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  • Education Notebook: LC drill team places at state

    The Lewis and Clark High School Drill Team competed at the Washington State Drill Team Competition, March 22 and 23 in Yakima, taking second place in the military division and …


  • We’re failing in our commitment to education

    For a bunch of supposedly smart adults, we’re acting pretty dumb about education. It’s not the way we like to think of ourselves, here in the Evergreen State. After all, …


  • Education Notebook: NW Christian band craft sale Saturday

    The band department at Northwest Christian Schools will have its second annual craft fair on Saturday at the lower campus gym, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers will have …


  • Parents, district discuss EV transition to K-8

    Next year, the East Valley School District is scheduled to complete a transition to a system in which students stay at the same home school until they graduate from eighth …


  • Idaho dismissed from school lawsuit

    BOISE – A state judge has agreed to dismiss the state from a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the fees many public schools charge for classes and the legality of …


  • Education Notebook: ‘Storage Wars’-like auction to benefit G-Prep seniors

    Parents of Gonzaga Prep seniors will have a “Storage Wars” of their own, similar to the television show. The storage auction will be March 23 at Valley Self Storage, 11128 …


  • CV increases kindergarten cost

    The monthly fee for Central Valley School District’s full-day, tuition-based kindergarten has increased by $5 for the 2013-’14 school year. The board approved the increase at Monday’s meeting to cover …


  • EV drama presents ‘I Hate Shakespeare’

    East Valley High School’s drama department presents “I Hate Shakespeare,” a parody introduction to William Shakespeare, opening Wednesday and continuing through March 9. The play, directed by drama instructor Nicole …


  • WV grad fills school board vacancy

    The vacant seat on West Valley School District’s board has been filled by longtime resident and district graduate Adam Mortensen. Superintendent Gene Sementi said Mortensen has a deep history with …


  • Education Notes: Mt. Spokane dance team advances to districts

    The Mt. Spokane High School Dance Team placed third in the pom Division at the Shadle Park Dance Invitational on Feb. 23-24. Team member Corri Budge won third place in …


  • Schools say Facebook is haven for bullying

    A Facebook page focusing on a Spokane high school turned vicious this week, prompting the school’s principal to issue a stern warning about possible legal action. “I’m trying to make …


  • EV to get surplus Walker Army Reserve property

    East Valley School District is waiting on the deed for the Walker Army Reserve Center after signing transition papers last week, school board chairwoman Kerri Lundstroth said. No capital funds …


  • CV updating social studies classes and books

    Central Valley School District is reassessing its high school social studies programs because the last time it adopted new curriculum, the Oval Office was occupied by George W. Bush in …


  • $2.5 million needed for Spokane Valley Tech

    Central Valley’s School Board will ask the Washington Legislature for $2.5 million to complete the Spokane Valley Tech. The board approved a resolution Monday night to lobby officials for an …


  • Glenewinkel: Bond lacked parent support

    East Valley School District faces the aftermath of repeated failure as voters rejected a $65 million bond Tuesday that would have renovated schools and built an athletic facility and performing …


  • Riverside Elementary’s $10,000 long shot

    Teacher Mindy Shaw entered a national contest on a whim to win $10,000 for Riverside Elementary School. She wrote a 300-word essay about the school’s aged computer lab, took a …


  • Group sends mailer opposing EV school bond

    Citizens for Responsible Taxation mailed fliers this week targeting the $65 million East Valley School District bond on the ballot in Tuesday’s special election. The bond would pay to renovate …


  • APPLE, Montessori orientation set

    Parents interested in enrolling their children in Spokane Public Schools’ Montessori or APPLE (Alternative Parent Participation Learning Experience) programs will have an opportunity to attend an orientation meeting beginning Tuesday. …


  • Education Notebook: NWC hosting parent preview

    Northwest Christian Schools, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, will hold its annual Parent Preview Night next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The school has programs for students from preschool through high school. …


  • Data helps teachers learn about kindergartners’ abilities

    Washington kindergartners are physically coordinated enough for their first year of school, but their ability to count to 20 and clearly express themselves are lagging, according to a new assessment …


  • Education Notebook: Community invited to night of math

    Spokane Public Schools officials are hosting math community nights to introduce new materials being considered for third- through eighth-grade students to community members. The materials are part of an update …


  • School security takes center stage

    With classes back in session, districts throughout the region are thinking about how to make schools safer. At a gathering last week in an East Valley elementary school, parents had …


  • School, police officials in area say proposal needs more discussion

    Police and school officials across the Inland Northwest reacted cautiously to the idea of armed officers in every school, saying they’ll watch how the proposal plays out in Congress but …


  • Local police, school leaders react to NRA idea

    School and police officials in Spokane and Kootenai counties say money is scarce to place more police officers in schools, while the solutions to school violence are more complex than …


  • Rumored threat closes 3 N. Idaho school districts

    Rumors of a school shooting plot prompted three school districts to cancel classes today for about 20,000 students in Kootenai County. Although police have not verified a real threat of …


  • School officials discuss student transfer policy

    Spokane Public Schools’ administration and board members have spent weeks trying to make changes to its intradistrict transfer policy to make sure neighborhood kids can go to their neighborhood school …


  • West Valley holds mixer for area international students

    For more than 20 years, the language clubs at West Valley High School have opened their doors to foreign exchange students from around the area. “It’s my favorite event of …


  • STCU donates to education centers

    Spokane Teachers Credit Union has donated $5,000 to career and technical education centers in the area. “We’re particularly excited to support these programs, which give students options in fields that …


  • Education Notebook: Students holding food drive at Yoke’s

    North Central High School students are spreading the holiday spirit. The students have been collecting food and other items for their annual Fill the Bus food drive. The drive will …


  • STCU donates $5,000 to education centers

    Spokane Teachers Credit Union has donated $5,000 to career and technical education centers in the area. “We’re particularly excited to support these programs, which give students options in fields that …