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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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Category: Education, Families
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Hey Students: Higher GPA Today Equals Bigger Paycheck Tomorrow — Dave’s Diary

It's about time to send the kids back to the books so they can make the big bucks later on -- there really is a connection.

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Category: Education, Families, Survey
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YVCC Announces Openings in Nursing Assistant Certificate Program

Yakima Valley Community College is offering an opportunity for people interested in finding a career in the health care industry.

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No Cupcakes For You! Love, the Nanny State — Dave’s Diary

As a parent of a 5 1/2-year-old girl headed off to kindergarten in a couple of weeks, I’m excited for all the milestones of her early academic experience -- and that includes cupcakes, doggone it!

Now Washington state is in the news again for lame school district decisions

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White Coat Means Green Light for Heritage P.A. Students — Dave’s Diary

 It’s out of the classroom and in to the real world--textbooks aside and hands on patients for the students of Heritage University’s new Physician Assistant Educational Program.

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YVCC Hosts Truck Driving Training Course in Grandview

Ever wanted to drive a big rig? Here's a chance for you to get the training you need.

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Sowing the Seeds of Success – Teaching Kids About Money –Dave’s Diary [VIDEO]

Dave Ramsey, heard weekdays 6 to 9 pm, has been a great addition to the KIT line up.  His common sense advice on managing money has helped millions.  But the Morning News has a money messenger too and we’re happy to share the information we receive with the guys from Financial Management Incorporated. 

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YVCC to Host Flagger Training

 

Ever wonder what kind of training it takes to be one of those people who help motorists through road construction zones?  Here's your chance to find out and take that training.

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Looking For The, Like, Um, Perfect Word — Dave’s Diary

I was listening to an air check of our radio show the other day looking for ways to improve what we do and I was a little frustrated by my use of filler words like “um” and “you know”.

I was a little embarrassed by listening to what I thought was less than A-1 broadcaster delivery and then I saw this article  from Elite Daily and then I was comforted to know that my struggle was just a reflection of my complexity! (nice spin)

"A new study indicates that people throw in filler words in an attempt to pause for a moment to collect their thoughts, or to prevent the listener from starting to speak. For example, people throw

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