Stories tagged: schools
Fri., April 1, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee has decided to let the Legislature’s charter school fix become law without his signature.
Wed., March 30, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee signed two education bills in Seattle on Wednesday, both aimed at helping disadvantaged kids get a better education.
Wed., March 23, 2016
If lawmakers have issues with the state constitution, they need to amend it.
Wed., March 9, 2016
Voters in North Idaho approved three school-funding tax levies in Tuesday’s election. Levies passed in the Lakeland School District, which covers the Rathdrum-Athol-Spirit Lake area, and in the Kellogg and …
Thu., March 3, 2016
Three North Idaho school districts hope voters of all stripes head to the polls Tuesday, the day Republicans in the state hold their presidential primary. All three districts have a …
Wed., March 2, 2016
Idaho police believe four teenage boys are responsible for setting fire to the high school principal’s house.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016
GREENBELT, Md. – A volunteer aide at a suburban Maryland elementary school is facing federal child-pornography charges after prosecutors say he made videos of children having sex with him and …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that six Nampa schools area a part of the first phase of the initiative meant to digitally upgrade the district. Elementary school students will be given …
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016
A Washington Senate committee has unanimously passed a bill to study how students perform at schools that begin later in the morning.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016
The Washington House has passed a bill that would instruct the 2017 Legislature to finish fixing the way the state pays for public schools.
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016
The state budget director said Thursday lawmakers will not finish the work required to fix the way Washington pays for public schools during this legislative session, because they require deadline …
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015
A proposal to arm Spokane Public Schools resource officers has been scrapped.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015
Some 3,000 Spokane County kids don’t have a home of their own to go to after the school bell rings. About three-quarters of them are “doubled-up” – staying with family …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 9, 2015
Schools across the region were open Wednesday for normal operations as the region braced for high winds.
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015
Starting Tuesday two cameras, one on Northwest Boulevard and one on Nevada, will issue warnings, but not citations, to vehicles that exceed the 20 mph school zone.
Mon., Oct. 19, 2015
Officers patrol school zone speeding
Thu., Sept. 17, 2015
If you are looking to improve the attention span and concentration of an elementary school class, perhaps introducing a bunch of large, bouncy rubber balls for the students to sit …
Wed., Sept. 9, 2015
Charter schools in Spokane had a normal school day Tuesday despite a landmark Washington Supreme Court ruling Friday that the publicly funded, privately run schools are unconstitutional. The ruling overturned …
Tue., Sept. 1, 2015
Pay for instructional assistants, sometimes called paraprofessionals, is frequently mentioned as one of the causes of the current dispute between Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association. Compared to …
Thu., July 2, 2015
Cheney Public Schools has hired Celina Brennan as the principal of Salnave Elementary School. Brennan previously taught at Salnave for nine years. Brennan graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2002 …
Fri., June 26, 2015
The playground is in, the lockers are up and the maple flooring is down in the gymnasium. It even has that new-school smell.
Fri., June 19, 2015
Tomie Tsosie Leeds made the honor roll again with a 3.5 grade-point average. Now if he can only graduate.
Thu., May 21, 2015
This year, Spokane Public Schools will say goodbye to the following 118 retiring employees: Adams Elementary: Donald Baldwin (teacher, 34 years) and Lisa Northcott (instructional assistant, 19 years).
Thu., March 5, 2015
Kay Bryant, of Spokane Valley Rotary, had no problem gaining the attention of the children Monday in Althea Erbeznik’s first-grade class at Ness Elementary School. Bryant was reading the Dr. …
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
Spokane teacher Karen Krantz sat frozen in her seat, unsure she’d just heard her name and the prestigious national Milken Award in the same sentence. A student’s hug and a …
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
Ayla Vick sits at a desktop computer with her hands on the keyboard. She places her fingers on the home row, stretching them to form words on the screen. “Sometimes …
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
We were invited to leave our school this month. Our school, it seems, has not made “adequate yearly progress” on standardized tests. Our school, it turns out, is “in School …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Thousands of Spokane-area households will soon receive a letter explaining that their child’s school is failing. Spokane Public Schools alone is sending out more than 13,500 letters to parents in …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Hallways filled with boxes and stacked furniture, classrooms awaiting a carpenter’s hand or a paintbrush or bathrooms in various stages of disrepair – any or all of that could unnerve …
Fri., May 23, 2014
Maybe it’s the name: Russell Wilson. Maybe it’s the power of the 12th Man.