Stories tagged: schools
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.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
Washington charter school system gets back to work
The Washington State Charter School Commission got back to work on Wednesday.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Campaign to save charter schools spent close to $1.9M
A lobbying campaign to save Washington’s charter schools spent nearly $1.9 million to influence the public and state lawmakers, according to documents filed with the state.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Washington charter school fix becomes law without governor’s signature
Gov. Jay Inslee has decided to let the Legislature’s charter school fix become law without his signature.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Washington education measures to help disadvantaged students
Gov. Jay Inslee signed two education bills in Seattle on Wednesday, both aimed at helping disadvantaged kids get a better education.
Wed., March 23, 2016
Editorial: Editorial: Idaho invites legal beatings
If lawmakers have issues with the state constitution, they need to amend it.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
Three North Idaho school districts approve tax levies
Voters in North Idaho approved three school-funding tax levies in Tuesday’s election. Levies passed in the Lakeland School District, which covers the Rathdrum-Athol-Spirit Lake area, and in the Kellogg and …
Thu., March 3, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Idaho school levies share ballot with presidential primary picks
Three North Idaho school districts hope voters of all stripes head to the polls Tuesday, the day Republicans in the state hold their presidential primary. All three districts have a …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
Payette police suspect 4 teens set fire to principal’s home
Idaho police believe four teenage boys are responsible for setting fire to the high school principal’s house.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Maryland school aide faces child pornography charges
GREENBELT, Md. – A volunteer aide at a suburban Maryland elementary school is facing federal child-pornography charges after prosecutors say he made videos of children having sex with him and …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Idaho school district to provide tablets in digital upgrade
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that six Nampa schools area a part of the first phase of the initiative meant to digitally upgrade the district. Elementary school students will be given …
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 3:27 p.m.
Bill to study later school start times clears Senate panel
A Washington Senate committee has unanimously passed a bill to study how students perform at schools that begin later in the morning.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
House passes plan for fixing education funding system
The Washington House has passed a bill that would instruct the 2017 Legislature to finish fixing the way the state pays for public schools.
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
No education funding deal this year, Washington budget director says
The state budget director said Thursday lawmakers will not finish the work required to fix the way Washington pays for public schools during this legislative session, because they require deadline …
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 10:21 p.m.
Guards in Spokane schools won’t be armed
A proposal to arm Spokane Public Schools resource officers has been scrapped.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 1:27 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Preventing homelessness a worthy goal
Some 3,000 Spokane County kids don’t have a home of their own to go to after the school bell rings. About three-quarters of them are “doubled-up” – staying with family …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 11:44 a.m.
Wind advisory for region expires
Schools across the region were open Wednesday for normal operations as the region braced for high winds.