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School administrators’ pay among highest in county

Spokane-area public school administrators were not sheltered from the budget storm that howled across Washington last year. An analysis of top administrators’ pay in the Spokane area’s three largest districts …


Wash. House approves bonds for school upgrades

Voters would decide whether to launch a statewide package of energy-efficient school makeovers under a bill approved Wednesday by the state House.


Medical Lake to vote on school bond

Voters in the Medical Lake School District will decide in February whether to approve a 20-year, $15.6 million bond that would add classrooms and other improvements to two schools and …


Governor opposes delay in WASL math and science

Gov. Chris Gregoire says she opposes state schools chief Randy Dorn’s proposal to delay the requirement for students to pass state math and science tests to graduate.


Federal funds kept schools afloat, but ‘safety net’ ends soon

Washington, unlike many other states, was quick to use federal stimulus funds to shore up school budgets during the last wrenching budget cycle. The state spent $362 million in stimulus …


School salaries ruling nullified

SEATTLE – Variation in the way Washington teachers and other school staff are paid does not pose a constitutional problem, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In overturning a King …


Wash. Supreme Court overturns school salary ruling

Variation in the way Washington teachers and other school staff are paid does not pose a constitutional problem, the Washington Supreme Court ruled today.


H1N1 flu death is county’s sixth

A woman in her 20s died of swine flu Tuesday at a local hospital, the Spokane Regional Health District said Wednesday. She is the sixth Spokane County resident to die …


Wash., Idaho fourth-graders stall in math

New national test results show Washington eighth-graders are better at math than the eighth-graders of 2007. But fourth-graders in Idaho and Washington aren’t showing any improvement.


High school students try out construction careers

Growing up to be a bricklayer or heavy equipment operator isn’t on a lot of to-do lists for local high school students. For the fourth year, local construction companies teamed …


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.


Cheney mulls school bond

The board of directors of Cheney Public Schools may decide in November to put a $79 million bond in front of voters as early as February to build two new …


Spokane-area public schools offer tutoring

Now that the school year is in full swing, students will be heading home with their fair share of homework. Spokane Public Schools recently announced Supplemental Educational Services for this …


Obama advises caution in what kids put on Facebook

In a pep talk that kept clear of politics, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged the nation’s students to take pride and ownership in their education — and stick with …


“Eat-in” slated for today as part of school food revolution

This year, Slow Food – a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting sustainability and connecting farmers, cooks, educators, students and others who care about food and the environment — launched “Time …


Obama’s in-school address assailed

DALLAS – President Barack Obama’s back-to-school address next week was supposed to be a feel-good story for an administration battered over its health care agenda. Now Republican critics are calling …


Districts let teachers opt to air speech

President Barack Obama will be talking to schoolchildren Tuesday. It’s unclear how many of them in the Inland Northwest will hear him. Local school districts are taking a cautious approach …


Liberty High’s principal grew up in the district

The new Liberty High School principal confessed to being nervous and excited before the first day of school this week, but the new job is really a homecoming for native …


High school prepares for instrument swap

Five years ago while browsing through skis and poles at the Mount Spokane Ski Swap, Dawn Bayman had an epiphany. What if there was an event like this that brought …


Officers warning motorists of school zone speeds

Law enforcement officers are reminding motorists to be careful going through school zones today as classes resume for Spokane Public Schools.


Back to the books

This first day of school is no ordinary one for Freeman School District. The old high school has been largely torn down for an “aggressive modernization,” and high school classes …


Demand dwarfs supplies giveaway

Ann Bradshaw came to the Salvation Army on Monday afternoon hoping to get much-needed help with school supplies for her two boys, who start classes Thursday. Instead Bradshaw and her …


Giveaway runs out of school supplies in 45 minutes

Ann Bradshaw came to the Salvation Army on Monday afternoon hoping to get much-needed help with school supplies for her two boys, who start classes Thursday.


Right backpack can ease load

The backpack is the preferred way to transport books, science projects, gym shoes and lunches to school. Packs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, and their prices …


School is starting, but the fun will continue

It is hard to believe school will be starting in less than two weeks. Having rain in July and August made the summer seem a little short. Out here on …


Cindy Hval: School projects inspire creepy dreams, fewer sweets

There’s a butterfly in my freezer. And a moth, a stink bug, an ant, a fly and something green with wings. I tend to forget they’re there, but when I …


Black students trail whites in Wash. school tests

Despite years of work to improve black students’ test scores, they continue to trail white students in Washington state’s public schools, a federal report has found.


Luna says he’ll try to lower majority

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna wants to eliminate a constitutional mandate requiring school districts to secure a two-thirds majority of voters in bond elections to raise money for facilities. …


Court won’t get involved in Bible club question

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to stop a school district from blocking a group of Christian students from forming a Bible club on campus.


Four vie for vacant EV School Board post

The East Valley school board seems to be the hot ticket for the November elections, with four people filing for the seat being vacated by longtime board member June Sine …