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  • THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015

    Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

    From our archives, 100 years ago Dr. J.M. Gunning issued a call for a blood donor to save the life of a hemophilia patient who was bleeding to death – …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015

    Spokane Public Schools gets tough on vaccinations

    Kids showing up at Spokane public schools on Monday without proof that they’ve had required immunizations or a signed waiver will be pulled out of classrooms. This is the first …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015

    Smaller class sizes still popular idea in Washington, poll says

    OLYMPIA – Legislative Republicans were confident Tuesday that voters would back away from last year’s class-size initiative if given the chance this fall, even though a new poll suggests the …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015

    Nine Mile Falls, Cheney school districts try again on bonds

    Voters in the Cheney and Nine Mile Falls school districts will be asked a second time to approve construction bonds for major renovations in their high schools. Both districts proposed …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015

    Supreme Court rules against Spokane teachers on records requests

    SEATTLE – The Washington Supreme Court said Thursday that public employees don’t have a right to privacy about the fact that they’re being investigated. The ruling came after two teachers …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015

    Head Start marks 50 years of lessons

    Small lessons learned early helped three Spokane-area residents succeed. The three are graduates of Head Start, the federal early-learning program for low-income children that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015, 2:52 P.M.

    Two elementary schools locked down after phone threats

    Threats phoned in put two area elementary schools on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as police swept buildings and parking lots before releasing students.


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015

    Washington teachers union opposes bill tying evaluations to test scores

    OLYMPIA – Members of Washington’s largest teachers union gathered on the Capitol campus Monday to oppose a bill that would tie teacher evaluations – and, potentially, salaries – to student …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015

    Idaho teachers get pay boost

    BOISE – Idaho lawmakers set a $1.48 billion public school budget on Friday, matching Gov. Butch Otter’s call for a 7.4 percent increase and fully funding the first year of …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2015

    Valley Tech nurtures curiosity at STEM camps for kids

    The wiggling stops and their attention narrows. In almost no time, fourth-graders are identifying human bones, building circuit boards and coding video games. “If they taught this in school, I’d …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2015

    Spokane’s On Track Academy fights poverty with education

    Spokane students in a program for would-be high school dropouts groaned with disbelief on Thursday when they learned they’ve been labeled based on their socioeconomic status. Close to 75 percent …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2015

    Spokane Falls Community College to offer bachelor’s degree

    Spokane Falls Community College will begin offering a four-year applied science degree. The expansion is part of a statewide effort to boost educational opportunities targeting high-demand fields and is designed …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2015

    Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Four sheepmen near Yakima had been plagued by disappearing sheep. They had been wintering 104 sheep on a range outside of Toppenish, but 44 …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015

    Spokane’s Jefferson Elementary kindergartners host pre-Super Bowl party

    The buildup began long before the first snap. Kindergartners in teacher Andrea Sims’ Jefferson Elementary class have been wearing blue and green every Friday since September. They sent Christmas cards …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015, 10:40 A.M.

    WSU reviving forestry major

    PULLMAN (AP) — Washington State University is reviving its forestry major and will begin admitting students this fall.


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2015

    Idaho Education Network audit raises questions

    BOISE – A service audit of the Idaho Education Network is raising troubling questions about the pricey statewide broadband and videoconferencing network that links Idaho’s high schools. Looking specifically at …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 2014

    Changes coming to schools

    Education is changing rapidly across the nation, and Washington and Idaho are no exception. State standards have become more rigorous, funding issues persist and technology is changing classrooms. Here are …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 2014

    Board of Education endorses pay ladder for Idaho teachers

    BOISE – Idaho’s state Board of Education has unanimously endorsed legislation to set up a “career ladder” for Idaho teachers, phasing in substantial pay increases if teachers meet performance standards. …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014

    Adams Elementary teacher wins prestigious Milken Award

    Spokane teacher Karen Krantz sat frozen in her seat, unsure she’d just heard her name and the prestigious national Milken Award in the same sentence. A student’s hug and a …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2014

    Upcoming craft shows

    Central Valley High School Fall Arts and Crafts Show Saturday-Sunday. Crafts and baked goods, sponsored by CVHS Band Boosters to benefit band and color guard. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 821 …