Stories tagged: schools
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
15,000 Montana students returning to school after cyber-threats
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.
Bullying too simple an explanation for Freeman school shooting, experts say
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 officials, teachers agree to 1-year contract
Richland teachers and administrators have settled on a one-year contract.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Northwestern Montana school districts close due to threats
More than two dozen public and private schools in a northwestern Montana county canceled classes on Thursday after the school districts received threats via text message.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Moscow School District installs new security system
Visitors – and potential intruders – to schools in the Moscow School District will notice that gaining access to the buildings will not be quite as easy it as it …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Idaho school board expels student who made bomb threat
An Idaho school board expelled an eighth-grade student who made a bomb threat.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2 p.m.
Lawsuit filed against school district and student over beating
A woman is suing the Eugene School District for allegedly failing to protect a North Eugene High School student from being beaten up by a classmate.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
James Patterson gives $1.75 million to classroom libraries
Classroom libraries from Sarasota, Florida, to Bremerton, Washington, are among thousands being given $500 donations from author James Patterson.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Forced busing, Sept. 9, 1975
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 5 p.m.
Pilot explores food security at three Spokane schools
In fall 2014, a $300,000 grant from Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation launched a three-year nutritional outreach through Second Harvest at three Spokane-area elementary schools: Lidgerwood, Bemiss and Trent. These sites …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
Editorial: Walking to school is a smart choice
Health experts recommend children get at least an hour of physical activity per day. Walking to and from school provides a nice aerobic workout.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Britney Spears donates to Louisiana schools’ flood recovery
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Idaho to continue buying timberland and farmland
Idaho officials have decided to continue buying timberland and farmland to generate revenue for public schools following a financial consultant’s review of the state’s reinvestment plan.
Sat., July 8, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Q&A with SPS Board candidates Jennifer Thomas and Michael Wiser
Candidates answer questions about the roles they would play on the Spokane Public School Board.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 6:02 a.m.
School districts rethink meal debt policies that shame kids
Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen, Texas, as if trying to hide.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Oregon Legislature passes record $8.2 billion K-12 budget
A record-$8.2 billion package to fund Oregon’s K-12 public school system cleared the Legislature in a 31-28 vote after a lengthy debate in the Oregon House.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Idaho plan to cut achievement gap deemed too ambitious
State education officials say they need to tweak the latest plan to close Idaho’s student achievement gap after being told the goal was too ambitious and unrealistic.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up
One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Kennewick students suing school district over alleged molestation
Jury selection started Monday in a civil trial involving three men who claim the Kennewick School District failed to protect them from being sexually abused by a teacher and coach.
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Schools brace for impact if Congress cuts Medicaid spending
For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Portland to vote on tax hike to fix lead in schools
Voters in Oregon’s largest city are poised to vote on the biggest school bond in state history after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
Sunscreen becomes legal in Washington schools
Sunscreen taken off the list of things students can’t have at school without a note from a parent and a doctor.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Oregon plans broader rating system for schools
Oregon intends to shift how it evaluates schools and intervenes in those with the poorest results, moving from the rigid model required under No Child Left Behind to a more …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Washington state school district halts international trips
A school district in Washington state has halted all international field trips over concerns students in the country illegally wouldn’t be able to get back in.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Inslee vetoes part of bill to help some Washington school districts find new sites
Gov. Jay Inslee partially vetoes bill designed to help school districts find affordable sites for new buildings, asks lawmakers to add protections for rural areas.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Washington state pushes to let kids use sunscreen in school
Washington state lawmakers are pushing forward with a proposal that allows students to use sunscreen at school without a note from a doctor and parent, a rule that six other …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
Vaccination rate jumps in California after tougher inoculation law
The vaccination rate for California’s kindergartners jumped this fall from the previous year, with the percentage of students with all required vaccinations rising to 96 percent from 93 percent.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Washington lawmakers consider allowing medical marijuana in schools
Meagan Holt sat in the front row of a committee hearing earlier this week holding her 4-year-old daughter Maddie in one arm and a syringe filled with cannabis oil in …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Public schools budget easily passes Idaho House
Idaho’s public schools funding proposal for fiscal year 2018 – the largest share of the state’s budget – has cleared the Idaho House.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene voters overwhelmingly approve $68 million school bond, levy
The Coeur d’Alene School district took a risk this year, asking voters to approve a bond and levy totaling $68 million. It was a risk that paid off.