A recent study has confirmed what many educators in Spokane and the nation already knew: the “math gap” between boys and girls has little to do with biology and almost everything to do with societal attitudes.
When the Oaks Classical Christian Academy was first founded, it had just 33 students in a church on the border of Spokane, and Spokane Valley, which had not yet become a city. Twenty-three years and several moves later, it now has 332 students and will soon build its permanent home.
Chattaroy Elementary third grade teacher receives a $2,000 grant that is being designated for the purchase of a school greenhouse
Spokane Public Schools will host a vaping prevention symposium, “Cutting Through the Vapor: The Reality of Vaping,” on Nov. 21, 5-8 p.m. at North Central High School.
Nobody expects a preschooler to be able to count to 1,000, but a new program offered by Spokane Public Library is helping parents and caregivers track a goal of reading 1,000 books to their children before kindergarten.
It wasn’t easy, but the West Valley and Cheney school districts are moving forward following the narrow passage of levies.
In the wake of a critical outside report, Spokane Public Schools is moving ahead with a comprehensive plan to improve the educational experience for gifted and talented students.
With songs and words, Sacajawea paid tribute to all American veterans. About 50 of them – from every service branch and every conflict since World War II – were seated in a place of honor in the middle of the old gym.
As Spokane school officials wrestle with how to best discourage vaping by students, Seattle Public Schools filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against industry leaders Juul Labs and Altria Group.
Spokane Public Schools’ decision this week to table a proposal to cite students for vaping contradicted the earlier wishes of all five of its high school principals.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has refrained from saying whether her department will continue or reject the Obama administration’s controversial approach to cracking down on campus sexual violence. She plans to meet Thursday with advocates on all sides of the issue. Thoughts? CH
The Coeur d’Alene School district has chosen an interim superintendent. Stanley Olson will lead the school district for one year, while the board of trustees searches for a permanent replacement. According to his one-year contract Olson will be paid $133,000. His first day will be on July 1.
Vandal football fans who pay for premium seating will have access to alcoholic beverages at games this season, but fans in general seating are on hold.
Perfect attendance and a minimum 3.5 GPA during the students’ second semester senior year won 24 students entry into a lottery, sponsored by Post Falls Findlay Nissan to encourage high academic performance. Twelve students qualified from Post Falls High School, eight from Lake City High School and 4f from CdA High. What was your 1st car? CH
A proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school in Idaho may have to delay its opening date a year if a national accreditation agency does not sign off on its plans this month.
An Idaho Senate panel has spiked a proposal suggesting that high school students should have to pass a civics test that included at least 25 questions on the history of Idaho. Members on the Senate Education Committee said Tuesday they liked the overall concept of the bill, but couldn't sign off on...
Yes, the Legislature passed a bill to delay a cut in school funding in a day last week, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll finish their work on time.
Sen. Mike Baumgartner files amendment to state Constitution's requirements on public schools.
High school students participating in a nationwide mock poll gave Hillary Clinton a land-slide victory, Sunday.
A study published in Developmental Psychology shows how Donald Trump's aggressive and domineering behavior is perfectly suited for empathy void preschool children, according to an article published Wednesday in the Atlantic.
Pivoting away from years of recommendations, the American Academy of Pediatricians changed guidelines about how much screen time children should have, Friday.
It may be summer, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun learning on your PC!
Giving the phrase "video game nerds" brand new meaning, flash game "Science Kombat" combines the best of your textbooks with the thrill of 2-D fighting.
Spokane Public Schools on-time graduation rate increased slightly in 2015, up to 84.5 percent.
The Mead School District is holding a community forum on Wednesday to hear input about proposed changes to elementary school boundaries. The board of directors will not vote on the proposed changes this school year.
Spokane Public Schools received a $44,601 rebate from Avista this week. The rebate was presented at Wednesday’s board meeting and comes from energy efficiency improvements made across the district in 2015.
Washington high school students didn’t claim roughly $54 million in possible federal Pell Grant money in 2014, according to an analysis by NerdWallet.
