June - December 2021


October

Kids are losing school days to quarantines. Here’s a way to keep them in classrooms.

npr and affiliate stations, October 8, 2021
Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

5 questions to ask about COVID vaccine mandates

the grade (kappan online), October 7, 2021
Christine Pitts, resident policy fellow, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Chicago had a long list of disengaged students. Did efforts to reel them in pay off?

chalkbeat chicago, October 7, 2021
Christine Pitts, resident policy fellow, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Investigation: Schools allocating COVID-19 aid to sports

the associated press, multiple news outlets, October 6, 2021
Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Educating amid COVID: From supply shortages threatening school meals in Alabama to Pittsburgh’s ‘Crisis Intervention Committee’ to tackle COVID learning loss, 10 ways states are adapting

the74million.org, October 5, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

Remote learning has been a disaster for many students, but some kids have thrived

tucson sentinel, October 5, 2021
Lanya McKittrick, research analyst, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Analysis: By the numbers — How 100 school systems are (and aren’t) adapting to COVID: As some districts use test-to-stay to avert quarantines, majority don’t require testing

the74million.org, October 3, 2021
Authored by Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence, and Christine Pitts, resident policy fellow, in the Center on Reinventing Public Education.


September

Salmon season brings more viewers, less fish

woodinville weekly, September 30, 2021
Dr. Jeff Jensen, teaching professor in the School of STEM, is featured.

Cardona fears efforts to reimagine public education is slipping away

politico, September 30, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

12 things to know about the return of online learning this school year

district administration, September 29, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

Analysis: Schools are open, and unvaccinated adults are around your children. Are there vaccine mandates or not? And is this a problem?

the74million.org, September 29, 2021
Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Families can’t afford for schools to continue to treat students with disabilities like an afterthought

educationpost.org, September 28, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

School districts struggle to establish COVID-19 testing, frustrating parents

abc news and affiliate stations, September 27, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

Relief, anxiety as U.S. parents confront emotional back to school

reuters, September 27, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

What mandate? Across U.S., teacher vaccine rules show to reach classrooms

chalkbeat.org, September 20, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

School reopening, by the numbers — How 100 top districts are (and aren’t) adapting: Parent waivers, test kit shortages and learning in quarantine

the74million.org, September 19, 2021
Authored by Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence, and Christine Pitts, resident policy fellow, in the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

These high schoolers spent their summer analyzing the GeekWire 200 — here’s what they found

geekwire, September 17, 2021
Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean of the School of Business, is featured.

Schools reopen but obstacles remain as COVID-19 surges

u.s. news & world report, September 17, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

Can Providence schools survive state control?

rhode island monthly, September 15, 2021
Ashley Jochim, senior research analyst in the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Seattle Public Schools’ delta dysfunction

crosscut, September 15, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

Most schools do not meet Biden’s demand for testing and vaccines

the new york times, September 13, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

It’s back-to-school season in NYC. Here’s how 3 moms are handling it

npr and affiliate stations, September 13, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

School reopening, by the numbers — How 100 top districts are (and aren’t) adapting: More vaccine rules for teachers and students, but few learning plans for quarantined kids.

the74million.org, September 12, 2021
Authored by Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence, and Christine Pitts, resident policy fellow, in the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

Seattle area young people reflect on what it means to only know a post-9/11 world

the seattle times, September 11, 2021
Student Mariam Badr is featured.

Bothell residents become salmon watchers

northshore news, September 10, 2021
Dr. Jeff Jensen, teaching professor in the School of STEM, is featured.

Delta pushed most Philly-area school districts to keep virtual option; a few fear slippery slope

whyy, September 8, 2021
Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

What kids feel entering a third COVID school year (and how to help them through it)

npr and affiliate stations, September 6, 2021
Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is featured.

