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Many area teachers work multiple jobs to maintain, survive

As a teacher in Idaho Falls School District 91 and with a second job as a server at Jakers Bar and Grill, some of Jess Marboe’s workdays can last up …


Riverside High drive for golf teams succeeds: School district launches program

After years of germination, the idea of golf teams in the Riverside School District has taken root and this year a dozen high school students will grab their clubs and …


Education notebook: Whitworth, Gonzaga announce Act Six award recipients

Gonzaga and Whitworth universities have announced their eight choices for this year’s Act Six scholarship recipients.


Report: Gifted programs at Spokane Public Schools need work

An 84-page report released in January identified several improvements for Spokane Public Schools’ organized programs available to highly capable students, including schedule changes, increased communication between teachers and parents and …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Mt. Spokane High School culinary team wins state ProStart Invitational chef competition

Imagine a three-course meal. Pumpkin ravioli with wild mushroom filling, followed by pan-fried quail with warm black barley salad and lastly, citrus cheesecake made with goat cheese and drizzled with …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Kootenai County school levies pass

Coeur d’Alene school district voters on Tuesday approved a two-year, $20 million levy for various programs and building maintenance. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the tally was 4,278 yes votes …


Barton School – which teaches English as a second language – celebrates 50 years

Fifty years ago, the Barton School started as an adult literacy program. Founder Amsel Barton’s first student was a Japanese woman. The school has progressed into a full English as …


Education notebook: Regional High School Art Show announces awards

The Northeast Washington Education Service District 101 has announced the awards for the Regional High School Art Show.


Coeur d’Alene School District seeks voter backing for $20 million levy

Even if the Coeur d’Alene School District passes a two-year, $20 million levy Tuesday, many homeowners would see a lighter tax burden.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

East Valley High School announces first semester 2018-19 honor roll

East Valley High School in Spokane Valley has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


East Valley Middle School announces its first semester 2018-19 honor roll

East Valley Middle School has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


Report: More work needed on safety, discipline in Spokane schools

Spokane Public Schools is failing to connect with minority students on the subject of safety and discipline, board members were reminded this past week.They also were confronted with numbers suggesting …


Records detail fight at Ferris High School that led to resource officer’s resignation

It all started over a tattoo and a pair of sneakers. Records released this past week by Spokane Public Schools reveal what started the Jan. 24 altercation that prompted a …


Liberty High School announces its first semester honor roll for 2018-19

Liberty High School in Spangle has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Thespian competition offers opportunity for high school students to showcase, hone craft

High school students from Eastern Washington recently gathered at the Washington Thespian Individual Event East Regional Competition at Lewis and Clark High School to showcase their theater chops. Dozens of …


Spokane County Library District helping build love of books through Reading Buddy program for children

The sound of pages turning and the buzz of happy readers filled a Pasadena Park Elementary classroom as the Spokane County Library District’s Reading Buddy Program was underway recently.


Eastern Washington’s state DECA qualifiers ready and eager to compete at next level

Students from the Spokane area will begin participating in the Washington State DECA competition that begins today in Bellevue, competing in nearly 60 categories devoted to marketing, finance, entrepreneurship and …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Public schools in Washington would be required to teach sex education in all grades under bill approved by state Senate

School districts would be required to adopt comprehensive, medically accurate policies for sexual health education for all grades by the 2021 school year, according to the bill, which was sent …


Education notebook: Mead School District hunts for new superintendent

Mead School District is in search of a new superintendent following the retirement announcement of Tom Rockefeller, who served as superintendent for 13 years during is 41-year career in education.


Spokane Public Schools opens online ‘thought exchange’ for input on McCleary fix

The McCleary fix needs more fixing, and the state has yet to figure out a solution.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 8:39 a.m.

Students at this Spokane elementary school find peace of mind by stretching their bodies

Take a deep breath and consider this: Perhaps the most innovative pilot program at Spokane Public Schools is commanded by a captain who tells his audience to reach for the …


Spokane Public Schools takes imaginative approach to new middle school designs

Five years from now, expect to see a bigger budget for window cleaners at Spokane Public Schools. The vision for middle schools took flight this week, and it’s a transparent …


100 years ago in Spokane: School Board expresses skepticism for commissioner’s intent to double teacher salaries

The U.S. commissioner of education said he wanted to double the salaries of teachers within the next five years, and the president of the Spokane School Board expressed sympathy for …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 6 p.m.

WSU announces Mike Leach class on football, insurgency warfare will take place this spring

The class will meet four times, followed by a fifth session that will be free and open to the public. The WSU football head coach will teach alongside Spokane County …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

Gonzaga University to host anti-porn conference on Saturday

“I am now convinced that pornography is a public health crisis,” said Dr. Alfonso Oliva, who organized the conference.


University High School announces winter quarter honor roll for 2018-19 school year

University High School of Central Valley School District has announced its winter quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Spokane’s Windsong School disputes claims of negligence, bullying of students

A lawsuit accuses a private school in Spokane of bullying kindergartners, encouraging them to bully each other and evoking “negative karma from past lives” to justify it all. Administrators at …


Evergreen Middle School announces its second quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year

Evergreen Middle School in the Central Valley School District has announced its second quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:03 p.m.

Strike 2: West Virginia teachers walk out again

Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on a strike that launched a national “Red4Ed” movement, they’re doing it again.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

All school districts could need policy to protect transgender students

OLYMPIA – Making public schools more inclusive and safer for transgender students would no longer be optional in Washington if legislators pass a bill heard Monday.