Stories tagged: education
Sat., May 19, 2018
Couple donates $1 million toward WSU cancer research lab
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine on Tuesday dedicated a cancer research lab to Tamara Hennings, who died from cancer in 2012. Her parents
Thu., May 17, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Salmon migration lessons like fantasy football for fish, with 2,000 classrooms playing
To raise awareness about high mortality rates for steelhead and salmon in Puget Sound waters, “Survive the Sound” invites students to track juvenile steelhead as they travel to the ocean …
UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Bill Gates gives $44M to influence state education plans
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms.
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Ferris High’s Mandy Manning, the National Teacher of the Year, prepares to deliver her message
Three weeks after being named the National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning finally has a chance to reflect.
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 7:20 a.m.
Justice, mission and choice: Mercy Corps mission director offers words of advice at Gonzaga commencement
Dwonch, the mission director for Mercy Corps in Palestine, delivered the keynote address for Gonzaga’s 1,070 students at the undergraduate commencement ceremony Sunday morning.
UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Banana dragons, pirates and a ninja: First graders debut their scripts at Kids Korner Playwright Festival
If the audience seemed a tad youthful on opening night at the Stage Left Theater, Thursday, the playwrights themselves were just as young – first graders, to be exact.
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 8:04 a.m.
Pride in heritage on display at Stevens Elementary Cultural Awareness Night
The students and families at Stevens Elementary School found something special to celebrate Thursday evening: themselves.
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
Dumpster diving WSU artist puts the ‘grunge’ in ‘grunge aesthetic’
For WSU fine arts graduate Collin Horner, discarded material like cardboard is more than just landfill.
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
State STEM scholarship expanding to encompass new skills
Thanks to bipartisan support in the Legislature, the $200 million public-private scholarship program is being expanded to help students gain specialized skills at community and technical colleges – skills such …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 11:01 p.m.
Justices: Teachers not required to report own child’s abuse
Teachers in Washington are supposed to tell authorities when they believe a student has suffered abuse or neglect, but the state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday the requirement doesn’t necessarily apply …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Arizona teachers vote to walk off job in first-ever statewide strike
Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 11:59 a.m.
Washington implementing new system for judging schools
Parents have a new way to examine how schools are doing in Washington state. State Superintendent Chris Reykdal said the new system will help administrators, teachers and parents identify deficiencies …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
$60,000 split among top students in Spokane County; Lewis and Clark represented in each category
Connor Cremers only remembers one lesson from his kindergarten class. It was a math lesson with snowmen. He was hooked. Recognized as the top science student in Spokane County, he …
Sun., April 15, 2018
Preventing teen suicide: How to help
Teens often turn to their peers when thoughts of suicide cross their minds, but everyone has a role to play. Here are some of the warning signs to look out …
Sun., April 15, 2018
Shawn Vestal: Students may be most important actors in preventing teen suicide
The students and administrators at NC are harnessing an underutilized dynamic – the power of students talking to students – in a new suicide-prevention effort.
Sat., April 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
State program drives foster children toward teen milestone
After he aged out of foster care in California, Patrick Nickell got a plumbing job. Unable to drive to work, he ended up taking the bus two hours each way, …
Sat., April 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: At WSU, sometimes appropriate tech bests high-tech
Walk into The Spark on the WSU Pullman campus and it’s clearly all about high-tech high-performance. Except the bathrooms.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 5 a.m.
WSU researchers look to fish for insight on human skull development
Fish research at Washington State University could lead to advances for human health by increasing the knowledge of some developmental disorders that cause facial deformities.
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 1:44 p.m.
New state program expands options for college savings
State residents will have more options for college savings under the new Washington College Savings Program went into effect this month.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Lawmakers to court: We did what you ordered on school reforms
Committee says the Legislature has complied with state Supreme Court order to meet its duty and give adequate financial support to public schools.
Tue., March 27, 2018, 4:21 p.m.
Apple unveils pencil support for $329 iPad at school event, wants to be more involved in classrooms
Apple wants to play a more prominent role in education, but it isn’t willing to cut prices to make the grade.
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Thousands rally through downtown at Spokane’s March For Our Lives
Flurries of snow blew across Riverfront Park as thousands of people, many of them middle- and high-school students, rallied against gun violence Saturday.
Thu., March 22, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Expressions of grief, disbelief after Coeur d’Alene High School principal’s apparent suicide
Coeur d’Alene High School and the surrounding community learned Wednesday that its principal, Troy Schueller, had been found at home with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He later passed away …
Thu., March 22, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
After shooting threats, Mary Walker School District in Stevens County to reopen Friday
Mary Walker School District in Stevens County announced schools would be open Friday as normal.
Thu., March 22, 2018
Mary Walker School District closed Thursday, possible shooting threats reported
An alert sent to families of Mary Walker School District students warned of school closure Thursday, while some early reports noted the possibility of a shooting threat.
Mon., March 19, 2018, 5 a.m.
Host families give a boost to WSU med students
As part of its effort to be a community medical school, each of the 60 students in WSU’s inaugural class is assigned to a city for clinical rotations: Everett, Vancouver, …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Allegations of coercion raised in harassment case against former SFCC president
Newly filed court records reveal details of sexual harassment allegations against Darren Pitcher, the former acting president of Spokane Falls Community College who resigned last month in the middle of …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
In their own voice: Students offer thoughts about school walkouts
The Spokesman-Review asked local high school students to share, in their own words, why they plan to walk out of class Wednesday morning to demand stricter gun policies. Their reasons …
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: ‘We’re really tired of sitting around waiting for the adults’
Like everyone else in their generation, today’s students grew up in the shadow of the mass shootings. Wednesday, teens across Spokane are protesting that it’s time for change.
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 1:12 a.m.
Not throwing away their shot: MEAD Alternative students are headed to ‘Hamilton’
Forty students from MEAD Alternative High School were selected for a daylong workshop in Seattle, where they’ll work with the musical’s cast, perform original numbers and, finally, attend the show …