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Posting a first-day-of-school pic online? Here’s what you need to know

I signed onto Facebook recently and quickly realized it’s that time of year – when photos of smiling, backpack-wearing, sign-holding schoolkids off to class get posted faster than I can …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Help shy, socially awkward kids head back to school with these tips

For those extroverted kids, going back to school can be exciting: tons of friends to see again. New ones to make. Things to look forward to, such as school events, …


Yakima School District employees vote to strike as pay impasse continues

Hundreds of Yakima School District employees may not be in schools when classes start on Monday.


Mama Bear Moxie: Surviving back to school on a budget

Tips and tricks to save money on the back to school shopping trip.


A hijab and real students: A round of applause for Gap’s beautiful, inclusive back-to-school ads

The images we encounter – in advertisements and entertainment, on billboards and buses, on screens and glossy pages – reflect what we hold dear. It only makes sense that all …


Teachers know best: Follow their tips to help kids prepare for school

Advice for parents and students from elementary school to college


Library program helps adults with back-to-school hairstyles

The complexity of the hairstyles taught depends on the abilities of the person styling the child’s hair.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Salvation Army hands out thousands of back-to-school kits for its eighth year

For its eighth year, the Salvation Army has distributed backpacks and school supplies to Spokane families in need.


Before summer ends, ease back into a school routine

It’s still summertime but mid-August introduces a ripe time for some back-to-school readiness. Children benefit from a slow return to structured routines, such as going back to an earlier and …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Back-to-school events offer help for families gearing up for classes

School days are right around the corner, triggering several events focused on helping parents outfit their children with appropriate supplies, clothes and community resources.


Coeur d’Alene schools emphasize attendance as new year starts

One of the fundamental back-to-school challenges is to get students to keep coming back each day of the school year. The Coeur d’Alene School District kicks off its new year …


Letting kids grow means respecting their privacy, wishes

My favorite back-to-school picture was when my kids were starting eighth, sixth and third grades. Decked in new clothes, they stood on the front step and gave the obligatory smile …


East Valley’s newest educators get to know district

They are getting to know their new buildings, getting to know the teachers, filling out the necessary paperwork and checking to see if they have all of their school supplies. …


Spokane Valley Partners offers backpacks, school supplies for needy students

Families are probably starting to think about back-to-school shopping – most schools have their school supply lists already available. There are folders and notebooks, No. 2 pencils, pens, crayons and …


Rogers High School back earlier than rest of Spokane

Rogers High School students’ first day of school Thursday was a day like no other. Clad in their newest, favorite school clothes, hair done just so and a little sleep-deprived, …


Rogers gets jump on school year

Students attending Rogers High School might be groaning a little louder than other Spokane teens about the fast-approaching school year. That’s because they start earlier than any other high school …


Fashion Fore-Thought Boys Are Driving For Duffer Duds - With An Attitude

1. Joel does the “golf punk” look in a Catalina knit shirt and Jnco demins. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review 2. Ian is hanging loose in black Boss shorts and …


Poll: Teens Decide On Clothing Purchases

Two kinds of hand-wringing occur during back-to-school shopping season. Parents with teens wring their hands in worry over how to select and pay for the styles or brands their kids …


Bedtime Stories Research Shows Reading To Children - Even The Very Young - Opens Their Lives To Learning

In this age of computerized toys, sophisticated preschools and countless how-to child-care manuals, there’s an ancient parenting tool, requiring neither batteries nor Ph.D., that beats just about anything else: The …


Durable Denim Popular Fabric Demonstrates Staying Power As Its Fashions Adapt To Changing Times

It has been photographed on such cultural icons as Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol. In the ‘60s it was a symbol of rebellion. And in the 1970s it became an …


Tailor Your Look To The Job You Want Interview Outfit Can Launch Creation Of Versatile Wardrobe

1. For an interview at a conservative business, a woman job-seeker may project the image she wants with a navy jacket, skirt and ribbed pullover, even without a laptop computer. …


Time To Lose The Mousse: The Hot Hairdos Are All Natural

Hairstylist Mike Meyers of Blades Design Group says teenagers have reverted back to the carefree styles of the 1970s. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Once-Boring School Supplies Now Sport Updated Look

Jessica shows off the Hello Kitty accessories that girls of all ages will want when they go back to school this fall. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Grade-School Fashions Mirror Teen Styles

Back-to-school outfits for pre-teens and grade-schoolers draw heavily on the influences of the teen market, said Barbara Widder-Lowry, vice president of product development for Osh Kosh. Trends from the juniors’ …


Tight Spots When Deciding What To Take To College, Keep In Mind Dorm Rooms Will Put The Squeeze On You

Mindy Standring, 17, right, paints Rachelle Reser’s nails in their dorm room in Cushing Hall at Gonzaga University. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review