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Ask Dr. Universe: What happens when we sleepwalk?

WSU sleep researcher Hans Van Dongen and his team observe lots of different sleep behaviors at the Sleep and Performance Research Center. He said there are really two main types …

UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Report: Washington ranks near the top in terms of child health

Washington fares better than most U.S. states in taking care of its kids, especially when it comes to health, according to a new report by Kids Count.

UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 10:53 a.m.

Durham offering $4K signing bonus, $17 an hour to entice new school bus drivers

There’s never been a better time to get behind the wheel of a school bus in Spokane.

UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Spark Central nonprofit receives $100,000 grant

The Washington Women’s Foundation gave a grant of $100,000 to Spark Central, a Spokane nonprofit, on Wednesday. The money will go toward teaching innovative technologies like programming, robotics and media …

UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

In a first, Spokane was top choice for all incoming UW medical students in Spokane

Spokane has a new milestone to brag about: Medical students are fighting to come here.

Paul Turner: Encourage students to say ‘Thank you’ to a great teacher

Is there a teacher who made a difference? The last week of school is a chance for students to say “Thank you.”

UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

In key governor’s races, Democrats split on education

A subterranean divide among Democrats between backers of teachers unions and those of charter schools and other education innovations is helping shape key gubernatorial primaries, even as red-meat issues like …

Honoring sons, moms help teens find snappy attire

Lead volunteers Paula Lyon and Polly Melendez for Coeur Closet want to help high school students who can’t afford trendy or professional clothes receive stylish outfits, especially for Senior Presentation …

Kennewick schools expel student for making kill list

A girl was emergency expelled and faces a police investigation after she threatened Horse Heavens Hills Middle School students and staff. Police and school officials said Friday that a “threats …

Shawn Vestal: A new generation keeps the spirit of local journalism alive

The third issue of the city’s newest newspaper was put to bed this week, full of stories from the staff of enterprising young – emphasis on

UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 9:18 a.m.

Nampa elementary school therapy dogs to join, help students

Students at Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary recently got acquainted with Mila, a Chesapeake Bay retriever, and the special power only a dog can provide to help soothe students. Next school …

UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

With capstone research, LC students take deep dive into questions of health, hazing, virtual economy and much more

Lewis and Clark senior Julia Trudeau spent a year researching how people’s perceptions of a sexual assault change when the assault is described as part of an athletic hazing ritual. …

Couple donates $1 million toward WSU cancer research lab

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine on Tuesday dedicated a cancer research lab to Tamara Hennings, who died from cancer in 2012. Her parents

Salmon migration lessons like fantasy football for fish, with 2,000 classrooms playing

To raise awareness about high mortality rates for steelhead and salmon in Puget Sound waters, “Survive the Sound” invites students to track juvenile steelhead as they travel to the ocean …

UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Bill Gates gives $44M to influence state education plans

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms.

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Ferris High’s Mandy Manning, the National Teacher of the Year, prepares to deliver her message

Three weeks after being named the National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning finally has a chance to reflect.

UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 7:20 a.m.

Justice, mission and choice: Mercy Corps mission director offers words of advice at Gonzaga commencement

Dwonch, the mission director for Mercy Corps in Palestine, delivered the keynote address for Gonzaga’s 1,070 students at the undergraduate commencement ceremony Sunday morning.

UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Banana dragons, pirates and a ninja: First graders debut their scripts at Kids Korner Playwright Festival

If the audience seemed a tad youthful on opening night at the Stage Left Theater, Thursday, the playwrights themselves were just as young – first graders, to be exact.

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 8:04 a.m.

Pride in heritage on display at Stevens Elementary Cultural Awareness Night

The students and families at Stevens Elementary School found something special to celebrate Thursday evening: themselves.

UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Dumpster diving WSU artist puts the ‘grunge’ in ‘grunge aesthetic’

For WSU fine arts graduate Collin Horner, discarded material like cardboard is more than just landfill.

UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

State STEM scholarship expanding to encompass new skills

Thanks to bipartisan support in the Legislature, the $200 million public-private scholarship program is being expanded to help students gain specialized skills at community and technical colleges – skills such …

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

Justices: Teachers not required to report own child’s abuse

Teachers in Washington are supposed to tell authorities when they believe a student has suffered abuse or neglect, but the state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday the requirement doesn’t necessarily apply …

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Arizona teachers vote to walk off job in first-ever statewide strike

Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher …

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 11:59 a.m.

Washington implementing new system for judging schools

Parents have a new way to examine how schools are doing in Washington state. State Superintendent Chris Reykdal said the new system will help administrators, teachers and parents identify deficiencies …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

$60,000 split among top students in Spokane County; Lewis and Clark represented in each category

Connor Cremers only remembers one lesson from his kindergarten class. It was a math lesson with snowmen. He was hooked. Recognized as the top science student in Spokane County, he …

Preventing teen suicide: How to help

Teens often turn to their peers when thoughts of suicide cross their minds, but everyone has a role to play. Here are some of the warning signs to look out …

Shawn Vestal: Students may be most important actors in preventing teen suicide

The students and administrators at NC are harnessing an underutilized dynamic – the power of students talking to students – in a new suicide-prevention effort.

Sue Lani Madsen: At WSU, sometimes appropriate tech bests high-tech

Walk into The Spark on the WSU Pullman campus and it’s clearly all about high-tech high-performance. Except the bathrooms.

State program drives foster children toward teen milestone

After he aged out of foster care in California, Patrick Nickell got a plumbing job. Unable to drive to work, he ended up taking the bus two hours each way, …

WSU researchers look to fish for insight on human skull development

Fish research at Washington State University could lead to advances for human health by increasing the knowledge of some developmental disorders that cause facial deformities.