Education news from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.
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THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017
Liberty High School honor roll
Liberty High School has announced its honor roll for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 6:50 P.M.
Idaho sees slight gain in four-year high school graduation rates
Idaho’s four-year high school graduation rate increased slightly to 79.5 percent in 2015-16, according to data released by the Department of Education, Wednesday.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 7:15 P.M.
Washington Senate passes major overhaul of school taxes and spending
Major overhaul of public school passes Senate on 25-24 vote, faces long road of negotiations ahead.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 11 A.M.
College fraternity accused of hazing sued for $8 million
An $8 million lawsuit against a fraternity at a northwestern Oregon college says a hazing incident resulted in a 20-year-old man losing his right eye.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017
100 years ago in Olympia: ‘Treaty’ between Washington State College and UW signed, preserving WSU’s future
They were calling it “the treaty of Olympia” – with Washington State College as the clear victor.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 10:16 P.M.
Washington Senate could vote on major school changes this week
Republicans push their proposed overhaul of public school funding and policies toward a vote in the full Senate.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 12:44 P.M.
State’s homeless student population grows to nearly 40,000
Nearly 40,000 Washington students were homeless last school year, a 12 percent increase from the year before. The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that according to the state superintendent’s office, the …
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 1:36 P.M.
WSU issues statement supporting foreign students
Washington State University has issued a statement in support of international students and staff in light of the recent executive order banning entry into the U.S. by citizens of seven …
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 8:20 A.M.
WSU still trying to control spending
Washington State University will invest in a new financial management system to manage university resources better, and focus on building adequate reserve levels while keeping unit budgets balanced, Matthew Skinner, …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 1:21 P.M.
Speaker at WSU discusses race and activism
The Foley Speaker’s Room at Washington State University was crowded to excess Thursday, as students, faculty and community members gathered to hear community organizer and activist Charlene Carruthers discuss the …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 1:15 P.M.
Oregon building name will stay despite man’s pro-slavery stance
The president of the University of Oregon says he will not change the name of the oldest building on campus, which honors the school’s founder. The name became controversial because …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 12:42 P.M.
WSU honors biochemist with alumnus award
Washington State University graduate and University of California pharmaceutical biochemist James Wells left the comparatively balmy air of San Francisco this week in favor of a chilly Palouse winter. But …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 10:02 A.M.
College library’s sprinkler system installed without water pipes
A contract employee who was to install a fire sprinkler system in the library at Montana State University Billings is charged with theft by embezzlement for selling or disposing of …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 8:56 A.M.
Idaho student group to host ‘Why Gay is not the New Black’
Dr. Voddie Baucham, a black pastor and author, will deliver a talk titled “Why Gay is not the New Black” today during an open event hosted by the University of …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017
Education notebook: Mead district hosts STEM Forward event
Also this week: LC thespians headed to state, City School honors pastor, WV history teacher wins DAR award
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 6:32 P.M.
Spokane Public Schools postpone plan to move some sixth-grade classes following parent concern
A proposed plan to move the sixth-grade classes of three Spokane elementary schools up to the middle school level has been postponed following parent concern.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 7:46 A.M.
Oregon school officials under fire for mocking students
Two Willamette Valley school administrators are under fire after text messages in which they mocked students were made public.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 5 A.M.
Spokane Public Schools to offer Spanish language immersion kindergarten classes
Two Spanish-instruction kindergarten classes will open in Spokane Public Schools in September.
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 5:37 P.M.
Spokane Public Schools accepting applications for vacant board seat
Spokane Public Schools board accepting applications to fill a vacant board seat until Feb. 23.
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 4:03 P.M.
Washington, other states eye school bus seat belts
A bill that would require school buses to have seat belts is being considered by lawmakers in Washington, one of more than a dozen states where school seat belt measures …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2015, 7:33 P.M.
State Attorney General asks courts to reconsider charter school ruling; he cites concerns about potential impact on other programs
The Washington Attorney General requested that the State Supreme Court reconsider whether charter schools are unconstitutional, Thursday. The attorney general raised concerns that the Court’s ruling could threaten similarly funded …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2015, 5:18 P.M.
