Stories tagged: schools
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Portland schools expanding music options for bus drivers
Portland Public Schools bus drivers will have an expanded menu of listening options this school year.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
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.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
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 …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
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.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
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.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 7:07 p.m.
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.
Thu., June 16, 2016
Education Notebook: Mead offers summer school classes
Also: Northwest Christian Schools wins the WIAA-Washington Army National Guard Scholastic Cup 2B Championship.
Thu., June 16, 2016
Liberty High School honor roll
Liberty High School has announced its honor roll for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year.
Thu., June 16, 2016
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.
Thu., June 16, 2016
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.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:38 p.m.
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 …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
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.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
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 …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
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.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
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.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 4 p.m.
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 …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 7:02 p.m.
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 …
Fri., May 13, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
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 …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 8 a.m.
Kennewick schools to receive $51 million for K-3 classes
The Kennewick School District is poised to receive a $51 million state grant – about the cost of two new elementary schools – to lower class sizes for students in …
Thu., May 12, 2016
Education Notebook: Spokane students can bring Office 365 home
Also: Art and Soul Festival and Auction at Freeman, LC students place at DECA national competition, EV students off to FBLA nationals, Cheney selects superintendent finalists.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Lead testing at Washington schools inconsistent
For about $5 per student in Washington’s public schools, every parent could know if the drinking water in their child’s school was free of lead.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 11 a.m.
Oregon lays out guidelines for transgender students
The Oregon Department of Education has suggested that all transgender students in the state should be able to use whatever names, bathrooms and pronouns they want.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Testing at Tacoma schools shows improvements in lead levels
Officials say further testing at three Tacoma elementary schools that previously had high levels of lead in their drinking water indicates the water is now safe to drink.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 9:58 a.m.
Ohio schools close over video threatening American students
An anonymous video threatening the safety of “American students” posted to a location-based social media app group connected to Ohio University prompted heightened security on the campus and closed six …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Six more Tacoma schools with lead in water, tests show
Tacoma school officials says a review of previous water quality tests has found six more public elementary schools with unsafe amounts of lead in scattered sources of drinking water.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
High levels of lead found in water at 4 more Tacoma schools
Tacoma Public Schools says tests performed last May found high levels of lead in the drinking water at four additional schools.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
Old tests found lead in 2 Tacoma elementary schools
Two public elementary schools in Tacoma found high levels of lead in their drinking water last May, but the Tacoma Public School district announced the results and informed parents on …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
Pullman schools get $7.4 million grant to add classrooms
Nearly a year after applying, the Pullman School District announced Wednesday it has been awarded a $7.4 million grant to increase the number of kindergarten through third-grade classrooms.