Author Archives: David Vannatter

About David Vannatter

David Vannatter is a teacher with Mabton High School a member of the Mabton School District which serves more than a 1,000 children mostly from migrant families. For over 36 years, Davis has dedicated his life to enriching his students. After receiving a Bachelors degree in geography, history and biology, as well as a Masters in counseling, Davis embarked on a career as a social studies educator. He has displayed enormous character and compassion in striving to improve the lives of his students through both education and personal counseling. Davis has also been involved in coaching football.

Inslee says ending some tax breaks would aid schools

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday proposed ending several tax breaks to put an additional $600 million into K-12 education over the next three years. Republicans, who control the Senate, argue the Legislature can wait because legislators put an additional $1 … Continue reading

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US Education Secretary Visits Haiti Classrooms

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press A senior U.S. official visiting Haiti called Tuesday for greater transparency to improve the quality of education in the Caribbean country’s long-struggling classrooms. In an interview with The Associated Press, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan … Continue reading

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How Do I Keep My Students Interested?

Maintaining interest in the subject matter is clearly one of the best things you can do for your teaching. If you are asked to give a speech, you want the audience to be receptive to the content of the speech. … Continue reading

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6 Surprising Study Techniques From A Valedictorian

By Stefanie Weisman on August 14, 2013 Everyone knows that to be a top student, you’ve got to study hard, write great papers, and ace your exams. But there’s so much more to it than that. A large part of … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Choosing a College When You Want To Be a Teacher

by Mary C. Clement 1. I know I need a college degree to be a teacher, but what do I major in? The answer to this question actually varies from state to state. In many states, you major in elementary … Continue reading

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Teachers Offer Back-to-School Shopping Tips

By Kelsey Sheehy August is the unofficial start of the back-to-school shopping frenzy. Retailers court students and their parents in earnest, eager to sell them everything from flashcards to the new must-have sneakers or laptops. States give shoppers a break, … Continue reading

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