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Apple unveils pencil support for $329 iPad at school event, wants to be more involved in classrooms

Apple wants to play a more prominent role in education, but it isn’t willing to cut prices to make the grade.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Thousands rally through downtown at Spokane’s March For Our Lives

Flurries of snow blew across Riverfront Park as thousands of people, many of them middle- and high-school students, rallied against gun violence Saturday.


Expressions of grief, disbelief after Coeur d’Alene High School principal’s apparent suicide

Coeur d’Alene High School and the surrounding community learned Wednesday that its principal, Troy Schueller, had been found at home with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He later passed away …


After shooting threats, Mary Walker School District in Stevens County to reopen Friday

Mary Walker School District in Stevens County announced schools would be open Friday as normal.


Mary Walker School District closed Thursday, possible shooting threats reported

An alert sent to families of Mary Walker School District students warned of school closure Thursday, while some early reports noted the possibility of a shooting threat.


Host families give a boost to WSU med students

As part of its effort to be a community medical school, each of the 60 students in WSU’s inaugural class is assigned to a city for clinical rotations: Everett, Vancouver, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Allegations of coercion raised in harassment case against former SFCC president

Newly filed court records reveal details of sexual harassment allegations against Darren Pitcher, the former acting president of Spokane Falls Community College who resigned last month in the middle of …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

In their own voice: Students offer thoughts about school walkouts

The Spokesman-Review asked local high school students to share, in their own words, why they plan to walk out of class Wednesday morning to demand stricter gun policies. Their reasons …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: ‘We’re really tired of sitting around waiting for the adults’

Like everyone else in their generation, today’s students grew up in the shadow of the mass shootings. Wednesday, teens across Spokane are protesting that it’s time for change.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 1:12 a.m.

Not throwing away their shot: MEAD Alternative students are headed to ‘Hamilton’

Forty students from MEAD Alternative High School were selected for a daylong workshop in Seattle, where they’ll work with the musical’s cast, perform original numbers and, finally, attend the show …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

Washington Legislature calls it quits for 2018

Legislature adjourns Thursday night.


With shortages of medical professionals on the horizon, MultiCare nudges students toward careers in the field

North Pines Middle School students had a rare opportunity to test their mettle in the field of medicine this week.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Youth Spotlight: Ferris student set to pursue medical career

Morgan McGovern is on a fast track at Ferris High School to pursue a college degree and career plans in medicine.


Spokane County property taxes to rise significantly in 2018

Spokane County homeowners will see a substantial increase in their property tax bill this year as a result of a new state school levy.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Both sides in Senate look for property tax relief in last 3 weeks

Senate Republicans say extra money in the state coffers should mean property tax relief. Democrats say they’ll get a chance to vote on to vote on some type of relief …


School districts in Spokane County 21-for-21 in Tuesday’s special election

Voters approved every measure on the ballot in Spokane County in Tuesday’s election. Every levy by school districts with at least 100 voters in Spokane County passed with at least …


‘I just want out’: Large carnivore conservation lab director opens up about relationship with WSU

Robert Wielgus has been at the center of a whirlwind of conflict with his employer, Washington State University.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

Under uncommonly fair weather, Tent City gears up for Gonzaga-BYU rivalry game

It was an atypical 45-degree January evening when an impromptu dance party took over a portion of Herak Lawn on Friday night.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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.”