Stories tagged: schools
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
House passes plan for fixing education funding system
The Washington House has passed a bill that would instruct the 2017 Legislature to finish fixing the way the state pays for public schools.
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
No education funding deal this year, Washington budget director says
The state budget director said Thursday lawmakers will not finish the work required to fix the way Washington pays for public schools during this legislative session, because they require deadline …
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 10:21 p.m.
Guards in Spokane schools won’t be armed
A proposal to arm Spokane Public Schools resource officers has been scrapped.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 1:27 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Preventing homelessness a worthy goal
Some 3,000 Spokane County kids don’t have a home of their own to go to after the school bell rings. About three-quarters of them are “doubled-up” – staying with family …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 11:44 a.m.
Wind advisory for region expires
Schools across the region were open Wednesday for normal operations as the region braced for high winds.
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, 8:27 p.m.
Two cameras will start catching speeders near two Spokane schools on Tuesday
Starting Tuesday two cameras, one on Northwest Boulevard and one on Nevada, will issue warnings, but not citations, to vehicles that exceed the 20 mph school zone.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, midnight
Police aim to slow drivers near schools
Officers patrol school zone speeding
Thu., Sept. 17, 2015, midnight
Valley school using stability balls to help students focus
If you are looking to improve the attention span and concentration of an elementary school class, perhaps introducing a bunch of large, bouncy rubber balls for the students to sit …
Wed., Sept. 9, 2015, midnight
Parents, students face uncertain future after charter school ruling
Charter schools in Spokane had a normal school day Tuesday despite a landmark Washington Supreme Court ruling Friday that the publicly funded, privately run schools are unconstitutional. The ruling overturned …
Tue., Sept. 1, 2015, midnight
Spokane instructional assistants’ pay below state average
Pay for instructional assistants, sometimes called paraprofessionals, is frequently mentioned as one of the causes of the current dispute between Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association. Compared to …
Thu., July 2, 2015, midnight
Education notebook: Brennan is new principal at Salnave
Cheney Public Schools has hired Celina Brennan as the principal of Salnave Elementary School. Brennan previously taught at Salnave for nine years. Brennan graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2002 …
Fri., June 26, 2015, midnight
Rebuilt Winton school in Coeur d’Alene boasts night-and-day improvements
The playground is in, the lockers are up and the maple flooring is down in the gymnasium. It even has that new-school smell.
Fri., June 19, 2015, midnight
End-of-year tests add hurdles to education system
Tomie Tsosie Leeds made the honor roll again with a 3.5 grade-point average. Now if he can only graduate.
Thu., May 21, 2015, midnight
Spokane Public School retirees
This year, Spokane Public Schools will say goodbye to the following 118 retiring employees: Adams Elementary: Donald Baldwin (teacher, 34 years) and Lisa Northcott (instructional assistant, 19 years).
Thu., March 5, 2015, midnight
Education Notebook: Students read Dr. Seuss classics for birthday celebration
Kay Bryant, of Spokane Valley Rotary, had no problem gaining the attention of the children Monday in Althea Erbeznik’s first-grade class at Ness Elementary School. Bryant was reading the Dr. …
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014, midnight
Adams Elementary teacher wins prestigious Milken Award
Spokane teacher Karen Krantz sat frozen in her seat, unsure she’d just heard her name and the prestigious national Milken Award in the same sentence. A student’s hug and a …
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014, midnight
Students being taught to type at an earlier age
Ayla Vick sits at a desktop computer with her hands on the keyboard. She places her fingers on the home row, stretching them to form words on the screen. “Sometimes …
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014, midnight
Shawn Vestal: School letter fails in its own right
We were invited to leave our school this month. Our school, it seems, has not made “adequate yearly progress” on standardized tests. Our school, it turns out, is “in School …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014, midnight
Area schools see flux as new year nears
Hallways filled with boxes and stacked furniture, classrooms awaiting a carpenter’s hand or a paintbrush or bathrooms in various stages of disrepair – any or all of that could unnerve …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014, midnight
Thousands of parents will get letters explaining why their kids’ school is failing
Thousands of Spokane-area households will soon receive a letter explaining that their child’s school is failing. Spokane Public Schools alone is sending out more than 13,500 letters to parents in …
Fri., May 23, 2014, midnight
‘Russell’ Wilson Elementary campaign wins chat with Seahawks’ QB
Maybe it’s the name: Russell Wilson. Maybe it’s the power of the 12th Man.
Sat., April 5, 2014, midnight
Editorial: Portfolio of choices promising for Spokane schoolchildren
The Spokane School District has begun an ambitious and welcome initiative to expand educational opportunities for its 28,000 students. The alternative programs that have been available – Montessori, for example …
Thu., April 3, 2014, midnight
Education notebook: NWC tops in state Knowledge Bowl
Northwest Christian Schools’ Knowledge Bowl Team used their smarts to bring home the title of State 2B Champions at the State Knowledge Bowl competition on March 22 in Arlington. The …
Sun., March 16, 2014, midnight
New forestry and wildlife class provides students fish schooling
A new forestry and wildlife class has 22 high school students in the Colville Valley wading through studies of the Four R’s: reading, writing, ’rithmetic and rainbow trout. The class …
Mon., March 3, 2014, 7:41 a.m.
Weekend snow closes passes, delays school
Spokane city crews worked overnight to clear five inches of snow that fell Sunday, blanketing the region and shutting down mountain passes. Forecasters say warmer conditions will round out the …
Sat., Jan. 25, 2014, midnight
In brief: EVSD to begin kindergarten registration
SPOKANE VALLEY – The East Valley School District will begin taking registration for children who’ll enter kindergarten this fall. There isn’t a registration deadline, but the district doesn’t register students …
Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, midnight
Proposed Spokane charter schools raise red flags
A national organization is recommending Spokane Public Schools’ board reject two of the three charter school applicants up for approval tonight. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers and school …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014, midnight
Spokane charter schools clear hurdle
People hoping to launch the first charter schools in Spokane faced no opposition Wednesday during the first and only public hearing on the controversial plans. It was a much different …
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013, midnight
Folk schools growing in popularity, teach blacksmithing, archery
OLYMPIA – The rhythmic sound of sandpaper smoothing wood is accompanied by the steady punching of slots in leather as a handful of students focus on putting the finishing touches …
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013, midnight
EV school board discusses stipends, expenses
The East Valley School Board on Tuesday took care of a few housekeeping measures before tempers flared. Board chairman Mike Novakovich said the board decided during a Dec. 7 work …