Education news from the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 8:36 p.m.
State charter association asks court to review ruling
The Washington State Charter Schools Association filed a motion asking the Washington State Supreme Court to review its charter school ruling, Friday.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, midnight
Police aim to slow drivers near schools
Officers patrol school zone speeding
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 10:29 p.m.
For Spokane School Board, voters can choose experience or new outlook
Rocky Treppiedi wants one more term on the Spokane Public Schools board. Jerrall Haynes, Treppiedi’s 26-year-old challenger, thinks it’s time for a new perspective.
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 9:45 p.m.
Spokane school board approves increases to lunch prices and other budget shifts
The Spokane Public Schools board unanimously approved an amended budget that will increase school lunch prices and the cost of after school care.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 9:50 p.m.
Spokane elementary school student expelled for allegedly bringing a gun to bus stop
A Logan Elementary student brought a gun to a school bus stop Wednesday morning, according to Spokane Public School officials. The 9-year-old boy was expelled later that day.
Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 10:13 p.m.
Teacher squares off against nonprofit leader in Spokane school board race
ELECTION PREVIEW: The race for Spokane School Board between a Spokane Valley high school teacher, Paul Schneider, and a nonprofit leader, Patricia Kienholz.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 9:11 p.m.
UW gives interim president Cauce the job permanently
SEATTLE (AP) – The University of Washington Board of Regents on Tuesday chose Ana Mari Cauce to be the school’s next president. Cauce had been interim president since March after …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 11:02 p.m.
Next Generation Zone helps struggling young people get back on education, career track
The Next Generation Zone program is involved in 40 percent of all GEDs granted to young people ages 16 to 24 in Spokane County.
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, midnight
Election Preview: Proposed Liberty School District bond to pay for infrastructure renovations
The Liberty School District is hoping to pass a $12.9 million bond this November to replace aging equipment.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 10:34 p.m.
Community Colleges of Spokane caught in computer system snarl
Community Colleges of Spokane is a guinea pig for a new $100 million computer program system the state is putting into all its community colleges. But the new system had …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 8:55 p.m.
SCC lands $2 million grant to help students succeed in school
Spokane Community College landed a $2 million grant that will be used for programs to help students stay and succeed in school.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 1, 2015, midnight
Spokane Public Schools board budget proposal would hike prices for meals, after-school services
The Spokane Public Schools board are considering options for budget cuts, including raising school lunch prices, and delaying some new programs.
Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 11:56 a.m.
Late start for Spokane schools ends Thursday
There will be no late start Thursday for Spokane Public School students. From now on school will start and end at the same time all five days of the week.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 28, 2015, 8:32 p.m.
Farwell teacher earned his ‘Star Wars’ nerd stripes
Dave Turner wasn’t born a Star Wars nerd. It was something the Farwell Elementary music teacher earned by building his own TIE fighter costume.
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015, 11:27 a.m.
Spokane music teacher gives back with ‘Star Wars’ costume
Dave Turner wasn’t born a Star Wars nerd. It was something the Farwell Elementary music teacher earned.
Fri., Sept. 25, 2015, midnight
State attorney general asks high court to reconsider charter school ruling
Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to reconsider its ruling that Washington’s new charter school law is unconstitutional. “Regardless of one’s feelings about charter schools, …
Wed., Sept. 23, 2015, midnight
Don’t blame school district employees for any cuts
It took Spokane school administrators one week to shift from saying they were glad to be able to give raises to classroom aides, whom they’d been paying Wal-Mart wages, to …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015, midnight
Public support for embattled charter schools key, McMorris Rodgers says at Pride Prep visit
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers visited one of Spokane’s charter schools, Pride Prep, in a show of support Monday. “We need to say ‘yes’ to charter schools,” she said. “We …
Sat., Sept. 19, 2015, midnight
Incoming freshmen at EWU break 2005 record
Joe Constantine didn’t want his daughter Maria to choose Eastern Washington University. Maria, a 4.0 student, had scholarship offers from Stanford, Notre Dame and the University of Washington. “I did …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015, 12:22 p.m.
Spokane schools face $5.6 million budget shortfall
Spokane schools are facing a $5.6 million budget shortfall this school year. The deficit, according to Spokane Public Schools district spokesman Kevin Morrison is due to the Spokane Education Association’s …