, an assistant professor in the School of STEM’s Division of Computing & Software Systems.

Creative school plans could counter inequities exposed by covid-19

sciencenews.org, Sept. 8, 2020
The emergency pivot to remote learning for K–12 students last spring illuminated longstanding educational fault lines in the United States. Guilford and Miami-Dade reported that in some weeks, over 90 percent of students logged on to classes, though average attendance trended lower. Even the basic act of taking attendance sets those districts apart, says Bree Dusseault, an education researcher at the Seattle-based Center for Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan public school reform research group affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Lfp rotary club and a river of crows

shorelineareanews.com, Sept. 6, 2020
UW Bothell is home to Doug Wacker, assistant professor, and UW Bothell is also home to a large nocturnal crow roost on the adjacent North Creek Wetlands Restoration. Recently Doug presented this fascinating crow story to the Lake Forest Park Rotarians via Zoom.

To start an unusual school year, some washington state districts let teachers take the lead

seattletimes.com, Sept. 6, 2020
The relationship between unions and school districts took on a new dimension during the pandemic. Robin Lake, director of the Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, is quoted.

One in five americans say it's safe to reopen schools now, survey finds

usatoday.com, Sept. 5, 2020
Almost half of the nation's school districts (49%) will restart schools fully in-person, according to a report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, an education research organization in Washington. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Needed: salmon watchers

shorelineareanews.com, Sept. 4, 2020
The Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation (LFPSF) and Trout Unlimited are organizing a new salmon reporting effort for North Lake Washington tributaries, including Lyon and McAleer creeks. Because information about use of streams by salmon is important for restoration and management, including of kokanee salmon, Jeff Jensen (LFPSF board member and UW Bothell faculty member) is reviving this effort in streams from North Seattle through Woodinville.

Affluent parents are pulling their kids out of public schools

huffpost.com, Sept. 4, 2020
The flight of well-off families to private schools is just one more way COVID-19 has widened inequalities in the education system. Students in the highest-poverty districts are more likely to be starting school remotely this year, according to the Center for Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Covid-19 fuels big enrollment increases in virtual schools

edweek.org, Sept. 4, 2020
Online learning providers are seeing a boom in enrollment as parents seek an alternative to chaotic remote school experiences this spring. "A longstanding virtual provider that can describe with clarity and consistency what that experience is going to be may be able to make a stronger pitch than a district who says, 'We're still figuring this out,'" said Bree Dusseault, a practitioner-in-residence researching online learning as well as charter schools for the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Questions we should be asking: remote instruction and our highest poverty districts

ednewsdaily.com, Sept. 2, 2020
Recently, the Center on Reinventing Public Education researched how 477 school districts will be opening this fall. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The education gadfly show: the politics of school reopenings

fordhaminstitute.org, Sept. 2, 2020
On this week’s podcast, Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, joins Mike Petrilli to discuss why politics seems to be a bigger factor in some school reopening decisions than science. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Uw bothell scientists using artificial intelligence to fight against coronavirus

komonews.com, Sept. 1, 2020
Scientists at UW Bothell are using artificial intelligence and high tech mapping in the fight against coronavirus.

How to improve remote learning during the covid-19 pandemic

forbes.com, Sept. 1, 2020
This spring, the Covid-19 pandemic forced schools across the country to close their doors and had teachers, students, and families scrambling to adapt to remote instruction. The Center on Reinventing Public Education found that only 52 percent of the districts they sampled provided devices to students and only 30 percent provided hotspots. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.


August

The pandemic’s roots: uw bothell team models the coronavirus

heraldnet.com, Aug. 31, 2020
A team of computational scientists has developed web-based software that maps the virus’ protein spikes. Dong Si, who teaches computational science at the University of Washington Bothell, and a team of 15 students recently launched a web server that lets researchers peer into the deepest recesses of the coronavirus.

What is waacking, and why is it all over tiktok?

nytimes, Aug. 29, 2020
A few dedicated New Yorkers are masters of the 1970s club dance, which has become a social media sensation. Naomi Macalalad Bragin, assistant professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at UW Bothell, is quoted.

The health 202: trump gave his pandemic pitch to voters at the white house

washingtonpost, com, Aug. 28, 2020
President Trump last night projected this message about the historic health-care crisis facing the country: his administration takes the coronavirus seriously, but not too seriously. Research on reopening schools by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell is referenced.

Chaos reigns in some schools with in-person learning. many kids are learning at home.

usatoday.com, Aug. 28, 2020
Among urban districts, almost 80% will open remote-only, according to a new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, an education research organization in Washington. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The conservative defense of kyle rittenhouse is dangerous nonsense

slate.com, Aug. 27. 2020
After 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested for shooting two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, conservative media figures began crafting a counternarrative in which the teenager is not a delusional vigilante but a well-intentioned if overzealous patriot who shot two violent assailants in self-defense. Dan Berger, associate professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at UW Bothell, is referenced.

Climate grief: our greatest ally?

resilience.org, Aug. 27, 2020
Grief can be a valuable source of wisdom and compassion as we move into an uncertain climate future. By Jennifer Atkinson, an associate professor in environmental studies at the University of Washington Bothell.

Big city schools are less likely to reopen for in-person instruction

usnews.com, Aug. 27, 2020
Students in rural areas are likely to return to a classroom, but big cities and high poverty communities are likely to be virtual. The new national snapshot of back-to-school comes from the Center for Reinventing Public Education, whose researchers analyzed school reopening plans for nearly 500 school districts across the country, including the majority of the country's biggest school districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

In-person reopenings planned for half of american school districts

districtadministration.com, Aug. 27, 2020
Researchers at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a non-partisan research center, collected information from a nationally representative sample of 477 school districts between August 17 and 21, at which point most plans were considered finalized and many schools were already in session. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Urban, high-poverty schools prefer remote instruction under covid-19, report finds

blogs.edweek.org, Aug. 27, 2020
School districts in urban areas and those that serve the most children in poverty are the most likely to be offering full-time remote instruction this fall, according to a report released Thursday by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a Seattle-based research organization. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Exclusive: analysis — how 18 top charter school networks are refining remote learning for the fall

the74million.org, Aug. 27, 2020
Our latest review of reopening plans for 18 leading charter school organizations shows they are strengthening curriculum offerings and modifying schedules to better serve students. By analysts at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

School days: with students returning online, how are they faring?

csmonitor.com, Aug. 25, 2020
As K-12 schools open around the United States, many districts, including the largest, are starting with either some or all remote learning. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is quoted.

The k-12 edtech market is at an inflection. but where is it going?

edsurge.com, Aug. 25, 2020
The K-12 education technology market is at an inflection point. A report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell is referenced.

