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Funding Fight Due For WSU Wheat Research Center Senators Want To Restore Budget Cuts Made By House

Congress may be headed for a fight over money for a wheat research center at Washington State University. The Senate wants to keep $426,000 for the center in an upcoming …


Mixed Reception For Tbs’ Offer Of The Ultimate Channel Surf: An Interactive Show For Schools

Electric field trip At right, Shadle Park sophomore Dani Harwood watches a CNN broadcast of a televised field trip. Above, Shadle teacher Don Story draws attention to the show. Photo …


Micron Looks To Utah For Engineering Education Company Talks With Two Utah Schools About Running Programs In Boise

Micron Technology Inc. is recruiting the engineering schools of the University of Utah and Brigham Young University to teach courses in Boise. Officials from both schools will visit Micron in …


Raising The Score With The Help Of Residents And Teachers, Bemiss Elementary Offers A Place For Community To Help Themselves And Their Children

1. Konna Xiong proclaims her victories during game hour at Bemiss Elementary’s after school program. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. Jason Phyllis contemplates his next move during an afternoon …


More Guns, Weapons Brought Into Schools Districts Seek Community Response To Threat

Incidents of students bringing weapons to school were up in the Spokane Valley last year, and districts are reaching out to the community for help. “We’re trying to bring a …


Deer Park School District Seeking $5.5 Million Bond To Remodel Schools

The Deer Park School District will seek a $5.5 million bond in the May 16 election to completely remodel two schools and rewire two others for computer networks. On Monday …


Teen Gets Tattoo In Front Of Class

For his unique show-and-tell project, Nampa High School senior Tom Elisando had a tattoo done in class. Elisando asked English teacher Bonnie Robinson, parents and administrators if he could have …


Education Board Overrules Anne Fox Panel Accepts Goals 2000 Funds Over Superintendent’s Objections

Anne Fox opposes what she calls undue federal intrusion.


Seniors Can Try College For A Day Through Workshops At Scc

If you’re a senior citizen who typically has Mondays free, you’re in luck. While it won’t get you a diploma, “Go to College For a Day” will provide lots to …


Children Get A Kick Out Of Asthma Class

A group of kids got to touch real human lungs, learn karate and perform a skit - all to help them learn about asthma. Valley Hospital and Medical Center and …


Kids Cruising The Superhighway Spokane Companies Find Niche Teaching Youngsters To Use Computers

Ashley Varner, left, and Lauren Morse, right, learn about windows and hard drives with instructor Regina Ross at Harvard Park Children’s Center North. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Failure Of Charter Schools Bill Doesn’t Spell End To Proposal

A proposal to create two unusual schools in Post Falls isn’t dead, though state legislation that might have made their operation easier died this week. The controversial charter schools proposal …


Lakeland Agenda: Textbooks, Curricula

The Lakeland school district board will hear a presentation on proposed academic programs and textbooks at its regular meeting today. Curriculum committees made up of teachers and administrators have been …


Area Schools Considering Added Levies Post Falls May Decide Tonight To Seek Levy Of $450,000

The Legislature has decided what it’s giving schools this year, so now school districts have to decide if that’s enough. Post Falls School District is one of the earliest districts …


Class Spawns Knowledge Among Fourth-Graders Students Learn Firsthand How Salmon Reproduce

Rose Morphey,fourth-grade teacher SALMON, Idaho While biologists puzzle over how to keep salmon and steelhead runs returning to the Salmon River Valley, Rose Morphey’s fourthgraders are learning firsthand how hard …


Discovering Native Life Program Trying To Spark Light Of Pride In Indian Students

Culturally centered. At the Native Life Center, Liberty Queen, left, helps Flora Limberhand with a rawhide Indian shield she is making while Regina Cormier braids her hair. Photo by Colin …


Activist Proposes School Vouchers

An activist with the Republican Party and the Christian Coalition on Wednesday filed an initiative to allow parents a school voucher if they don’t think their kids are getting a …


Nic Ends Preferential Treatment All Students Will Register At The Same Time, Ending Policy Favoring Athletes, Nurses

Athletes, nurses and technical students will no longer get preferential treatment when registering for courses at North Idaho College. College President Bob Bennett and the administrative council have agreed to …


Disputes, Debate Continue At Chase Middle School Office Of Civil Rights Also Will Investigate; District’s Effort Criticized

Debate about tensions at Chase Middle School continued to be divided along racial lines at a Spokane School Board meeting Wednesday. “I would ask that we don’t have any more …


Seattle Couple Wants To Revamp State School System Initiative 642 Would Put Parents, Teachers In Charge

Jim and Fawn Spady wrote an initiative that would revamp public schools.


Whitworth Students Get Wired In Dorms Computer Ports Will Let Students Connect To World From Rooms

Whitworth College students won’t have to leave their dorm rooms this fall to get information from all over the world. After the university installs individual computer ports this summer, students …


Enrollment For Sprint March 15

Parents interested in enrolling their seventh- and eighth-grade children in the SPRINT program at Shaw Middle School are invited to attend a meeting March 15 at 7 p.m. at the …


On Lousy Day In Neighborhood, Panel Reduces Funds For Pbs Mr. Rogers, Vice President Gore Defend Spending On Educational TV

Mr. Rogers and Vice President Gore meet with children at a D.C. day care center. Photo by Associated Press


Chase Counselor Returns To The Fray School Trying To Mend Wounds From Accusations Of Racism

Counselor Lionel Harding-Thomas will return Monday to a polarized Chase Middle School, where he says he is under fire because he stands up for minority students. Meanwhile, two advisers from …


Discipline Policy Up For Revision Changes In Cda Schools Manual Up For Adoption Tonight

A drinking incident last fall involving the police chief’s son influenced the proposed new discipline policy at the Coeur d’Alene School District. That policy and other old, new and revised …


Courting Justice Gu Law Students Giving Kids At 30 Schools A Taste Of Legal System Basics Through `Street Law’ Program

Connie Stewart offers her opinion during jury deliberations at a mock trial at Logan Elementary School. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Temporary Rearrangement A Table For One Parents At Hayden Meadows Believe Cluster Seating Prevents Kids From Getting The Space They Need

Sandy Medved’s class at Sorensen Elementary has students sitting at desks made for four children each. Some parents at other schools believe placing the desks in single rows would create …


Women In Technical Careers Seek To Encourage Young Girls

Math and science hold little fascination for many teenage girls. In fact, while 81 percent of grade school girls said they enjoyed math, the percentage dropped to 61 percent by …


The Lesson Just Isn’t In The Cards

Who am I? It’s 1986. I am sitting on an idling Greyhound somewhere in rural Georgia, watching rain pulp the soil into a muddy clay, when that question announces itself. …


Lessons In Life Learning Centers Offer Opportunity For Adults To Gain Their Basic Education And Get Ahead

1. Student Kellie Peterson, left, gets help with her grammer lesson from aide Shelah Riggins at one of the adult education classes offered by Spokane Community College. Photo by Shawn …