Analysis: Learning pods were launched by schools and community groups as a COVID crisis response. Could they evolve into a sustainable solution?

the74million.org, September 6, 2021
Authored by Alice Opalka, a research analyst with the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

To quarantine or not: The hard choices schools are leaving to parents and staff

the financial, September 2, 2021
Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Schools didn’t plan for online classes this year. Then Delta struck, demand is surging and districts are scrambling for virtual options. Will they be good enough?

the74million.org, September 2, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

“Everyone had their heads in the sand”: Push to reopen schools leaves many quarantined students without remote learning options.

the74million.org, September 1, 2021
Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Worried about COVID, most parents no longer want kids in school full time, survey finds

nbc news, September 1, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

To quarantine or not: The hard choices schools are leaving to parents and staff

kaiser health news and various media outlets, September 1, 2021
Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Data shows failing grades across several school districts as educators face ‘COVID-slide’

kiro 7, various newscasts on September 1, 2021
Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is featured.

Analysis: Mask mandates? Vaccine mandates? For unions, the only mandate is collective bargaining

the74million.org, September 1, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.


August

An air purifier can help protect you from coronavirus and smoke pollution. How to pick and use one.

washington post, August 31, 2021
Dan Jaffe, professor in the School of STEM, is featured.

Are schools quarantining too many students?

education week, August 31, 2021
This fall was supposed to mark a triumphant return to normal for K-12 schools, with children and teachers flooding back into classrooms. But the Delta variant of COVID-19 chewed up that idea and spit it out, and now districts are scrambling to figure out who can stay in school safely and who should go home to quarantine. Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

From crisis response to sustainable solution? What’s next for school and community-driven learning pods

la school report, August 30, 2021
Authored by Alice Opalka, a research analyst with the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

Catching up in school: Which methods work best for students?

the seattle times, August 29, 2021
Tens of millions of students may now be months or, in some cases, even a full year behind because they couldn’t attend school in person during the pandemic. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

A decision no parent should ever have to make: Families are suing over mask mandate bans

usa today, August 28, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

In Britain, young children don’t wear masks in school

the new york times, August 27, 2021
During the Delta surge, British schools emphasized other safety measures: quarantining and regular testing for the virus. Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

The remote-option divide

the atlantic, August 25, 2021
As schools push ahead with plans to hold classes in person, only some parents are going to have a choice as to whether to keep their kids home. Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited and Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at CRPE, is quoted.

How the Delta variant – and politics – are shaping school reopenings

edsurge, August 23, 2021
As the Delta variant surges across the U.S. and case numbers are once again rising, some experts see a troublingly familiar scene playing out. Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Vaccine approval opens doors for mandates, but will people return to office?

the mcmorrow reports, August 23, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited in this newsletter focused on facility management and design insights.

‘Things are changing fast’: More schools requiring masks for all, vaccines for teachers

chalkbeat, August 23, 2021
Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

The school kids are not alright

the new york times, August 21, 2021
Research by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited in this opinion piece by the NYT’s editorial board.

UW Bothell, Cascadia breaks ground on new STEM4 building

northshore news, early August, 2021

Many states have left schools hanging about how to reopen safely, analysis finds

education week, August 17, 2021
Ashley Jochim, senior research analyst, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is featured.

As quarantines send students home, what’s the plan to keep them learning?

chalkbeat, August 17, 2021
Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Vaccine mandate pushback

kiro 7, various newscasts on August 16 and 17, 2021
Dan Bustillos, assistant professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, is featured in a report on vaccine hesitancy.

Beware of phony fundraisers on GoFundMe

aarp, August 16, 2021
How to spot fake appeals for help before you make a donation. Nora Kenworthy, associate professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, is featured.

Doubts, anger, anxiety: What it’s like to go to school now

the new york times, August 15, 2021
What was supposed to be a new, relatively normal year has become a politicized, bewildering experience for many parents. Data from the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

Reopening plans for the 100 biggest school districts are changing fast

the new york times, August 13, 2021
District policies vary widely, and some are being adjusted on the fly. Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

GoFundMe: A “market-oriented approach to charity”

nonprofit quarterly, August 12, 2021
A podcast featuring Nora Kenworthy, associate professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, and her work with colleague Mark Igra on GoFundMe campaigns created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

School mask debate rages in Florida as COVID cases surge

cbs news, August 11, 2021
Justin Gill, lecturer in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, joined CBS News for an 8-minute conversation on the latest virus wave.

