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UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

In their own voice: Students offer thoughts about school walkouts

The Spokesman-Review asked local high school students to share, in their own words, why they plan to walk out of class Wednesday morning to demand stricter gun policies. Their reasons …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

A new twist on vaping: Juuls are small, discreet, and have health and school officials concerned

Called Juul by brand name – or “juuling” on the street – the vaping device has lit up attention both for its popularity and public health warnings that the discreet, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

Study: NRA gave $7 million to hundreds of schools

The National Rifle Association has dramatically increased its funding to schools in recent years amid a national debate over guns and school violence, an Associated Press analysis of tax records …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018

Should schools be required to tell parents about bullying?

Richard and Christine Taras are pushing for a New York law that would require schools to notify parents if their child is being bullied. Known as “Jacobe’s Law,” the measure …


Alarmed by fake news, states push media literacy in schools

Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017

Report: Teacher shortage worse in Idaho than other states

A recent report says about a third of all teachers who are certified in Idaho each year don’t go on to get teaching jobs in the state, and many of …


Spokane looks to expand school zone cameras, sidewalk and street improvements in 2019

A Spokane City Council proposal would double the number of traffic cameras to catch school-zone speeders.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017

U.S. charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation

Charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds – an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017

Seattle school bus drivers to strike 1 day over health care

The Seattle school bus drivers union says it will go on a one-day strike Wednesday to protest the health insurance plan being offered.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

2 new schools’ worth. Tri-City districts have added a lot of students

Tri-City school districts have added enough students this year to fill two elementary schools.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017

Montana lawmakers battling over budget shortfall

Some Montana lawmakers appear to be playing a game of political chicken with the budget, even as the state faces the possibility of not being able to afford a $120 …


Idaho schools chief to run for re-election

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she will run for re-election in 2018.


California schools warn flutes could be tainted with semen

Parents were warned Saturday that a music teacher with a nonprofit group may have handed out flutes to schoolchildren that were tainted with his own semen.


Idaho initiative helps admit 20,000 students to college

The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that more than 20,000 high school students have been admitted to Idaho’s public colleges and universities.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017

15,000 Montana students returning to school after cyber-threats

Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday at Flathead Valley public schools that were closed after several schools received cyber threats from an unknown person.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017

Bullying too simple an explanation for Freeman school shooting, experts say

When Caleb Sharpe told police he opened fire on his Freeman High School classmates to “teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others” his story fell into …


Richland officials, teachers agree to 1-year contract

Richland teachers and administrators have settled on a one-year contract.


Northwestern Montana school districts close due to threats

More than two dozen public and private schools in a northwestern Montana county canceled classes on Thursday after the school districts received threats via text message.


Moscow School District installs new security system

Visitors – and potential intruders – to schools in the Moscow School District will notice that gaining access to the buildings will not be quite as easy it as it …


Idaho school board expels student who made bomb threat

An Idaho school board expelled an eighth-grade student who made a bomb threat.


Lawsuit filed against school district and student over beating

A woman is suing the Eugene School District for allegedly failing to protect a North Eugene High School student from being beaten up by a classmate.


James Patterson gives $1.75 million to classroom libraries

Classroom libraries from Sarasota, Florida, to Bremerton, Washington, are among thousands being given $500 donations from author James Patterson.


Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Forced busing, Sept. 9, 1975


Pilot explores food security at three Spokane schools

In fall 2014, a $300,000 grant from Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation launched a three-year nutritional outreach through Second Harvest at three Spokane-area elementary schools: Lidgerwood, Bemiss and Trent. These sites …


Editorial: Walking to school is a smart choice

Health experts recommend children get at least an hour of physical activity per day. Walking to and from school provides a nice aerobic workout.



UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017

Idaho to continue buying timberland and farmland

Idaho officials have decided to continue buying timberland and farmland to generate revenue for public schools following a financial consultant’s review of the state’s reinvestment plan.


Q&A with SPS Board candidates Jennifer Thomas and Michael Wiser

Candidates answer questions about the roles they would play on the Spokane Public School Board.


School districts rethink meal debt policies that shame kids

Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen, Texas, as if trying to hide.


Oregon Legislature passes record $8.2 billion K-12 budget

A record-$8.2 billion package to fund Oregon’s K-12 public school system cleared the Legislature in a 31-28 vote after a lengthy debate in the Oregon House.