June - December 2021


July

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.