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  • Boundary County to close school

    The Boundary County School Board announced Thursday it will close Evergreen Elementary School in Moyie Springs, Idaho, to offset a $250,000 budget deficit. Teachers and staff will meet today to …

  • District to reveal budget plan today

    Boundary County School District officials will announce today their plan to deal with a $250,000 budget shortfall. On June 8, voters decided against closing Naples Elementary School to fill the …

  • Scores slip with new Washington state test

    For the third year in a row, more than 90 percent of high school seniors passed Washington’s reading and writing assessment tests required for graduation. Scores dropped slightly in writing …

  • Central Valley High teacher Steve Bernard closes career

    Walking into Steve Bernard’s classroom at Central Valley High School can be a little unsettling when you look at the pictures on the walls. There are large pictures of Adolf …

  • Voters save school from closure

    Voters in Boundary County, Idaho, voted Tuesday to keep Naples Elementary School open. Unofficial results showed 58 percent of voters supported keeping the school, with 42 percent voting for closure.

  • Coeur d’Alene school board OKs late Monday start

    Coeur d’Alene school trustees have approved a schedule change to give teachers two hours of preparation and collaboration time on Monday mornings.

  • Dire budget forces drastic proposal in Boundary County

    NAPLES, Idaho – Colorful art projects and papers came down from the walls of Naples Elementary School as the smell of cleaning spray marked the end of the school year. …

  • Test results will be mailed out soon

    OLYMPIA – High school students who took the statewide achievement tests this spring will be receiving their scores sometime in the next week or so.

  • David S. Broder: Second education rescue necessary

    While the nation remains preoccupied by the drama of the oil leak in the Gulf, which consumes an inordinate portion of time and attention in the media, a struggle of …

  • Wash. high school test results will be in the mail

    High school students who took the statewide achievement tests this spring will be receiving their scores sometime in the next week or so. These are the first results from the …

  • States to establish uniform standards for teaching

    By third grade, students should know how to write a complex sentence and add fractions, no matter if they live in Georgia or California.

  • North Central High School honors high-achieving kids

    For her 9th birthday, Sam Pryor asked for cat and dog food instead of presents so she could donate it to an animal shelter. She was 16 when she hit …

  • 9 of 10 school districts sign on for Race to the Top

    Nearly 9 out of 10 school districts in Washington have signed on to an application to win as much as $250 million in federal money through a program known as …

  • Wash. may not get any more school stimulus dollars

    The director of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s Washington, D.C., office hopes a visit home will influence members of Congress to think again about sending more money to public schools to avoid …

  • Spokane schools funding plan makes dropout prevention a priority

    A little savings, slightly higher property taxes, some conservative projections and $54 million in cuts during the last eight years means Spokane Public Schools will be able to avoid trimming …

  • Facing the future

    College career counselors this year have better news for graduates trying to land a job: Things are not as bleak as they were a year ago. There are jobs to …

  • Wash. gets $17.3M from feds to track student data

    Thanks to a $17.3 million grant from the federal government, Washington education officials will soon be able to track students from pre-school to college and their first job.

  • Washington to apply for Race to Top funds

    With 95 percent of the school districts signing on, Gov. Chris Gregoire has announced Washington will submit an application for the federal Race to the Top funds.

  • 212 Wash. districts sign up for Race to the Top

    Washington education officials say 212 school districts have signed on to the state’s application for federal reform dollars through Race to the Top.

  • School counselors help with issues beyond academics

    Teachers wear many hats. As more students struggle with poverty, developmental disorders, social pressures and the breakdown of families, educators often find themselves shouldering responsibilities that go way beyond the …

  • Schools’ budget reality strikes hard

    Consecutive years of belt-tightening are leaving Inland Northwest school districts with fewer notches available to further cinch up their spending. Temporary federal funds for education in the 2009-’11 biennium helped …

  • School program protested

    Foes of an internationally focused curriculum offered in some North Idaho schools have been taking to the streets to publicize their fears that the program spreads anti-American ideology. Kootenai County …

  • Mead, Mt. Spokane effort fills bus with books

    Mead and Mt. Spokane high school seniors recently went above and beyond for their senior project and filled the bus for kids in need – who love to read. The …

  • New statewide ed tests next week, some on computer

    Online testing begins this week for some Washington students in grades six through eight. The new Measures of Student Progress — the tests replacing the WASL in the younger grades …

  • Join the group for grounded experiences with wildlife

    A full schedule of area events is evolving this month to help people connect with critters and their habitats. Among the highlights: Learn to Bird workshop series, this week: A …

  • Cheney Middle school’s third-quarter honor roll

    Cheney Middle School recently announced students named to the third quarter honor roll. Students are listed by their grade level. Eighth grade

  • Census says women equal to men in advanced degrees

    Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women …

  • High school scholars will be honored

    On Monday, 138 high school seniors will be honored with the 2010 Medal of Academic Achievement by the Spokane Scholars Foundation. Now in its 18th year, the foundation awards $60,000 …

  • Ferris presents ‘Our Town’

    Ferris High School’s drama department will present “Our Town,” beginning tonight at 7 p.m. at Ferris. The show will run Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and April 23 and …

  • Retired Coeur d’Alene teachers co-author second whodunit

    Three retired Coeur d’Alene High School English teachers who have collaborated on two murder mystery novels say they followed Mark Twain’s advice to “write what you know.” The one exception: …



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