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by: CONNECTION PHOTO: DREW DAKESSIAN - Students in Kim Davies' Girls Rock Yoga class at Rieke Elementary School demonstrate the poses they've learned.
June 01, 2014

Tween yogis

by Drew Dakessian
Girls Rock Yoga classes teach girls mindfulness, empowerment “Pretend you’re a pegacorn, frolicking through the meadow.” This is just one of a myriad of musings uttered by the girls in Kim…
June 01, 2014

Mind the gap

by Drew Dakessian
Gap years become popular post-high school option for Southwest Portlanders Ten years ago, asking any intelligent, engaged teenager what he or she planned to do after graduating from high school…
by: CONNECTION PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Teresa Chan Seidel embraces a former student shortly after learning she has won the Milken Educator Award - and $25,000.
May 01, 2014

Seven months pregnant and $25,000 richer

by Drew Dakessian
Sixth-grade math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel wins Milken Educator Award “We don’t thank our educators enough.” So said Mike Milken, of the Milken Family Foundation, at an all-school assembly at…

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