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North Spokane Library offers reading camp

Camp Read-a-Rama, the new addition to Spokane County Library District’s summer reading program, is a weekly half-day summer camp with a different theme each week based on a children’s book …


Betz Elementary in Cheney recognized for educational improvement

Betz Elementary in the Cheney School District was recently given a Washington State Recognized School award for showing significant growth in reading, math and attendance.


Education notebook: Area students shine in Holocaust Center for Humanity contest

Several Spokane students recently took first, second and third place in the Holocaust Center for Humanity’s 2019 Writing, Art and Film contest, held at the Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for …


Education notebook: North Wall sixth-grader wins 2 awards at National Invention Convention

Hannah Swanson, a sixth-grader at North Wall School in Spokane, made a spectacle of herself in a winning way at the National Invention Convention in Dearborn, Michigan, in May.


University High student wins 5th Avenue Theatre award for outstanding leading actor

University High School’s production of the musical “Big Fish” this spring caught the eye of the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, which nominated the Spokane Valley school for more than …


Free summer meals available across Spokane County for youths

Area schools and nonprofit groups are offering free summer meals for youths around Spokane County.


Mead School District is ‘one of the lucky ones’: EPA grant helps with purchase of five more new buses

Mead School District Transportation Director Brian Liberg has been busy using grant money from the state and federal government to get old school buses, some dating back as far as …


Ferris, Lewis and Clark, Clarkston DECA teams win first place at state; Rogers’ Andre Ramsey elected president

DECA students from Eastern Washington competed and presented projects in the state competition in March and qualified for the national competition at the International Career Development Conference held in Orlando, …


Education notebook: Whitworth, Gonzaga announce Act Six award recipients

Gonzaga and Whitworth universities have announced their eight choices for this year’s Act Six scholarship recipients.


Education notebook: Regional High School Art Show announces awards

The Northeast Washington Education Service District 101 has announced the awards for the Regional High School Art Show.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 11:31 a.m.

East Valley High School announces first semester 2018-19 honor roll

East Valley High School in Spokane Valley has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


East Valley Middle School announces its first semester 2018-19 honor roll

East Valley Middle School has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


Spokane County Library District helping build love of books through Reading Buddy program for children

The sound of pages turning and the buzz of happy readers filled a Pasadena Park Elementary classroom as the Spokane County Library District’s Reading Buddy Program was underway recently.


Eastern Washington’s state DECA qualifiers ready and eager to compete at next level

Students from the Spokane area will begin participating in the Washington State DECA competition that begins today in Bellevue, competing in nearly 60 categories devoted to marketing, finance, entrepreneurship and …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Thespian competition offers opportunity for high school students to showcase, hone craft

High school students from Eastern Washington recently gathered at the Washington Thespian Individual Event East Regional Competition at Lewis and Clark High School to showcase their theater chops. Dozens of …


Education notebook: Mead School District hunts for new superintendent

Mead School District is in search of a new superintendent following the retirement announcement of Tom Rockefeller, who served as superintendent for 13 years during is 41-year career in education.


Evergreen Middle School announces its second quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year

Evergreen Middle School in the Central Valley School District has announced its second quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


University High School announces winter quarter honor roll for 2018-19 school year

University High School of Central Valley School District has announced its winter quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

DeVos says she won’t take action on funding to arm teachers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training.


Bringing on the brass

Tuba time: Central Valley High School marching band freshman Zane Bresko plays the contra tuba on the first day of practice Monday. The band was inside the school’s field house …


School supply drives underway and back-to-school event planned – all for the kids

Several local organizations hold school supply drives every year to hand out free supplies to students who need them, but the Mission Community Outreach Center has chosen to focus on …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Lawmakers to court: We did what you ordered on school reforms

Committee says the Legislature has complied with state Supreme Court order to meet its duty and give adequate financial support to public schools.