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Education Notebook: Community invited to night of math

Spokane Public Schools officials are hosting math community nights to introduce new materials being considered for third- through eighth-grade students to community members. The materials are part of an update …


School security takes center stage

With classes back in session, districts throughout the region are thinking about how to make schools safer. At a gathering last week in an East Valley elementary school, parents had …


School, police officials in area say proposal needs more discussion

Police and school officials across the Inland Northwest reacted cautiously to the idea of armed officers in every school, saying they’ll watch how the proposal plays out in Congress but …


Local police, school leaders react to NRA idea

School and police officials in Spokane and Kootenai counties say money is scarce to place more police officers in schools, while the solutions to school violence are more complex than …


Rumored threat closes 3 N. Idaho school districts

Rumors of a school shooting plot prompted three school districts to cancel classes today for about 20,000 students in Kootenai County. Although police have not verified a real threat of …


School officials discuss student transfer policy

Spokane Public Schools’ administration and board members have spent weeks trying to make changes to its intradistrict transfer policy to make sure neighborhood kids can go to their neighborhood school …


STCU donates $5,000 to education centers

Spokane Teachers Credit Union has donated $5,000 to career and technical education centers in the area. “We’re particularly excited to support these programs, which give students options in fields that …


Education Notebook: Students holding food drive at Yoke’s

North Central High School students are spreading the holiday spirit. The students have been collecting food and other items for their annual Fill the Bus food drive. The drive will …


West Valley holds mixer for area international students

For more than 20 years, the language clubs at West Valley High School have opened their doors to foreign exchange students from around the area. “It’s my favorite event of …


STCU donates to education centers

Spokane Teachers Credit Union has donated $5,000 to career and technical education centers in the area. “We’re particularly excited to support these programs, which give students options in fields that …


Culinary class takes its lessons on the road


Tymberli Carson hopes to be a chef one day. On Monday the 17-year-old will have a trial run. Carson is one of five Community School culinary students who, along with …


CdA math instructor named Idaho Teacher of the Year

A Coeur d’Alene mathematics teacher who embraces technology in the classroom and carves out lots of time for her students was named Idaho Teacher of the Year in a surprise …


Education Notebook: Spokane Public Schools will field questions

Local residents will have an opportunity to have their questions answered about Spokane Public Schools tonight on “Educating Spokane” at 7:30 p.m., on KSPS channel 7. Spokane Public Schools Superintendent …


School districts will forgo voter-approved levy hikes

Spokane County voters approved inflated school district levies in February because the Washington Legislature was still in session and had threatened to stop subsidizing property-poor districts due to budget shortfalls. …


Education Notebook: LC to stage ‘Little Mermaid’

Lewis and Clark High School’s Tiger Drama will take audiences to a magical kingdom under the sea in their upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid” beginning next Thursday in LC’s …


Charter schools still face hurdles

SEATTLE – Now that voters have spoken about charter schools, will the new, independent public schools be an option at the beginning of the next academic year? It seems unlikely.


Education Notebook: Festival of arts to end Tuesday with concert

The public is invited to the Festival of the Arts concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the INB Performing Arts Center. The concert comes at the conclusion of a two-day …


Education Notebook: ‘Our Town’ runs at North Central

North Central High School drama students will appear in the school’s production of Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town,” beginning tonight in NC’s Performing Arts Theatre. Performances will continue Friday and …


Education Notebook: Mead orchestra plans spooky event

Witches and goblins, ghosts and ghouls will have a frightfully good time at the Mead High School orchestra’s Halloween Spooktacular Carnival and Concert at 6 p.m. Monday in the school’s …


School cafeterias may be among the best places for kids to eat

School cafeteria kitchens in Washington serve about 500,000 lunches a day. Most of that food isn’t prepared from scratch, although there’s a growing movement to bring scratch cooking to public …


Archive compiles statewide cafeteria inspection reports

Only 15 of Washington’s 37 county health districts offer access to K-12 school cafeteria inspection reports online, and there is no state database offered by Washington’s health department, making information …


School Notes: Princess ball set for dads and daughters

Fathers can once again spend a special night out with their daughters at Shadle Park High School’s third annual Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball, on Nov. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. …


Education Notebook: Hutton principal honored for leadership

Hutton Elementary Principal Chuck Demarest was recognized for his positive attitude, genuine thoughtfulness of his staff and students and forward thinking when he was recently named the Dick Stannard Distinguished …


Education Notebook: LC presents ‘Opening Night’

Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama will kick off the season with “Opening Night” on Friday in the auditorium. The performance starts at 7 p.m. The evening will feature …


School Notes: Amaya wins Ignatian award for community service

Krysten Amaya, a junior at Gonzaga Prep, won the Ignatian Service Award, along with a letter in community service. Amaya has completed more than 200 hours of community service as …


More students in CVSD than expected

The Central Valley School District saw more students enter its doors than expected on the first day last week. Monday – the fourth day of school – was the first …


Education Notebook: Party, auction benefit Lizzie Jensen fund

Friends and family of Lizzie Jensen invite Spokane residents to LizziePalooza, a party and fundraiser to benefit the Lizzie Jensen Memorial Fund: For the Good of All, on Saturday in …


East Valley’s newest educators get to know district

They are getting to know their new buildings, getting to know the teachers, filling out the necessary paperwork and checking to see if they have all of their school supplies. …


New classrooms part of Finch renovation

Finch Elementary School, just northeast of Audubon Park on North Milton Street, is next in line for a major renovation beginning in the spring. Finch was built in 1924 but, …


Education Notes: St. George’s staging ’50s-theme musicals

St. George’s School drama students will kick off the school year with two musicals that will take audiences back to the 1950s. The performance season will begin Wednesday with “The …