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Monday, September 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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City Fourth-Graders Flunk New Tests, Too Spokane’s Scores Slightly Below Poor State Average

Spokane fourth-graders who took the state’s new assessments scored about the same as kids across Washington - poorly. Only 21 percent met or exceeded standards in math, and fewer than …


Aids Vaccine Promising Chimpanzees Fight Off Virus For A Year In Clinical Trials

Chimpanzees inoculated with an experimental AIDS vaccine have successfully fought off repeated exposures to the AIDS virus up to a year after they were vaccinated, a research team reported Sunday. …


Fourth-Graders Writing Essays In New Test - Not Just (A) (B) Or (C)

As part of the state’s education-reform efforts, thousands of elementary students are being given a new kind of comprehensive test aimed at making them think more critically. Nearly 70,000 fourth-graders …


Spokane Teens Beat Average On Sat Scores Seniors Also Topped Their Numbers From Last Year

Spokane students topped state and national averages on the test that can help pave the way to college. Spokane School District 81 students taking the Scholastic Assessment Test beat the …


High School Seniors Improve Act Scores

Idaho’s high school seniors improved their scores, for the third year in a row, on the 1996 American College Test. They earned a state composite score of 21.3 compared to …


Scientists Support Breast Cancer Test

A powerful ultrasound can significantly reduce the number of American women who undergo surgery to tell if their breast lumps are cancerous or benign, government scientists said Monday. The scientific …


Four Spokane City Drivers Test Positive For Drug Use Federally Required Tests Can Lead To Treatment, Dismissal

Nearly one of 10 commercial drivers for the city of Spokane tested positive for drugs since random testing began three weeks ago. So far, 45 employees were tested and four …


Students Behind In Basics Test Shows Idaho Students Score Higher In Advanced Skills, But Lag In Rudimentary Areas

Basic academic skills in Idaho are still lagging behind other skills, according to results from the latest Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Though students statewide tended to score higher in …