Stories tagged: Shelley Redinger
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Operations and security upgrades dominate levy requests for area schools
The ballots already going out to voters are asking Spokane County residents to reduce the property taxes they give for schools. Sort of.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools superintendent gets raise
The Spokane Public Schools board of directors approved a new contract for Superintendent Shelley Redinger, Feb. 22.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Teachers are younger and overwhelmingly white across Spokane and Washington
In general, Washington State teachers are younger and whiter, according to a study published Wednesday by the University of Washington.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
State Republican education funding proposal jeopardizes poorest students, Spokane educators say
A public school funding proposal unveiled by state Republicans earlier this month may reduce the amount of money Spokane’s poorest schools receive, according to district administrators.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools accepting applications for vacant board seat
Spokane Public Schools board accepting applications to fill a vacant board seat until Feb. 23.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
ACLU and parents ask Spokane school district to address racism
A local coalition of parents and child advocates, as well as the ACLU of Washington, has asked Spokane Public Schools to publicly address reported incidents of racism and harassment.
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015, 10:42 p.m.
Local school officials hope to influence federal education law
Spokane Public Schools officials hope to influence implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 10:57 p.m.
Spokane parent wants schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger to resign
A Spokane woman is petitioning schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger to resign claiming she’s “consistently” failed to address discrimination issues within the school district.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 10:38 a.m.
Spokane school board to vote on raising lunch prices, other budget changes
A budget that the Spokane Public Schools board is expected to approve Wednesday night could increase the price of after school care and school meals.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015, 12:22 p.m.
Spokane schools face $5.6 million budget shortfall
Spokane schools are facing a $5.6 million budget shortfall this school year. The deficit, according to Spokane Public Schools district spokesman Kevin Morrison is due to the Spokane Education Association’s …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015
No teacher strike; Spokane schools stay open after union, district reach tentative deal
After days of mediated negotiations the Spokane Education Association and Spokane Public Schools came to a tentative contract agreement Thursday afternoon, narrowly avoiding a districtwide strike. “We are very pleased …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2015, 7:31 p.m.
Spokane teacher strike averted; tentative agreement reached
A tentative agreement has been reached between Spokane Public Schools and the teachers union that averts a labor strike Friday.
Thu., May 21, 2015
Spokane teachers approve May 27 strike
Spokane Public Schools teachers and staff voted Wednesday to have a one-day walkout on May 27 to protest a lack of state funding for schools. More than 65 percent of …
Fri., June 27, 2014
Salaries holding steady for top school administrators
Top leaders at Washington’s second-largest school district will not receive a pay raise for the fourth year in a row. Spokane Public Schools’ board still is scarred from a public …
Fri., June 13, 2014
Spokane schools cutting course fees, supply lists, thanks to boost in funding
More money from the state could reduce costs for parents and provide a more balanced public education in Spokane. Line items under consideration for the 2014-15 Spokane Public Schools budget: …
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Washington lawmaker takes aim at summer learning gap
Swimming, riding bikes or playing video games all summer might sound like fun for a kid, but the consequences of setting aside learning for 11 or 12 weeks are profound. …
Wed., Dec. 4, 2013
Spokane Public Schools looks to adopt new math program
A new math program called EngageNY is starting to engage Spokane Public Schools’ K-8 kids. It’s free. It’s online. And it could help settle some dust in the district’s ongoing …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013
Spokane to have first charter school
Spokane could have the first charter school in Washington by next fall. It will be a historic and controversial development closely watched by school administrators, teachers, politicians and education reformists …
Fri., July 12, 2013
City of Spokane, school district trade property
Spokane Public Schools and the city of Spokane have swapped parcels of land in a deal they say is mutually beneficial. The school district acquired 20 acres owned by the …
Thu., May 16, 2013
Spokane expands full-day kindergarten to all schools
Spokane Public Schools’ board decided Wednesday to offer full-day kindergarten in all 34 of its elementary schools starting this fall. While there are many other budget items left to discuss, …
Sun., April 28, 2013
Spokane Public Schools pursues charter schools
Visions of the kinds of charter schools that could open in Spokane are emerging: a dual-language elementary or middle school; a high school that incorporates two years of college; an …
Thu., March 7, 2013
Spokane superintendent takes a turn at teaching
Five advanced math classes at Rogers High School plus one superintendent plus 100 curious students Wednesday equaled the square root of an interesting day for all. “Tell me if I …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012
Superintendent learns from students during school lunches
Second-grader Rowan Hill wasted no time familiarizing herself with Superintendent Shelley Redinger Tuesday during a lunch at Arlington Elementary School. The blond-haired girl climbed into a seat next to Spokane …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2012
Spokane will seek charter school
Although votes are still being counted on Washington’s charter school initiative, Spokane Public Schools officials have already decided the district will apply to have one if it passes. “If we …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012
Education Notebook: Mead orchestra plans spooky event
Witches and goblins, ghosts and ghouls will have a frightfully good time at the Mead High School orchestra’s Halloween Spooktacular Carnival and Concert at 6 p.m. Monday in the school’s …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
Education Notebook: G-Prep gets new science lab
Students at Gonzaga Prep will have a new science lab at the end of September thanks to a $220,240 grant from the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, which supports science, technology, engineering …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2012
School superintendent salaries among state workers’ highest
As the start of school draws near, 34 public school districts in Washington will be led by new superintendents, including the state’s three largest districts: Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma. Most …
Fri., Aug. 10, 2012
St. George’s School adding International Baccalaureate
As Lake City High School ends its high school International Baccalaureate program, Spokane’s St. George’s School is starting one. The private school will become the only one in the region …
Fri., July 13, 2012
No break for schools chief
Spokane Public Schools’ new superintendent is wasting no time getting to know the community. Shelley Redinger took the position last week and already she’s met with Spokane’s mayor, police and …
Sun., May 13, 2012
Redinger brings fresh direction, expectations to District 81
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – When people in Spokane were asked what they wanted to see in the next superintendent of Spokane Public Schools, they came up with a laundry list of …