Stories tagged: schools
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
Private school vouchers favored by DeVos don’t offer real advantage over public schools, study indicates
A new study reports that there is no evidence that school vouchers – which use public dollars to pay for private school tuition and are favored by Education Secretary Betsy …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
The Montana House has voted down a proposal to allow guns in schools. Fifteen Republicans joined 41 Democrats Monday to reject the bill in a 56-44 vote.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017
Attorneys for a transgender teen who sued his school board for barring him from the boys’ bathroom said Thursday that they plan to continue to press his case before the …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
The Washington state Board of Education could lose some of its authority over the state’s K-12 public education system under a controversial bill that would transfer some of its responsibilities …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
The country’s divide is between the ignorant and the informed, between those who have information and can extrapolate from it and those who do not and cannot.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
A public school funding proposal unveiled by state Republicans earlier this month may reduce the amount of money Spokane’s poorest schools receive, according to district administrators.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
The Trump administration signaled Friday that it was changing course on the previous administration’s efforts to expand transgender rights, submitting a legal brief withdrawing the government’s objections to an injunction …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
The threshold for approving municipality and school bonds would be lowered slightly under a new proposal recently introduced in the Idaho Statehouse.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017
Also this week: Information night on Institute of Science and Technology Middle School program, Rogers debate club hosts Rhetoric in the Ring III, and SPS holds teacher hiring fair.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
Some folks want the people of Washington to think the big issue in our upcoming legislative session is public education. They say it’s all about the children, the schools and …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017
Washington lawmakers debate possible costs of better schools, and the taxes to pay for them, as the start of the 2017 Legislature approaches.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016
Central Valley school board seeks $130 million bond to build two schools, renovate existing middle school
Central Valley School District will try for a $130 million bond in 2018 that would add more schools but not increase property tax rate.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016
Two internet companies are asking a federal judge to block Attorney General Lawrence Wasden from forcing them to return millions of dollars paid under a voided state broadband contract.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 20, 2016
State officials on Tuesday presented Idaho’s public schools with a ceremonial check for about $37 million.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016
Mountain View School District inched closer Monday night toward adopting a policy that would allow school personnel to carry weapons on its campuses.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
About half of the money expected to be collected from school zone speeders will continue to pay for neighborhood cops in 2018, following a 6 to 1 vote of the …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
Oregon health officials have released an interactive map to allow people to look up results for drinking water lead tests in their local schools.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
Aiming to reduce test-taking in America’s classrooms, the Obama administration released final rules Wednesday to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
State health and education officials in Oregon have launched an online database that allows parents to find out how much lead is in the water in their children’s school.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
The state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has so far spent thousands of dollars to pursue a lawsuit against seven school districts over the use of local levy dollars …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
States will have more time to identify failing schools as part of new Obama administration rules aimed at supporting troubled public schools and students who are struggling.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
The superintendent of Everett Public Schools has been named 2017 Superintendent of the Year by the Washington Association of School Administrators.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, reports of racist incidents are emerging from the nation’s schools and universities, including students who chanted “white power” and called black classmates “cotton …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016
School news from around the Spokane area.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide whether the Obama administration may require public school systems to let transgender students use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Also this week: Comedian Mike Williams returns for Northwest Christian fundraiser.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
Washington state’s annual
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
Also this week: Northwest Christian wins Scholastic Cup, Outdoor Learn Center hosts harvest-themed open house.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016
It’s likely there are no scenarios in which each and every district would be pleased. Lawmakers and the governor need to accept that they can’t make everyone happy.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
Chicago teachers and the nation’s third-largest school district struck a tentative deal on a new contract late Monday, averting what would have been the second major strike since 2012 for …