Education news from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 6:56 a.m.
UI professor warns of Idaho’s ‘brain drain’ problem
An assistant professor at the University of Idaho told the Moscow League of Women Voters on Wednesday that Idaho is on par with the rest of the country when it …
Thu., March 3, 2016, midnight
Education notebook: NC’s ‘Grease’ opens Thursday
School news from around Spokane County.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Education Department mishandled loan service investigation, inspector general says
The Education Department announced Tuesday that they mishandled a review of whether or not active-duty service members were being illegally charged high interest rates. Sen. Patty Murray (D) was one …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
WSU interviewing eight finalists for president job
PULLMAN – Washington State University has selected eight finalists for the position of president, a group that includes women, minorities, and a candidate from the private sector. The new president …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
Payette police suspect 4 teens set fire to principal’s home
Idaho police believe four teenage boys are responsible for setting fire to the high school principal’s house.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
University of Idaho studies idea of becoming dry campus
Although students at the University of Idaho are drinking about the same amount of alcohol as they have for the past 10 years, the lack of change has not stifled …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, midnight
Gonzaga Prep senior’s debate success fueled by diverse childhood, interests
Sam Carter, of Gonzaga Prep, has gone to state debate for four years running and to the national championships twice.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 6 p.m.
Broad collaboration in northeast Spokane looking to become a Promise Zone
A Spokane group has applied for a competitive federal designation, The Promise Zone. If received the designation opens the doors to a number of federal grants and programs for northeast …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 7:27 a.m.
Moscow School Board OKs all-day kindergarten
The Moscow School Board voted to move forward with a plan to extend its current half-day kindergarten program to full time.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, midnight
LC’s ‘How to Succeed’ opens
The Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama Department’s production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” premiers tonight. The musical follows J. Pierrepont Finch, a window washer …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Teachers critique own skills for national certification
In 2015, 329 teachers in Washington became nationally board-certified. Spokane-area teachers who just became certified shared their stories.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Deer Park junior’s winning essay describes a composer’s palette
Aliya Thomas, a junior at Deer Park High School, won the Spokane Symphony’s fifth annual essay contest.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
UW, Gonzaga forge a new medical education partnership
Gonzaga University will host 60 first-year medical school students from the University of Washington School of Medicine this fall, the two schools announced Wednesday. The agreement will benefit Spokane both …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
After more than a year of talks, Gonzaga, UW plan big announcement Wednesday
Gonzaga University has scheduled an announcement with the University of Washington Wednesday, more than a year after the two schools began talking about a public-private partnership on medical education.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Small act – returning a lost wallet – a large step for Spokane teenager
By returning a wallet he found on the street, Tremaine Reed, shows how much he’s grown.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
Teacher pay raise in House supplemental budget
House Democrats in Washington have released their supplemental budget proposal, which would close several tax exemptions to pay for the salary increases of public school teachers.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Idaho Senate backs contentious charter school contract bill
Charter schools would no longer be required to use the same teacher contracts as other public schools under a new bill that has cleared the Idaho Senate.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Idaho school district to provide tablets in digital upgrade
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that six Nampa schools area a part of the first phase of the initiative meant to digitally upgrade the district. Elementary school students will be given …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 7 p.m.
High school art students visualize perseverance
Shadle Park High School students created a large, papier-mache art installation visualizing perseverance.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
U. of Idaho gets OK for online offerings; Idaho schools get bullying rules
The University of Idaho’s efforts to increase its online offerings took a step forward Thursday, when the Idaho State Board of Education approved two degree programs while meeting in Boise.