Stories tagged: Children’s Investment Fund
Mon., Oct. 18, 2010
Boys & Girls Club program supports struggling students
Billie McMahon struggled in the sixth grade because her math skills were stuck at the kindergarten level. But after she got involved in Be Great: Graduate, her arithmetic abilities shot …
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010
City of Spokane: Proposition 1
Backers of the proposed Children’s Investment Fund want to attack Spokane’s dismal 29 percent high school dropout rate with a series of programs designed to promote early childhood education and …
Thu., Sept. 30, 2010
Children’s advocates optimistic about fund
Supporters of Spokane’s proposed tax levy aimed at helping children stay in school are confident voters will say yes in November despite competing with multiple state initiatives that, if approved, …
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010
School dropout study urges early intervention
A Gonzaga University study focused on dropout prevention starting in middle school suggests an early warning system for identifying potential dropouts, a bigger variety of academic opportunities and more rigor …
Tue., July 20, 2010
Childhood learning tax qualifies for ballot
A property tax to raise money for early childhood learning, abuse prevention, treatment and other programs to help lower the dropout rate will likely be on the ballot in November.
Wed., June 30, 2010
Initiative backers submit signatures
Advocates of a property tax that would raise money for early child learning, abuse prevention, treatment and other programs have submitted 12,641 signatures in support of placing the levy on …
Tue., June 29, 2010, 1:48 p.m.
Children’s fund proponents turn in signatures
Advocates of a Spokane-area property tax that would raise money for early-child learning, abuse prevention, treatment and other programs have submitted more than 12,600 signatures in support of placing the …
Wed., April 21, 2010
Kids levy supporters hope for November
Supporters hoping to put a Children’s Investment Fund levy on the ballot this summer are now eyeing November after failing to collect the needed 12,000 signatures. Organizers said a late …
Tue., April 20, 2010, 6:10 p.m.
Spokane children’s levy backers look to later ballot
Supporters hoping to put a Children’s Investment Fund levy on the ballot this summer are now eyeing November, after failing to collect the needed 12,000 signatures.
Sun., April 4, 2010
New levy would fund Spokane dropout prevention
There’s no one-word answer for why kids drop out of school. Health problems, a lack of parental support, homelessness, fear, lack of motivation or self-esteem, parents in jail or on …
Mon., March 8, 2010
Communities in Schools director sees needs and tries to fill them
Dropout prevention, bringing local resources into schools for students, and helping young people stay healthy are among Communities in Schools’ goals. The national nonprofit was drawn to Spokane because of …
Sun., Feb. 21, 2010, 2 a.m.
Levy would finance battle against Spokane high-school dropout rate
A high school dropout can cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in social services, one study shows. Dropouts are 63 times more likely to be institutionalized and three times …
Thu., Sept. 17, 2009
Dropout rate prompts call for tax measure
Spokane children’s advocates, concerned about societal problems stemming from Spokane’s high school dropout rate, hope voters will approve a citywide tax levy to keep young people in school and out …