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UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Regal Elementary students learn the rudiments of coding

On Tuesday afternoon, the sixth-graders at Regal Elementary School didn’t really care that there’s good money to be made in computer science. The kids just wanted to get at the …


Todd Mielke: Career Connected Learning strengthens employer-educator partnerships

Career Connected Learning will help give students – regardless of their economic status – a chance to thrive in a robust economy. It will help keep the greater Spokane area …


In brief: South Asia Cultural Association of Spokane will showcase evening of Indian classical music

The South Asia Cultural Association of Spokane will host an evening of Indian classical music April 19 at the Unity Spiritual Center at 2900 S. Bernard St.


Education beyond high school is win-win for students, economy

Today, a postsecondary credential is the greatest driver of economic mobility and access to family-wage jobs.


Where are we with female equality? Things parents can do to keep daughters happy, healthy

Since the 1960s, more U.S. women have made successful gains in education, athletics and careers, including science and technology. But debate continues on if we’ve really reached gender equality. That’s …


Amazon’s new goal: Teach 10 million kids a year to code

Amazon said it will pay for summer camps, teacher training and other initiatives to benefit children and young adults from low-income families who might not have learned to code otherwise.


STEM majors way up, humanities down, among Washington college students, new data show

Students are continuing to flock to science, technology, engineering and math fields statewide in record numbers.


Center works to fill 6,000 unfilled skilled jobs

There are nearly 6,000 unfilled STEM jobs in Idaho, but Angela Hemingway, executive director of the Idaho STEM Action Center, and her staff are working to reduce that number – …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

EWU celebrates regional partnerships in Spokane

EWU held a ceremony Thursday to announce several new partnerships with regional businesses.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

State STEM scholarship expanding to encompass new skills

Thanks to bipartisan support in the Legislature, the $200 million public-private scholarship program is being expanded to help students gain specialized skills at community and technical colleges – skills such …


Dramatic STEM: North Central stages ‘Silent Sky’ about astronomer Henrietta Leavitt

Drama teacher Sydney Baird Childers says production celebrates women in science. She plans to bring more STEM on Stage shows to the school.


Grant will help introduce local students to jobs in STEM fields

A $150,000 grant will help Spokane-area students learn about jobs requiring skills in science, technology, engineering and math.


McKinstry executive appointed to EWU’s board of trustees

Eastern Washington University says the newest member of its governing board will play a key role as the school prepares to expand its footprint in downtown Spokane.


Survey: Half of women in STEM jobs say they’ve faced discrimination

As Silicon Valley’s workplace diversity wars play out, a Pew Research survey finds that half of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math say they have experienced some …


Building skills, brick by brick: Hillyard Library program promotes STEM to girls ages 6-12

The Hillyard Library’s Girls Brick Build challenges girls to practice STEM principles. Their tools? Lego bricks.


Lakewood school club getting young women involved in science

A new club designed to get Lakewood high school girls more involved in science has turned its attention toward preventing the release of invasive aquatic species into local lakes.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Scholarship for Muslim women honors pioneering scientist

The scholarship, established at the Dearborn, Michigan-based Center for Arab American Philanthropy with money from Adawia Alousi’s family trust, is believed to be the first of its kind for Muslim-American …


Staying sharp: Five tips for keeping kids’ brains engaged over summer break

Learning doesn’t have to stop when the last school bell rings. As lazy days of summer loom, parents can encourage steps for keeping kids intellectually engaged to avoid that potential …


Nonprofit to help make up for state’s unfunded scholarships

A Montana nonprofit is stepping in to help after the state’s STEM scholarship program said it didn’t have enough money to fund students’ spring 2017 scholarship awards.


Montana not able to pay STEM scholarship winners for their awards

Students who were awarded a Montana STEM scholarship will have to find another way to pay their tuition this spring as the Legislature doesn’t have the funds to pay the …


Shawn Vestal: The humanities can bridge learning and healing for veterans

It seems that the entire national discussion about education has been taken over by four letters: STEM. The performance of American students on STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, mathematics …


EWU receives NSF teaching grant for STEM training

Eastern Washington University received a National Science Foundation grant to fund improvements to their STEM teacher-training programs, Tuesday.


Boeing announces $6 million in grants for science, math

Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and education institutions across Washington state to help train the next generation of aerospace, science and technology …


Tod Marshall: Arts education integral to learning

From Leonardo to Einstein, we can find evidence of the bond between creativity – artistic thinking – and the sciences.


Odessa High School student wins prestigious science prize for erosion studies

MARLIN, Washington – Stacia Lesser grew up in the house where her father was born on a family farm in this tiny town about 20 minutes outside Odessa. Surrounded by …


Girls outperform boys in test of tech-engineering literacy

Eighth-grade girls are not only as skilled as boys at thinking through problems and using technology to solve them, they may even be a little better, a study released Tuesday …


Editorial: Focused scholarships a smart investment

The genius of the program is that it not only targets careers in need of more workers, it targets people who might not have been able to afford college.


Opinions from past add new perspective

Past editorials weighed in on primary voting, lazy students, rock ‘n’ roll, public transit and seat belts.


Teen inventors win MIT grant

Eight students from the Riverpoint Academy won a grant from MIT to build a device that will help refugees power portable electronics. They will present their final project at MIT …


EWU student’s letter on sexism goes viral

Eastern Washington University senior wrote a letter to the editor of the school newspaper noting the challenges faced by women in STEM fields. He couldn’t have guessed that it would …