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Snow removal costs, damage add up at schools

A couple of weeks ago some school roofs were sagging under the weight of several feet of snow. Now it is school district budgets that are sagging as snow-removal costs …


Progress Elementary playground safe, clean

Progress Elementary School has been deemed safe by the Washington Department of Ecology. The playground at 710 N. Progress Road in the Central Valley School District was placed on the …


Plans to make up snow days in works

For the second consecutive winter, Inland Northwest schools must decide how – and whether – to make up the days that were missed because of snow. Most districts canceled school …


Otter proposes cuts to schools

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter dropped a bombshell on state legislators Monday – a proposal for the state’s first-ever cut in public school funding. “The fact is that my …


Our View: Educators need consistent data on dropouts

The No Child Left Behind Act is up for reauthorization in Congress and under assault from many quarters. The federal law has many weaknesses, but some ideas should be preserved. …


Havermale plans Hope Fair for students, families, friends

Havermale High School students will host the Hope Fair tonight, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school, 1300 W. Knox Ave. The evening will begin with a free dinner, …


St. Pat’s pageant next Thursday

The students at St. Patrick School, 2706 E. Queen Ave. in Hillyard, invite the community to their annual Christmas program, “Making a Joyful Noise.” The holiday event will be held …


Public meetings to address education

Two public meetings – one tonight in Spokane Valley and another Tuesday in Spokane – will address state education issues. Paying for schools


Our view: No Child Left Behind needs to be fixed, not dumped

Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act: •Almost every school will fail. It’s just a matter of time. That’s because the law calls for 100 percent proficiency for all …


Senate panel reviewing WASL

OLYMPIA – Study hard, seniors. Fifteen years after state lawmakers launched school reforms that spawned the Washington Assessment of Student Learning, this year’s high school seniors will be the first …


ISAT creating time issues

A new version of the Idaho Standards Achievement Test is causing headaches as students and teachers navigate the new format. Students are allowed as much time as they need to …


Students ready for new ISAT season

When thousands of Idaho students sit down at computers Monday to take the Idaho Standards Achievement Test, they’ll face a different test than many of them have been taking since …


Computers Grab Most Attention In Bond Vote High-Tech Upgrades Appear Key To Fate Of Schools Issue

Darrell Gonser and JaDean Thomas will cancel each other’s vote Tuesday, when the fate of a $74.5 million bond for Spokane public schools will be decided. Both based their decision …


Housing Market Cause For New, Remodeled Schools

Rapid growth in north Spokane is spurring a spate of school construction. The five largest school districts in north Spokane County are planning to build or remodel buildings to keep …