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School's practical side

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on November 15, 2013 1:46 PM

News-Argus/CASEY MOZINGO

Gabby Santibanez, 11, and Nicholas Combs, 11, watch as their teacher, Darlene DeBruine, guides a pillow through a sewing machine in the Family and Consumer Science class at Rosewood Middle School. Mrs. DeBruine recently received a grant that is allowing her students to make pillows that will be given to residents at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Schools used to offer home economics class to cover bases not found in other academic classes -- cooking, sewing, even learning how to sign a check. A variation on that theme was "Exploring Life Skills," which was renamed this year...

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