Stories tagged: education
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
Gonzaga Prep student records perfect ACT score
Jakob Nordhagen, a Gonzaga Prep junior, recently scored a 36 on his ACT, the highest possible composite score on the standardized test for college admissions.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
Getting down to nuts and bolts: Kids ‘Take It Apart’ at North Spokane Library
Taking things apart is often easier than putting them back together, especially when it comes to obsolete electronics.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
‘Stressful. Overwhelming. Confused’: Whitworth, EWU students undergo refugee resettlement simulation
A teaching simulation at Whitworth, EWU is helping students understand the complicated road refugees must take on their way to the United States.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:54 p.m.
Ferris’ Mandy Manning makes final four for National Teacher of Year
Ferris High School’s Mandy Manning has been named a finalist for National Teacher of the Year.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Efforts grow to help students evaluate what they see online
Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Thornton Murphy Park floated as potential site of new South Hill library
If voters approve an expected bond measure on the ballots next year, a 1.4-acre plot at Ray Street and 27th Avenue would be an ideal location to construct a new, …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools could downsize, replace Joe Albi Stadium
Spokane Public Schools is considering options to build three new middle schools, and one plan could potentially bring a new high school sports stadium to downtown Spokane.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, noon
WVHS band halfway to goal for Soul Steppers gear
The West Valley High School marching band and color guard last year experienced the opportunity to play in the Veteran’s Day Parade and Band of Pride Patriotic Concert in New …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Education Notebook: Salk Middle School to host Hour of Code
Salk Middle School is hosting events in celebration of the Hour of Code. Teachers want to introduce code to as many people as possible.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
3 Spokane middle schools awarded grant aimed at helping low-income further their education
Three Spokane middle schools received a federal grant designed to help low-income students continue their education after high school.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Special education students thriving at Pride Prep after struggling in regular schools
Pride Prep, one of Spokane’s two charter schools, has had higher percentages of special education students than other schools. Those students do better on standardized tests than their peers.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Police: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ threats prompt school closure
Police say an Ohio high school canceled classes after two teenage girls made threats similar to ones on the television show “Pretty Little Liars.”
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Controversial former head of WSU college republicans reelected; results dismissed on procedural grounds
James Allsup, the controversial former president of the WSU College Republicans who stepped down last summer after appearing at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was reelected to the …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
1,191 cases of suspension or expulsion in Spokane Public Schools in first 60 days
There have been 1,191 cases of suspension or expulsion in Spokane Public Schools during first 60 school days.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Spokane schools will not ‘ban the box’ on job applications
Spokane Public Schools will continue to ask job applicants about their criminal history, despite a Spokane city ruling outlawing the practice.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
Spokane students to be released early Friday
Spokane Public Schools students will be released 1 hour and 15 minutes early Friday, Dec. 1.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Syrian refugees struggled to communicate until they learned American Sign Language at Ferris High School
Three deaf Syrian children have gone most of their lives without language, their education truncated by years of turmoil and flight. Now they are beginning to learn their first comprehensive …
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
Study abroad students undeterred by international acts of terrorism
As more college students – including those at Spokane-area schools – seek international education, universities are taking steps to keep them safe.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Born disabled, Spokane boy thrives with love and help from his guardian, his community
Daniel Chappell was born severely disabled. Doctors didn’t think he’d ever sit up unassisted. Now, he’s learning to ride a bike and connecting with others.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
Guest Opinion: Neal Kirby: Equity problems remain after court’s school ruling
The court didn’t rule on the equity issues. The McCleary court case only deals with the “ample provision” clause.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
‘Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees’: Education advocates see growing disdain for universities
There is an increasingly vocal campaign to transform higher education in America. Though U.S. universities are envied around the world, some conservatives want to reduce the flow of government cash …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Critics question Spokane Public Schools’ rejection of proposed sex education curriculum
Community members questioned the Spokane Public Schools board of directors Wednesday about the district’s decision not to adopt a new, comprehensive middle school sex education plan.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools prepares to ask voters for levy in February
Spokane Public Schools will ask voters to approve a new, cheaper maintenance and operation levy in February’s special election.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
State Supreme Court: There’s more work to do on education funding
The Washington Supreme Court says that while lawmakers have made progress in a multiyear effort to fully fund basic education, they are not on track to meet a court-imposed deadline.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 6:26 a.m.
Strengths, weaknesses identified in Spokane special education programs
A wide-ranging study of Spokane Public Schools special education programs revealed problems with communication, disability identification and noted the district’s high discipline rates for students with disabilities, among other things.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
WWII vet, Gonzaga alumnus honored at Bulldogs season opener
His eyes misty and his smile wide, World War II veteran Gordon Van Scotter cradled the white, autographed basketball given to him by his alma mater Friday night.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
With changing times, Spokane’s marching bands fall out of step
Over the last 20 years each of Spokane’s five comprehensive high schools have either discontinued or drastically scaled back their marching band programs. What was once a staple of high …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Moody Bible Institute to close Spokane campus
The Moody Bible Institute will close its Spokane campus at the end of the school year, leaving students to continue pursuing their undergraduate degrees online or at the Christian evangelical …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Spokane schools won’t adopt Planned Parenthood sex education plan
Spokane Public Schools won’t adopt a divisive sex education curriculum, opting instead to hand-pick middle school lessons from multiple sources.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Iraqi refugee, North Central student, thrives in Spokane despite close call with President Trump’s travel ban
Farrah Faeq was just coming into her own in Spokane when President Donald Trump announced his first travel ban in early 2017.