Stories tagged: education
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Labrador blasts Boise State president following rally criticism
Idaho’s U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says maybe it’s time for Boise State University President Bob Kustra to resign after Kustra criticized the Republican congressman’s response to a recent white supremacist …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
University of Texas takes down four Confederate statues overnight
The University of Texas removed four Confederate statues from its Austin campus early Monday morning, amid growing pressure to take down such monuments in the wake of racist violence in …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine welcomes inaugural class
More than a dozen Washington State University deans, faculty and guests helped welcome the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s inaugural class at a ceremony Friday, where the 60 doctors-to-be …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
A political scientist has discovered a surprising way to increase voter turnout. It starts in childhood.
Political scientist finds that children who received social skills training were noticeably more likely to vote.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Poor, minority families often left out of education discussions
For many low-income and minority families, getting involved with the school system can be a struggle. Tight budgets, odd work hours and the sometimes bureaucratic systems keep some families at …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Energy Secretary makes 1st Tri-City area stop, says it’s a chance to learn
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s visit to the Mid-Columbia is “an edification” – the chance to see firsthand the work being done at places like the Hanford nuclear reservation and …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Former WSU College Republican president James Allsup radicalized campus politics, students say
Before James Allsup was a burgeoning alt-right celebrity traveling the country and speaking at rallies, he led a takeover of his college’s young Republican organization.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Pride Prep, one of Spokane’s two charter schools, is starting a high school
Students at Pride Prep were given an unusual assignment this spring: Design their high school.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
DeVos kicks off emotional battle over campus sexual assault rules
After barely surviving her confirmation battle and facing sporadic protests during visits to schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could hardly have teed up a more fraught, emotional and divisive issue …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Sue Lani Madsen: Back to school shopping doesn’t have to be a hassle
Students have always been expected to bring their own basic supplies. The cost of fully funding the supplies list for a typical 5th grader is $30 to $60 or more …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
DeVos say school vouchers part of tax overhaul discussions
More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
DeVos says she didn’t decry racism enough
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation’s historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, saying that in …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Idaho State University president to retire next year
Idaho State University President Arthur Vailas says he will retire next summer after more than a decade at the school.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Teacher in sexting case to be tried in Walla Walla
A Tri-City teacher, who reportedly has submitted his resignation, pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to three criminal charges related to accusations he was sexting with a Walla Walla County teenager …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
University of Montana president search down to 13
A committee searching for the next president of the University of Montana plans to meet with 13 semifinalists later this month.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Spokane schools classroom roster announcement process varies school to school
As a hot and smokey summer drags along parents and some elementary children start looking ahead and wondering what teacher will I have? And, who will be my classmates?
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Idaho schools try new tactics to combat teacher shortage
Desperate for candidates, many south-central Idaho school districts are recruiting more aggressively. And the struggle is more pronounced in rural towns, which have to compete with larger school districts on …
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
At WSU, students from 54 universities report research
From rats self-administering vaporized methamphetamine to forest management to optimizing robotic arms for medical purposes, the subjects of undergraduate research projects were all over the map Friday at Washington State …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
Esteemed Ebola researcher at UW fired for sexual harassment
A University of Washington researcher has been fired at the conclusion of a sexual harassment investigation against him.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
Achievements: SFCC Honor Roll
Spokane Falls Community College has announced its spring quarter 2017 honor roll. Students must earn a 3.0 grade-point average or higher for honor roll status. Students are listed by hometown.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Kennewick teacher resigns after arrest for sexting with student
A Kennewick elementary school teacher has submitted his resignation, one week after his arrest for allegedly sexting with a teen girl in Walla Walla County.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
50 ‘big-hearted’ motorcyclists escort bullied sixth-grader to first day of school
Call it the kindness of strangers, a simple gift. Or call it what you will. We know it when we see it and this vignette from DeKalb, Indiana, is the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Parents, advocates address Spokane Public Schools in hope of influencing budget
Parents and advocates addressed the Spokane Public Schools board of directors Wednesday night in an effort to guide the creation of the district’s annual budget.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools announces process to fill vacant board seat
The Spokane school district is looking to fill a vacant board seat.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Seattle man raises money to pay Spokane students’ lunch debts
A Seattle man has raised about $3,500 to pay Spokane students’ outstanding lunch debts.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
University of Idaho branches out with new degrees and online options
Three years after University of Idaho President Chuck Staben said his goal for the UI was a 50 percent increase in enrollment by 2024, a combination of ease of enrollment …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
One dead, one missing after explosion, collapse at Minneapolis school
One school staff member has been found dead but another is still unaccounted for following a natural gas explosion Wednesday at a college prep school in Minneapolis, authorities said.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Schulz: WSU needs to save money, will tighten financial belt
Washington State University will introduce a new hiring process that will include a careful examination by executive personnel of all hiring requests and justification of the need to fill positions, …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Spokane schools to present proposed budget to community Wednesday
Community members can comment on a proposed Spokane Public Schools budget, Wednesday.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 6 a.m.
Mermaid school: Learning to swim with a tail
Playing mermaid can get so realistic that girls can buy a tail. But – water being unforgiving – kids (and adults, there are adult-size tails) have to know what they’re …