Us schools scramble to close digital gap

voanews.com, Aug. 24, 2020
A disproportionate share of those who lack online access are Black, Hispanic, live in rural areas or come from low-income households, according to research by a coalition of education and civil rights organizations. “There is real urgency to try to solve that problem this fall,” said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

5 research-based recommendations for remote learning: lessons from lusd

gettingsmart.com, Aug. 24, 2020
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic forced the largest school closure in modern American history. Between March and June, nearly every district in the country shut down, forcing over 55 million students into remote learning. Since little research existed to guide schools as they shifted to this new instruction, the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) launched a study that tracked a nationally representative sample of 477 K-12 districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Most urban schools will start the year with all-remote learning

axios.com, Aug. 21, 2020
About half of school districts across the country will return to school buildings in the fall — but the majority of the big-city school districts that also serve large numbers of at-risk students will be doing remote learning for the foreseeable future. There's a stark divide in school reopening plans between urban and rural districts, according to an analysis by the Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Analysis: 'surprising dearth' of homeless student recognition in reopening plans

educationdive.com, Aug. 20, 2020
Not many schools, districts and states address challenges facing homeless students in their reopening plans, according to an analysis of 106 districts by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

How can gender transformative programmes with men advance women’s health and empowerment?

blogs.bmj.com, Aug. 19, 2020
Without a gender transformative approach, male engagement interventions risk reinforcing existing gender inequalities, write Shari L Dworkin and colleagues. Dworkin is a professor and dean of the UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies.

This new nonprofit is training better online teachers this fall

edsurge.com, Aug. 19, 2020
This summer a group of education leaders, many from the world of charter schools and education reform, launched the nonprofit National Summer School Initiative, or NSSI for short. “It’s only a five-week program and we know from our long work in school reform and educational change that we can’t expect to see enormous effects from such a short term impact,” said Steven Wilson, a senior fellow at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The new hybrid model: how an indianapolis middle school is trying to balance safety with face time

chalkbeat.org, Aug. 19, 2020
Students come to campus two days a week and study from home the rest of the week, working on materials independently or meeting with teachers and classmates by video. When the Center on Reinventing Public Education surveyed a nationally representative sample of districts in late July, about 12% were planning to reopen with a hybrid model. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Must-know grant data resources for back to school 2020

gov1.com, Aug. 19, 2020
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington Bothell has a free archived webinar through EdSource, To the Extent Feasible: Strategies for Success with Distance Learning.

Smattering of covid cases pop up on campuses as washington colleges prepare for fall term

seattletimes.com, Aug. 19, 2020
COVID-19 flare-ups on college campuses across the nation are disrupting the start of fall term, but in Washington — where most colleges are on the quarter system and don’t start classes until late September — the quads are largely empty, and cases have been few and far between. The UW’s three campuses — Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma — are planning to teach more than 90% of classes online this fall.

The main event: parents vs. teachers unions 2020

princetoninfo.com, Aug. 19, 2020
But finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, Parents vs. Teachers Unions 2020! Robin Lake, Director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, feels that some students who have not attended school in months are getting lost, “I feel like we are treating students like pawns in this game.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Teachers unions test goodwill with strike threats, hardball negotiations

politico.com, Aug. 18, 2020
In addition to safety measures, some unions are pressing for police-free schools, canceling rents and mortgages, and bans on new charter programs and standardized testing. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, said “parents rightly have given teachers and unions a lot of grace,” especially during the “chaotic” roll out of remote learning in the spring. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Celebrating 50 years of gender, women and sexuality studies: “damn straight, we persisted”

msmagazine.com, Aug. 17, 2020
"I don’t know what I was thinking trying to squeeze 50 years of gender, women and sexuality studies (GWSS) history and future into a zine ... 'Persistence Is Resistance' is an open-access book that celebrates 50 years of GWSS by welcoming existing community members and curious folks alike," writes Julie Shayne, principal lecturer of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at UW Bothell.

'unprecedented': los angeles schools to test all 600,000 students for covid-19

msn.com, Aug. 17, 2020
The Guardian: In the most ambitious plan of its kind, Los Angeles Unified has announced plans to test its roughly 600,000 students and 75,000 employees as the nation’s second-largest school district prepares for the eventual return to in-person instruction. Data from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which has been compiling school districts’ plan for instruction, shows that most school districts are planning for a return to in-person instruction this fall, if only partially, and that most will offer remote learning for families who choose. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Family of teen killed in 2016 mukilteo house party shooting settles lawsuit

king5.com, Aug. 17, 2020
The family of Anna Bui, one of three teens murdered at a party, reached an undisclosed settlement with the family of the shooter. Bui was a student at UW Bothell.

Back to 'school': even the basics are complicated, so how can teachers and students get on track?

seattletimes.com, Aug. 16, 2020
It’s a prospect that was almost unimaginable just months ago: Hundreds of thousands of Washington children won’t return to school buildings this fall. The Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell is referenced.

Pandemic prompts parents to choose new paths for education

msn.com, Aug. 15, 2020
THE HILL: Not long ago, most parents' stress from the back-to-school season amounted to finding their school supply list and wading through the crowds to shop for students' new clothes, backpacks, pencils and notebooks. During the transition to remote instruction caused by COVID-19, many distance learning programs fell flat. Two-thirds of districts did not expect teachers to give students meaningful instruction or feedback, according to the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The covid-19 learning cliff

axios.com, Aug. 15, 2020
Perhaps the most jarring reality of the COVID-19 pandemic for families has been the sudden and dramatic disruption to all levels of education. Some learning loss can be addressed with basic, tried-and-true strategies, said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Boston aims to provide child care and remote learning space for thousands of students

bostonglobe.com, Aug. 15, 2020
The Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell is referenced.

Are florida schools reopening during coronavirus? parents can’t tell as state and districts fight

wsj.com, Aug. 13, 2020
Just days before some school districts in Florida are set to begin the new year, confusion reigns. A survey by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell is referenced.

