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Brandy Young: Why I stopped assigning homework

Traditions can be great, but it’s always good to periodically step back and ask, “Why are we doing this?” If there is no benefit, then someone has to say the …


Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 7 dead

Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to an Associated Press photographer who was in class at the time.


Spokane high school students due for chickenpox vaccination

New state rules are requiring all children grades 9-12 to have two chickenpox vaccinations. In Spokane, that means roughly 8,000 high schoolers are due for their second dose of the …


How big box stores look to hook college students – for life

It’s back-to-college season, which means retailers are battling to equip as many of America’s freshmen with laptops, futons and minifridges as they can. In the flood of deals and discounts, …


John Wiesman: Don’t forget vaccines on your back-to-school list

Last year, nearly 13,000 kindergartners in Washington did not have all the required immunizations to start school. This means that several thousand kindergartners are without the protection that vaccines provide


New Sandy Hook School unveiled

The Sandy Hook Elementary School was opened to the media Friday, nearly four years after the mass shooting at the school.


FBI arrests Bandon coach on child pornography charges

The FBI has announced the arrest of an educational assistant on child pornography charges. FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele says 30-year-old Sean Haga works in the Bandon School District, where …


Kids willingly attend school on Saturdays in Spanaway

Nolyn McCord and more than 100 other students at Thompson Elementary in Spanaway are at school. On a Saturday. And they’re loving it.


Editorial: Transgender child’s story deepens understanding

If Rachel’s story leads to sober reflection and thoughtful debate, all the better. That would a welcome step forward from the contretemps we’ve witnessed through the prism of the bathroom …


Portland shuts off school water fountains over lead concern

Portland Public Schools has shut down drinking fountains at all of its schools and will use bottled water for the remaining school year after tests at two schools found high …


UPDATED: Wed., May 25, 2016, 3:13 p.m.

Teen sues in locker room rape in Dietrich, alleges lengthy racist abuse

BOISE – A black teen who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in an Idaho high school locker room has sued the school district, saying the …


School threats across U.S. could be latest in school ‘swatting’

Media outlets across the United States, from New England to Wisconsin and California, as well as in the United Kingdom are reporting school evacuations because of threats.


Students at Oregon school protest ‘build a wall’ banner

Hundreds of students walked out of a suburban Portland high school to protest an offensive banner that briefly appeared in the cafeteria.


Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools

In progressive Seattle, a presidential order that public schools give transgender students access to the bathrooms matching their gender identity won’t require a shift.


Hilliary Holyoak: Dear Other Moms, I’m That Mom

I’m the mom who holds her little boy at night, listening to him explain things she doesn’t even come close to understanding, nervously thinking about the long road.


Man enters school playground, stabs 8-year-old at recess

Police say a man walked onto an Ohio school playground during recess and stabbed an 8-year-old girl, who’s now in critical condition.


Twin Falls police investigating after gun fired at school

Police are investigating after a handgun discharged at a south-central Idaho middle school.


Two schools on lockdown amid Texas shooting

Officials say several schools went on lockdown amid reports of gunfire at a transportation company near Houston.


Sick-out closes most Detroit schools for second day

While schools across the nation celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day, hundreds of Detroit Public Schools teachers packed the sidewalks outside the Fisher Building Tuesday to demand guarantees that they will be …


Girls involved in fatal fight at Delaware school suspended

Three students involved in a fight that ended in a teenager’s death at a Delaware school have been suspended, a school district spokeswoman said.


Sex abuse claims dark moment, says prep school principal

The principal of an elite prep school dealing with a series of sexual abuse allegations acknowledged Friday that it represented a “dark moment” but said the school will emerge from …


Parents complain about handcuffing of elementary students

Angry parents are demanding action after they say at least five students were handcuffed at a Middle Tennessee elementary school for not stopping an off-campus fight.


Principal won’t punish ninth-graders who hired male stripper

A Des Moines, Iowa, principal has decided not to punish the ninth-grade girls who arranged for a male stripper to perform at their high school’s synchronized swimming club banquet.


Men arrested after abduction attempts in Idaho

Two men have been arrested after girls reported an attempted abduction in Idaho.


Newtown teacher charged with bringing gun to school

A middle school teacher was charged Wednesday after he was found carrying a gun at school, police said.


School spends nearly $350,000 to get rats out of cafeteria

It has taken a month and nearly $350,000 to remove the rats from the Snohomish High School cafeteria. Everett school officials say the building is expected to reopen next week …


Roof collapse at Pakistan religious school kills 5 students

A Pakistani official says a roof that was under construction at a religious school collapsed, killing five students.


1 dead, 1 hurt in model rocket blast at California school

A propane-powered model rocket exploded at a Southern California school, killing a young man and sending his friend to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.


Christian school principal arrested on child rape charges

Authorities have arrested the principal of a small Christian school in Sequim, Washington, on charges of child rape and molestation involving students.


Three Franciscan leaders charged in abuse at Pennsylvania school

Three leaders of a Franciscan religious order were charged Tuesday with allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to take on jobs, including a position as a high …