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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Spokane schools to host forums on restoring elementary school specialists

Spokane Public Schools will host four community forums during the next week on the elementary school specialist model, which was one of the most contentious issues arising from last year’s …


As Spokane Public Schools considers budget, early release Fridays for elementaries seems like a done deal

Spokane Public Schools still has several unanswered questions about next year’s budget. But don’t expect the district and school board members to reinstitute full days for elementary students on Fridays …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019

Spokane School Board votes to dip into reserves to reduce cuts, but it hasn’t decided what will be saved

The Spokane Public School Board of Directors chose Wednesday to spend more of its rainy day funds but to delay many of the tougher budget decisions facing the district next …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019

Spokane Public Schools to consider budget that would eliminate librarians, expand early-release Fridays for elementary students

The school board will consider a $459 million budget Wednesday after layoff notices went to dozens of teachers and staff members this spring. Additional state money was dedicated to the …


Sue Lani Madsen: Libraries still pillars of communities big and small

Librarians knew how to find the answers to any question before Google was invented. Libraries are still a safe space for books on every topic, the foundation of free speech …


Library director begins new chapter

By the time Spokane’s new library director finishes story time with his kids, he rarely has time for pleasure reading. He has four kids, after all.


Face Time: School librarian worries about cutbacks’ effects

Mead School District officials decided shifting its 12 librarians out of the library and into a traditional classroom was the best way to help solve its $1 million budget deficit. …


Mead to balance books with librarians

Mead School District is facing a $1 million budget gap, and one answer is putting its librarians’ teaching credentials back to work. The shift of 12 librarians into the classroom …