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Naches Students Work Hard For Free Concert Tickets

A few months ago, I received an e-mail from Steve Davidson out at Naches Valley High School.  Mr. Davidson is part of the Alternative Learning Program there and stated that his class always listens to "The Big Show" each morning.  He went on to explain that he is constantly looking for creative ways to help spur his students on to achieve their stated goal: "Operation Graduation 2012: 100% Graduation...No Excuses"

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Radio Teacher Randy Beckstead Retires

The instructor of radio broadcasting at CWU and former radio teacher at YVCC in the YV-Technical Skills Center, Randy Beckstead, has announced his retirement. He taught many in Yakima including several of the DJs on KATS.

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Kid Drops Out Of School Because He’s Not Allowed To Smoke In School [VIDEO]

Of course you're not allowed to smoke in school. Even if you're a senior in high school and are of legal age to buy cigarettes. However, for this 8 year old Indonesian kid, this is a problem.

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When Is Spring Break For Yakima Schools?

The Yakima school district is out on Spring break from April 2nd through April 6th. West Valley school district, East Valley school district and Selah school district are also out that first full week of April. Sunnyside school district is out on Spring break the 2nd week of April from April 9th through April 13th.

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Security Systems for Yakima Schools Trivia

Eisenhower high school was recently let out 10 minutes early for what kind of threat?

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Flickr, alamosbasement
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What School Did/Do You Go To?

Just curious to know which school you went to? Or are currently attending?

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Van Halen’s Hot For Teacher Essay Gets Student In HOT Water

Oakland University student in Rochester, Michigan has been suspended for his essay explaining how his teacher is hot referencing Van Halen's hit Hot For Teacher.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Twitter Helps Shy Students Take Part in Classroom Discussions Without Saying a Word

Twitter isn’t just a place for news or idle chatter. In fact, a new study reveals the microblogging service could be a powerful tool for educators, too.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Guitars to School Music Programs

Being in the school band just got a whole lot cooler for some of the kids in the Los Angeles area: Eddie Van Halen has teamed up with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to donate 75 guitars from his personal collection to schools that don’t have enough funding to pay for instruments. For Van Halen, it was a simple case of giving back — as he put it simply, “Music education and families are dealing with the economic times, and I wanted to help them.”

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You Won’t Believe What a Group of Parents Did to Get Better Schooling for Their Kids

Parents upset about the education their children are receiving at the Notre-Dame de Caderot school in southern France didn’t merely hold meetings or complain to the school board.

Instead, they stormed the building and took several teachers and the school headmistress hostage.

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Professor Resigns After Skipping Classes and Giving Everyone an A

A professor and department chair at George Washington University has resigned from her position after failing to show up to teach two of her classes, resulting in a litany of complaints from students — even though she gave them all As.

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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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