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Trump or Clinton? Kids can vote in state’s Mock Election

Washington state’s annual


Education Notebook: TEC wins School of Distinction award

Also this week: Northwest Christian wins Scholastic Cup, Outdoor Learn Center hosts harvest-themed open house.


Outside View: Lawmakers need to finish schoolwork

It’s likely there are no scenarios in which each and every district would be pleased. Lawmakers and the governor need to accept that they can’t make everyone happy.


Chicago teachers, district reach tentative deal; no strike

Chicago teachers and the nation’s third-largest school district struck a tentative deal on a new contract late Monday, averting what would have been the second major strike since 2012 for …


Schools ban clown costumes amid investigation

A Connecticut school district is banning clown costumes and any “symbols of terror” during this year’s Halloween season as authorities investigate the authenticity of a number of clown-related social media …


Coeur d’Alene will reopen old Hayden Lake school in 2017

The Coeur d’Alene School District will reopen a shuttered, 80-year-old elementary school next year to relieve crowding on the fast-growing north end of the district. But what educational emphasis it …


Kids rejoice: No homework at this Portland school

Students at one elementary school in Portland got some good news when classes recently began: no more homework.


Washington Supreme Court to hear school funding debate

Attorneys for Washington state are scheduled to appear before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to argue that lawmakers have complied with court orders to boost public school funding. On …


School asks high court to hear transgender bathroom case

A Virginia school board is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys’ bathroom at his high school.


Fernan STEM students spearhead ‘Playground for All’ in Coeur d’Alene

A group of kids in Coeur d’Alene found a way to make a lasting impression on their elementary school – and make some enduring friendships as well. Last winter the …


Portland schools expanding music options for bus drivers

Portland Public Schools bus drivers will have an expanded menu of listening options this school year.


Federal judge blocks Obama’s rules on bathrooms for transgender students

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s instructions for public schools to accommodate transgender students, siding late Sunday with Texas and a dozen other states that challenged the …


Teen who fathered teacher’s baby gets $6 million from school

A former student who fathered a child with his onetime teacher will receive a $6 million settlement from a California school district.


Dorn preparing legal action against school districts

EVERETT – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said he plans to sue a few school districts that use local levies to pay teachers because they don’t get enough …


Virginia school board takes transgender bathroom case to Supreme Court

A Virginia school board is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a transgender male from using the boys’ bathroom until the court decides whether to review his discrimination case.


Portland schools consider simple rewrite of dress code

Portland Public Schools is considering a new, simple dress policy meant to end concerns about the judgment calls required with the district’s current policy.


Michigan governor signs $617 million Detroit schools bailout

Michigan’s governor signed a $617 million bailout and restructuring plan for Detroit’s public schools on Tuesday, two years after the state committed money to help end the city’s bankruptcy.


Education Notebook: Mead offers summer school classes

Also: Northwest Christian Schools wins the WIAA-Washington Army National Guard Scholastic Cup 2B Championship.


Liberty High School honor roll

Liberty High School has announced its honor roll for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year.


Bowdish Middle School honor roll

Bowdish Middle School in the Central Valley School District has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year.


Horizon Middle School honor roll

Horizon Middle School in the Central Valley School District announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year.


School absentee levels in U.S. called disturbing

It’s a challenge to teach children who aren’t in class – and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the …


Some Portland schools find elevated radon levels

Portland Public Schools says it has received results showing elevated levels of radon in rooms throughout the district.


Portland parents decry officials over lead at two schools

Parents sometimes shouted as they criticized officials over high amounts of lead in drinking water at two Portland schools, while the head of the district promised an independent investigation into …


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.


Several local schools locked down, evacuated after phone threats

Several schools in the Spokane-area were evacuated or locked down after receiving automated threats, Monday.


Idaho board OKs master teacher pay bonuses

Experienced teachers in Idaho looking for a bonus will have to show their work just like their students under a new plan recently adopted by the Idaho State Board of …


State asks Washington Supreme Court to end education sanctions

Attorneys from the office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state is on track to fulfill its constitutional requirement to properly fund education and in a court filing Wednesday …


Transgender rights face increasing resistance in conservative states

Texas’ lieutenant governor said Friday that the state is prepared to forfeit billions of federal dollars in public school funding in defiance of an Obama administration directive requiring schools to …


Transgender public school students may use bathroom of choice, U.S. directive says

Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between …