Stories tagged: education
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 11:26 a.m.
Roosevelt Elementary School’s principal resigned after less than a month on the job.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 11 a.m.
After seeing a draft of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s proposed changes to handling sexual misconduct cases, some sexual-assault survivors and their advocates see the recommended practices as potentially traumatic …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
Welcome to Glover Middle School, where the principal doesn’t wear a button-down shirt because his office is too warm, where students recently went five days without hot water and where …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 4 a.m.
The $495 million school Spokane Public Schools bond on the Nov. 6 ballot offers many things, but the biggest is a reduction in classroom size for kindergarten through third grade. …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 4 a.m.
The $495 million bond proposal voters will consider in the Nov. 6 election would create three new middle schools, replace three other middle schools, pay for a new
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 3:15 p.m.
Speaking to a small group of law students, undergraduates from Gonzaga and Eastern Washington University and Spokane-are high schoolers Saturday morning, Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu shared her story …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
This summer, Spokane Public Schools’ board formally adopted the Shadle Park aerospace technology pilot program as an approved curriculum.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:26 p.m.
Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley went into a lockout Thursday after a student reported overhearing a perceived threat to the school.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 5 a.m.
Even as they become increasingly necessary to daily life, cellphones in the classroom are a growing distraction. Spokane teachers are searching for a response.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
After delivering large pay raises for teachers and other staff, Spokane Public Schools administrators are now looking to shrink the size of its workforce.
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018
Thanks to dozens of volunteers, the Walking School Bus helps young children – those who live too close to school for a conventional bus ride – find their way safely …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018
North Central High School student Myah Rodriguez overcame childhood cancer to become a leader with a bright future.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:33 a.m.
Work has begun on a $61.9 million building addition that will serve as the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which plays a crucial role in infectious …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, on Thursday announced he was starting up philanthropic organizations focused on providing help to homeless families and preschools for low-income communities, a later start …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:17 a.m.
Around the nation, this is Attendance Awareness Month – not that educators in Spokane need any reminding. In the Spokane Public Schools last year, chronic absenteeism – defined as missing …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 10:21 p.m.
The Spokane City Council threw its support Monday behind two propositions which will ask voters in November to fund millions in school and library construction.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
A long-extinct creature that once roamed Eastern Washington will help enhance climate science education in the region.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
The irony isn’t lost on the state’s school districts, teachers and the public they serve: that the $2 billion windfall created by the landmark McCleary court decision has reaped a …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Central Valley School District teachers moved swiftly and decisively to approve a new salary contract Friday afternoon.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
Washington State University announced Thursday it has received donations totaling $100,000 that will be used to purchase training equipment for health sciences students in Yakima and Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
On Wednesday morning at Cooper Elementary School, new kindergartners brought their essential supplies, all stuffed in their backpacks. So did their parents – straight from a tissue box.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
After weeks of slow progress in salary negotiations, the Central Valley School District and its teachers’ union sprinted to the finish line Monday night to reach a tentative agreement on …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 4 a.m.
Kim Richards, former board president of the Salish School of Spokane, will act as interim executive director of Salish School of Spokane for the 2018-19 academic year while LaRae Wiley, …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 4 a.m.
After an online program to teach Native American high school students resulted in failure this past year, Salish School of Spokane decided to take the steps to privatize and follow …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
WSU administrators say the INTO University Partnership will eventually bring in thousands more students from other countries, making the university more culturally diverse, boosting tuition revenue and improving the school’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
If you’ve been in a school cafeteria, you know where a lot of food goes: into the garbage.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
After Spokane Public Schools and the Mead School District agreed this week to large pay raises for their teachers, the teachers union for Central Valley School District hopes to get …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
At Roosevelt Elementary, the first day of school was as shiny and new as a fire truck.
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.