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YVCC Offering New Aerospace Engineering Tech Degree

 

Interested potential students can learn more about the program at a Nov. 7 open house.

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Washington State Top Ten In Managing Student Loan Debt – Dave’s Diary

The high cost of college is catching up with a lot of people and default on loans is all too common.

Utah is the best and Rhode Island is the worst state in the country when it comes to student loan debt according to WalletHub’s in-depth analysis found in  2014’s Best and Worst States for Student Debt. Washington state is doing better than average at 6th place.

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Make Sure Disaster Planning Includes Your Pets

 

Although the Yakima Valley doesn't experience extreme weather conditions like other areas of the country, a real disaster, either natural or man-made, could happen. Don't forget about your pets when putting together your emergency plan.

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YVCC Hosts Disability Awareness Event

 

Yakima Valley Community College will celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) on October 15, 2014 from 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. in the Hopf Union Building. Held each October and coordinated by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

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School Safety Summit Discusses Several Topics

How do school officials keep kids safe in a violent situation? How do officials deal with a bully? Two of the many questions that were answered during a school safety summit held at YV Tech Thursday.

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School Safety A Top Priority For ESD 105 — Dave’s Diary

We've all seen the horrific images of school shootings on the news.  Maybe we've seen too much in our efforts to keep it from happening again.

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YVCC Changes Truck Driver Training Fall Dates

 

The training to be held at Yakima Valley Community College's Grandview Campus has been moved back approximately six weeks, to start on Oct. 20.

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Heritage Fest Kicks Off Friday With Open House, Music & More –Dave’s Diary

David Wise is enthusiastic about his job promoting Heritage University.  A month of activities gets underway this weekend starting with the ribbon cutting for a new look for Heritage.

 Here is the game plan for Friday September 5

Lawn in front of the new Dining Commons

1:00 p.m.

Dedication

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Controversial Common Core Standards Progressing in Washington

Despite opposition from many Washington teachers and their union about new national education standards and the tests that will judge how they are being taught, the state is ploughing ahead with its plans to embrace Common Core.

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Reward For Grades But Not With Cash — Dave’s Diary

Back to school and back to the bank? A question many parents will be wrestling with in the weeks to come is, should they pay money to their kids for good grades? Some view paying kids for good grades as an incentive while others see it as a bribe.

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