Stories tagged: Spokane Public Schools
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
The young people of Spokane talked politics this week, and they managed to do it without a trace of nastiness.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Roosevelt Elementary School principal Laura Franks delivered a single spank to an unruly kindergarten student on the morning of Sept. 13. It led to her resignation the next day, according …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
Early classes are designed to give students taking a full-load of college preparatory classes, which includes two years of a foreign language, an extra period. But some administrators worry that …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
With a little of the old and a little of the new, modernized Franklin Elementary sparkles with fresh life
The Franklin Elementary School Modernization and Addition is just one of many projects paid for by the $205 million bond Spokane voters approved in 2015. At $26 million it’s not …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 10:37 p.m.
Five women from the Westboro Baptist Church met a wave of unified opposition in Spokane as counterprotesters turned out in droves Thursday to support soldiers, environmentalists, members of the LGBT …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
Shaw Middle School substitute Steve Cook may have died without next-of-kin, but he wasn’t without friends.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 7:38 p.m.
Steven Lynn Cook, 55, died Wednesday morning after going into cardiac arrest, according to Spokane Public Schools officials. He was substitute teaching.
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018
Building a great school is about building relationships, and Gina Naccarato-Keele has done both at Linwood Elementary School.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018
The Arena has been a fixture since 1995. And now a new indoor sportsplex on the north bank of the Spokane River is nearing the design phase.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
Two special programs that serve opposite ends of Spokane Public Schools’ broad collection of students stand to gain more space and traction as voters decide on a
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 4 a.m.
Lewis and Clark High School is the last Spokane Public School without a central place for students to eat lunch. A bond on the November ballot would change that.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 11:26 a.m.
Roosevelt Elementary School’s principal resigned after less than a month on the job.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
Welcome to Glover Middle School, where the principal doesn’t wear a button-down shirt because his office is too warm, where students recently went five days without hot water and where …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 4 a.m.
The $495 million bond proposal voters will consider in the Nov. 6 election would create three new middle schools, replace three other middle schools, pay for a new
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 4 a.m.
The $495 million school Spokane Public Schools bond on the Nov. 6 ballot offers many things, but the biggest is a reduction in classroom size for kindergarten through third grade. …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
This summer, Spokane Public Schools’ board formally adopted the Shadle Park aerospace technology pilot program as an approved curriculum.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 5 a.m.
Even as they become increasingly necessary to daily life, cellphones in the classroom are a growing distraction. Spokane teachers are searching for a response.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
The ongoing partnership between the city and Spokane Public Schools may produce a bigger and better dog park, with longer trails and less conflict with neighbors.
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018
Thanks to dozens of volunteers, the Walking School Bus helps young children – those who live too close to school for a conventional bus ride – find their way safely …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
After delivering large pay raises for teachers and other staff, Spokane Public Schools administrators are now looking to shrink the size of its workforce.
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018
Like coffee and pop, any Spokane fifth-grader can buy caffeinated drinks legally at any supermarket or quick stop, no questions asked.
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018
North Central High School student Myah Rodriguez overcame childhood cancer to become a leader with a bright future.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 5 a.m.
Almost one in six teens in Spokane County uses e-cigarettes. At the same time, teen use of alcohol and cigarettes has declined dramatically.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:17 a.m.
Around the nation, this is Attendance Awareness Month – not that educators in Spokane need any reminding. In the Spokane Public Schools last year, chronic absenteeism – defined as missing …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
The irony isn’t lost on the state’s school districts, teachers and the public they serve: that the $2 billion windfall created by the landmark McCleary court decision has reaped a …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Central Valley School District teachers moved swiftly and decisively to approve a new salary contract Friday afternoon.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
On Wednesday morning at Cooper Elementary School, new kindergartners brought their essential supplies, all stuffed in their backpacks. So did their parents – straight from a tissue box.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
After Spokane Public Schools and the Mead School District agreed this week to large pay raises for their teachers, the teachers union for Central Valley School District hopes to get …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
At Roosevelt Elementary, the first day of school was as shiny and new as a fire truck.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
Capping a first day of school like no other, Spokane Public Schools teachers ratified a new contract Thursday night that will raise their salaries by an average of 13.3 percent.