Arrow-right Camera

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: education


Student Reportedly Lied About Killing

The student whose admission to Harvard was rescinded after the school learned she had killed her mother was rejected for lying about the crime during an admissions interview, sources said …


Nic Honors Aripa With Special Degree Tribal Elder Joins Andrus As Honorary Recipient

Lawerence Aripa, an elder in the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, receives an honorary degree from North Idaho College’s Steve Schenk Wednesday in Sacred Heart Medical Center as tribal member and NIC …


Board Appoints 7 New Members

The Spokane School Board appointed seven new members Wednesday to an advisory committee on instructional equity. The board did not appoint an eighth nominee, Carlos Maldonado, because he lives outside …


Migrant Housing Unpopular Proposed Low-Income Units Near School Draws Protests

An angry crowd has objected vocally to the Idaho Migrant Council’s proposed low-income apartment complex near a Blackfoot elementary school. But the project already is on its way toward construction.


Lapwai Schools May Face Layoffs District Prepares To Make Up For Reduction In Federal Impact Aid Revenue

The Lapwai School District might lay off some teachers and classified employees because of a reduction in federal impact aid revenue. The money is paid by the government in lieu …


Lawmakers Grappling With Differences Over Education

State budget negotiators locked horns Wednesday over the biggest dollar item of all: aid to education. Lawmakers, meeting in the third day of their open-door negotiation session, sparred over everything …


House Oks Hike In Tuition

The Washington House narrowly voted Wednesday night to give major college trustees authority to boost tuition by as much as 15 percent a year, rebuffing critics who called it the …


Board Narrows Search For School Chief Three Finalists For Bonner County School District Superintendent Expected To Be Named This Week

Bonner County School District has narrowed its search for a superintendent and expects to name three finalists this week. A committee of teachers, residents and administrators has sifted through 25 …


Teacher Dispels Myths About Indians Native American Students Learn How Little They Know About Their Own Culture

When Rose Ann Abrahamson handed a quiz about Indians to the Indian students in her workshop at the Northwest Indian Youth Conference, she delivered it with a challenge that would …


Mapping Out His Future Valley Home-Schooler, 14, Prepares For Today’s State Geography Bee In Tacoma

Mark Smith just finished studying Japan in geography class and knows that “Konnichiwa” means “hello.” He’s one of 100 fourth- through eighth-graders who will compete today in the state geography …


Be Careful Out There

School can be hazardous to a teen’s health, according to the government’s first nationwide survey of schoolyard violence. More than one in 10 high school students said they carried a …


High School Students Lobby For Arts Funding Group Talks With Murrary About Futures Of Pbs, Nea

Casey Routh of Seattle visited Congress on Monday to complete his humanities project: a full-fledged lobbying trip in support of public broadcasting and the arts. “A lot of students listen …


Middle Schools Will Keep Controversial Book Some Say ‘Running Loose’ Is Too Explicit For Children To Read

An award-winning book written by a local author will not be removed from Spokane middle schools, despite a complaint it contains sexually explicit scenes and foul language. The complainant, who …


New Immigrants Do Well In School, Study Reveals But The Academic Performance Of The Youngsters Appears To Decline With Assimilation

The conventional wisdom about immigrant children suggests they bring substandard skills and poor attitudes to school, and that assimilation - the embracing of mainstream American values and lifestyles - is …


Brawny Brains Ferris High School Takes Second Place In High School Division Of Statewide Science Contest

Mind games Marcie Tiffany of Ferris High runs through some last-minute checks on a machine that sorts toothpicks, paper clips and marbles during the Washington Science Olympiad on Saturday at …


Schools Hold ‘Lockdown’ Drills To Prepare For Intruders

Schools have long staged classroom drills to prepare students for responding to fires, tornados and other natural disasters. Now the Yakima School District is holding drills for another kind of …


School Officials Fired For Lenient Grading

Two high school officials have lost their posts because they gave hundreds of students A’s for a class that had no teachers, no attendance and no work. Some students signed …


Report Examines School Funding Former Superintendents Not Surprised By Lawsuits

Poor funding for public education has occurred for years and set the stage for districts suing the state, say two former superintendents. Jerry Evans, who became deputy superintendent of public …


CV Committee To Guide Schools On Computers, New Technology

High technology is changing at the speed of light, and the Central Valley School District doesn’t want to miss a beat. The district has developed a committee of 20 parents, …


Diocese Fires St. Patrick’s Principal Bishop Says Student Alleged He Was Touched Improperly

Spokane’s Catholic Diocese this week fired the principal of St. Patrick’s Elementary School after getting reports the man improperly touched an eighth-grade male student. The action was announced late Thursday …


Residents Will Help Choose Nine Mile Superintendent In/Around: Nine Mile Falls, Suncrest

Five finalists have been named in the Nine Mile Falls School District search for a new superintendent. Now the district is turning to its residents, students and staff to help …


Cougars’ Probation Extended, Scholarships Reduced

The NCAA’s hammer fell rather lightly on Washington State on Tuesday when the main governing body of college athletics extended the school’s probation for two more years through June 20, …


Drop Sports Eligibility Standards, Schools Ask Move Is Response To Law Allowing Homeschoolers’ Participation

Some school district superintendents want grade and attendance requirements eliminated for participation in high school sports now that home-schoolers will be able to play without meeting those requirements. Potlatch Superintendent …


Students Walk Out Racist, Other Cruel Remarks Heard At School Are Protested

Parents Inez Anderson, left, speaks to students who walked out of Post Falls Junior High School on Monday morning. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Ewu Raises Granted Despite 2-Year Freeze Administrators’ Pay Hikes Draw Questions From Faculty Leaders

Top administrators at Eastern Washington University are receiving pay raises despite a two-year legislative freeze on salaries above $45,000 a year. President Mark Drummond said the raises were given in …


High-Tech School Criticized Small School Awash In Grants, But Some Fear ‘Basics’ At Risk

Naples Elementary has only 120 students. Yet, this little Boundary County school has landed nearly a half-million dollars in grants for the latest technology, training and 47 computers. It has …


Unique Language Program Puts Different Tongues In One Class

Maria Nevarez, a kindergarten teacher at River Glen School in San Jose, knelt before her class of 30 squirming 5- and 6-year-olds. In roll call manner she asked each - …


Seattle Hears Plan To Stop School Violence

A $1.5 million program to stop violence in Seattle’s public schools has been proposed to the city’s School Board. The plan, which was presented to the board Wednesday night, has …


Colville School Levy Narrowly Approved

FOR THE RECORD CORRECTION: The amount of the newly approved two-year, $584, 701-per-year Colville School District levy was wrong Saturday. Correction published on Tuesday, March 28, 1995.


Students Criticize Education Budget Critics Say Gop Proposal Will Price Some Out Of An Education

House Republican leaders say they went out of their way to protect higher education in their budget proposal released Monday. Student leaders aren’t so sure.