Stories tagged: education
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 …
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.
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.
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 …