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Education beyond high school is win-win for students, economy

Today, a postsecondary credential is the greatest driver of economic mobility and access to family-wage jobs.


Mead Schools superintendent retiring

After more than four decades in education, the past dozen as superintendent of the fast-growing Mead School District, Tom Rockefeller is retiring from his “dream job.”


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Sociology professor visits SCC to explore the legacy of the ‘real’ Martin Luther King Jr.

Sociology professor Darryl Brice visited Spokane Community College on Thursday to discuss the ways in which key pieces of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy have been omitted from public discourse.


Youth can make difference now, Intel’s 2018 Young Scientist honoree tells students at Mead High STEM Night

Students and parents gathered for the annual STEM Night at Mead High School last week to learn more about what the district is doing in STEM and to hear from …


Spokane school officials drop annual Band and Strings Spectacular concert at Arena

Citing logistical and educational reasons, Spokane Public Schools is shelving its biggest musical event, the Band and Strings Spectacular featuring fifth- and sixth-graders.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Mobius pop-up planetarium showing space movie this weekend

Mobius Spokane is hosting a space movie in a pop-up planetarium this weekend called “From Earth to the Universe,” by the European Southern Observatory, at the Mobius Science Center at …


Propelled by hard work, Spokane high school graduation rates continue to trend upward

So what’s driving the higher graduation rates in Spokane high schools?


Decades-old bomb disposal robot presents challenge for Sacajawea engineering class

A public-service appeal came Thursday morning from Spokane Police Officer Toby Bryer, who told an advanced engineering class at Sacajawea Middle School that the public could use their help.


New UI anatomy lab opens its doors

For the first time in 45 years, University of Idaho medical students will no longer have to divide their time between the UI and Washington State University campuses.


Whitworth students shut out of Smithsonian

For a group of Whitworth University students, the partial shutdown of the federal government is suddenly more than an academic exercise.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

New WSU program opens college’s doors to those with developmental disabilities

Evan Henniger’s parents never thought college would be a possibility for their son. Evan, 20, was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after his birth, and the prospect of venturing away …


Youth Spotlight: Community School students teach English to refugees

Tasked in a school project with studying the worldwide refugee crisis, Cierra Morris, Ashlin O’Kelly, Shea Handelman and Katelyn Devine went beyond the script by engaging refugees who work at …


Partnership between school’s Mark Anderson, city’s Rick Romero led to landmark school and library bonds

It probably won’t be a bestseller, but Mark Anderson and Rick Romero just wrote the book on local intergovernmental cooperation.


Cheney to redraw school boundaries

Spurred by surging growth on the West Plains, the Cheney School District is considering changes to its elementary and middle school attendance boundaries as construction is completed on new classrooms.


Education notebook: Ferris, G-Prep students semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

Jacob M. Erdman, of Ferris High School and Jakob P. Nordhagen, of Gonzaga Prep, have both been announced as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.


McDonald Elementary music teacher wins two awards for excellence

McDonald Elementary music teacher Jan Frank was blown away last month when she was presented with two awards, Central Valley School District teacher of the year from the American Legion …


Holocaust essay contest underway

The 13th annual Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest in observance of the Holocaust is now underway and is open to local high school and middle school students.


Ness fourth-graders take robotics prize

The fledgling fourth-grade robotics team at Ness Elementary in the West Valley School District won first place in strategy and innovation at a recent First Robotics competition.


Knowing when to turn it off: Spokane teens struggle with addictiveness of smartphones, sleep

With almost every American teenager now reporting they have access to a smartphone, concerns have risen from researchers, parents and schools that the physical effects of compulsive device use could …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:33 a.m.

Spokane parents can now track their kids on school bus

On board Durham buses taking Spokane Public Schools students to class this year is a tracker that allows parents to monitor in real time the whereabouts of their child’s bus.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Metallica donates $100,000 to SCC for workforce education

The world-famous metal band Metallica donated $100,000 to Spokane Community College, the school announced Thursday, saying the money will bolster workforce education programs.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Despite Gonzaga ban, supporters say conservative commentator Ben Shapiro could still come to Spokane

Undeterred by Gonzaga University officials who


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Juvenile suspect arrested in connection with threats made against East Valley High School

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with recent threats made on social media against East Valley High School.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Identity Evropa posters removed from Spokane Falls Community College

Posters advertising prominent white nationalist group Identity Evropa were removed from around the Spokane Falls Community College campus Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Spokane Public Schools board still divided over details, location of new stadium

After a 45-minute discussion Wednesday night, the Spokane Public Schools board voted 3-2 to hear a proposal next week from the Spokane Public Facilities District for a Sportsplex that also …


Central Valley District chooses Ridgeline High School as name of third high school

The Central Valley School District announced Ridgeline High School as the name of its proposed third comprehensive high school.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

LC student discarded leftover hunting ammunition in school garbage can

A Lewis and Clark High School student discarded leftover ammunition from a weekend hunting trip into a school garbage can Tuesday, setting off worries of another shooting threat.


Spokane schools serving up lunches made with local food

At Jefferson Elementary School, the lunch scene changed forever a few years ago when one child learned the hard way that chicken nuggets were no longer on the menu.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

A new record: Idahoans are taxing themselves an extra $202M for schools now

Idaho school districts will collect a record $202.2 million in voter-approved supplemental property tax levies this year.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

From Jeff Bezos’ free preschools to Andrew Carnegie’s public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America’s wealthiest people.