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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.
Read the full article at CDAPress.com >
March's meeting included updates from North Idaho College's Career Services, Idaho Dept. of Labor "Reverse Job Fair," North Idaho Family Group, North Idaho STEM Charter Academy, Tesh, Inc., and more...
Read all of the meeting notes >
Next meeting: April 4, 8:00 a.m.
Dept of Labor, Post Falls Office
600 N Thornton St.
"Idahoans could get a major boost in their industry credentials with the Heavy Equipment Operator School this summer.
The Idaho Transportation Department received a grant to put 20 North Idaho residents through the program, where attendees will gain 11 certifications including a flagger certification, a forklift certification and a Heavy Equipment Operator Certification that is recognized by the Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America."
Read the full article at CDAPress.com >
The Board Development Committee of The Kroc Center Advisory Board is accepting applications now through Friday, March 24 for a $1,000 Dr. Riggs Leadership Scholarship. Any student in Kootenai County can apply. Five students with significant leadership experience will be selected to receive the continuing education scholarship and will be recognized at the May 1 Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders Event at The Kroc Center.
Apply for Scholarship
View other local scholarships on our Local Scholarship Page >
Lewis-Clark State College Coeur d'Alene Center is proud to host our 8th annual golf scramble to support our almost 500 Coeur d’Alene students. This fundraiser provides scholarships to local students in our community.
Swinging For Scholarships LCSC 8th Annual Golf Scramble
May, 6, 2017
Avondale Golf Club
10745 N Avondale Loop
Hayden Lake, ID 83835
Lunch and check-in open 11:30 am
Shot gun start – 1:00 pm
Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle 6:00 pm ( individual dinner tickets also available for purchase)
Join us for a day of great fun, golf and a chance to win great prizes in our raffle.
"Since an annual tax deduction of up to $4,000 a year for individuals - $8,000 for married couples – was established in 2000 for contributions to Idaho’s IDeal college savings account program, tuition and fees at Idaho’s colleges and universities have gone up 189 percent, Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy, R-Genesee, told the House today. So she’s proposing legislation to increase the tax deduction to up to $6,000 a year for individuals and $12,000 for married couples filing jointly."
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