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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Two 13-year-old boys arrested after bringing airsoft gun to school, firing pellets at windows

Two 13-year-old boys allegedly brought an airsoft gun to an elementary school in Spokane Valley Friday, resulting in their arrest.


Filling in the blanks: Students can use variety of strategies to calm their test anxiety

While it’s normal to feel a bit nervous before an exam, many young people experience more extreme test anxiety. They might blank out at exam time, get tearful, struggle to …


Private school future in flux after official’s indictment

A man accused of playing a part in a multimillion-dollar cellphone smuggling ring told the Idaho Press on Wednesday that his biggest concern is the future of the private classical …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

For homeless students in rural Washington, just getting to school is hard

The number of homeless students continues to overwhelm districts throughout the state. Educators have become the first, and in many cases the only, line of defense for students worried about …


Back to school, but not for all of Syria’s children

With fewer areas in active combat in Syria, more children are going back to school this year, the Syrian government said, putting the number at 4 million.


Yakima teachers, students head back to class on time after strike averted over weekend

After teachers and the Yakima School District reached a tentative contract agreement over the weekend, school began as scheduled Monday – much to the relief of parents, students and employees.


As first day of school approaches, no progress on negotiations

Another weekend of bargaining is done, and Southwest Washington’s school districts are no closer to settling contract negotiations with their teachers unions.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Students shake off jitters and start unpacking at Gonzaga move-in day

Move-in day at college is supposed to be a little stressful. There’s the packing and hauling, the long drive, the new environment, and at the end of it all, the …


Posting a first-day-of-school pic online? Here’s what you need to know

I signed onto Facebook recently and quickly realized it’s that time of year – when photos of smiling, backpack-wearing, sign-holding schoolkids off to class get posted faster than I can …


Teachers know best: Follow their tips to help kids prepare for school

Advice for parents and students from elementary school to college


6-year-old boy with dreadlocks banned from Florida private school

A 6-year-old with dreadlocks was told Monday he could not start first grade at a private Christian school near Apopka without getting a haircut.


The Jubilee School in Moscow teaches children with developmental delays, disabilities

The three adults, among others, came up with the notion to start a school for young children with developmental delays and other disabilities.


S. Carolina school district abolished snow days – and will make students learn online

A school district in South Carolina has done away with the much-loved snow days – requiring students to do classwork online.


Audit faults juvenile courts for not alerting schools to student crimes

Juvenile courts in Washington can prove only about half the time that they’re alerting schools when one of their students has committed a crime, according to a performance audit from …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

School safety panel will not look at guns, DeVos says

The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos …


Kennewick schools expel student for making kill list

A girl was emergency expelled and faces a police investigation after she threatened Horse Heavens Hills Middle School students and staff. Police and school officials said Friday that a “threats …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

Idaho school district adding armed guards to improve safety

An Idaho school district will hire its first armed guard this summer in an effort to improve school safety.


Idaho has high rate of students exempted from vaccinations

In recent years, Idaho has been a leader in vaccination exemption rates, but not in a good way, according to health professionals. The exemption rate, referring to students whose parents …


Truck crashes through brick wall, into elementary school

Authorities say a pickup truck crashed through a brick wall and into a Washington elementary school.


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Advocates: School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational shift in attitudes toward the Second Amendment. But …


Yakima school looking to help students experiencing trauma

A tattered box with pencil punctures, holes cut with scissors and filled with miscellaneous paper – some crinkled and folded – sits atop a small desk in the vice principal’s …


After shooting threats, Mary Walker School District in Stevens County to reopen Friday

Mary Walker School District in Stevens County announced schools would be open Friday as normal.


Mary Walker School District closed Thursday, possible shooting threats reported

An alert sent to families of Mary Walker School District students warned of school closure Thursday, while some early reports noted the possibility of a shooting threat.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

When a gunshot was fired from a classroom in the north Georgia mountains and police identified the gunman as a teacher, it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators …


Principal offers year-end cash to students for not fighting

The principal at a Philadelphia elementary school in a violent corner of the city is paying eighth-graders to not fight.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

L.A. school shooting was accidental, 12-year-old in custody

Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student believed to be 12 years old, authorities …


Lawsuit claims Montana school failed to protect student from teacher

The parents of a former student have filed a federal lawsuit against a western Montana school district, claiming school officials did not protect their daughter from being sexually harassed and …


School virtual shooter training program aimed at survival

Using cutting-edge video game technology and animation, the U.S. Army and Homeland Security Department have developed a computer-based simulator that can train everyone from teachers to first responders on how …


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 …


School ditches online learning program after parents revolt

The fast-growing online platform was built with help from Facebook engineers and designed to help students learn at their own speed. But it’s been dropped because parents in this Connecticut …