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Education

Education news from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.

News >  Education

Oaks Academy to expand, serve 150 more students

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.

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News >  Idaho

CdA trustees select interim superintendent

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.

News >  Idaho

Post Fall grad wins new car

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
News >  Idaho

Senate kills bill adding Idaho questions to civics test

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...
News >  Spokane

Mead considers elementary school boundary change

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.
News >  Spokane

School district gets $44,601 energy rebate

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.
News >  Spokane

5 education reads found in the last 7 days

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!
News >  Spokane

Audit finds some discrepancies in ALE program

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.
News >  Spokane

5 reads found in the last 7 days

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.
News >  Spokane

State charter school organization forms PAC

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.
Sports >  Outdoors

Conservation camp sponsorships offered to educators by Safari Club

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...
News >  Spokane

‘Raise your hands if you think emotions matter’

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.
News >  Spokane

State Attorney General asks courts to reconsider charter school ruling; he cites concerns about potential impact on other programs

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...
Sports >  Outdoors

Bill to help get kids outside gets hearing in Olympia

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...