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Seriously, Get Your Kids Tested for a Speech Delay

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I will never forget that phone call. I was trying to learn a new system work was implementing when my phone began to buzz. It was my son’s daycare. That sinking feeling hit as I wondered what could be going on. “Hello, Mrs. Bradfield?” “Yes, this is her.” “Ok great. …

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Dolan Class Project Winners Announced

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The 2017 Dolan Class Project has truly blown us away. 33 classrooms came together within the last two months to better our community through fun and unique outreach projects. The students and teachers that participated took the project seriously and made it their mission to impact others. It was a …

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Learn About Kidscape Productions Spring Break Camps!

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Spring Break is just around the corner for WCSD students – a two week break thanks to the balanced calendar. And if you’re anything like me, you’re starting to wonder what options you have for at least a portion of that time. I didn’t have to wonder long. My daughter, …

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How The Dolan Class Project Changed My Life

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I am a twenty-six-year-old woman learning to navigate the automotive world one day, more like one hour, at a time. As the Community Outreach Coordinator for Dolan Auto Group, I spend my days running, literally, back and forth between our four dealerships engaging with managers, customers, production crews, coworkers, our …

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For The Love Of God, I Need Kids Back in School Full Time

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Winter break is over. Kind of. 3 weeks plus one day. I think in theory this balanced calendar sounds great, but my opinion? IT’S WAY TOO DAMN LONG. As a working mom, I find that there is a significant void of camps/activities for kids the first two weeks of break. …

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School Gardens: Putting an End to the Veggie Battle

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We have all experienced the challenge of getting a child to eat anything that resembles a vegetable. We have a tear-free solution to your daily veggie battles—one that doesn’t involve hours in the kitchen or countless added ingredients. The hands-on education kids receive through school garden programs makes eating veggies …

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Where Are We Gonna Put All These Kids?!

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On my morning walks on the hills around my neighborhood in Sparks, I’ve lately been disgusted by an increasingly familiar sight. New houses. There’s nothing particularly disgusting about houses, per se. And while I consider myself pro-environment, I’m honestly not thinking to myself, “Oh, isn’t that awful, all that unspoiled …

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Sierra Arts Foundation: Helping Local Students Think Creatively

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As a mother of two young Washoe County School District Students, I recognize the pressure our schools are under to develop well rounded students.  As the Executive Director for Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno’s designated Local Arts Agency, I also know what integrating arts curriculum can do to connect students to …

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