Education

Drug Use By Early Teens At Record Lows
School is out for winter break. The kids will have a ton of unsupervised free time on their hands .  Just how worried should parents be?  Well, there is this bit of good news for nervous moms and dads in this modern age.   Fewer American teenagers are using illegal drugs or alcoh…
The Robots Are Coming – One Plate Of Teriyaki At A Time
The experts all pretty much agree that there’s a robot in your future - but before that happens, there’s a hot plate of Teriyaki in your future first, waiting for you at Wapato High.
This Saturday you can feast on your choice of beef or chicken teriyaki, steamed rice, …
Tacoma Student Among 2017 Rhodes Scholars
TACOMA (AP) — A 23-year-old from Tacoma who plans to combine his knowledge of genetics and philosophy to help guide tough ethical decisions as advancing technologies make designing humans possible was among 2017 Rhodes Scholars announced on Sunday...
Time To Add Recreation To High School’s 3 R’s
The Yakima Valley offers four seasons, fresh air, year round sunshine and acres and acres of hiking, climbing, biking running, golfing, fishing, hunting, AAU sports and more.  With all that recreational opportunity there should be no reason Yakima area kids don’t exceed the nati…
Naches Students To Begin ‘Coffee With the Cops’ Program
Naches Valley High School Virtual Academy, which is essentially an Alternative program, is continuing its effort to reach out to the community by beginning a new program called "Coffee with the Cops."  Program Director Steve Davidson said, "By having Law Enforcement, Fire and city off…
Free Parenting Classes Through Comprehensive Healthcare
Kids are back in school  and maybe it’s time for some parents to go back to school too.
 “Strong Families”, is a free parent education program of Comprehensive Healthcare open to all parents, grandparents and caregivers.  Classes are in Engli…
College Prof Can Tell When Student Zone Out In Class
Wow! What wrong with the world? It’s getting so that a self respecting college kid can’t even sit in class and tune out the professor anymore!  Now you can be busted by the very technological world that you are probably day dreaming about in the first place...
To Make “Green” Think Ivy –Ivy League Education!
They say “it takes money to make money” but it seems maybe that should be changed to “it takes the right diploma” to make money.
I say that because a recent report compiled by luxury lifestyle magazine Elite Traveler and personal wealth research…
Back To School Spending Up Just 4% Over Last Year
The kids are back in school, big brother and sister are off to college and you are adding up the receipts from the shopping frenzy.  If  the ever growing price tag seems smaller than in the past you are following the national trend...
ITT Technical Institutes to Close in 3 Cities
SPOKANE (AP) — ITT Technical Institutes in Spokane, Seattle and Everett will be permanently closing their doors as the company ceases operations across the country.
The company says the closures are due to an investigation and sanctions by the U...

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