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District 81 Evaluates Progress Saturday School, Summer Academy On The Drawing Board

A Saturday school and a summer academy for advanced-level science and math students are on the drawing board in Spokane School District 81. District officials mentioned the ideas to the …


Fox Still Talking Up 1-Cent Tax For Schools House Speaker, Batt Also Have Ideas On Construction Backlog

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State’s Colleges Getting Away From Their Missions, Education Board Told

Lewis-Clark State College’s enrollment has been climbing steadily over the past decade, but it is moving away from its community service mission, a new report says. The Lewiston school is …


Kids Finding Own Path Tribal School Molds Itself To Each Student’s Needs

1. Tribal school special education teacher Angie Shrope has her hands full with two students, while other students work independently. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. J.J. Lahey draws a …


Grant For Whitworth Computers

Whitworth College is using a $320,000 private grant to improve the use of computers in teaching liberal arts courses. The college is buying 85 high-powered personal computers for faculty members …


Happily, Her Life Is An Open Book

Along with her daugher, Rosa Flores is catching up on school. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Switch To Three-Period Days Being Considered At Mead

Mead High School is considering a switch to a schedule in which students would have just three classes a day.


A Running Start For The School Year

What can parents do to ensure a good beginning to a new school year? Start a routine as soon as possible. A few days before school begins, wake your child …


School Supplies? No, These Are Memories In Plastic

As surely as the swallows return to Capistrano, at the end of every summer parents and children find themselves wandering the wide aisles of discount stores, engaging in a time-honored …


Don’t Be In A Rush Through School Zones

Spokane Valley educators and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department are working together to remind drivers to drive safely when school classes start this week. About 20,000 students will be going …


Another Woman Planning To Storm The Citadel In ‘96 17-Year-Old Is Star Athlete, Lieutenant In Corps Of Cadets

Nancy Mellette in cadet uniform. Photo by Associated Press


Valley Schools Make Mental Leap In Sat Scores

Tiny Freeman High School was the top scorer among Spokane Valley schools on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. But most other Valley schools fared well, trouncing the national average scores on …


Plan Offers Classes At Housing Projects

The Clinton administration proposed converting public housing projects into “learning campuses” where tenants would take courses or participate in job training as a condition of living there. The idea is …


More Test Homeroom Besides Growth In Home-Schooled Students, Private Schools Continue To Increase Enrollment

Brendon Koontz and Kara Haynes, both seniors at North Idaho Christian School in Hayden, apply themselves to their chemistry assignments on the first day of school Monday. Photo by Jesse …


School Crowding Solutions Sought

Volunteers for the Coeur d’Alene School District will be going door-to-door this fall to collect opinions on how to relieve crowded conditions at the schools. The school board Monday gave …


School Board Unplugs Date-Rape Video ‘Mtv Language’ Not Appropriate, Even If Topic Is, Board Members Say

Off-color slang on a videotape about date rape proved too much for the Spokane School Board. The board approved a long list of sex education videotapes, booklets and articles Wednesday, …


Nic Board Will Study Budget Surplus Officials Trying To Decide What To Do With $768,987 Left From Last Year

What to do with a $768,987 carry-over from last year’s North Idaho College budget is the central question the NIC board will tackle at its regular meeting today. The carry-over …


3 More Women To Fight Citadel

Three more South Carolina women want to join the legal challenge to The Citadel’s all-male admissions policy, according to lawyers for Shannon Faulkner, the 20-year-old who dropped out of the …


Dual Enrollment About To Be Put To The Test Despite Concerns, School Officials Seem Ready To Try New Idaho Law

Initial reaction to Idaho’s new dual enrollment law consisted largely of hand wringing and heartburn. Some confusion and concerns remain. But with the school year about to begin, administrators seem …


Home Life Gets Credit For Academic Success Thirteen-Year-Old Becomes Sophomore At Boise State

Thirteen-year-old Ravi Gupta of Boise talks excitedly about what he has been reading. Shakespeare. Homer. Emerson. The Hindu spiritual text “The Bhagavad-Gita” - in English and Hindi. Ancient Sanskrit.


Fox’s School Plan Faces Stiff First Test Superintendents Bristle At Order To Conduct Standardized Testing

State School Superintendent Anne Fox’s plan for Idaho’s schoolchildren to take a lot more standardized tests is drawing sharp criticism. More than 200 superintendents and school board members gave the …


Schools Gearing Up For Another Year

With the first day of classes looming at the end of the month in one Spokane Valley school district and just a turn of the calendar away for the other …


Ensuring A Better Tomorrow 12 Spokane Students Graduate From High School After Working To Complete Their Degrees This Summer

Graduation kiss Before receiving her high school diploma, Havermale Alternative Center student Stephanie Foxx, 19, geta a good-luck kiss from her daughter, Maddison, 2. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Options In Homeschooling Presented At Public Library

“Beneficial,” “rewarding,” “thoroughly enjoyable” … Those comments are from families who homeschool their children. “The ABC’s of Homeschooling,” sponsored by the Spokane Public Library, will be from 7 to 9 …


The Adventures Of Teaching Twain Instructors Learn To Defend ‘Huck Finn’ From Raft Of Censors

Banned, reviled or labeled as racist ever since it was published, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” remains a difficult work for teachers to explain to young readers. Now, keepers of …


Kids Stretch Imagination, Devise Innovations At Camp

Janel Davisson, 9, tries to propel her boat at a summer exploratory camp. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Homeschooling Workshop Tuesday

If you’ve thought about teaching your children at home but don’t know where to start, a workshop Tuesday gives the ABCs. The workshop will be from 7 to 9 p.m. …


Clinton Says Prayer, Law Not At Odds President Tries To Head Off Constitutional Amendment

Countering Republicans who propose a school prayer amendment, President Clinton said Wednesday that the First Amendment to the Constitution provides ample room for students to pray and practice religion in …


Cda Schools Look To Combat Growth

The rapid growth of Coeur d’Alene schools and the inability to keep up with classroom space is the primary topic of discussion at the school board meeting tonight. Ann Smart, …


Firm Teaches Skills To Disabled

Disabled residents who need training in community skills - including cooking, cleaning and checkbook balancing - have a new resource in town. S.L. Start and Associates is a private service …