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2014-04-21 23:10:13

Eleven Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Washington, supprted by Professor Bill Erdly, shared their most recent work on their project to develop tools for vision problems that can be efficiently used by educators. Helen Spencer, Yakima-area Americorps director, and Katie Johnson, author of Red Flags for Primary Teachers, were their guests and audience for this progress report. Bothell, WA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Four graduate...

2014-03-11 23:31:57

Yakima School District 7 in Yakima, WA, required accurate and up-to-date information for all students before the first day of school and maintaining a complete collection of students’ medical history was imperative in their pursuit for a customized, secure, and integrated online solution. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Nearly 3,000 new students register every year at Yakima School District 7 in Yakima, WA. For each new student, there are approximately ten forms that are required...

2013-12-21 23:03:22

University of Washington-Bothell graduate students are building new computer-designed tools to end the inadequate screening of children's vision in America's public schools, beginning with the children of Washington. It is important to find out how well children can see to read. Bothell, WA (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 Under the guidance of Professor Bill Erdly, four graduate students in the department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of...

2013-11-29 23:25:20

At the Annual Meeting of the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children, there was a fascinating presentation by educators and medical people on the importance of vision in teaching young children to read. One teacher, one educational administrator, one developmental optometrist, and one family practice doctor combined to present the stories of children who can't learn to read because of their vision. (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Why IS it that some children cannot learn...

2013-08-12 23:04:14

Back by popular demand, the Foundation for Early Learning’s UNI: a Portable STEM Early Learning Lab returns to Westlake Park for Family Fun Week on August 14th, from 10-3pm. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Back by popular demand, the Foundation for Early Learning’s UNI: a Portable STEM Early Learning Lab returns to Westlake Parks for Family Fun Week on August 14th, from 10-3pm. More than 2000 STEM (Science, Technology, Math and Engineering) activities have been completed by...

2013-08-08 16:24:53

BALTIMORE, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) ("Sinclair") announced today that it has closed on its previously announced acquisition of Fisher Communications, Inc. valued at approximately $373.3 million, less acquired working capital. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100119/PH39783LOGO) Under the terms of the agreement, Fisher shareholders received $41.00 in cash for each share of Fisher common stock they owned. The...

2013-07-18 23:26:45

Terry Abeyta and Rod Nelson, partners of Abeyta Nelson Injury Law in Yakima, Washington, have been named 2013 Super Lawyers by Washington Law & Politics Magazine for the 13th consecutive year. Abeyta Nelson is the only plaintiff's personal injury law firm in Central Washington with two Super Lawyers. Yakima, Washington (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 Yakima attorneys Terry Abeyta and Rod Nelson, partners in Abeyta Nelson Injury Law, have been named Super Lawyers for 2013 by Washington Law...

2013-07-02 12:28:07

YAKIMA, Wash., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, event hospitality partner in over 300 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America and the United Kingdom, is proud to announce its new role as hospitality partner to the Yakima Convention Center. Centrally located between Seattle and Spokane, the Yakima Convention Center features 41,000 sq. ft. of versatile column free, carpeted meeting space. Together, Centerplate and the Yakima Convention Center...

2013-03-28 16:23:29

YAKIMA, Wash., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dolly Busey is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Agriculture Industry as a result of her role as Lead Sales Manager for Pride Packing Company, located in Yakima, Washington. Dolly has over 30 years of experience in the Agriculture Industry and currently specializes in Sales; Working Directly with Customers; Moving all of the Company's Products out of the Warehouse; Package Sizes; Availability of each Product...

2013-01-28 08:25:50

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising, television and entertainment industries, today announced an expanded multi-year Station View Essentials contract to provide local market TV ratings information to Morgan Murphy Media's ABC-affiliates in Yakima/Tri Cities, WA (KAPP-TV) and Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA (KVEW-TV). "We are thrilled to be working with Rentrak, an emerging leader...