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Education news from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.


WSU breaks ground on $61.9 million building addition for animal disease lab

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Work has begun on a $61.9 million building addition that will serve as the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which plays a crucial role in infectious disease monitoring, public health, food safety and the success of the state’s fish and livestock industries.

In many Spokane County schools, about 30 percent of students are chronically absent

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:17 a.m.

Around the nation, this is Attendance Awareness Month – not that educators in Spokane need any reminding. In the Spokane Public Schools last year, chronic absenteeism – defined as missing 10 to 15 percent of school days – was 29.3 percent. That number is little changed from the year before, but still a big source of concern.

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  • Gov. Gregoire about K-12 education

    Gov. Chris Gregoire talks about what she was going to tell the teacher’s union May 14, and she recognizes teachers aren’t happy with her.

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