Proof Points: Three reports on student achievement during the pandemic

the hechinger report, August 9, 2021
All point to bigger declines in math and widening achievement gaps. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

It’s time to accept that school won’t be normal in the fall

vox, August 9, 2021
We can make this pandemic school year better than the last. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Hopes and fears as schools open their doors for new year

the washington post and various media outlets, August 9, 2021
With a mix of optimism and trepidation, teachers and students began returning to classrooms in large numbers Monday. The big fear lingering: a repeat of last year. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Expert discusses COVID-19’s Lambda variant and uptick in child infections

cbs news, August 6, 2021
Justin Gill, lecturer in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, joined CBS News for a 9-minute conversation on the variant, the rise in children testing positive for the coronavirus and more.

Return to work? Not with child care still in limbo, some parents say

the new york times, August 5, 2021
The rise of the Delta variant and the uncertainty over schools and child care are keeping these parents from applying for jobs. Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Mask Mandate Bans Spark Confusion, Concern as Unvaccinated Kids Head to School

u.s. news & world report, August 5, 2021
Mask requirements are just the latest chapter in a year-long contentious debate about how to reopen schools safely for in-person learning that is often politically charged. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Analysis: How 100 Large Urban Districts Are Wrapping Family & Community Input into Plans for Spending Federal Emergency School Relief Funds

the74million.org, August 2, 2021
Authored by staff with the Center on Reinventing Public Education: Bree Dusseault, practitioner-in-residence; Alvin Makori, a junior research assistant; and Travis Pillow, senior fellow.


July

Kids are starting their third Covid school year. Here’s what to know.

cnn.com and various television stations, July 31, 2021
A look at what’s happening with U.S. schools are they prepare to open. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Fighting the Delta Variant: School Reopening Just Got a Lot More Complicated

education week, July 28, 2021
With schools around the country set to reopen and the Delta variant causing a surge in coronavirus cases, schools leaders are trying to figure out how to keep kids and staff safe. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Early Reading Skills See a Rebound from In-Person Learning, But Racial Gaps Have Grown Wider, Tests Show

the74million.org, July 28, 2021
Data from the Center on Reinventing Public Education is cited.

Seattle Is Facing An Indoor Air Quality Crisis

crosscut, July 27, 2021
Air conditioning is rare in Seattle, but if we want to breathe indoors amid hotter, smokier summers, we’ll have to take action — soon. Dan Jaffe, professor in the School of STEM, is quoted.

Op-Ed: Crowdfunding fails most of those in need

los angeles times, July 20, 2021
A GoFundMe campaign is a poor — and unfair — substitute for functional social programs. Co-authored by Nora Kenworthy, associate professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies.

New federal data: Almost all schools offered in-person learning by spring, but attendance varied widely by race

the74million.org, July 8, 2021
Almost all schools with fourth and eighth grades were offering some in-person learning as the end of the school year approached, but more than half of students at those levels remained in hybrid or fully remote programs. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Analysis: Most schools in urban districts will have summer learning options, but schools’ plans may miss the mark

the74million.org, July 7, 2021
Work by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is featured.

COVID and schools: the evidence for reopening safely

nature.com, July 7, 2021
After a school term filled with anxiety and vitriol, researchers assess the spread of coronavirus and the prospects for a return to normal. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Expect a mix of in-person and online college classes in fall

the herald, July 6, 2021
Class schedules and vaccination policies at Snohomish County’s higher-ed institutions will vary.


