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Charter school Pride Prep plans $750,000 expansion

Pride Prep, Spokane’s first charter school, will embark on a $750,000 expansion, according to city permit data.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

Charter Schools Round 2: Court questions oversight, teacher pay

The Washington Supreme Court raised questions about the commission that governs charter schools and the way the teachers are paid.


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust Art and Essay Contests, middle school essay runner-up

Emma Hernandez is the middle school division co-runner-up for her essay in the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust Art and Essay Contests.


Special education students thriving at Pride Prep after struggling in regular schools

Pride Prep, one of Spokane’s two charter schools, has had higher percentages of special education students than other schools. Those students do better on standardized tests than their peers.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Spokane charter school Pride Prep closed by bomb threat

An emailed bomb threat closed Pride Prep, one of Spokane’s two charter schools, Friday.


Pride Prep, one of Spokane’s two charter schools, is starting a high school

Students at Pride Prep were given an unusual assignment this spring: Design their high school.


Charter school lawsuit is disappointing

If the lawsuit truly is about the kids, then what about charter school students who are thriving like never before? Where is the concern that they didn’t do as well …


Charter schools need Legislature to act

In our community, it is not uncommon to witness people stepping up in big and small ways to make a difference in people’s lives. We’ve seen that in more ways …


Washington charter schools may join Springdale school district

Washington State charter schools, including two in Spokane, may join the Mary Walker School District, near Springdale, Wash., later this month. The agreement would keep charter schools open as public …


Editorial: Court fails to clarify charter school ruling

Rather than give lawmakers clear signals on charter schools, a divided court stubbornly stays the wrong course.


Public support for embattled charter schools key, McMorris Rodgers says at Pride Prep visit

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers visited one of Spokane’s charter schools, Pride Prep, in a show of support Monday. “We need to say ‘yes’ to charter schools,” she said. “We …


Charter schools supporters rally at Pride Prep

Kyle McCarty’s sixth-grade daughter wakes up early because she’s excited to go to school at Pride Prep, one of Spokane’s two charter schools. That’s a big change for the 11-year-old, …


Reclaimed dump site to become Pride Prep sports field

The site of an old, forgotten landfill will soon be a school’s sports field, but only after the city of Spokane finishes burying and covering a 260,000-gallon stormwater tank . …


Washington Supreme Court rejects charter schools

OLYMPIA – Charter schools are unconstitutional in Washington, the state Supreme Court said in a decision that endangers two charters in Spokane that just opened. The court in its decision …


Lotteries fill up Spokane’s first charter schools

Children’s names written on 3-by-5 cards tumbled around a spinning bingo barrel until Spokane’s premier charter school leader drew them out one at a time. “Ready? This is a historic …


Spokane’s first charter school may have found a home

Spokane’s first charter school may have found a home near the heart of the city. Pride Prep leaders have proposed teaching classes inside the 15,000-square-foot building that once housed the …


Spokane board approves district’s second charter school

Spokane Public Schools’ board authorized the second charter school in its district Wednesday with a 4-0 vote. The approval is practically a repeat of the board’s first authorization of a …


Spokane Public Schools working on education alternatives

Families unsatisfied or uninterested in traditional education will soon have more choices as Spokane Public Schools adds to its educational portfolio. The state’s second-largest district plans to roll out multiple …


Spokane school board approves first charter application

Spokane will be home to Washington’s first charter school. The state’s second-largest school district made the leap Wednesday in a historic school board vote to unanimously approve one of three …


Proposed Spokane charter schools raise red flags

A national organization is recommending Spokane Public Schools’ board reject two of the three charter school applicants up for approval tonight. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers and school …


Spokane Public Schools taking proposals as cutoff nears

Seven years of foreign language. Extra math and science. Nine-hour school days and an extended school year. These are the makings of a charter school planned for Spokane next year. …