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Sixth-grader Mykal Hernandez has entered Post Falls Middle School, but not without her father, Pablo, taking a firsthand interest in her life in the classroom.
Pablo was among nearly 100 dads, stepdads and guardians who, with their students, packed the school's library Monday morning for the kickoff of the middle school's new All Pro Dad program aimed at getting men more involved with kids' education experience.
"Mykal is starting middle school, so that's a huge step in her life," Pablo said. "I want to be a part of it. I want to know how to be a proactive and better dad. I want to be able to see what she she is doing. It's up to us as parents to be involved."
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The annual "All Things Senior" event will be held at Lake City High School on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
Representatives from over 2 dozen regional colleges plus the armed forces will be on hand to answer questions. In addition, the following workshops will be held during the evening:
James Benson is a KTEC success story.
The teen received his high school diploma in 2016 from New Vision Alternative High School in Post Falls, but because he chose to spend half-days at KTEC — the Kootenai Technical Education Campus in Rathdrum — he left high school with much more.
Benson graduated from New Vision with a construction industry-accepted carpentry certification and four college credits. He then went on to North Idaho College and graduated last spring from the college’s carpentry program.
“Since then, I’ve already built three houses,” Benson said. “I’m starting my own business, and I’m a 19-year-old just fresh out of high school and college.”
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Borah Elementary's lion pride has a new reason to be proud.
The school is the fifth location in the state, and the first in North Idaho, to offer a Total Communication preschool classroom that will serve deaf and hard-of-hearing children as they prepare for their educational futures. The preschool opens at the start of the 2017-18 school year.
"When I started the outreach position five years ago, one hope we had was to open up a preschool here in North Idaho," said Cortney Peters, who has been selected to teach the preschool. "I am very excited to be teaching these kiddos to provide a foundation for language and literacy for all children with hearing loss that attend the IESDB (Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind) preschool."
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The University of Idaho announced it has awarded more than $12.8 million in scholarships to support more than 4,700 Idaho residents for the 2017-18 academic year.
For the upcoming year, UI awarded more than $25 million in scholarship support to more than 6,800 undergraduate students from 49 states.
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Some Idaho high school students are getting a surprise when they get to college: Many of the dual-credit classes they took to get a jump on their higher education — paid for by taxpayer money — don’t count toward their majors or their required classes, or are even accepted at all.
For kids who go to state colleges and universities in Idaho, the classes they take in high school for college credit aren’t wasted, but sometimes they count only as lower-value elective classes.
Read full article at the IdahoStatesman.com >
From Nicole Kahler, Project Manager | CDA 2030, Inc.
As a part of the Grow Your Mind: CDA 2030 Fourth Annual Celebration on July 20 (5:30-8:00 PM at Riverstone Park), CDA 2030 will be awarding The Coeur Group On-The-Spot grant for $1,500.
The grant is open to applicants in greater Coeur d’Alene who are committed to a bright future for greater Coeur d’Alene through the use of education and learning. Applications should showcase a proposal that will improve vitality and vibrancy of our region using education.
The grant is open to applicants in greater Coeur d’Alene who are committed to a bright future for greater Coeur d’Alene through the use of education and learning. Applications should showcase a proposal that will improve vitality and vibrancy of our region using education. Proposals may integrate a broad spectrum of education and training, promote educational programing, or encourage innovation and entrepreneurialism through education. Creative proposals are encouraged. Fast-track applications are due by July 12.
Three, $1000 scholarships were each provided by STCU, North Idaho Higher Education, and Coleman Engineering. Twenty-seven students, from five area high schools, competed for the scholarships through an application process which required a written essay about their plans for the future, grade point standing, references and a resume.
Source: Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Education is Idaho’s top priority.
That’s according to a new statewide survey called “The People’s Perspective,” conducted by the New York-based Farkas Duffet Research Group and facilitated by Idaho Education News.
The survey polled 1,004 Idahoans in the fall of 2016 and weighed education against the environment and the economy.
In Idaho’s case, education won out — something that’s not typical.
“Usually the economy is ranked first in importance,” said Steve Farkas of the Farkas Duffet Research Group. “Education is usually in the top three, but the economy usually rates the highest.”
Read the full article on idahoednews.org >>
A private middle school is the next planned step for the former Crossroads dance studio on Highway 41 in Post Falls.
Alyssa Pukkila purchased the property and is planning to open Wired 2 Learn Academy this fall with up to 36 students.
"The school will offer a unique environment focused on collaboration and communication in which teachers will act as learning coaches for students' growth in critical-thinking and problem-solving skills," Pukkila said.
She said learning will be project-based rather than in a traditional classroom setting.
Students will not be separated by grade.
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