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Idaho education spending still at the bottom

Idaho remains stuck at the bottom of public education funding, ranking second to last of all states in per-student spending for a third straight year, the U.S. Census Bureau said …


Spokane expands full-day kindergarten to all schools

Spokane Public Schools’ board decided Wednesday to offer full-day kindergarten in all 34 of its elementary schools starting this fall. While there are many other budget items left to discuss, …


Candidates must file for office by Friday

Candidates for local offices around Washington will officially enter their races this week as filing week begins this morning. On the ballot this year are council seats in cities and …


Valley Christian shifting to 4-day week to offer more electives

Valley Christian School is moving to a four-day week next year in order to offer students more electives. “It’s not a new concept,” said administrator Nathan Williams, who previously worked …


Jefferson students looking forward to new school

Fifth-graders at Jefferson Elementary School can’t wait to roam the halls of their new school next year, where they will become the first graduating class of the school in its …


Spokane Public Schools pursues charter schools

Visions of the kinds of charter schools that could open in Spokane are emerging: a dual-language elementary or middle school; a high school that incorporates two years of college; an …


Common Core topic of schools workshop

Idaho schools will switch this fall to Common Core State Standards designed to raise student achievement, and the Coeur d’Alene School Board will take a closer look Monday at what …


Vestal: Anti-school message hits the road with Alton money

If you thought that Duane Alton’s anti-schools campaign had slowed down since it took a drubbing at the ballot box last fall, think again. It just shifted the battle ground …


Math test may keep many seniors from graduating

SEATTLE – Thousands of high school students in Washington’s class of 2013 don’t know yet if they will get a diploma later this spring because they have not yet met …


Education Notebook: Rogers students stage ‘Macbeth’

Drama students at Rogers High School will perform William Shakespeare’s dark and powerful tragedy “Macbeth,” beginning Friday in the school’s auditorium. The production will continue Saturday and April 18-20. All …


Education Notebook: LC drill team places at state

The Lewis and Clark High School Drill Team competed at the Washington State Drill Team Competition, March 22 and 23 in Yakima, taking second place in the military division and …


We’re failing in our commitment to education

For a bunch of supposedly smart adults, we’re acting pretty dumb about education. It’s not the way we like to think of ourselves, here in the Evergreen State. After all, …


Education Notebook: NW Christian band craft sale Saturday

The band department at Northwest Christian Schools will have its second annual craft fair on Saturday at the lower campus gym, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers will have …


Education Notebook: ‘Storage Wars’-like auction to benefit G-Prep seniors

Parents of Gonzaga Prep seniors will have a “Storage Wars” of their own, similar to the television show. The storage auction will be March 23 at Valley Self Storage, 11128 …


Parents, district discuss EV transition to K-8

Next year, the East Valley School District is scheduled to complete a transition to a system in which students stay at the same home school until they graduate from eighth …


Idaho dismissed from school lawsuit

BOISE – A state judge has agreed to dismiss the state from a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the fees many public schools charge for classes and the legality of …


WV grad fills school board vacancy

The vacant seat on West Valley School District’s board has been filled by longtime resident and district graduate Adam Mortensen. Superintendent Gene Sementi said Mortensen has a deep history with …


CV increases kindergarten cost

The monthly fee for Central Valley School District’s full-day, tuition-based kindergarten has increased by $5 for the 2013-’14 school year. The board approved the increase at Monday’s meeting to cover …


EV drama presents ‘I Hate Shakespeare’

East Valley High School’s drama department presents “I Hate Shakespeare,” a parody introduction to William Shakespeare, opening Wednesday and continuing through March 9. The play, directed by drama instructor Nicole …


Education Notes: Mt. Spokane dance team advances to districts

The Mt. Spokane High School Dance Team placed third in the pom Division at the Shadle Park Dance Invitational on Feb. 23-24. Team member Corri Budge won third place in …


Schools say Facebook is haven for bullying

A Facebook page focusing on a Spokane high school turned vicious this week, prompting the school’s principal to issue a stern warning about possible legal action. “I’m trying to make …


EV to get surplus Walker Army Reserve property

East Valley School District is waiting on the deed for the Walker Army Reserve Center after signing transition papers last week, school board chairwoman Kerri Lundstroth said. No capital funds …


CV updating social studies classes and books

Central Valley School District is reassessing its high school social studies programs because the last time it adopted new curriculum, the Oval Office was occupied by George W. Bush in …


Glenewinkel: Bond lacked parent support

East Valley School District faces the aftermath of repeated failure as voters rejected a $65 million bond Tuesday that would have renovated schools and built an athletic facility and performing …


$2.5 million needed for Spokane Valley Tech

Central Valley’s School Board will ask the Washington Legislature for $2.5 million to complete the Spokane Valley Tech. The board approved a resolution Monday night to lobby officials for an …


Riverside Elementary’s $10,000 long shot

Teacher Mindy Shaw entered a national contest on a whim to win $10,000 for Riverside Elementary School. She wrote a 300-word essay about the school’s aged computer lab, took a …


APPLE, Montessori orientation set

Parents interested in enrolling their children in Spokane Public Schools’ Montessori or APPLE (Alternative Parent Participation Learning Experience) programs will have an opportunity to attend an orientation meeting beginning Tuesday. …


Group sends mailer opposing EV school bond

Citizens for Responsible Taxation mailed fliers this week targeting the $65 million East Valley School District bond on the ballot in Tuesday’s special election. The bond would pay to renovate …


Education Notebook: NWC hosting parent preview

Northwest Christian Schools, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, will hold its annual Parent Preview Night next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The school has programs for students from preschool through high school. …


Data helps teachers learn about kindergartners’ abilities

Washington kindergartners are physically coordinated enough for their first year of school, but their ability to count to 20 and clearly express themselves are lagging, according to a new assessment …