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Minor arrested for bringing stolen gun to Colville Jr. High

Colville Police arrested a minor on Friday for allegedly bringing a stolen gun to a middle school.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 11:16 a.m.

Future Spokane middle schools: More glass, light, academic ‘neighborhoods’ envisioned

Spokane Public Schools officials have met with an architecture firm to continue the hard work of designing six new middle school buildings by 2024 that are geared toward learning for …


Teen being tried as an adult in Yakima fatal shooting

A 17-year-old boy accused in a fatal shooting near a Yakima middle school is being tried as an adult.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

Three new middle schools planned as Spokane Public Schools prepares for sixth-grade influx

In anticipation of moving sixth grade students into middle school, Spokane Public Schools is looking to build three new middle schools.


Racially insensitive video ends school’s football season

A middle school football team in Virginia has forfeited the remainder of its season after players made a racially insensitive video.


Parents complain after Ohio school sings cotton picking song

Some parents at an Ohio middle school have said they were shocked to hear an eighth-grade choir sing about picking cotton just days after other students in the district took …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Scout builds playground for special-needs middle-schoolers

Special education students at Lake Stevens Middle School have a new place to hang out this fall, thanks to a year of work by a local Boy Scout.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

Families use strategies to land scholarships

Spokane-area school leaders encourage that students start early and think ahead, because scholarship dollars are out there – sometimes unclaimed – from local, state and national sources.


UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

2017 Junior Lilac Parade brings generations together

Families, friends and casual observers turned out in droves for the 2017 Junior Lilac Parade, which marched through sunny, if somewhat chilly weather in downtown Spokane Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Moses Lake school shooter Barry Loukaitis resentenced to 189 years

School shooter Barry Loukaitis, who killed three people and wounded a fourth at a Moses Lake middle school in 1996, was resentenced on Wednesday to 189 years in prison.


Adult punches 8th-grader during basketball altercation

An eighth-grade basketball player from southern Oregon needed 10 stitches after he was punched in the face by an adult during an altercation.


Outside View: Young readers need media literacy

It comes as a mild surprise to learn that even so-called digital natives often have no idea that what they are reading or viewing is intentionally misleading, or produced by …


Workshop, mentors help sixth-graders calm their nerves

Hannah McDevitt frantically organized and reorganized the brightly colored binders, pens and notebooks in her new locker in Coeur d’Alene’s Canfield Middle School. The anxious sixth-grader wanted to be ready …


STEM is hands-on fun

The thought of summer school could strike fear in many middle school kids, but this year’s curriculum has enough hands-on activities to keep kids entertained while they learn. “I thought …


Video of bus monitor’s misery strikes a nerve

ALBANY, N.Y. - The pebble was tossed when a middle-school student in upstate New York posted a 10-minute video on his Facebook page.


Social promotion puts students on rough path

Despite failing nearly every class since the sixth grade, Tyler Thompson is now a freshman at a Sandpoint high school. When his mother questioned school administrators in two North Idaho …


Idaho requires credits to enter high school

BOISE – The state will start keeping score in middle school, requiring students in seventh and eighth grades to complete at least 80 percent of their class credits before they …


Middle schools subject of study

Making middle school a better experience for Spokane students is one way to boost the high school graduation rate, which has slipped to 61 percent in Spokane Public Schools, a …