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Seniors take state history on the fly

Spokane Public Schools’ high school seniors recently had to do some extra cramming to meet their graduation requirements. The nearly 2,000 teens had to squeeze in a Washington state history …


103 Spokane teachers notified of layoffs

The primary concern among parents who showed up Tuesday to discuss proposed spending cuts was how much class sizes could increase because of potential teacher layoffs. Earlier in the day, …


Spokane Public Schools unveils draft budget

Developmentally impaired students could be divided between two Spokane high schools, closer to their homes, rather than bused to a central location. Savings: $390,000. Twelve teaching positions used to help …


Spokane schools registering students tonight

Spokane Public Schools is offering evening registration for kindergarten and first-grade students tonight from 3:30 to 6.


Health officials: Minimal risk at Spokane school

After investigating a concern about a Spokane Public Schools student, health officials have determined there’s minimal risk.


Call-in show presents schools Superintendent Stowell

Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Stowell is “Educating Spokane.” Spokane community members will be invited to call the school district’s live, hour-long, call-in show on KSPS channel 7, and have …


Online school adjusts course

Of the students who enrolled in online classes at Spokane Virtual Learning last semester, nearly half didn’t finish, dropped the course and returned to the regular classroom, or failed. The …


In brief: Man dies in fall off Parkade garage

A man died Wednesday afternoon after falling several stories from the Parkade parking garage onto a downtown skywalk. The man, who was not been identified, fell about 4:30 p.m. onto …


School measures passing

Even in times of economic uncertainty, voters today seem willing to increase property taxes in support of Spokane-area schools.


Misleading school bond ads pulled

A group urging a “yes” vote for two Spokane Public Schools measures is under fire for providing false information about how much taxpayers will be expected to contribute for the …


Athletes may be excused

Starting next fall, student athletes in Spokane schools may not have to suit up for gym. The board of directors for Spokane Public Schools is considering changing the rules to …


Veteran lunch lady retires apron

It’s not really surprising that Cheryl Steward went to clown school, mostly because her personality is just that bubbly and bright, but also because she makes people smile. On Friday, …


Crucial for schools, some say bond would recharge economy

When Wayne Brokaw thinks about the construction bond on the table for Spokane Public Schools, he sees a figure beyond the $288 million price tag. His number is 4,608.


Technically, bonds would be new, not renewed

Campaign yard signs for ballot measures proposed by Spokane Public Schools say one way the public can “Vote Yes for Kids” on March 10 is to renew the bonds. But …


APPLE, Montessori orientations planned

Parents who are preparing to enroll their child in either Spokane Public Schools’ Montessori or APPLE (Alternative Parent Participation Learning Experience) programs must attend an orientation meeting for the program …


Anytime’s good time for diploma

The first commencement for the high school class of 2009 Thursday wasn’t without pomp and circumstance. True, the ceremony came about four months earlier than usual – or eight months …


Revived Rogers features fresh ‘spirit’

The gleaming brushed-aluminum sculpture high on a brick wall at Rogers High School reminds one student of an ancient pictograph. To Principal Carole Meyer, the imagery of wind-swept mountains and …


Spokane Schools to make up all five snow days

Students in the Spokane Public Schools will have to make up all five snow days they got off during the record-breaking December storms, the school board has decided. Other school …


Our View: Putting bonds on same ballot helpful to taxpayers

The Spokane City Council made the right call Monday when its members voted 5-2 to schedule a forthcoming bond election March 10. Spokane Public Schools had asked them to pick …


Students in Spokane Public Schools to make up day

Students in Spokane Public Schools will attend school Jan. 30 to make up for missing Dec. 18 because of a snow, officials said today.


Schools battle loads of snow

Uncleared sidewalks were the biggest problem for schools that opened Tuesday in Spokane. And roofs were the issue for some that didn’t. Many districts canceled classes Tuesday – extending winter …


Two schools evacuated briefly over false alarms

Two Spokane elementary schools were evacuated briefly Tuesday after false alarms. At 7:20 a.m., fire crews responded to Stevens Elementary, 1717 E. Sinto Ave., after a report of a gas-like …


Spokane schools to open, but others to stay closed

Spokane Public Schools will have classes Tuesday, but several other districts have opted to remain closed.


‘Green’ schools buildings fail to deliver, group says

Several “green” schools built in Spokane in recent years fall far short of their goals, an Olympia think tank says. Educators say the group is using premature and misleading data …


‘Green’ schools buildings failing to pay off, group says

lSeveral “green” schools built in Spokane in recent years fall far short of their goals, an Olympia think tank says. Educators say the group is using premature and misleading data …


Evolution of public TV

Look at the budget for Spokane Public Schools and you’ll see a line item for Spokane Public Television. The same school district that’s trying to get kids past the WASL …


Schools hope to stave off cuts

Early budget forecasts show Spokane Public Schools may be looking to fill a gap of more than $2 million next school year. But the district is hoping to stave off …


LC student faces felony gun charges

A 14-year-old Lewis and Clark High School student was arrested Wednesday and faces felony charges for allegedly carrying a loaded gun near campus. The school was locked down about noon, …


No summer vacation

Despite retiring Friday as the chief of Spokane Public Schools, Brian Benzel isn’t wasting any time getting back to business. Benzel, 59, reported today to his new post as vice …


Some students must pay for summer school

Some Spokane Public Schools students who lack the credits required to graduate will have to pay nearly $200 per class to catch up this summer. And those who can’t pay …