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Mike Rowe’s Gifts of Hard Work & Getting’ Dirty

Mike Rowe’s Gifts of Hard Work & Getting’ Dirty

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Despite the drum-beating in high school over college preparations, not every student desires to go to college. The United States has a “dysfunctional relationship” with work, says Mike Rowe, who has attained success and recognition in promoting work that doesn’t necessarily require a college degree. “There’s a trillion dollars of student loans on the books, […]

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Mindfulness Studies At School

Mindfulness Studies At School

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the students was so afraid he vomited in a school trashcan. Hearing that, I felt the magnitude of the situation. This is not the world I grew up in, I thought. Back then, students prepared for fires, not school shooters. A week before the trashcan incident, teens at Wilson High School took part […]

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Oregon Gymnastics Academy Goes for the Gold

Oregon Gymnastics Academy Goes for the Gold

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re the type to judge a book by its cover, you might be forgiven to think, at first glance, that Oregon Gymnastics Academy (OGA) is a run-of-the-mill gymnastics gym. However, you wouldn’t be more wrong about this local nonprofit. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by a woman named Libbi, Marketing […]

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International School Announces Early Childhood Campus

International School Announces Early Childhood Campus

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The International School (TIS) announced its new Early Childhood Campus, which will officially open for the 2014-15 school year. The 13,500 square foot facility is completely dedicated to the education of the school’s preschool-aged students. Three and Four year-olds will be fully immersed in Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese language through an engaging and comprehensive International […]

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Discover Northwest Academy

Discover Northwest Academy

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Northwest Academy, we celebrate the connections between creativity and academic excellence. Our students become independent, capable individuals and global citizens prepared to chart their own futures, confident they have the skills to reach their goals. Northwest Academy is a college-preparatory school for students in grades 6-12 that balances academics with a diverse and exceptional […]

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Kids & School Success

Kids & School Success

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

From crawling, walking and babbling to the angst and rebellion of the tween and teen years, children constantly go through a predictable set of developmental stages physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. “Along the way, any of these areas can be ahead or behind the others in their timing, then switch, which can be confusing for […]

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Class Dismissed: Relearning Education

Class Dismissed: Relearning Education

Village Home Education Resource Center, an alternative to school for homeschooling families in the Portland area, is featured in an upcoming documentary entitled, “Class Dismissed,” directed and co-produced by Jeremy Stuart with Three Story Films. “Class Dismissed” is the first feature-length documentary of its kind, exploring a rapidly growing trend in education: learning outside the […]

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Back-To-School Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Back-To-School Pedestrian Safety Improvements

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

As efforts continue to increase funding for longstanding transportation safety and maintenance needs throughout Portland, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer joined local and state officials and community partners today to celebrate the installation of new pedestrian flashing beacons at five busy East Portland intersections. The five new beacons, which flash yellow when a pedestrian pushes a […]

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Handy Homework Strategies

Handy Homework Strategies

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

As I overheard a conversation with a parent discussing her child’s routine and the late hour the child completed her homework the night before, I thought about how easily we allow our kids to slip into procrastinating habits that result in disastrous consequences. Instead of encouraging behavior toward meeting their responsibilities, we allow distracted effort […]

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Preschooler SmartStart

Preschooler SmartStart

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’ve picked up your child from her 2s, 3s or 4s program, with the rest of the day or the weekend ahead of you. Now what? It’s a common dilemma. “So many parents ask me, ‘What do I do with my child when we get home?’” says Elissa Sungar, a former preschool teacher at Stanford University […]

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