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Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Math, reading scores drop on ‘nation’s report card’

National scores for reading in fourth and eighth grades dropped from 2017 to 2019, according to results released Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017

Only woman to win math equivalent of Nobel Prize dies

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40.


Minimize summer brain drain

Regardless of their socioeconomic background, they’ll forget two months’ worth of math instruction from the previous year by the time they return to classes.


Spokane Falls Community College math instructor retiring after 50 years

Kialynn Glubrecht isn’t particularly excited to leave Spokane Falls Community College, where she has taught math since the school was built five decades ago.


Lance Lijewski: Home-schooled kids would benefit from consistent standards

The lack of consistent standards across the country becomes more problematic because of the boom in home-schooled students over the past decade.


Math a concern for U.S. teens; science, reading flat on test

American students have a math problem. The latest global snapshot of student performance for 15-year-olds shows declining math scores in the U.S. and stagnant performance in science and reading.


U-Hi math teacher tops in state

University High School math teacher Scott Cooley receives presidential award.


Boeing announces $6 million in grants for science, math

Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and education institutions across Washington state to help train the next generation of aerospace, science and technology …


Opinions from past add new perspective

Past editorials weighed in on primary voting, lazy students, rock ‘n’ roll, public transit and seat belts.


Local, national efforts aim to draw girls into STEM fields

Women are a workforce minority in science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions, four fields that the U.S. Department of Commerce expects to grow at twice the rate of other professions …


Spokane Public Schools pays for college entrance exams

Spokane Public Schools is paying for all its sophomores and juniors to take college entrance exams through next school year. The $104,000 expense is expected to help teachers learn whether …


Spokane Public Schools looks to adopt new math program

A new math program called EngageNY is starting to engage Spokane Public Schools’ K-8 kids. It’s free. It’s online. And it could help settle some dust in the district’s ongoing …


Math test holds up high school diplomas

SEATTLE – Just as Washington state officials predicted, most of Washington’s high school seniors are passing the statewide exams required to graduate. But that fact doesn’t make life any easier …


Math test may keep many seniors from graduating

SEATTLE – Thousands of high school students in Washington’s class of 2013 don’t know yet if they will get a diploma later this spring because they have not yet met …


Spokane superintendent takes a turn at teaching

Five advanced math classes at Rogers High School plus one superintendent plus 100 curious students Wednesday equaled the square root of an interesting day for all. “Tell me if I …


Education Notebook: Community invited to night of math

Spokane Public Schools officials are hosting math community nights to introduce new materials being considered for third- through eighth-grade students to community members. The materials are part of an update …


EV summer math program offers students a jump start

The first day of school isn’t until Sept. 5 in the East Valley School District, but high school students are already getting a jump on math classes. For three weeks, …


STEM grant to develop education

A Washington nonprofit organization has given $220,000 to spearhead development of a local program focusing on science, technology, engineering and math education. Washington STEM, the nonprofit, also supports the creation …


Education Notebook: Bemiss wins award for math

Bemiss Elementary School students were recently honored when their school was named a 2011 Title I Washington State Distinguished School by the state superintendent’s office. The students’ outstanding achievement in …


Remedial math routine for local grads at CCS

The percentage of students taking remedial math classes at Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College is an eye-popping statistic. Of the 2009-’10 graduates from Spokane Public Schools who …


Student data mixed on new state assessments

More than 60 percent of sophomores in Spokane Public Schools last year failed Washington’s math assessment test, while students in neighboring districts performed only slightly better, according to results released …


Math, science teachers get paid less than others in Wash.

Lawmakers and other Washington state officials have talked a lot about focusing more on science and math education, but researchers at the University of Washington have found that despite this …


Adventurer connects thrill-seeking, trigonometry

Summer 1977. John Herrington, suspended from the University of Colorado for lousy grades, hangs by one arm from a cliff, holding a prism for highway surveyors, earning four bucks an …


Math, reading gap among Native American students

Native American students at schools overseen by the federal Bureau of Indian Education performed significantly worse on national standardized tests in reading and math compared with those in public schools.


Wash. high school test results will be in the mail

High school students who took the statewide achievement tests this spring will be receiving their scores sometime in the next week or so. These are the first results from the …


New statewide ed tests next week, some on computer

Online testing begins this week for some Washington students in grades six through eight. The new Measures of Student Progress — the tests replacing the WASL in the younger grades …


Gregoire asks every school district to sign grant

Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking all of Washington 295 school districts to join an effort to seek $250 million from the federal government for education reform.


New national math, English standards drafted

Math and English instruction in the United States moved a step closer to uniform — and more rigorous — standards Wednesday as draft new national guidelines were released.


Math in Progress

Students at Progress Elementary, 710 N. Progress Road, in the Central Valley School District, are voluntarily staying after school. The students – about 140 of them in a school of …


East Valley revamps programs to keep students on track

Change is in the wind at East Valley as the district launches a full menu of new initiatives and programs despite being in the midst of a lean budget year. …