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WSU Athletes Score Well in Class

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The NCAA has released its latest Academic Progress Rate for student-athletes and Washington State teams recorded six perfect scores.

The announcement Wednesday was for the 2013-14 academic year

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High School Participation In Sports Translates To Success In Life – Dave’s Diary

 The seniors will be graduating soon making room for the incoming freshmen and the next crop of high school athletes.  It would seem that playing a high school sport means more than getting easy A’s and a date with the homecoming queen. Playing high school sports could be the key to adult success.

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Getting A Jump On Education Planning – Dave’s Diary

I have to hand it to the Wapato School District.  They are always looking ahead and looking for ways to keep parents involved in their kid’s education. Here is the official word on the latest and most delicious idea.

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10-Grand Coming To Promote Health & Learning For Valley Kids – Dave’s Diary

The nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health is throwing some of its monetary muscle to a Yakima group aimed at improving health and early learning for Yakima Valley children.

The Roadmaps to Health Action Award from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation includes a $10,000 grant and up to one year of consultation and coaching to help the “Investing in Children Coalition” build a culture of health in the Yakima Valley

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Cell Phone Ban In School Dials In Higher Grades – Dave’s Diary

The cell phone is an awesome piece of technology.  The question I have is this – could the success of the cell phone contribute to the end of the cell phone?  

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The Importance of Reading to Kids Can’t Be Overstated — Dave’s Diary

In my role as grandfather ("G-Pop") to my 11-month-old grandson, Jackson, I'm busy researching all the parenting info I somehow managed to miss (HA!) and am happily force feeding to Jackson's mom, my daughter Sarah.

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CareerBuilder Says Starting Salaries Are On The Rise – Dave’s Diary

For many college graduates the four years of fun and information at the U of X creates great memories and an even great debt.  In recent years, lower starting wages for grads have been a have been a poor graduation present to those bent on getting ahead.

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High School Sports Indicate Future Economic Success — Dave’s Diary

There are parents who want to relive their glory days by forcing their kids into sport and then living vicariously through them.  That’s lame and totally unfair to the kids.  BUT if you could convince without coercion , then playing a high school sport could be the key to adult success.

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Want To Teach? Heritage Wants To Help With Lower Tuition

Good economic news for Washington’s college students. The Legislature is working on a couple of versions of a state budget that include a significant reduction in tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. Now they have some company.

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Safety Zone Flagger Training Back at YVCC

Yakima Valley Community College will offer an all-day Flagger Certification Training on April 17.

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