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  • THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

    Basketball tourney for athletes about having fun

    Shadle Park student Chris Jameson has been playing basketball for eight years. “I have a passion for it,” the 16-year-old said. “And I’m pretty good at it. They call me …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

    Education Notebook: NWC stages musical play for spring

    Northwest Christian Schools drama students will perform “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” tonight at 7 in the Northwest Christian High School Chapel, 5104 E. Bernhill Road in Colbert.


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

    EWU to offer Harvard MBA class

    Eastern Washington University will offer a Harvard-developed MBA class this spring that’s being taught at just six other institutions nationwide. The course, developed by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

    EWU plans to open military support center this summer

    Iraq War veteran Lani Kelp, who is working on his secondary education degree at Eastern Washington University, sometimes needs to get away from the crowds at the Cheney campus. Like …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

    School Notes: Friendly competition nets about $7,000 for cancer

    On Feb. 1, the staffs at Mt. Spokane and Mead high schools, along with Mountainside and Northwood middle schools, came together for a friendly game of hoops in the Hoops …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

    Many students still failing

    A new program aimed at helping Spokane Public Schools’ failing seventh- and eighth-graders is not the fix school officials had hoped. Individual Credit Advancement Now, or ICAN, was created by …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

    Researchers screen for teens in pilot fitness program

    Joe Cavanaugh is conscious about his weight, so the 17-year-old has been chatting with his friends about how to turn fat into muscle by lifting weights. When the Lake City …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2012

    Spokane Public Schools chief wish list outlined

    Integrity, a sense of humor, honesty. It’s not a dream date wish list. Those are just a few of the character traits community members want to see in the next …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

    Schoolteachers thank community for supporting levies

    Central Valley School District employees waved brightly lettered signs reading “Thank you” at passing motorists in Spokane Valley on Thursday to show appreciation to voters who helped pass the levy. …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012

    School districts cite reasons some levies had low support

    Concerns about money, dissatisfaction with school districts and frustration with a state budget that expects more basic education to be covered by taxpayers are reasons area educators gave for their …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012

    Education Notebook: Collection helps Humane Society

    Students at Mountainside Middle School in the Mead School District will help fill the shelves at the Spokane Humane Society and keep dogs and cats fed during the winter months. …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012

    Education Notebook: Orchestra concert, fashion show at Mead

    The Mead High School Orchestra will celebrate friendship and love at the second annual Musical Heart Strings event on Friday at Mead High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012

    Student CyberPatriots head to competition

    Spokane high school students rule this year’s national CyberPatriot competition. Last year, team TEC Pirates from Rogers High School went to the national finals in Washington, D.C., and returned with …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012

    Residents weigh in on criteria for next schools chief

    Only 24 Spokane residents attended two community forums to express their opinion about the desired qualities of the next Spokane Public Schools superintendent. Nevertheless, the two recruiters hired by the …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

    CV superintendent tackles funding questions

    Almost every school district in Spokane County will ask voters to consider renewing levies on election day, Feb. 14. Central Valley Superintendent Ben Small is hosting a series of information …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

    Education Notes: Evergreen’s Books and Bingo Night is tonight

    Students and parents at Evergreen Elementary School in the Mead School District can have a night of fun and get a book at Evergreen’s Books and Bingo Night, from 5 …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2012

    School move lawsuit tossed

    A lawsuit that South Hill neighbors hoped would prevent the move of Jefferson Elementary School has been thrown out. The case was dismissed by Spokane County Superior Court Judge Gregory …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

    District seeks input on new Spokane schools chief

    While area leaders suggest a variety of traits are needed in the next head of Spokane Public Schools, they all agree that the new superintendent must have one characteristic in …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2012

    College’s rising cost steering students to private, smaller institutions

    Demetrius Dennis shopped carefully to find the best college education for the lowest price. “I reviewed the departments, programs offered and cost of tuition,” said Dennis, 34. “Financing contributed at …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012

    School levies in voters’ hands

    All but two school districts in Spokane County have a levy on ballots that are going out today for a Feb. 14 vote. The local tax replaces current maintenance and …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

    Education Notebook: LC attends mock trial

    Court was in session for the legal studies students at Lewis and Clark High School on Jan. 18, during a mock trial in the Moot Courtroom at Gonzaga University’s School …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

    Former principal battles lymphoma at 90, feels ‘not afraid’

    John Rodkey was born in 1921 and lived his first years in the infamous Dust Bowl that blew away farmers’ futures at the same time the Great Depression hit. His …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012

    Adjoining districts see losses, gains in students

    For the past several years, officials of rural school districts in Whitman County have observed steady decreases in average enrollment totals, while in Pullman the numbers have grown every year. …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

    School Notes: ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at St. George’s

    The eighth-graders at St. George’s School will perform William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Jan. 26 in St. George’s Founders Theater, at 7 p.m.


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012

    Science grant to help women

    A National Science Foundation grant recently awarded to Gonzaga University is aimed at bringing more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, often called the STEM fields. The nearly …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

    Whitworth students inspiring others to pursue college

    Many high school kids dream of college, but not all students know how to get there – or whether it’s even a possibility for them. Four Whitworth University students decided …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012

    Districts will ask voters to help support hundreds of jobs

    School levies are often associated with K-12 programs, such as sports, art and music. But the community-supported portion of a school district’s budget – a local tax – also helps …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2012

    INHS to offer paramedic course

    Inland Northwest Health Services will begin offering a paramedic training program in March, filling a gap left after Spokane Community College stopped offering those courses for budgetary reasons. Since SCC …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2012

    High court demands state education reforms

    SEATTLE – The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state isn’t meeting its constitutional obligation to amply pay for basic public education, but the justices gave an endorsement to …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012, 9:47 A.M.

    WA Supreme Court: State underfunding basic education

    SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state isn’t meeting its constitutional obligation to amply pay for basic public education, but the justices gave an endorsement to …


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