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  • Tue., June 1, 2010, 8:26 a.m.

    IFF: School Books Full Of Propaganda

    Recent news that Texas education leaders have overhauled textbook requirements has alarmed some educators and politicians. But the news is frightening only if you’re under the false impression that textbooks …


  • Thu., Feb. 4, 2010, 10:25 a.m.

    State falling short

    More details will be forthcoming, but Associated Press just reported that a judge ruled today the state of Washington is not meeting its constitutional duty to fully fund basic education. …


  • Thu., Jan. 14, 2010, 6:01 a.m.

    Generation-E: Washington state rocks!

    “The Pacific Northwest - greenwashing on campuses since 2009.”OK - that was harsh. But a recent article in The Seattle Times spent a good amount of time hyping up local …


  • Wed., Nov. 18, 2009, 10:43 a.m.

    ‘Transformational’ education strategy unveiled

    Gov. Butch Otter and state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna joined business leaders and others at a press conference today to announce a new, broad education strategy for the state, …


  • Thu., Sept. 17, 2009, 5:30 a.m.

    Tastes like home

    Montana schoolchildren are locavores—- and they don’t even know it.As an addendum to our food reform post, check out the great work Missoula County Public Schools are doing to connect …


  • Wed., Sept. 16, 2009, 11 a.m.

    Green report card

    In keeping with our back to school theme for the week, we want to re-direct readers to the Sierra magazine list of “the most-eco-enlightened U.S. colleges” because two-thirds of applicants …


  • Wed., Sept. 9, 2009, 10:46 a.m.

    The Post-Obama education talks…

    Good morning, Netizens…O Lord spare us from the idiots we may become through being narrow-minded and ignorant! At least that is what cartoonist David Horsey seems to be saying this …


  • Wed., June 17, 2009, 6 a.m.

    Local educator selected executive director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

    Continuing our ongoing look at education in relation to environmental, sustainable, and social justice issues, we’re pleased to announce that a local educator has just been named the new executive …


  • Wed., June 3, 2009, 6 a.m.

    Follow up to Generation-E

    Last week we delved into the topic of education and the environment. Though we didn’t conclude this in the particular piece we wrote, we’ve since come to the realization that …


  • Tue., June 2, 2009, 6:30 a.m.

    The Cougar dilemma

    From Cougar country, Washington Sate University said it “will reinstate the original plan for distribution of its Common Reading book, ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma,’ as a result of a private contribution …


  • Wed., May 27, 2009, 6:01 a.m.

    Generation-E

    With another school year just ending, or ending soon, it doesn’t seem like the most advantageous time to discuss education trends. But we’d be crazy to not take advantage of …


  • Wed., April 29, 2009, 9:50 a.m.

    ITHO: Nonini Enjoys Teacher Pain

    No Idaho teacher will be surprised by Nonini’s bald expression of resentment toward “those people” in the classroom. It helps explain the motivation behind much of what he has done …


  • Mon., April 20, 2009, 10:26 a.m.

    WEA president blasts Legislature

    Via Publicola, here is the letter WEA President Mary Lindquist sent out to teachers after the Senate adopted a reform bill.EXCERPT: This bill is a travesty and an insult to …


  • Sun., April 19, 2009, 8:11 p.m.

    Charity-A-Day: Education

    As you may have seen in the Our Kids; Our Business section of today’s Spokesman-Review, kicking off another week of charity-focus here at the Vox Box! We’ve investigated a huge …


  • Thu., April 16, 2009, 10:16 a.m.

    Basic education bill: the details…

    In a bill closely watched by schools advocates, the state Senate plans to vote on — and presumably pass — an amended version of HB 2261 this afternoon.”We’re working with …


  • Wed., April 15, 2009, 9:26 p.m.

    Redefining basic education: 11th-hour deal is close…

    In tomorrow’s paper:In an 11th-hour push, education advocates in Olympia are calling on lawmakers and the governor to update the decades-old rule that spells out what the state should pay …


  • Fri., March 27, 2009, 9:03 a.m.

    Bottom line: 7.7 percent cut in general funds

    The bottom line on the public school budget set this morning is that the 2010 appropriation for Idaho’s schools was set at $1.3092 billion in general funds, down 7.7 percent …


  • Wed., March 25, 2009, 11:19 a.m.

    The “Spokane Moms” remain in the game…

    Last year, local young mothers went to bat in Olympia to win more state dollars for school libraries. They proved to be savvy grassroots lobbyists, and succeeded against pretty long …


  • Thu., March 19, 2009, 6 a.m.

    Calling all volunteers: Clean Energy Corps

    The House voted to create Clean Energy Corps, part of a larger bill to dramatically expand volunteer national service with 175,000 new positions. President Obama issued a statement on the …


  • Tue., March 3, 2009, 10:58 a.m.

    Statesman: It’s Raining Now

    Our View: For Idaho schools, it’s raining now: Idaho schools face a downpour right now. And Tom Luna still wants to save for a rainy day/Idaho Statesman. More Info: The …

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