Stories tagged: education
Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations
President Donald Trump signed bills Monday overturning two Obama-era education regulations, continuing the Republican majority’s effort to undo key pieces of the previous administration’s legacy.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Maryland teen planned violent attack at her school, authorities say
A shotgun, ammunition and bomb-making materials were found at the Maryland home of an 18-year-old student planning an attack at her high school, authorities announced Monday.
Sun., March 26, 2017
Survey finds exchange students think US high schools easier
Despite a push in recent years to make the U.S. education system more competitive and effective, foreign exchange students continue to view American high school experience as much less stimulating, …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Community Colleges of Spokane to offer classes at WSU in Pullman
The Community Colleges of Spokane will start offering classes on the Washington State University campus starting April 3.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools approves new use-of-force, campus safety policy
The Spokane Public Schools board of directors approved a campus safety policy that creates stricter use-of-force guidelines and requires quarterly data reporting.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Teacher accused of having sex with student heads to trial
A former high school teacher in Idaho will stand trial for having sex with a former student. Nichole Thiel was bound over to district court on Wednesday after the victim …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Defense rests in trial of Penn State’s ex-president linked to Sandusky molestation case
The defense in the criminal trial of Penn State’s former president has rested without calling any witnesses.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
University of Idaho law professor tackles the problem of political gerrymandering
Cases of political gerrymandering, or the manipulation of electoral district boundaries for political gain, have been occurring domestically almost since the United States declared its independence from England, according to …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school
Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
East Valley softball coach put on paid leave
Longtime East Valley softball coach Ray Riggin has been placed on paid administrative leave, athletic director Joe Kostecka confirmed Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
In rebuff to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, justices rule for children with autism
A unanimous Supreme Court strengthened the rights of nearly 7 million schoolchildren with disabilities Wednesday, and did so by rejecting a lower standard set by Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Education Notebook: Spokane students win trip to Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Also this week: St. George’s opens “The Secret Garden.”
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
University of Oregon professor sues school over gender discrimination
The University of Oregon has been hit with a lawsuit by one of its psychology professors over claims that she is being paid substantially less than several of her less-experienced …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
High school rape gets drawn into immigration debate
As officials reported that one of two students charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland high school bathroom entered the United States illegally, the crime became part of …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:31 p.m.
Ferris football coach accused of exposing himself to players being investigated in Shoshone County
The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations that Ferris High School coach Jim Sharkey exposed himself to players at a leadership camp last summer.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Mother sues school district after child left sleeping on bus
The mother of a 4-year-old special education student who was left sleeping on an empty Tillamook County school bus has filed a lawsuit.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
University of Montana surveying faculty about early retirement
The University of Montana is surveying faculty and staff about their interest in early retirement as the university seeks to cut spending due to decreasing enrollment.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Public schools budget easily passes Idaho House
Idaho’s public schools funding proposal for fiscal year 2018 – the largest share of the state’s budget – has cleared the Idaho House.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Oregon State University tuition hike vote postponed due to protesters
The Oregon State University Board of Trustees postponed a vote on a possible tuition increase after protesters interrupted its meeting.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 4 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe: Chlorophyll makes plants green and creates the fuel they need to grow
Nadia asks: Why are plants green?
Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans
Days after a report on federal student loans revealed a double-digit rise in defaults, President Trump’s administration revoked federal guidance Thursday that barred student debt collectors from charging high fees …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Space is calling her: Engineer camp tinkers with young woman’s dreams
When Grace Kim was in middle school, she had no desire to be an engineer. Instead, she wanted to be an artist, or maybe a librarian.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene voters overwhelmingly approve $68 million school bond, levy
The Coeur d’Alene School district took a risk this year, asking voters to approve a bond and levy totaling $68 million. It was a risk that paid off.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools board appoints Michael Wiser to vacant seat
The Spokane Public Schools board of directors voted unanimously to appoint Michael Wiser to a vacant seat, Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza backs off bid to move school board votes to November general election
Coeur d’Alene Sen. Mary Souza pulled her controversial school elections bill on Tuesday, which would have moved school board elections to the November general election alongside presidential and congressional races.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
UW med school again ranked first for primary care education
University of Washington’s medical school again tops the U.S. News & World Report ranking of best graduate schools for primary care education. The UW School of Medicine has been ranked …
Tue., March 14, 2017, 5:04 a.m.
Rob Curley: It’s all academic for this No. 1 seed as Gonzaga puts class in class act
The Zags are likely the smartest team to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Sun., March 12, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Teachers, parents and legislators gather for school funding forum
Two hundred educators and their allies turned out Saturday morning for a public school funding forum and rally at Roosevelt Elementary School in Vancouver. They told a panel of local …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
WSU Tri-Cities explores legacy of Hanford, Manhattan Project
Washington State University Tri-Cities will consider the legacy of the Manhattan Project in a conference this week that includes local and international speakers, tours and a well-known author introducing his …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities
New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers, in part because an outsized percentage …