Stories tagged: Spokane Public Schools
Wed., March 14, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: School board debates allowing married women to be teachers
The Spokane School Board was considering a shocking idea –allowing married women to be schoolteachers. The district, like many others in 1918, had a rule prohibiting married women from teaching.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: ‘We’re really tired of sitting around waiting for the adults’
Like everyone else in their generation, today’s students grew up in the shadow of the mass shootings. Wednesday, teens across Spokane are protesting that it’s time for change.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
The spirit of 17: Sacajawea Middle School students and staff build a plan to honor Florida shooting victims
Sacajawea Middle School has found a way to honor Florida school shooting victims while averting disciplinary measures of a walkout.
Fri., March 9, 2018
Graduation rate dips slightly for Spokane Public Schools
The graduation rate has dipped somewhat for Spokane Public Schools, but the numbers remain above both the state average and other recent years.
Tue., March 6, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper says schools should stop teaching German
The Spokane Daily Chronicle’s editorial page approved of a plan to drop the study of German in Spokane schools. Some local organizations had charged that teaching the language of an …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Committee needs more time to study sex education curriculum for Spokane schools
The committee that will review changes to how Spokane Public School conducts middle-school sex education met Thursday but decided it needs more time to review three volumes of proposed curriculum.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane-area schools prepare for student walkouts demanding stricter gun control
Some of her classmates say it’s no use, that nothing can – or will – be done to prevent another mass shooting. But Christina Morrison, a junior at Freeman High …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
All Spokane County school levies pass, most by overwhelming margins
Spokane Public Schools kept up its 40-year winning streak alive as voters approved its latest levy request to pay for personnel and sports activities. The levy request was passing with …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:44 p.m.
Two students arrested after high school fight hurts assistant principal
Two students at Rogers High School in Hillyard were arrested Monday after a brawl that at one point involved an assistant principal.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane schools should stop tiptoeing through sex ed controversy
Not too long ago, a relatively small but relatively loud group of people approached the Spokane School Board to oppose a planned sex-ed curriculum. The result: The process of adopting …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 12:05 p.m.
Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools teachers achieve national standards certification
Spokane Public Schools has announced 51 teachers have achieved the 2017 National Board Certification.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
Spokane Schools pull milk cartons after students find them filled with cleaning solution
Spokane School officials raced Tuesday to pull all of the cartons of milk dated Feb. 6 after a Shadle Park High School student opened a Darigold chocolate-milk container only to …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 12:25 a.m.
Chess enthusiasts trying to build a following in area schools
Chess is played everywhere. From city parks to royal courts, people of every age, gender and skill level can be found pondering their next move. According to a 2012 YouGov …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Principal Lori Wyborney has reached outside the walls to change the culture within Rogers High School
The first semester had just ended last year and Rogers High School Principal Lori Wyborney was walking with a 20-year veteran teacher, who turned, looked back at still-new structure and …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane looks to expand school zone cameras, sidewalk and street improvements in 2019
A Spokane City Council proposal would double the number of traffic cameras to catch school-zone speeders.
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Boy gang’ attempts to dynamite Stevens School
The janitor of the Stevens School made a shocking discovery when he went to open up the school on a Monday morning: Several sticks of dynamite had been planted on …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools could downsize, replace Joe Albi Stadium
Spokane Public Schools is considering options to build three new middle schools, and one plan could potentially bring a new high school sports stadium to downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
‘Piggyback Bandit’ spotted at Mead, North Central high schools
The so-called “Piggyback Bandit” has returned to Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
3 Spokane middle schools awarded grant aimed at helping low-income further their education
Three Spokane middle schools received a federal grant designed to help low-income students continue their education after high school.
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
1,191 cases of suspension or expulsion in Spokane Public Schools in first 60 days
There have been 1,191 cases of suspension or expulsion in Spokane Public Schools during first 60 school days.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
Spokane students to be released early Friday
Spokane Public Schools students will be released 1 hour and 15 minutes early Friday, Dec. 1.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Syrian refugees struggled to communicate until they learned American Sign Language at Ferris High School
Three deaf Syrian children have gone most of their lives without language, their education truncated by years of turmoil and flight. Now they are beginning to learn their first comprehensive …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Critics question Spokane Public Schools’ rejection of proposed sex education curriculum
Community members questioned the Spokane Public Schools board of directors Wednesday about the district’s decision not to adopt a new, comprehensive middle school sex education plan.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools prepares to ask voters for levy in February
Spokane Public Schools will ask voters to approve a new, cheaper maintenance and operation levy in February’s special election.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 6:26 a.m.
Strengths, weaknesses identified in Spokane special education programs
A wide-ranging study of Spokane Public Schools special education programs revealed problems with communication, disability identification and noted the district’s high discipline rates for students with disabilities, among other things.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
With changing times, Spokane’s marching bands fall out of step
Over the last 20 years each of Spokane’s five comprehensive high schools have either discontinued or drastically scaled back their marching band programs. What was once a staple of high …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Spokane schools won’t adopt Planned Parenthood sex education plan
Spokane Public Schools won’t adopt a divisive sex education curriculum, opting instead to hand-pick middle school lessons from multiple sources.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Iraqi refugee, North Central student, thrives in Spokane despite close call with President Trump’s travel ban
Farrah Faeq was just coming into her own in Spokane when President Donald Trump announced his first travel ban in early 2017.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 6 a.m.
Montana district hacked, threatened by foreign hacking collective offers lessons to Spokane-area schools
In a year when hackers infiltrated and stole from multinational corporations