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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 …


Putting Science To The Test Cda Students Demonstrate The Wonders Of Our World At Science Fair

Whiz kids Fifth-grader Tyler Ward and his stepfather, David Mills, set up Tyler’s science fair experiment. His project featured an apparatus that artifically smoked a cigarette to display the anount …


Math Test Should Help Put Kids In Right Place Evhs Instituting A Competency Exam

As eighth-graders advance to East Valley High School, a math competency test could help determine where they’re placed. For years, say EVHS math teachers, students have been placed incorrectly, which …


Nine Mile District Reviews Accounting

The state auditor’s office asked the Nine Mile Falls School District to look into its accounting procedures after it overcharged a federal program by $3,063. The district complied with the …


EV Maintenance Considering Move

East Valley School District’s maintenance department might soon have a new home. The school board recently approved a two-year lease that will enable the department to move from its present …


Drug Abuse ‘Opened E’ Of Mead Parents Group Sends Out District-Wide Survey, Opens Anonymous Hot Line

Fifty Mead School District parents - meeting Tuesday night in the same school where three eighth-graders ingested LSD last fall discussed plans to eradicate drug use. Working for months on …


School Levies Set In Silver Valley Elections May 2 In Kellogg, Wallace; May 16 For Kootenai Joint District

Silver Valley schools are getting more money from the state, but it’s still not enough to cover all educational expenses, school officials say. With up-to-date financial figures in hand, school …


School Board Races Launched

Two conservative patrons are challenging moderate incumbents on the Post Falls school board in May elections. Elsewhere in North Idaho, patrons are showing mixed interest in open school board seats.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …