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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Shelley Redinger withdraws from consideration as Scottsdale schools chief

For now at least, Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger isn’t going anywhere.


Scottsdale school district defers decision on whether to hire Redinger as superintendent

After eight hours of interviews with stakeholders and a three-hour executive session Friday night, the Scottsdale Unified School District board was unable to decide on a superintendent from a three-person …


Top 6 at Future Business Leaders regional conference advance to state

High school FBLA students


Education notebook: Heart month spotlight on Liberty teacher Molly Gentry

The Liberty School District in Spangle is celebrating National Heart Month by honoring sixth-grade teacher Molly Gentry, who survived a major heart attack last summer.


St. Mary’s Catholic School’s robotics team repeats at state; preps for world festival

Maddie Miner, along with Julia Barr, Katherine Kovich and Grace Dierks, are members of the St. Mary’s Robotics Club. And the four-member team Lego Superheroes is hoping to build on …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Spokane Public Schools board weighs options as it considers new levy

The Spokane Public Schools board of directors crunched a lot of numbers Wednesday night, but board members want to see a few more before deciding whether to put a supplemental …


Spokane Public Schools may seek new levy to ease budget woes

Spokane Public Schools may consider asking voters to raise property taxes to offset budget deficits created by state government changes to school funding along with pay raises given in 2018.


Is Spokane Public Schools superintendent leaving? Answer could come by Friday

Shelley Redinger, Spokane schools superintendent, is a finalist for a similar job in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is an applicant for the superintendent job in Nashville, Tennessee.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Bill would expand free lunches to all students in Washington schools where 62.5% already qualify

Children in schools with a high percentage of low-income students would all get free breakfast and lunch while at school, under a bill moving through the Legislature.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

DreamBox computer learning bolsters Westview student achievement

Students in Nikki Carney’s second-grade class are adding and subtracting three-digit numbers with ease. And not just any three-digit numbers. These involve carrying and borrowing – tasks that would test …


You don’t need to be a student to take part in new Cagli program

Previously under Gonzaga University, a study abroad in Cagli, Italy, will reboot this summer as an independent program. The longtime Cagli cultural-communication immersion program is now open to any adult …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

‘We live on a finite planet’: Gonzaga students hold sit-in to push university to divest from fossil fuel industry

A group of students donned bright orange, held up signs and chanted “make my degree fossil-free” during a “sit-in” for National Divestment Day on Thursday. Fossil Free Gonzaga, a student …


Spokane County libraries lets cardholders flip through digital magazine rack

There are a lot of interesting magazines out there, but subscribing to several of them at once is a cost-prohibitive prospect for many. But people living in the Spokane County …


WVSD’s longtime Deputy Superintendent Doug Matson to retire at end of school year

West Valley School District Deputy Superintendent Doug Matson has announced he plans to retire at the end of the school year, bringing his 31 years career with the district to …


Logan Elementary paraeducator, SPS print shop lead operator recognized for distinction

Logan Elementary paraeducator Hannah Alaskar and print shop lead operator Mark Kelly were two of four people recently named Distinguished Classified Employees for 2019-2020 by Spokane Public Schools.


University High School’s second semester honor roll for 2019-20 school year

University High School in the Central Valley School District in Spokane Valley has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2019-20 school year. The


Shadle Park High School student gets nod from Gov. Jay Inslee for welding prowess

As Gov. Jay Inslee talked about apprenticeships and technical education during his State of the State speech, he turned toward Olivia Perkins and beckoned her to stand. “My dad thought …


Horizon Middle School’s second quarter 2019-20 honor roll

Horizon Middle School in Spokane Valley has announced its second quarter honor roll for the 2019-20 school year.


Education notebook: Middle schools in CVSD collect over 6 tons of food

Central Valley School District middle schools have collected 13,117 pounds of food through their “Fill the Bus” food drive


West Valley High School’s first semester honor roll for 2019-20 school year

West Valley High School has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2019-20 school year. The eligible students are listed alphabetically by grade and GPA. Seniors


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

$11.8M Central Valley School District levy likely to pass with fewer than 200 ballots left to count

The Central Valley School District’s one-year, $11.8 million supplemental levy is likely to pass, with more than 51% of residents voting “yes” and about 175 ballots left to count as …


Borrowing costs depend on college status, study finds

Borrowers expect their income or credit history to send their loan costs up or down. Few, however, expect lenders to judge them based on what college they went to. But …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Central Valley School District levy narrowly leads; East Valley levies approved

Initial results from Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake’s school elections showed that East Valley School District voters approved two levies and Central Valley had a narrow lead.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

‘Activist in residence’ teaches EWU students about immigrant rights

This year’s EWU “activist in residence” is Lili Navarrete, an alumna of the university who immigrated to Spokane from Mexico City in 1988. She is the director of public affairs …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

EWU therapeutic recreation program gives students tools to help others

The recreational program at EWU is hands-on and prepares students to use recreational activities to help patients achieve physical and mental goals.


Bills would permit Native students to wear tribal regalia for graduation

Native American students would be able to wear tribal regalia and items of cultural significance at their graduation ceremonies this year, under two bills moving through the Legislature.


Riverside School District sees first enrollment growth in 20 years

Something new and exciting happened in the Riverside School District this school year: Enrollment grew for the first time in 20 years.


Assistant secretary, custodian in Spokane Public Schools honored for excellence

Ridgeview Elementary assistant secretary Angela Hayes and Willard Elementary head custodian Dale Floyd were two of four people recently named Distinguished Classified Employees for 2019-20 by Spokane Public Schools. The …


Citizen Journal: County libraries’ Reading Buddy Program needs volunteers

My wife comes home every Tuesday and gushes about two second-graders. She says they make her whole week seem brighter. Due to the shortage of volunteers at the Spokane County …


East Valley Middle School first semester honor roll for 2019-20 school year

East Valley Middle School has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2019-20 school year.