Schools in Afghanistan, hunting for on-time college graduates, does money really help kids and more. Education reads from the last seven days.
More education reads. Dig in.
Should the state require students to learn cursive? One senator thinks so.
More education writing. This week covers imposter syndrome, (especially among high-achieving students of color) the five folk looking to run the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (what a wacky name), suspension and more. Happy weekend!
A state audit of Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) programs found discrepancies between the number of students districts reported for funding purposes and the number of students classified as ALE students by the state. The report was released by the Washington State Auditor’s Office on Monday.
More education reading for the normal sized weekend. Topics covered: Is high school too easy? Should some kids skip college and go straight to the workforce? A film about a high school prom in Florida makes it to Sundance, and more.
Washington Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) has introduced legislation that could provide $5 million for Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools as well open up alternate funding sources.
The Spokane Public Schools board of directors approved a 3 percent raise for non-administrative and non-represented employees, Wednesday night.
It's back. Five education reads that have informed my reporting, or at least my reporting goals.
The president of Gonzaga Preparatory School, Al Falkner, announced Wednesday that he will retire in June, 2017.
Three Education reads from the last seven days.
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The Washington State charter Schools Association has formed a political action committee in hopes of influencing charter school legislation. The PAC, called WA Charters PAC, has given more than $20,000 to campaign accounts.
I've compiled some of the most interesting education reporting I've stumbled upon this week.
The Spokane Public Schools board adopted a new AP U.S. history textbook Wednesday night.
Two new Spokane Public Schools board members, Paul Schneider and Jerrall Haynes, were sworn in Wednesday night.
Spokane Public School students and parents can apply to attend a school other than their neighborhood school starting Tuesday.
OUTDOOR EDUCATION -- Educators are being offered sponsorships for week-long conservation camp where they can earn two-four graduate credit hours. Applications are out for the 2016 American Wilderness Leadership School at a facility near Jackson, Wyoming, organized by Safari Club International. Six different week-long sessions...
Q&A: Spokane Public Schools board candidate Jerrall Haynes
Q&A: Spokane Public Schools board candidate Rocky Treppiedi
Q&A: Spokane Public Schools board candidate Paul Schneider
Q&A: Spokane Public Schools board candidate Patricia Kienholz
What happens when you combine street smarts AND book smarts? Apparently you win debate competitions.
Q&A: Cheney School board candidate Henry C. Browne
Q&A: Mead School board candidate John P. Hatcher.
A Texas mother noticed something disturbing last week in her son's "World Geography" textbook. The book referred to African slaves brought to the United States as "workers."
Emotional intelligence researcher Marc Brackett spoke Thursday about the importance of teaching emotional intelligence in the classroom. He presented at the Young Child Expo & Conference via Skype after his flight out of New York was canceled.
Via our Washington, D.C., correspondent, Kevin Graeler, the Perkins Loan program is ending.
Next week more than 50 representatives from colleges, the military and scholarship foundations will offer workshops and events to Spokane-area students with the hope of interesting them in some sort of secondary education.
The Washington Attorney General requested that the State Supreme Court reconsider whether charter schools are unconstitutional, Thursday. The attorney general raised concerns that the Court's ruling could threaten similarly funded programs including Running Start. "Regardless of one's feelings about charter schools, the Court's reasoning in...
Incessant texting is the bane of classroom teachers. Ironically enough it might be helping get students in the door.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Not everyone is a former state Supreme Court justice.
Seattle teachers reached a tentative agreement with the city’s school district as their strike entered its fifth day Tuesday, but they will stay on the picket lines pending its approval.
Spokane Public Schools and Central Valley School District kindergarten registration is next week.
OUTDOOR EDUCATION -- A Senate committee will hold a hearing today, Feb. 11, at 1:30 p.m. on “No Child Left Inside,” a bipartisan bill (SB 5843) that provides $1.3 million for programs to get kids to away from their screens and back outdoors. A...
Education offers a variety of interesting stories. The following are a few headlines from around the country.
Thu., April 11, 2019