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  • 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, …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

    Schools, taxes top Inslee proposal

    OLYMPIA – Temporary tax increases on beer and some business services should be made permanent, and a variety of existing tax breaks should be eliminated to raise an extra $1.2 …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

    Idaho dismissed from school lawsuit

    BOISE – A state judge has agreed to dismiss the state from a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the fees many public schools charge for classes and the legality of …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013

    Coeur d’Alene school levy passes

    Coeur d’Alene voters said yes Tuesday to extending a tax levy that the school district leans on heavily in a period of dwindling state support for education. “I’m pretty happy,” …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013, 9:42 P.M.

    School levies pass in most North Idaho districts

    Coeur d’Alene voters said yes Tuesday to extending a tax levy that the school district leans on more heavily in a period of dwindling state support for education.


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013

    For some students, college is affordable

    SEATTLE – It takes a little pluck and some ingenuity, but it’s possible to work the Washington state college system to shave thousands off the cost of a degree or …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013

    Heat is on for welders

    For a group of Rathdrum high school students, the heat of competition Friday came from 5,000-degree cutting torches slicing through steel plates. Eleven students from Lakeland High School’s welding program …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013

    Taking stock of security

    Spokane Public Schools took a look at the safety and security of its buildings in the wake of December’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., and came up with recommendations that …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013

    State lawmakers attempt to reform ‘failing’ schools, end old mandates

    OLYMPIA – The Senate spent part of a second day making changes to the state’s education laws Thursday, approving a plan to identify and change “persistently failing” schools and another …