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Education news from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.

Endowment helps Rogers High School pursue STEM studies

An endowment provided to Rogers High School from the family of a former educator has begun funding lab equipment and college scholarships needed to fuel the aspirations of students like 16-year-old junior Savanna Wickering, who wants to solve the mysteries of how people die.

Students go broke for a day: Poverty simulation helps WSU students understand challenges

About 25 students were thrown in jail, got fired from their jobs, bartered with a pawn shop owner and tried to survive natural disasters Wednesday at the Washington State University Compton Union Building. It was all part of a poverty simulation organized by the WSU Center for Civic Engagement to help students better understand the everyday challenges of being poor.

EWU ranks among nation’s top universities for accepting Saudi-funded tuition

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

The first time Hashim Akeel saw Cheney, he was struck by how small it was. It was 2015 and Akeel, from Saudi Arabia, drove over from the west side to drop off his Saudi friend, who had received a scholarship from his nation’s government to attend Eastern Washington University. Akeel, now a 22-year-old senior psychology major, is one of 411 Saudi students who attend EWU. As a result, Eastern ranks as one of the nation’s top recipients of money from a Saudi government fund that helps students like Akeel study abroad.

Teachers in border wall Halloween costumes put on paid leave

Fourteen staff members at an Idaho school district who donned caricatured outfits depicting Mexican people and a border wall emblazoned with “Make America Great Again” have been placed on paid administrative leave.

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  • Gov. Gregoire about K-12 education

    Gov. Chris Gregoire talks about what she was going to tell the teacher’s union May 14, and she recognizes teachers aren’t happy with her.

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