Stories tagged: schools
Mon., April 6, 2020
Amazon will donate 8,200 laptops to help Seattle Public Schools students learn online during coronavirus closures
Amazon is donating 8,200 laptops to families of elementary-school students in Seattle Public Schools who don’t have access to a device needed for remote learning while schools are closed because …
Sat., April 4, 2020
The wildly popular online game has become a source of refuge for schoolchildren and coronavirus patients who must remain socially distanced from their friends, said Justin Achziger, a furloughed hospital …
UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020
Post Falls schools will be open Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon to allow students to collect personal belongings before buildings close down until at least April 6. Meanwhile, the
UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020
Gov. Brad Little declines to close schools statewide in Idaho due to coronavirus, says local districts should decide
Little made the decision one day after state public health officials announced that the number of Idaho residents infected with the virus had jumped to five, and a few hours …
UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020
Central Valley School District will begin their break a day earlier than planned over concerns about ties to a robotics competition where an adviser has tested positive for the coronavirus, …
UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020
Public and private schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will be closed starting no later than next Tuesday and won’t reopen until after April 24.
Wed., March 11, 2020
As the sun sets on another sex-ed freakout in Olympia, a question lingers: Just how malevolent do opponents of sex ed believe teachers are?
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
A student’s immigration or citizenship status would be protected and law enforcement officers couldn’t get it without a valid judicial warrant under a bill being considered by a Senate panel.
Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
A donation of $6,500 made last month, in addition to other gifts from community members, has erased lunch debt accumulated by students in the small school district west of Spokane.
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
“The Guardians of Liberty,” which has already forced the ouster of a popular school principal, endorsed two candidates in the race for Spokane school board, with mixed results. Voters also …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019
Sat., Nov. 2, 2019
More money is needed at schools in lower-income neighborhoods to pay for more counselors, therapists and other specialists, said school district officials. “The primary driver is working to create focus …
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019
First day of kindergarten arrives with high expectations in Spokane schools.
Mon., Aug. 26, 2019
100 Years Ago in Spokane: Schools brace for postwar enrollment; Tickets selling out for scenic plane rides
Back-to-school preparations were in high gear after the war. The now-defunct Spokane University expected its enrollment to double. Washington State college drew the largest crowd, followed by the University of …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
The School Year Ahead: After unsettled spring, Spokane elementary teachers prepare to juggle new classrooms, more students
With classes scheduled to begin on Thursday, problem-solving is happening in every building in Spokane Public Schools. Teachers and administrators are forming new teams and finding new efficiencies, because there …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
All the signs pointed Krista Hastings toward this idyllic spot on the Glenrose Prairie. The most poignant was the nameplate on the door of her second-grade classroom at Wilson Elementary …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
It will go down as the budget that no one wanted to approve. But pass it did Wednesday night – a $461 million General Fund expenditure for the upcoming year …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
Meatless Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, and now, Trade Mitigation Thursdays? This fall, some U.S. school cafeterias are expecting shipments of free food, one little-known consequence of President Donald Trump’s trade disputes.
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019
A new school-based health center will open at Rogers High School this fall, after the Community Health Association of Spokane received a Kaiser Permanente grant to start the clinic.
Thu., June 6, 2019
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law several measures meant to boost school security, including ones that will allow armed teachers in schools and increase mental health services for …
Sun., May 5, 2019
If governing is about choosing, the Legislature made hundreds of choices by what they passed, and more than a thousand by what they didn’t pass.
Sun., April 14, 2019
Legislature facing pressure over school funding as it moves toward a deal on the 2019-21 general operating budget.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
The Legislature’s budget-setting committee has approved about a 6 percent increase to $2.2 billion for public schools in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
Here are five major news stories that made a splash – in some cases immediately, in others over weeks and months – this past year in and around Spokane.
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018
Fresh fundraising: Schools are moving beyond the traditional money-raising ideas to help pay for things
Parent-teacher group leaders say they’re embracing unusual strategies to help pay for school extracurricular events or materials, because traditional approaches such as direct sales have gone flat.
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018
Idaho’s major-party candidates for governor got together Tuesday evening to talk tax and fiscal policy.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
After seeing a draft of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s proposed changes to handling sexual misconduct cases, some sexual-assault survivors and their advocates see the recommended practices as potentially traumatic …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
Around the nation, this is Attendance Awareness Month – not that educators in Spokane need any reminding. In the Spokane Public Schools last year, chronic absenteeism – defined as missing …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018
Teacher strikes in Tacoma, Battle Ground, Centralia, and Tumwater have impacted more than 53,000 students combined, just under half of whom come from low-income households.