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Tentative deal reached in Central Valley School District teachers’ contract negotiations

After weeks of slow progress in salary negotiations, the Central Valley School District and its teachers’ union sprinted to the finish line Monday night to reach a tentative agreement on …


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: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 1:42 p.m.

As school year kicks off, district looks to a safer, healthier student commute

From programs encouraging kids to walk and stricter enforcement of reduced speed zones, to educating children about bicycle safety and better engineering of crosswalks and sidewalks, Spokane is pushing for …


Why teacher strikes aren’t legal, yet happen anyway

OLYMPIA – Teacher strikes are not legal under Washington law. That doesn’t stop them from happening, although it sometimes stops them from continuing. The problem with that law, say Republican …


Spokane schools, like most, opt out of survey questions about sex

Spokane schools are shying away from asking teens the tough questions about sex. They are not alone; two-thirds of schools in Washington opted out of a survey that asks if …


Teachers’ attorney says investigative records should stay sealed

OLYMPIA – Spokane Public Schools should not release records of investigations into unproven allegations against two teachers, even if it removes their names, because identifying them from the documents is …


Smaller school districts adapting best to new lunch regulations

Cooks hustled around the kitchen at Cheney High School on Wednesday preparing a vegetarian lunch feast: fresh salad dressings, hot potato wedges, baked macaroni and cheese, roasted cauliflower and lentil …


Spokane Public Schools district software pays big dividends

Network administrators for the Spokane Public Schools district spent $104,000 in 2009 to slash energy consumption on 10,000 of its 13,000 computers. The money purchased a software installation that shuts …


Spokane Schools wants to charge for public records

OLYMPIA – Faced with a rapidly growing number of requests for public records, Spokane Public Schools wants to charge the public for the cost of locating and preparing those records. …


Voters have one more day to cast ballots

Voters in nine Spokane area school districts and the city of Spokane have tax measures they are being asked to cast ballots on by Tuesday evening.


Boy’s favor for sister turns heavy

Erik Jackson ran cold water over his sore, blistered hands when he came home late from Rogers High School on Thursday. The freshman’s school bus driver wouldn’t let him on …