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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 …


Longtime Spokane Education Association leader discusses state of local schooling

Maureen Ramos has been in the classroom for 45 years. The 66-year-old teacher will be retiring this year, after spending the past eight years asking hard questions as the president …


Wash. school districts laying off teachers

School districts across Washington are giving teachers layoff warning notices to cut spending plans.


Eye on Olympia: Education reform pits PTA, WEA

OLYMPIA – In a legislative session with more than its share of surprises, one of the biggest has been the heated battle between school advocates over proposed reforms. On one …


In brief: Mail center best bet for late tax postmark

With the advent of online tax filing, the U.S. Postal Service has scaled back the number of locations it keeps open to accommodate those needing the all-important April 15 postmark. …


Proposal for school modernization in works

OLYMPIA – Citing Depression-era public works spending as his inspiration, a House lawmaker on Monday proposed borrowing $3 billion to modernize schools and university buildings across the state. “We’re going …


Idaho schools budget to be cut 7.7 percent

Idaho would cut its state funding for schools next year by 7.7 percent, under an unprecedented budget set by lawmakers this morning.


Valley in brief: Spring break in 2010 moved to match others

The Central Valley School District board of directors corrected a scheduling snafu in the 2009-2010 school calendar Monday night. The calendar had been approved earlier than usual this year, said …


Teachers hear Holocaust survivor’s story

Teaching the history of the Holocaust would be a challenge without people like Peter Metzelaar. The 73-year-old Seattle resident is a survivor of the genocide that took place during World …


Court reaffirms ruling on special ed funding

The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s decision denying a request by a consortium of Washington school districts to declare the system of funding special education …


School closures and delays for Tuesday

School closures and delays for Tuesday.


Group promotes active recess

Kids used to spend recess reaching for the sky on swings or hanging off the jungle gym. But that has changed. “In some cases, recess may be on the books …


Ferris’ Ham on Regal takes the stage

On Sunday at 2 p.m. the MayHAM will begin when Ferris High School’s Ham on Regal Players hits the stage for a special opening performance of “MayHAM at the Museum.” …


Student readers win in Bikes for Books program

Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for two Garfield Elementary students. Carson Baldwin-Bonney, 7, and Ashley Sullivan-Garcia, 9, each won a new bicycle last month, courtesy …


Event teaches kids, parents how to make math fun

Parents and their children had an opportunity to learn how to make math fun last week at Windsor Elementary School. The school’s parent-teacher organization sponsored the event that included dinner …


Cheney levy renewal on ballot

Cheney Public Schools is asking voters to renew its maintenance and operations levy that was last approved in 2006. “This is not something new,” said Larry Keller, superintendent of Cheney …


Kindergarten registration starts

Registration for kindergarten and first-graders who will be attending Spokane Public Schools in the fall will begin on Monday. Parents can register their children Monday through Friday, from 8:15 a.m. …


Many Elk-Chattaroy schools now just a memory

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, there were numerous little one- and two-room schools in the Elk-Chattaroy area. The country schools in those early years were heated by wood …


More kids qualify for meal assistance

If the number of students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals is an indicator of poverty in school districts, then Eastern Washington and North Idaho are getting poorer. School districts …


Demand up for free, reduced-price school meals

If the number of students qualifying for free- or reduced-price meals is an indicator of poverty within local school districts, then Eastern Washington and North Idaho are getting poorer.


Shadle Park High library windows shattered

Five large thermal windows and a smaller upper window in the newly remodeled library at Shadle Park High School were shattered by gunfire over the weekend.


Schools looking to overhaul math curricula

First-graders in Ellen Briggs’ classroom at Ponderosa Elementary School begin their daily math lesson with the addition boogie. Wiggling their bodies, they chant as a song blares from a classroom …


In schools: Ferris parents prepare to ham it up

It’ll be anything but pandemonium and chaos, and nothing but fun, when Ferris High School parents and teachers hit the stage on March 8 at 2 p.m. to perform “MayHAM …


Cheney Schools protests plan

A 555-unit West Plains housing development may proceed despite the Cheney School District’s protest that it lacks money to educate the children who will live there. Spokane County Hearing Examiner …


Horizon middle school honor roll

The following students have been named to the first trimester honor roll at Horizon Middle School. Sixth grade


In schools: NW Christian plans academic preview sessions

Northwest Christian Schools is hosting academic preview nights tonight and Monday. Parents with students in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth grade may visit the school, 1412 W. Central Ave., today at …


Stimulus money would be mixed bag for schools

With calculators and spreadsheets in hand, local school district officials are watching closely the actions of congressional lawmakers as they tinker with a stimulus package that could pump billions back …


LCHS students plan March business trip to Boise

Students from Lake City High School will compete in the Business Professionals of America 2009 State Leadership Conference in Boise, March 12 through 14, after qualifying at the BPA Regional …