Bellevue School District's VIBES program helps students – and volunteers

VIBES volunteer Shikha Khandelwal works with students at Stevenson Elementary School.  - COURTESY PHOTO, Laura Zimmerman
  • Aug 31, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Sep 2, 2014 at 9:38AM

Many of the volunteers in Bellevue’s public schools share a common secret: although their motive for volunteering is to help children, they often suspect they are getting more from the experience than the students they help.

Letters

Public financing needed in elections

  • Today at 6:00PM

According to LetsFreeCongress.com in the 2012 US House elections, 95 percent of the candidates that outspent their opponents won, while 1 percent of the donors contributed 68 percent of the campaign funding.

Flavors of India dances through Downtown Park

  • Today at 11:00AM updated at 4:32PM
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The third annual Flavors of India, organized by the Vedic Cultural Center of Sammamish in partnership with the city of Bellevue, was held Saturday and Sunday, and included dancing with DJ Prashant, a number of cultural displays and a free Indian feast.

Opinion

Schools need more funds – and more local control

  • Today at 4:12PM

Bellevue Reporter editor Craig Groshart is right – we do need resources in our schools to serve all students including those in poverty. And we need local authority to determine the best way to spend those dollars. Schools can do great things when they have resources with the local control to apply them most effectively.

PSE seeking old refrigerators, washing machines to replace for free

  • Today at 1:00PM

Puget Sound Energy is seeking old, inefficient refrigerators and clothes washers and to replace with a limited number of Energy Star qualified models – for free.

Question of the Day

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