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Deer Park School Bond Passes

For the first time in nearly 20 years, voters in the Deer Park School District passed a bond measure Tuesday. Of 1,485 voters, 63 percent supported the $5.5 million bond.


Lesson On Water Students Turn Houseboats Into Floating Labs

1. Inchelium High School students Debi Lemmon and Justin Lawrence look for tiny plants and animals in water samples as they cruise Lake Roosevelt. Photo by John Craig/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


Five Finalists Vie For University High Principal Job CV Board Hoping To Hire By May 22

The Central Valley School Board plans to find a new principal for University High School by May 22. Twenty-one people - 18 men and three women - applied for the …


Inspired Science West Valley High’s Science Project Class Continues To Produce Self-Motivated, Research-Oriented Champions

Teacher Bob Bohlen leads the West Valley High special project science class in a discussion of upcoming projects. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Parents Say Daughter Was Sexually Harassed By Junior High Teacher

The parents of a former Greenacres Junior High student filed suit this week against the Central Valley School District and a former physical education teacher at the school. The parents …


CV District Safety Program Is Meeting Topic

Safety and peer mediation programs at Central Valley schools will be discussed at a community policing organization meeting Thursday. Karl Ota, Central Valley School District’s safety committee chairman, will talk …


Junior Rotc Flying High At Medical Lake High School Program Puts Students In Choppers, Planes, Survival School

Capt. Charlena Martin salutes as the flag is presented at the Washington No. 81 Air Force Junior ROTC Pass in Review at Medical Lake High School. Photo by Dan Pelle/The …


House Gop Drops Truancy Penalty

House Republicans abruptly dropped a plan Thursday to cut back state aid to school districts with high absentee rates, but they also insisted on eliminating school-reform planning days for teachers. …


It All Adds Up Math Teaching Method Seen As Way To Boost Test Scores

Teacher Sandy Wills and her class work on their math. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Open Class Ywca School For Homeless Children Celebrates Five Years

The YWCA Transition School will mark its fifth anniversary Friday with an open house. The classroom program for homeless children has helped nearly 900 kids in grades K-8 since it …


Wedding A Learning Experience Teacher Turns Marriage Into Project For Her Class

The teacher’s wedding became a class project for 28 pupils at Martha Lake Elementary School. To prepare for their roles as bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearers and flower girls, the fourth-, …


Fox Reveals Plan To Get Schools Back To Basics

State Schools Superintendent Anne Fox said Thursday she’s charging ahead with her plan to bring Idaho’s schools back to the basics. “Our children know 26 endangered species, but they don’t …


Students Learn And Grow With Greenhouse Project

East Valley teacher John Swett, in white shirt, with students Steve Miles, Maggie Anderson and Jamie Jones in the school’s greenhouse. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Class Action Youngsters Provided With Close Look At Legal System

Defense attorney Dan Rude tries to convince the jury of his client’s innocence. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Water Lessons ‘Cool’ Sixth-Graders Tramp Beside Chatcolet Lake As Part Of Water Awareness Week

1. Lisa Kirchhoffer talks about wetland birds like the great blue heron with Lake Middle School sixth-graders Monday. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review 2. A couple of students look for …


Home-Schooled Student Wins $5,000 Geography Prize

Rebekah Witt’s decision to use her expansive back yard to teach her neighbors about the history of their surroundings has won her a $5,000 prize. The idea to use the …


Raising Career Expectations Hoist Program Hopes To Get Indian Students Interested In Math And Science

1. Getting started. UI professor Lee Sappington shows replicas of primitive arrows and spears to students Lyle Meshell, center, and Ray Lowley. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review 2. Ryan Kennedy …


Dutton Leaving Lakeland District

Bob Dutton, assistant superintendent of the Lakeland School District, will quit this summer to return to Boise. Dutton took the Lakeland job last summer after losing the Republican primary for …


Most Kids Won’t Read This Story National Test Shows Continued Decline In Interest, Ability To Read

High school seniors are reading less, and it shows: While math scores are on the rise, national reading scores have dropped. Only about a third of seniors were rated proficient …


Get Your Master’s Degree On The Internet

Jones International Ltd., the parent of company of cable television systems operator Jones Intercable Inc., said Thursday it plans to establish a “cyberspace business college” for working adults. International University …


Foreign Excursion Language Students Test Their Skills At Annual Festival

Eme Nelson from Coeur d’Alene High School takes out the pyramid of cans at the Foreign Language Competition on Thursday at Templin’s Resort. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Valley Schools Cash In On Basketball Game Between Dare Officers, Football Players

Spokane area junior high and middle schools will be sharing the money raised by this month’s basketball game between sheriff’s DARE officers and the San Francisco 49ers. The game raised …


A Sense Of Touch With Some Special Help, Blind Student Chanelle Hill Is Learning With And Inspiring The Other Students In Her Standard Fourth-Grade Class

1. With the help of special teacher Pat Angove, Chanelle Hill, a blind student at East Farms Elementary, works on a Braille writer, a computer, and most difficult of all, …


Spokane Schools Offer Summer Classes

A variety of summer school classes will be offered this year by the Spokane School District. Registration will be held during May at all schools. Classes in basic subjects, athletic …


School Discipline On Board’s Agenda

A schoolwide discipline plan and changes in federal programs are on the Coeur d’Alene school board’s agenda tonight. In response to parent concerns, school officials are taking steps to adopt …


Nine Mile Falls Names Superintendent

The Nine Mile Falls School District hired a Wyoming school administrator as its new superintendent. Don Baumberger takes the helm of the 1,300-student north Spokane district on July 1. The …


Anne Fox Takes Tour Of Bonner County Schools Schools Superintendent Plans To Visit All 112 Districts In State

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Levy Election Today In Post Falls

The Post Falls School District is holding a supplemental levy election today for $500,000 a year for two years. The biggest portion of the levy revenue, $260,000 each year, would …


State: ‘School-Choice’ Measure A Bad Choice $1,000 Tax Credit Could Take Millions From Idaho Public Schools

The state could lose at least $6 million in general funds if Idaho voters pass a proposed “school-choice” initiative in 1996. The Idaho Citizens Alliance proposal would give a $1,000-per-child …


Future Students Will Be Taught By ‘Virtual’ Teachers Specialists Will Deliver Lectures On Computer Screens, Microsoft Executive Predicts

The computer software industry will help budgetstrapped university professors teach better and smarter, a Microsoft Corp. executive predicted Friday. Technology will change lecturers into “learning consultants,” said Jeff Raikes, Microsoft’s …