Stories tagged: Spokane Public Schools
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Critics question Spokane Public Schools’ rejection of proposed sex education curriculum
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 prepares to ask voters for levy in February
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.
Strengths, weaknesses identified in Spokane special education programs
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
With changing times, Spokane’s marching bands fall out of step
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 schools won’t adopt Planned Parenthood sex education plan
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 Mike Wiser beats out challenger in Spokane Public Schools only contested board race
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.
Three new middle schools planned as Spokane Public Schools prepares for sixth-grade influx
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.
Spike in Spokane schools discipline linked to turbulent year, school officials say
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
Projected enrollment off by more 258 this year at Spokane Public Schools
A month into the new school year, Spokane Public Schools’ projected enrollment is off by 258 students.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
Responding to teacher shortage, Washington schools look to expedite training
As schools face a nation-wide teacher shortage, Washington looks to certify para educators through expedited training.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
In Spokane School Board race, it’s the hot-button issues that divide the candidates
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.
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.
Spokane schools campus resource officers ask for guns
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 swears in newest board member
Spokane Public Schools newest board member was sworn in Wednesday.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 5 a.m.
Area schools respond, adapt to Freeman tragedy
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.
Freeman shooting highlights difficulty of keeping schools secure
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.
Washington requires students, staff to train monthly for emergencies
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.
Kids needs reassurance, empathy after Freeman High School shooting
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.
Former Fairchild Air Force Base commander joins Spokane school board
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.
Spokane school board draws closer to filling vacant seat
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 heat and smoke blanketing region Spokane-area schools crank up the AC
With smoke draping the ground and hot, summer conditions persisting well into September, many schools are cranking up the AC this week.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Spokane schools keeping kids indoors because of hazardous wildfire smoke
Spokane schools are canceling sports practices and keeping students indoors to protect them from the hazardous wildfire smoke that has blanketed the region.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5 a.m.
Lessons from the past: A Spokane teacher’s journey from trauma to mentorship
A classroom and a teacher gave Elizabeth Coyote respite from the violence and insecurity of her home, and ultimately put her on the path to becoming a teacher. Now, as …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Spokane schools’ budget to grow 7.2 percent, majority of money earmarked for teachers
The Spokane Public Schools’ budget will grow by 7.2 percent with much of that money going toward teachers and teaching supports.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Marshallese students build traditional sailing boat in summer class
On Tuesday, 10 Shaw Middle School students launched a traditional Marshallese outrigger sailboat they’d built into the calm waters of Fish Lake.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Poor, minority families often left out of education discussions
For many low-income and minority families, getting involved with the school system can be a struggle. Tight budgets, odd work hours and the sometimes bureaucratic systems keep some families at …
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Before summer ends, ease back into a school routine
It’s still summertime but mid-August introduces a ripe time for some back-to-school readiness. Children benefit from a slow return to structured routines, such as going back to an earlier and …