January - May 2015


February


NSF Day at the University of Washington Bothell

NSF, February 25, 2015
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Washington Bothell are pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming NSF Day to be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the UW Bothell campus. Read More

‘Black Lives Matter’ UW walkout draws hundreds

Seattle Global list, February 25, 2015
At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, sirens screamed from a megaphone — the call had come. UW Bothell was one of the three campuses that participated in the walkout. Read More

Hundreds of students walk out for protests

Chron, February 25, 2015
Hundreds of students have walked out of class for protests Wednesday afternoon. The student-activists have declared a state of emergency at the University of Washington in relation to minority students. UW Bothell students participated in the protests. Read More

Saint Martin’s University debate finished second at prestigious tournament

Thurston Talk, February 19, 2015
Saint Martin’s Debate turned in an impressive performance this past weekend at a parliamentary debate tournament at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. The University of Washington Bothell’s debate team was listed as one of the most prestigious programs at the competition. Read More

Jacques: Get ready for a new school’s vision in Detroit

Detroit News, February 19, 2015
Think of it as a one-two punch. Now that the state has tackled the city of Detroit’s finances, it’s turning to the next glaring problem on the list: Detroit schools. The Center on Reinventing Public Education put together a concept that will be used as a portfolio model for schools. Read More

Poor Elijah’s Almanack: Things as they’re becoming

Register Citizen, February 17, 2015
Like all education reformers before them, Common Core advocates assure us their grand design will rescue American public education. The Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned for a report they released last month on the outdated procurement process for ed-tech. Read More

How HONY can help public schools

Columbia Spectator, February 15, 2015
When Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the popular blog “Humans of New York,” began a series of stories featuring the underprivileged but motivated students and faculty of Mott Bridges Hall Academy in Brooklyn, my inner cynic reassured me that this was just another phase in HONY’s endless cycle of saccharine narratives. A report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Common enrollment: Lessons for Detroit

Freep, February 15, 2015
When preparing to move to Washington, D.C., in 2012, Erika and Lamont Harrell spent so much time applying to charter schools that it felt like a full-time job. A recent study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

St. Louis’s education startup scene gains traction

Scan News, February 12, 2015
Like all education reformers before them, Common Core advocates assure us their grand design will rescue American public education. A study completed by the Center on Reinventing Public Education compared ten states’ expenditures on assessment and intervention.Read More

UW community responds to chapel hill shooting

Daily UW, February 12, 2015
Students gathered in Red Square on Thursday to mourn the lives of three Muslim students who were shot and killed near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus Tuesday morning. UW Bothell students, Hedaya Saadi and Isra Ayesh attended the event and are mentioned in the article.Read More

LPFM Watch: Seattle LPFMs Celebrate World Radio Day, Rice University Granted LPFM and More News

Radio Survivor, February 12, 2015
Tomorrow is World Radio Day and in honor of that, the Seattle Public Library is hosting a celebratory event and live broadcast for all of the groups that have new low power FM (LPFM) construction permits in the Seattle area (see a recent feature in CityArts to learn about many of them). UW Bothell UWave is a broadcasting this event.Read More

Huskies on the Hill

Daily UW, February 08, 2015
Students from a wide variety of disciplines left for Olympia on Friday to lobby for pertinent issues concerning higher education in Washington State, including state funding, cost of tuition, and transportation. UW Bothell ASUWB president, James Anderson, is quoted.Read More

College radio watch: Student media advocates decry restrictions on student sports broadcasts; LPFM news, and more

Radio Survivor, February 06, 2015
This week, College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) and the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) issued a joint statement about athletic department prohibitions on the broadcast of sports programming by student media outlets. UW Bothell’s radio station, UWave, is mentioned.Read More

University of Washington Bothell building first dormitory

Komo news, February 05, 2015
BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) - The University of Washington Bothell plans to start construction in 2017 on a 500-student dormitoryRead More

Celebrate black history month

Washington.edu, February 04, 2015
As part of the United States Bicentennial in 1976, the federal government officially recognized February as Black History Month. President Gerald Ford urged Americans to use the time as an “opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” UW Bothell is mentioned for hosting activist Kevin Powell and a Black History Movie Night.Read More

New year brings new partners, new investors, and new services to civitas learning

Virtual Strategy, February 03, 2015
With forward momentum, Civitas Learning closed 2014 proving strong demand for its product and services by more than tripling its partner base, adding $16 million in investor funding, and expanding its business model to include strategic services and consulting. UW Bothell has joined Civitas’ Learning partner base.Read More

Michael Young leaving UW faculty are surprised but not necessarily heartbroken

Seattle Weekly, February 03, 2015
Less than four years ago, when Michael Young was preparing to come to Seattle as the new University of Washington president, he told me: “I’m hardly capable of discretion, much less secrecy.” It turns out, he is. UW Bothell professor, Dan Jacoby, is quoted.Read More

