Stories tagged: education
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
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
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.
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.