The impossible choice facing local schools deciding whether to open their doors

inlander.com, Aug. 13, 2020
Lanya McKittrick, a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, says she's encouraged when she sees school districts, not just in Spokane but in larger systems like Sacramento City Unified School District, release similar plans that spell out what the day will look like, how attendance will be taken, what the family's role will be. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Rasmussen poll: approval of teacher’s unions falls as fight over reopening schools rages

cnsnews.com, Aug. 12, 2020
A new Rasmussen poll finds that Americans are more critical of teachers’ unions today than they were when asked the same question last year. This puts a strain on parents who are trying to figure out how they’re going to go to work if their children are not in school. “I feel like we are treating children as pawns in this game,” Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education told The Wall Street Journal. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

It’s time to stand up for public schools, students

dentonrc.com, Aug. 12, 2020
Texas has chosen to abandon our local public schools, locally elected school boards, superintendents and our 5.4 million schoolchildren in favor of a “my way or the highway” single system directive by Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath. Look back to 2019 and the Center for Reinventing Public Education’s (CRPE) report centered around the System of Great Schools (SGS) concept. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Maryland county would impose a $5,000 fine and up to a year in prison on private school teachers that teach students in person between now and october 1

freemarketalternative.blogspot.com, Aug. 12, 2020
The Center on Reinventing Public Education found that the vast majority of school districts did not require any live teaching over video. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Why the worst job in education right now is the superintendent's

blogs.edweek.org, Aug. 12, 2020
The superintendent's job is a tough one on a good day. But the pandemic has required them to make some impossible choices balancing school health, quality teaching, and constituencies like parents and teachers whose priorities frequently conflict. The Center on Reinventing Public Education found recently that only about 12 percent of the districts whose plans it examined were offering hybrid learning. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Personalized learning hinges on relationships, not just algorithms

fastcompany.com, Aug. 12, 2020
To recover all the ground they lost during the pandemic, students are going to need more than technology. “The remediation needs [over the] next year are going to be extraordinary,” says Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The 2019-2020 ie fellows reflect on the advocacy journalism fellowship program amidst a pandemic that brought in-person gatherings to a grinding halt

internationalexaminer, Aug. 11, 2020
In its third year of a three-year grant funded program, the International Examiner concluded its Advocacy Journalism Fellowship Program in June 2020. Fellows, including the Isabel Wang, a communication student at the UW, and Sabreen Abdullah, a health studies at UW Bothell, reflected on their experiences.

Most of nation’s large public school districts choose totally remote learning

breitbart.com, Aug. 11, 2020
Education media are reporting that most of the nation’s large public school districts have opted for a totally remote learning model this fall. The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) observed school districts are facing an “uncertain” year ahead. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Seattle art museum names priya frank director of equity, diversity, and inclusion

seattlemedium.com, Aug. 11, 2020
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) announced today the appointment of Priya Frank as Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (DEDI), a new position on the museum’s executive team. She holds an M.A. in Cultural Studies from University of Washington Bothell, where she was named Alumna of the Year in 2020.

Artist trust issues public apology and reinstates original panel-selected finalists for the 2020 arts innovator award

southseattleemerald, Aug. 10, 2020
In response to the ongoing call for accountability for Artist Trust by a majority-WOC jury panel and the greater arts community, Artist Trust issued a public apology on Wednesday, August 5. But the panelists say that’s just the beginning of what needs to be done. Anida Yoeu Ali, senior artist-in-residence at UW Bothell is quoted.

Coronavirus cases in children jump as they prepare to go back to school

cnn, Aug. 10, 2020
CNN's John King breaks down the latest coronavirus numbers as the nation decides how to send kids back to school. He discusses the issue with Prevent Epidemics Team Director, Dr. Cyrus Shahpar, and Center on Reinventing Public Education Director, Robin Lake. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

In pandemic, private schools face peril

educationnext.org, Summer, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the number of urban Catholic and other private schools that are closing amid financial pressure and dwindling enrollment. As the landscape rapidly shifted this spring, the Center on Reinventing Public Education and the American Enterprise Institute were fast out of the gate with data collection and analysis. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Conferences failing to protect lgbt+ researchers

nature.com, Aug. 10, 2020
Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion at meetings requires more than a code of conduct, analysis finds. Leslie Cornick, a conservation ecologist at the University of Washington Bothell, who was chair of the 2019 SCB congress in Malaysia, agrees that codes of conduct are not necessarily intended to foster diversity, equity and inclusion, but says their role is broader than just policing behaviour. Cornick is dean of the School of STEM.

Rural school districts can be creative in solving the internet connectivity gap—but they need support

brookings.edu, Aug. 10, 2020
While COVID-19-related school closures in spring 2020 challenged every school district, students in rural districts faced especially significant barriers. Results from the Center on Reinventing Public Education’s (CRPE) study of remote learning in 477 school systems across the country found that rural districts were much less likely than urban districts to provide students with Wi-Fi hotspots or devices (e.g., laptops/tablets). The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

To test, or not to test: students missed a lot of learning this spring, but experts disagree on how — or even whether — to measure ‘covid slide’

laschoolreport, Aug. 10, 2020
As schools prepare to welcome back millions of students this fall, they must quickly figure out just how much progress students lost. Robin Lake, director of the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), told Congress in May that without widespread efforts, many students “could go into academic death spirals.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

‘nobody wants to teach when they’re going to die’

politico.com, Aug. 10, 2020
A recent analysis of 477 school districts by the Center on Reinventing Public Education concluded nearly 40 percent of those systems plan a return to full in-person instruction, while another quarter of surveyed systems haven’t announced their plans. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Lost summer: how schools missed a chance to fix remote learning

nytimes.com,
Education leaders spent months preparing to reopen classrooms. But with online learning set to continue for millions of students this fall, schools must catch up with reality. Research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell is referenced.

Chaos coast to coast as plans change and a school year like no other launches

washingtonpost.com, Aug. 9, 2020
Research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell is referenced.

Poll: 2 in 3 teachers want to start the school year remotely

educationdive.com, Aug. 7, 2020
As of the end of July, most districts plan to offer at least some form of in-person learning this fall. Data collected by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CPRE) suggests 40% of school districts have announced full in-person instruction this fall, while 51% will provide at least some in-person learning through a hybrid model. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

To test or not to test: students missed a lot of learning this spring, but experts disagree on how — or even whether — to measure ‘covid slide’

the74million.org, Aug. 9, 2020
Robin Lake, director of the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), told Congress in May that without widespread efforts, many students “could go into academic death spirals.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Just over half of districts plan some level of in-person instruction for fall

educationdive, Aug. 6, 2020
Data collected by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) suggests, as of the end of July, 40% of school districts that have announced reopening plans favor full in-person instruction this fall, and 51% of school districts with announced plans will provide in-person learning at least partially through a hybrid model. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Students can teach us a lot about zoom school. these peninsula teens are doing that

thenewstribune.com, Aug. 6, 2020
The Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell is referenced.

