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Archaeologist Coaches Kids On Reading Story Of Time

Broadway Elementary fifth-grader Bobby Kitchen shows off a piece of obsidian at the dig site his class worked on this week. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Ths Wy Kds Tody Cnt Spl Fr Beens

“If i wd hf mg ics Iwd save the bses and one I sav the bes then I wi g thm way the end.” The above, according the San Francisco …


Direct Method Puts Reading Students On Fast Track

Gonzaga University student Amy Rice, right, pays close attention while Shadle Park student, Jessica Morbeck, works through a comprehension skills book. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Mix Of Science And Magic Cast Spell On Students

Magic is pretend and science is real. That out of the way, magician Kirk Charles went on to teach some tricks that depend on both. Students at Opportunity Elementary School …


Mead Students Celebrate Authors

F. Scott Fitzgerald has nothing on Farwell Elementary third-grader Ashley Connell. Fitzgerald’s work, after all, didn’t see the light of press until he was of legal drinking age. Nine-year-old Connell …


Animal Expert Has Words To The Wild For Students

Richard Hoyt and several of his friends, including this albino corn snake, visited the Millwood school Tuesday. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Self-Esteem: Classroom Fad We Didn’t Need

Little Miss Self-Esteem lit up a joint with her pals outside P.M. Jacoy’s on a recent Saturday afternoon in downtown Spokane. She didn’t see my sad expression gazing back at …


Elementary Students Start Learning A Second Language

With a bag of stuffed animals, a few simple songs and realistic goals, mother Nan Smith walks into a kindergarten classroom to teach Spanish. She is not a teacher, and …


Parents Push Montessori Expansion Cost, Training Are Obstacles; 2 Meetings Set For Next Week

Parents supporting a popular alternative elementary program in Spokane School District 81 want to see a good turnout for two informational meetings next week, hoping that will encourage growth in …


Puncturing The Myths Of Afrocentrism

A book as sharp as a whittled stick has come along to puncture the pseudo-academic inflations that have ballooned into Afrocentrism, a body of myths claiming that white, ancient Greece …


On Air Education Inspired Students Put Their Hearts And Minds To Work Learning Technical Skills Of Radio, Television Broadcasting

1. Eric Ackerman shoots a video scene at University High School for Steve Lalonde’s radio and television class. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. University High graphic arts teacher Steve …


Rural Connection Ahead Of Big Cities, Oakesdale Schools Embrace Technology In The Classroom

1. Hooked up. Oakesdale High School principal Lisa Holmes uses old technology - the telephone - while a dummy in the background protects the file server for the system that …


Students Search For Hatred, Find Help Whitworth Group Learns About Race Relations During ‘Tour Of Prejudice’

Whitworth College students attending a forum on “A Tour of Prejudice” were met by signs trying to simulate discrimination students saw as they visited cities around the nation recently. Photo …


Inventing An Easy Life Mothers Are The Necessity Of Inventions As Kids Find Creative Ways To Tackle The Drudgery Of Chores

Sock it to me. Matthew Devers, 8, left, works on a “static balloon ride” while Spencer Howard, 8, enjoys a laugh at Blair Elementary School’s “Invention Convention.” Photo by Dan …


Be Prepared Pathways Program Bridges Transition From School To A Career

1. Eric Kohler of Central Valley and Pat Crowe, from Deer Park, run a software program at the Spokane Skills Center that will help them design machined parts. The information …


Presidential History Fades Fast Elementary Students Get A Lesson On Presidents Many Adults Could Use

(From For the Record, Tuesday, February 20, 1996:) A photo that ran on Monday’s Regional page incorrectly identified a boy holding a book in a story about Presidents Day. His …


Artist Leads Students On Adventure Of The Imagination

One is a raven. One is a man with a huge eye for a head. The last is a deer. Five students from East Valley School District’s alternative high school …


WSU Tries To Speed Up Degrees Board Of Regents Endorses Guarantee For Bachelor’s Degree In Four Years

Washington State University’s Board of Regents on Friday endorsed a return to a college degree earned the old-fashioned way: in four years. Concerned that more students are taking longer to …


Students Shedding Light On Solar Energy

During this North Idaho gray season, it’s hard to believe that anyone in the Panhandle could conceive of using sunshine to capture energy. But people have. Some even make their …


Students Sift Evidence To Solve ‘Flour Child’ Case ‘Sacknapping’ Leavened With Lessons In Science, Law

Garry Middle School teacher Jim Kappelman swears to tell the truth during a mock trial in the case of a kidnapped flour-sack “baby.” Student teacher Rob Denning, right, acts as …


Sfcc Students Get Physical College Now Offering Program For Physical Therapy Assistants

SFCC physical therapy assistant student, Mary Jo Hemmerling checks her lab before starting a muscle test on fellow student Kathy Fischer. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Helping Kids Get In Touch Assembling Materials For Science Classes Is Quite A Handful For Schools Workers

Bottles bugs are among elementary school teaching materials. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


High Schoolers Get Running Start Students Receive Challenge, Credits From Free College Classes

Ferris High School student Elizabeth Wallace studies English at EWU. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Sfcc Puts Its First Class On Internet

The students bundled up in warm clothing and skidded over icy roads Thursday for the first night of English 101 at Spokane Falls Community College. For most future classes, they …


Exercise Facility May Fit Into Students’ Needs Hospital’s Valley Fitness Center Giving Budget A Rough Workout

The East Shoshone Hospital District’s plans to sell or lease its workout facility so far haven’t panned out. But help may be on the way from the Wallace School District. …


Flour Child Missing Students In Garry Middle School’s Life Skills Class Search For Kidnapped ‘Baby’

1. Baby Kimberly was “kidnapped” from a student in a life skills class at Garry Middle School. Students are hot on the trail of the kidnapper. Photo by Dan Pelle/The …


Riverside Teens Are Getting Real Education In Business

Sounding like a teacher twice her age, 17 year-old Sadie Heilman tries to coax from Riverside Middle School sixth-grader Kim Voshall the words, “cost of goods sold.” “COGS cost of, …


Course Teaches Activism

For environmental activists, a new course at the University of Montana promises help in fighting the good fight. But for logging contractor Bruce Vincent of Libby, UM’s planned course in …


Skill Exams Will Put Students, Schools To The Test State Law Aimed At Greater Accountability In Education

By the year 2001, Spokane Valley high school students could be required to pass a basic skills test before receiving a high school diploma. This spring, fourth-graders statewide will be …


Homeschoolers Get Lesson In Urban Planning

Josh Hinnenkamp, Zach Fairbanks, Sara Hinnenkamp and Karli Fairbanks help build a mock city. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review