June - December 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

August

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.