Every anxiety-ridden question you have about school this fall, answered

romper.com, Aug. 6, 2020
There is no “first day of school” chalkboard big enough to capture the complexities of sending your kids to school — or keeping them home — during a global pandemic. So far, not many schools have released their plans for positive cases in schools according to Lanya McKittrick, Ph.D., a research analyst with the Center for Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Using supercomputers and artificial intelligence to fight covid-19 at uw bothell

kiro7.com, Aug. 5, 2020
A new program called “DeepTracer” developed by a team of University of Washington Bothell scientists uses artificial intelligence to model the atomic structure of COVID-19.

Reading the virtual classroom is hard, but it can be done

edutopia.org, Aug. 5, 2020
The Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington, Bothell, analyzed seven national K-12 student surveys and identified key areas that teachers should be aware of, from students feeling concerned about falling behind to “distractions, lack of motivation, and lack of social connections” as major challenges to online learning. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

States with the best public schools

forbes.com, Aug. 4, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the educational experience for children, putting a bigger than ever emphasis on schools’ virtual teaching capabilities and e-learning resources. “Schools will need teachers, but they must be able to make tradeoffs, such as to pay for superior online courses,” says Paul Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Research. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Lausd, teachers reach tentative deal on remote learning

latimes.com, Aug. 3, 2020
After a troubled and uneven spring of distance learning, Los Angeles schools will reopen in two weeks with a major reboot for learning at home that includes a structured schedule, mandatory attendance-taking and more required online time with teachers and counselors, under a tentative agreement between the teachers union and the district. Compared with other school systems her research team has looked at, the L.A. plan provides “very little time for kids to feel connected and engaged in school,” said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Analysis: we reviewed 86 districts’ reopening plans for the 2020-21 school year. here’s some of what we found

the74million.org, Aug. 3, 2020
Remote learning is no longer an unprecedented mode of delivery for most schools across America. Analysis by Sarah McCann and Bree Dusseault of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Post-pandemic, joe biden needs to rethink his k-12 education plans

realcleareducation.com, Aug. 3, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown people some real flaws in our public education systems. Recent surveys by the Center for Reinventing Public Education, at the University of Washington Bothell, show that charter management organizations transitioned to distance learning faster and more thoroughly this spring than districts did, on average.


July

The price students pay when schools are closed

educationnext.org, Summer 2020
Numerous school districts are announcing plans to return to the online education they attempted last spring or to open their schools only with highly restrictive regulations on the teaching and learning experience. The Center on Reinventing Public Education reports the following results from a nationally representative survey of school districts in the United States: “Just 1 in 3 districts has been expecting all teachers to deliver instruction.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Government teachers’ unions unveil new covid-19 demand: pay us for doing nothing

thefederalist.com, July 31, 2020
Teachers unions are threatening to strike if schools reopen, but they’re also pushing to limit online teaching. As Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, said, “I feel like we are treating kids as pawns in this game.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Teachers are wary of returning to class, and online instruction too

nytimes.com, July 30, 2020
Unions are threatening to strike if classrooms reopen, but are also pushing to limit live remote teaching. Their demands will shape pandemic education. The Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell is referenced.

The top 10 public colleges that pay off the most in 2020

cnbc.com, July 29, 2020
The University of Washington, Bothell is the highest-ranked public university on our list this year.

Anxiety grows as mn schools, parents await back-to-school ruling from gov. walz

twincities.com, July 29, 2020
Minnesota public schools on Thursday will get much-anticipated guidance from state officials on what a return to class might look like during the coronavirus pandemic this fall.

The top 50 u.s. colleges that pay off the most in 2020

cnbc, July 28, 2020
UW Bothell is first and the UW's Seattle campus is third in CNBC MakeIt's annual list of public schools that provide students the highest average salaries for their tuition dollars.

Uw bothell and uw seattle rank first and third among public universities that ‘pay off the most’

geekwire, July 28, 2020
The University of Washington Bothell and the main UW campus in Seattle take two out of the three top spots in CNBC Make It’s latest “50 Colleges that Pay Off the Most” ranking of public universities. Sharon A. Jones, vice chancellor for academic affairs at UW Bothell, is quoted.

Opinion: teachers union’s actions exacerbate learning losses caused by coronavirus impact

forbes, July 28, 2020
“The Massachusetts Teachers Association secured a major concession to delay school another two weeks to give teachers time to “prepare” for school ... That may work for wealthy families who can stay at the beach, or afford tutors, but what about the vast majority of families whose students lost ground this spring?" writes Forbes contributor Jeanne Allen. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell, is quoted.

Studying mask efficiency

kiro 7, July 28, 2020
Dan Jaffe, professor of environmental chemistry at UW Bothell, discusses his work measuring what kind of mask fit most effectively blocks air particles carrying coronavirus.

Fast forward: is it time for project-based curriculum to replace traditional model?

educationdive.com, July 28, 2020
Some districts implemented a degree of project-based learning assessed through feedback during coronavirus shutdowns this spring — changes some experts say could remain after the pandemic wanes. According to a review of 30 districts’ 2020-21 reopening plans by the Center for Reinventing Public Education, over half specified that students in remote learning will receive feedback on assignments. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

A message to the city from priya frank and jaimée marsh

thestranger.com, July 28, 2020
Both Priya and Jaimée would like to encourage you to make an ongoing commitment to a few organizations they love: FEEST Seattle, Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network, Wa Na Wari, and UW Bothell Black Opportunity Fund.

The top 50 u.s. colleges that pay off the most in 2020

cnbc.com, July 28, 2020
CNBC Make It aims to provide the information students need to balance these considerations through our annual “50 Colleges that Pay Off the Most” ranking. The list spotlights 50 schools that provide students the highest average salaries for their tuition dollars. The University of Washington Bothell is No. 1 on the list of public colleges with the best return on investment.

2020’s states with the best and worst school systems

wallethub, July 27, 2020
To determine the top-performing school systems in America, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 33 key metrics. It consulted a panel of experts, including Paul Hill, emeritus professor of education at the UW and research professor at UW Bothell.

2020: the year of the “distant learner”

houstonchronicle.com, July 24, 2020
The 2020 calendar year has brought forth uncertainty and unprecedented circumstances that impact every aspect of life, particularly education. Only 1 in 3 districts required teachers to deliver instruction based on research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Cdc releases new guidance for reopening schools

abc11.com, July 24, 2020
The CDC on Thursday added new information to its website on opening schools, but it did not appear to remove any of its earlier suggestions. A survey of 477 school districts by the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education found that, "far too many schools are leaving learning to chance." The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Cdc issues call to reopen america's schools this fall

health day, July 24, 2020
Facing opposition from President Donald Trump and others, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a document supporting a reopening of the nation's schools this fall. Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at UW Bothell is referenced.

