North Idaho news

Coeur d’Alene makes all-day kindergarten a priority

In Katie Harris’s kindergarten class at Borah Elementary, kids learn colors, shapes and numbers. They also learn to identify pronouns and sentence structure. The Coeur d’Alene teacher for more than a decade is teaching 5 year olds to read. Borah is one of four elementary schools in the Coeur d’Alene School District that offers full-day…


Challis embraces change — but with reservations

Challis High School senior Shayanne Bradshaw has never attended school on Friday. Neither have most of her 372 classmates in the mountainous, rural district in Central Idaho’s Custer County. In 2003-04, district leaders switched from a five-day schedule to a four-day weekly calendar, hoping to cut transportation costs, alleviate the stress of weekday athletic events…