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  • SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012

    Education investment: College students face tough choices

    Until about 2007, deciding on a college degree typically involved choosing an area of interest or aptitude, then staying in college long enough to graduate. But with the cost of …

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

    Idaho education spending near last

    BOISE – Idaho’s school spending per pupil ranks second-worst in the nation for a second straight year, according to the latest figures from the U.S. census, while Washington’s is 32nd, …

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

    21 Idaho districts unilaterally set contracts for teachers

    BOISE – At least 21 Idaho school districts are unilaterally imposing contract terms on teachers this week, after failing to reach agreement with local teachers unions – an option for …

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012, 11:48 A.M.

    Audit urges more money to be spent in the classroom

    SEATTLE (AP) — A new state audit of Washington’s public schools says the state’s school districts could do a better job getting dollars into the classroom where they’ll make the …

  • THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

    Spokane Public Schools avoids further cuts

    Spokane Public Schools’ budget situation for the 2012-’13 school year is better than it has been in almost a decade, meaning there will be no layoff notices or agonizing decisions …

  • SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012

    Gardening: Students, golf courses connect for day of learning

    There’s nothing quite like a field trip to make classroom lessons come alive. Recently, about 50 students from local schools spent a day on the beautiful grounds of the Spokane …

  • THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

    Washtucna student claims principal sat on him as punishment

    The principal of the tiny Washtucna School in Adams County is facing a criminal investigation after a 14-year-old boy said the man sat on him as punishment. The Adams County …

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012, 5:09 P.M.

    Sandpoint High students vandalize school in senior prank

    Twenty-nine Sandpoint High School students are paying the price — in labor and sawbucks — for a senior class prank that vandalized school property.

  • FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

    Gregoire pitches for schools

    Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire told the state’s largest teachers union that she will work to increase taxes to help the state meet its mandate to provide quality education. “I am …

  • SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012

    Redinger brings fresh direction, expectations to District 81

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – When people in Spokane were asked what they wanted to see in the next superintendent of Spokane Public Schools, they came up with a laundry list of …

  • SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012

    Superintendents of Spokane Public Schools through the years

    • June 1888-Feb. 1889 Bruce Wolverton • Feb. 1889-June 1889 E.C. Houston • July 1889-June 1899 David Bemiss • July 1899-June 1903 J.F. Saylor • July 1903-June 1908 J.A. Tormey …

  • FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012

    Gregoire’s tax support comes late

    The next Washington governor needs to find a way to raise money for schools, says the outgoing governor. There is no way, the outgoing governor says, for the state to …

  • THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012, 1:58 P.M.

    Wash. students beat national average in science

    SEATTLE — Washington eighth graders did better than the national average on a science test that is given to kids across the country, but two-thirds of the middle school students …

  • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

    STEM grant to develop education

    A Washington nonprofit organization has given $220,000 to spearhead development of a local program focusing on science, technology, engineering and math education. Washington STEM, the nonprofit, also supports the creation …

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

    Spokane Scholars Foundation honors ‘community assets’

    After Karl Fencl learned he was being honored by Spokane Scholars Foundation in the science category, the Rogers High School senior sized up his competition for who might end up …

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

    Schools chief gets pay hike

    The next Spokane Public Schools superintendent is expected to be paid about $17,000 more than the current district leader. The school board plans to approve Shelley Redinger’s contract at Wednesday’s …

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

    Sunset Elementary opens health clinic

    When a Sunset Elementary School student fell on the playground this week, the boy walked across the parking lot to the school’s new medical clinic. He was visiting Spokane County’s …

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

    Tutu’s visit stirs criticism at Gonzaga

    Gonzaga University is rejecting calls by social conservatives to find a new commencement speaker because of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s support for abortion rights and gay marriage. Critics say the apartheid …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012

    Redinger chosen as new schools superintendent

    A Virginia school administrator with deep ties to Eastern Washington will be the next superintendent for Spokane Public Schools. The school board decided on Shelley Redinger Saturday morning, school officials …

  • 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 …

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