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Small School Plays A Large Part In Science Project St. John Vianney Students Measure Environment, Share Data With World

A small Spokane Valley parochial school is making an international name for itself. St. John Vianney School is singled out for special recognition at the Internet site for the Washington, …


Learning For The Sake Of Humanity Students Rise To Challenge Of Classes That Open Their Minds

1. Laura Dodge listens as classmates describe society’s greatest problems. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. Katie Roberge tries to persuade classmates that AIDS is the biggest threat to humanity. …


Work Force Needs To Keep Learning, And So Do Colleges

Forget the old saw that you need a college degree to get ahead. Now workers need to keep going back to school just to hold their own. And according to …


Lcsc Won’t Trim Program President Says State Cuts Won’t Affect Lake City Outreach

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Parents Sue Over Block Of Teen-Aid Say State Schools Aren’t Giving Abstinencebased Sex-Ed Program A Fair Shake

The state superintendent’s office is unfairly blocking an abstinence-based sex education program from public schools, according to parents who filed suit in Olympia. The 34 plaintiffs, mostly parents from Bellevue, …


Sfcc May Turn Off Radio Station College Targets Ksfc-Fm As Part Of $500,000 In Proposed Cutbacks

Spokane Falls Community College may pull the plug on its 100 watts of rock. KSFC-FM radio is one of 20 items on a list of budget cuts proposed by a …


Taking A Swing At Bat Myths Volunteer Teaches Youngsters Benefits Of Nocturnal Flying Mammals

AmeriCorps worker Allison Vinci shows students how to build bat houses. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Parents Push For Waldorf-Style Education Meeting Planned Saturday With Two Teachers From B.C.

From left, parents Michele Lamb, Annya Garner and Lisa de Haan form a circle and sing songs in foreign languages with children. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Preparing For The Future Grant Helps Students Make Career Choices

Leslie Clark, a Wallace High School sophomore, left, and Brad Ban, a sophomore from Mullan, experiment on the Internet during a workshop Wednesday at the Workforce Training Center in Post …


Junior Rotc Flying High At Medical Lake High School Program Puts Students In Choppers, Planes, Survival School

Capt. Charlena Martin salutes as the flag is presented at the Washington No. 81 Air Force Junior ROTC Pass in Review at Medical Lake High School. Photo by Dan Pelle/The …


Wedding A Learning Experience Teacher Turns Marriage Into Project For Her Class

The teacher’s wedding became a class project for 28 pupils at Martha Lake Elementary School. To prepare for their roles as bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearers and flower girls, the fourth-, …


District Won’t Ban ‘Suggestive’ Book

Spokane School District 81 will keep a novel about a boy who can’t read on middle-school reading lists despite a parent’s complaint that it contains vulgar language and “could encourage …


Students Learn And Grow With Greenhouse Project

East Valley teacher John Swett, in white shirt, with students Steve Miles, Maggie Anderson and Jamie Jones in the school’s greenhouse. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Students Have Heads In Stars Otis Orchards Class Puts Astronomy And Creative Writing Together

Gina Bourgeous’ travel brochure for the planet Mercury promises a good time. “Be sure to bring your sunscreen,” the advertisement for the hottest planet demands. “The hot tubs will burn …


Math Test Should Help Put Kids In Right Place Evhs Instituting A Competency Exam

As eighth-graders advance to East Valley High School, a math competency test could help determine where they’re placed. For years, say EVHS math teachers, students have been placed incorrectly, which …


Pet Projects Sixth-Grade Teacher Uses Rats, Hamsters In Her Lessons

1. Mice and mentors. A rat named Bowwow perches on the shoulder of sixth-grader Sarah Oswald during first-period reading at Canfield Middle School. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review 2. Carole …


Deans Submit Program Cuts At UW

Deans of several University of Washington schools and colleges on Friday submitted their proposals for $6.5 million in program cuts to UW President William Gerberding. The proposed reductions include elimination …


Lakeland Agenda: Textbooks, Curricula

The Lakeland school district board will hear a presentation on proposed academic programs and textbooks at its regular meeting today. Curriculum committees made up of teachers and administrators have been …


Class Spawns Knowledge Among Fourth-Graders Students Learn Firsthand How Salmon Reproduce

Rose Morphey,fourth-grade teacher SALMON, Idaho While biologists puzzle over how to keep salmon and steelhead runs returning to the Salmon River Valley, Rose Morphey’s fourthgraders are learning firsthand how hard …


House Sees Virtue In Best Seller Lawmakers Want Schools To Teach Character By The Book

The Bennett best seller is recommended by the Idaho Legislature.


UI Grant Will Computerize Science Classes

Science teachers and students will benefit from a three-year federal grant to the University of Idaho to add innovation and computers to classrooms. The project begins this June with a …


Panel Backs UI Engineering Plan Plea By Simplot Goes Unheeded As Higher Ed Package Approved

Legislative budget writers withstood pressure from Idaho’s richest man on Tuesday and backed the Board of Education’s proposed expansion of University of Idaho engineering education in Boise. And the Joint …


Time For A Rewrite No Matter What The U.S. Senate Says, America’s History Books Need To Recognize Everyone’s Contributions

Nancy, an American Indian, saw the first whites arrive in the Pateros, Wash., area in 1886. She was still an active contributor to her tribe when this picture was taken …


Sour Notes Cutting Funds For Music And Art Classes Ends Up Costing Sociaty In The Long Run

Is there something about music education that helps students reach their full potential in other academic areas? German neurologist Gottfried Schlaug thinks so. In a recent study he concluded that …


UI Pushes To Keep Engineering Program Board To Decide Between UI Proposal And Micron Demand For Boise State

University of Idaho President Elisabeth Zinser told legislative budget writers Wednesday that her school is dramatically changing the way it views its responsibilities to accommodate “a new Idaho.” “We have …


Senate Rejects Standards For Teaching History Western Civilization Presented Poorly, Gorton Resolution Says

The Senate voted 99-1 Wednesday to repudiate proposed new standards for teaching children history, saying they present Western civilization in an unflattering light. The resolution, introduced by Sen. Slade Gorton, …