summer vacations http://www.kplu.org en Bill Would Make Washington The First State To Mandate Paid Vacation Days http://www.kplu.org/post/bill-would-make-washington-first-state-mandate-paid-vacation-days <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About one out of four American workers gets no paid vacation time, and</span><a href="http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/no-vacation-update-2013-05.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> the U.S. is the only industrialized country that doesn’t guarantee that workers receive some</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Now lawmakers in Olympia are considering a bill that would make Washington the first state in the country to mandate that employers provide paid vacation days.</span></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 12891 at http://www.kplu.org Bill Would Make Washington The First State To Mandate Paid Vacation Days Seattle instructors to help parents stem kids' summer brain drain http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-instructors-help-parents-stem-kids-summer-brain-drain <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Summer vacation may be fun, but </span><a href="http://rer.sagepub.com/content/66/3/227.short" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">research shows</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> it wipes out about a month’s worth of learning. This weekend, Seattle schools officials will offer strategies to reduce summer learning loss.</span></p><p>Since kids are understandably wary of anything that makes summer break feel like school, the key is to make it fun, said Seattle Public Schools’ Bernardo Ruiz.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:26:37 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8789 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle instructors to help parents stem kids' summer brain drain Sure it's sunny there, but great white sharks seen off Atlantic, Pacific beaches http://www.kplu.org/post/sure-its-sunny-there-great-white-sharks-seen-atlantic-pacific-beaches <p>Maybe you&#39;re planning your summer vacation and want something totally impractical to worry about (just to keep your mind off of real problems ... like money, say). And, we&#39;ve still got more than a month to go to Discovery Channel&#39;s &#39;Shark Week&#39;, but ...</p><p>Great white sharks have been seen off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass; and on e off the coast near San Diego.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:04:17 +0000 Korva Coleman 5486 at http://www.kplu.org Sure it's sunny there, but great white sharks seen off Atlantic, Pacific beaches