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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 …


9 of 10 school districts sign on for Race to the Top

Nearly 9 out of 10 school districts in Washington have signed on to an application to win as much as $250 million in federal money through a program known as …


Wash. may not get any more school stimulus dollars

The director of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s Washington, D.C., office hopes a visit home will influence members of Congress to think again about sending more money to public schools to avoid …


Mead, Mt. Spokane effort fills bus with books

Mead and Mt. Spokane high school seniors recently went above and beyond for their senior project and filled the bus for kids in need – who love to read. 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.


Idaho cancels statewide tests for 2010-11 school year

The state superintendent of public instruction has canceled two statewide tests for the upcoming school year.


Idaho lawmakers slashed spending, assailed federal initiatives

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers’ session this year was one of slash and bash – slashing deeply into state budgets for everything from schools to health care while passing measure after …


Paying to play

Looming budget cuts are prompting a closer look at the costs of extracurricular activities in area public schools. Eliminating sports with low participation or implementing fees are among school officials’ …


Keeping kids a priority hard for pinched district

Priorities. Ask anyone what their priority in life is and the answer most likely will be something that relates to the well-being of their family. For parents, many will say …


Governor: Wash. school reform is required

Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday that she’ll keep lawmakers in Olympia until they resolve their debate over school reform.


Gregoire says special session a possibility

With lawmakers racing to negotiate a budget and tax package, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Tuesday it’s possible she’ll need to call a special session to extend the talks beyond Thursday’s …


Plan for Idaho schools would delay budget cuts

BOISE – Idaho schools wouldn’t see midyear cuts this year under a plan unveiled by legislative budget writers on Thursday, but they’d face bigger cuts next year. The plan, which …


Districts prepare to build

Plans to build new schools or add new classrooms are moving ahead on the West Plains. It’s a busy time for the school districts after voters approved bonds in Cheney …


Cheney, Medical Lake school measures continue passing

Ballot measures in Cheney and Medical Lake school districts and Spokane County Fire Protection District 4 all continued to win voter approval in returns counted Wednesday.


Idaho leaders tap reserves to add money for schools

BOISE – After a long and fierce debate, Idaho’s top five elected officials voted 3-2 on Wednesday to give public schools an extra $22 million from state reserves next year …


Idaho officials OK $22 million for schools from reserves

BOISE - After a long and fierce debate, Idaho’s top five elected officials voted 3-2 on Wednesday to give public schools an extra $22 million from state reserves next year …


School administrators’ pay among highest in county

Spokane-area public school administrators were not sheltered from the budget storm that howled across Washington last year. An analysis of top administrators’ pay in the Spokane area’s three largest districts …


Wash. House approves bonds for school upgrades

Voters would decide whether to launch a statewide package of energy-efficient school makeovers under a bill approved Wednesday by the state House.


Medical Lake to vote on school bond

Voters in the Medical Lake School District will decide in February whether to approve a 20-year, $15.6 million bond that would add classrooms and other improvements to two schools and …


Governor opposes delay in WASL math and science

Gov. Chris Gregoire says she opposes state schools chief Randy Dorn’s proposal to delay the requirement for students to pass state math and science tests to graduate.


Federal funds kept schools afloat, but ‘safety net’ ends soon

Washington, unlike many other states, was quick to use federal stimulus funds to shore up school budgets during the last wrenching budget cycle. The state spent $362 million in stimulus …


School salaries ruling nullified

SEATTLE – Variation in the way Washington teachers and other school staff are paid does not pose a constitutional problem, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In overturning a King …


Wash. Supreme Court overturns school salary ruling

Variation in the way Washington teachers and other school staff are paid does not pose a constitutional problem, the Washington Supreme Court ruled today.


H1N1 flu death is county’s sixth

A woman in her 20s died of swine flu Tuesday at a local hospital, the Spokane Regional Health District said Wednesday. She is the sixth Spokane County resident to die …


Wash., Idaho fourth-graders stall in math

New national test results show Washington eighth-graders are better at math than the eighth-graders of 2007. But fourth-graders in Idaho and Washington aren’t showing any improvement.


High school students try out construction careers

Growing up to be a bricklayer or heavy equipment operator isn’t on a lot of to-do lists for local high school students. For the fourth year, local construction companies teamed …


Districts keep flu sufferers connected with schoolwork

Inland Northwest students who think coming down with the swine flu means a break from homework – think again.


Cheney mulls school bond

The board of directors of Cheney Public Schools may decide in November to put a $79 million bond in front of voters as early as February to build two new …


Spokane-area public schools offer tutoring

Now that the school year is in full swing, students will be heading home with their fair share of homework. Spokane Public Schools recently announced Supplemental Educational Services for this …