Tammy Marshall

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…

Coeur d’Alene receives national award

Lake City and Coeur d’Alene high schools were recognized nationally for providing underrepresented students with the support they need to be successful in high school and to prepare for post-secondary education.

Wife of Idaho inventor Forrest Bird dies two months after her husband

Pamela Riddle Bird was killed in plane crash last week near Hope, Idaho. It is presumed she was piloting the Cessna. The Birds were long-time supporters of education. A North Idaho charter school changed its moniker to the Forrest M. Bird Charter School.

Lakeland names its teacher of the year

drama and English teacher Allison Knoll spends many hours after school helping student prepare for productions.

Coeur d’Alene approves emergency levy

Coeur d’ Alene school trustees unanimously approved a $1.2 million emergency levy just a few days after the 2015-16 school year began. After three days counting students, school officials deemed average daily attendance was up 261. Last year’s ADA was 10,317 compared to 10,578 to start this year. A state statute says school districts with…

Coeur d’Alene promotes regular attendance

The district set a goal of 95 percent attendance by the end of the year. Studies show attending school improves reading scores

PTECH triples in size, serves students statewide

The program launched last year is designed to bridge the gap between education and industry in Idaho and help Idaho youth develop the right skills and take the right courses to land them a job with a high-growth industry.

Kamiah starts school despite devastating fires

At least 15 children in the North Idaho community lost their homes this month in the Clearwater Complex fire, which also took the home of the high school principal. Educators decided not to postpone the start of school so those displaced would have some semblance of structure.

Coeur d’Alene dedicates new school

Winton Elementary was demolished and a new building was constructed from a 2012 bond. The new building will hold nearly 500 students in grades K-5.

Forrest Bird remembered as ‘brilliant’

About 400 people packed into one of the several hangars at the Bird Aviation Museum to watch a video documentary and slideshow during a “celebration of life” service.