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Tuesday, October 27, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane community colleges get extra $4.3 million boost from CARES Act

Gov. Jay Inslee dedicated $44 million in federal coronavirus assistance to Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges, and a state education board distributed it based on a formula that tracked enrollment declines and other factors, according to the Community Colleges of Spokane.

Washington, Idaho colleges to receive $281 million from federal stimulus package

At least half of that money will go directly to students in the form of emergency grants to help with tuition, child care, technology and other needs. Schools will have some discretion in how they spend the rest, although officials at several Eastern Washington institutions say they’re awaiting clarification from the U.S. Department of Education on what kinds of expenditures will be permitted.

Family Fun: Step into fun and education at DanceFest

Dance lovers, sashay your way to Spokane Community College on Saturday. DanceFest celebrates its 20th year with a day of classes and performances, and festival coordinator Gail Bongiovanni promises lots of variety.

SCC welcomes students back with peaceful ceremony led by Tibetan Buddhist monks

Spokane Community College will begin the school year by bringing focus to world peace with the help of Tibetan Buddhist monks. Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will gather at noon Tuesday for SCC’s Welcome Week opening ceremony to consecrate the Lair Student Center before beginning the precise creation of a mandala sand painting.

Spokane community college students face child care rate hikes

Four days a week, before heading to classes at Spokane Falls Community College, Amanda Miller drops off her 2-year-old daughter at a day care center on campus. As a single mother and college student who earns minimum wage tutoring her peers, Miller, 27, is grateful that she has access to affordable child care in a county where average rates