June

Learning setbacks coming into focus with new testing results

wcnc and tegna affiliates and national publications, June 30, 2021
States are starting to release new standardized test scores that offer early glimpse at how far students have fallen behind. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Spread of Delta variant marks ‘most dangerous’ time in pandemic for kids, may force schools to re-up safety measures, experts say

the74million.org, June 28, 2021
Even as fears mount, in-person classes should be a priority next year. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Verdant approves funding for $2.5 million in community health grants

my edmonds news and local affiliates, June 28, 2021
UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies receives $112,760 for behavioral health peer advocate training program.

New Federal Data Confirms Pandemic’s Blow to K-12 Enrollment, With Drop of 1.5 Million Students; Pre-K Experiences 22 Percent Decline

the74million.org, June 28, 2021
New data reveals a decline in the number of American children attending public schools. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Kristin Esterberg chosen as new UW Bothell chancellor

the herald, June 25, 2021

SUNY Potsdam’s President Esterberg stepping down for University of Washington Bothell position

watertown daily times, June 25, 2021

School choice movement celebrates its ‘best year ever’ amid pandemic

pewtrusts.org, June 25, 2021
Dr. Ashley Jochim, senior research analyst, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Yajuan Liu named to UW Bothell Accounting Advisory Board

northwest asian weekly, June 24, 2021
A brief profile of Yajuan Liu.

How schools can harness the power of peer networks to help students rebound during and after COVID-19

the74million.org, June 23, 2021
A synthesis of student surveys during the pandemic, compiled by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is cited.

The dangers of failing grades

the new york times, June 23, 2021
Districts are trying to figure out what to do with students who fell behind this year. Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is featured.

Mahantesh Hiremath begins term as 140th president of ASME

phcppros.com, June 22, 2021
Chancellor Wolf Yeigh has been named to the ASME board of governors.

The inequality of the GoFundMe economy

the new york times, June 21, 2021
Online charity drives help some in need, but don’t expect them to fill the gaps in the social safety net. Dr. Nora Kenworthy, associate professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies and co-author of the study, is featured.

Pandemic-era crowdfunding more common, successful in affluent communities

phys.org, June 17, 2021
During the first several months of the pandemic thousands turned to online crowdfunding to meet their needs. A new analysis of requests and donations to GoFundMe, along with census data, shows stark inequities in where the money went and how much was donated. Dr. Nora Kenworthy, associate professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies and co-author of the study, is featured.

Researchers track 'mysterious' kokanee salmon in region

seattle weekly and other sound publishing websites, June 17, 2021
Kokanee in Lake Washington and Sammamish are genetically unique. Over the past decades, their numbers have dwindled. Dr. Jeff Jensen, teaching professor in the School of STEM, is featured.

Another smoky summer could be on Washington's horizon

kuow, June 14, 2021
Even with the wet weather and snowpack in the Cascades about 40% deeper than normal for this time of year, western Washington could be in for a smoky summer from forest fires. Dr. Dan Jaffe, professor in the School of STEM, is featured.

UW Bothell Medalist a champion for people with disabilities

the herald, June 11, 2021
A front cover story featuring Chris Hays, 2021 Chancellor’s Medal recipient.

Biden wants to fix the nation's teacher shortage. Educators say the problems is worsening

nbc news, June 6, 2021
Georgia Heyward, research analyst, Center for Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

'Go in strong': UW student paves way as among first Muslim women to wear a hijab at law school graduation

the seattle times, June 5, 2021
A feature on UW Bothell alumnus Malak Shalabi.

Local organizations work to promote equitable representation in health care

bollyinsidecom, June 4, 2021
Endownment will provide scholarship funds for students in support of their education in a health-related field.

Is public school enrollment set to make a comeback?

k-12 dive, June 4, 2021
Robin Lake, director, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

They Rage-Quit the School System—and They're Not Going Back

wired, June 3, 2021
Ashley Jochim, senior researcher, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is quoted.

Technology Made Special Education Parents Better Advocates During the Pandemic

edsurge, June 2, 2021
Lanya McKittrick, research analyst, Center on Reinventing Public Education, is featured.