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Student attacks 4 with bat in Australian university class

A student was detained by police after assaulting his teacher and three of his fellow students with a baseball bat on Friday in a classroom at the Australian National University, …


Target steps up its game to court the college crowd

In the age of online shopping, Target is trying new ways to connect with college students while also bringing stores closer to campuses as it opens new smaller-format locations.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

Families use strategies to land scholarships

Spokane-area school leaders encourage that students start early and think ahead, because scholarship dollars are out there – sometimes unclaimed – from local, state and national sources.


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Man charged with abandoning young girl in car near Gonzaga

Spokane police say a young girl was left alone in a car with the windows rolled down for hours Friday night and into Saturday morning, as temperatures dropped to 39 …


UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

Rate of immunized kindergarteners in Washington a steady 85 percent

State health officials say the percentage of kindergarteners with the required vaccinations needed to start school remained steady at 85 percent.


Study: School system more likely to hire whites than blacks

Virginia’s largest school system is far more likely to hire a white teacher applicant than an African-American, according to a study by professors at George Mason University.


Oregon plans broader rating system for schools

Oregon intends to shift how it evaluates schools and intervenes in those with the poorest results, moving from the rigid model required under No Child Left Behind to a more …


Million-dollar teachers: Cashing in by selling their lessons

Miss Kindergarten is in the million-dollar club. So are Lovin Lit, the Moffatt Girls and about a dozen other teacher-entrepreneurs who are spinning reading, math, science and social studies into …


Kansas principal resigns after high school journalists investigate her credentials

group of reporters and editors from the student newspaper, the Booster Redux at Pittsburg High School in southeastern Kansas, had gathered to talk about Amy Robertson, who was hired as …


Lockwood, Ladwig: Don’t leave special-needs students behind

Both proposed education budget bills, SB 5607 and HB 1843 (to address McCleary v. State) increase funding for nearly every program except special education.


WSU Tri-Cities spring enrollment higher than last year

More students are spending the spring semester at WSU Tri-Cities than last year. The university reported that the Richland campus enrollment grew from 1,510 students last spring semester to 1,825 …


University of Montana enrollment drops, MSU sets new record

Enrollment at the University of Montana has once again dropped, while Montana State University is celebrating a record-high count of students.


State’s homeless student population grows to nearly 40,000

Nearly 40,000 Washington students were homeless last school year, a 12 percent increase from the year before. The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that according to the state superintendent’s office, the …


Oregon school officials under fire for mocking students

Two Willamette Valley school administrators are under fire after text messages in which they mocked students were made public.


Kennel ready to roar again: Dorms open early so Gonzaga students can bring it for Saint Mary’s game

Gonzaga University dorms open early so students can bring it for tonight’s Saint Mary’s game.


Schools create moments of calm for stressed-out students

For much of last Thursday morning, Caroline Maher’s head was filled with anxiety – about the long essay due in her English class, the work for her two advanced placement …


Audit: Teacher assessments are playing hooky

When it meets Thursday, Idaho’s State Board of Education will discuss next steps after an audit showed 99 percent of teacher assessments from the 2014-15 school year were incomplete, late …


K-12 standardized testing rules could mean fewer exams for students

Aiming to reduce test-taking in America’s classrooms, the Obama administration released final rules Wednesday to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must …


University of Oregon enrollment drops for fourth year

Enrollment at the University of Oregon fell 2 percent this year, marking four years of declining enrollment for the school.


Oregon students accused of making threats at Trump rally

Two students from Silverton High School have been suspended after a pro-Trump demonstration at the school.


Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke tobacco, study finds

Los Angeles teenagers are giving health experts a new reason to worry about electronic cigarettes. In a study of more than 3,000 students in L.A. County public schools, those who …


WSU Running Start enrollment nearly triples in Tri-Cities

The number of Running Start students at WSU Tri-Cities nearly tripled this year.


Authorities: South Carolina elementary school shooter killed father before rampage

Authorities on Wednesday responded to a shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina. It was not immediately clear precisely where in or around the school gunfire occurred, but local …


Idaho students protest for, against Black Lives Matter mural

Students who want a Black Lives Matter movement mural to remain where it was painted on a high school parking space protested Wednesday against a superintendent’s decision to remove it, …


Education Department beefs up effort to help ITT Tech students

The Department of Education announced new online resources Monday for students affected by the abrupt closure of ITT Technical Institutes, amid criticism that the government is not doing enough to …


Sally Friedman: Powerful memories for ex-teacher

When I stepped into Room B-4 in a South Jersey suburb to face my first class of eighth graders, I was trembling.


Four students arrested after pregnant classmate attacked

Police say four Alabama high school students have been arrested after attacking a pregnant classmate in a classroom.


Portland schools expanding music options for bus drivers

Portland Public Schools bus drivers will have an expanded menu of listening options this school year.


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 …


10 states sue over restrooms transgender students can use

Ten states sued the federal government Friday over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity.