In The Classroom

  • "Part-Time Indian": Will West Ada's restrictions raise problems?

    Posted by Bill Roberts on September 11, 2014

    West Ada School District’s attempt to pacify both sides in the contentious debate over what to do with “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” seems to have lowered the temperature of the debate among parents.


  • SAT update: Idaho shows little growth in college readiness

    Posted by Bill Roberts on August 20, 2014

    Idaho juniors showed little growth in the number of students who are considered college ready, based on scores from April’s SAT exam.


  • Libraries fight to curb 'summer slide'

    Posted by Bill Roberts on June 13, 2014

    It's called the summer slide — that time year when students are out of school and tend not to read books. The result is that many students lose some of the reading ground they've made through the academic year.


  • May primary's outcome could shape Idaho education reform

    Posted by Bill Roberts on June 5, 2014

    Idaho's education reform movement, created out of recommendations from Gov. Butch Otter's Task Force for Improving Education, faces an uncertain future with the surprise defeat in the May 20 primary of Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, chairman of the Senate Education committee, says a task force member from North Idaho.


  • CWI names workforce development director

    Posted by Bill Roberts on May 28, 2014

    Christine Rood

    Christine Rood, who has served as director of academic affairs for University of Phoenix’s Idaho campus, has been named to oversee College of Western Idaho's short-term, non-credit training programs.