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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 6:40 a.m.

Full-day kindergarten starts fifth year in Spokane Public Schools

On Wednesday morning at Cooper Elementary School, new kindergartners brought their essential supplies, all stuffed in their backpacks. So did their parents – straight from a tissue box.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 9:41 a.m.

First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer

A Chinese kindergarten principal has apologized after allowing a pole dancer to perform on the school’s opening day.


Is your child ready for kindergarten? Here are a few things to consider

With school sign-up time approaching, this is the time of year many parents have to ask a tricky question: Is my child ready for kindergarten? And if the answer is …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

Chinese authorities investigate kindergarten abuse claims

Chinese authorities said Friday they’re investigating allegations that children were abused and molested at a kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Cecil Andrus, Idaho icon who championed wildnerness and kindergarten, dies at 85

Cecil Andrus, Idaho’s longest-serving governor, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Democrat and champion of wilderness and the Idaho outdoors, died late Thursday after a battle with cancer, the night …


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Suspect identified in China kindergarten explosion; 8 killed

Police have identified a suspect in an explosion at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China that killed eight and struck as relatives gathered to pick up their …


Kindergarten student brings 30 packs of heroin to school

Police are investigating after they say a kindergarten student in New Jersey’s capital city brought 30 packs of heroin to school.


Early Achievers sets mandatory quality standards for child care providers

The Washington State Department of Early Learning’s Early Achiever’s program will require early learning professionals who serve children on state subsidies to enroll by August 1. If they don’t, they …


Free all-day kindergarten coming to all Central Valley schools

All kindergarten students in the Central Valley School District will have the opportunity to attend all-day kindergarten in the fall, but as recently as last week parents at five of …


Opinions from past bring perspective

Editorials covered open meetings, kindergarten classes, recycling and a U.S. haven for Filipino strongman Ferdinand Marcos


Moscow School Board OKs all-day kindergarten

The Moscow School Board voted to move forward with a plan to extend its current half-day kindergarten program to full time.


Shawn Vestal: Book fair at Mead school just part of data-driven effort to help kids

In December, Shiloh Hills Elementary School will have a book fair for kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders. Lots of elementary schools have book fairs, of course. But the Shiloh Hills fair …


Readiness for school not always about age

It is nearly time for another school year. Registration, buying school supplies, getting a physical, updating vaccines and picking out school clothes are all a part of the ritual of …


Schools scrambling to meet new kindergarten mandate

Kindergarten teachers are hired, crews are delivering desks and bookcases, and computer labs and other school spaces are being transformed into classrooms. Statewide, twice as many children will be in …


Spokane expands full-day kindergarten to all schools

Spokane Public Schools’ board decided Wednesday to offer full-day kindergarten in all 34 of its elementary schools starting this fall. While there are many other budget items left to discuss, …


Education Notebook: LC drama will present ‘In the Heights’

Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama is staging “In the Heights” beginning next Thursday in LC’s auditorium. Shows continue March 1-2 and March 7-9. All performances are at 7 …


Data helps teachers learn about kindergartners’ abilities

Washington kindergartners are physically coordinated enough for their first year of school, but their ability to count to 20 and clearly express themselves are lagging, according to a new assessment …


It’s something new

Kindergartner Kimora Estrada said her favorite part of her school lunch is “when I eat pineapple.” In fact, there was a large scoop of pineapple chunks on her tray Wednesday. …


School district considers expanding all-day kindergarten

Washington lawmakers hope to implement full-day kindergarten statewide by 2018, provided the state can come up with funding. Spokane Public Schools, the region’s largest district, is considering implementing full-day kindergarten …


Students deluge districts

Megan Elliott is an experienced elementary school teacher, but she wasn’t prepared for an overcrowded kindergarten class. “We are just actually getting to the point where we can function,” said …


Bring vaccination records to kindergarten sign-up

Kindergarten registration for the 2011-’12 school year starts today in the Central Valley School District. Parents can register students at their neighborhood school. Classes are available for the mornings, afternoons …


Education Notebook: Check out Montessori, APPLE

Parents interested in enrolling their children in Spokane Public Schools’ Montessori or APPLE (Alternative Parent Participation Learning Experience) programs will have an opportunity to attend an orientation meeting beginning next …


Bill would slash Idaho’s kindergarten budget

BOISE – More kids would stay at home instead of going to kindergarten before they start the first grade, under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Idaho Legislature. The plan …


Plan would gut Idaho kindergarten

BOISE — More kids would stay at home instead of going to kindergarten before they start the first grade, under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Idaho Legislature.


Kindergarteners wedded to their letters

Q and U, they belong together, like cake and ice cream or peanut butter and jelly. And, on April 15 the letters got married. Since 2002, the kindergarteners at Dalton …


Coeur d’Alene district fills school with kindergartners

Ryley West got into a little scuffle with older kids on the playground while registering for kindergarten recently. That experience made his mom, Tina, happy to have her 5-year-old in …


Kindergartners now have their own school

Ryley West got into a little scuffle with older kids on the playground while registering for kindergarten recently. That experience made his mom, Tina, happy to have her 5-year-old in …


Kindergarteners camp out at Summit School

Kindergarten students at Summit School spent the night of May 15 camping out in their own backyard. Students brought their sleeping bags to school for an overnight experience that included …


Coeur d’Alene kindergarten registration scheduled Tuesday

Coeur d’Alene School District will be holding kindergarten registration on Tuesday at all local elementary schools. Registration requirements include a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate, current immunization records …


Kindergarten registration starts

Registration for kindergarten and first-graders who will be attending Spokane Public Schools in the fall will begin on Monday. Parents can register their children Monday through Friday, from 8:15 a.m. …