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STEAM

STEAM

Janet Napolitano spoke this past week at Shasta College about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, but Debra Lucero of Shasta County Arts Council is suggesting that we add an A for the Arts and bring on the STEAM. The University of Florida’s Online Master of Arts program…

STEM Implant

STEM Implant

Hundreds of Shasta County 9th grade students gathered Friday, January 29, 2015 at the Redding Civic Auditorium for the first Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day, put on by the Shasta County Office of Education the North State STEM Career Day Committee, with support from McConnell Foundation. Local business and higher…

Nation of Change

Nation of Change

“Progressive Journalism for Positive Action” is the byline of non-profit NationofChange. The mission of NationofChange is “to help people create a more compassionate, responsible, and value-driven world, powered by communities that focus on positive solutions to social and economic problems.” They “strive to accomplish this mission through unbiased, independent journalism…

First 5 Shasta Seeks Commission Members

First 5 Shasta (Shasta Children and Families Commission) was formed in 1999 following the statewide passage of the California Children and Families Act (Proposition 10). Proposition 10 placed a fifty-cent tax on tobacco products and revenues support early childhood development and school readiness for young children ages 0-to-5. The Shasta Children…

Should We Seriously Consider Degrowth?

I recently stumbled upon an iTunes podcast by the ExtraEnvironmentalist, featuring interviews from the Degrowth Conference in Montreal in May 2012. The topics covered in the 3:14 hour podcast are controversial and provocative because they challenge our understanding of and the assumptions of the economic system we live in and take for granted. Listen to […]

Q

You have probably heard of TED Talks* Ideas Worth Spreading, but have you heard of Q Talks Ideas for the Common Good? Q Talks are presentations given annually at Q gatherings by thought leaders and practitioners on a variety of topics from the Gospel and the Church to Media and the Social Sector. Q…

What’s The Value of Education?

Clearly, the value of education is far more than the earning power it enables. Not only does it open doors for one to achieve his or her highest potential, but it is essential to a properly functioning democracy. Money may not be the only objective, but there is a clear…