Stories tagged: education
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 11:24 p.m.
Washington Legislature calls it quits for 2018
Legislature adjourns Thursday night.
Sun., March 4, 2018
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.
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
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 …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
‘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.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, noon
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 …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
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.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
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.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
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.”
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Controversial former head of WSU college republicans reelected; results dismissed on procedural grounds
James Allsup, the controversial former president of the WSU College Republicans who stepped down last summer after appearing at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was reelected to the …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
1,191 cases of suspension or expulsion in Spokane Public Schools in first 60 days
There have been 1,191 cases of suspension or expulsion in Spokane Public Schools during first 60 school days.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Spokane schools will not ‘ban the box’ on job applications
Spokane Public Schools will continue to ask job applicants about their criminal history, despite a Spokane city ruling outlawing the practice.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
Spokane students to be released early Friday
Spokane Public Schools students will be released 1 hour and 15 minutes early Friday, Dec. 1.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Syrian refugees struggled to communicate until they learned American Sign Language at Ferris High School
Three deaf Syrian children have gone most of their lives without language, their education truncated by years of turmoil and flight. Now they are beginning to learn their first comprehensive …
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
Study abroad students undeterred by international acts of terrorism
As more college students – including those at Spokane-area schools – seek international education, universities are taking steps to keep them safe.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Born disabled, Spokane boy thrives with love and help from his guardian, his community
Daniel Chappell was born severely disabled. Doctors didn’t think he’d ever sit up unassisted. Now, he’s learning to ride a bike and connecting with others.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
Guest Opinion: Neal Kirby: Equity problems remain after court’s school ruling
The court didn’t rule on the equity issues. The McCleary court case only deals with the “ample provision” clause.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
‘Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees’: Education advocates see growing disdain for universities
There is an increasingly vocal campaign to transform higher education in America. Though U.S. universities are envied around the world, some conservatives want to reduce the flow of government cash …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Critics question Spokane Public Schools’ rejection of proposed sex education curriculum
Community members questioned the Spokane Public Schools board of directors Wednesday about the district’s decision not to adopt a new, comprehensive middle school sex education plan.