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Education Notebook: Fundraiser set at Triple Play

Students from Lakes Magnet Middle School will raise money for Trail Creek today by playing – times three – at Triple Play in Hayden Lake. Canfield and Woodland middle schools …


East Valley School Board still taking input on changes

The discussion has been continuing about the sweeping changes proposed by the East Valley School Board, this time with community input. The district held two community forums recently to discuss …


Education Notes: CdA Charter Academy hosts road rally contest

Students at Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, along with members of the community, will compete in the “Rally for Education” on Sept. 25. Competitors will take part in the afternoon road …


Education Notebook: St. Patrick’s students will run for donations

Students at St. Patrick Catholic School, 2706 E. Queen Ave., will put on their running shoes Oct. 1 for the 32nd annual Run-a-Thon. From 10:15 a.m. to noon, St. Pat’s …


Students, faculty inspired by magnet schools’ approach

Anna Wilson remembers the first-grader who told her the schoolwide science day at Ramsey Elementary had been the best day of his life. “How can you argue with that?” said …


School health clinics subject of grant award

Communities in Schools has received a $50,000 grant from the Gates Foundation to research opening a school-based health clinic.


State suspends license of convicted teacher

SEATTLE – Washington state’s schools chief on Wednesday suspended the teaching certificate of a teacher convicted of inappropriately touching girls and then brought back into the classroom after a short …


Photos, lunch box notes among first day of school traditions

To commemorate her granddaughter’s first day of kindergarten, Spokane resident Catherine Marko created a report card grading Greta’s best skills – hugs, crafts and “being a good princess.” The girl …


Districts juggle snow days, changes as school begins

Across the Inland Northwest, students are sharpening their pencils and packing their backpacks in anticipation of the first day of school. Some schools begin today; others begin next week. All …


Voters approve technical campus on Rathdrum Prairie

Voters in three North Idaho school districts Tuesday said yes to a levy that will raise property taxes for two years to build a $9.5 million professional-technical high school on …


Federal infusion will let Idaho schools drop furlough days

North Idaho education officials are still deciding what to do with their cut of the $51.6 million coming to the state from a federal jobs bill. But they know the …


Vote is Tuesday on Rathdrum Prairie trade school levy

Voters in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to pay more property taxes for two years to build …


School registrations, orientations this week

Summer vacation is quickly coming to an end, and North Idaho students and their families must prepare for school. The school year will begin Sept. 7. In the Coeur d’Alene …


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 …


Board affirms closure of Idaho charter school

BOISE – The state Board of Education is upholding the closure of a charter school that had been tangled in a debate over classroom use of the Bible and is …


School dropout study urges early intervention

A Gonzaga University study focused on dropout prevention starting in middle school suggests an early warning system for identifying potential dropouts, a bigger variety of academic opportunities and more rigor …


Idaho graduates don’t need to pass science test

BOISE – Idaho is scrapping a rule that would have required high school students to pass standardized tests in science before they graduate, starting with the class of 2013. Idaho …


Spokane school board OKs budget, avoiding cuts and layoffs

The board of Spokane Public Schools adopted a $316.8 million budget Wednesday for the 2010-’11 school year without much fanfare. No gaps, no massive cuts and no big rounds of …


With voter approval, campus would provide technical training

Voters in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts will go to the polls Aug. 24 to decide whether they’ll pay for the $9.5 million construction of a …


Schools adjust to more students new to English language

When Ehlawlah started school in the United States four years ago, she could barely speak English. “School was hard at first,” said the 9-year-old, who is a refugee from Southeast …


Washington not among 18 finalists for education grants

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have been named finalists in the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition, giving them a chance …


Juvenile detention center offers education to kids

When the 15-year-old Cheney girl arrived at Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center, she didn’t know how to multiply, add or subtract. She’d dropped out of school in seventh grade and …


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.


Dropout rate battles disconnected

Efforts are mounting to improve Spokane Public Schools’ dropout rate of nearly 29 percent. The school district and its board, community members, elected officials, philanthropists and child advocates all have …


Boundary County to close school

The Boundary County School Board announced Thursday it will close Evergreen Elementary School in Moyie Springs, Idaho, to offset a $250,000 budget deficit. Teachers and staff will meet today to …


District to reveal budget plan today

Boundary County School District officials will announce today their plan to deal with a $250,000 budget shortfall. On June 8, voters decided against closing Naples Elementary School to fill the …


Scores slip with new Washington state test

For the third year in a row, more than 90 percent of high school seniors passed Washington’s reading and writing assessment tests required for graduation. Scores dropped slightly in writing …


Voters save school from closure

Voters in Boundary County, Idaho, voted Tuesday to keep Naples Elementary School open. Unofficial results showed 58 percent of voters supported keeping the school, with 42 percent voting for closure.


Coeur d’Alene school board OKs late Monday start

Coeur d’Alene school trustees have approved a schedule change to give teachers two hours of preparation and collaboration time on Monday mornings.


Test results will be mailed out soon

OLYMPIA – High school students who took the statewide achievement tests this spring will be receiving their scores sometime in the next week or so.