Briefs: UW Bothell adds new assistant vice chancellor

Herald Net, February 02, 2015
Beth Beam has been selected as the new assistant vice chancellor for organizational effectiveness and HR management at the University of Washington Bothell. In this newly created position, Beam will provide strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of human resources programs. The position will also provide leadership, transparency and coordination of improvement efforts in academic and administrative units.Read More


January


Advice from one who’s never been in a public school classroom

The College Fix, January 31, 2015
Sarah Yatsko of the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education says schools have it all wrong when it comes to meting out suspensions and expulsions.Read More

Real estate, education cross paths as Chinese enrollment at UW jumps 856 percent in 10 years

Biz Journals, January 30, 2015
One of the main reasons Chinese nationals are buying up more and more real estate in the Puget Sound area is because they want to provide housing for their children who attend schools here. UW spokesman mentioned the UW Bothell may also have Chinese students.Read More

Undocumented students share stories, start dialogue

Radio Survivor, January 30, 2015
On Thursday night local students spoke, some with shaky voices, about their experiences as undocumented immigrants in the United States. UW Bothell students and alumni spoke at the event, which was sponsored by the Washington Dream Act Coalition and Teach for America.Read More

College radio watch: KZSU day of noise, uncertain fate of radio free kokomo, east Texas LPFM and more news

Radio Survivor, January 30, 2015
This week we covered quite a bit of college radio news, including word that Indiana University Kokomo may be shuttering its streaming (and soon to be LPFM) college radio station Radio Free Kokomo. We hope to have more updates about the situation there soon, but in the meantime, the station is asking for letters of support to be sent to the school’s administration. The author mentioned UW Bothell’s streaming college radio station, UWave Radio.Read More

Woodring diversity teach-in highlights educational racism

Western frontline,January 30, 2015
Miller Hall’s collaborative space was packed shoulder to shoulder with Western Washington University teaching students for a presentation by Dr. Wayne Au on the state of diversity in education in America. Dr. Au gave a presentation at UW Bothell, focusing on how education reform has impacted low-income families and minority students.Read More

Beam to lead human resources at UW Bothell

Bothell Reporter,January 29, 2015
Beth Beam has been selected as the new assistant vice chancellor for organizational effectiveness and human resources management at the University of Washington Bothell. In this newly created position, Beam will provide strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of human resources programs. The position will also provide leadership, transparency and coordination of improvement efforts in academic and administrative units.Read More

University of Washington sponsors Guinness world record attempt on national have fun at work day

andhranews.net, komonews.com,marketwired.com,January 28, 2015
As part of the University of Washington's commitment to its 42,000 faculty and staff, the Whole U employee engagement and wellness program will host the World's Largest Umbrella Dance. At 12:00 p.m. today, National Have Fun at Work Day, approximately 2,000 UW faculty, staff and student employees will convene inside Husky Stadium in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Umbrella Dance. UW Bothell also took part in the umbrella dance.Read More

Senate ed. panel unlikely to require teacher evaluations in NCLB overhaul

Edu week, January 27, 2015
Although members of the Senate education committee agreed at a hearing Tuesday that teacher evaluations are essential for a thriving public education system, it's unlikely that the forthcoming reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act will include specific requirements. Dan Goldhaber, Director of the Center for Education Data and Research at UW Bothell, is mentioned.Read More

Visiting University of Washington, Bothell’s college radio station – and soon to be LPFM – UWave

Seattle Times, January 26, 2015
During my trip to Seattle in October, 2014 for the College Broadcasters Inc. conference, the third station that I visited was UWave at University of Washington, Bothell. Currently an online-only station, UWave is also the holder of a construction permit to build a new low power FM college radio station.Read More

Guest: Debunking school discipline myths

Seattle Times, January 26, 2015
Common misconceptions about why students are punished hinder educators and officials from developing better strategies toward discipline, writes guest author Sarah Yatsko. The author of this article works for the Center for Reinventing Public Education. Read More

Kentucky Education Commissioner to testify before Congress about supporting teachers

Kyforward, January 26, 2015
You know the past isn’t past when you’re invited to a teach-in and the calendar says 2015, not 1965. The teach-in I’m talking about happened Friday at the University of Washington and it was partly about history that is still shaping lives. It was also about changing deeply rooted, damaging scripts. UW Bothell Assistant Professor, Dan Berger, is quoted. Read More

UW teach-in echoes past truths about racial bias

Seattle Times, January 25, 2015
You know the past isn’t past when you’re invited to a teach-in and the calendar says 2015, not 1965. The teach-in I’m talking about happened Friday at the University of Washington and it was partly about history that is still shaping lives. It was also about changing deeply rooted, damaging scripts. UW Bothell Assistant Professor, Dan Berger, is quoted. Read More

