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Testing at Tacoma schools shows improvements in lead levels

Officials say further testing at three Tacoma elementary schools that previously had high levels of lead in their drinking water indicates the water is now safe to drink.


Ohio schools close over video threatening American students

An anonymous video threatening the safety of “American students” posted to a location-based social media app group connected to Ohio University prompted heightened security on the campus and closed six …


Six more Tacoma schools with lead in water, tests show

Tacoma school officials says a review of previous water quality tests has found six more public elementary schools with unsafe amounts of lead in scattered sources of drinking water.


High levels of lead found in water at 4 more Tacoma schools

Tacoma Public Schools says tests performed last May found high levels of lead in the drinking water at four additional schools.


Old tests found lead in 2 Tacoma elementary schools

Two public elementary schools in Tacoma found high levels of lead in their drinking water last May, but the Tacoma Public School district announced the results and informed parents on …


Pullman schools get $7.4 million grant to add classrooms

Nearly a year after applying, the Pullman School District announced Wednesday it has been awarded a $7.4 million grant to increase the number of kindergarten through third-grade classrooms.


Washington charter school system gets back to work

The Washington State Charter School Commission got back to work on Wednesday.


Campaign to save charter schools spent close to $1.9M

A lobbying campaign to save Washington’s charter schools spent nearly $1.9 million to influence the public and state lawmakers, according to documents filed with the state.


Washington charter school fix becomes law without governor’s signature

Gov. Jay Inslee has decided to let the Legislature’s charter school fix become law without his signature.


Washington education measures to help disadvantaged students

Gov. Jay Inslee signed two education bills in Seattle on Wednesday, both aimed at helping disadvantaged kids get a better education.


Editorial: Editorial: Idaho invites legal beatings

If lawmakers have issues with the state constitution, they need to amend it.


Three North Idaho school districts approve tax levies

Voters in North Idaho approved three school-funding tax levies in Tuesday’s election. Levies passed in the Lakeland School District, which covers the Rathdrum-Athol-Spirit Lake area, and in the Kellogg and …


Idaho school levies share ballot with presidential primary picks

Three North Idaho school districts hope voters of all stripes head to the polls Tuesday, the day Republicans in the state hold their presidential primary. All three districts have a …


Payette police suspect 4 teens set fire to principal’s home

Idaho police believe four teenage boys are responsible for setting fire to the high school principal’s house.


Maryland school aide faces child pornography charges

GREENBELT, Md. – A volunteer aide at a suburban Maryland elementary school is facing federal child-pornography charges after prosecutors say he made videos of children having sex with him and …


Idaho school district to provide tablets in digital upgrade

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that six Nampa schools area a part of the first phase of the initiative meant to digitally upgrade the district. Elementary school students will be given …


Bill to study later school start times clears Senate panel

A Washington Senate committee has unanimously passed a bill to study how students perform at schools that begin later in the morning.


House passes plan for fixing education funding system

The Washington House has passed a bill that would instruct the 2017 Legislature to finish fixing the way the state pays for public schools.


No education funding deal this year, Washington budget director says

The state budget director said Thursday lawmakers will not finish the work required to fix the way Washington pays for public schools during this legislative session, because they require deadline …


Guards in Spokane schools won’t be armed

A proposal to arm Spokane Public Schools resource officers has been scrapped.


Shawn Vestal: Preventing homelessness a worthy goal

Some 3,000 Spokane County kids don’t have a home of their own to go to after the school bell rings. About three-quarters of them are “doubled-up” – staying with family …


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Wind advisory for region expires

Schools across the region were open Wednesday for normal operations as the region braced for high winds.


Two cameras will start catching speeders near two Spokane schools on Tuesday

Starting Tuesday two cameras, one on Northwest Boulevard and one on Nevada, will issue warnings, but not citations, to vehicles that exceed the 20 mph school zone.


Police aim to slow drivers near schools

Officers patrol school zone speeding


Valley school using stability balls to help students focus

If you are looking to improve the attention span and concentration of an elementary school class, perhaps introducing a bunch of large, bouncy rubber balls for the students to sit …


Parents, students face uncertain future after charter school ruling

Charter schools in Spokane had a normal school day Tuesday despite a landmark Washington Supreme Court ruling Friday that the publicly funded, privately run schools are unconstitutional. The ruling overturned …


Spokane instructional assistants’ pay below state average

Pay for instructional assistants, sometimes called paraprofessionals, is frequently mentioned as one of the causes of the current dispute between Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association. Compared to …


Education notebook: Brennan is new principal at Salnave

Cheney Public Schools has hired Celina Brennan as the principal of Salnave Elementary School. Brennan previously taught at Salnave for nine years. Brennan graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2002 …


Rebuilt Winton school in Coeur d’Alene boasts night-and-day improvements

The playground is in, the lockers are up and the maple flooring is down in the gymnasium. It even has that new-school smell.


End-of-year tests add hurdles to education system

Tomie Tsosie Leeds made the honor roll again with a 3.5 grade-point average. Now if he can only graduate.