California school districts brace for an online back-to-school season

edsource.org, July 24, 2020
Many school districts will have to ditch plans for hybrid learning and in-person classes at the start of the school year. “We are pretty concerned that this move to virtual doesn’t have an equal amount of planning behind it,” Robin Lake, director of the Center of Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, said during an Education Writers Association panel discussion on Thursday.

As the school year approaches, education may become the pandemic’s latest casualty

time.com, July 23, 2020
For kids already in precarious situations, the result could be an irrevocable loss. “Time is wasting for these kids. It really matters how quickly we catch them up,” says Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Rise of pandemic pods and 'zutors': parents turn to private schooling amid coronavirus

theguardian.com, July 23, 2020
Faced with the reality that many schools will be online-only this fall, families look for solutions – which could exacerbate inequality. The ways families select others to join their pod – which come down to similar neighborhoods, incomes or ability levels – has the potential to reinforce existing inequalities, said Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Stuck-at-home parents want more support for home schooling

msn.com, July 22, 2020
(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- Christine Morgan, a mother in Peachtree City, Ga., decided to look at home schooling for her rising fourth grader. Travis Pillow is the editorial director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research center based at the University of Washington Bothell. “The twin financial and public-health pressures of Covid appear to be accelerating the blurring of the lines between public education and home schooling,” he says.

California parents sue newsom to reopen schools

courthousenews.com, July 21, 2020
(CN) — Even as the number of coronavirus cases in California surges past 400,000 and the death toll tops 7,000, a group of parents sued the state Tuesday demanding schools reopen for business as usual this fall. “Not providing education for America’s children is not a choice,” the parents say in their 35-page complaint. The complaint cites data from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Coronavirus-enforced remote schooling hurts america’s most vulnerable students

naturalnews.com, July 19, 2020
With the start of the academic year fast approaching, school districts and parents everywhere are rushing to figure out how to resume children’s education in the middle of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to experts, those missed months will leave some children, especially those already behind, struggling to catch up.

Nurse practitioner says response to covid-19 is conflict of culture, politics, reality

bellinghamherald.com, July 19, 2020
Four months into this pandemic, the United States continues to deal with the realities of COVID-19. Opinion by Justin Gill, chair of the Legislative/Health Policy Council for the Washington State Nurses Association and a UW Bothell alumnus and health policy lecturer.

Private schools are adapting to lockdown better than the public school monopoly

reason.com, July 17, 2020
A new survey finds parents are substantially more satisfied with private and charter schools’ responses to the pandemic than they were with those of traditional public schools.

Back-to-school reopening plans have few details on how many covid-19 cases would close schools

usatoday.com, July 17, 2020
Even as they recommended working to reopen schools in-person, the nation's science academies warned: "It is likely that someone in the school community will contract COVID-19." USA TODAY's findings matched the conclusions of the Center for Reinventing Public Education, a nonprofit in Washington state that's been reviewing plans. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

As public school questions loom, parents consider options that could leave districts scrambling

nbcwashington.com, July 16, 2020
This week, school districts across D.C., Maryland and Virginia committed to plans for the coming school year with a variety of online and in-person options. After a national review of remote learning, the Center on Reinventing Public Education issued a report stating too many schools were leaving learning to chance during the pandemic. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

A parent's guide to online school: 9 questions to ask to vet your back-to-school choices

usatoday.com, July 16, 2020
Some instruction should be live, with consistent teachers and a consistent schedule. "There is some evidence that synchronous instruction is important," said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education in Washington state, which has been following how schools respond to the pandemic. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The health 202: schools are moving away from in-person teaching, even as more experts call for it

washingtonpost.com, July 16, 2020
Trump and DeVos’s demands have prompted predictable knee-jerk reactions from Democrats, resulting in black-and-white discussions that should instead be had in shades of gray.

Devos’ outdated statistic on school efforts

factcheck.org, July 15, 2020
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos used an outdated figure in claiming only 10% of school districts had “provided any kind of real curriculum and instruction program” after the coronavirus pandemic caused schools to shut down this spring. That was the case for 82 districts in late March, but by late April, 56% were doing so. In late May, the figure was 67%.

Outside covid-19 hot spots, try to reopen schools based on local data and safety resources

usatoday.com, July 13, 2020
Ignore Donald Trump threatening to cut off funding for districts. Reopening classes amid coronavirus should not be one size fits all: Our view. Only about a quarter of rural school systems and small-town districts expected teachers to provide instruction, according to the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Reopening resilient schools

educationnext.org, Fall 2020
A consensus is growing among health officials that American schools, virtually all of which closed their doors this March, will be able to reopen in the fall. The Center on Reinventing Public Education reports that, as of June 3, 61 school districts out of a nonrepresentative sample of 100 planned to offer summer school to at least some grade levels, 5 were not offering summer school, and 34 had yet to announce their plans. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Tracking student attendance under remote learning is a complicated mess

edweek.org, July 13, 2020
Tracking student attendance under remote learning this spring was complicated and oftentimes ad hoc, a messy process that could continue to be a big problem if schools return to full-time virtual learning anytime this school year or do some combination of in-person and online education. And, according to a survey of more than 450 school districts across the country released in June by the Center for Reinventing Public Education, “only half of districts nationally expect teachers to track their students’ engagement in learning through either attendance tracking or one-on-one check-ins. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Learning & development: covid-19 pushes it from the back room into the spotlight

forbes.com, July 13, 2020
Schools, for example, found the transition particularly difficult. Though there were notable successes, problems were rampant, according to reports. By June, as the normal school year was ending, the extent of the collapse had been well documented by Betheny Gross and Alice Opalka at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington, Bothell.

Public education funding needs to accommodate students’ diverse needs

the74million.org, July 12, 2020
In the future, public education needs a funding system built to accommodate a diversity of need and allow quick responses to changes in the balance of in-person and distance learning. The new system needs to support individual children’s education, not a fixed set of buildings or employees. By Paul Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Crpe and student collaborative team up to create a planning tool to help districts craft strong reopening plans

the74million.org, July 11, 2020
This spring, education across the nation looked very different from normal. Schools and districts made a rapid shift to remote learning with little advance planning and limited state or federal support. By Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliation with the University of Washington Bothell.

Advanced degree program launched by muckleshoot tribe, uw tacoma

thenewstribune.com, July 11, 2020
The University of Washington Tacoma and the Muckleshoot Tribal College of Auburn have teamed up to launch what is likely the first Ph.D. program to be taught on tribal lands. This program is the first official educational collaboration between UW Tacoma and the Muckleshoot Tribal College. But the two, alongside other UW campuses, have been in conversation for the past five years, which led to a collaboration with UW Bothell to offer a business operations and management certificate at the Muckleshoot Tribal College over the past two summers.

