Stories tagged: education
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
An endowment provided to Rogers High School from the family of a former educator has begun funding lab equipment and college scholarships needed to fuel the aspirations of students like …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:01 p.m.
The way schools handle sexual misconduct allegations could be changing if a Title IX rule proposal –which the office of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released today – is …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10 a.m.
About 25 students were thrown in jail, got fired from their jobs, bartered with a pawn shop owner and tried to survive natural disasters Wednesday at the Washington State University …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
Tuesday’s election answered a big question for Spokane Public Schools, but it posed a few more.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
Veterans Day came three days early at Sacajawea Middle School, but none too soon for Army veteran Steve Swenson.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:37 p.m.
Spokane police ask feds for help to crack social media threat case against Lewis and Clark High School
While Spokane police continue to investigate a social media threat made against Lewis and Clark High School, staff and students are simply trying to cope.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018
Autism, and the bullying that came with it, has taken big pieces out of Kayleigh Lewis’ life. Thanks to her recent enrollment in a virtual academy, for the first time …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
The first time Hashim Akeel saw Cheney, he was struck by how small it was. It was 2015 and Akeel, from Saudi Arabia, drove over from the west side to …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
Fourteen staff members at an Idaho school district who donned caricatured outfits depicting Mexican people and a border wall emblazoned with “Make America Great Again” have been placed on paid …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018
Hard work and commitment: Westview Elementary wins School of Distinction award for second straight year
The building is a modern marvel, but success at Westview Elementary School is earned the old-fashioned way.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
To everyone who will listen, Spokane Public Schools officials have spent the last few months talking about their hopes for the future. Those hopes are wrapped up in a $495 …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Cooper Champions, a group of volunteers who provide teachers with help in the classroom, are encouraging others to get involved.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
When the College Board chose 100 schools to offer “pre-AP” courses to all freshmen, Spokane was the only district in the nation to get all of its comprehensive high schools …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
Eastern Washington University’s new Pence Union Building is the culmination of two years of construction and $47 million.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 10:38 p.m.
For educators in Spokane, the perils of social media are everywhere.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 10:37 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools expects to have a sex education curriculum for ninth-graders in place later this year, its board members were told Wednesday night.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
Those high school stereotypes are easy to apply and so hard to defy – unless you’re Jacob Erdman, who definitely isn’t your everyday nerd.
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
The young people of Spokane talked politics this week, and they managed to do it without a trace of nastiness.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Roosevelt Elementary School principal Laura Franks delivered a single spank to an unruly kindergarten student on the morning of Sept. 13. It led to her resignation the next day, according …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
Jacob Barnhart, a student at West Valley High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has received initial accreditation for graduate medical education.
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
Early classes are designed to give students taking a full-load of college preparatory classes, which includes two years of a foreign language, an extra period. But some administrators worry that …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
With a little of the old and a little of the new, modernized Franklin Elementary sparkles with fresh life
The Franklin Elementary School Modernization and Addition is just one of many projects paid for by the $205 million bond Spokane voters approved in 2015. At $26 million it’s not …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 10:23 p.m.
Putin, political gridlock and Ronald Reagan’s squirrels: Colin Powell shares musings, anecdotes at Whitworth forum
Colin Powell remembers the last day he served as secretary of state: Jan. 26, 2005. He got the news that he was being replaced by Condoleezza Rice while he was …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
Shaw Middle School substitute Steve Cook may have died without next-of-kin, but he wasn’t without friends.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 7:38 p.m.
Steven Lynn Cook, 55, died Wednesday morning after going into cardiac arrest, according to Spokane Public Schools officials. He was substitute teaching.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
University of Idaho was ranked the best 4-year university in Idaho by Schools.com, according to a press release on Monday. This is the second year in a row the university …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018
Building a great school is about building relationships, and Gina Naccarato-Keele has done both at Linwood Elementary School.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
A substitute teacher at Shaw Middle School died Wednesday morning after going into cardiac arrest, a spokesman for Spokane Public Schools said.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018
The Arena has been a fixture since 1995. And now a new indoor sportsplex on the north bank of the Spokane River is nearing the design phase.