Stories tagged: Coeur d'Alene School District
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5 p.m.
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.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 1:30 a.m.
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.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 4:33 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 8, 2015, midnight
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 …
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015, midnight
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 …
Fri., June 26, 2015, midnight
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.
Wed., June 17, 2015, midnight
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 …
Sun., May 17, 2015, midnight
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 …
Tue., May 5, 2015, midnight
‘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 …
Wed., March 11, 2015, midnight
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 …
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015, midnight
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 …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015, midnight
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 …
Tue., Dec. 16, 2014, midnight
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 …
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014, midnight
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 …
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014, midnight
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 …
Tue., Sept. 2, 2014, midnight
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 …
Sat., April 12, 2014, midnight
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 …
Sun., Feb. 2, 2014, midnight
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, …
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013, 2:01 p.m.
CdA school board selects interim superintendent for top job
The Coeur d’Alene School Board decided Monday night to forgo a superintendent search and enter into contract negotiations to make interim superintendent Matthew Handelman’s position permanent. Handelman began a one-year …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013, midnight
CdA schools to develop programs to combat bullying
An international expert on countering discrimination and bullying will work with the Coeur d’Alene School District this year to assess the student bullying problem and help develop measures to end …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013, midnight
Hayden Meadows Elementary puts new focus on technology
Some North Idaho fifth-graders sat in their school library earlier this week and chatted with students across town on a brand-new video-conferencing system. Before long they may use the high-end …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2013, midnight
Spokane, Coeur d’Alene schools adjust lunch menus
Some schools on the East Coast have made headlines by announcing plans to bypass federal healthy-lunch program guidelines, but Inland Northwest school districts are forging ahead. Spokane Public Schools is …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2013, midnight
CdA schools, teachers close to deal
The Coeur d’Alene School District and teachers are closing in on a new contract two weeks before school resumes. The two sides met Monday and have agreed on most points, …
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013, midnight
Coeur d’Alene school safety overhaul underway
The tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has slipped from the headlines, but the lessons learned from the mass shooting of students and teachers last December are …
Fri., July 26, 2013, midnight
Official: Price one part of wireless pact
BOISE – Idaho officials concede the five-year, $2.1 million annual contract the state Department of Education signed Wednesday with a Tennessee company to install Wi-Fi service in public high schools …
Tue., July 16, 2013, midnight
Coeur d’Alene teachers get better contract offer
The Coeur d’Alene School District gave teachers a new contract offer Monday that still would reduce health insurance benefits but is far less drastic than the cuts proposed two months …