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Eastern Paves Road To Recovery Officials Hope New Degrees, Lower Costs Will Boost Enrollment, Release State Money

EWU graduate student Kathy Morefield works with disabled children at the Guild School as part of new master’s program. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Mormon Courses At Isu Target Of Suit

A March 17 jury trial is set to determine whether Idaho State University religious education classes inappropriately promote the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A …


Cops Field Team For Schools In The Wake Of Dare’s Demise, City Hopes New, More Varied, Program Will Reach Students

The cool, souped-up DARE Camaro the kids oohed over is gone. So are the catchy anti-drug slogans and nifty black T-shirts worn by thousands of young graduates. When Drug Abuse …


Federal Grant Will Expand Educational TV Network

A Spokane educational television network will expand with help from a $10 million federal grant awarded Friday. Educational Service District 101 plans to use the money from the U.S. Department …


Girls In The Hood High-School Girls Hold Their Own In Summer Auto Mechanics Class

Beth Kowal, left, Tiffany Jones, center, and Angel Halbig work on a Chevy 350 engine, trying to loosen all the bolts necessary to change the belts. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand/The …


Summer Civics Carries Full Load Of Students

Every chair in Melissa Mayer’s civics class is taken. That’s 30 students who roll in each morning at 7:30 to learn about citizenship, current events and civic affairs. Why such …


WSU Class At Death’s Door Human Development 360 Students Strive To Come To Grips With That Final Taboo

1. No experience necessary. WSU students in the death and dying class tour the Pullman City Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. Margaret Young, family scientist


Collegians Learn In Real World They Earn Course Credits Through ‘Service Learning’

More and more these days, college students are going beyond the lab or the lecture hall and learning some of their lessons in the real world. Hundreds of students at …


8th-Graders Win Science Competition Four Sacajawea Students Claim National Grand Prize

Four Sacajawea Middle School students won the grand prize in a national science competition for their proposal to turn grass smoke into paper and newsprint. Eighth-graders Eli Penberthy, Erin Richardson, …


36 Years Of History Retire With Bob Lingow

Thirty years ago, when the Vietnam War was bursting onto our national psyche, Bob Lingow was teaching history in Room 215 of West Valley High School. Today, he’s still there. …


Teacher Shows Kids ‘Striptease’

They came to class to study computers. Instead, fourth-graders were shown the R-rated movie “Striptease,” featuring a topless Demi Moore. The 55-year-old public school teacher was removed from classroom duties …


Wilson Elementary Launching Science Olympiad

Hutton Elementary students, assisted by Jim Flott from the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, plant a tree at the Manito Park duck pond. The planting followed Hutton students’ fund-raising efforts …


English Lessons EV Honors Humanities Class Will End With Five-Day Trip To London

1. Jim Larson, Corey Holcomb-Hockin and Erin Lally are part of an East Valley High class that is writing a historical novel set in London. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review …


Building A Future Scc’s Carpentry And Cabinetry Program Earns Hand-On Training By Building A House

Twenty students from the carpentry class at Spokane Community College build a house at 13617 E. 13th Court. Construction is expected to be finished in June. Photo by Steve Thompson/The …


Isu Students Dive Into New Tank To Study Fish Projects Seek To Advance Health Of Water, Rainbow Trout

A new 154-gallon rainbow trout tank at Idaho State University will provide chemistry classes with an aquatic environment they can use in learning how to analyze water and stream health. …


Skid Monster Teaches Kids Control Behind The Wheel

1. Two cars, which simulate the experience of drivers of slippery or icy roads, will help train students how to drive in bad weather. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


Wood ‘Lab’ Prepares Students

West Valley teacher Tim Dorwin works with several students as they build deck chairs. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Business Programs At Gu Reaccredited

The Gonzaga University School of Business Administration has had it accreditation reaffirmed by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Clarence H. “Bud” Barnes, dean of Gonzaga’s business school, …


Original (Not Official) County Language To Be Taught

It may not be the official language of Kootenai County, but Coeur d’Alene is the original language. Now, it’s going to be taught here.


Cda School Programs Earn Merit Awards

Programs on forestry and community outreach have earned merit status for Coeur d’Alene High School and Lakes Middle School. Both schools will receive an “Approved with Merit” award at the …


Students Go Through The Motions High School Too Easy, Many Teens Say

Teenagers nationwide have issued a decisive verdict on their high schools. A new study reports that most think their classes are not challenging enough, often lack exemplary teachers and are …


Nc Students Wire Miniature Homes They Built

Talk about turning on the light in a kid’s head. You can see the bright bulbs in Janet Knight’s ninth-grade science class at North Central High School. Her students completed …


Adams Students Get A Bang Out Of Science Show

Fifth-graders from Wilma Arnold’s class at Grant Elementary pose by a 16-foot mural they made depicting scenes from some of their favorite books. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Oakland Board Revises Policy On Ebonics

A month after igniting a national debate by declaring black English a second language, school officials hoped to quench the flames by making it clear they will teach standard English. …


Safety Code For Building Schools Urged Bonner Trustee Cites Collapsing Roofs As Reason To Retain State Standards

As lawmakers got their first look Monday at a complete rework of the rules for operating public schools, a Sandpoint school trustee said the rules aren’t complete unless they make …


Long Classes A Breeze For Teachers, A Drag For Kids Survey On CV Pilot Project Finds Difference Of Opinion

A survey after Central Valley’s four-period day pilot project shows that most teachers found their day moved faster. Most students, on the other hand, had trouble staying interested during the …


The Language Gap Pro-Con Does Oakland Schools’ Recognition Of Black English Remove Barriers Or Reinforce Them?

Is there anything objectionable about an American who can fluently speak Creole and standard English? How about Gaelic and standard English? Spanish and standard English? Patois and standard English? It …


Schools Chief Waves Off Ebonics Approach Board Members More Sympathetic To Idea; Doctoral Student In Linguistics Explains It As Dialect

Seattle Schools Superintendent John Stanford says the school district should focus on teaching its students English and not embrace black English, or Ebonics, as a way to teach black youngsters …


Rules For The Playground Are Also Good Rules For A Lifetime

Dan’s temper is as black as his hair. “Why are you angry?” playground supervisor Jane Frohlich asked gently, her hand on the fifth-grader’s head. “He ruined my tunnel,” he said …


‘Black English’ Classes Won’t Get Federal Funds Administration Says Ebonics Is Slang, Doesn’t Belong In Classroom

The Clinton administration declared Tuesday that “Black English” is a form of slang that does not belong in the classroom, and ruled that school districts who recognize the idiom in …