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  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2010

    Districts juggle snow days, changes as school begins

    Across the Inland Northwest, students are sharpening their pencils and packing their backpacks in anticipation of the first day of school. Some schools begin today; others begin next week. All …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010

    Federal infusion will let Idaho schools drop furlough days

    North Idaho education officials are still deciding what to do with their cut of the $51.6 million coming to the state from a federal jobs bill. But they know the …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010

    Voters approve technical campus on Rathdrum Prairie

    Voters in three North Idaho school districts Tuesday said yes to a levy that will raise property taxes for two years to build a $9.5 million professional-technical high school on …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010

    Vote is Tuesday on Rathdrum Prairie trade school levy

    Voters in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to pay more property taxes for two years to build …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 22, 2010

    School registrations, orientations this week

    Summer vacation is quickly coming to an end, and North Idaho students and their families must prepare for school. The school year will begin Sept. 7. In the Coeur d’Alene …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

    School dropout study urges early intervention

    A Gonzaga University study focused on dropout prevention starting in middle school suggests an early warning system for identifying potential dropouts, a bigger variety of academic opportunities and more rigor …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

    Idaho requires credits to enter high school

    BOISE – The state will start keeping score in middle school, requiring students in seventh and eighth grades to complete at least 80 percent of their class credits before they …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

    Board affirms closure of Idaho charter school

    BOISE – The state Board of Education is upholding the closure of a charter school that had been tangled in a debate over classroom use of the Bible and is …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 13, 2010

    Idaho graduates don’t need to pass science test

    BOISE – Idaho is scrapping a rule that would have required high school students to pass standardized tests in science before they graduate, starting with the class of 2013. Idaho …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 2010

    Spokane school board OKs budget, avoiding cuts and layoffs

    The board of Spokane Public Schools adopted a $316.8 million budget Wednesday for the 2010-’11 school year without much fanfare. No gaps, no massive cuts and no big rounds of …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 10, 2010

    With voter approval, campus would provide technical training

    Voters in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts will go to the polls Aug. 24 to decide whether they’ll pay for the $9.5 million construction of a …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 8, 2010

    Schools adjust to more students new to English language

    When Ehlawlah started school in the United States four years ago, she could barely speak English. “School was hard at first,” said the 9-year-old, who is a refugee from Southeast …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010, 9:32 A.M.

    Washington not among 18 finalists for education grants

    Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have been named finalists in the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition, giving them a chance …


  • MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010

    Juvenile detention center offers education to kids

    When the 15-year-old Cheney girl arrived at Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center, she didn’t know how to multiply, add or subtract. She’d dropped out of school in seventh grade and …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010, 11:55 A.M.

    Math, reading gap among Native American students

    Native American students at schools overseen by the federal Bureau of Indian Education performed significantly worse on national standardized tests in reading and math compared with those in public schools.


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010

    Dropout rate battles disconnected

    Efforts are mounting to improve Spokane Public Schools’ dropout rate of nearly 29 percent. The school district and its board, community members, elected officials, philanthropists and child advocates all have …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010

    Boundary County to close school

    The Boundary County School Board announced Thursday it will close Evergreen Elementary School in Moyie Springs, Idaho, to offset a $250,000 budget deficit. Teachers and staff will meet today to …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

    Scores slip with new Washington state test

    For the third year in a row, more than 90 percent of high school seniors passed Washington’s reading and writing assessment tests required for graduation. Scores dropped slightly in writing …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

    District to reveal budget plan today

    Boundary County School District officials will announce today their plan to deal with a $250,000 budget shortfall. On June 8, voters decided against closing Naples Elementary School to fill the …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010

    Voters save school from closure

    Voters in Boundary County, Idaho, voted Tuesday to keep Naples Elementary School open. Unofficial results showed 58 percent of voters supported keeping the school, with 42 percent voting for closure.


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010

    Coeur d’Alene school board OKs late Monday start

    Coeur d’Alene school trustees have approved a schedule change to give teachers two hours of preparation and collaboration time on Monday mornings.


  • MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

    Test results will be mailed out soon

    OLYMPIA – High school students who took the statewide achievement tests this spring will be receiving their scores sometime in the next week or so.


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010, 3:51 P.M.

    Wash. high school test results will be in the mail

    High school students who took the statewide achievement tests this spring will be receiving their scores sometime in the next week or so. These are the first results from the …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010, 2:31 P.M.

    9 of 10 school districts sign on for Race to the Top

    Nearly 9 out of 10 school districts in Washington have signed on to an application to win as much as $250 million in federal money through a program known as …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, 3:57 P.M.

    Wash. may not get any more school stimulus dollars

    The director of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s Washington, D.C., office hopes a visit home will influence members of Congress to think again about sending more money to public schools to avoid …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010

    Mead, Mt. Spokane effort fills bus with books

    Mead and Mt. Spokane high school seniors recently went above and beyond for their senior project and filled the bus for kids in need – who love to read. The …


  • MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010, 8:29 A.M.

    New statewide ed tests next week, some on computer

    Online testing begins this week for some Washington students in grades six through eight. The new Measures of Student Progress — the tests replacing the WASL in the younger grades …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010, 12:04 P.M.

    Gregoire asks every school district to sign grant

    Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking all of Washington 295 school districts to join an effort to seek $250 million from the federal government for education reform.


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010, 8:25 A.M.

    Idaho cancels statewide tests for 2010-11 school year

    The state superintendent of public instruction has canceled two statewide tests for the upcoming school year.


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2010

    Idaho lawmakers slashed spending, assailed federal initiatives

    BOISE – Idaho lawmakers’ session this year was one of slash and bash – slashing deeply into state budgets for everything from schools to health care while passing measure after …


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