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





  • List of low-achieving schools

    A list of 47 Washington schools eligible for federal improvement dollars released Friday, March 12, 2010.

  • Education spending report

    A chapter from the Washington Policy Center Policy Guide covering education spending.

  • School grants spreadsheet

    A breakdown of grants received by Spokane Public Schools for three school years, 2007 to 2010. Use the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to flip between school years. Hover over “donor/granting agency” cells for more information.

  • Recess study

    The results of a survey prompted by the Washington Legislature about elementary school recess was released Dec. 9, 2009. Among the findings: about 30 percent of schools have reduced the play time primarily due to a lack of staffing; recess is considered important; most schools have inadequate facilities for inclement weather; and only one school district, Tacoma, had a policy about recess.

  • Priority Spokane request for proposals

    Priority Spokane, a community-wide effort working for the betterment of Spokane, is requesting proposals for the best way to study the middle school experience for students, inside and outside the classroom. The deadline is Dec. 31. This request for proposals describes Priority Spokane, its goals, the evolution of research topic, a timeline and contact information.

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