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Lighter backpacks can prevent injuries

Students in North Idaho are heading back to school and soon will follow homework, textbooks and heavy backpacks. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, backpacks loaded with textbooks, notebooks, …

School health clinics subject of grant award

Communities in Schools has received a $50,000 grant from the Gates Foundation to research opening a school-based health clinic.

Photos, lunch box notes among first day of school traditions

To commemorate her granddaughter’s first day of kindergarten, Spokane resident Catherine Marko created a report card grading Greta’s best skills – hugs, crafts and “being a good princess.” The girl …

Districts juggle snow days, changes as school begins

Across the Inland Northwest, students are sharpening their pencils and packing their backpacks in anticipation of the first day of school. Some schools begin today; others begin next week. All …

Teach kids to avoid back-to-school pain

WASHINGTON – Kids have always been a pain. But these days, they’re also in pain. “It’s an epidemic,” warns Scott Bautch, a Wisconsin chiropractor specializing in occupational health and a …

School supply drives are falling far short

Being without a pencil, paper or a backpack can be scarring for a kid returning to school, but some families simply can’t afford school supplies. Organizations in the Spokane and …

Idaho requires credits to enter high school

BOISE – The state will start keeping score in middle school, requiring students in seventh and eighth grades to complete at least 80 percent of their class credits before they …

Spokane man, son face drug charges

Police arrested a 20-year-old Spokane man and his father Thursday on suspicion of selling marijuana to high school students in northwest Spokane.

University of Idaho records enrollment bump

The University of Idaho has 1.4 percent more students statewide than it did a year ago.

Obama advises caution in what kids put on Facebook

In a pep talk that kept clear of politics, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged the nation’s students to take pride and ownership in their education — and stick with …

More kids qualify for meal assistance

If the number of students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals is an indicator of poverty in school districts, then Eastern Washington and North Idaho are getting poorer. School districts …

Demand up for free, reduced-price school meals

If the number of students qualifying for free- or reduced-price meals is an indicator of poverty within local school districts, then Eastern Washington and North Idaho are getting poorer.

Students Going Into Used Car Business For Day Central Valley High Business Club Will Rent Space For Sellers To Display Their Vehicles, Boats

They’re barely old enough to drive, but 20 students at Central Valley High School want to prove today that they’re old enough to sell cars. Members of the school’s Future …

Wv Gun Incidents Called Sign Of Innocence Lost Two Students Expelled For Weapons Violations

West Valley High Principal Cleve Penberthy and assistant principal Mike Van Martre tape a video about guns on the school campus. The video was shown to students Thursday. Photo by …

More Guns, Weapons Brought Into Schools Districts Seek Community Response To Threat

Incidents of students bringing weapons to school were up in the Spokane Valley last year, and districts are reaching out to the community for help. “We’re trying to bring a …