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  • MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013

    College Bound program helps students focus on education

    Study after study shows that a college degree is the best chance for low-income students to improve their lives. But those students may feel powerless to make college a reality. …

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013

    Shawn Vestal: Lunchrooms reflect classroom realities

    One of the most important, and least considered, factors influencing what happens in classrooms is what happens in lunchrooms. That’s because lunchrooms are where a school’s relationship to the socioeconomic …

  • SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

    Restoration of funding means opportunities for schools

    These are righteous times for Washington school districts. The first spoils from a lawsuit requiring the state to fund basic education will help launch all-day kindergarten across Spokane, hire more …

  • THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

    Spokane expands full-day kindergarten to all schools

    Spokane Public Schools’ board decided Wednesday to offer full-day kindergarten in all 34 of its elementary schools starting this fall. While there are many other budget items left to discuss, …

  • MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013

    Candidates must file for office by Friday

    Candidates for local offices around Washington will officially enter their races this week as filing week begins this morning. On the ballot this year are council seats in cities and …

  • FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013

    Idaho education boss seeks higher standards

    Idaho’s education chief made the case Thursday for moving forward with higher academic standards for public schools, saying the state must better prepare students for college, trade schools and the …

  • THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013

    CdA schools chief gets West Side post

    Coeur d’Alene School District Superintendent Hazel Bauman will leave at the end of June to take the job of interim superintendent of a school district in Western Washington. Bauman announced …

  • MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013

    Teachers union leads in state lobbying costs

    SEATTLE – The Washington Education Association spends more on lobbying the Legislature than any other group and more than twice as much as the next-highest lobbying organization, a health care …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

    Jefferson students looking forward to new school

    Fifth-graders at Jefferson Elementary School can’t wait to roam the halls of their new school next year, where they will become the first graduating class of the school in its …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013

    Spokane Public Schools pursues charter schools

    Visions of the kinds of charter schools that could open in Spokane are emerging: a dual-language elementary or middle school; a high school that incorporates two years of college; an …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013

    Common Core topic of schools workshop

    Idaho schools will switch this fall to Common Core State Standards designed to raise student achievement, and the Coeur d’Alene School Board will take a closer look Monday at what …

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013, 11:50 A.M.

    Washington teacher accused of identity theft

    COULEE DAM, Wash. — A teacher in the Coulee Dam School District is accused of forgery and identity theft.

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

    Vestal: Anti-school message hits the road with Alton money

    If you thought that Duane Alton’s anti-schools campaign had slowed down since it took a drubbing at the ballot box last fall, think again. It just shifted the battle ground …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013

    4,000 more students pass graduation tests

    Editor’s note: – In a story that ran Thursday about high school graduation in Washington state, the Associated Press reported incorrect numbers concerning test results, in part because of misleading …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013

    Book Notes: ‘Jazz & Poetry’ hits Bing stage

    Lost Horse Press, a publishing house based in Sandpoint, will host “An Evening of Jazz & Poetry” next month in Spokane. The event, at 7:30 p.m. May 1 at the …

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013

    Higher percentage of seniors headed toward graduation

    SEATTLE – About 4,000 Washington high school seniors got some good news this week. They’ve joined the ranks of students who have passed all their required state graduation tests or …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

    Math test may keep many seniors from graduating

    SEATTLE – Thousands of high school students in Washington’s class of 2013 don’t know yet if they will get a diploma later this spring because they have not yet met …

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013

    For half a century, Ham on Regal has brought home the bacon

    It’s 7 p.m. and the Ferris High School gymnasium is looking fairly un-gymnasium-like. A chorus line dances in the hall. A vinyl surface covers the middle of the gym floor …

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013

    College grads can learn and earn their way out of student loans

    Scott Anderson knew he wanted to go into veterinary medicine, a profession shared by his father and his uncle. Affording the degree, however, posed a challenge. “It’s incredibly expensive,” said …

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013

    We’re failing in our commitment to education

    For a bunch of supposedly smart adults, we’re acting pretty dumb about education. It’s not the way we like to think of ourselves, here in the Evergreen State. After all, …

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