Education news from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Spokane schools will not ‘ban the box’ on job applications
Spokane Public Schools will continue to ask job applicants about their criminal history, despite a Spokane city ruling outlawing the practice.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
Spokane students to be released early Friday
Spokane Public Schools students will be released 1 hour and 15 minutes early Friday, Dec. 1.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Seattle school bus drivers to strike 1 day over health care
The Seattle school bus drivers union says it will go on a one-day strike Wednesday to protest the health insurance plan being offered.
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
Study abroad students undeterred by international acts of terrorism
As more college students – including those at Spokane-area schools – seek international education, universities are taking steps to keep them safe.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Syrian refugees struggled to communicate until they learned American Sign Language at Ferris High School
Three deaf Syrian children have gone most of their lives without language, their education truncated by years of turmoil and flight. Now they are beginning to learn their first comprehensive …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Pediatricians say it’s OK for kids under 2 to watch screens
Pivoting away from years of recommendations, the American Academy of Pediatricians changed guidelines about how much screen time children should have, Friday.
Mon., July 18, 2016, 6 a.m.
This week’s free game: ‘Super Solvers Gizmos and Gadgets!”
It may be summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun learning on your PC!
Mon., April 18, 2016, 6 a.m.
This week’s free game: ‘Science Kombat’
Giving the phrase “video game nerds” brand new meaning, flash game “Science Kombat” combines the best of your textbooks with the thrill of 2-D fighting.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Spokane graduation rates increase slightly
Spokane Public Schools on-time graduation rate increased slightly in 2015, up to 84.5 percent.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
Mead considers elementary school boundary change
The Mead School District is holding a community forum on Wednesday to hear input about proposed changes to elementary school boundaries. The board of directors will not vote on the …
New teacher/principal evaluation system
The final Senate bill report details specifics on evaluations for classroom teachers, principals and other staff.
High School Proficiency Exam results overview
State officials say 90 percent of Washington’s 12th graders passed the statewide reading and writing tests before graduating. This document includes an overall look at the test results.
High School Proficiency Exam breakdown by class
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction details progress on state-required performance standards by class.
2010 Spokane Scholars honorees
A list of the 2010 Spokane Scholars honorees in English, social studies, mathematics, science, foreign languages and fine arts.
2010 Spokane Scholars grant recipients
Biographical information about the 24 recipients of Spokane Scholars grants for 2010.