Following a 14-hour session on Monday night, representatives for Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association were back at the negotiating table Tuesday morning with the aim of reaching a tentative agreement on a new contract.
Mead teachers are set to receive pay raises of between 15 percent to 16 percent this year.
Back to school means more than books. It’s about new programs, new facilities, new faces and new issues. Throughout the Inland Northwest, students, parents and educators have much to look forward to this year.
After two more days of “frustrating” contract talks with Spokane Public Schools, the head of the region’s largest teachers’ union hesitated Sunday to predict what will happen next.
Move-in day at college is supposed to be a little stressful. There’s the packing and hauling, the long drive, the new environment, and at the end of it all, the hard goodbyes.
On a warm Wednesday afternoon at Riverfront Park, parents were soaking in the sun while their children were getting soaked in the Rotary Fountain. Just feet away at the Looff Carrousel, more kids were holding tight to their mounts – and the last days of summer, down to a handful.
Hundreds of parents, children and community leaders packed the multipurpose room and the gymnasium at the brand-new Riverbend Elementary last week to get their first look at the new school before it opens on Sept. 6.
Haley Goranson Jacob had planned to study medicine, but some Bible classes at Crown College set her on an academic path that ultimately resulted her being named one of the top new female theologians by Christianity Today magazine.
Waldron (Wally) Lindblad has a button strapped around his wrist that he presses when he needs help. Sitting in his recliner in his apartment at an assisted living facility in Pullman, the 92-year-old Korean War veteran said sometimes it takes 20 to 30 minutes to get help.
Olivia Arballo-Saenz has combined smarts and grit with the kindness of others to find a better way, first to Gonzaga Prep and then to Stanford University.
Pullman streets were noticeably more crowded Wednesday as students numbering in the thousands converged on the town for Washington State University’s official move-in day of the year.
Tuba time: Central Valley High School marching band freshman Zane Bresko plays the contra tuba on the first day of practice Monday. The band was inside the school’s field house because of poor air quality outside.
Spokane Public Schools picked the perfect time for an unofficial celebration of asthma awareness.
As her 9-year-old daughter’s legs sagged under her new backpack and school supplies, a big weight was lifted from Erica Durbin’s shoulders.
African-Americans, special education students and other groups in Spokane Public Schools are facing much higher rates of discipline than their peers, the district board was told last week.
Several local organizations hold school supply drives every year to hand out free supplies to students who need them, but the Mission Community Outreach Center has chosen to focus on collecting new shoes and socks for local children heading back to school.
In previous years Spokane Public Schools has been lenient in enforcing its health requirements for students with asthma but is changing that this summer.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Spokane Public Schools’ new bond proposal was inspired by a pile of dirt.
With more than 4,300 freshman students set to swarm Washington State University’s residence halls in just one week, university officials say they are still looking to provide a couple hundred students a place to sleep come Aug. 15 – WSU’s official move-in day.
School will be starting up again before you know it and STCU is helping local students prepare by hosting a school supply drive through Aug. 10.
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