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‘SPARKing’ health champions at WSU Spokane CityLab

The Spokane Tribe of Indians and WSU Spokane CityLab have teamed up to encourage healthy activities among Native American children. With $29,000 in grant support from the Group Health Community Foundation, an after-school and summer program will be established to complement and enhance in-school learning experiences and encourage nutritious health habits.The Spokane Tribe of Indians […]

College of Education collects donations for victims

Washington State University College of Education faculty, staff, and students have arranged three ways to fill Backpacks for Hope with age-appropriate children’s books.Backpacks for Hope is a WSU effort to collect backpacks filled with school supplies to aid some of the estimated 250,000 children displaced by Hurricane Katrina.Dawn Shinew, associate professor in the college, said […]

Vaughan distinguished lecture set for March 3

Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, both scholars devoted to arming children with knowledge, will speak at Washington State University Vancouver’s Annual Sherry Vaughan Distinguished Lecture in Education on March 3.The 7 p.m. lecture will be in the Student Services Building, Room 110, and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will […]

Schools commend field day hosted by research orchard

WSU is helping the Wenatchee School District teach students a variety of interwoven disciplines in their own back yard — or orchard. A four-week apple curriculum, based on a national curriculum, incorporates physical science, social studies and even art and music. It culminates in a two-day field experience, Awesome Apple Adventures, that brings nearly 700 […]

Ideas to keep your kids sharp over summer

Summer is a time when many youth throw their books to the side, and stop all reading, math and science acitivites. The problem is, their academic skills often atrophe due to lack of use. Following are three brief articles offering insights from WSU professors on how to creatively challenge and keep your students engaged during […]