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Education Notes: Dads, sons will exhibit art

Dads and their sons will share their artistic talent in a “Father and Son Art Exhibit” hosted by Discovery School, 323 S. Grant St. in downtown Spokane. The event will …


Mead schools settle abuse case for $205,000

The Mead School District has agreed to pay $205,000 to settle a federal lawsuit on behalf of a former student with autism who was repeatedly abused nearly five years ago …


Economy sank bonds, schools officials say

The No. 1 reason Mead and Central Valley school district officials think their capital improvement bonds failed Tuesday: the economy. “I had dozens of discussions with people who have talked …


Three of four area school measures failing

Spokane County voters repeated their “no taxes” message from November, rejecting three of four school funding requests in today’s special election.


Rogers cyber teams advance in nationals

The Rogers High School Cyber Patriot teams recently advanced to the national competition. The Air Force Junior ROTC team and the TEConnections team will be among 12 teams competing in …


Trio has strange way of showing love for kids

John Beal, Marilyn Montgomery and Duane Alton just love children. They love them so much, in fact, that they’ve spent thousands of dollars opposing bond measures in districts where they …


Trio leading fight against school bonds

A campaign against proposed school bonds next month in the Central Valley and Mead school districts became apparent over the weekend as some residents received fluorescent yellow fliers in the …


Districts asking taxpayers to continue school support

Operating a school district is expensive. Renovating aging buildings, buying band instruments, hiring coaches, keeping up with technology and making sure buildings are heated or cooled add up to big …


Education Notes: Freshman wins math trophy

Kashif Ravasia, a freshman at St. George’s School, proved his math smarts in the Math is Cool Championships in early December when he placed first in the individual geometry test. …


Logan seeks online votes in Clorox grant competition

The Spokane Public Schools Foundation has found a “clean” way to earn some money for Logan Elementary School. The foundation recently entered a grant program sponsored by the Clorox Corp. …


Mead School District plans forum on bond

Modernization of two elementary schools and a middle school, new heating and cooling systems and increased wireless access are among improvements planned in the Mead School District, if voters approve …


Administrators out of school budget woes’ reach

While private-sector and state workers have taken hits during the economic downturn, many public school administrators have seen their pay remain steady or increase. Spokane Public Schools officials – from …


Spokane police say teen sold pot at school

A Mason jar filled with pot found in a backpack led to a teen’s arrest Monday at Mt. Spokane High School. The 16-year-year-old, who attended the school, told a school …


Student data mixed on new state assessments

More than 60 percent of sophomores in Spokane Public Schools last year failed Washington’s math assessment test, while students in neighboring districts performed only slightly better, according to results released …


Districts juggle snow days, changes as school begins

Across the Inland Northwest, students are sharpening their pencils and packing their backpacks in anticipation of the first day of school. Some schools begin today; others begin next week. All …


Montfort School south of Deer Park marks centennial

The Montfort School Community Center on Saturday will celebrate more than 100 years of history. The community center south of Deer Park is hosting Skool Daze from 11 a.m. to …


Scores drop on new statewide test

For the third year in a row, more than 90 percent of high school seniors passed Washington’s reading and writing assessment tests required for graduation.


Schools’ budget reality strikes hard

Consecutive years of belt-tightening are leaving Inland Northwest school districts with fewer notches available to further cinch up their spending. Temporary federal funds for education in the 2009-’11 biennium helped …


Top administrator salaries for Spokane, Central Valley, Mead school districts

Tables ranking the top administrators by salary for three Spokane-area school districts.


Rivalry’s spirit benefits a cause

Six years ago, Jim Preston, assistant principal at Mt. Spokane High School, found a way to channel the fierce rivalry between Mead High School and Mt. Spokane to benefit a …


County OKs rural cluster changes, kid-free development

Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday completed a two-year overhaul of controversial “rural cluster development” standards. The action rounds out a package of reforms designed to make the relatively dense subdivisions …


Mead-area housing plan rules out kids

School-age children would be banned from living in a 415-acre development under a proposal Spokane County commissioners will consider Tuesday. A covenant running with the Mead-area land would limit residential …


Districts keep flu sufferers connected with schoolwork

Inland Northwest students who think coming down with the swine flu means a break from homework – think again.


In brief: Mead’s ‘eye4art’ showcases local artists

Mead School District will have its eye on art during the fourth annual “eye4art” art show and auction, Feb. 21 from 2-6 p.m. More than 30 professional local artists will …


Meetings will address Mead levy issues

The Mead School District Citizens Advisory Planning Committee will hold two community forums regarding the maintenance and operations levy. The first meeting will be tonight at Prairie View Elementary, 2606 …