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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, …


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 …


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


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 …


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 - …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …