Stories tagged: reading
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
‘Educated’ author Westover talks in Spokane about her survivalist childhood, meaning of learning
Best-selling author Tara Westover talked to a crowed of about 700 people Thursday night at the Bing Crosby Theater as part of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Sherman Alexie addresses the sexual misconduct allegations that have led to fallout
Prominent Washington state writer Sherman Alexie issued a statement Wednesday acknowledging that he’s hurt people over the years, addressing for the first time anonymous accusations of sexual harassment against him …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines
Research teams at Microsoft and Chinese tech company Alibaba reached what they described as a milestone earlier this month when their AI systems outperformed the estimated human score on a …
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Microsoft, Alibaba AI programs beat humans in a Stanford reading test
Two artificial intelligence programs created by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba and Microsoft beat humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test.
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018
How to read more books in 2018
Will this be the year you hit the treadmill for an hour every day, make all your meals at home, learn a new language and max out your retirement savings …
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
A storytelling podcast for kids (that parents can enjoy, too)
Time to tune in to podcasts, with your kids.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Before summer ends, ease back into a school routine
It’s still summertime but mid-August introduces a ripe time for some back-to-school readiness. Children benefit from a slow return to structured routines, such as going back to an earlier and …
Sat., June 24, 2017
Minimize summer brain drain
Regardless of their socioeconomic background, they’ll forget two months’ worth of math instruction from the previous year by the time they return to classes.
Thu., June 15, 2017
Keep children engaged during summer break
Experts emphasize two essential goals for students throughout the summer – engaging the mind and being physically active.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 4 p.m.
Staying sharp: Five tips for keeping kids’ brains engaged over summer break
Learning doesn’t have to stop when the last school bell rings. As lazy days of summer loom, parents can encourage steps for keeping kids intellectually engaged to avoid that potential …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Everything is Copy: The man who doesn’t read
Because I like to be around people who know things I don’t, my love life has been replete with physicists, computer scientists, doctors, and even some engineers (in other words, …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Gonzaga grad, Shadle Park native earns spot on Spokane Library board
Casey Linane-Booey, a 29-year-old attorney, said the city’s libraries should continue to expand services improving residents’ quality of life, including community courts.
Sat., March 18, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner to do live reading of `Juno’
Ellen Page will reprise her pregnant-teen role in “Juno” during an all-female live reading of the film to mark its 10th anniversary and to benefit Planned Parenthood, according to Entertainment …
Sat., June 25, 2016
Jenny Mollen shares more wacky stories in her new book
Fans of Jenny Mollen don’t want her to hold back – and she doesn’t disappoint.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Portland, Beaverton schools reject usual reading approach
Portland Public Schools, searching for a new way to teach young students to read and write after years of struggle, has decided to go it alone.
Wed., April 13, 2016
Creating Community: Literary Freedom group part of a resurgence in book clubs
The Literary Freedom Book Group meets at Auntie’s Bookstore. It has a long history at the store, but over the past two years it has grown to a core of …
Thu., Nov. 12, 2015, 10 a.m.
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 …
Thu., July 30, 2015
Mead School District teachers take reading to neighborhoods
He circled warily, his small bike wobbly on the grassy lawn of the North Side apartment complex. He glanced at the boxes of books as he circled ever closer. Finally, …
Tue., June 2, 2015
Doctors recognizing that reading, writing can be therapeutic
‘I really didn’t believe I would make it through childhood, but the act of writing brought me through.” Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s voice is whispery on the other end of …
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Story of returned 1946 copy of ‘Gone With the Wind’ grows
The story of Rogers High School’s wandering copy of “Gone With the Wind” just keeps going – now with a possible exoneration of sorts. A copy of Margaret Mitchell’s massive …
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
Field reports: Grandma’s hiking tale tops Outdoor books
READING – They call her Grandma Gatewood, who in the 1950s became the first woman to hike the entire 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail. Then she did it again, becoming the first …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
‘Swamplandia!’ author Karen Russell, headed to Spokane
To see childhood the most clearly required a certain number of years for Karen Russell, whose novel “Swamplandia!” – this year’s Spokane is Reading pick – stars an adolescent girl …
Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Voracious reader enjoys thrill of tale well told, 4,000 books later
Paul Wasson is reading his 4,000th book since 1971. Or perhaps that should be cast in the past tense: He was reading it, as of Tuesday. By now, he’s probably …
Tue., Oct. 15, 2013
Spokane Public Schools overhauls reading, writing program
A dip in reading test scores among younger students is driving Spokane Public Schools back to basics. The state’s second-largest school district will begin teaching cursive writing again, for example. …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
Donated volumes carry on teaching
Diane Zahand had a passion for early childhood education. Now, even after her death, her work is continuing..
Thu., June 20, 2013
Summer reading program under way
Spokane Public Library’s summer reading program, Dig Into Reading, is already under way but it’s not too late for children and teens to sign up at local library branches. Participating …
Thu., June 20, 2013
Join summer reading program
Spokane Public Library’s summer reading program, Dig Into Reading, is underway but it’s not too late to sign up at local library branches. Participating children receive a reading log at …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013
Clark: Reading some heavy lifting might toughen kids up
John Goedde can try to laugh it off all he wants. But his idea to make Idaho high schoolers read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” is a keeper. I’ll go Goedde …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Bureau helps promote reading
Books have the power to entertain, educate and enrich lives. Like a vehicle, they transport the reader to another place or time, making current cares fade to the background. They’re …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2012, 1:24 p.m.
More from Chris Cleave
With the possible exception of U2, as noted by the title character in Chris Cleave’s novel “Little Bee,” there’s not much in arts and culture that everybody likes.