Trump back-to-school threats pressure educators fearing covid

news.bloomberglaw.com, July 10, 2020
School districts across the U.S. face a common challenge as President Donald Trump pushes them to re-open in the fall: Students won’t have a typical classroom day. Many school districts didn’t rise to the challenge of offering quality online learning in the spring, Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a nonpartisan research center, said. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Newark leads nation in schools that outperform peers, study finds

tapinto.net, July 9, 2020
NEWARK, NJ — A recently released report has found that out of 50 cities studied, Newark is a national leader in schools that help students outperform statistical predictions based on their racial and socioeconomic makeup. Researchers utilized a database from the Center on Reinventing Public Education to catalog the year-end remote learning practices of during COVID-19. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

How president trump politicized school reopenings

time.com, July 9, 2020
The President practically snarled as he made the accusation. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep the schools closed,” Donald Trump said in the East Room of the White House on July 7, referring to Democratic governors. “Parents feel very sympathetic toward what school districts and teachers are dealing with,” says Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

The great distance-learning experiment

philanthropyroundtable.org, Summer 2020
With almost no warning this spring, America’s schools closed, and more than 56 million children became part of a giant remote-learning trial. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, has been studying which schools coped well during the pandemic, and which lagged. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Which schools beat the odds? in national study, researchers find top results for newark, boston and pittsburgh

the74million.org, July 9, 2020
Schools in Newark, Boston and Pittsburgh are the most successful at helping students outperform their academic peers, according to new research into K-12 education in the nation’s largest cities. The concept originally derives from a 2015 report released by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Texas deaths rise, florida cases skew older ahead of test surge

sfgate.com, July 8, 2020
(Bloomberg) — The federal government is ramping up coronavirus testing in Louisiana, Texas and Florida, three states seeing a surge in covid-19 infections, as health officials attempt to get a firm grasp on how the fast-moving pandemic is evolving. "The reality is that they have to map out several scenarios for the fall with the real possibility that they don't know what the scenario will be on the first day of school," said Betheny Gross, associate director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington at Bothell, which has been tracking districts' responses to the coronavirus shutdown.

Trump insists schools must open, but teachers aren’t so sure

msn.com, July 7, 2020
(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump has made his position clear: “SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!” he tweeted Monday. “The reality is that they have to map out several scenarios for the fall with the real possibility that they don’t know what the scenario will be on the first day of school,” said Bethany Gross, associate director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington at Bothell, which has been tracking districts’ responses to the coronavirus shutdown.

School system asks parents to choose between online only classes or some in-person learning

wbur.org, July 6, 2020
One of the largest public school systems in the U.S. has come forward with a reopening plan for the coming school year despite uncertainty about the coronavirus. Robin Lake, director of the Center for Reinventing Public Education, told Here & Now when school starts in the fall, the average student may be one full year behind in math. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

'how the hell are we going to do this?' the panic over reopening schools

politico.com, July 4, 2020
The CDC issued additional guidance this week on safely reopening schools, with infections spiking in the South and West. A review of 100 districts by the Center on Reinventing Public Education found that most are in the planning process, shooting for an early July release of their reopening plans. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Report identifies 7 strategies for impactful assessments

educationdive.com, July 2, 2020
A report released Wednesday by assessment experts and education researchers suggests high-quality assessments could be an essential tool to identify learning loss and lead to effective intervention. Representatives on the panel that contributed to the report, released by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, identified seven strategies to make assessments impactful. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Groups launch covid-19 peer review

politico.com, July 2, 2020
The Collaborative for Student Success and the Center on Reinventing Public Education announced they're joining to provide expert analysis of school reopening plans across the country. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

When school districts let families choose

hoover.org, July 1, 2020
This paper examines in-district and across-district school choice opportunities and provides recommendations to maximize their effectiveness and access for students most in need of options. By Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.


June

Schools went to extraordinary lengths to serve their students

educationnext.org, Fall 2020
Forum: Did America’s Schools Rise to the Coronavirus Challenge? At the end of April, Robin Lake of the Center on Reinventing Public Education wrote in The 74 that there is “no plan to prevent what could be long-lasting academic casualties, particularly among economically disadvantaged children of color in large urban districts unprepared to provide rigorous and effective remote learning.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

A memorable, miserable failure with the potential to change parental expectations forever

educationnext.org, Fall 2020
Forum: Did America’s Schools Rise to the Coronavirus Challenge? The University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education reported on May 15, two months after widespread school closures went into effect, that 27 of the 82 school districts it tracked did not “set consistent expectations for teachers to provide meaningful remote instruction.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

How much are children falling behind in school because of covid-19 pandemic?

wbur.org, June 29, 2020
Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Robin Lake, director of the Center for Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

'this is hell': parents and kids hate online classes. going back to school likely will include more of it.

usatoday.com, June 29, 2020
Nationwide, only one in three districts expected teachers to provide remote instruction and monitor students' academic engagement this spring, according to a study that tracked 477 districts. "There wasn't a lot in the way of interventions for kids who were falling off," said Robin Lake, director of the Center for Reinventing Education, a nonpartisan research group in Washington state that conducted the study. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Let’s not overlook education of military kids in responding to covid-19

heritage.org, June 28, 2020
America’s service members long have been concerned about the lack of access to effective schools for their children. An estimated one-third of school districts tracked by the Center on Reinventing Public Education are not requiring schools to provide remote instruction. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Made in america: covid-19 and the united states’ immigrant students

thepolitic.org, June 26, 2020
Across the country, students already at a disadvantage—students who are too often first- or second-generation immigrants—are on the verge of being completely left behind as learning has moved online. “Unless we get serious about flattening the learning loss curve,… too many students could go into academic death spirals,” said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, in remarks delivered to the House Education and Labor Committee on May 7. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Enrollment at regional colleges drops, leading to cuts

seattletimes.com, June 25, 2020
With families out of work this spring because of the coronavirus, and with college courses reduced to prerecorded lectures and Zoom discussions, many experts predicted that enrollment in colleges and universities would decline precipitously this fall. Enrollment numbers at the UW's Seattle and Bothell campuses are mentioned. Steve Syverson, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management at UW Bothell, is quoted.

Ambitious research project — to review how every school in america responded to covid-19 — aims to deliver its first findings in early july

the74million.org, June 26, 2020
The Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research center at the University of Washington Bothell, has been tracking remote learning efforts for months as well.

