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Retiring teacher Mike Cantlon has been a gift to Spokane’s gifted students

After almost four decades as a teacher, Mike Cantlon still doesn’t have all the answers. But he does know the right questions – provocative, open-ended ones that bring out the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

No-Li Brewery gives Rogers High School $12,000 for new football uniforms

Rogers High School has a lot to celebrate these days, and a Spokane brewery is helping.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Shooting threats prompt schools to weigh risks, notifications and lockdowns

Spokane Public Schools officials take every social media shooting threat seriously. But serious enough to close school or order a lockdown? That’s a tougher call.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Salk Middle School ‘running normally’ after posted threat

The routine at Salk Middle School was barely affected by a potential shooting threat posted on social media, principal Peter Elzey said Friday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

Proposed sex ed curriculum for Spokane schools ‘at step one’ in revised development process

Spokane Public Schools officials hope to have a sex education curriculum in place for middle-schoolers before the end of the year.


Homeless but not hopeless: Spokane high school students overcome the odds

Hundreds of high school students in Spokane are trying to beat homelessness as they try to build a better future. For the past four years, Spokane Public Schools has been …


Lewis and Clark strives to regain balance after shooting threat rattled families and led to students missing school

Like their students, local school officials are trying to finish strong. At Lewis and Clark High School on Thursday, the staff was craving normalcy. A day earlier, the school was …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Felony charges expected against student accused of threatening to shoot up Lewis and Clark High School

Spokane police will seek criminal charges against an LC student suspected of making threats of a school shooting that gripped the downtown high school this week.


Transition programs offer post-graduation life skills

June is a special time of year for all graduates, and that includes the students graduating from Spokane Public Schools’ Secondary Transition Program for disabled students.


Paid job just Project Search student Aries Barry’s first step in drive for independence

After several successful internships, Project Search graduate Aries Barry has achieved the first of many goals by landing a paid job in the kitchen at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute.


Community School senior: Mom made her strong and mom’s doctor inspired her career choice

India Smith defines herself as someone who plans to change the world in one way or another. As a young African-American woman, Smith has faced adversity her entire life. However, …


Flexible schedule in homeschooling made a difference, TEC at Bryant senior Joseph Greenburg says

For most middle and high schoolers, their day consists of waking up at 6 a.m., going to school for seven hours five days a week, then returning home to crank …


Beyond academic rigors, Lewis and Clark senior Thorne Garvin finds time for service

Lewis and Clark senior Thorne Garvin starts his average school day taking math classes at Gonzaga University, after which he heads to the Tigers’ downtown campus where he finishes the …


Senior Sophia Votava gains leadership skills at Shadle Park High

At first glance, Sophia Votava may appear to be the definition of an over-involved high school student.


Camera key as Keynin Battle gains momentum through Images program

Keynin Battle already has been attending college classes through Spokane Falls Community College and hopes to become a landscape photographer.


Writing club adds dimension to Rogers High senior Jamie Cahill’s studies

For the past two years Jamie Cahill, a senior at Rogers High School, and the members of the Writers United club have been meeting every Wednesday after school to share …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Fear, frustration grip Lewis and Clark students after threats target school

Less than three months ago, hundreds of Lewis and Clark students emptied classrooms to protest gun violence. Hundreds of those same students stayed home after the threat of violence came …


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 …