Stories tagged: schools
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:17 a.m.
Around the nation, this is Attendance Awareness Month – not that educators in Spokane need any reminding. In the Spokane Public Schools last year, chronic absenteeism – defined as missing …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Teacher strikes in Tacoma, Battle Ground, Centralia, and Tumwater have impacted more than 53,000 students combined, just under half of whom come from low-income households.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:09 a.m.
Less than a week before classes are scheduled to resume, Detroit’s city school district announced Wednesday that drinking water will be shut off for all its schools due to concerns …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 5:13 p.m.
Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 12:03 p.m.
Many Magic Valley students will no longer receive free breakfast at school this year after the Federal School Lunch Program changed its eligibility formula.
Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:50 p.m.
Since 2002, Vancouver Public Schools has “stepped out of its lane” – as many educators here say – to help children living in the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods.
Mon., July 23, 2018, 10 a.m.
The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against …
Tue., July 10, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Under public pressure, the Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors delayed its decision to adopt new comprehensive and sexual health curriculum.
Sun., July 1, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
A Yakima Herald-Republic analysis of current online job postings found that there are at least 65 open teaching positions in the Yakima Valley.
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
Students at Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary recently got acquainted with Mila, a Chesapeake Bay retriever, and the special power only a dog can provide to help soothe students. Next school …
Thu., May 3, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
A rural school district in Eastern Washington is arming its teachers and staff with tee-ball bats in case of an active shooter.
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:57 p.m.
Catching school-zone speeders in Spokane has netted the city more than $1.3 million in fines. But those lucrative tickets have also earned the city a legal problem: a possible class-action …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Connor Cremers only remembers one lesson from his kindergarten class. It was a math lesson with snowmen. He was hooked. Recognized as the top science student in Spokane County, he …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
The Spokesman-Review asked local high school students to share, in their own words, why they plan to walk out of class Wednesday morning to demand stricter gun policies. Their reasons …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
Called Juul by brand name – or “juuling” on the street – the vaping device has lit up attention both for its popularity and public health warnings that the discreet, …
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
The National Rifle Association has dramatically increased its funding to schools in recent years amid a national debate over guns and school violence, an Associated Press analysis of tax records …
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 8 p.m.
Richard and Christine Taras are pushing for a New York law that would require schools to notify parents if their child is being bullied. Known as “Jacobe’s Law,” the measure …
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
A recent report says about a third of all teachers who are certified in Idaho each year don’t go on to get teaching jobs in the state, and many of …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
A Spokane City Council proposal would double the number of traffic cameras to catch school-zone speeders.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds – an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
The Seattle school bus drivers union says it will go on a one-day strike Wednesday to protest the health insurance plan being offered.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
Tri-City school districts have added enough students this year to fill two elementary schools.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 11 p.m.
Some Montana lawmakers appear to be playing a game of political chicken with the budget, even as the state faces the possibility of not being able to afford a $120 …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she will run for re-election in 2018.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Parents were warned Saturday that a music teacher with a nonprofit group may have handed out flutes to schoolchildren that were tainted with his own semen.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that more than 20,000 high school students have been admitted to Idaho’s public colleges and universities.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday at Flathead Valley public schools that were closed after several schools received cyber threats from an unknown person.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
When Caleb Sharpe told police he opened fire on his Freeman High School classmates to “teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others” his story fell into …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Richland teachers and administrators have settled on a one-year contract.