Stories tagged: education
Sun., April 23, 2017, midnight
Chronic absenteeism in Spokane-area schools a persistent problem
According to new data released by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, chronic absenteeism is a particular problem for low-income students, special education students and homeless students.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Superintendent of Coeur d’Alene School District resigns
Superintendent Matt Handelman has resigned from his position as Superintendent of the Coeur D’Alene School District after accepting a new position with Evergreen Public Schools.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
University of Oregon plans to trim spending by $4.5 million
The University of Oregon plans to cut $4.5 million in spending from its 2017-18 budget.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Oregon high school changing mascot from Indians to Mustangs
The Marcola School Board voted Wednesday night to drop the Indians nickname and mascot at Mohawk High School. Final approval of the mascot change is scheduled for the board’s May …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Researchers developing map to predict future farmland loss
Idaho researchers are working on a map that might be able to estimate how much farmland southwestern Idaho will lose by the end of the century and where the loss …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Missing Tennessee student found safe; teacher arrested in California
A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher more than a month ago was found safe in California and the teacher was arrested, authorities said Thursday.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
University of Montana to offer buyout and retirement options
A state higher education official says the University of Montana will offer buyouts or early retirement options to 80 to 100 employees in an effort to reduce school spending.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Supreme Court case on playground touches on separation of church and state
The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it will decide an important case on the separation of church and state in favor of a Missouri church that wants state money to …
Wed., April 19, 2017, noon
Education notebook: ‘Doll Shop’ a North Central tradition
North Central High School will present the 25th production of “The Doll Shop” April 27-29 and May 3-5 at the North Central Performing Arts Center. The show, which is produced …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
University of Idaho seeks athletic bailout, 7% tuition increase
The University of Idaho Athletics Department has downsized its request for additional funding from a total of $7.79 million by fiscal year 2020 to a one time bail-out of an …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
WSU fraternities shut down in 2012, 2014 may be reinstated
A pair of fraternities shut down in 2012 and 2014 will return to Washington State University’s Greek Row this fall as associate members and may earn full membership by spring …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Deaths of despair: Millennials turn to drugs, suicide in unforgiving job market
Ryan Johnson was 22 when he succumbed to a heroin addiction that had intensified as the Erie, Pennsylvania, high school graduate grew disillusioned with his future. His mother found him …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
University of Idaho to ask for 6 percent tuition hike
The University of Idaho is set to ask for a tuition increase double what it got last year, when the Idaho State Board of Education meets Wednesday in Moscow.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane considers moving sixth-graders to middle school to comply with class-size mandate
Sixth-graders in Spokane may be moved into middle school and attendance boundaries will change by 2021, according to Spokane Public Schools.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Here are Spokane’s top scholars in 6 categories. They just split $60,000.
Jonas LaPier has worked as a research assistant at Eastern Washington University for nearly three years. And soon he’ll graduate from Central Valley High School. “I like science,” said LaPier, …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Washington tries to help foster children graduate on time
New law directs schools to help foster children keep up with coursework, graduate on time.
Sun., April 16, 2017, midnight
At Spokane-area schools, Gay Straight Alliances reflect an evolution in attitude
There has been a broad cultural shift throughout schools in the Spokane area, according to members and advisers of local alliances interviewed by The Spokesman-Review. While progress has been uneven …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Washington state pushes to let kids use sunscreen in school
Washington state lawmakers are pushing forward with a proposal that allows students to use sunscreen at school without a note from a doctor and parent, a rule that six other …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Police investigating decades of alleged sex abuse at Connecticut boarding school
Wallingford Police Chief William J. Wright is reviewing a report in which Choate Rosemary Hall acknowledged decades of sexual abuse of students by former teachers at the elite private boarding …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
Two Spokane Scholar alums set to speak at 25th anniversary banquet
For the first time ever the two featured speakers at the Spokane Scholars banquet will be alums of the program.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 5:13 a.m.
Million-dollar teachers: Cashing in by selling their lessons
Miss Kindergarten is in the million-dollar club. So are Lovin Lit, the Moffatt Girls and about a dozen other teacher-entrepreneurs who are spinning reading, math, science and social studies into …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
University of Michigan unveils 1,500-pound Rubik’s Cube
Some past and present University of Michigan mechanical engineering students have unveiled a 1,500-pound tribute to one of the all-time great brain teasers.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Ex-school superintendent pleads innocent to sex charge
A former Kennewick school superintendent has pleaded innocent to arranging to have sex with two girls at a hotel.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Hillary Clinton lauds free New York tuition plan as a progressive first
Hillary Clinton says the nation’s first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
Vaccination rate jumps in California after tougher inoculation law
The vaccination rate for California’s kindergartners jumped this fall from the previous year, with the percentage of students with all required vaccinations rising to 96 percent from 93 percent.
Wed., April 12, 2017, noon
Area scholars to be honored
Spokane high school seniors will be honored for their academic achievement Monday at the 25th annual Spokane Scholars Foundation Banquet.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Colleges can get free doses of naloxone for students overdosing on heroin and other opioids
Colleges will be able to get several free doses of a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses, a sign of the widening impact of the deadly epidemic and increased efforts …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Lawmakers consider allowing sunscreen in schools
OLYMPIA – The House has passed a bill that would no longer require a doctor’s note in order for Washington state students to use sunscreen at school. The Democratic-controlled chamber …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college
There’s a big string attached to New York’s free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state after graduation or else pay back the benefit.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Proposed Idaho med school goes before accreditation board again
A proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school in Idaho may have to delay its opening date a year if a national accreditation agency does not sign off on its plans this …