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  • No heat, but Valley schools go on

    Four schools in Central Valley School District had no heat or only partial heat Monday, but by afternoon they were warming up, school officials said. Students at University High School, …


  • Heat restored in four CV schools

    Four schools in Central Valley School District had heating issues Monday, but by afternoon they were warming up, school officials said.


  • CV superintendent talks about how snow days are handled

    When inclement weather arrives in the Inland Northwest, school officials face the tough decision of whether to close schools, delay start times or stay open. The ultimate decision is up …


  • Kids make revealing masks

    Once upon a time, two visitors arrived at the kingdom of Sunrise Elementary School bringing music, art and fun for the children of the land. Or, more accurately, Ron and …


  • Robbery at bank puts schools on lockdown

    Spokane Valley police are investigating a robbery at an East Sprague Avenue bank Thursday that locked down two nearby schools. At 2:26 p.m., a man walked in the west door …


  • Technology added to teaching

    Students at University Elementary School in the Central Valley School District have been using a new tool to learn this year, thanks to a grant the school received last spring. …


  • Barker students, staff in Thanksgiving spirit

    For the last 14 or so years, the students and staff of Barker High School in the Central Valley School District have partnered together to make Thanksgiving a wonderful holiday, …


  • Salk students give, receive at mission

    Nikita Kariuki worked at a bank in Pittsburgh, Pa., for a decade, but when the economy began to spiral downward the Kenya-born man was laid off and ended up in …


  • Middle-schoolers learn value of service

    Nikita Kariuki worked at a bank in Pittsburgh, Pa., for a decade, but when the economy began to spiral downward the Kenya-born man was laid off and ended up in …


  • Students will try to fill bus with food

    If you happen to be out grocery shopping for Thanksgiving on Saturday, you might see a school bus waiting to receive donations for the Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank. Students …


  • Administrators out of school budget woes’ reach

    While private-sector and state workers have taken hits during the economic downturn, many public school administrators have seen their pay remain steady or increase. Spokane Public Schools officials – from …


  • Districts juggle snow days, changes as school begins

    Across the Inland Northwest, students are sharpening their pencils and packing their backpacks in anticipation of the first day of school. Some schools begin today; others begin next week. All …


  • Student data mixed on new state assessments

    More than 60 percent of sophomores in Spokane Public Schools last year failed Washington’s math assessment test, while students in neighboring districts performed only slightly better, according to results released …


  • Inland Northwest teachers close the book

    Inland Northwest school districts are losing hundreds of years of education experience as teachers and other employees retire in greater numbers. The number of retirements nearly doubled in the Spokane …


  • Scores drop on new statewide test

    For the third year in a row, more than 90 percent of high school seniors passed Washington’s reading and writing assessment tests required for graduation.


  • Helping hand

    When Jan and Clint O’Grady were married 18 months ago, they blended two families with three children each into one. “Instead of the Brady Bunch, we’re the O’Grady Bunch,” Jan …


  • Schools’ budget reality strikes hard

    Consecutive years of belt-tightening are leaving Inland Northwest school districts with fewer notches available to further cinch up their spending. Temporary federal funds for education in the 2009-’11 biennium helped …


  • Fourth-graders vie in math showdown

    Fourth-grade teams from elementary schools in the Central Valley School District competed in the Math is Cool competition held at Mt. Spokane High School on April 16. The Liberty Lake …


  • Central Valley considers athletic, activities fees

    Students in the Central Valley School District would pay to participate in athletics and activities during the 2010-’11 school year – $25 for middle school students and $55 for high …


  • U-Hi student newspapers destroyed

    Most copies of the student newspaper at University High School in the Central Valley School District have been destroyed by school officials after offensive remarks appeared.


  • Parents weigh in on school budget

    The Central Valley School District is mulling options for cuts to help make up a possible shortfall in state funds in the 2010-’11 school year. To help the school board …


  • School board hears wish list

    An interim report by the Central Valley School District Capital Facilities Committee includes recommendations for a new elementary school and returning kindergarten center students to their neighborhood schools. The committee …


  • Central Valley budget cut options decided

    The Central Valley School District board of directors decided on a list of potential budget cuts to help offset losses expected when the state budget is approved. The list is …


  • Math in Progress

    Students at Progress Elementary, 710 N. Progress Road, in the Central Valley School District, are voluntarily staying after school. The students – about 140 of them in a school of …


  • Healthier choices

    Brittany Johnson, a sixth-grader at Greenacres Middle School in the Central Valley School District, said she usually brings her lunch to school, but when she works as a lunchroom helper, …


  • Top administrator salaries for Spokane, Central Valley, Mead school districts

    Tables ranking the top administrators by salary for three Spokane-area school districts.


  • Schools on money quest

    A couple years of miserable state finances have school districts looking for money from other sources, with more of them using grants to bridge their budget gaps. Whether that means …


  • School districts winnow choices for math books

    When it comes to math, high school students have long asked the question: “Why do I need to learn this stuff?” Books being considered for a high school math overhaul …


  • CV could be forced to cut another $3 million

    Things are not looking bright at Central Valley, board members learned during Monday’s meeting. The school district stands to lose $3.4 million if Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposed budget goes through, …


  • Education despite adversity

    Kamitra Maxwell made sure her three children were enrolled in school while the family was living on Spokane streets and in a shelter. “School is important for my children,” she …

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