Lake Pend Oreille School District closed in mid-March due to COVID-19 and quickly made plans for remote learning. The staff took two days right after the school board soft closure to create plans, packets, and video lessons. After those two days, they were rolling with distance learning and delivering lessons and support materials in one

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Shawn Keogh, former Idaho state senator (and longest-serving female senator in Idaho), was recently appointed to the State Board of Education by Governor Little. The Board provides oversight of Idaho’s education system at a high policy level. Shawn is also a PAFE board member. She joined us from her home to talk about what our

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Parenting is one of the most significant responsibilities a human can take on and the impacts are felt far and wide. Most of us know this and take the role very seriously. The thing is, even the most well-intentioned don’t always get it right. If you are expecting or have a child aged zero to

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Kiah Harris Sandpoint High School Class of 2018 Second-year student, North Idaho College Culinary Program Has a teacher or an event in your childhood made a certain impact that has influenced who you are and what you do today? In our ongoing series, we highlight a few student stories that showcase those pivotal moments for

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Has a teacher or an event in your childhood made a certain impact that has influenced who you are and what you do today? In our ongoing series, we highlight a few student stories that showcase those pivotal moments for them. You’ll notice each one of these moments was made possible by a PAFE grant

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Has a teacher or an event in your childhood made a certain impact that has influenced who you are and what you do today? Over the next few weeks, we will highlight a few student stories that showcase those pivotal moments for them. You’ll notice each one of these moments was made possible by a

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Updating Science Curricula to Meet State Standards We know a solid foundation in science is a key element for many careers and is essential to student’s success beyond school. This is especially true for students in rural areas, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs bring everything together to give them more well-rounded

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On November 5th (and earlier by way of early in-person voting), residents within Lake Pend Oreille School district will be asked to vote on an Indefinite Term Supplemental Levy. We wanted to address many of the questions surrounding this important issue.  The levy asks for voters to continue funding an already approved levy of $12.7

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Now that Lake Pend Oreille School District Superintendent has settled into his new position, we asked about his plans. No stranger to our district or our community, we are excited about the possibility his leadership brings.  PAFE: You were born and raised in Sandpoint and have more than 30 years’ experience with the school system

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