TAG: education

Why my children study a foreign language

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on July 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ForeignLanguage By Gwendolyn Haley They don’t believe us when we tell them, but our children will thank us for this one day. You see, for the last few years, my husband and I have required our three daughters to study a foreign language; specifically, Mandarin Chinese. Why Chinese? We taught English for 18 months at a university in the People’s […]

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Written in the stars

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Stars By Jane Baker The old lawn chair isn’t comfortable. My legs always stick to it when I wear shorts and it tilts to the left. But on this unusually warm Fourth of July evening, just minutes before the grand fireworks were about to begin, I was able to lean back and gaze up to a sky full of […]

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From Student to Worker with Spokane Valley Tech

Posted in Business and Careers, For You, Teens on May 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Student at the lesson in technical college By Sheree West You never know where an opportunity like taking a school tour might lead you. Last fall, I toured Spokane Valley Tech (SVT), a unique learning environment where high school students gain technical skills with a focus on career and college readiness. The director led me around the facility and explained the school’s […]

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Lessons from Mom

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers on May 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LessonsMom By Clarissa Fidler Having just celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday, I’ve been thinking about all the ways my mom has influenced my life and shaped who I am today. Even now in my late 20s, I still find I need her advice and support on a regular basis. I think moms have a special gift […]

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Working the (Common) Core

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Основные RGB By Sheri Boggs In late August, I was privileged to join three fellow SCLD youth librarians at a day’s worth of Common Core training sponsored by the Central Valley School District and the Washington State Library. Usually trainings are one of those workplace obligations that everyone has to do but nobody really likes. But the […]

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The Power of a Student ID

Posted in Business and Careers, For You, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Instant noodles isolated on white background By Aileen Luppert When I was a college student, nearly 20 years ago, I was lucky to have enough financial aid to meet my needs and not leave me or my family teetering on bankruptcy upon graduation. Since that time, tuitions have skyrocketed—in some states by nearly 80% in the last ten years. Even a […]

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Business Incubation Spokane – The Chicken or the Egg?

Posted in Business and Careers on June 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_BusinessIncubation by Michelle Booth Do you have a great idea for a business but don’t know how to go from idea to reality? Welcome to business incubation Spokane style. There are several resources in the area ready to help you get your new company funded and open for business, and several more business resources ready to […]

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One Hundred Stories of Spokane

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

Spokane, Washington by Corinne W. On February 22, 2014,  Spokane’s Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) opened a two year series of exhibits of one hundred stories spread across Spokane and Eastern Washington. Some artifacts have never been displayed before. The goal is to chronicle Eastern Washington State Historical Society’s century of existence, to demonstrate w […]

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Books for Free!

Posted in Teens on May 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teens_Feature_Bookscholarship by Stefani Miller Are you thinking about attending Eastern this fall? Do you like free books? If so, then you should check out the Florence and Earle Stewart Book Scholarship. This scholarship does require filling out an application and writing—gasp—a mini-essay, but if you put in the work then there is a good chance that you will […]

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Dividend Paying Stocks: Free Online Events from Morningstar

Posted in Business and Careers on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_BarGraph by Carlie Hoffman In a previous post, I told you about a series of online events hosted by the Morningstar® Investment Research Center℠. In March, Christine Benz discussed retirement portfolios. If you missed it, view the recorded presentation. Next up in the series is Josh Peters, editor of the DividendInvestor newsletter, who will be provi […]

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