Stories tagged: education
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Sessions says U.S. will intervene in campus free speech cases
Decrying what he sees as political correctness run amok, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday the Justice Department will support students who sue universities claiming their free speech rights were …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
To ban or not to ban? School leaders consider classic George Orwell novel ‘1984’
More than 500 people have signed a petition denouncing Rigby High School administrators in southeast Idaho after it was reported administrators there are considering banning the classic George Orwell novel …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Idaho initiative helps admit 20,000 students to college
The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that more than 20,000 high school students have been admitted to Idaho’s public colleges and universities.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Principals’ principle pitch
What makes a high school special? We asked Spokane high school principals.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Major changes eyed in Idaho public school funding plan
An interim legislative committee is considering major changes to Idaho’s 23-year-old public school funding formula, including a shift to a student-based model.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
WSU president says no action to be taken against College Republicans
In an email to state lawmakers Friday afternoon, Washington State University President Kirk Schulz indicated no actions will be taken to revoke the WSU College Republicans’ status as a Registered …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
University approves land sale to Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport
The Pullman City Council is expected to vote on the deal on Tuesday.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
From military intelligence to medical school, UW student pursues her passions
Over an eleven-year career as an Air Force intelligence analyst, Kristel Hallsson worked on bases in South Korea, Iraq, Italy and Afghanistan. Now, the Snohomish native is back in her …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Idaho opts into national public safety broadband network
Idaho has joined 20 other states in an interstate communications network that allows public safety agencies to communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Freeman shooting highlights difficulty of keeping schools secure
The events at Freeman High School last week represent the fundamental challenge of school security: balancing the public nature of schools with safety and security.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Montana high school donates homecoming budget to fire relief
A Montana high school donated all of the money from its homecoming budget for fire relief in the state.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Anti-Trump, anti-Nazi graffiti found on Tacoma school
Tacoma Public Schools officials are investigating anti-Trump and anti-Nazi graffiti found on an elementary school.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Rural Idaho schools are hiring more unlicensed teachers
A number of rural Idaho school districts are struggling to lure licensed teachers to classrooms, causing the districts to hire more unlicensed educators.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
15,000 Montana students returning to school after cyber-threats
Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday at Flathead Valley public schools that were closed after several schools received cyber threats from an unknown person.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Support measures in place as Freeman students return to school
Freeman High School students will return to school Monday for the first time since violence erupted there last week.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Police respond to juvenile’s threat to bring weapon to Pinehurst Elementary
Kellogg Police were notified Thursday of a threat by a juvenile to bring a weapon to school.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
One victim in Freeman shooting released from hospital
One of the teenage girls shot and injured in Wednesday’s school shooting was released from the hospital Thursday, according to a hospital news release.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Richland officials, teachers agree to 1-year contract
Richland teachers and administrators have settled on a one-year contract.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Northwestern Montana school districts close due to threats
More than two dozen public and private schools in a northwestern Montana county canceled classes on Thursday after the school districts received threats via text message.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Moscow School District installs new security system
Visitors – and potential intruders – to schools in the Moscow School District will notice that gaining access to the buildings will not be quite as easy it as it …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
SCC welcomes students back with peaceful ceremony led by Tibetan Buddhist monks
Spokane Community College will begin the school year by bringing focus to world peace with the help of Tibetan Buddhist monks. Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
Three high school students arrested in fake shooting threat
Three Tennessee high school students who posted a fake shooting threat on social media have been arrested.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Former Fairchild Air Force Base commander joins Spokane school board
Brian Newberry, a former commander at Fairchild Air Force Base is Spokane’s newest school board member.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Big holdup for borrowers claiming for-profit college fraud
Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Idaho school board expels student who made bomb threat
An Idaho school board expelled an eighth-grade student who made a bomb threat.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Thousands of students return to school in storm-ravaged Houston
Tens of thousands of children are returning to school Monday in Houston, two weeks after Hurricane Harvey battered the city, flooding homes, sweeping away uniforms and school supplies, and shuttering …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Digital Detox: With the school year underway, parents can help set gradual boundaries about screen time
In general, children adapt to change best if it’s gradual and clear. That could mean slowly winding down the amount of time kids are playing video games, and setting clear …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Oregon authorities release ‘manifesto’ from mass shooting
Oregon authorities released a detailed report Friday on a mass shooting at a community college that includes a six-page, typewritten “manifesto” in which the shooter critiqued the methods of other …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Spokane school board draws closer to filling vacant seat
The Spokane Public Schools board of directors has narrowed their list of applicants for a vacant board seat to seven.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
DeVos planning to scrap Obama rules on campus sexual assault
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday declared that “the era or `rule by letter’ is over” as she announced plans to change the way colleges and university handle allegations of …