What could be better than tots learning in the lap of those who love them most? That is the essential idea behind READY! for Kindergarten. After four years of creating success for pre-schoolers, READY! launches its fifth year of free classes for parents of young children this Saturday (Oct. 13) at Farmin-Stidwell Elementary. Kathleen Mulroy,

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The Panhandle Alliance for Education (PAFE) has named Kathleen Mulroy as the new program director for READY! for Kindergarten. READY! for Kindergarten is a highly successful, research-based program which provides free classes and educational toys for parents of children from birth to five years old. Held in the fall, winter and spring at Farmin-Stidwell Elementary

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Any teacher can tell you that no two students learn the same way or at the same speed. Some seem to understand a concept as soon as it’s introduced, while others need the subject broken down into its component parts. An explanation that makes perfect sense to some students will remain inscrutable to others, who

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The next time you feel the breeze blowing off Lake Pend Oreille, you might think of John Hastings’ students at Sandpoint High School. They spent a month this spring considering how best to harness that energy, using tools provided by a grant from the Panhandle Alliance for Education. The grant purchased geared stands and hubs

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Half a world away from Sandpoint, clustered along the legendary Silk Road that traders once traveled to bring the spices and silks of the east to the residents of Europe, is a group of countries whose names all end with “Stan.” This winter, a grant from the Panhandle Alliance for Education allowed seventh graders at

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For new companies in Bonner County as elsewhere, finding start-up funding is always a challenge. But the young businessmen and women in Brian Powell’s entrepreneurship class at Clark Fork High School had a resource that their elder colleagues didn’t have: Their seed money came from the Panhandle Alliance for Education (PAFE). Powell started thinking more

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