Education news from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.
Sun., June 11, 2017
Health experts say conversations on suicide need to be brought to light
A Spokane teenager committed suicide this school year two days after he’d finished watching the popular Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why.” His grieving parents believe the show, which dramatizes a …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Spokane schools to offer free summer meals to all children under 18
Spokane Public Schools will be offering free meals for children throughout the summer, according to a news release.
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene school board announces finalists for interim superintendent search
The Coeur d’Alene school board announced two finalists Thursday for the interim superintendent job.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT
Apple CEO Tim Cook is delivering the commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
California school student pricks schoolmates with needle
A San Francisco Bay Area school district advised the families of 14 elementary school students to take their kids to doctors after another student pricked them with a needle, a …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
ACLU files suit against Washington state education agency on behalf of special education students
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington filed a lawsuit against the state’s education agency on behalf of special education students who have “been wrongfully disciplined for behavior related to …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Oregon leaders ask state to invest $100 million for research complex
The Eugene mayor and a Lane County commissioner are urging state lawmakers to approve $100 million in immediate financing to a proposed University of Oregon scientific research facility.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Summer construction begins at the University of Idaho
The vast majority of university students may have forsaken Moscow in favor of their respective homes for a few summer months, but that doesn’t mean the University of Idaho campus …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Southern Oregon University loses $1.9 million in email scheme
Southern Oregon University lost $1.9 million in an email scheme.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Spokane teachers elect new leadership, oust incumbent President Jenny Rose
Spokane teachers voted overwhelmingly to elect new union leadership last week in an election plagued with glitches and ineligible ballots. Katy Henry, a special education and behavioral intervention specialist, received …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 6:03 a.m.
Richland near the head of the class for teachers, says website
Richland is one of the best cities for teachers to move to based on their salary and what it costs to live there, according to a consumer financial website.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
DeVos faces tough questions about school voucher program at Senate hearing
What exactly would a federal school voucher program look like, and would it fund schools that discriminate against students based on their gender, religion, race or sexual orientation?
Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Graduate not allowed native regalia despite state law
Administrators at a northwestern Montana high school have apologized after a graduate was prevented from wearing a mortarboard decorated with Native American regalia just 42 days after the governor signed …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Tri-Cities residents open doors to WSU medical students
Tri-City residents opened their doors to the first round of WSU medical students in response to a Herald story about the need for more help.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Book rejecting climate science sent to teachers
Kendrick High School science teacher Eric McDowell is one of thousands of teachers to receive a copy of “Why Scientists Disagree on Climate Change,” a book being distributed nationwide through …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 6:24 a.m.
Oregon State fraternity on track for reinstatement
After a toga party resulting in the hospitalization of two minors, nearly 80 charges and two arrests, the Oregon State University chapter of Phi Delta Theta is on track for …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Newspaper: Harvard pulls student offers over online comments
Harvard University’s student newspaper says the school has revoked admission offers to at least 10 prospective freshmen over offensive online messages.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Mom spends $25K on exotic cars, sand, camel for son’s prom
One Philadelphia teenager’s mom took his prom to the extreme, spending $25,000 on a camel, three tons of sand and exotic cars. He brought three dates, all in custom-made gowns, …
Sat., June 3, 2017
Reykdal’s education blueprint worth considering at some point
There are additional aspects to schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s ambitious plan, and the details are worth exploring. Yet they also are too complex for lawmakers to consider at this point.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Think tank wants to let 800,000 military kids use public dollars for private education
The conservative Heritage Foundation is pushing to allow 800,000 military children to use federal tax dollars for private education, a proposal that comes as President Trump seeks to make good …
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 …
Mon., Feb. 23, 2009, 6:01 a.m.
Another Green Monday
“There has never been a month —- not at least since the heady days of the early 1970s —- when environmental policy has moved so dramatically towards a sustainable future. …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2009, 8:16 a.m.
CDA To Open Kindercenter @ Hayden
Item: CdA district plans Kindercenter: School in Hayden Lake aims to ease crowding/Sara Leaming, SRMore Info: Amanda Crowder showed up at Ramsey Elementary School on Wednesday night admittedly “a little …
Tue., Feb. 17, 2009, 8:17 a.m.
Nonini Loses Cool With Lt. Gov. Little
Legislators are shoving for position as Gov. Butch Otter takes another step toward reshaping the State Board of Education with his fourth appointment to the eight-member board. Last week, a …
Fri., Feb. 13, 2009, 3:52 p.m.
Nonini: Santa Obama Saves Idaho Ed
Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, now says his controversial bills to make permanent cuts in laws governing school funding and teacher contracts may not be needed at all, what with …
Thu., Feb. 12, 2009, 9:42 a.m.
Nonini Goes After Idaho Schools
Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, the House Education Committee chairman, proposed two far-ranging bills this morning to make permanent changes in state law to allow cuts in Idaho’s public school …
Wed., Feb. 11, 2009, 7:43 p.m.
Hot-button issue: state grants for college students who are illegal immigrants…
In tomorrow’s paper:OLYMPIA _ Emotions ran high Wednesday, as state lawmakers discussed allowing illegal immigrant students – many of them brought to this country as young children – to qualify …
Wed., Feb. 11, 2009, 10:34 a.m.
Early out of the gate: a bill from Driscoll
The state Senate is scheduled this morning to pass a bill, HB 1113, sponsored by local Rep. John Driscoll.The bill is a $133 million sale of state bonds to pay …
Wed., Feb. 11, 2009, 6 a.m.
Earth and People Sustainability Forum
Sometimes a local event is deemed too relevant or too important to live only in our Calendar / Events section, as is the case with the Earth and Sustainability Forum. …
Mon., Feb. 2, 2009, 6 a.m.
Another Green Monday
The presidency of Barack Obama is off and running and it was made brutally clear this week that despite recent emotions and energy of unity and hope that we are …
Fri., Jan. 30, 2009, 6 a.m.
Schoolhouse Rock—- Energy
First aired in 1978, check this episode of the nostalgic “Schoolhouse Rock!” series titled “Energy Blues.” The song covers energy conservation and tells the history of energy from cavemen to …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2009, 2:39 p.m.
Hammond: Teacher Pay Cuts Possible
Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Post Falls, commended Luna for focusing on preserving the time that teachers spend with students. In nearly 20 years as an elementary school principal, Hammond said, he …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2009, 8:25 a.m.
Solons Target Teacher-Student Sex
Item: Teacher-student sex targeted: Lawmakers, others want tough law after state court ruling on 18-year-olds/Rich Roesler, SR Eye On OlympiaMore Info: It’s not illegal for a teacher to have consensual …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2009, 5:30 a.m.
Greenwashing is defined as the practice where a business tries to make it seem like it’s greener than it really is. For consumers to post and rank environmental advertisements in …
Tue., Jan. 27, 2009, 9:39 a.m.
Hammond: Different Tuition For Some
Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Post Falls, asked Idaho State University President Arthur Vailas if perhaps he should consider charging differential tuition - higher for high-cost programs, perhaps, that also set students …
Mon., Jan. 19, 2009, 5:50 p.m.
Dorn opens with tough talk to lawmakers…
Newly elected state superintendent of public instruction Randy Dorn threw down the gauntlet on school funding Monday in his inaugural appearance before the state Senate education committee.Money for schools must …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2009, 12:39 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools to make up snow days
Unlike last year, the district has decided to extend the school year. Be prepared for some cranky kids.Surprised?