Researcher says texting can increase college enrollment
Incessant texting is the bane of classroom teachers. Ironically enough it might be helping get students in the door.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2015, 2:16 P.M.
Former Washington Supreme Court Justice worries charter school ruling endangers Running Start, other programs
Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Not everyone is a former state Supreme Court justice.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2015, 1:25 P.M.
Seattle teachers, district come to tentative agreement; school may resume Thursday
Seattle teachers reached a tentative agreement with the city’s school district as their strike entered its fifth day Tuesday, but they will stay on the picket lines pending its approval.
THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2015, 10:38 A.M.
It’s time to register
Spokane Public Schools and Central Valley School District kindergarten registration is next week.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015, 10:35 A.M.
Bill to help get kids outside gets hearing in Olympia
OUTDOOR EDUCATION — A Senate committee will hold a hearing today, Feb. 11, at 1:30 p.m. on “No Child Left Inside,” a bipartisan bill (SB 5843) that provides $1.3 million …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2015, 11:40 A.M.
Education headline roundup
Education offers a variety of interesting stories. The following are a few headlines from around the country.
FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014, 6:02 A.M.
Birding, fly fishing programs presented this week
OUTGROUPS – Inland Northwest outdoors groups have drummed up some good stuff for their monthly free programs. Among this week’s offerings are: • Trans-America touring and local bicycling programs will …
TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014, 6 A.M.
University Of Idaho hold symposium on energy in the West
The inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West, a new collaborative event series presented by the University of Idaho College of Law, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies at …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2014, 7:29 A.M.
Outdoor groups revive monthly programs
OUTTEACH – After a summer hiatus, Inland Northwest outdoors groups are reviving monthly free programs. Among this week’s offerings are: Bicycling Trans-Washington, 6:30 p.m., Monday, at Riverview Retirement Center, 2117 …
TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014, 6:36 P.M.
Court asked not to sanction Lege over school funding
OLYMPIA – The Supreme Court should not go down a “slippery slope” and punish the Legislature because it didn’t come up with a complete plan earlier this year to improve …
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014, 1:03 P.M.
Travel: Explore Ann Arbor
If I told you I’d gone to the city to see a few shows, listen to some impressive live music, catch a cutting-edge film festival, spend time in world-class museums, …
TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014, 11 A.M.
Send your kids to “wildlife” camp near Coeur d’Alene
NATURE — WREN, a Coeur d’Alene-based environmental education and conservation nonprofit organization, is accepting applications for its July 11-12 wildlife camp for youths ages 11-13. The campers will meet in …
THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014, 12:24 P.M.
As Unapologeticdemocrat noted in the Gun Violence thread, bulletproof blankets are a thing— and sales are booming. The alarming rate of school shootings across the country appears to have added …
TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014, 9:36 A.M.
Idaho school spending cuts through recession were deepest in the nation
Idaho led the nation for cuts in per-student public school spending through the recession, according to an analysis by ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight blog, spending 12.3 percent less per student in the …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014, 6 A.M.
UI summer science camps let nature be teacher
NATURE — The University of Idaho is offering summer science camps that allow youths grades 6 through 11 to go outdoors for hands-on discovery. Enrollment is open for students interested …
TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014, 10:02 A.M.
Idaho wildlife experts talk turkey to teachers
WILDLIFE — Wild turkeys have a lesson to teach, according to the Idaho Fish and Game Department, which has scheduled a teacher’s workshop based on the birds this month. Although …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13, 2013, 6:30 P.M.
NEWTECH Skill Center gets EnviroStars certification
Good news from the Spokane River Forum: The first school in Spokane County to do so, NEWTECH Skill Center has earned an environmental certification typically given to businesses. EnviroStars certifies …
FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 2013, 3 P.M.
Friday Quote: “Shop class deserves a more prominent role in schools”
Last week I wrote for TreeHugger about how bringing back an updated version of Home Economics class in schools could benefit all children by teaching them important life skills. Similarly, …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013, 1:06 P.M.
Idaho K-12 Cuts Among US Steepest
During the recession, Idaho’s public school budget cuts were among the deepest in the nation. And while Idaho’s 2013-14 public school budget included a $28.6 million increase, the added money …