Forty-one teachers and staff members of the Lake Pend Oreille School District were honored Thursday evening for their above-and-beyond contributions to our public schools. The celebration was the first of its kind for the Panhandle Alliance for Education annual grant program. “It was time we publicly honored those who do so much for our students”

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Would you like to make a real difference in children’s lives? Do you have a few hours each week to do some volunteer work? Then you might want to consider volunteering in a classroom, through the Lake Pend Oreille School District’s Volunteers and Invested Parents program (VIP). Many retired citizens and parents are doing just

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Panhandle Alliance for Education is very excited to introduce Kari Daarstad Saccomanno as the new Resource Development Director. She brings more than 20 years of passionate leadership, development, and community experiences to PAFE. In her role as Resource Development Director, Kari will coordinate the planning and administration of donor development and fundraising activities. PAFE’s commitment

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Panhandle Alliance for Education is very excited to introduce Kari Saccomanno as the new Resource Development Director. She brings more than 20 years of passionate leadership, development, and community experiences to PAFE. In her role as Resource Development Director, Kari will coordinate the planning and administration of donor development and fundraising activities. PAFE’s commitment to

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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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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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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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