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  • Adjoining districts see losses, gains in students

    For the past several years, officials of rural school districts in Whitman County have observed steady decreases in average enrollment totals, while in Pullman the numbers have grown every year. …


  • School Notes: ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at St. George’s

    The eighth-graders at St. George’s School will perform William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Jan. 26 in St. George’s Founders Theater, at 7 p.m.


  • Districts will ask voters to help support hundreds of jobs

    School levies are often associated with K-12 programs, such as sports, art and music. But the community-supported portion of a school district’s budget – a local tax – also helps …


  • Schools notebook: Educators accorded honors

    John Hagney, a teacher at Lewis and Clark High School since 1981, was named the Educational Service District 101 region’s Teacher of the Year. The award makes him a candidate …


  • Spokane Schools chief leaving in June

    Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Stowell announced her resignation at the school board meeting Wednesday night. Her last day will be June 30. Stowell has worked in the district for …


  • School officials object to proposed state cuts

    OLYMPIA – School officials from across Washington urged legislators to reject plans to cut four days out of the school year or reduce payments designed to help poor districts keep …


  • West Valley’s truancy board a model program

    Bored with his West Valley High School classes, Harrison Calligan thought skipping school with friends might be more challenging. The teen figured out how to block the school’s numbers from …


  • Washington stays near the top in board-certified teachers

    Washington state has the second-most teachers in the nation who earned national board certification this year.


  • UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 18, 2011, 5:09 p.m.

    Gregoire: Education on the table for budget cuts

    The governor isn’t making any promises to spare Washington schools from budget cuts when she and the Legislature meet later this month to figure out what to do about the …


  • Education Notebook: Rogers students present ‘Curious Savage’

    Rogers High School drama students will show audiences that money doesn’t bring happiness, even when you’re left $10 million by your deceased husband – but, friends in the nut house …


  • With budgets tight, middle schools seek to keep kids active

    Eighth-grader Seairra Rice comes from a family of wrestlers, but she’s the first girl in her family to participate in the sport. “She wanted to show the boys she could …


  • Enrollment increases in most Valley districts

    Continuous Curriculum School in the East Valley School District has seen a 69 percent enrollment jump this year, most notably because students now have a whole building to attend classes, …


  • Education Notebook: Bemiss wins award for math

    Bemiss Elementary School students were recently honored when their school was named a 2011 Title I Washington State Distinguished School by the state superintendent’s office. The students’ outstanding achievement in …


  • Education Notes: Rogers Walk of Fame will add 5 honorees

    Rogers High School will honor alumni on Oct. 28 when it inducts five new members into the Walk of Fame. Members of the Walk of Fame have given their high …


  • Target volunteers help give library ‘Magic School Bus’ theme

    The library at Adams Elementary School now has an infusion of 110 books thanks to a $500 grant from Target. “Each year, each Target store gives a $500 book grant …


  • Student gains, teacher’s school linked, study says

    SEATTLE – The academic progress of public school students can be traced, in part, to where their teachers went to college, according to new research by the University of Washington …


  • U-Hi teacher receives jail term

    University High School teacher Michael Cronin was placed on paid administrative leave in August and has been sentenced to serve nearly a year in jail after being found guilty of …


  • Work starts on new Ferris High

    On the campus of Ferris High School – roughly where the old field house used to be – a giant construction crane is perched over a 50-acre construction site, where …


  • Education Notes: Teens will play teens in St. George’s play

    Head back to Rydell High School with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies in “Grease,” when Saint George’s School puts on its first production of the school year on Friday …


  • School’s neighbors sue over move plan

    As promised, a group of South Hill neighbors filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent Spokane Public Schools from using bond money to rebuild Jefferson Elementary School on the …


  • Education Notes: Buses run 30 minutes later on Thursdays

    School is back in session and for parents that means getting their kids to class on time. But, each Thursday, beginning today in the Spokane Public Schools District, students will …


  • Education Notes: NC, Shadle will greet new principals in fall

    As students in the Spokane Public Schools district head back to school in the next couple of weeks, many will begin the new school year with a new principal or …


  • Spokane Public Schools OKs budget

    Spokane Public Schools adopted its 2011-’12 budget Wednesday, but reaching the finish line was a challenge, as district officials tried to offset a $13.1 million shortfall. “We certainly have experience …


  • Inside Schools: Ehlers going to Greenacres Elementary

    The Central Valley School Board has selected Lindsay Ehlers as the new principal assistant at Greenacres Elementary School. Ehlers has been a teacher at Liberty Lake Elementary School for the …


  • Idaho rejects ‘No Child’ goals

    BOISE – The state Board of Education signed off on Idaho’s plan to reject the latest requirements for determining student progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law, though …


  • District recommends rehiring instructional aides

    Just two weeks away from adoption of Spokane Public Schools’ 2011-’12 budget, dozens of instructional assistants’ jobs remain on the chopping block. The district administration has balanced the budget and …


  • Community volunteers work to clean up neighborhood schools

    Over the weekend, around 300 volunteers from three area churches gathered at schools in the Central Valley School District to participate in the Summer of Service. The volunteers worked on …


  • Idaho schools accused of Title IX violations

    The federal government has received complaints that 78 of the 115 Idaho school districts are violating laws meant to create equal opportunities for female athletes.


  • Free summer meals for children

    A summer meal program serving free breakfast and lunch will be offered by East Valley School District. Meals will be provided Monday through Thursday, through Aug. 25. Locations and times …


  • Discovery school may close for good

    A Spokane private school in operation for 27 years suddenly closed its summer camp program Wednesday, and may not reopen for school in the fall. The Discovery School, an independent …