SECTIONS Search E-edition Home Customer Service Customer Service About Us Buy Photos and Pages Contact Us Plus Mobile & Apps Newsletters Newspaper in Education Subscribe Subscriber Services Archives News News Crime Databases Education Government & Politics Local News Nation & World Military Traffic Watchdog Weather Blogs & Columns Matt Driscoll Sports Sports College High School Mariners Preps Stats Seahawks Sounders Tacoma Rainiers UW Huskies Blogs & Columns Dave Boling Huskies Insider Blog John McGrath Mariners Insider Blog Seahawks Insider Blog Sounders Insider Blog Politics Politics Business Business Consumers People in Business New Businesses Port of Tacoma Real Estate Opinion Opinion Cartoons Editorials Letters to the Editor Op-Ed … [Read more...] about With skilled workers in high demand, WorkSource opens new Tacoma office
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In 1989, when JamieSue Goodman was a high school freshman in Manning, South Carolina—population 4,000—her journalism teacher got a grant to buy a computer. The idea was to use it to lay out the school paper. But desktop publishing was new, and the teacher didn’t have a technical background. And so the whole experience turned into an adventure in discovering the machine’s capabilities. “I had to learn how to use the computer alongside my teacher, everybody struggling together,” Goodman remembers. “And I loved it.” Fast forward to 2019. Schools are full of computers, be they Macs, Windows PCs, Chromebooks, or iPads. However, a modern version of the situation Goodman encountered 30 years ago persists. Even gifted teachers aren’t necessarily prepared to guide students through using technology to accomplish real-world tasks. And JamieSue Goodman is in a position to help. As project lead for Applied Digital Skills at Google, she … [Read more...] about This Googler has helped 50,000 teachers train students in digital skills
Owners of the new Boys Ballet Academy were delighted to welcome more than 30 dancers to the launch in Worthing. The academy is the first boys-only ballet school in Sussex and the two mums behind it, Lea Smith and Claire Jones, are on a mission to encourage more boys to ignore gender stereotypes and take up ballet. Read more: The Worthing ballet school for aspiring Billy ElliotsClasses are taught by Alex Cowie, a professional male ballet teacher and sports coach. He began dancing from the age of six and trained at the prestigious Royal Ballet School White Lodge, then its Upper School. His combined qualifications and experience mean boys at the academy will be able to learn classical and contemporary ballet, as well as ballet technique based sports training. Alex said: “Ballet is very beneficial for boys and for those who take part in team sports, it helps to develop and improve numerous skills such as strength, balance, speed, agility, flexibility as well as mental focus.” … [Read more...] about Boys-only ballet school launches in Worthing
Quick question: Have you played today? How about your kids or nieces and nephews? Might want to fix that with a quick bounce of the ball, swing of the racket, toss of the frisbee–or even sprint down the track. For a generation of “digitally native,” highly scheduled kids and teens, the need to get out and play has never been more urgent. Our society’s transformation into a tech-driven culture has resulted in unprecedented levels of inactivity. Simply put, as a species, we’re sitting around more than ever before. In a panel at the Fast Company Grill at the SXSW festival in Austin today, editorial director Jill Bernstein spoke with an Olympic athlete and executives from Nike and Mattel about the power of play–the unstructured, simple, fun, active things that kids (and adults) do for enjoyment, and the still surprising benefits we all get from physical activity. “This generation of kids is the least active in history,” said Jorge … [Read more...] about Nike and Mattel on why the least active generation in history needs physical playtime
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper The Upshot | What if Cities Are No Longer the Land of Opportunity for Low-Skilled Workers? Upshot Supported by Dense cities like New York have long promised higher wages, but now that is primarily true for workers with more education, a new analysis finds. ByEmily Badger and Quoctrung Bui Jan. 11, 2019 For decades, workers migrated to big cities in America that promised abundant jobs and decent wages — in clerical offices in New York, at shipbuilding yards in Oakland, on auto assembly lines around Detroit. Big, dense cities offered not just better pay for lower-skilled workers; cities offered them better kinds of jobs. This is much less true today, as workers hurt by the decline in manufacturing know. Because of this, cities no longer offer low-skilled workers the economic advantages they once did, according … [Read more...] about What if Cities Are No Longer the Land of Opportunity for Low-Skilled Workers?