M-P, MG grads part of racially charged 'Yellow Face' at UW campus

Marysvilledglobe, January 23, 2015
MARYSVILLE – Two University of Washington students who went to different high schools in Marysville are part of a socially charged production on the Seattle campus the next two weeks called "Yellow Face." One of the actors was once a UW Bothell student. Read More

What is Eric Holder's Civil Rights legacy? His achievements aren't well known, experts say

IBittimes, January 22, 2015
Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. The names of unarmed black men killed by police in recent years are etched in the consciousness of people in the U.S. who might have believed that Eric Holder, the first ever African-American attorney general hired by the nation’s first black president, would affect sweeping changes in the ways minorities are treated by the American justice system. UW Bothell assistant professor, Dan Berger, is quoted. Read More

All Colorado families need greater access to charter schools

Denver post, January 22, 2015
Public schools are not "one-size-fits-all," and there is no one school that is right for every child. Due to this reality, alternative school models such as charter schools are positively reshaping the public school landscape in Colorado. A study done by the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Parents Confront Obstacles as School Choice Expands

Eduweek, January 21, 2015
In New Orleans, Denver, and the District of Columbia, it's the season when families must choose schools for next fall. But in those cities and others where traditional school boundaries are fluid and more charters and tuition-voucher programs have entered the mix of K-12 options, selecting a school is an increasingly complex endeavor. A survey on the Center of Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

UW receives record number of freshman applications for 2015

Washington.edu, January 21, 2015
A record 36,528 freshman applications – an increase of 5,000, or 16 percent, over last year – were submitted to the University of Washington for the 2015 academic year, according to figures released by the UW’s admissions office. Increases occurred among all categories: 12 percent from Washington residents, 19 percent from other parts of the U.S., and 18 percent from international applicants. Approximately two-thirds of available slots in the freshman class are reserved for state residents. UW Bothell is mentioned. Read More

Why is UW Tacoma’s graduation rate low?

Seattle Times, January 21, 2015
During a University of Washington Board of Regents meeting this month, regent Joanne Harrell raised questions about UW Tacoma’s low graduation rates, one of the lowest among public four-year schools in the state. UW Bothell is mentioned for having a 64 percent six-year graduation rate. Read More

New York City school superintendents expected to gain authority over principals

NY Times, January 21, 2015
Carmen Fariña, the New York City schools chancellor, is expected to announce changes on Thursday that will restore a centralized hierarchy to the city’s schools, largely dispensing with one of the core management philosophies of the previous administration. UW Bothell professor and the founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, Paul Hill, is mentioned. Read More

Will Louisiana charter schools have to start providing transportation?

Eduweek, January 20, 2015
Louisiana charter schools might have to start providing the same transportation services to students as traditional district schools do, according to The Advocate, the daily newspaper in Baton Rouge. A survey by the Center on Reinventing Public Education showed that 26 percent of parents were concerned about transportation. Read More

Report finds Denver’s ‘SchoolChoice’ system improves enrollment, more focus needed on performance

Watch Dog, January 20, 2015
Denver has made the process of choosing a school easier and more satisfying for many families. But a local advocacy group says the district needs to offer more quality schools for students to access. Center for Reinventing Public Education’s research director, Betheny Gross, is quoted. Read More

National school choice week inspires webinar on strategies for family engagement

Virtual Strategy, January 20, 2015
National School Choice Week has inspired an open panel discussion webinar featuring notable education industry representatives who are set to discuss strategies for engaging families in school choice by reviewing existing systems and infrastructures to improve America’s education nationwide. Research Analyst Ashley Jochim, from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, is mentioned. Read More

In New Orleans, new trend hints at why charter schools banding together, becoming less independent

New Orleans Advocate, January 19, 2015
Something is happening to the independent charter schools that have taken over public education in New Orleans — they’re becoming a little less independent. Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

Women of color for systemic change leads the way for Seattle protestors

Seattle Globallist, January 19, 2015
For every Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Rodney King injustice, a new wave of activists seems to come out of the woodwork. Students from UW Bothell took part in a police accountability protest. Read More

UW, WSU explore new degree programs for the Eastside

Seattle Times, January 18, 2015
Washington’s two research universities are each exploring partnerships that could bring very different programs to the Eastside one that could make it easy to earn a bachelor’s degree in a community college, and another that would offer a master’s degree to students wrestling with major societal issues. UW Bothell is mentioned for being a branch off of the UW Seattle campus. Read More

Rep. DelBene to plant trees at Kirkland’s Everest Park as part of MLK Day of Service

Yahoo, January 17, 2015
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene will celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday by volunteering at multiple events across the district. DelBene will be working with UW Bothell students pulling weeds and planting trees on campus. Read More

