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Lack of emphasis on cursive has many debating

Cursive writing, the elegant hand used to write the Constitution and other historic documents, was also the script most great-grandparents used to record their thoughts. But young people today might …


Education Notebook: Fifth-grader wins poster contest

Megan Anderson, a fifth-grader at Springdale Elementary School, was chosen to represent Washington state with her poster in the national Bring Our Missing Children Home art contest. This is the …


Spokane couple providing learning foundation in Malawi

Most classrooms in Spokane County look the same. Walk in and you’ll see rows of desks and chairs, a whiteboard, stacks of textbooks and cups filled with pencils. But when …


Community School caters to creativity

Something “dramatically different” changed the campus – and mission – at Havermale High School. Havermale, an alternative high school since the 1980s, had helped struggling students graduate. In the fall …


Education Notebook: National honor for All Saints teacher

Kolleen Murray, a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at All Saints Catholic School, 3510 E. 18th Ave., recently received the 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award from the National Catholic Educational Association. In …


Education Notes: Rogers High to stage ‘Charlie Brown’ play

Rogers High School drama students will perform “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” beginning Friday at 7 p.m. in the school theater. Additional performances are Saturday at 2 p.m., and …


Education Notebook: NWC stages musical play for spring

Northwest Christian Schools drama students will perform “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” tonight at 7 in the Northwest Christian High School Chapel, 5104 E. Bernhill Road in Colbert.


School Notes: Friendly competition nets about $7,000 for cancer

On Feb. 1, the staffs at Mt. Spokane and Mead high schools, along with Mountainside and Northwood middle schools, came together for a friendly game of hoops in the Hoops …


Education Notebook: Collection helps Humane Society

Students at Mountainside Middle School in the Mead School District will help fill the shelves at the Spokane Humane Society and keep dogs and cats fed during the winter months. …


Student CyberPatriots head to competition

Spokane high school students rule this year’s national CyberPatriot competition. Last year, team TEC Pirates from Rogers High School went to the national finals in Washington, D.C., and returned with …


Education Notebook: Orchestra concert, fashion show at Mead

The Mead High School Orchestra will celebrate friendship and love at the second annual Musical Heart Strings event on Friday at Mead High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The …


CV superintendent tackles funding questions

Almost every school district in Spokane County will ask voters to consider renewing levies on election day, Feb. 14. Central Valley Superintendent Ben Small is hosting a series of information …


Education Notes: Evergreen’s Books and Bingo Night is tonight

Students and parents at Evergreen Elementary School in the Mead School District can have a night of fun and get a book at Evergreen’s Books and Bingo Night, from 5 …


WSU considers fining student violators of conduct code

The Washington State University Board of Regents will consider assessing fines on students who violate the school’s code of conduct.


Education Notebook: LC attends mock trial

Court was in session for the legal studies students at Lewis and Clark High School on Jan. 18, during a mock trial in the Moot Courtroom at Gonzaga University’s School …


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Colleges pay to fend off porn sites

Universities around Washington are buying up websites under the new .xxx web extension created for pornographic material. But they aren’t trying to bolster their budgets by getting into the porn …


Education Notes: Rogers Walk of Fame will add 5 honorees

Rogers High School will honor alumni on Oct. 28 when it inducts five new members into the Walk of Fame. Members of the Walk of Fame have given their high …


Area ACTs beat U.S. average

Washington and Idaho students scored above the national average on the ACT test – a measure of college and career readiness, according to results released Wednesday. Nearly half of all …


Idaho rejects ‘No Child’ goals

BOISE – The state Board of Education signed off on Idaho’s plan to reject the latest requirements for determining student progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law, though …


Mountain View Middle School closes for good

No other last day of school was celebrated like it was at Mountain View Middle School. The school, opened in 1979, closed Friday – part of the East Valley School …


School Notes: Pledge deadline near for College Bound Scholarship

Spokane Public Schools seventh- and eighth-graders living in low-income families may be eligible for a College Bound Scholarship, on the condition that the students sign a pledge to graduate from …


Face Time: School librarian worries about cutbacks’ effects

Mead School District officials decided shifting its 12 librarians out of the library and into a traditional classroom was the best way to help solve its $1 million budget deficit. …


100 Spokane teachers receiving recall notices

Spokane Public Schools recalled 100 teachers Monday after the school board decided to not increase class size in the elementary grades. Of the 238 employees who received pink slips in …


Nonprofit gives instruments, lessons to low-income students

Tasha Cummins never knew she wanted to play the bass until the instrument was put in her hands. “I didn’t even know what the strings were and could barely pick …


LC students learn in local internships

The warm wood floors gleamed under the soft glow of strategically placed table lamps. Oak bookcases brimmed with textbooks and leafy green plants flourished in decorative pots. John Hagney sat …


Efforts bring higher graduation rates at area high schools

Fewer students in Spokane are dropping out of school. Spokane Public Schools improved its on-time graduation rate by 8 percentage points in 2010, state data showed Thursday, and officials credit …


Pilot program gives students jump-start on foreign language

Bienvenidos, estudiantes. Esto es la clase de español para el grado ocho. Until this year, that phrase – “Welcome, students. This is eighth-grade Spanish” – was foreign to Spokane Public …


Region’s best, brightest receive Chase Youth Awards

Children and teenagers from throughout the region were honored for their achievements Sunday at the Chase Youth Awards. The annual ceremony, named for former Spokane Mayor Jim Chase, spotlights the …


Education Notebook: Ferris cheer team wins award

For the third time in the past four years, the Ferris High School varsity cheerleaders have been honored as Washington State Academic Champions. The girls earned an overall grade-point average …


Free custom glasses serve as learning aid for students

Some Spokane elementary schoolchildren got a gift Thursday that many take for granted – good vision. Prevent Blindness America and Essilor Laboratories of America teamed up to give 51 Audubon …