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Category Archives: Education

Pacific Learning Academy Proudly Supports the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Issaquah Schools FoundationThe most recent donation to the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s After-School Homework Labs by the founder of Pacific Learning Academy will provide critical financial support for the Foundation’s innovative Homework Labs program designed to provide every Issaquah District student access to free tutoring, a supervised location or use of the computers after school.

Kirsten O’Malley, founder and executive director of Pacific Learning Academy, has served on the Foundation’s board since 2007, including two years as the Program Chair that oversees all Foundation programs. The latest $5,000 grant from O’Malley and Pacific Learning Academy has been earmarked specifically to support the no-cost Homework Lab program.    Continue Reading

Governor Inslee announces new Career Connect Washington Task Force

The first ever Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning in Redmond drew over 1,200 participants Wednesday as business, industry, education, and community leaders came together to discuss next steps to help more Washington young people prepare for high-demand careers.  The Summit was the culmination of an 18-month National Governors Association Policy Academy on Work-Based Learning… Continue Reading

Kenya Brings Renowned Coffee and Rich Culture to Seattle for Global Specialty Coffee Expo

Kenya is the official Portrait Country for the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo organized by the Specialty Coffee Association from Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 23. Coffee experts and connoisseurs across the globe have recognized Kenyan coffee for its high quality, superior craftsmanship and exceptionally balanced flavors. Kenya will bring its specialty premium coffee… Continue Reading

University of Washington Bothell Appoints Ed Buendia as New Dean to School of Educational Studies

Ed Buendia New Dean of Educational Studies at UW Bothell Ed Buendia has been appointed dean of the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington Bothell.   Ed Buendia takes over August 1, after current dean Bradley Portin goes on sabbatical. Upon his return Portin plans to continue training educators in the classroom.   Portin… Continue Reading

WGU Washington Awards Record Number of Degrees at 5th Annual Commencement Ceremony

Student Achievement Council’s Gene Sharratt delivers WGU Washington keynote address SEATTLE – (April 16, 2016) – WGU Washington awarded nearly 1,900 bachelor’s and master’s degrees to students from across the state today at its fifth annual commencement ceremony. Graduates, family members, faculty and supporters packed KeyArena in Seattle to celebrate the online university’s largest class… Continue Reading

PHROOGAL’S ROAD TO FINANCIAL WELLNESS TOUR APPROACHES FINAL DESINATION ON CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE MILLENNIALS HOW TO MANAGE THEIR MONEY MOST EFFECTIVELY

Phroogal’s 30 Cities in 30 Days Campaign To Break The Taboo About Money Will Make Stops In 7 More Cities (Elizabeth, NJ)- Phroogal, a financial education service that empowers millennials to make better informed financial decisions, is on the final leg of their Road to Financial Wellness tour. The Road to Financial Wellness Tour zigzagged… Continue Reading

Two Spaces Still Available for YouTube Marketing for Business Workshop on Tuesday

YouTube Marketing for Business Workshop Almost Full There has been a lot of interest in Stacia Loo’s free YouTube Marketing for Business workshop tomorrow night.  But the good news is that there are still a couple of seats left.  If you are interested in attending YouTube Marketing for Business you should RSVP asap. If you… Continue Reading

Stacia Loo to Hold Free YouTube Marketing Event in Bellevue

Bellevue-based Social media professional Stacia Loo, who has successful clients near and far, is holding a free class on YouTube Marketing in Bellevue on June 2nd, 2015.  The event will be held at the Parkplace Boardroom on the 2nd floor at the Bellevue Hyatt from 6-8pm.  Complimentary parking is available courtesy of The Bellevue Collection. Some… Continue Reading

AWB Institute Celebrates First Leadership Washington Graduates

The first-ever class of Leadership Washington, AWB Institute’s (AWBI) premiere program  to cultivate and educate the next generation of Washington industry leaders graduated recently. A ceremony was held at AWB’s annual Spring Meeting in Spokane. Kicked off at AWB’s Policy Summit last September and sponsored by Battelle, the class of nine Leadership Washington members met… Continue Reading

Grad Nation Report Says U.S. on Track to Reach 90 Percent High School Graduation Rate by 2020

For the third year in a row, the country remains on pace to achieve the national goal of a 90 percent on-time high school graduation rate by 2020, according to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report released today by America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, Everyone Graduates Center, and the Alliance for Excellent Education. The… Continue Reading