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Monday, March 25, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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News >  Education

Report: Gifted programs at Spokane Public Schools need work

An 84-page report released in January identified several improvements for Spokane Public Schools’ organized programs available to highly capable students, including schedule changes, increased communication between teachers and parents and decreasing the amount of homework to limit stress.

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Report: More work needed on safety, discipline in Spokane schools

Spokane Public Schools is failing to connect with minority students on the subject of safety and discipline, board members were reminded this past week.They also were confronted with numbers suggesting that little has changed in recent years, particularly for African-American teenagers. The most glaring statistic: So far this year, African-American high school students were disciplined at more than twice the rate of their peers, and almost three times as often as white students.