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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Two more social media threats cap ‘challenging week’ at Shadle Park High

A “very challenging week” at Shadle Park High School ended Friday with Spokane police dealing with two more social media threats and identifying those responsible.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5:45 p.m.

Franklin Elementary placed under brief lockdown on reports of man with a gun in the area

Franklin Elementary School on the South Hill was put under a brief and partial lockdown Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Shadle Park High School under brief lockdown following student’s threats

A Shadle Park High School student was arrested inside a classroom Wednesday after Spokane police say he threatened to shoot up the school.


Spokane school officials drop annual Band and Strings Spectacular concert at Arena

Citing logistical and educational reasons, Spokane Public Schools is shelving its biggest musical event, the Band and Strings Spectacular featuring fifth- and sixth-graders.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Despite shutdown, funds still available for school lunch programs

At least for now, schoolchildren from low-income families in Spokane and the rest of the nation won’t be going hungry because of the partial shutdown of the federal government.


Propelled by hard work, Spokane high school graduation rates continue to trend upward

So what’s driving the higher graduation rates in Spokane high schools?


Youth Spotlight: Community School students teach English to refugees

Tasked in a school project with studying the worldwide refugee crisis, Cierra Morris, Ashlin O’Kelly, Shea Handelman and Katelyn Devine went beyond the script by engaging refugees who work at …


Partnership between school’s Mark Anderson, city’s Rick Romero led to landmark school and library bonds

It probably won’t be a bestseller, but Mark Anderson and Rick Romero just wrote the book on local intergovernmental cooperation.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Father alleges autistic daughter abused, injured at Shadle Park High School

A severely autistic teenage girl endured severe physical abuse this year while being held in an unpadded room at Shadle Park High School, her father alleges.


Credibility concerns led to ‘no’ vote on last chance for downtown stadium location

There were no cheers after Wednesday night’s decision by the Spokane Public Schools board to build a new stadium at the current Joe Albi site. There were plenty of regrets, …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:33 a.m.

Spokane parents can now track their kids on school bus

On board Durham buses taking Spokane Public Schools students to class this year is a tracker that allows parents to monitor in real time the whereabouts of their child’s bus.


Library laptops for students taking hold: Lending refurbished computers has goal of ‘digital equity’

Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Public Library are partnering to offer refurbished computers that SPS students can check out from their local library.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

School board quashes downtown location, votes to build new stadium on Joe Albi site

For many years to come, the Friday night lights will continue to shine in northwest Spokane.


Faulty air ventilation motor to blame for evacuation of Chase Middle School

Kids and staff at Chase Middle School were forced to evacuate Wednesday morning after smoke poured out from the school’s ventilation system.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Spokane school board to hear new sports stadium proposal

Board members have agreed to hear a new proposal Wednesday night from the Spokane Sports Commission and the Spokane Public Facilities District for an enhanced Sportsplex and indoor stadium.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Spokane Public Schools board still divided over details, location of new stadium

After a 45-minute discussion Wednesday night, the Spokane Public Schools board voted 3-2 to hear a proposal next week from the Spokane Public Facilities District for a Sportsplex that also …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Commission floats idea for Spokane schools to integrate football arena into Sportsplex

The Spokane Sports Commission is floating the idea of combining its soon-to-be-built Sportsplex with a new downtown indoor stadium for high school football.


Spokane schools serving up lunches made with local food

At Jefferson Elementary School, the lunch scene changed forever a few years ago when one child learned the hard way that chicken nuggets were no longer on the menu.


Spokane student overcomes severe anxiety to pursue college aspirations

Lydia Barrett has overcome social anxiety to excel in high school and amass college credits.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:27 a.m.

Spokane School Board approves new sex ed curriculum

A better-developed sex education curriculum was worth waiting for, the Spokane Public Schools board was told Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

Sex ed curriculum poised for adoption in Spokane schools

Spokane Public Schools is on the verge of adopting a sex education curriculum for ninth-graders.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Spokane police arrest teen who threatened middle school students

The teen, whose name was not released, allegedly made the threat to several middle school students following an argument, police said in a news release.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: School Board should be leery of ignoring a loud, clear vote on the downtown stadium

The Spokane Public Schools board should heed the wishes of voters who rejected building an outdoor stadium in downtown Spokane.


$495 million Spokane Public Schools bond: Digging into the details

Tuesday’s election answered a big question for Spokane Public Schools, but it posed a few more.


Advisory vote in on new stadium location, ball passes to school board’s court

By an almost two-to-one margin, voters preferred to build a new 5,000-seat stadium at the current Albi site, instead of new site on the north bank that was pushed by …


With songs and letters, Sacajawea Middle School students thank veterans for their service

Veterans Day came three days early at Sacajawea Middle School, but none too soon for Army veteran Steve Swenson.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Social media threat against Lewis and Clark High School targeted two female students, one who would be ‘first victim to go,’ court documents say

The latest round of social media threats against Lewis and Clark High School specifically mentioned two underage female students, one who would be the “first victim to go.”


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Spokane police ask feds for help to crack social media threat case against Lewis and Clark High School

While Spokane police continue to investigate a social media threat made against Lewis and Clark High School, staff and students are simply trying to cope.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Spokane voters supporting $495 million school bond with 67 percent approval

A landmark $495 million construction bond for Spokane Public Schools appeared to be on its way to passage Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Police presence greets Lewis and Clark High School students after Instagram threat

Spokane police continue to investigate a threat to Lewis and Clark High School student posted on Instagram