Stories tagged: education
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.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
East Valley softball coach accused of asking player inappropriate questions about sexual activity
East Valley school officials put their high school softball coach on paid leave after a student accused him of asking questions about her sexual activity.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree
With college costs rising steadily and with more courses available online for free, some observers are beginning to question the need for a traditional college education that may include lectures …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Washington state school district halts international trips
A school district in Washington state has halted all international field trips over concerns students in the country illegally wouldn’t be able to get back in.
Sat., April 29, 2017
Spokane woman heading to D.C. to highlight importance of early childhood education
On Sunday, Katie Zobell will load her 23-month-old daughter Paige onto an airplane and fly across the country to speak to lawmakers in Washington D.C.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Private college mandates staff opposition to gay marriage
A private North Carolina Christian college is insisting that its faculty and staff sign a document that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. One faculty member says she and eight of …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 5 a.m.
ACLU report critical overall on school resource officers but cites Spokane Public Schools for good policing policy
Police in Washington schools are expensive, largely unregulated and widespread, according to a report published by the ACLU earlier this week. And although Spokane Public Schools’ school police force is …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017
North Pines Middle School announces third-quarter 2016-17 honor roll
North Pines Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Trump orders study of federal role in education
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that requires Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study whether and how the federal government has overstepped its legal authority in K-12 schools, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Inslee vetoes part of bill to help some Washington school districts find new sites
Gov. Jay Inslee partially vetoes bill designed to help school districts find affordable sites for new buildings, asks lawmakers to add protections for rural areas.
Wed., April 26, 2017, noon
Longtime North Central High drama teacher will take his final bows
There was that one time when a foreign exchange student didn’t realize that “dress shoes” were men’s shoes, not shoes for women to wear with a dress. And that one …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
U.S. colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest
Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
LED likely cause of small University of Idaho fire
University of Idaho officials have a identified a suspect they believe may be responsible for starting a small fire April 12 in the Administration Building.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
Santa Fe college, Seattle Film Institute partner on degree
Santa Fe Community College is partnering the Seattle Film Institute to offer an accelerated degree in film.
Sun., April 23, 2017
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.