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Upper Valley lands plan allows us to create our future

Finding common ground and working together for collaborative solutions is by far the most productive way to get things done. That model worked splendidly when the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, the Trust for Public Land and Chelan County worked together with a multitude of agencies, organizations and individuals to develop a community-based plan protecting the Stemilt basin.
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Major trail system proposed for No. 2 Canyon

There’s an intriguing proposal being studied by the Forest Service at the top of No. 2 Canyon that could ultimately lead to a trailhead and 33 miles of trails that would accessible for hikers, mountain bikers and backcountry horsemen. 
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Summer Maintenance - Math

 Summer is upon us, albeit rainy, and I embrace the break much as every student. However, I must reiterate that learning has to be reinforced over the summer. Without some type of conscious effort to practice and maintain skills, students lose on average 20% of what they learned during the school year. I don’t recommend hours and hours a day. I do recommend something.
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The Students Teach the Teacher -- Again

One of the nice things about being a teacher is that you are always learning. Last quarter I had two deaf students in my math and reading classes. They were amazing men with lots of interesting stories in their lives. They also had a wonderful attitude and huge motivation.At some point in the quarter, we were discussing the differences between their, there, and they’re, and their interpreter pointed out that if you’re deaf, those words aren’t a problem because they each have their own sign. I had never thought about ...
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Workshop will focus on bridging cultural differences

Jim and Rosemary Tiffany stopped by the office last week to talk about the work they are doing to bridge the cultural divide in North Central Washington. Tiffany is the former publisher of El Mundo and Rosemary teaches kindergarten at Lewis and Clark Elementary. For almost two decades, the two have been working in the community to build stronger relationships between Anglos and Latino. On Thursday, the City of Wenatchee's  Diversity Advisory Committee is sponsoring a workshop at the Wenatchee Convention Center led by the Tiffanys that is open to ...