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Batt Wants UI Surplus For Boise

Republican Gov. Phil Batt wants cash-strapped budget writers to earmark the $2 million he had analysts identify as unneeded payroll money given the University of Idaho to underwrite expanded engineering …


Aba Says No To School Prayer

The American Bar Association went on record Tuesday against a Republican-led attempt in Congress to return officially sanctioned prayers to the nation’s public schools. However, the 370,000-lawyer group chose as …


Higher Ed Funding Called Inadequate President Says WSU Favors 4.3 Percent Tuition Increase

Washington State University President Sam Smith complained Tuesday that colleges and universities are taking a back seat in the funding of state services. Four-year institutions are expected to receive only …


Colored Overlays Help Kids Conquer Reading Problems

Lupe Castaneda slid a piece of colored plastic over the paperback page and read smoothly as teacher Mary Hunter loomed above his shoulder with a look of satisfaction. Lupe, a …


Schools Win $90,000 Grant

Spokane School District 81 recently got $90,000 for improving schools from the federal Goals 2000 program. It was the largest Goals 2000 amount awarded in Washington.


Apple Program Sets Open House

The Spokane School District 81 APPLE program will hold two open houses to explain the parent participation programs now operating in three city schools. Parents interested in enrolling their elementary …


Colleges Caught In Crunch State Funding Shrinks, But Number Of College-Age Residents To Increase

FOR THE RECORD: (February 5, 1995): Tuition at state colleges has more than doubled in the last decade. A headline in Sunday’s newspaper was inaccurate. Nita Rinelart, D-Seattle, has sponsored …


CV Board Seeks Ways To Ease Overcrowded Classes

Central Valley School Board members will meet Monday to mull a solution to the district’s overflowing classrooms, including a possible bond issue. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the …


`Eco-Adventure’ Show Brings Environmental Message To Kids

Performer Jim Valley leads schoolchildren on an ecologic adventure at Madison Elementary School as part of a multimedia presentation on environmental threats to the Spokane area. Photo by Dan McComb/The …


CV Students Recognized For Outstanding Efforts In Arts

Central Valley School District students served up a smorgasbord of award-winning artwork, music, literature and photography last weekend. Winners of the 1995 Parent Teacher Association Reflections were honored at an …


In Transition Mechanic Gives Up Lucrative Job To Work On Young Minds

1. Tim Lorentz flies around his classroom as a student pauses before entering. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Tim Lorentz talks with students at the YWCA.


Student Allowed To Finish Year At Linwood Hard-Of-Hearing Child Finally Must Swap Districts Or Move

Alex Achten works with first grade teacher Debbie Dunhan on math problems at Linwood Elementary on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Senate Rejects Standards For Teaching History Western Civilization Presented Poorly, Gorton Resolution Says

The Senate voted 99-1 Wednesday to repudiate proposed new standards for teaching children history, saying they present Western civilization in an unflattering light. The resolution, introduced by Sen. Slade Gorton, …


Voter Survey Shows CV Goals On Target

Registered voters in the Central Valley School District think the district is on target with goals it set for itself and students in 1992, according to a recent survey. “We’re …


Results Are In Valley’s Standardized Test Scores Fluctuated From School To School - Ness Elementary Stands Out As Most Improved

1. Eileen Lovell’s fourth-graders at Ness Elementary join her on the floor for a math discussion. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Spencer Smith gets one-on-one tutoring from education assistant …


Program Teaches New Spelling Tricks

Spelling isn’t just the ABC’s anymore - at least for the 10 elementary schools in a new spelling program designed to improve Spokane School District 81’s low spelling scores. Students …


Family Seminar Being Held

A seminar on Family, Parenting and Finance will be presented at Faith Bible Church, W411 Indiana, on Friday. Jim Rickard of Stewardship Foundation of Newhall, Calif., and Gary and Anne …


Lowry’s Higher Ed Plan Blasted Governor’s Proposal Finds No Defenders In Legislature

Paying for college: Gov. Lowry’s plan drew heavy criticism Tuesday. File/The Spokesman-Review


Grade Inflation Makes High Marks Mean A Lot Less

A “C” grade on a report card used to mean the student’s work was average, but a “B” has replaced that, say pupils and teachers in Boise and Meridian. Students, …


Test Scores Level Off After Big Climb In ‘93 But School Administrators Caution That Test Scores Can’t Replace Ideas

After a big climb in 1993, test scores in Spokane School District 81 stayed on cruise control in 1994 except for a significant jump in 11th-grade math scores.


Bob Soothes Pc Phobia

Haven’t got a clue about computers? Say hello to Bob, Microsoft Corp.’s latest attempt to make computers accessible to the technologically challenged.


Improvements Are Elementary Some Grade-School Results Up; Secondary Scores Stagnant

Test scores increased in 15 of Spokane School District 81’s 35 elementary schools. But most junior high and high school scores remained about the same as last year, except for …


Students Behind In Basics Test Shows Idaho Students Score Higher In Advanced Skills, But Lag In Rudimentary Areas

Basic academic skills in Idaho are still lagging behind other skills, according to results from the latest Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Though students statewide tended to score higher in …