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12 Month Teaching Suspension Upheld In Michele Taylor Case

An administrative law judge upheld the 12-month suspension of East Valley P.E. teacher Michele Taylor’s teaching certificate following allegations of inappropriate contact with students.

In a decision issued August 21st, a Yakima judge ruled Michele Taylor could not return to the job for the 2012-2013 school year

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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? — Survey of the Day

The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.

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Spring Break: What Are Your Plans?

 

Spring Break for many Yakima Valley schools is coming up next week. Does your family have plans?

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Robertson Elementary School Library Caught Fire Due To Arson

The Robertson Elementary School Library in Yakima caught fire due to arson - Hundreds of books were destroyed destroyed after an arsonist sets fire to the school's library.

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Air Force Academy Welcomes Pagans, Druids and Witches – Oh My!

The Air Force has officially signaled its support of people with alternative religious beliefs. What are the alternative religions? Pagans, Druids, Wiccans, Witches and followers of Native American faiths are now welcome to practice just as mainstream believers can.

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Prestigious Waldorf Private School Keeps Computers Away from Kids

The 160 Waldorf private schools in the United States boast an impressive student body: the children of tech luminaries from firms like eBay, Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard.

But what makes Waldorf a seemingly odd choice for such parents is that until kids are in the eighth grade, the school is completely unwired with not a computer screen to be found.

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Yakima School District Looking For New Board Member Is It You?

Yakima School District board member, David H. Garcia, announced his resignation from the school board effective September 20. Garcia, who was appointed to the board in July of 2010, has accepted a position at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington

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Back To School in Yakima! [VIDEO]

The first day of kindergarten and 3rd grade for Brian Teegarden's kids.

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Indiana Is No Longer Requiring Its Public Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

According to the Indiana Department of Education, cursive is becoming obsolete.

In a memo sent to school leaders in the state, it was recommended that schools stop teaching cursive, and instead use that time to make its students more proficient in keyboard use.

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Student Takes First Steps At Graduation [VIDEO]

Angeline Lavasseur didn't want to break the time-honored tradition of graduates walking to get their diplomas at graduation.

The 18-year-old girl, who has been confined to a wheelchair throughout her childhood after being born with spina bifida, recently walked across the stage to pick up her diploma at Pinckney High School's graduation in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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