Education news from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
Downtown art, writing hub Ink aims to build community
The narrow art space at Ink is mostly empty for now, old brick walls and wood floors illuminated by strings of shop lights. Mismatched chairs line the walls, and a …
THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
UW, WSU spar over medical schooling at Riverpoint
Tensions between the University of Washington and Washington State University over the future of medical education in Spokane became apparent again Wednesday when UW announced an initiative called Next Generation …
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Statistics are poor ammo in Idaho debate about guns
Idaho’s legislators and governor should – but most probably will not – pay attention to a new batch of statistics about gun safety in Washington. As accidental gun injuries rise, …
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014, 5:38 P.M.
Sen. Patty Murray to revive college anti-bullying bill
Colleges and universities would be required to adopt anti-harassment policies and recognize cyberbullying as a threat to students under a new law Washington Sen. Patty Murray said she will introduce …
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014, 7:41 A.M.
Weekend snow closes passes, delays school
Spokane city crews worked overnight to clear five inches of snow that fell Sunday, blanketing the region and shutting down mountain passes. Forecasters say warmer conditions will round out the …
THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014
Achievement, pride soar at Spokane’s Rogers High School
Graduation rates are up. Report card “F”s are down. Math scores are up. Fights are down. Attendance is up. Drug busts are down. Pride is up. Success at Rogers High …
MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014
Looking ahead: FFA keeps its focus on the future
Alyx Hanson runs lambs up and down a country road instead of joining other high-schoolers in softball, golf or track. The Elk teen has bypassed spring sports for years to …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5, 2014
Spokane Public Schools’ board to discuss merging Montessori programs
A proposal to combine two Montessori programs within Spokane Public Schools started with parents. They sought one parent group, a central location for students, expansion possibilities to offset the current …
SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014
Washington state Senate approves Dream Act
OLYMPIA – A bipartisan Senate easily approved extending the state’s college need-based grants to students who graduate from Washington high schools and don’t currently qualify because they are not legal …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22, 2014
Proposed Spokane charter schools raise red flags
A national organization is recommending Spokane Public Schools’ board reject two of the three charter school applicants up for approval tonight. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers and school …
THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014
Spokane charter schools clear hurdle
People hoping to launch the first charter schools in Spokane faced no opposition Wednesday during the first and only public hearing on the controversial plans. It was a much different …
MONDAY, DEC. 23, 2013
Folk schools growing in popularity, teach blacksmithing, archery
OLYMPIA – The rhythmic sound of sandpaper smoothing wood is accompanied by the steady punching of slots in leather as a handful of students focus on putting the finishing touches …
MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013
Deadline looms to finish old GED exam
SEATTLE – Thousands of Washington residents who started the GED high school equivalency test sometime this past decade but never finished now have just a few weeks to complete their …
THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013
Bipartisan Idaho school reform bills unveiled
BOISE – In a rare moment of bipartisanship on school reform in Idaho, Democratic state lawmakers unveiled four far-reaching bills Wednesday, and GOP state schools Superintendent Tom Luna endorsed them. …
MONDAY, DEC. 2, 2013
Washington teacher evaluation system threatens waivers
SEATTLE – Education will be a focus when the Washington Legislature convenes in January, but money won’t be the only issue on the table. Lawmakers must also bring the state’s …
FRIDAY, NOV. 22, 2013, 8:16 A.M.
Seattle judge to hear arguments on Washington charter schools
A King County Superior Court judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments Friday over the constitutionality of Washington’s new charter school law.
SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 2013
Jamie Tobias Neely: Language arts skills are vital
The smells of chalk dust and geraniums waft through the memories of my childhood classrooms. Minutes click through the long, black hands of a wall clock, while the alphabet stretches …
MONDAY, NOV. 4, 2013
Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy looks to build endowment
Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy can be described in one word: unconventional. That applies to the students, the classes, the equipment and, soon, a funding source.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30, 2013
EWU’s modern Snyamncut Hall is first new campus dormitory in 42 years
The view, the rooms, the amenities – students are buzzing about a new place in Cheney. “I love it,” Eastern Washington University freshman Audrey Fairhurst said. “It’s new.”
UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013, 11:01 A.M.
Police: Boy brought gun to school to shoot bully
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old who took a gun to his Vancouver, Wash., middle school intended to shoot another student to prevent him from bullying a friend.