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Education Notebook: Local partnership salutes students

Banner Bank and the Spokane Indians have awarded local high school graduates with $500 scholarships for their academic achievements. The scholarships were also given to the students based on their …


21 Idaho districts unilaterally set contracts for teachers

BOISE – At least 21 Idaho school districts are unilaterally imposing contract terms on teachers this week, after failing to reach agreement with local teachers unions – an option for …


Schedules in EVSD will be changing

East Valley School District students will have different schedules next year. The district is changing its transportation and class schedule to help bus students to Continuous Curriculum School and to …


Education Notebook: Third-grader wins state contest

Tristan Krzyzanek, a third-grader at Prairie View Elementary School in the Mead School District, has a love for science and building things that’s out of this world. His passion recently …


Summer meal program

The Spokane Public Schools District’s free summer meal program, which offers free breakfast and lunch, will begin Monday. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday, through Aug. 23, unless otherwise …


Free summer meals available for children

With the end of school, many low-income children may not have an opportunity for a hot lunch or breakfast. School districts in the area will offer breakfast and lunch at …


Odyssey stages student play

Eighth-graders in the Spokane Public Schools Odyssey Program had the opportunity to get out of the classroom and get up on the stage in their performance of “Beyond the Mountains,” …


Getting There: EWU students’ device to help investigate wrecks

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office may soon be able to pinpoint the exact speed a vehicle was going when it crashed thanks to a device created by four Eastern Washington …


Spokane Public Schools avoids further cuts

Spokane Public Schools’ budget situation for the 2012-’13 school year is better than it has been in almost a decade, meaning there will be no layoff notices or agonizing decisions …


Gardening: Students, golf courses connect for day of learning

There’s nothing quite like a field trip to make classroom lessons come alive. Recently, about 50 students from local schools spent a day on the beautiful grounds of the Spokane …


Washtucna student claims principal sat on him as punishment

The principal of the tiny Washtucna School in Adams County is facing a criminal investigation after a 14-year-old boy said the man sat on him as punishment. The Adams County …


Spotlight: Impressive lineup set for Sandpoint

A swanky cocktail lounge. A dance with Mr. Jones. A trip into the danger zone. All this and more are on tap this summer as the Festival at Sandpoint celebrates …


Education Notebook: NWC band plans spring craft fair

The Northwest Christian Schools Crusader band department will hold its first spring craft fair at the High School Activity Center, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. …


Redinger brings fresh direction, expectations to District 81

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – When people in Spokane were asked what they wanted to see in the next superintendent of Spokane Public Schools, they came up with a laundry list of …


Superintendents of Spokane Public Schools through the years

• June 1888-Feb. 1889 Bruce Wolverton • Feb. 1889-June 1889 E.C. Houston • July 1889-June 1899 David Bemiss • July 1899-June 1903 J.F. Saylor • July 1903-June 1908 J.A. Tormey …


Community School helps students with bikes

Riding her new purple bike, Holmes Elementary fifth-grader Bryanna Coopersmith patiently waited her turn last month during Community School’s Bike Closet mobile bike clinic at the school. Bryanna and nine …


Cheney Jazz Band named champions in Mead festival

The Cheney High School Jazz Band shared their musical talent at the Mead Jazz Festival in March and impressed the judges, coming home overall sweepstakes champions. The Jazz Band is …


Curriculum hooks up with Trout in the Classroom

Trout are spawning a watershed of educational opportunities for Spokane County kids. A thousand fertilized rainbow eggs divvied out to 10 elementary schools have hatched a semester of lessons in …


Rockin’ Art fundraiser for public schools this Friday

The Spokane Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Rockin’ Art fundraiser Friday. Works of art created by students, teachers and local artists are on display and up for purchase. …


Education Notes: Ferris to perform ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Ferris High School drama students will perform the William Shakespeare comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” in the school’s auditorium today, Friday and May 11-12 at 7 p.m. The show …


No guns found in home of student in shooting plot

Spokane police found no guns or school maps Tuesday in the home of a 16-year-old boy accused of planning a shooting at North Central High School.


Teen accused of plotting massacre at North Central High

A 16-year-old boy was arrested today for allegedly plotting a “Columbine-style shooting” at North Central High School.


Lack of emphasis on cursive has many debating

Cursive writing, the elegant hand used to write the Constitution and other historic documents, was also the script most great-grandparents used to record their thoughts. But young people today might …


Education Notebook: Fifth-grader wins poster contest

Megan Anderson, a fifth-grader at Springdale Elementary School, was chosen to represent Washington state with her poster in the national Bring Our Missing Children Home art contest. This is the …


Spokane couple providing learning foundation in Malawi

Most classrooms in Spokane County look the same. Walk in and you’ll see rows of desks and chairs, a whiteboard, stacks of textbooks and cups filled with pencils. But when …


Community School caters to creativity

Something “dramatically different” changed the campus – and mission – at Havermale High School. Havermale, an alternative high school since the 1980s, had helped struggling students graduate. In the fall …


Education Notebook: National honor for All Saints teacher

Kolleen Murray, a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at All Saints Catholic School, 3510 E. 18th Ave., recently received the 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award from the National Catholic Educational Association. In …


Education Notes: Rogers High to stage ‘Charlie Brown’ play

Rogers High School drama students will perform “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” beginning Friday at 7 p.m. in the school theater. Additional performances are Saturday at 2 p.m., and …


Education Notebook: NWC stages musical play for spring

Northwest Christian Schools drama students will perform “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” tonight at 7 in the Northwest Christian High School Chapel, 5104 E. Bernhill Road in Colbert.


School Notes: Friendly competition nets about $7,000 for cancer

On Feb. 1, the staffs at Mt. Spokane and Mead high schools, along with Mountainside and Northwood middle schools, came together for a friendly game of hoops in the Hoops …