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2014-07-04 23:03:13

Teachers, scientists, retirees, nurses heard a report from Benjamin Winters, O.D., and Mary Pellicer, M.D. about the unmet vision needs of children in Washington's Yakima Valley. These doctors are working with Computer Science students at the University of Washington Bothell to implement near-vision screening for all children in Washington. Yakima, WA (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 On Saturday, June 28, a reception and fundraising dinner was held at the home of Fred Fontanilla, retired...

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...

2013-07-18 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...


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