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Education Notebook: Princess ball set for dads, daughters

Shadle Park High School is hosting its annual Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball on Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Shadle cheerleaders will host the evening for princesses ages 12 …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Police: Boy brought gun to school to shoot bully

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old who took a gun to his Vancouver, Wash., middle school intended to shoot another student to prevent him from bullying a friend.


Spokane Valley school enrollment lower than expected

Alternative programs in two Spokane Valley school districts are down slightly in enrollment right now, but administrators believe that will change, based on previous trends. In the West Valley School …


Education Notebook: Dance team from Mt. Spokane takes 2nd place

The Mt. Spokane High School dance team took second place at the Sounds of Thunder Marching Band Competition at Joe Albi Stadium on Saturday. The girls, along with the Mt. …


Education Notebook: Cataldo School to sell Halloween costumes

Cataldo Catholic School will host its annual Halloween costume sale Oct. 17 and 18. The event will be in the school’s parking lot at 455 W. 18th Ave., from 9 …


K-8, bonds key debate topics

With the elections just about a month away, one parent in the East Valley School District is organizing debates for school board candidates. “My goal is to make all of …


Education Notebook: Public schools to hold Q&A

Spokane Public Schools officials will be answering questions from the public during “Educating Spokane” at 7 tonight on KSPS channel 7. SPS Superintendent Shelley Redinger, school board Vice President Susan …


Education Notebook: LCHS Journal holding used book sale

The newspaper staff at Lewis and Clark High School will hold a used book sale Saturday at the Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. The LCHS …


Spokane Public Schools taking proposals as cutoff nears

Seven years of foreign language. Extra math and science. Nine-hour school days and an extended school year. These are the makings of a charter school planned for Spokane next year. …


Area school districts besides SPS undecided on charter schools

Not all school districts are as sure about charter schools as Spokane Public Schools. Spokane’s biggest district made history last week by becoming the first in the state to welcome …


Spokane to have first charter school

Spokane could have the first charter school in Washington by next fall. It will be a historic and controversial development closely watched by school administrators, teachers, politicians and education reformists …


Parents, students protest lack of lockers for middle-grade students

Parents in the East Valley School District arrived at the school board meeting carrying backpacks full of books, musical instruments, sports equipment and cold-weather clothing. Mindy Stewart, a parent with …


Centennial’s meet and greet hopes to ease first-day issues

It’s every middle schooler’s worst nightmare. You show up on the first day and try to open your locker. It doesn’t work.


Vestal: Schools figure prominently in shared experience

For the longest time, I felt barely, loosely connected to any community I lived in. There are plenty of reasons for this, both personal and professional, but the truth is …


Levy passes, reversing school district’s cuts

Voters in the Plummer-Worley School District in North Idaho approved a two-year tax levy Tuesday that will enable school officials to restore funding for athletics, full-time kindergarten and five-day school …


Washington education funding meets mandate, committee finds

OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature needed two special sessions to agree to a budget, in large part because of disagreements over how much to spend on public schools. But a …


ESDs prove invaluable to small school districts

At a time when money for education remains tight, taxpayers are spending about a quarter-billion dollars each year on a little-known bureaucracy that operates between local schools and Olympia. Dozens …


Eye on Boise: Tom Luna’s school fund push stalls

BOISE – Political fireworks flew at the Idaho state Land Board last week, as, for the second time in five years, state schools Superintendent Tom Luna sought to boost the …


Standardized tests popular with parents, poll shows

WASHINGTON – Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, according …


Idaho board to consider PE requirement

The Idaho State Board of Education agreed to hear public comment on proposed new statewide physical education requirements during its monthly meeting this week in Pocatello. The board also agreed …


Education Notebook: It’s supplies time for new school year

September is just a few weeks away and it’s time to plan for back-to-school. School supply lists for the 2013-14 year can be found on individual school websites in their …


Freeman High principal to be Newport superintendent

He’s not the first Dave Smith to serve as superintendent of the Newport School District. Smith, 42, has left his position as principal of Freeman High School to become the …


Luna plans 15-year wireless contract, lawmakers aghast

Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna is about to sign a 15-year, multimillion-dollar sole-source contract for a private firm to set up WiFi networks in every high school in the …


Math test holds up high school diplomas

SEATTLE – Just as Washington state officials predicted, most of Washington’s high school seniors are passing the statewide exams required to graduate. But that fact doesn’t make life any easier …


School districts rely on substitute teachers

Susan Rodgers has substituted in K-12 classrooms in North Idaho for 30 years. Some days are spent working one-on-one with special education students; on other days she might be managing …


Suit challenges charter school law

SEATTLE – A coalition of parents, educators and community groups filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court on Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of Washington’s new charter schools law. The …


CdA schools to consider more flexible weapons policy

Coeur d’Alene school leaders hope to change a rigid discipline policy they say is too harsh on students who accidentally bring to school a pocketknife or something similar. Kids as …


Education Notebook: Mt. Spokane ASB leaders clean highway

The Mt. Spokane High School 2013-14 ASB officers cleaned up recently when they participated in the local Adopt-a-Highway program. The school’s Associated Student Body adopted a two-mile stretch of the …


Shawn Vestal: Lunchrooms reflect classroom realities

One of the most important, and least considered, factors influencing what happens in classrooms is what happens in lunchrooms. That’s because lunchrooms are where a school’s relationship to the socioeconomic …


Grammy Foundation hosts career panel at NC

The music program at North Central High School received a $5,500 grant from the Grammy Foundation and Ford Motor Co. last week. North Central achieved Grammy Signature Schools Enterprise status …