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  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5, 2015

    No room for full-day kindergarten at some schools

    Two elementary schools in Mead and one in Central Valley turned down state money for full-day kindergarten programs because they don’t have enough room. At the end of the latest …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014

    Shift to all-day kindergarten allows class to ‘do everything,’ teacher says

    In Anna Staley’s kindergarten class at Ness Elementary School, students were working on a science project, learning about different kinds of paper and which kinds are better for drawing with …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013

    Full-day kindergarten starts at all SPS elementary schools

    Older kids may remember kindergarten as nothing more than safety scissors and finger painting, but those who’ve recently achieved the scholastic milestone know differently. Last June, kindergartners who were preparing …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 16, 2013

    Schools scrambling to meet new kindergarten mandate

    Kindergarten teachers are hired, crews are delivering desks and bookcases, and computer labs and other school spaces are being transformed into classrooms. Statewide, twice as many children will be in …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013

    Spokane schools plan for budget boost from state

    More teachers, more counselors, more technology, more security and more kindergarten are all part of Spokane Public Schools’ 2013-14 preliminary budget to be presented tonight at the school board’s regular …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

    Restoration of funding means opportunities for schools

    These are righteous times for Washington school districts. The first spoils from a lawsuit requiring the state to fund basic education will help launch all-day kindergarten across Spokane, hire more …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

    Expanding full-day kindergarten possible in Spokane

    Hundreds of studies show full-day kindergarten improves young learners’ academics and behavior, at least through second grade. Washington’s highest court last year mandated that lawmakers fund basic education, including full-day …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012

    School district considers expanding all-day kindergarten

    Washington lawmakers hope to implement full-day kindergarten statewide by 2018, provided the state can come up with funding. Spokane Public Schools, the region’s largest district, is considering implementing full-day kindergarten …


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