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  • Spokane school board OKs budget, avoiding cuts and layoffs

    The board of Spokane Public Schools adopted a $316.8 million budget Wednesday for the 2010-’11 school year without much fanfare. No gaps, no massive cuts and no big rounds of …


  • In brief: School supplies sought for needy

    Each fall, hundreds of students head to class without the necessary school supplies because their families can’t afford them. The Salvation Army collects supplies to donate to low-income families every …


  • With voter approval, campus would provide technical training

    Voters in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts will go to the polls Aug. 24 to decide whether they’ll pay for the $9.5 million construction of a …


  • Schools adjust to more students new to English language

    When Ehlawlah started school in the United States four years ago, she could barely speak English. “School was hard at first,” said the 9-year-old, who is a refugee from Southeast …


  • Editorial: Washington educators should race for reforms

    It’s no real surprise that Washington state was not chosen as one of the finalists for federal “Race to the Top” education money, but it’s still a tough setback. An …


  • Most Idaho schools hitting goals

    About two-thirds of the public schools in Idaho are hitting adequate yearly progress goals under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act, the state’s Education Department reported Monday. The department …


  • Washington not among 18 finalists for education grants

    Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have been named finalists in the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition, giving them a chance …


  • Juvenile detention center offers education to kids

    When the 15-year-old Cheney girl arrived at Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center, she didn’t know how to multiply, add or subtract. She’d dropped out of school in seventh grade and …


  • Educator evaluations go deeper

    A chance at Race to the Top federal grants prompted Washington legislators to pass a law mandating more-detailed teacher and principal evaluations for K-12 schools, starting in 2013. But state …


  • Math, reading gap among Native American students

    Native American students at schools overseen by the federal Bureau of Indian Education performed significantly worse on national standardized tests in reading and math compared with those in public schools.


  • Dropout rate battles disconnected

    Efforts are mounting to improve Spokane Public Schools’ dropout rate of nearly 29 percent. The school district and its board, community members, elected officials, philanthropists and child advocates all have …


  • 31 states combine to create new academic tests

    A group of 31 states has banded together to compete for a federal grant to create a series of new national academic tests to replace the current patchwork system.


  • Inland Northwest teachers close the book

    Inland Northwest school districts are losing hundreds of years of education experience as teachers and other employees retire in greater numbers. The number of retirements nearly doubled in the Spokane …


  • Boundary County to close school

    The Boundary County School Board announced Thursday it will close Evergreen Elementary School in Moyie Springs, Idaho, to offset a $250,000 budget deficit. Teachers and staff will meet today to …


  • Scores slip with new Washington state test

    For the third year in a row, more than 90 percent of high school seniors passed Washington’s reading and writing assessment tests required for graduation. Scores dropped slightly in writing …


  • District to reveal budget plan today

    Boundary County School District officials will announce today their plan to deal with a $250,000 budget shortfall. On June 8, voters decided against closing Naples Elementary School to fill the …


  • Voters save school from closure

    Voters in Boundary County, Idaho, voted Tuesday to keep Naples Elementary School open. Unofficial results showed 58 percent of voters supported keeping the school, with 42 percent voting for closure.


  • Coeur d’Alene school board OKs late Monday start

    Coeur d’Alene school trustees have approved a schedule change to give teachers two hours of preparation and collaboration time on Monday mornings.


  • Dire budget forces drastic proposal in Boundary County

    NAPLES, Idaho – Colorful art projects and papers came down from the walls of Naples Elementary School as the smell of cleaning spray marked the end of the school year. …


  • Test results will be mailed out soon

    OLYMPIA – High school students who took the statewide achievement tests this spring will be receiving their scores sometime in the next week or so.


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