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Walmart extends debt-free college benefits to high schoolers

Walmart is extending its debt-free college benefits to high schoolers as a way to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market.


Opportunity knocks: Spokane makes top 10 for median-wage employment without college degrees

More students used to take shop classes, where they learned a trade and could enjoy working with their hands. Today, kids might consider Washington apprenticeship programs – which allow them …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

‘Every tool I need to succeed’: First four men earn college degrees while incarcerated at Airway Heights

“Some of us are really sorry for what we did, and we need not only a second chance but a second look at who we are,” said David Hall, 39, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

High schoolers are inviting thousands of strangers to watch as they get into college – and get rejected

Reaction videos from non-celebrities, like Chae, offer a different kind of relatability. Some of the viewers are high school juniors and sophomores who are beginning the long process of applying …


New concern on college campuses: ‘drunkorexia,’ a combination drinking and eating disorder

This is a high-risk behavior colloquially called “drunkorexia,” which is one part eating disorder, one part alcoholism – a very dangerous combination for college-age students.


Trump says he’ll issue order protecting campus free speech

President Donald Trump says he will soon sign an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want to get federal resources.


UW and WSU team up to tout college affordability

WSU President Kirk Schulz and UW President Ana Mari Cauce said they are launching the initiative, called “Yes, It’s Possible,” to dispel the myth that students must incur massive amounts …


Betsy DeVos set to rewrite guidance on college sexual assault cases

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to release a sweeping overhaul of how colleges and universities must handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment, giving new rights to the accused, …


The state has scholarship for adults going back to college. Only 28 people use it

Only 28 Idahoans – five of whom are enrolled at the College of Southern Idaho – are using a new adult completer scholarship, but state officials say the program is …


Nerd Wallet: How to fund college if you didn’t save enough

Here are some steps to take now to secure an affordable education – and avoid crushing debt.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 2:16 p.m.

Univ. of Idaho ranked #1 college in Idaho

University of Idaho was ranked the best 4-year university in Idaho by Schools.com, according to a press release on Monday. This is the second year in a row the university …


DeVos to miss deadline in easing college fraud protections

Students defrauded by for-profit colleges will get a reprieve from the Education Department’s push to ease regulations for those schools because the government said it would miss a deadline for …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Students shake off jitters and start unpacking at Gonzaga move-in day

Move-in day at college is supposed to be a little stressful. There’s the packing and hauling, the long drive, the new environment, and at the end of it all, the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Cougs on the move: Students converge on Pullman for move-in day

Pullman streets were noticeably more crowded Wednesday as students numbering in the thousands converged on the town for Washington State University’s official move-in day of the year.


STEM majors way up, humanities down, among Washington college students, new data show

Students are continuing to flock to science, technology, engineering and math fields statewide in record numbers.


How you can help students with special needs find a place in college

Just because your child has the designation of receiving “special education” – a term that encompasses a wide range of programs and classroom arrangements in public schools – doesn’t mean …


Cannabis on campus: why you should leave bud off your back-to-school list

It’s time once again for the grass-filled quads of academia to be swarmed by scholars from near and far, and like many intellectuals of the past, the incoming student body …


Scoring college entrance tests: How important are the SAT and ACT for gaining admission?

State and local educators say students may be giving undue weight to those scores, especially since their importance varies depending on where a student wants to attend college.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Walmart to offer employees a college education for $1 a day

Walmart, the country’s largest private employer, announced Wednesday that it will pay for its workers to go back to school – as long as they get degrees in business or …


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Oregon State shells out 17 more hits to beat Washington State 9-1, clinches Pac-12 series

The Cougars (14-24, 6-13) will try to avoid getting swept and the Beavers (34-7, 13-6) will gun for the third sweep of the league season when the Pac-12 teams meet …


New Mexico bill would force students to apply to college

New Mexico’s high school juniors would be required to apply to at least one college or show they have committed to other post-high school plans as part of a new …


Mary Cullinan: Help a student attend college: Support a scholarship

Kassidy worried she would have to drop out of EWU because of family illness and dwindling financial resources. A scholarship offered her renewed opportunity. “I can’t express enough gratitude for …


‘Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees’: Education advocates see growing disdain for universities

There is an increasingly vocal campaign to transform higher education in America. Though U.S. universities are envied around the world, some conservatives want to reduce the flow of government cash …


Linda Clark: Idaho making it easier to apply for college

The Idaho State Board of Education believes there is a postsecondary path and a bright future for every student. We strive to help them see and realize their potential.


Mary Cullinan: Why attend college? Let’s count the reasons

College graduates are able to thrive more effectively despite shifts in the economy and their lifetime savings are significantly higher than those of people without a college degree.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans, higher education

Ending a tax deduction for interest paid on student loans. Raising taxes for more than 100,000 graduate students who receive tuition waivers. Imposing a levy on endowments at certain private …


Who is to blame for rising tuition prices at public colleges?

Complaints about rising college costs are nothing new, but for students and parents calculating the price of college these days, the exercise has become a much more complicated task compared …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Three arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech

The hostile audience drowned out white nationalist Richard Spencer with anti-Nazi chants. They booed him off the stage under the watchful eye of police officers in riot gear.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

Sessions says U.S. will intervene in campus free speech cases

Decrying what he sees as political correctness run amok, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday the Justice Department will support students who sue universities claiming their free speech rights were …


Idaho initiative helps admit 20,000 students to college

The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that more than 20,000 high school students have been admitted to Idaho’s public colleges and universities.