Stories tagged: education
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
Capping a first day of school like no other, Spokane Public Schools teachers ratified a new contract Thursday night that will raise their salaries by an average of 13.3 percent.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
With new raises in employee contract, Spokane School Board agrees to spend more than it earns this school year
The budget approved by the Spokane School Board on Wednesday hints at wage increases in employee contract.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:31 p.m.
For the teachers and classified staff in the Spokane Public Schools district, today should be a rewarding day.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Truth be told – and many did Wednesday – some of the students at East Valley Middle School would rather have slept in. “Like till noon,” offered eighth-grader Brianna Garcia, …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
It’s official: Teachers and school staff in Seattle voted to authorize a strike Tuesday evening. The strike could take effect if negotiations with Seattle Public Schools don’t result in a …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
After weeks of talks and four days of mediated negotiations, Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night on a new contract.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
Following a 14-hour session on Monday night, representatives for Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association were back at the negotiating table Tuesday morning with the aim of reaching …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 12:05 a.m.
Once upon a time, kids about to start their first year at middle school or junior high approached this transition with trepidation.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Mead teachers are set to receive pay raises of between 15 percent to 16 percent this year.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
Back to school means more than books. It’s about new programs, new facilities, new faces and new issues. Throughout the Inland Northwest, students, parents and educators have much to look …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 7:05 p.m.
After two more days of “frustrating” contract talks with Spokane Public Schools, the head of the region’s largest teachers’ union hesitated Sunday to predict what will happen next.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Move-in day at college is supposed to be a little stressful. There’s the packing and hauling, the long drive, the new environment, and at the end of it all, the …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
I signed onto Facebook recently and quickly realized it’s that time of year – when photos of smiling, backpack-wearing, sign-holding schoolkids off to class get posted faster than I can …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
On a warm Wednesday afternoon at Riverfront Park, parents were soaking in the sun while their children were getting soaked in the Rotary Fountain. Just feet away at the Looff …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
Hundreds of parents, children and community leaders packed the multipurpose room and the gymnasium at the brand-new Riverbend Elementary last week to get their first look at the new school …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
Haley Goranson Jacob had planned to study medicine, but some Bible classes at Crown College set her on an academic path that ultimately resulted her being named one of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:03 a.m.
Wally Lindblad is frustrated with the care he gets in assisted living. So he’s giving $1 million to WSU.
Waldron (Wally) Lindblad has a button strapped around his wrist that he presses when he needs help. Sitting in his recliner in his apartment at an assisted living facility in …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 5:13 p.m.
Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018
Olivia Arballo-Saenz has combined smarts and grit with the kindness of others to find a better way, first to Gonzaga Prep and then to Stanford University.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Advice for parents and students from elementary school to college
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:23 p.m.
Pullman streets were noticeably more crowded Wednesday as students numbering in the thousands converged on the town for Washington State University’s official move-in day of the year.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 6 a.m.
Tuba time: Central Valley High School marching band freshman Zane Bresko plays the contra tuba on the first day of practice Monday. The band was inside the school’s field house …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 5 a.m.
After longtime volunteer Ellen Hawley died on June 13, her family established a memorial scholarship to help students at Freeman.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools picked the perfect time for an unofficial celebration of asthma awareness.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 5:47 p.m.
As her 9-year-old daughter’s legs sagged under her new backpack and school supplies, a big weight was lifted from Erica Durbin’s shoulders.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
African-Americans, special education students and other groups in Spokane Public Schools are facing much higher rates of discipline than their peers, the district board was told last week.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane Public Schools is enforcing asthma policy; students who fail to meet requirements will not be allowed in school
In previous years Spokane Public Schools has been lenient in enforcing its health requirements for students with asthma but is changing that this summer.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Several local organizations hold school supply drives every year to hand out free supplies to students who need them, but the Mission Community Outreach Center has chosen to focus on …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:17 a.m.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Spokane Public Schools’ new bond proposal was inspired by a pile of dirt.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
With more than 4,300 freshman students set to swarm Washington State University’s residence halls in just one week, university officials say they are still looking to provide a couple hundred …