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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Jenny Slagle, Kevin Morrison win seats on Spokane School Board

Nikki Lockwood takes a 2,280-vote lead over Katey Treloar in the race for Spokane Public Schools board Position 1.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Differences, money drive Spokane school board candidates as election approaches

Candidates for three open Spokane Public Schools board seats are drawing lots of financial support. They’re also drawing a clear divide on the issues.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Georgen, Morrison differ on funding, security strategies in race for Spokane school board spot

As the election filing deadline approached last spring, it would have been easy for Erin Georgen and Kevin Morrison to take a pass on running for a spot on the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019

Safety and security a key topic in Spokane School Board elections

All six remaining Spokane School Board candidates agree that the question of improving security is more complicated than the black-and-white question of whether the district should arm its campus resource …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

3 new faces vie for seat on Spokane public school board

The job will last for only two years, but the winner of the Position 4 race has a chance to make a big impact on the Spokane Public Schools board …


Locking classrooms becomes latest safety measure in Spokane schools

When the 2,000 students return from spring break Monday at Lewis and Clark High School, they will be part of the next generation of school safety: studying in classes behind …


Graduation rate dips slightly for Spokane Public Schools

The graduation rate has dipped somewhat for Spokane Public Schools, but the numbers remain above both the state average and other recent years.


Committee needs more time to study sex education curriculum for Spokane schools

The committee that will review changes to how Spokane Public School conducts middle-school sex education met Thursday but decided it needs more time to review three volumes of proposed curriculum.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018

Spokane Schools pull milk cartons after students find them filled with cleaning solution

Spokane School officials raced Tuesday to pull all of the cartons of milk dated Feb. 6 after a Shadle Park High School student opened a Darigold chocolate-milk container only to …


Spokane school district approves 90 percent on-time graduation goal

The Spokane Public Schools board of directors unanimously approved a 90 percent on-time graduation goal for the 2016-17 school year, Wednesday.


Spokane schools monitoring windstorm; no decision yet on Wednesday classes

Spokane schools are monitoring Wednesday’s weather forecast, according to a district news release, and will notify parents of closure or delay early Wednesday morning.


Spokane schools will be closed Tuesday

Spokane Public Schools canceled school Tuesday following extensive damage from the Nov. 17 windstorm.


Late start for Spokane schools ends Thursday

There will be no late start Thursday for Spokane Public School students. From now on school will start and end at the same time all five days of the week.


State attorney general asks high court to reconsider charter school ruling

Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to reconsider its ruling that Washington’s new charter school law is unconstitutional. “Regardless of one’s feelings about charter schools, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015

Spokane schools face $5.6 million budget shortfall

Spokane schools are facing a $5.6 million budget shortfall this school year. The deficit, according to Spokane Public Schools district spokesman Kevin Morrison is due to the Spokane Education Association’s …


Spokane public high schools’ new GPA scale challenges some students, rewards others

A change to the grading scale in Spokane public high schools is attempting to more accurately judge student academic performance. In the process, it’s making it harder to earn an …


Spokane Public Schools board accepts one-year teacher contract

The Spokane Public Schools board voted unanimously to accept a one-year teacher contract Wednesday evening. “The only comment I would make is one of thanks for those who prepared and …


Spokane teachers union OKs contract, averts strike

Members of the Spokane Education Association approved a tentative one-year contract on Tuesday, avoiding a possible strike that could have begun today. The Spokane Public Schools board is expected to …


Newtech Skill Center teacher suspended

A teacher at Newtech Skill Center in Spokane is on paid administrative leave while Spokane Public Schools investigates an unspecified allegation against him.


Tacoma man wants Spokane’s Wilson Elementary renamed

Woodrow Wilson was a leading progressive who campaigned for workers’ rights and was a seminal force in the creation of the League of Nations. He was also a segregationist. And …


Speed cameras going up at three Spokane elementary schools

After months of traffic counts and warnings to drivers passing through school zones, the Spokane City Council agreed to put automated cameras near three Spokane schools to nab speeders. By …