The University of Idaho’s College of Education has changed its name to the College of Education, Heath and Human Sciences. The state Board of Education and the university’s leadership has approved the new name, which reflects a broader mission than training teachers, officials said.
From programs encouraging kids to walk and stricter enforcement of reduced speed zones, to educating children about bicycle safety and better engineering of crosswalks and sidewalks, Spokane is pushing for safer routes to school.
River City Youth Ops gives youths, often low-income youths, an entry-level job and the skills and experience to get another job later. That includes learning how to fill out tax information and getting a food handler’s permit.
In middle school, Junior Alvarado often struggled with multiplication and earned poor grades in math, so when he started his freshman year at Washington Leadership Academy, a charter high school in the nation’s capital, he fretted that he would fail.
Research suggests rankings have a significant impact on where students apply to college, regardless of whether they fully understand what each ranking system measures. But the rankings don’t tell the whole story about any school, and they’re often based on arbitrary, biased or unreliable factors.
More than a dozen Washington State University deans, faculty and guests helped welcome the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s inaugural class at a ceremony Friday, where the 60 doctors-to-be donned white coats embroidered with the crimson cougar.
For many low-income and minority families, getting involved with the school system can be a struggle. Tight budgets, odd work hours and the sometimes bureaucratic systems keep some families at arm’s length.
Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released Tuesday.
After barely surviving her confirmation battle and facing sporadic protests during visits to schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could hardly have teed up a more fraught, emotional and divisive issue to launch her tenure: campus sexual assault.
More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that they be expanded into a federal program.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation’s historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, saying that in the past “there were no choices” for African-Americans in higher education.
Four days a week, before heading to classes at Spokane Falls Community College, Amanda Miller drops off her 2-year-old daughter at a day care center on campus. As a single mother and college student who earns minimum wage tutoring her peers, Miller, 27, is grateful that she has access to affordable child care in a county where average rates
The Gonzaga Summer Language Program wrapped up its 19th year on Friday. The program, which teaches English-language skills to children and adults from immigrant and refugee communities, faces the challenges of teaching a foreign language as well as creating a safe space for traumatized children.