Education news from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, midnight
Editorial: Are virtual schools flunking?
State education officials and lawmakers must set reasonable graduation goals for alternative learning environments and hold them accountable
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 8 p.m.
Spokane Valley high school students learn about WWII from those who lived it
Students from two Spokane Valley high schools learned first-hand what life was like during wartime from residents of Harvard Park Retirement Community.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
Rural school districts look for money in February election
Several rural school districts in Spokane County are asking voters for money in February’s special election.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Sen. Murray gathers college debt stories to back higher ed bill
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., wants to find a solution to increasing college debt. In the interest of doing just that she’s asking students and families to submit their college debt …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
House passes plan for fixing education funding system
The Washington House has passed a bill that would instruct the 2017 Legislature to finish fixing the way the state pays for public schools.
Sun., Jan. 24, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
Education advocate, philanthropist Wanda Cowles dies
Wanda Toliver Cowles, a Spokane philanthropist, educator and advocate for gifted learning programs, died Saturday. She was 85. She and her husband James P. Cowles, chairman of the board of …
Sun., Jan. 24, 2016, midnight
Dale Keiser: Evaluation form has teachers skipping school
In a state short of teachers, picayune paperwork among the disincentives to enter profession.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Hot tub shot too much for Cheney High yearbook
Student’s hot tub photo rejected by yearbook advisors in Cheney
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
Oregon college plans Whiteness History Month project
An Oregon college intends to undertake a project on racism that it says examines how white privilege affects people’s daily lives. Called Whiteness History Month, the project at Portland Community …
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
No education funding deal this year, Washington budget director says
The state budget director said Thursday lawmakers will not finish the work required to fix the way Washington pays for public schools during this legislative session, because they require deadline …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, midnight
EV asks voters to OK maintenance and operations levy
The East Valley School district hopes to pass a $12 million maintenance and operations levy in a February special election.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, midnight
WV district considers kindergarten center
News from area schools.
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 6:24 p.m.
Gonzaga instructor on duty in Afghanistan
Gonzaga ROTC instructor advising Afghan government.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, midnight
Smart Bombs: Education-bashing nothing new
Hand-wringing about the decline of education has been around for as long as we’ve been a country,
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, midnight
Mountainside wins competition to name planet, star
Last year, the eighth-grade class from Mountainside Middle School entered an International Astronomical Union contest to name an ExoWorld star and the exoplanet orbiting it. Its submissions, “Ran,” for the …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
University seeks retraction, says researcher’s study data is a bunch of bull
A researcher exploring ways to convert cow poop into electrical power faked data and claimed his laboratory notebook blew into a manure pit, according to a Washington State University investigation.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
University of Idaho opens new cybersecurity training center in Post Falls
The rise in cyber crime is behind a new cyber security certification and training center in Post Falls, opened by the University of Idaho.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
Otter wants boost for Idaho schools, higher education
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter gives his State of the State and budget address to a joint session of the Legislature today, laying out his agenda for the session.
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
Springdale school district gets $2.1 million for charter schools
The small Eastern Washington school district that many Washington charter schools will be joining received a $2.1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in December.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Fundraiser pits young debaters against state senators
In a small basement boxing ring two young debaters squared off against two Washington State senators Wednesday night. The second-year event, Rhetoric in the Ring, raised money for the Rogers …