Stories tagged: teachers
Tue., April 26, 2016
Opinions from past add perspective
Editorial topics include World War I and Germany, Idaho colleges, treatment of soldiers’ families and merit pay for teachers
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:27 a.m.
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.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget
Thousands of Chicago teachers plan to walk off the job for one day on Friday, shutting down schools in the nation’s third-largest district.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
Teacher pay raise in House supplemental budget
House Democrats in Washington have released their supplemental budget proposal, which would close several tax exemptions to pay for the salary increases of public school teachers.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Washington Legislature: What’s alive, dead?
Nearing the halfway point of the 60-day Washington legislative session, here are some other bills that still can pass, and others that appear to be dead.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
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.
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
Spokane educators vote to go on strike
Spokane Public Schools employees on Friday voted to strike just four days after school starts next week. But the Spokane Education Association, which represents the workers, has not abandoned negotiations.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2015, 9:50 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools employees vote to strike if agreement not reached in a week
Employees of Spokane Public Schools have voted to go out on strike beginning Friday, Sept. 4, only days after the first day of school on Monday.
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Students who need teachers most are least likely to get higher-skilled ones
There’s a lot of research in education that suggests the single most important factor in students’ academic success is the teacher. And there’s a growing amount of research suggesting the …
Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
Board of Education endorses pay ladder for Idaho teachers
BOISE – Idaho’s state Board of Education has unanimously endorsed legislation to set up a “career ladder” for Idaho teachers, phasing in substantial pay increases if teachers meet performance standards. …
Fri., June 27, 2014
Program takes byte out of gender gap
A wall and at least one generation separated two groups of students learning computer programming skills in Coeur d’Alene this week. In one classroom, 26 middle school girls took some …
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013
Washington teacher evaluation system threatens waivers
SEATTLE – Education will be a focus when the Washington Legislature convenes in January, but money won’t be the only issue on the table. Lawmakers must also bring the state’s …
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
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.
Thu., Sept. 5, 2013
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.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
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 …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
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 …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
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 …
Sun., July 7, 2013
School districts rely on substitute teachers
Susan Rodgers has substituted in K-12 classrooms in North Idaho for 30 years. Some days are spent working one-on-one with special education students; on other days she might be managing …
Fri., June 28, 2013
Thanks, teachers, but shut your traps
Once again, the mask of “educational reform” has slipped to reveal its real face: anger toward teachers. Anger toward teachers – always prefaced, conditioned, softened and front-loaded with B.S. – …
Thu., June 6, 2013
Education Notebook: St. George’s teacher wins grant
John Nord, a math teacher at St. George’s School, has won a $6,000 grant in the Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks Travel Grant Program. Nord was one of 15 teachers awarded …
Thu., May 30, 2013
AD McKnight retiring after 39 years with West Valley School District
Wayne McKnight, 62, has been a fixture in the West Valley School District since before he began to teach. He’ll retire at the end of the school year. He attended …
Mon., May 6, 2013
Teachers union leads in state lobbying costs
SEATTLE – The Washington Education Association spends more on lobbying the Legislature than any other group and more than twice as much as the next-highest lobbying organization, a health care …
Thu., April 25, 2013
Education Notebook: ‘Dining Room’ opens tonight at LC
Lewis and Clark Tiger Drama will stage “The Dining Room,” beginning tonight. The show continues Friday and Saturday. All shows are at 7 p.m. in the LC auditorium, 521 W. …
Thu., April 18, 2013
Students, artists will honor teacher Marjory Halvorson
Marjory Halvorson began singing in grade school and she always knew she wanted to make singing her profession. Her family, however, wanted her to become a teacher. The long-time voice …
Thu., March 21, 2013
Former teacher pleads not guilty in sexual misconduct case
A former English teacher and girls’ track coach at Shadle Park High School pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of sexual misconduct with a former student. Court documents filed on …
Thu., March 21, 2013
EV continues K-8 transition
The East Valley School Board directed Superintendent John Glenewinkel to continue the transition to K-8 by moving the preschool and other programs to East Valley Middle School for the 2013-’14 …
Thu., March 7, 2013
St. Mark’s Lutheran preschool teacher departing after 31 years
Evelyn Nyholm’s first teaching job involved teaching elementary school music in 20-minute segments at seven different elementary schools, every week. The classrooms had no piano, she hauled around her own …
Wed., March 6, 2013
Teaching applications taken earlier at Spokane Schools
Kelsey Christensen loves her job teaching English language development at North Central High School. The trouble is, she has only a one-year contract with Spokane Public Schools and doesn’t know …
Thu., Feb. 14, 2013
Riverside Elementary’s $10,000 long shot
Teacher Mindy Shaw entered a national contest on a whim to win $10,000 for Riverside Elementary School. She wrote a 300-word essay about the school’s aged computer lab, took a …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013
Education Notebook: Community invited to night of math
Spokane Public Schools officials are hosting math community nights to introduce new materials being considered for third- through eighth-grade students to community members. The materials are part of an update …