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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

School’s out: Chicago teachers strike, 1st day deal unlikely

Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation’s third-largest school district in a dispute that canceled classes for …


Paul Turner: Heading back to school? Take it from me, it could always be worse

Want to make a great first impression in high school? We have a coliform for that.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Spokane Valley native National Guardsman, mom graduates from EWU 18 years after starting college

Ashley Cardinal signed up for the Army National Guard before her senior year of high school at West Valley High School in 2001. A career in the military and raising …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

AP: 3 million US students don’t have home internet

Nearly 3 million students around the country face struggles keeping up with their studies because they must make do without home internet. In classrooms, access to laptops and the internet …


The Full Suburban: Teachers deserve medals for everything they do

Teachers deserve a Nobel prize. In everything. They are creative. They are compassionate. They are intelligent. And heaven help us all, they are patient. Sooooo patient.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Mead School District board hears recommended areas to cut $12 million

In a lead-up to potential layoffs at the Mead School District, the board of directors heard recommendations on where to cut $12 million out of its budget.


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019

Girls were forced to wear skirts at school to ‘preserve chivalry.’ So they sued – and won.

This week a federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled that a school’s policy toward girls’ clothing was unconstitutional, the culmination of a court fight that began …


Elementary school teacher in Hayden arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor

Police arrested a 5th grade teacher in Hayden, Idaho, on Friday on suspicion of sexual abuse of a minor.


School climate strikes draw thousands to the streets in cities across the globe

A movement that began with a single teenager distributing homemade fliers outside the Swedish parliament last summer became a global phenomenon on Friday, as students worldwide skipped school and took …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Spokane’s Windsong School disputes claims of negligence, bullying of students

A lawsuit accuses a private school in Spokane of bullying kindergartners, encouraging them to bully each other and evoking “negative karma from past lives” to justify it all. Administrators at …


Washington State University, University of Idaho delay classes due to icy conditions

Washington State University in Pullman and University of Idaho in Moscow delayed classes Thursday morning as melting snow turned to ice overnight.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

More eastern Idaho schools close because of illness

More eastern Idaho schools have been forced to close because of widespread flu-like illnesses.


Amid political turmoil, Ivanka Trump attempts a quiet swing through Idaho

The head of one of the world’s leading technology companies, and an adviser to and daughter of the nation’s president came to Idaho on Tuesday.


Combatting ‘compassion fatigue’: Initiative focuses on well-being of Clarkston School District’s staff and students

A large part of Bruns’ job is helping students at the high-poverty school in Clarkston. But now his responsibilities have grown to include a focus on the well-being of staff …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018

Spokane police arrest teen who threatened middle school students

The teen, whose name was not released, allegedly made the threat to several middle school students following an argument, police said in a news release.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

Two 13-year-old boys arrested after bringing airsoft gun to school, firing pellets at windows

Two 13-year-old boys allegedly brought an airsoft gun to an elementary school in Spokane Valley Friday, resulting in their arrest.


Filling in the blanks: Students can use variety of strategies to calm their test anxiety

While it’s normal to feel a bit nervous before an exam, many young people experience more extreme test anxiety. They might blank out at exam time, get tearful, struggle to …


Private school future in flux after official’s indictment

A man accused of playing a part in a multimillion-dollar cellphone smuggling ring told the Idaho Press on Wednesday that his biggest concern is the future of the private classical …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018

For homeless students in rural Washington, just getting to school is hard

The number of homeless students continues to overwhelm districts throughout the state. Educators have become the first, and in many cases the only, line of defense for students worried about …


Back to school, but not for all of Syria’s children

With fewer areas in active combat in Syria, more children are going back to school this year, the Syrian government said, putting the number at 4 million.


Yakima teachers, students head back to class on time after strike averted over weekend

After teachers and the Yakima School District reached a tentative contract agreement over the weekend, school began as scheduled Monday – much to the relief of parents, students and employees.


As first day of school approaches, no progress on negotiations

Another weekend of bargaining is done, and Southwest Washington’s school districts are no closer to settling contract negotiations with their teachers unions.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Students shake off jitters and start unpacking at Gonzaga move-in day

Move-in day at college is supposed to be a little stressful. There’s the packing and hauling, the long drive, the new environment, and at the end of it all, the …


Posting a first-day-of-school pic online? Here’s what you need to know

I signed onto Facebook recently and quickly realized it’s that time of year – when photos of smiling, backpack-wearing, sign-holding schoolkids off to class get posted faster than I can …


Teachers know best: Follow their tips to help kids prepare for school

Advice for parents and students from elementary school to college


6-year-old boy with dreadlocks banned from Florida private school

A 6-year-old with dreadlocks was told Monday he could not start first grade at a private Christian school near Apopka without getting a haircut.


The Jubilee School in Moscow teaches children with developmental delays, disabilities

The three adults, among others, came up with the notion to start a school for young children with developmental delays and other disabilities.


S. Carolina school district abolished snow days – and will make students learn online

A school district in South Carolina has done away with the much-loved snow days – requiring students to do classwork online.


Audit faults juvenile courts for not alerting schools to student crimes

Juvenile courts in Washington can prove only about half the time that they’re alerting schools when one of their students has committed a crime, according to a performance audit from …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018

School safety panel will not look at guns, DeVos says

The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos …