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Education Notebook: Orchestra concert, fashion show at Mead

The Mead High School Orchestra will celebrate friendship and love at the second annual Musical Heart Strings event on Friday at Mead High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The …


Education Notes: Evergreen’s Books and Bingo Night is tonight

Students and parents at Evergreen Elementary School in the Mead School District can have a night of fun and get a book at Evergreen’s Books and Bingo Night, from 5 …


CV superintendent tackles funding questions

Almost every school district in Spokane County will ask voters to consider renewing levies on election day, Feb. 14. Central Valley Superintendent Ben Small is hosting a series of information …


WSU considers fining student violators of conduct code

The Washington State University Board of Regents will consider assessing fines on students who violate the school’s code of conduct.


Education Notebook: LC attends mock trial

Court was in session for the legal studies students at Lewis and Clark High School on Jan. 18, during a mock trial in the Moot Courtroom at Gonzaga University’s School …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 14, 2011, 1:28 p.m.

Colleges pay to fend off porn sites

Universities around Washington are buying up websites under the new .xxx web extension created for pornographic material. But they aren’t trying to bolster their budgets by getting into the porn …


Education Notes: Rogers Walk of Fame will add 5 honorees

Rogers High School will honor alumni on Oct. 28 when it inducts five new members into the Walk of Fame. Members of the Walk of Fame have given their high …


Area ACTs beat U.S. average

Washington and Idaho students scored above the national average on the ACT test – a measure of college and career readiness, according to results released Wednesday. Nearly half of all …


Idaho rejects ‘No Child’ goals

BOISE – The state Board of Education signed off on Idaho’s plan to reject the latest requirements for determining student progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law, though …


Mountain View Middle School closes for good

No other last day of school was celebrated like it was at Mountain View Middle School. The school, opened in 1979, closed Friday – part of the East Valley School …


School Notes: Pledge deadline near for College Bound Scholarship

Spokane Public Schools seventh- and eighth-graders living in low-income families may be eligible for a College Bound Scholarship, on the condition that the students sign a pledge to graduate from …


Face Time: School librarian worries about cutbacks’ effects

Mead School District officials decided shifting its 12 librarians out of the library and into a traditional classroom was the best way to help solve its $1 million budget deficit. …


100 Spokane teachers receiving recall notices

Spokane Public Schools recalled 100 teachers Monday after the school board decided to not increase class size in the elementary grades. Of the 238 employees who received pink slips in …


Nonprofit gives instruments, lessons to low-income students

Tasha Cummins never knew she wanted to play the bass until the instrument was put in her hands. “I didn’t even know what the strings were and could barely pick …


LC students learn in local internships

The warm wood floors gleamed under the soft glow of strategically placed table lamps. Oak bookcases brimmed with textbooks and leafy green plants flourished in decorative pots. John Hagney sat …


Efforts bring higher graduation rates at area high schools

Fewer students in Spokane are dropping out of school. Spokane Public Schools improved its on-time graduation rate by 8 percentage points in 2010, state data showed Thursday, and officials credit …


Pilot program gives students jump-start on foreign language

Bienvenidos, estudiantes. Esto es la clase de español para el grado ocho. Until this year, that phrase – “Welcome, students. This is eighth-grade Spanish” – was foreign to Spokane Public …


Region’s best, brightest receive Chase Youth Awards

Children and teenagers from throughout the region were honored for their achievements Sunday at the Chase Youth Awards. The annual ceremony, named for former Spokane Mayor Jim Chase, spotlights the …


Education Notebook: Ferris cheer team wins award

For the third time in the past four years, the Ferris High School varsity cheerleaders have been honored as Washington State Academic Champions. The girls earned an overall grade-point average …


Free custom glasses serve as learning aid for students

Some Spokane elementary schoolchildren got a gift Thursday that many take for granted – good vision. Prevent Blindness America and Essilor Laboratories of America teamed up to give 51 Audubon …


AP Scholars named

Students from Spokane high schools recently earned AP Scholar status for their academic excellence on their college-level Advanced Placement Program exams. Students who have achieved the honor attend or have …


Area students named AP Scholars

Students from area high schools recently earned AP Scholar status for their academic excellence on their college-level Advanced Placement Program exams. Students who have achieved the honor attend or have …


Spokane hopes to establish a school-based health clinic

No workday is the same for Spokane Public Schools nurse Marianne Fischer. But there is one given – she’ll spend it running. By 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fischer had handed out …


Teacher pay doesn’t benefit kids, study finds

WASHINGTON – A study released Tuesday found that offering teachers annual bonuses of up to $15,000 had no effect on student test scores – a result likely to inflame debate …


Parents’ attitudes key to motivating kids to exercise

Even kids who have been active during the summer can face a challenge when the school year begins: They may spend as many as seven hours a day behind a …


Education Notes: CdA Charter Academy hosts road rally contest

Students at Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, along with members of the community, will compete in the “Rally for Education” on Sept. 25. Competitors will take part in the afternoon road …


Education Notebook: St. Patrick’s students will run for donations

Students at St. Patrick Catholic School, 2706 E. Queen Ave., will put on their running shoes Oct. 1 for the 32nd annual Run-a-Thon. From 10:15 a.m. to noon, St. Pat’s …


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 …