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UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Hayden elementary school teacher accused of molesting children in late 1990s and early 2000s

A Hayden Meadows Elementary School teacher accused of molesting three children in the early 2000s appeared in court Monday afternoon on two felony charges of lewd conduct and one of …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene school evacuated when explosives were found nearby

Ramsey Elementary School in Coeur d’Alene was evacuated Friday afternoon after reports that a person brought a large amount of explosive material to the nearby Coeur d’Alene Police Department.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene School District superintendent apologizes for late action on racist vandalism

The superintendent of Coeur d’Alene Public Schools issued a strongly-worded apology Thursday for the district’s handling of racist vandalism at Lake City High School.


Lake City High’s Josh Weadick taking a giant step for his future

When Josh Weadick heads off to college this fall, he’ll step onto a campus with an enrollment that at one time was larger than where he lives.


Senior Desireya Quintero fnds her niche at Venture High; wants to counsel others

Desireya Quintero has lived a life surrounded by addiction.


Turning lemons into lunches: Hayden 7-year-old raises $23,000 to buy lunch for students

On the side of a street in front of her parents’ house in Hayden, 7-year-old Amiah Van Hill opened a lemonade stand. But she didn’t want to keep the money …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:35 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene police investigating anonymous death threat against Lake City High School student

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is investigating an anonymous death threat made against a female Lake City High School student.


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.


Navigating the age of kids and smartphones

Children at a much younger ages are getting smartphones. A Feb. 28 report by the Nielsen Company surveyed parents of kids ages 6-12 and found that the most predominant age …


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza backs off bid to move school board votes to November general election

Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza pulled her controversial school elections bill on Tuesday, which would have moved school board elections to the November general election alongside presidential and congressional races.


Coeur d’Alene schools to ask voters for $68 million in a construction bond and operating levy

Voters in Coeur d’Alene will be asked to approve a $35.5 million bond measure and a $32 million operating levy in March.


Website’s claim that Coeur d’Alene teachers worst-paid in U.S. isn’t quite right

The claim by national online site Career Trends by Graphiq were startling, depressing – that the average pay for high school teachers in Coeur d’Alene are the worst in the …


Coeur d’Alene will reopen old Hayden Lake school in 2017

The Coeur d’Alene School District will reopen a shuttered, 80-year-old elementary school next year to relieve crowding on the fast-growing north end of the district. But what educational emphasis it …


CdA school board approves use of novel ‘Namesake’

The Coeur d’Alene School Board has approved a teacher’s request to have high school seniors read “The Namesake,” a 2004 novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, despite a district book review committee’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 7:29 p.m.

Novel too sexual for high school seniors, Coeur d’Alene school committee says

A novel that chronicles the difficult transition to American culture by a family from India contains descriptions of sexual conduct that are too explicit for high school seniors, a Coeur …


Coeur d’Alene schools emphasize attendance as new year starts

One of the fundamental back-to-school challenges is to get students to keep coming back each day of the school year. The Coeur d’Alene School District kicks off its new year …


Coeur d’Alene School District’s first-year Common Core scores low

The switch to Common Core is having a predictable outcome right out of the chute: Far fewer students are passing the demanding statewide tests aligned to the rigorous new educational …


Rebuilt Winton school in Coeur d’Alene boasts night-and-day improvements

The playground is in, the lockers are up and the maple flooring is down in the gymnasium. It even has that new-school smell.


CdA schools have a tall stack of books to review

Last month’s dustup over John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” in Coeur d’Alene high schools has not stirred a wave of volunteers to help the school district review a tall …


Coeur d’Alene School Board election: Terri Seymour versus Tambra Pickford

Coeur d’Alene School District Trustee Terri Seymour considered not running for a second term. She wanted to spend more time with her children. “It was tough at times when I …


‘Of Mice and Men’ gets committee’s thumbs-down

Mary Jo Finney thinks one of the novellas Coeur d’Alene high school students read is unworthy of its standing as an American classic. “The story is neither a quality story …


Idaho voters back schools

North Idaho voters were in a generous mood Tuesday, approving school tax measures from Bonners Ferry to St. Maries. The Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls school districts had strong voter …


Coeur d’Alene School District voters to decide on two-year levy

At Lakes Magnet Middle School north of downtown Coeur d’Alene, a small room inside the main office is piled high with obsolete textbooks. A larger room one floor up is …


Coeur d’Alene students, Spokane reverend speak during MLK program

Danielle Sablan of Skyway Elementary School stood before an auditorium packed with fellow Coeur d’Alene fifth-graders Thursday morning and spoke of her dream of a world at peace. “Let’s reach …


CdA district $1.8 million short on cost of new Winton school

Coeur d’Alene School District officials say they’re $1.8 million short in paying for a new school scheduled to open next September. The funding gap for Winton Elementary School was discussed …


Students being taught to type at an earlier age

Ayla Vick sits at a desktop computer with her hands on the keyboard. She places her fingers on the home row, stretching them to form words on the screen. “Sometimes …


CdA teachers, district head to mediation over stalled contract talks

Four weeks into the school year, Coeur d’Alene teachers are working without a new contract and will head into mediation with school district leaders today to try to end a …


Workshop, mentors help sixth-graders calm their nerves

Hannah McDevitt frantically organized and reorganized the brightly colored binders, pens and notebooks in her new locker in Coeur d’Alene’s Canfield Middle School. The anxious sixth-grader wanted to be ready …


Computer-based SBAC exams introduced in Washington, Idaho schools

Students at Winton Elementary School in Coeur d’Alene will sit at computers next week and enter a whole new world of testing – one that emphasizes critical thinking, real-world applications …


Slurs, harassment common at CdA schools, bullying report says

Coeur d’Alene school leaders are getting a glimpse of how cruelly some students treat each other, including sexual harassment, racial bias, religious intolerance, gay-bashing and badgering kids who are overweight, …