Thousands of University of Washington Faculty, Staff and Student Employees Will "Shake It Off" During Guinness World Record Breaking Attempt

Yahoo, January 14, 2015
What: 2,000 University of Washington faculty and staff will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Umbrella Dance choreographed to Taylor Swift's hit "Shake it Off." The event is part of the UW's Whole U employee engagement and wellness program. Additional events will take place at UW Bothell. Read More

New book erases the boundary between poetry and nonfiction

Huffington Post, January 12, 2015
Poets Amaranth Borsuk and Andy Fitch recently released a fantastic collaborative book entitled As We Know. Published by Subito Press and distributed by Small Press Distribution, As We Know is a masterpiece of cross-genre exploration by two artists at the top of their game -- and already well-known for challenging generic boundaries. Amaranth Borsuk is an Assistant Professor at UW Bothell. Read More

Black and hispanic students are making meaningful gains, but it’s hard to tell

Five Thirty Eight, January 12, 2015
Dean of UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Dean Elaine Scott.The Dean of UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Elaine Scott, was recently named a recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM) at the University of California, Davis. Read More

Standardized tests: Asian parents need to be a part of the solution

I examiner January 10, 2015
A study by the Pew Research Center found that about 430,000 Asians, or 36 percent of all immigrants, moved to the United States in 2010 becoming the fastest-growing racial group in America. There are currently more than 17.3 million Asian Americans living in the United States, according to tolerance.org, and it is estimated that the population will reach 41 million by 2050. UW Bothell Professor, Natasha Merchant, is quoted. Read More

UW Bothell school of STEM dean receives prestigious engineering award

Bothell Reporter, January 09, 2015
Dean of UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Dean Elaine Scott.The Dean of UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Elaine Scott, was recently named a recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM) at the University of California, Davis. Read More

2014: The year that college radio embraced low power FM

Radio Survivor, January 09, 2015
As I reflect back on 2014, the big college radio story for me is low power FM (LPFM). By my count, 64 colleges and universities were granted new LPFM construction permits in 2014. This is incredible to see, as it is yet another sign that terrestrial radio is still relevant to young people. In addition to LPFM, 2014 also brought with it another wave of media attention for college radio as word broke that Georgia State University students were being removed from daytime FM broadcasts over college radio station WRAS-FM in Atlanta. UW Bothell’s radio station, UWAVE, is mentioned for working towards getting LPFM. Read More

Report: Most Denver families get first choice schools, but tension between proximity, school quality persists

Chalk Beat, January 08, 2015
More than a quarter of Denver families who send their students to Denver Public Schools used the district’s SchoolChoice system to choose a school in 2013, and most of those who participated were placed in their first choice school. Some of the findings came from a report done by the Center for Reinventing Public Education. Read More

Study: University of Washington generates $12.5 billion, nearly 80,000 jobs for the state

Washington.edu, January 08, 2015
The University of Washington generates $12.5 billion a year in economic activity and supports 79,331 direct and indirect jobs in the state of Washington, according to a new economic impact report released Thursday by an independent research firm. UW Bothell is mentioned for its economic impact. Read More

Denver families using school choice pick highest quality schools

Denver post, January 08, 2015
While Denver Public Schools has seen high rates of participation in the district’s school choice system, there are still gaps among who participates and where students request to go, according to a new report published by the nonprofit, A + Denver and written by the Center on Reinventing Public Education. Some of the findings came from a report released by A+ Denver and the Center for Reinventing Public Education. Read More

New report details cumbersome procurement practices in big-city districts

Eduweek.org, January 07, 2015
District officials from big-city school systems offered blunt criticisms of a slow, cumbersome, and often anxiety-choked procurement process for buying educational technology, in a new report that argues that those obstacles can stymie innovation. Researchers from the center on Reinventing Public Education are mentioned. Read More

Ed-Tech Purchasing Bottlenecks and Bureaucracy Probed in Report

Eduweek.org, January 06, 2015
District officials from big-city school systems offered blunt criticisms of a slow, cumbersome, and often anxiety-choked procurement process for buying educational technology, in a new report that argues that those obstacles can stymie innovation. A report by the Center for Reinventing Public Education is mentioned. Read More

City of Kirkland offers park restoration volunteer events on MLK day

Kirkland Reporter, January 06, 2015
The Green Kirkland Partnership (GKP) is an active volunteer and non-profit alliance that is committed to restoring more than 400 acres of natural areas in the city of Kirkland. A University of Washington Bothell student will be leading one of the volunteering events. Read More

Seattle process: Does working together make us dumber?

Cross cut, January 05, 2015
Have you seen that great Demotivator poster? The one that shows a group of hands and reads: “Meetings. None of Us is as Dumb as All of Us.” UW Bothell lecturer, David Robison, is quoted. Read More