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What Do I Get For My $10?

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I’ve always been an active classroom volunteer at my daughter’s elementary school, but last year, as the changes with the Nevada School Wellness Policy started rolling out and I heard the desperate call for new board members on the school’s parent-faculty association, I decided that I wanted to be more …

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The Hell that is School Supply Shopping

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It’s that time of year again…  Washoe County School District announces the teachers assigned to each student, and every parent in the school district gets their hands on the supply list for their child’s class… With the expectation that the supplies be delivered with the children the first day of …

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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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