TAG: education

One-Stop Childcare

Posted in Parents and Teachers on April 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

P&T_Feature_ChildcareFair by Rachel E. Becoming a parent is a big decision. Then once you’re a parent, the decisions just keep coming. Which car seat is safest? Which stroller is best? Do I want to sleep train my kid and, if so, what age is the right age to start? Of course, every decision comes with many […]

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Put to the Test

Posted in Teens on March 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Test by Corinne W. One of your most valuable resources as you prepare for employment and college (or just try to survive high school) is the SCLD Digital Library. Testing and Education Reference Center, HelpNow, and JobNow gather all the up-to-date information you need for test and employment prep of all kinds, and lets you access it […]

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Want to Know, Share, or Discover? CrowdCourse It!

Posted in News on March 12, 2014 at 3:00 am

News_Feature_CroudCourse By Amber W. The library is a pretty great resource to learn just about anything. We’ve got books, videos, databases and we offer tons of programs at the library. New this week is another option for learning- CrowdCourse! SCLD’s newest venture is an online learning platform. You can teach or take short courses online through […]

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Get a Leg Up on Retirement: Free Online Events from Morningstar

Posted in Business and Careers on March 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

hourglass by Carlie Hoffman Planning for retirement can feel overwhelming. Learning the importance of sound financial strategies today can help you feel prepared for the future. That’s why Morningstar® Investment Research Center℠ is offering the opportunity to take part in a complimentary, live online event with Christine Benz, Morningstar’s director […]

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STARS Training

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

PT_Feature_STARS by Mary Ellen Braks Looking for practical ways to turn everyday activities like talking, reading, singing, writing, and playing into super-charged learning moments with the infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in your care? Spokane County Library District offers monthly free STARS classes for childcare providers and teachers to earn continuing educa […]

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Homage to a Professor

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Professor by Michael Sierra I was reminded recently of an old college English professor. Dr. Gene Bluestein passed away about a decade ago, but his influence on me continues. Why is he so memorable? The thing was, he made each of his students feel special as he introduced the world to them and made the journey of […]

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Scholarship Search Tips

Posted in Teens on January 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

graduation cap  on a pile of money ( student debt ) by Julianne T. So you are on the downhill slide into your senior year of high school, and you have begun the application process to apply to colleges. Now the next step is to find some assistance with the cost of attending that four-year or two-year institution. Here are some tips to help you keep […]

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