Schools need to reopen: continued closures will only widen the divide in learning

post-gazette.com, June 26, 2020
Of all the lessons learned during the COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions, one of the most important was something parents and educators likely agree on: We need schools to reopen in the fall and get students back in the classroom. The gaps in learning and actual teacher instruction were particularly notable when comparing rural and urban districts and affluent and low-income districts, according to the Center on Reinventing Public Education, an education think tank. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Solastalgia and you. ‘the pain was necessary to know the truth.’

kuow.org, June 25, 2020
“Climate depression” is the subject of this talk by Jennifer Atkinson who teaches at the University of Washington Bothell. She presented this talk -- Climate Depression: Confronting Eco-Anxiety in the Age of Crisis -- on February 28 at Seattle's Pacific Science Center.

How k–12 schools are doing summer school virtually

edtechmagazine.com, June 25, 2020
In the era of social distancing, many districts adopted alternative methods to best accommodate learning for students during the summer. Experts from The Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), a nonpartisan education research center, say that this summer is still a missed opportunity for many districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Covid-19 shutdown: a crash course in problems with schools’ over-regulation

aei.org, June 24, 2020
This spring was a dismal one for America’s schools. The Center for Reinventing Public Education looked at 477 school districts and found that, even as the school year was winding down, just one in three expected all teachers to deliver instruction. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Failure in the virtual classroom

wsj.com, June 22, 2020
The remote-learning experiment isn’t going well. This month the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education published a report looking at how 477 school districts nationwide have responded to the Covid-19 crisis. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Closing schools was a grievous error

realcleareducation.com, Jun 22, 2020
Education leaders across the country are trying to determine whether and when they can safely reopen K-12 schools. During the lockdown, only one-fifth of the school districts surveyed by the Center for Reinventing Public Education—including districts in many of America’s most populous cities—required their teachers to provide live online video lessons to students. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Washington daca recipients celebrate supreme court ruling

seattletimes.com, June 19, 2020
Alejandra Pérez was overjoyed by the Supreme Court decision that did not allow the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. An organizer with the Washington Dream Coalition, Perez is a UW Bothell graduate (Society, Ethics & Human Behavior and American & Ethnic Studies ’16; M.Ed. 19).

Why schools are not holding students back to address covid-19 learning loss

edweek.org, June 18, 2020
One thing is clear from this spring: Countless students will start next school year with considerable learning loss. Bree Dusseault, the practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, said that many schools in the organization’s database of district coronavirus responses adopted a do-no-harm approach to grading for these past few months—switching to a pass/fail system, for example, or saying that students’ grades could only be improved during this time period, not lowered.

Dreamers celebrate daca victory, prepare for next battle

q13fox.com, June 18, 2020
Alejandra Perez, 25, says she and her family first came to America from Guatemala when she was 12-years-old, but have been in Seattle ever since. Perez is a UW Bothell graduate.

High court ruling brings joy and relief for ‘dreamers’

heraldnet.com, June 18, 2020
Sergio Barrera of Everett took a deep breath Thursday and relaxed when a divided U.S. Supreme Court blocked the president from wiping out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He qualified for DACA in 2012, the program's first year, and it has opened doors to community college, a degree at UW Bothell and a job.

Congress urged to extend dreamers’ protections after court win

about.bgov.com, June 18, 2020
College groups are pressing Congress to pass legislation offering undocumented students the right to stay in the U.S. permanently after the Supreme Court granted them a reprieve from deportation. Diana Betancourt, manager of the Undocumented Focused Program at the University of Washington Bothell, said receiving DACA status in her freshman year allowed her to work as an undergraduate, apply for state financial aid, and find a job immediately after graduating.

King: us faces 'pivot point' in getting students access to internet, devices

educationdive.com, June 17, 2020
Former education secretary John King's comments come as more than 500 superintendents say connectivity gaps would hinder fall distance learning. Organized by nonprofit Common Sense Media — and including Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education — the media call focused especially on a Democrat-sponsored bill in the Senate that would appropriate $4 billion in E-Rate funding for internet and devices. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

New information helps parents understand school district plans for remote and summer learning

blog.greatschools.org, June 17, 2020
GreatSchools.org partners with the Center on Reinventing Public Education to shine the light on what district do — and do not — provide during school closures. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Just 1 in 3 districts required teachers to deliver instruction this spring. they mustn’t be left on their own again in the fall

the74million.org, June 16, 2020
Researchers at the Center on Reinventing Public Education spent this spring analyzing 82 school districts’ responses to COVID-19 closures. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Ten weeks until school starts—what now?

Blogs.edweek.org, June 16, 2020
More than a few school leaders are publicly insisting that, absent a huge new influx of federal dollars, they can't afford to open schools. The Center for Reinventing Public Education has looked at 477 school districts and reports that just 1 in 3 expected all teachers to deliver instruction and that less than half communicated an expectation that teachers would either take attendance or check in with students regularly. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The top producers of asian american graduates

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, June 16, 2020
Each year, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education publishes lists of the top 100 producers of associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees awarded to minority students based on research conducted by Dr. Rhonda V. Sharpe. For this edition, we continue with the expanded listings focusing on Asian American graduates in engineering; education; business administration, management and operations; and the social sciences. The University of Washington Bothell is ranked No. 27.

As pandemic tests public schools, Betsy DeVos pushes school choice

Washingtonpost.com, June 15, 2020
Education secretary pitches choices outside traditional schooling and sends federal dollars to private schools. Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education is quoted. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Research evidence for summer learning

Hechingerreport.org, June 15, 2020
Disappointing results for in-person summer school programs hint that short virtual programs may not be successful. In June 2020, the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a think tank based at the University of Washington Bothell, posted a survey of summer school plans around the country. Only slightly more than half of the 100 U.S. districts the organization is tracking were planning to offer summer school for elementary and middle school students.

As pandemic tests public schools, Betsy DeVos pushes school choice

Washingtonpost.com, June 15, 2020
Education secretary pitches choices outside traditional schooling and sends federal dollars to private schools. Robin Lake, the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education is quoted. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

How 'attention residue' affects the way we work

Yahoo.com, June 14, 2020
Having lots of tasks and projects to think about at once divides our attention in a way that reduces our performance. Sophie Leroy, an associate professor of management at the University of Washington Bothell, calls this problem “attention residue.”

Online Summer School Could Be An Opportunity For Districts

Newsy.com, June 12, 2020
Some researchers say districts are missing the chance to innovate if they're not offering online summer learning. “What we've observed is that there are some areas of potential missed opportunity for districts this summer, just given the very unique circumstances that we're in in this moment in time in the country," said Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

The Education Gadfly Show: School districts failed the remote learning test

Fordhaminstitute.org, June 10, 2020
On this week’s podcast, Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, talks with Mike Petrilli and David Griffith about how well school districts handled remote learning this spring. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Summer school 2020: Hints for how the fall will go?

