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Workshops Resolve Busing Dispute

What parents started as an angry petition drive has turned into a cooperative plan with school officials to bus children across town. Their proposal to move all kindergarten students from …


He’s 85, And Ready To Get That Sheepskin

Fred Trumbull’s been waiting for the pomp and circumstance of high school graduation for a long time: At 85, he plans to accept his diploma today. He was ready to …


Electric Tortoise Keeps On Going And Going And

It wasn’t about speed, it was about distance. It didn’t involve conventionally fueled cars, it involved alternative energy sources. It was the Electrathon, an amateur electric car race held at …


Freeman Board Spikes Schedule Change Resistance From Community Quashes Proposal For Four-Period School Day

It’s back to square one for advocates of a four-period school day at Freeman High School. The school board decided in May that the alternative scheduling option was not right …


Trent Students Waiting For Fire-Damage Repairs

More than 400 students at Trent Elementary in the Spokane Valley missed two school days and will miss another before the melted electrical system in their building is fixed. Students …


Ponderosa Principal Is Reassigned

An 18-year principal in the Central Valley School District has been reassigned to a teaching position for the 1995-96 school year. Tom Eastman, principal of Ponderosa Elementary, said the decision …


Salutatorian Torn By Ruling Madison High Senior Wrestles With Court Order Not To Pray

Mandi Johnson wrestled with her beliefs after a federal judge ordered students and administrators not to pray at Idaho high school graduations. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints …


Universities Urged To Cooperate On Engineering Program In Boise

Boise engineer Jack Lemley helped build the tunnel under the English Channel. Now he wants to help build a bridge between Boise State University and the University of Idaho. Lemley …


Board Reverses Decision, Revokes Graduation Prayer

Concerned about the potential costs of a threatened law suit, the Columbia School Board has revoked permission for prayers at a high school graduation ceremony. The board voted 3-2 Tuesday …


Radio Station Supporters Argue For Sfcc Program

Supporters of the rock radio station at Spokane Falls Community College argued Wednesday against cutting it from the budget, but won no promises. Last month, a 12-member council proposed pulling …


Measuring Up Three Spokane Schools Field-Testing New Program To Teach Children Concepts Of Measurement

Learning inch by inch Andrew Shaw and Adrienne Creer work together to measure a screen in their first-grade classroom at Jefferson Elementary. Teacher Diane Campbell was field-testing a measurement program …


UI Interim President Lists Goals

Tom Bell says he wants to nail down cooperative agreements with Boise State and Idaho State while he is acting president at the University of Idaho. Bell was appointed acting …


College Student Earns Six Degrees

Donald Harter is taking curiosity to the nth degree. After he retired as a real estate developer in 1980, he started taking courses at Wichita State University just for fun.


Making The Grade(S) Success For Football Players In The Classroom Comes With Sacrifices

Frank Costa was looking for a degree at Miami. Photo by Associated Press


Free Education And Fun But A Student Played Nary A Down For The Hurricanes

In four years with the Miami Hurricanes, offensive lineman Anthony Lewis earned a diploma, went to four major bowl games and received a national championship ring. He also never played …


New U-Hi Principal ‘Guiding Force’ At Nc Ohlund Earned High Marks As Assistant Principal

A visit to North Central High School by several University High School parents and teachers put Erik Ohlund over the top for the job of principal at U-Hi. “The people …


Sandpoint Paper Wins National Awards

Staffers of Sandpoint High’s Cedar Post with their award certificate. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Bold Conference Inspiring And Educational

The weekend of March 10 was one of the most riveting, exciting and educational weekends I’ve ever been fortunate enough to experience. Now, I’ve had some pretty riveting and exciting …


Taking A Swing At Bat Myths Volunteer Teaches Youngsters Benefits Of Nocturnal Flying Mammals

AmeriCorps worker Allison Vinci shows students how to build bat houses. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Schools Sweep Sex Abuse Under Rug

Teachers and school administrators never tire of telling us, often in the most syrupy of tones, how committed they are to the welfare of the wonderful, wonderful children in their …


Cda School Board Will Discuss Plans For Shifting Students

The divisive issue of shifting elementary students to balance school enrollments is on the Coeur d’Alene school board agenda tonight. No decision is expected, but the board will discuss plans …


High Court Allows Ban On Blacks-Only Scholarships

In a setback for college affirmative action, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling that bars the University of Maryland from restricting some of its scholarships to …


Open Seat On District’s School Board Goes Begging No Takers To Represent Northernmost Zone Of Plummer/ Worley District

Term limits are about the last thing voters need in the Plummer/Worley Joint School District. After all, the district has been trying for years to find a school board member …


Pocatello Students Take A Hike Hundreds Leave Class To Protest Bond Rejection

Hundreds of Pocatello High School students walked out of classes Friday to protest the failure of a $38 million bond to build two new schools. Photo by Associated Press


School Board Reviews Discipline Policies

The Post Falls School Board will meet Monday to discuss student conduct and discipline policies, the district budget and to hear results from a survey on facility needs. In executive …


Prayer At Graduation Banned U.S. Supreme Court May Hear Appeal Of Idaho Case

When Samuel Harris goes through high school graduation at Grangeville June 2, there will be no prayer as part of the ceremony, a federal court says. That also means school …


Unpaid Jobs Can Turn Into Real Thing For EV Students

Students with learning disabilities have a better chance at finding jobs thanks to a school-to-work program at East Valley High School. The program stumbled to a start last year. This …


Pocket Pets Add Life To Brentwood Classroom

Norris Barber takes a lizard out for a visit with children at Brentwood Elementary. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Preparing For The Future Grant Helps Students Make Career Choices

Leslie Clark, a Wallace High School sophomore, left, and Brad Ban, a sophomore from Mullan, experiment on the Internet during a workshop Wednesday at the Workforce Training Center in Post …


Parents Push For Waldorf-Style Education Meeting Planned Saturday With Two Teachers From B.C.

From left, parents Michele Lamb, Annya Garner and Lisa de Haan form a circle and sing songs in foreign languages with children. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review