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The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students

"The conventional wisdom about 21st century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know and be able to do, and some proof for that comes from a surprising source: Google."

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What is College Good for?

Amazing article from the Atlantic Magazine ...

"Lest I be misinterpreted, I emphatically affirm that education confers some marketable skills, namely literacy and numeracy. Nonetheless, I believe that signaling accounts for at least half of college’s financial reward, and probably more."

Read the article here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/01/whats-college-good-for/546590/

Kindergarten Students with these 2 Skills Twice as likely to Obtain a Degree

"It's hard to believe that what your child knows at age 5 could influence his future chances of success. But that's exactly what a 2015 study published in the American Journal of Public Health found.

But researchers discovered that the skills that predict future success had nothing to do with reading or writing. Instead, they say your child's social and emotional skills are what determine how likely your child is to go to college rather than end up in jail."

What the Research Found

"Researchers from Penn State and Duke University interviewed kindergarten teachers about children's social and emotional competence. The teachers weighed in on how well the kids shared, listened to others, resolved problems with their peers, and were helpful."

Read the full article at Inc.com >

All Pro Dad program aims to get men more involved with kids' education experience

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."

Read the full article at cdapress.com >>

October 3: Annual "All Things Senior" Event at Lake City High School

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:

  • College Admissions – Things to Know| Learn how to navigate the college admission process. Everything 
    you need to know about deadlines, requirements, essays, and more.
  • Financial Aid|  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one tool to help you cover tuition costs. Learn about how to complete the FAFSA and how schools utilize this information to package your financial award.
  • Scholarships|   Free money is only an essay away – learn where to find them, how to apply, and details on making your application stand out from the crowd.
  • Hiring Now|     Learn how to find a job in our local labor market as well as satisfying careers that require minimal to two years of training.
  • Senior Project| Learn about the requirements, rubric, and all the steps required to successfully complete your senior project. Teachers will be available to answer your specific questions.

KTEC Success Story

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.”



Read the full story at cdapress.com >

Total Communication Preschool Classroom to serve deaf & hard-of-hearing children in Coeur d'Alene

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."

Read the full article at cdapress.com >

Idaho students receive $12.8 million in UI scholarships

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.

Read the full article at cdapress.com > 

Idaho evaluates dual credit spending

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 >

"On-the-Spot" Education Grant available through CDA 2030

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.

If you or someone you know has an invention, program, or project they’d like to share with the world, have them apply at www.cda2030.org/get-involved

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