Csmonitor.com, June 10, 2020
After a major disruption to learning, what should summer school look like? The Center on Reinventing Public Education recently analyzed summer school plans for 100 public school districts across the U.S. and found uneven programming, with 61% of those districts offering summer school. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

With some remote learning likely for the fall, schools agonize over how much Zoom time to impose

Bostonglobe.com, June 10, 2020
The global pandemic upended life as we know it, shutting down school campuses across the country, but Zahriana Newson’s schedule at Roxbury Prep charter school barely changed. Studies of the switch to online learning are ongoing, but a review this spring of 82 US school districts by the Center on Reinventing Public Education found just 17, or 21 percent, provided live instruction to any of their students. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Expect hybrid classes at colleges and universities this fall

Heraldnet.com, June 10, 2020
Higher-ed institutions in Snohomish County are planning a combination of online and in-person learning. The University of Washington Bothell also expects to provide online and in-person instruction.

Report: Most districts lacked clear plans in shift to remote learning

Educationdive.com, June 9, 2020
A new analysis of the remote learning plans of 477 U.S. school districts shows about a third have provided clear expectations for how teachers should provide instruction and track students’ participation and progress, according to the Center for Reinventing Public Education. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Regional: summer school may be another pandemic victim in some school districts

Sfgate.com, June 9, 2020
Despite the limitations of distance learning, only 61 of 100 districts across the country queried in a recent survey have so far said they plan to offer summer school to help bridge the education gap. The survey, conducted by the Center for Reinventing Public Education, covered 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and included 30 of the nation's largest school districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Report roundup

Politico.com, June 9, 2020
The Center on Reinventing Public Education is out with a new analysis of remote education in a nationally representative sample of 477 school systems. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

‘The future of public education is at stake’ — 215 advocates write to Biden

washingtonpost.com, June 6, 2020
Public education advocates say they are looking for Joe Biden to do more to help public education if he is elected, according to a letter that includes Wayne Au, professor of educational studies at UW Bothell, as a signee.

Summer school may be another pandemic victim in some districts

Edsource.org, June 5, 2020
Only 61 of 100 districts across the country queried in a recent survey have so far said they plan to offer summer school to help bridge the education gap.
The survey, conducted by the Center for Reinventing Public Education, covered 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and included 30 of the nation’s largest school districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Warren Buck to become special advisor for equity in the 21st century

Politico.com, June 3, 2020
Researchers at the Center on Reinventing Public Education analyzed dozens of publicly available summer school plans and found that the lessons, where offered, are mostly review, optional and online. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Oh, to be a crow: smart as all get-out — and still able to get out

Seattletimes.com, June 7, 2020
It was a strange, surprising feeling, as I looked up and watched thousands upon thousands of crows gather one evening at their popular roosting destination on the University of Washington Bothell campus.

Districts' summer school plans on shaky ground

Edweek.org, June 5, 2020
In a year when the coronavirus robbed students of learning time, educators and policymakers are particularly worried that they’ve lost academic ground. An analysis of districts’ summer offerings, released June 3 by the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, found that even when districts are offering summer school, it’s a slimmed-down version.

Report: Districts' summer plans show missed opportunities

Educationdive.org, June 5, 2020
Districts’ summer school plans are showing missed opportunities for addressing learning loss for students and fostering social connections, according to a new analysis by researchers who have closely monitored schools’ transition to distance learning during school closures.
In their review released Wednesday, researchers from the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell wrote that less than half of the 100 school districts, and four of the 18 charter management organizations in their database were offering summer learning programs for elementary and middle school students.

Surveying how 82 school districts launched remote learning this spring

The74million.org, June 5, 2020
Report by Robin Lake and Bree Dusseault of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Research shows students falling months behind during virus disruptions

Nytimes.com, June 4, 2020
The abrupt switch to remote learning wiped out academic gains for many students in America, and widened racial and economic gaps. The Center on Reinventing Public Education, a think tank, will release an analysis next week of the pandemic learning policies of 477 school districts. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Learning loss vs. Mental exhaustion

74million.org, June 3, 2020
Many school districts haven’t announced plans for summer school. The Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research center that has been tracking remote learning during the crisis, found that as of May 12, just 26 out of 82 school districts have said they will offer summer school. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

We’ve surveyed 82 school districts that launched remote learning amid the pandemic. Here’s what did (and didn’t) work this spring — and what it means for next year

74million.org, June 3, 2020
As school districts start preparing for the 2020-21 fall reopening, we at the Center on Reinventing Public Education are wrapping up our survey of responses to COVID-19 and our spring remote learning plan database, and turning our attention to the future. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

'far too few’ districts capitalizing on summer school:

Politico.com, June 3, 2020
Researchers at the Center on Reinventing Public Education analyzed dozens of publicly available summer school plans and found that the lessons, where offered, are mostly review, optional and online. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Hundreds of arts workers demonstrate against police violence and the killing of George Floyd

Seattletimes.com, June 2, 2020
Earlier today, several hundred arts workers — including symphony musicians, opera singers and theater directors — marched from Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle to McCaw Hall at Seattle Center as part of the series of demonstrations in recent days against police violence and the killing of George Floyd. Maria Lamarca Anderson, who sings with Puget Soundworks, and is the communications director for University of Washington Bothell, said she'd decided to join the march in the middle of a Zoom meeting for work that morning.

Special Report: U.S. school closures dramatically shrinking public education, Reuters finds

Reuters.com, June 2, 2020
More than two months after schools across the United States began closing in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the shutdown is taking a profound toll on the nation’s system of education, Reuters found by surveying nearly 60 school districts serving some 2.8 million students. Betheny Gross, associate director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Opinion: Colorado must invest in diverse, out-of-school programs to help address equity gaps

Coloradosun.com, June 1, 2020
There is a lot of uncertainty around what this summer holds for out-of-school experiences, yet one thing is clear: its values are immense and planning for summer camps and classes should emphasize accessibility and affordability across the board whether virtually or safely in person. Furthermore, RESCHOOL and its partners at the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) found in 2019 that 50% of available summer programs in the Denver Metro Area for kids over 5 years old cost more per hour than the minimum hourly wage, highlighting the difficult tradeoffs that some working-class families have to consider. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Science says: 'Open the schools'

Thehill.com, June 1, 2020
To stop COVID-19 dead in its tracks, many governors, mayors and superintendents are threatening to keep schools closed this fall, failing to consider the greater harm that comes from refusing to open them. Robin Lake at the Center for Reinventing Public Education says that “elementary students [in urban districts] may have lost 30 percent of their reading skills.” The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.