Stories tagged: education
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Spokane schools’ summer STEM camps combat out-of-school slide
On a hot July day, Maudie Johnson, 9, is trying to solve a homicide. She’s bent over a Kindle, comparing and contrasting footprints taken from a crime scene down the …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Boy gets probation for starting fire at Montana high school
A teenager has been sentenced to probation and must pay restitution for an arson fire that caused $3 million in damage at a Montana high school.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Teacher charged with sexually abusing second student
A Salem-Keizer teacher arrested in June on sexual abuse charges involving a student is facing additional charges for allegedly abusing a second student under the age of 14.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Uproar over WSU athletes’ arrests prompts outreach to American Samoa
Key players in Pullman and at
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
With dying wish, Vietnam veteran receives diploma from North Central High School
After nearly half a century of waiting, a terminally ill Vietnam veteran received his high school diploma from North Central High School on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Spokane schools suspension rate drops, but disproportionality remains
Overall, Spokane Public Schools suspension rates have dropped 31 percent over the past two years, according to data collected by the district.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
Attorneys general to DeVos: Keep protections for sex assault victims
Attorneys general from Pennsylvania, New Mexico and more than a dozen other states are urging U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to keep in place protections for victims of sexual assault …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
‘Upskirt’ images case involving ex-teacher goes to jury
A prosecutor argued to jurors Tuesday he finds it odd that a former Evergreen High School teacher on trial for allegedly trying to take “upskirt” images of females, including students, …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
University of Montana may see third round of buyout offers
A third round of buyout offers may be coming to the University of Montana.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Statewide, more contested school board elections this year
Just over a quarter of all school board races in Washington will be contested this November.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Idaho to continue buying timberland and farmland
Idaho officials have decided to continue buying timberland and farmland to generate revenue for public schools following a financial consultant’s review of the state’s reinvestment plan.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
As summer drags on, some Spokane students see their college dreams melt away
When Jimmy Garrison learned he’d been accepted into Washington State University, he was overjoyed. Now, less than a year later, Garrison is back in Spokane working full time trying to …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Spokane school board member accused of DUI won’t run for state office
Paul Schneider, 42, the Spokane Public Schools board member who allegedly clipped a bicyclist with his car and and hit multiple other objects while driving drunk, will not run for …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
DeVos: Too many college students have been treated unfairly under sex assault policy
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday that too many students have been treated unfairly as colleges have sought to comply with Obama-era policy on handling sexual assault, but she declined …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
Education official apologizes anew, this time to victims
The Education Department’s top civil rights official’s “flippant” remarks are raising questions about the government’s commitment to fighting campus sexual violence, even as she issued her second apology in as …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
House to act quickly on bipartisan measure to expand GI Bill
House Republicans and Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday that would provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
DeVos considers whether to roll back Obama-era approach to campus sexual assault
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has refrained from saying whether her department will continue or reject the Obama administration’s controversial approach to cracking down on campus sexual violence. Now, as she …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Washington State University raising tuition by 2.2 percent
The Washington State University Board of Regents has voted to raise undergraduate tuition 2.2 percent for the coming school year.
Wed., July 12, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Education Notebook: Salk’s MESA team takes third place at nationals
Salk Middle School’s Math, Engineering, Science Achievement team placed third during the MESA National Engineering Design Competition on June 21-22 in Philadelphia.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
New Washington budget boosts money for special education programs
Spokane Public Schools will get an extra $3 million for special education students thanks to a change in state funding.
Wed., July 12, 2017, 12:10 a.m.
University High School posts its 2017 second semester honor roll
University High School has announced its second semester honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Texas family says teen killed himself in macabre ‘Blue Whale’ online challenge that’s alarming schools
Fifteen-year-old Isaiah Gonzalez was a soon-to-be sophomore who just joined the ROTC program at his high school. But on July 8, Gonzalez’ father Jorge stepped into his son’s bedroom in …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Saudis to allow girls to play sports in public schools
Saudi Arabia’s Education Ministry says it will introduce physical education classes for girls in public schools next year, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
With complicated, potentially contentious decisions on horizon, four vie for Spokane schools board seat
Spokane’s newest board member will inherit a slough of thorny and potentially contentious decisions in November.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Inslee signs improvements for schools, ends five-year struggle over funding
Major changes to Washington’s public school system, and the taxes that pay for it, become law.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Court records detail night of school board member’s DUI arrest
A Spokane school board member clipped a bicyclist while drunkenly driving home on a Wednesday night in June.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
WSU educator accused of fraud is not part of plea deal, lawyer says
A plea bargain may be in the works for co-defendants of the Washington State University assistant professor arrested last year for allegedly defrauding the federal government of more than $8 …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Ex-Kennewick teacher sentenced for raping student, sending nude videos to boys
A mother of two boys who received sexually explicit videos from a Kennewick teacher said she doesn’t know how to protect her kids if they’re not safe at school.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
19 AGs sue DeVos for delaying for-profit college rules
Democratic attorneys general in 18 states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuses by …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Mead High School second semester honor roll for the 2017
Mead High School has announced its second semester honor roll for 2017. The students are listed by grade level and grade-point average: Seniors