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EV Alternative Program Offers Casual, Comfortable Learning Environment

1. East Valley Middle School teacher Shane Toy works with student Nick Bliesner. 2. Jared Cochran relaxes with a book on the reading couch. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Outside Help School Districts Offer Courses Aimed At Augmenting, Not Controlling, A Home-School Education

Classes for home-schoolers. Daniel Hester, 10, helps his classmate’s mother, Nancy Floyd, during a computer class for home-schooled children at the Libby Center. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review <


Fox Restricts Federal Aids Education Grants Idaho School Districts Can Teach Only Sexual Abstinence As A Prevention Method To Qualify

Idaho school districts that receive federal AIDS prevention grants cannot teach any prevention method but sexual abstinence, State Schools Superintendent Anne Fox has decided. The decision ends the previous policy …


Cda Students Managing Forest Company Lets High Schoolers Decide How To Log 640 Acres Of Timberland

1. Coeur d’Alene High student Brian See takes notes on a visit to the 640 acres lent to the school by Idaho Forest Industries. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


Bsu Exports Capitalism

One of Boise State University’s hottest business programs is way, way south. Pretty far west, too - almost halfway around the world. BSU is the only American university offering MBA …


Longer Lessons Freeman High’s Switch To A Four-Period Day, With 90-Minute Class Periods, Has Imposed Significant Changes In How The School Operates, And Has Earned Generally Favorable Reviews

1. History teacher Mike Thacker leads his Freeman High students in a discussion that will last for 90 minutes. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Mike Thacker’s U.S. history class …


Universities Granted Leeway By Bishops Schools Must Assert Faith, Hiring Left To Educators

For years, the nation’s 235 Catholic colleges and universities, including institutions such as Notre Dame, Georgetown, Fordham and Holy Cross, have been striving for academic distinction while resisting the forces …


Wgu: 13 States, No Buildings ‘Virtual University’ Aims To Bring Education To Most Remote Regions

No ivy will grow on the walls of the Western Governors University. WGU won’t have any walls. Set to offer its first courses in spring of 1998, the 13-state “virtual …


WSU Putting Its Future On Line Up To 40% Of Classes May Be On Computer In 12 Years, But Cost, Isolation Worry Some Critics

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The Cooks Are Well-Seasoned Culinary Arts Program At Nic Feeds Dreams

1. Andrew Hasseries lays a cod filet, cooked in lemon cream sauce, on a plate held by Andrea Proakis. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review 2. Culinary arts student Robert DePaulis …


Gruff Justice Jurors Don’t Buy It When Plaintiff Trolls For Sympathy

“These three Gruff brothers are innocent victims of an entrapment scheme …” begins defense attorney Jeff Marfice in his opening statement. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Critics Say Schools Preach Eco-Activism

Arizona schoolchildren inundate their local newspaper with letters opposing new home construction in the desert. Texas students sell T-shirts to help preserve the rain forests. Environmental education or activism? Conservative …


States Feel Obliged To Legislate History Lawmakers Require Teaching Of Certain Events

Ireland’s potato famine changed New York forever. The Great Hunger of the 1840s drove more than a million Irish to New York’s shores - immigrants who quickly stamped their culture …


Health Experts Blast Education Board Decision

Health specialists are forecasting a porkier, more slothful Idaho if the Legislature approves the state Board of Education’s move to drop physical education as a high school requirement. “You’re making …


Nic Nursing Gets Approval From Board One-Year Conditional Status Lifted After Instructors Hired

After hustling to hire more qualified instructors, the North Idaho College nursing program has won full approval from the state Board of Nursing. The associate degree program was put on …


Task Force To Recommend Health Classes, But Not Pe

A task force has decided to recommend requiring health courses, but not physical education, in new rules on public school operations in Idaho. An earlier version proposed by the task …


Shoshoni Added To Foreign Language Lineup Isu Students Can Now Get Credit For Learning Indian Language

Idaho State University has gained approval to offer Shoshoni for foreign language credit. That meets one of the school’s long-range education goals. The Fort Hall Indian Reservation, including the Shoshone-Bannock …


Teachers Defend Need For Pe Public Comments On Proposed Changes In School Requirements

They stopped short of jumping up and down. But at a state Board of Education hearing Tuesday, gym teachers and parents made a strong case for continuing to require physical …


College Level History Classes At West Valley High

West Valley High School is offering two college classes on campus this fall. Under Eastern Washington University’s Running Start program, the high school will offer art history and 18th century …


Nic Plans Sessions On Two Programs

North Idaho College will hold an information session next week on its pharmacy technology and mental health technology programs. Representatives of the two Allied Health programs will present the informal …


Teachers Of Evolution Becoming Endangered Species In U.S. Schools

One minute of videotape in a Colorado classroom has rekindled an old debate between creationists and proponents of the theory of evolution.


Aclu Wants Teacher Moved Or Monitored Says Suspension For Teaching Creationism Was Not Enough

The American Civil Liberties Union wants a Cheney schoolteacher reassigned or watched more closely after he arranged a lesson in creationism for his science class. The two-day suspension Aaron Mason …


School Classes Offered This Summer

A variety of summer school classes, including some designed for gifted children, will be offered this year by Spokane School District 81. Neighborhood schools are registering students this week. After …


Students May Sweat Less And Study More

Students graduating from high school in Idaho will not have to take any physical education classes to get their diplomas. They also could forego health classes. Instead, they will have …


Skepticism Reigns At Hearing On 4-Period Day

Applause erupted after Thursday evening’s first speaker, parent Doug Nowell, spoke against the controversial proposal for a four-period school day. More determined applause sounded after the second speaker, parent Dean …


Hooked On The Net The Internet Is Changing The Ways In Which People Work, Communities Are Formed And Students Learn

Doug Voda, a collector of HotWheels model cars, found a number of fellow collectors on the Internet. He has now joined the flow and established his own home page. Photo …


Better Building Blocks? High Schools Trying Longer Classes On Fewer Topics

1. Lakeside Spanish teacher Karla Belt believes longer classes give students a better grasp of the material. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review 2. Amber Sandman reviews homework for her Spanish …


Getting On Track Career Day Helps Students At Post Falls Junior High Plan Future

Students at Post Falls Junior High listen to Donna Parkins, a surgical manager from the Coeur d’Alene Eye Clinic, talk about climbing the professional ladder. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Midway’s World Fair Day Offers Cultural Diversity

Shannon McNaughton was scouting the Midway Elementary cafeteria for a husband, because that’s what Saudi Arabian girls do. But the 12-year-old in a black robe, head wrap and Adidas’ saw …


Gu Students Learning To Serve University Program Requires Volunteer Work With Charities

GU student Lisa Hunter liked working with the American Diabetes Association - a class requirement - so much that she continues to volunteer for the group. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The …