Stories tagged: education
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:43 A.M.
Mt. View School District closer to guns on campuses
Mountain View School District inched closer Monday night toward adopting a policy that would allow school personnel to carry weapons on its campuses.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
Students could face expulsion for racially charged video
Two high school students could face expulsion after they allegedly made a video in which they use a racial epithet to refer to the school’s principal and black students at …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 11:59 P.M.
100 years ago in Pullman: Washington State College president accuses University of Washington of encroachment
From our archive, 100 years ago A turf war between the University of Washington and Washington State College (now Washington State University) broke out into the open.
UPDATED: MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 4:01 P.M.
Judge who gave Brock Turner six months for sexual assault cleared of misconduct
A California agency that oversees judicial discipline in the state says a judge committed no misconduct when he sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 8:36 A.M.
Portland researcher studies urban coyotes
Coyotes are a fairly common sight in rural areas of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, and landowners might instinctively reach for the rifle if they see one in the …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 10:21 A.M.
WSU fraternities, sororities release ‘culture-changing’ plan
Sexual violence, drug abuse, alcohol abuse and mental health problems, although all different issues, are closely related, according to a recently released statement from the Washington State University Panhellenic and …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 7:57 A.M.
School bus carrying 19 swerves to avoid deer, overturns
Elementary school students in eastern North Carolina are being treated for injuries after their school bus overturned when the driver said he swerved to avoid deer that ran in front …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 7:31 A.M.
Police: School resource officer shot at while driving
A Billings school resource officer says his patrol car was shot at while he was driving around the city.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 10:22 A.M.
Guns in schools: Colorado school district to allow teachers to arm themselves
A rural Colorado school district decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 9:18 A.M.
Gun-friendly Liberty University to open on-campus shooting range
Liberty University is planning to open a state-of-the-art shooting range on campus next fall as part of the conservative Evangelical Christian School’s commitment to promoting gun ownership and firearm sports.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016
Common Core scores provide lessons
Given the states’ apples-oranges comparisons, one path forward for Washington is to compare its own results year-by-year to evaluate whether students are increasing their mastery of the material.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 5:46 P.M.
For-profit honors college changes language in response to complaint
American Honors, a for-profit honors college, has changed language on its website in response to concerns raised by
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 11:41 A.M.
Head Start is underfunded and unequal, according to a new study
Head Start, the federal program that provides education, nutrition and health services to low-income children and their families, is not adequately funded and is administered so differently from state to …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 8:53 A.M.
Oklahoma girl, 13, accused of plotting mass attack on school
Police have arrested a 13-year-old girl suspected of plotting a mass shooting at her northern Oklahoma high school.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016
Education Notebook: Spokane streaming school concerts
Also this week: Cheney marching band and colorguard finish award-winning season.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 6:46 P.M.
Local educators praise Inslee’s funding plan, but express concerns about levy reductions
Some local educators are cautiously optimistic about the education funding plan announced Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee, praising the increased funding but questioning whether the plan will be approved.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 5:50 P.M.
Arkansas school board member called on to resign over blackface photo
The Arkansas NAACP and several residents are calling for the resignation of a school board member in eastern Arkansas after photos surfaced of him at a Halloween party in blackface …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 1:41 P.M.
Lawsuit: Men treated unfairly in college sex assault cases
A former Drake University student who says the Des Moines-based university failed to consider his allegations of sexual assault against a female student but believed her allegations against him is …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants to raise taxes and funnel nearly $4 billion more into schools over the next two years
Gov. Jay Inslee unveils a plan to spend more for schools and pay for it with tax increases
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 9:57 A.M.
Kansas woman who graduated from college at age 95 has died
A Kansas woman who became national news when she graduated from college at the age of 95, and continued taking classes until she was 100, has died.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 1:40 P.M.
Oregon health officials release map of schools’ lead tests
Oregon health officials have released an interactive map to allow people to look up results for drinking water lead tests in their local schools.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 8 A.M.
Audit: Teacher assessments are playing hooky
When it meets Thursday, Idaho’s State Board of Education will discuss next steps after an audit showed 99 percent of teacher assessments from the 2014-15 school year were incomplete, late …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 7:03 A.M.
Snow, ice cause slick roads, delayed flights, tardy school buses
Snow was making roads slick this morning in most parts of the Inland Northwest, but moderating daytime temperatures is turning a lot of it to slush
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 6:15 A.M.
For-profit American Honors program, offered at Community Colleges of Spokane, draws scrutiny
A national for-profit honors program offered at Community Colleges of Spokane has drawn scrutiny for making claims that some parents and higher education officials say don’t live up to promises. …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:38 P.M.
WSU announces second, broader, review of student discipline
Following widespread criticism and a court of appeals ruling, Washington State University announced Friday a broad review of its student conduct process.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:24 P.M.
Controversial far-right speaker at WSU prompts need for funds for extra security
Washington State University College Republicans are scrambling to raise $1,000 for security costs associated with a visit of Milo Yiannopoulos, a far-right speaker and editor of Breitbart News, with little …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
Oregon law requires screening students for dyslexia
Legislation passed in Oregon is shining a new light on dyslexia, an often misunderstood learning disability.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 4:36 P.M.
Washington charter school law best in nation, according to report
Washington State’s reinstated charter school law is the best in the nation - tied with Indiana and Nevada - according to the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 2:15 P.M.
K-12 standardized testing rules could mean fewer exams for students
Aiming to reduce test-taking in America’s classrooms, the Obama administration released final rules Wednesday to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 1:29 P.M.
Oregon officials launch database for results of lead tests
State health and education officials in Oregon have launched an online database that allows parents to find out how much lead is in the water in their children’s school.