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  • SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012

    Lack of emphasis on cursive has many debating

    Cursive writing, the elegant hand used to write the Constitution and other historic documents, was also the script most great-grandparents used to record their thoughts. But young people today might …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

    School finalists quizzed at forums

    Spokane Public Schools’ superintendent finalists – Shelley Redinger and Alexander Apostle – were in town this week, where community leaders, area residents and district employees grilled them about their past …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012

    Students find Western Governors University

    Flexibility, affordability and credibility were the key reasons two Spokane-area residents gave for choosing to enroll in Western Governors University Washington. But reputation was also a factor. “I spoke to …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012, 9:38 A.M.

    State gets thumbs up on preschool, down on access

    SEATTLE — Washington preschool programs that receive government dollars are among the best in the country but too few kids benefit from the $54 million the state spends on preschool …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012, 11:20 A.M.

    NW Today: Lawsuit gets Montana schools more funds

    HELENA — Montana’s public schools will receive a $4.6 million increase in state funding for the 2012-13 school year under a settlement reached in a lawsuit filed by a coalition …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012

    Spokane Public Schools chief search down to 3

    After much conversation, deliberation and interviewing, Spokane Public Schools’ board has narrowed down the search for the next superintendent to three finalists. Alexander Apostle, of Missoula; Shelley Redinger, of Fredericksburg, …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012

    Higher ed called key for spreading success

    A higher-education expert kicked off the sixth annual Our Kids: Our Business campaign Friday with this observation: “You have never been more likely to die poor in this country if …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012

    Spokane School District board narrows superintendent search

    Spokane Public Schools’ board has narrowed down the superintendent search to six semifinalists. The names are being kept confidential. However, school officials said the six people are all from outside …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012

    Smoking ban at Riverpoint starts May 1

    Designated areas to light up will be snuffed out May 1 on the Riverpoint Campus of Washington State University. The ashtrays will be gone and the nearest smoking area will …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

    Spokane high school graduation rates rise

    More than 75 percent of Spokane Public Schools students are sporting the mortarboard after four years in high school, a preliminary review of the district’s graduation rates shows. That’s up …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

    Lawmakers choosing between gimmicks, people

    What’s a majority leader to do when she no longer leads a majority? Spokane’s Lisa Brown is heading into the special session of the Legislature without what Democrats have come …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012, 7:05 A.M.

    Idaho House votes to create online course list

    BOISE — Lawmakers in the Idaho House have voted to provide students a repository of online courses to choose from when fulfilling their new graduation requirement.


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012

    National Spelling Bee brings competitors with diverse backgrounds

    What makes a superior s-p-e-l-l-e-r? There are just a few similarities among a handful of North Idaho kids who have dreams of winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

    Basketball tourney for athletes about having fun

    Shadle Park student Chris Jameson has been playing basketball for eight years. “I have a passion for it,” the 16-year-old said. “And I’m pretty good at it. They call me …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

    EWU to offer Harvard MBA class

    Eastern Washington University will offer a Harvard-developed MBA class this spring that’s being taught at just six other institutions nationwide. The course, developed by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

    EWU plans to open military support center this summer

    Iraq War veteran Lani Kelp, who is working on his secondary education degree at Eastern Washington University, sometimes needs to get away from the crowds at the Cheney campus. Like …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

    Researchers screen for teens in pilot fitness program

    Joe Cavanaugh is conscious about his weight, so the 17-year-old has been chatting with his friends about how to turn fat into muscle by lifting weights. When the Lake City …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

    Many students still failing

    A new program aimed at helping Spokane Public Schools’ failing seventh- and eighth-graders is not the fix school officials had hoped. Individual Credit Advancement Now, or ICAN, was created by …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2012

    Spokane Public Schools chief wish list outlined

    Integrity, a sense of humor, honesty. It’s not a dream date wish list. Those are just a few of the character traits community members want to see in the next …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

    Schoolteachers thank community for supporting levies

    Central Valley School District employees waved brightly lettered signs reading “Thank you” at passing motorists in Spokane Valley on Thursday to show appreciation to voters who helped pass the levy. …

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