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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.
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.
Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau says the district will remain in a remote learning model for the rest of the current semester because of an increase in COVID-19 cases
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.
As kindergartners returned to classes full time this week, Adam Swinyard liked what he saw.
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.
Spokane Public Schools is taking the first steps toward asking voters to approve up to a $200 million, three-year replacement levy in February.
The back half of 2020 remains a horrible time to own a hotel in downtown Spokane.
Things aren’t trending well for in-person learning in the Coeur d’Alene School District.
Spokane Public Schools will continue to take a measured approach to reopening schools, Superintendent Adam Swinyard said Tuesday.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the plight of many minority students and their families, a statewide panel of African American educators agreed during a webinar this week.
Students in Coeur d’Alene Public Schools will begin attending school in person every day beginning Oct. 5 after its board of trustees approved the move in a special meeting early Friday.
The first step is often the hardest, especially when you’re walking a tightrope in front of a skeptical audience.
After ending one school year and starting a new one with their students learning at home or other remote locations, educators said state officials need to learn lessons and fix problems that are likely to continue.
To walk into the new commons at Lewis and Clark High School is to feel the light.
For parents ready to tear their hair out at the prospect of another year of distance learning, help is everywhere.
Ready for school in the midst of a pandemic?
For Spokane Public Schools and Aryn Ziehnert, the timing couldn’t be better.