June - December 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.