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Education Notebook: Public schools to hold Q&A

Spokane Public Schools officials will be answering questions from the public during “Educating Spokane” at 7 tonight on KSPS channel 7. SPS Superintendent Shelley Redinger, school board Vice President Susan …


Musician brings message on how to fight bullying

At Pasadena Park Elementary School, students are learning ways to defuse bullying. Counseling assistant Sue Shipton said involving students early in the school year helps prevent bullying at Pasadena Park …


CdA schools to develop programs to combat bullying

An international expert on countering discrimination and bullying will work with the Coeur d’Alene School District this year to assess the student bullying problem and help develop measures to end …


State fails to check post-test for cheating

SEATTLE – Washington is one of a declining number of states that fail to analyze test results for signs of cheating. The Seattle Times reported that while Washington has good …


Education Notebook: LCHS Journal holding used book sale

The newspaper staff at Lewis and Clark High School will hold a used book sale Saturday at the Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. The LCHS …


Education Notebook: St. George’s to stage dinner, ‘Fantasticks’

Drama students at St. George’s School, 2929 W. Waikiki Road, will entertain audiences with a dinner theater production of “The Fantasticks,” beginning Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the school’s …


Parents, students protest lack of lockers for middle-grade students

Parents in the East Valley School District arrived at the school board meeting carrying backpacks full of books, musical instruments, sports equipment and cold-weather clothing. Mindy Stewart, a parent with …


Centennial’s meet and greet hopes to ease first-day issues

It’s every middle schooler’s worst nightmare. You show up on the first day and try to open your locker. It doesn’t work.


Donated volumes carry on teaching

Diane Zahand had a passion for early childhood education. Now, even after her death, her work is continuing..


Levy passes, reversing school district’s cuts

Voters in the Plummer-Worley School District in North Idaho approved a two-year tax levy Tuesday that will enable school officials to restore funding for athletics, full-time kindergarten and five-day school …


Eye on Boise: Tom Luna’s school fund push stalls

BOISE – Political fireworks flew at the Idaho state Land Board last week, as, for the second time in five years, state schools Superintendent Tom Luna sought to boost the …


ESDs prove invaluable to small school districts

At a time when money for education remains tight, taxpayers are spending about a quarter-billion dollars each year on a little-known bureaucracy that operates between local schools and Olympia. Dozens …


Education Notebook: Dance teams convene at Mt. Spokane

The Mt. Spokane High School Dance Team hosted a summer dance camp Aug. 7-9, taught by Minnesota-based dance camp, Just for Kix. Also in attendance were dancers from Post Falls …


Standardized tests popular with parents, poll shows

WASHINGTON – Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, according …


Idaho board to consider PE requirement

The Idaho State Board of Education agreed to hear public comment on proposed new statewide physical education requirements during its monthly meeting this week in Pocatello. The board also agreed …


Most Washington students starting college don’t finish

Getting a kid through high school and into college might seem like a success story. But a Seattle-based research firm has found that less than a third of Washington students …


Education Notebook: It’s supplies time for new school year

September is just a few weeks away and it’s time to plan for back-to-school. School supply lists for the 2013-14 year can be found on individual school websites in their …


Federal budget cuts close Hillyard Center Head Start

Forty fewer kids in the state’s poorest ZIP code will have the opportunity to attend free preschool this fall as funding cutbacks for the Head Start program take hold. The …


Math test holds up high school diplomas

SEATTLE – Just as Washington state officials predicted, most of Washington’s high school seniors are passing the statewide exams required to graduate. But that fact doesn’t make life any easier …


Bringing culture, customs alive

Quanah Matheson of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe worked up a sweat Wednesday putting up a tepee like his father and grandfather had taught him. Watching from a crowd of dozens …


Suit challenges charter school law

SEATTLE – A coalition of parents, educators and community groups filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court on Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of Washington’s new charter schools law. The …


Pavillion Park scholarships awarded

Friends of Pavillion Park, a Liberty Lake nonprofit organization, has announced recipients of its 10th annual Friends of Pavillion Park Scholarship Awards. Matthew James Busch won the Elmer Schneidmiller Community …


Education Notebook: Mt. Spokane holds cheer camp

The Mt. Spokane High School Cheer and Dance Team shared its moves and spirit with young dancers during its Youth Cheer and Dance Summer Camp held June 17-20. Twenty-two girls …


Education Notebook: Mt. Spokane ASB leaders clean highway

The Mt. Spokane High School 2013-14 ASB officers cleaned up recently when they participated in the local Adopt-a-Highway program. The school’s Associated Student Body adopted a two-mile stretch of the …


East Farms students see their letters answered

Marcy Williams, a third-grade teacher at East Farms STEAM Magnet School, has a knack for finding the things her school needs. It started when she was teaching in the alternative …


College Bound program helps students focus on education

Study after study shows that a college degree is the best chance for low-income students to improve their lives. But those students may feel powerless to make college a reality. …


West Valley student wins prestigious photo contest

The tree-lined path leading to Tonya Lewis’ home at the Hutton Settlement inspired her to snap a picture with her iPod. The photo, “Pathway to Happiness,” won first place in …


Grammy Foundation hosts career panel at NC

The music program at North Central High School received a $5,500 grant from the Grammy Foundation and Ford Motor Co. last week. North Central achieved Grammy Signature Schools Enterprise status …


Civic Theatre’s Taylor gives campers opportunity to shine

Chris Taylor missed out on the original “Let’s put on a show!” musicals epitomized by Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland’s 1939 MGM classic, “Babes in Arms.” Yet as the Spokane …


Education Notebook: Shadle team wins state math-science contest

Hailey Guyette, Kleopatra Deltchev and Jessica Lim, the Spokane MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Prosthetic Arm Challenge team from Shadle Park High School, won first place at Washington MESA Day. …