Stories tagged: Priority Spokane
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Study shows why we must take more action to reduce homelessness
A report prepared by the Spokane Regional Health District goes a long way toward quantifying what happens to people “downstream” of homelessness: worse health across many measures, from high blood …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Spokane approach could be model for federal public health programs, speakers say
Spokane could shape the federal government’s approach to a more holistic type of public health. The city was one of five included in the U.S. Department of Health and Human …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 10:23 p.m.
Spokane’s youth homeless rate 33 percent higher than state average, study says
A study conducted by Eastern Washington University professors indicates that Spokane’s rate of youth homelessness is about 33 percent higher than the state average. Additionally, the study identifies a gap …
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010
School dropout study urges early intervention
A Gonzaga University study focused on dropout prevention starting in middle school suggests an early warning system for identifying potential dropouts, a bigger variety of academic opportunities and more rigor …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2010
Research targets middle schools
Seventh- and eighth-graders are the focus of two local studies on improving Spokane Public Schools’ 61 percent graduation rate. Research on the topic has increased nationally because those grades are …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2009
Middle schools subject of study
Making middle school a better experience for Spokane students is one way to boost the high school graduation rate, which has slipped to 61 percent in Spokane Public Schools, a …