Stories tagged: education
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
Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Evergreen Middle School fourth-quarter honor roll 2017
Evergreen Middle School in the Central Valley School District in Spokane Valley has announced its fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 school year. The students are listed by grade level …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Spokane school board member arrested on drunken driving, hit-and-run charges
Spokane school board member Paul Schneider was arrested and charged in late June for drunken driving and hitting multiple vehicles.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 6:02 a.m.
School districts rethink meal debt policies that shame kids
Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen, Texas, as if trying to hide.
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
New Jersey man accused of threatening The Evergreen State College
A New Jersey man stands accused of making threatening calls to a college in Washington after protests there last month attracted national attention.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Chicago won’t allow high school students to graduate without a plan for the future
To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must show that they’ve secured a job or received …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
As yoga’s popularity increases in Spokane, the demand for instructors rises
Yoga teachers can go several routes: Work for themselves, work for a studio, or be a freelancer.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
North Pines Middle School announces fourth-quarter honor roll for 2016-17
The North Pines Middle School has announced its fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 school year.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Horizon Middle School posts fourth-quarter honor roll for 2016-17
Horizon Middle School fourth-quarter honor roll
Sat., July 1, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Central Valley High School announce its second semester honor roll for 2016-17
Central Valley High School has announced its second semester honor roll for the 2016-17 school year. The students are listed by grade level and grade-point average: 12th grade
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Bowdish Middle School posts its spring honor roll for 2017
Bowdish Middle School spring honor roll for 2017
Fri., June 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
Former counselor alleges unofficial school policy led to 5-year-old Riverside student’s death
An unofficial policy of not reporting or delaying reports of suspected child abuse led to the beating death of a 5-year-old boy according to a former counselor at Chattaroy Elementary.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Spokane school board gets a sex ed lecture
Sex was on everyone’s mind at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. During an hour-and-a-half of public testimony, community members expressed concerns, support and at times outrage toward a proposed middle …