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The Top Ten Most Widely Spoken Languages In The World

Are you a polyglot? Are you bilingual? I know what you’re thinking: "Hey, Dave -- just speak English!" OK. After all, more than 500 million people do...

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Yakima School District Searching For Teachers

Teachers are in short supply across the state these days. In fact, there's a major shortage in the Yakima School District that's affecting education...

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Senate ‘Listening Tour’ Stops In Yakima, Hears Plenty About Teacher Shortage

A state Senate "listening tour' about education made a stop in Yakima on Tuesday, drawing hundreds of teachers, parents and students who came to voice their concerns about educational issues including teachers shortages...

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(AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND OUT) Students from Ermington Public School enjoy a game organised as part of a program by the Australian Sports Commission to get children involved in sports and healthy activities, 31 May 2006. SMH Picture by DALLAS KILPONEN (Photo by Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)
(AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND OUT) Students from Ermington Public School enjoy a game organised as part of a program by the Australian Sports Commission to get children involved in sports and healthy activities, 31 May 2006. SMH Picture by DALLAS KILPONEN (Photo by Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)
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Kids – Stop What You’re Doing Until The Recess Consultant Arrives

File this under “are you kidding me”? Recess consultants! Apparently kids-being-kids is no longer good enough for the playground.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that a couple of elementary schools in Minnesota have hired a firm called Playworks, which presents a philosophy that says recess can be more inclusive and beneficial if it's more structured...

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Category: Education, Families
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Singin’ the Student Loan Blues

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says borrowers are reporting widespread problems with the companies servicing their student loans...

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Mercer Island School District Outlaws The Game Of Tag!

Is this the end of playground fun as we know it.  What's next?!!  Mercer Island School District is banning the harmless game of TAG without even consulting parents...

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228 Years Young And Still Going

Happy Birthday to the U-S Constitution!  No candles on the cake please!

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Category: Education, History
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Get Educated On Education Issues Next Thursday

The Washington Federation Republic Women’s group will focus on the impacts of If you want to know more about the impact of Common Core on Washington and the recent Supreme Court Ruling that fines the state legislature for not coming up with a plan to sustainably fully fund education, set aside some time for lunch next Thursday...

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Category: Education
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This Is Not The Kind Of Scholarship For Which You Want Your Kids To Apply

The Washington State Legislature lowered tuition to make college more affordable and Central Washington University is further lowering tuition for victims of the worst wildfires in state history.  That will help but the high cost of college is still daunting forcing some students to delay school or look to out of the box solutions for funding.

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Category: Education, Weird News
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Washington is Nation’s Fourth-Best State For Student Loan Debt

The kids are back in college and the meter is running on the high cost of higher education. It is a burden for many. Eleven-point-1 percent of all student loans are in delinquency or default and student loans continue to be the largest non-housing debt for millions of Americans. 

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Category: Education

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