Education news from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
Teacher pay raise in House supplemental budget
House Democrats in Washington have released their supplemental budget proposal, which would close several tax exemptions to pay for the salary increases of public school teachers.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Idaho Senate backs contentious charter school contract bill
Charter schools would no longer be required to use the same teacher contracts as other public schools under a new bill that has cleared the Idaho Senate.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Idaho school district to provide tablets in digital upgrade
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that six Nampa schools area a part of the first phase of the initiative meant to digitally upgrade the district. Elementary school students will be given …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 7 p.m.
High school art students visualize perseverance
Shadle Park High School students created a large, papier-mache art installation visualizing perseverance.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
U. of Idaho gets OK for online offerings; Idaho schools get bullying rules
The University of Idaho’s efforts to increase its online offerings took a step forward Thursday, when the Idaho State Board of Education approved two degree programs while meeting in Boise.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
WSU down to 8 president finalists; decision in April
The committee leading the search for a new president of Washington State University has settled on eight final candidates and is on track to make their selection in April.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Washington Legislature: What’s alive, dead?
Nearing the halfway point of the 60-day Washington legislative session, here are some other bills that still can pass, and others that appear to be dead.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
Education Notebook: Mead presents ‘Boys Next Door’
News from area schools
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Tickets for D’Souza talk available beginning Saturday
Members of the public will be able to pick up free tickets for this months’ Dinesh D’Souza lecture at Gonzaga University beginning at noon Saturday.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Reducing state teacher shortage aim of new bill
The Washington House has passed a bill that seeks to increase the number of public school teachers in the state, in response to a perceived shortage.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Longer day at Spokane schools boosts science instruction, fixes bus scheduling
Additional instruction time in the Spokane Public Schools is being used, by most schools, for increased science education.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
Gonzaga University will allow public to attend D’Souza talk
Gonzaga University has reversed course and will allow a talk by controversial author Dinesh D’Souza to be open to the public.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
Bond money fuels school construction in Central Valley
The renovation of the old Yoke’s supermarket on 16 N. Progress Road prompted a complicated game of musical schools in the Central Valley School District. The renovations, as well as …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
Donkey basketball fundraiser draws opposition
Whatcom County animal advocates are trying to stop a Ferndale High School fundraiser in which people play basketball while riding donkeys.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
High school speech imploring acceptance strikes a nerve
A high school senior’s call for acceptance is gaining traction online.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
Leonard Pitts Jr. to discuss politics and race at the University of Idaho
Columnist and author Leonard Pitts Jr. will talk about the polarization of American politics, the presidential campaign and the media’s coverage of racial issues at the University of Idaho on …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
WSU contributed to groundbreaking detection of gravitational waves
Professors and graduate students from Washington State University were among more than 1,000 researchers involved in the worldwide effort to detect gravitational waves and confirm Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Nearly $164M in refunds for Washington’s prepaid tuition
Nearly $164 million in refunds have been processed for Washington’s prepaid tuition program since the state agency told people they could ask for their money back in September.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
High school solo and ensemble contest winners
Local high school students recently participated in two solo and ensemble festivals, both of which took place at Rogers High School on Feb. 6. Winners from both competitions move on …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Donated plane’s imperfections appreciated at Spokane Community College
Last month the Spokane Community College Aviation Maintenance Program was given an airplane. The plane, which was built by a local lawyer, is made of fiberglass and features all the …