Category Archives: K12 Education

Support Educating More Girls in the Developing World

Last week Karen and I viewed an inspiring movie about the value of educating the girls working at home in developing countries instead of attending elementary school. The movie is called Girl Rising and is available for download on the … Continue reading

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Support the Common Core State Standards

Education reform in K-12 schools has led to the common core state standards that are being implemented in 45 states including Washington (see the article in this week’s Empire Press about Orondo as one the local school districts leading the … Continue reading

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Orondo School District is Implementing Washington’s Common Core Standards

The Orondo School District in Douglas County is one of 50 leading districts in Washington that are implementing new common core state standards for reading and mathematics literacy. Eastmont and Grand Coulee Dam are the other two leading districts in … Continue reading

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Eastmont Jazz Band Performers Learning to Succeed in Music and Life

The saxophone players from Eastmont Junior High jazz band were listening to Tom Peterson, saxophone professional in the 2014 Wenatchee Jazz Workshop last week. “A couple of points because you’re practicing so well,” he said. “Your hands should relax, so … Continue reading

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