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M.E.A.D. students mirror project after ‘Shark Tank’

The sharks that swam through M.E.A.D. Thursday evening didn’t seem that ferocious – in fact they seemed downright friendly. Members of Spokane’s business community including representatives from Desautel Hege and …


Substitute teachers shortage hits area schools

Spokane schools are in a bind over a short-term shortage of substitute teachers. A hiring binge in the wake of recent court ruling that required more state spending on basic …


Roundy’s set to close

After selling motorcycles and ATVs for more than 35 years, Pete and Merline Roundy are riding off into the sunset. The Roundys, both 77, have operated a retail motorcycle and …


Here’s the Dirt: Nursing home being converted

Community Frameworks Inc., a nonprofit housing development agency, is converting a former nursing home at 424 W. Seventh Ave. into 29 apartments primarily for lower-income residents.


STCU donates $5,000 to education centers

Spokane Teachers Credit Union has donated $5,000 to career and technical education centers in the area. “We’re particularly excited to support these programs, which give students options in fields that …


STCU donates to education centers

Spokane Teachers Credit Union has donated $5,000 to career and technical education centers in the area. “We’re particularly excited to support these programs, which give students options in fields that …


6th grader reports attempted luring near Midway Elementary

Police are on the lookout for a man attempting to lure children into a vehicle near Midway Elementary School this morning.


Education Notebook: LC presents ‘Opening Night’

Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama will kick off the season with “Opening Night” on Friday in the auditorium. The performance starts at 7 p.m. The evening will feature …


Riverpoint Academy has technology at core

Mead’s newest high school is miles away from Mt. Spokane and Mead both in environment and educational styles. Riverpoint Academy opened its doors this fall in the Innovate Washington building, …


Test scores rise as districts adopt tailored strategies

Chester Elementary School fifth-graders debated in class recently whether cutting a worm in half resulted in two worms or a dead one. Since the class was divided on the issue, …


Math, science test scores up

Statewide test results released Wednesday show more Washington students are passing their science and math exams. Spokane Public Schools, Mead and East Valley school district students improved math scores in …


Day of service will help schools

What started as a summer of service projects in Spokane Valley has spread to the city of Spokane. The Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals, together with Mayor David Condon’s office, …


Mead student teacher dismissed amid sex crime probe

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether a sex crime was committed when a student teacher reportedly had a relationship with a 17-year-old high school girl. The Eastern Washington …


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. …


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 …


Mead outlines STEM program

The Mead School District will introduce local residents to the future of education on Wednesday at the STEM+ Open House, at the Mead High School theater, beginning at 6:30 p.m. …


West Valley’s truancy board a model program

Bored with his West Valley High School classes, Harrison Calligan thought skipping school with friends might be more challenging. The teen figured out how to block the school’s numbers from …


With budgets tight, middle schools seek to keep kids active

Eighth-grader Seairra Rice comes from a family of wrestlers, but she’s the first girl in her family to participate in the sport. “She wanted to show the boys she could …


Cut to school bus funds not idle talk

School buses could become scarce in parts of Washington as the state grapples with budget shortfalls. Among the list of cuts Gov. Chris Gregoire is considering: State funds to help …


Home away from homelessness

Britain Webb has been homeless twice while attending University High School. Domestic violence forced the 17-year-old’s mother and siblings out of their Spokane Valley apartment the first time, Webb said. …


Reduced-price meal applications due

Students in the Spokane Public Schools District need to turn in their free or reduced-price meal applications by Monday. Beginning Tuesday, students who were on the meal program during the …


Resilient senior beats bigs odds and roars back to lead Wildcats

Chances seem remote that two senior standout Mead School District athletes would be afflicted with the same malady a year apart. Yet Mead football lineman Mike Volz, it was revealed …


Area school districts dish up students’ nutrition

Nutrition directors in Spokane Public Schools, Mead and Coeur d’Alene school districts have worked hard in recent years to make breakfast and lunch options better for students. Pizza, for example, …


Education Notes: Fall vaccination clinics offered

Parents still have three more opportunities to get their children vaccinated for the flu, whooping cough, chicken pox and measles. A preventative shot not only protects the child, but other …


Remedial math routine for local grads at CCS

The percentage of students taking remedial math classes at Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College is an eye-popping statistic. Of the 2009-’10 graduates from Spokane Public Schools who …


Education Notes: Book drive benefits Kira’s Kloset

Students and staff at Prairie View Elementary in the Mead School District celebrated Dr. Seuss’s 107th birthday with a book drive for Kira’s Kloset, a nonprofit organization providing clothing and …


Cemetery, vault plan approved

A cemetery and columbarium have been approved next to Mt. Spokane High School grounds. It will be just east of the high school grounds and behind Mt. Spokane Church, 6311 …


Face Time: School librarian worries about cutbacks’ effects

Mead School District officials decided shifting its 12 librarians out of the library and into a traditional classroom was the best way to help solve its $1 million budget deficit. …


Developmental Olympics give students chance to shine

The sun was peeking out now and again when 96 students from Mead School District’s Developmental Learning Center got together on Wednesday last week to celebrate the Mead Developmental Olympics …


Mead to balance books with librarians

Mead School District is facing a $1 million budget gap, and one answer is putting its librarians’ teaching credentials back to work. The shift of 12 librarians into the classroom …