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What To Do When School Is Cancelled In Yakima – Riggs’ Top Five

As you wake up with a fresh blanket of snow on the ground, eating your Lucky Charms, hovering over your radio or frantically checking your Facebook for updates on whether or not your school is closed, you hear the news that makes your kids as giddy as your white trash uncle winning on a scratch ticket

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Yakima School District Will Be 2 Hours Late on Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The Yakima Public Schools will have a 2 hour delay on Thursday, January 19th due to snow and possible ice tomorrow morning. There will be no morning pre-school for special education.

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Where To Succeed In Your New Year’s Resolutions in Yakima – Our Top Five

Most ring in the new year with resolutions; the breaking of bad habits or trying to obtain new goals for a new you. Of course this can be difficult as they're usually broken within the first month. Her

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Music Holiday Fail [Video]

Nothing like the holiday school choir bringing you good entertainment. 

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Online Courses for Elementary and High School Students?

In an effort to accommodate students with varying levels of advancement and in reaction to state budgetary cuts, at least 30 states in the US now let elementary and high school students take all their courses online.

According to Evergreen Education Group, a consulting firm that works with online schools, an estimated 250,000 students nationwide are enrolled in full-time virtual schools, a 40 percent increase in the last three years. And the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a trade group, says two million kids take at least one class online.

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California High School Students Become First Lesbian Homecoming King and Queen

Two students at Patrick Henry High School in California have been crowned homecoming king and queen. What makes this unusual from any other high school homecoming is that the students were both female, and a publicly lesbian couple.

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School Yard Games That Should Be Official Sports – Riggs’ Top Five

I'm not really the athletic-type, but I used to love to play the fun games on the playground. Little activities that kept you active - like exercising without knowing you're burning calories. Some of

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Classes In School That Should Be Mandatory – Riggs’ Top Five

I was thinking back to my school days and how I had the usual, required classes. Math, social studies, english, science, ect. Some of them are classes we do need to know. Basic math and english skills are a must in any occupation or profession

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Fundraisers That Yakima Schools Should Do That Aren’t Car Washes – Riggs’ Top Five

Just about every weekend you see various schools and other charity organizations all doing a car wash? Why? Are our cars that dirty that, instead of going through an auto wash or doing it ourselves that we'd let a bunch of kids wash our cars for us? Well, not really. The

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Yakima Schools Serving Bags of Milk [PHOTO]

The other day my daughter came home from school telling me that she had a bag of milk. Confused, I thought maybe she was talking about something else so I asked her about it some more and she made it as clear as she could that her school has bags of milk instead of cartons. I asked my sister, who works for the school district, to snap a picture of it and, sure enough, my daughter was right.

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Indiana Is No Longer Requiring Its Public Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

According to the Indiana Department of Education, cursive is becoming obsolete.

In a memo sent to school leaders in the state, it was recommended that schools stop teaching cursive, and instead use that time to make its students more proficient in keyboard use.

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99-Year-Old Man Graduates College

Leo Plass is a graduating senior.

And we do mean “senior.”

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