Stories tagged: education
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision
Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up “eating crap” instead.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Startup targets the TI calculators your kid lugs to class
Silicon Valley startup Desmos Inc. is going after one of the oldest names in technology, Texas Instruments Inc., in an area not normally associated with cutting-edge innovation: handheld calculators.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
LC students briefly evacuated for broken sprinkler head
Lewis and Clark High School was briefly evacuated this morning after a ball broke a fire sprinkler head in the gymnasium. The Spokane Fire Department responded. There was some minor …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Transportation director resigns after Idaho school bus crash
Officials with the Blaine County School District say its transportation director has resigned following a school bus crash that rolled over and injured more than a dozen students in April.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
State commission rejects UO’s planned tuition increase
The state Higher Education Coordinating Commission has rejected the University of Oregon’s plan to increase to raise in-state undergraduate tuition by more than 10 percent.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Portland to vote on tax hike to fix lead in schools
Voters in Oregon’s largest city are poised to vote on the biggest school bond in state history after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Keith Moo-Young leaving WSU Tri-Cities’ top job
WSU Tri-Cities’ Chancellor Keith Moo-Young is stepping down.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Spokane schools may change attendance boundaries in response to new housing developments near Spokane Falls Community College
Two new multifamily housing developments will likely prompt the first of many boundary changes for Spokane Public Schools.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Education Secretary DeVos booed while speaking at historically black university
Drawing shouts of “Liar!” and “Just go,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos powered through her commencement address Wednesday at a historically black university, even as many of the graduating students turned …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Idaho college to purchase geothermal aquifer to heat campus
An Idaho college is moving forward with plans to purchase a geothermal aquifer that can provide heat to most of its campus.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Educators value after-school program Trump wants to nix
As one group of squealing, chanting students smack a ball into the pavement in a heated game of four square, another finishes an after-school writing lesson inside Circleville Elementary School.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
In college test prep industry, cheaper options available
The online education platform Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board to provide free coaching for the SAT test. Top commercial programs cost around $1,000.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Rate of immunized kindergarteners in Washington a steady 85 percent
State health officials say the percentage of kindergarteners with the required vaccinations needed to start school remained steady at 85 percent.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Cuts put spotlight on student race questions on Los Angeles school forms
Across the country, school districts have long grappled with desegregation and pursued a range of policies including changing boundaries, opening magnet schools and focusing resources on campuses with nonwhite students.
Sun., May 7, 2017, midnight
Under fire from some health groups, changes to school lunch policies get thumbs up from local school nutritionists
Local school nutritionists applauded changes made to school lunch nutrition policies this week. The changes, which maintain current rules about sodium levels, milk fat content and whole grains, were announced …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
EPA buries climate-change site for kids
The Environmental Protection Agency has sidelined a website aimed at teaching schoolchildren about climate change, a public watchdog group has determined, as part of the agency’s efforts to align online …
Sat., May 6, 2017, midnight
Spokane Community College has announced its winter quarter 2017 honor roll. Students must earn a 3.0 grade-point average or higher for honor roll status. Students are listed by hometown.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6 p.m.
Georgia governor approves carrying concealed guns on campus
Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on Georgia’s public college campuses, despite the objections of state university leaders and his own veto …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
Sunscreen becomes legal in Washington schools
Sunscreen taken off the list of things students can’t have at school without a note from a parent and a doctor.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Glover Middle School gets $150,000 grant aimed at rethinking discipline
Glover Middle School received a $150,000 three-year grant Thursday aimed at providing restorative practices training for staff, while also providing supports for students suffering from trauma.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Study: School system more likely to hire whites than blacks
Virginia’s largest school system is far more likely to hire a white teacher applicant than an African-American, according to a study by professors at George Mason University.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
School bus cameras catch drivers who illegally pass
A school district in Washington that installed traffic-enforcement cameras on 15 school buses has begun to fine drivers after issuing warnings throughout April.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Teen sentenced for arson that damaged Helena High
A 13-year-old Helena girl has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to attend inpatient chemical dependency treatment as part of a Youth Court plea agreement for her role in …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Trump asks Congress to extend school choice programs
President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Congress to work with him on extending school choice programs nationwide to benefit millions of students, including low-income African-American and Hispanic children.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
A new $25,000 grant hopes to fund programs that serve Spokane-area youth outside of school.
A new $25,000 grant is designed to fund programs that serve Spokane-area youth outside of school.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Low-income, minority students lag in high school grad rates
Despite rising national graduation rates, low-income and minority students continue to lag behind their peers in finishing high school, according to a study released Wednesday.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Oregon plans broader rating system for schools
Oregon intends to shift how it evaluates schools and intervenes in those with the poorest results, moving from the rigid model required under No Child Left Behind to a more …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Developers move on UO student apartment tower plan
Out-of-state developers are moving forward with a plan in Eugene to build a towering 12-story apartment complex for University of Oregon students.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Parents upset by school district policy on seizing student phones to delete fight videos
When two girls started brawling at Chase Middle School last week, several other students responded as kids tend to do nowadays: They pulled out their cellphones and started recording. But …
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene school district announces plan for hiring new superintendent
The Coeur d’Alene School Board of Trustees hope to name an interim superintendent by June 30, according to a news release.