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Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

SEATTLE – Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school – though the celebrity couple say they’re not focused on the politically charged school choice issue and undeterred by challenges that have plagued Washington state’s charter sector.

Spokane Public Schools board looks at levy options in 2021

Two of the district’s major goals – restoring lost programs and rebuilding its fund balance – aren’t mutually exclusive, but attaining both has become problematic amid the economic recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom.

Homeless children in Spokane struggle to keep up during distance learning

Distance learning has been tough on all students across the region, but those without a permanent shelter face additional challenges. Homeless students already are at greater risk of falling behind in class, and the pandemic has only heightened those concerns for educators and parents. 

SPS takes first step toward levy

Spokane Public Schools is taking the first steps toward asking voters to approve up to a $200 million, three-year replacement levy in February.

US to ship millions of tests in push to reopen K-12 schools

President Donald Trump planned to announce Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urging governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

SPS discusses legislative priorities

Facing uncertain state funding because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spokane Public Schools nevertheless struck a hopeful tone this week as it looks ahead to the next session of the state Legislature.