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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

A record number of poor kids are eating breakfast at school; program endangered

A record number of low-income children have begun to eat breakfast at school. But the policy most credited with boosting their numbers may be on the chopping block under President …


Montana panel considers letting school workers carry guns

HELENA – A Montana legislator says schools would be safer if school employees with concealed weapons permits were allowed to bring their weapons to campus. Republican Rep. Seth Berglee of …


Head Start is underfunded and unequal, according to a new study

Head Start, the federal program that provides education, nutrition and health services to low-income children and their families, is not adequately funded and is administered so differently from state to …


Oklahoma girl, 13, accused of plotting mass attack on school

Police have arrested a 13-year-old girl suspected of plotting a mass shooting at her northern Oklahoma high school.


Math a concern for U.S. teens; science, reading flat on test

American students have a math problem. The latest global snapshot of student performance for 15-year-olds shows declining math scores in the U.S. and stagnant performance in science and reading.


Sandy Hook families appeal dismissal of gun lawsuit

The families of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims Tuesday appealed a Superior Court judge’s ruling dismissing their lawsuit against the manufacturer of the gun used in …


Dozens of decapitated bodies found in school near Mosul

Iraqi military and police forces said Monday they have uncovered a mass grave in a small town south of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. Initial reports say 100 bodies …


Officials in Canada: 13-year-old Abbotsford girl killed in random school stabbing

A 13-year-old girl who was stabbed to death was the victim of a random attack inside a high school in British Columbia, police said Wednesday.


Education Notebook: FAFSA workshop scheduled at 5 local high schools

There will be FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) form completion workshops at SPS high schools throughout the month.


Tod Marshall: Arts education integral to learning

From Leonardo to Einstein, we can find evidence of the bond between creativity – artistic thinking – and the sciences.


Sally Friedman: Powerful memories for ex-teacher

When I stepped into Room B-4 in a South Jersey suburb to face my first class of eighth graders, I was trembling.


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 …