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UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Suspect identified in connection with Lewis and Clark High School threats; nearly 1,000 students stay home Wednesday

Police have detained and interviewed a suspect in connection with threats of a school shooting at Lewis and Clark High School.

It’s back to square one for Spokane Public Schools’ sex ed curriculum

A year after nearly approving a new sex ed curriculum, Spokane Public Schools officials are officially back to Step One.

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Foundational education: Students find hands-on experience at NEWTECH Skills Center

This isn’t your dad’s shop class. In one corner of the NEWTECH Skills Center, students are editing digital interviews on high-tech computers in a class called Animation Technology and Special …

Behavior reporting key to safety

Cameras are nice, but Spokane Public Schools officials are counting on the eyes of students to help prevent a shooting tragedy.

NC students teach survival and watching for signs of a school shooter

North Central High School students have roles in 12-minute video designed to save lives by preventing or surviving a school shooting.

Spokane schools may ask voters to approve middle schools construction bond in November

Spokane Public Schools officials are exploring the possibility of placing a major bond measure on the November ballot that would move up the timetable for building three new middle schools …

UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

Rogers High School teacher resigns after acknowledging sexual relationship with student

Spokane police are investigating a former Rogers High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 8:04 a.m.

Pride in heritage on display at Stevens Elementary Cultural Awareness Night

The students and families at Stevens Elementary School found something special to celebrate Thursday evening: themselves.

UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Spokane Symphony brings musical delight to 900 young students

Music worked a little transformative magic Tuesday morning at the Fox Theater. For one enchanting hour, the Spokane Symphony morphed itself into a swing band, complete with singers, dancers and …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

$60,000 split among top students in Spokane County; Lewis and Clark represented in each category

Connor Cremers only remembers one lesson from his kindergarten class. It was a math lesson with snowmen. He was hooked. Recognized as the top science student in Spokane County, he …

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:36 a.m.

Lewis and Clark student’s survey helps persuade committee to delay new sex ed curriculum for Spokane Public Schools

With the ongoing debate over how Spokane students should be taught sex education, a senior from Lewis and Clark High School sat down Wednesday and delivered her research project that …

UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Rogers student Derek Tran goes from cooking class to top prize

Derek Tran’s rise to the top was astonishingly fast. The Rogers High School senior starting cooking only last year and was named the top culinary student in Washington this year.

Experts to discuss suicide prevention at North Central High School

A panel of experts will speak March 29 at North Central High School during the school district’s second annual Community Suicide Prevention Symposium. The event also will feature a resource …

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools teachers achieve national standards certification

Spokane Public Schools has announced 51 teachers have achieved the 2017 National Board Certification.

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 …

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.

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 …