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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 …

Twin Falls police investigating after gun fired at school

Police are investigating after a handgun discharged at a south-central Idaho middle school.

SFCC’s Pullman branch in jeopardy of closing

Students at Pullman’s branch of Spokane Falls Community College may not have a campus to return to when fall semester starts.

WSU regents to consider tuition cut

An academic building at Washington State University Tri-Cities is likely to be renamed this week after the university’s late president.

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.

Parents complain about handcuffing of elementary students

Angry parents are demanding action after they say at least five students were handcuffed at a Middle Tennessee elementary school for not stopping an off-campus fight.

Principal won’t punish ninth-graders who hired male stripper

A Des Moines, Iowa, principal has decided not to punish the ninth-grade girls who arranged for a male stripper to perform at their high school’s synchronized swimming club banquet.

OSU working to contain possible norovirus outbreak

Oregon State University officials say they are taking steps to contain a possible norovirus outbreak after up to 60 students fell ill with symptoms.

Roof collapse at Pakistan religious school kills 5 students

A Pakistani official says a roof that was under construction at a religious school collapsed, killing five students.

Three Franciscan leaders charged in abuse at Pennsylvania school

Three leaders of a Franciscan religious order were charged Tuesday with allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to take on jobs, including a position as a high …

Teacher resigns over nude pictures taken from her cellphone

Some South Carolina high school students have started an online petition to bring back a teacher who resigned after a student spread a nude picture of her through text messages …

Reducing state teacher shortage aim of new bill

The Washington House has passed a bill that seeks to increase the number of public school teachers in the state, in response to a perceived shortage.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 10:09 a.m.

Two girls killed in shooting at Phoenix-area high school

Police say two teens have been shot at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, but there is no more danger to the rest of the campus.

Japanese students practice English, glean knowledge from Fairwood retirees

The word “quilt” just didn’t translate when Joan Nelson told her young Japanese visitors of her hobby, even when she used her hands to mimic sewing. “We had a real …

UPDATED: Tue., June 17, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

EWU student dies in early morning crash

Officials have confirmed one Eastern Washington University student has died and two other young men were injured in a car crash early Tuesday morning in Cheney.

Folk schools growing in popularity, teach blacksmithing, archery

OLYMPIA – The rhythmic sound of sandpaper smoothing wood is accompanied by the steady punching of slots in leather as a handful of students focus on putting the finishing touches …

Ferris High School principal ‘canned’ for charity

The students and staff at Ferris High School continued their annual food drive with a twist and “canned” their principal, Kevin Foster, from his office. The idea behind the Can …

Deadline looms to finish old GED exam

SEATTLE – Thousands of Washington residents who started the GED high school equivalency test sometime this past decade but never finished now have just a few weeks to complete their …

Schools notebook: Hunger awareness goal of Ferris students

The Ferris High School ASB officers plan to camp out in their annual Freezin’ for a Reason fundraiser. The students will spend three nights and four days, beginning after school …

Education Notebook: Salk students wear hats for Haiyan relief

Students at Salk Middle School raised about $600 to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The fundraiser was organized by Salk’s Associated Student Body officers Kyle Cozza, …

M.E.A.D. students mirror project after ‘Shark Tank’

The sharks that swam through M.E.A.D. Thursday evening didn’t seem that ferocious – in fact they seemed downright friendly. Members of Spokane’s business community including representatives from Desautel Hege and …

Jamie Tobias Neely: Language arts skills are vital

The smells of chalk dust and geraniums waft through the memories of my childhood classrooms. Minutes click through the long, black hands of a wall clock, while the alphabet stretches …

Education Notebook: One Act Festival planned at Ferris High

The Ferris High School Theatre Arts Department will entertain audiences with its One Act Festival beginning today at 7 p.m. in the commons at Ferris. The festival will include six …

Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy looks to build endowment

Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy can be described in one word: unconventional. That applies to the students, the classes, the equipment and, soon, a funding source.

Spokane school principal offering a global perspective

Shellye Horowitz moves from child to child during the long lunch recess; she ties a student’s shoelaces, retrieves a loose ball and strikes up a chat with everyone. The new …

Spokane Valley school enrollment lower than expected

Alternative programs in two Spokane Valley school districts are down slightly in enrollment right now, but administrators believe that will change, based on previous trends. In the West Valley School …

Education Notebook: Dance team from Mt. Spokane takes 2nd place

The Mt. Spokane High School dance team took second place at the Sounds of Thunder Marching Band Competition at Joe Albi Stadium on Saturday. The girls, along with the Mt. …

Education Notebook: Cataldo School to sell Halloween costumes

Cataldo Catholic School will host its annual Halloween costume sale Oct. 17 and 18. The event will be in the school’s parking lot at 455 W. 18th Ave., from 9 …

2 Spokane Valley teen girls killed in crash

SPOKANE VALLEY — Students at University High School in Spokane Valley are mourning the deaths of two girls in a crash.

Cooper Elementary to mark National Walk to School Day

On Wednesday morning, students from Cooper Elementary School will participate in National Walk to School Day. Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, the lead agency for Safe Kids Spokane, has asked …