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Jim Allen

Jim Allen

Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, Gonzaga Universtiy women's basketball and college and high school soccer.
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2018

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2018

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018

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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FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2018

THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2018

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2018

At East Valley Middle School, a new year opens with the classroom doors

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Truth be told – and many did Wednesday – some of the students at East Valley Middle School would rather have slept in. “Like till noon,” offered eighth-grader Brianna Garcia, who was standing with friends in the hallway at 7:15 on a sunny school morning.

TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2018

Spokane teachers and school board reach salary deal

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

After weeks of talks and four days of mediated negotiations, Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night on a new contract.

Spokane teachers and district continue negotiations for higher pay

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

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.

MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2018

The ABCs of the new school 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.

SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2018

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SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2018

FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2018