Stories tagged: Spokane Public Schools
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
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.
The so-called “Piggyback Bandit” has returned to Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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
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 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
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Incumbent school board member Mike Wiser beat challenger Jennifer Thomas in Spokane’s only contested board race.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
In anticipation of moving sixth grade students into middle school, Spokane Public Schools is looking to build three new middle schools.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
A new report on Spokane Public Schools discipline data shows a spike in suspensions and expulsions in the first 40 days of school.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
As schools face a nation-wide teacher shortage, Washington looks to certify para educators through expedited training.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
A month into the new school year, Spokane Public Schools’ projected enrollment is off by 258 students.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
Whoever becomes Spokane Public Schools newest board member will inherit a slough of thorny and difficult questions. And while both candidates running for that honor have similar goals and concerns, …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Spokane council and school board candidates talk issues during forum with three weeks left until election
Spokane city council and school board candidates mingled with voters, disagreed thoughtfully and learned a few things about the city they hope to represent at a candidate forum Tuesday evening.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
Mandy Manning, Spokane educator for refugees and immigrants, named Washington state teacher of the year
Ferris High School teacher Mandy Manning was named the 2018 Washington State teacher of the year in September. Manning teaches English and math to refugee and immigrant students.
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Some campus resource officers have asked Spokane Public Schools to train and arm them with guns. However, the proposal won’t go anywhere. At least not until the next scheduled bargaining …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools newest board member was sworn in Wednesday.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 5 a.m.
Across the Spokane-region students met with school staff to start and try to process last week’s school shooting.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
The events at Freeman High School last week represent the fundamental challenge of school security: balancing the public nature of schools with safety and security.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
The day before a Freeman High School shooting that killed one student and injured three others, the rural school district conducted a routine lockdown drill. The drills are required monthly …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
In the wake of Wednesday’s shooting at Freeman High School, kids will be looking to their parents for reassurance and help making sense of the tragedy.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Brian Newberry, a former commander at Fairchild Air Force Base is Spokane’s newest school board member.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
The Spokane Public Schools board of directors has narrowed their list of applicants for a vacant board seat to seven.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
With smoke draping the ground and hot, summer conditions persisting well into September, many schools are cranking up the AC this week.