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Monday, December 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Editorial: Portfolio of choices promising for Spokane schoolchildren

The Spokane School District has begun an ambitious and welcome initiative to expand educational opportunities for its 28,000 students. The alternative programs that have been available – Montessori, for example …


Education notebook: NWC tops in state Knowledge Bowl

Northwest Christian Schools’ Knowledge Bowl Team used their smarts to bring home the title of State 2B Champions at the State Knowledge Bowl competition on March 22 in Arlington. The …


New forestry and wildlife class provides students fish schooling

A new forestry and wildlife class has 22 high school students in the Colville Valley wading through studies of the Four R’s: reading, writing, ’rithmetic and rainbow trout. The class …


Weekend snow closes passes, delays school

Spokane city crews worked overnight to clear five inches of snow that fell Sunday, blanketing the region and shutting down mountain passes. Forecasters say warmer conditions will round out the …


In brief: EVSD to begin kindergarten registration

SPOKANE VALLEY – The East Valley School District will begin taking registration for children who’ll enter kindergarten this fall. There isn’t a registration deadline, but the district doesn’t register students …


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 charter schools clear hurdle

People hoping to launch the first charter schools in Spokane faced no opposition Wednesday during the first and only public hearing on the controversial plans. It was a much different …


Folk schools growing in popularity, teach blacksmithing, archery

OLYMPIA – The rhythmic sound of sandpaper smoothing wood is accompanied by the steady punching of slots in leather as a handful of students focus on putting the finishing touches …


EV school board discusses stipends, expenses

The East Valley School Board on Tuesday took care of a few housekeeping measures before tempers flared. Board chairman Mike Novakovich said the board decided during a Dec. 7 work …


Burst pipe damages classrooms at Adams

At Monday’s meeting of the Central Valley School Board, Superintendent Ben Small updated the board on damage at Adams Elementary School, where five classrooms flooded after a frozen pipe burst …


Schools notebook: Hunger awareness goal of Ferris students

The Ferris High School ASB officers plan to camp out in their annual Freezin’ for a Reason fundraiser. The students will spend three nights and four days, beginning after school …


Education Notebook: Salk students wear hats for Haiyan relief

Students at Salk Middle School raised about $600 to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The fundraiser was organized by Salk’s Associated Student Body officers Kyle Cozza, …


Bipartisan Idaho school reform bills unveiled

BOISE – In a rare moment of bipartisanship on school reform in Idaho, Democratic state lawmakers unveiled four far-reaching bills Wednesday, and GOP state schools Superintendent Tom Luna endorsed them. …


M.E.A.D. students mirror project after ‘Shark Tank’

The sharks that swam through M.E.A.D. Thursday evening didn’t seem that ferocious – in fact they seemed downright friendly. Members of Spokane’s business community including representatives from Desautel Hege and …


Jamie Tobias Neely: Language arts skills are vital

The smells of chalk dust and geraniums waft through the memories of my childhood classrooms. Minutes click through the long, black hands of a wall clock, while the alphabet stretches …


Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy looks to build endowment

Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy can be described in one word: unconventional. That applies to the students, the classes, the equipment and, soon, a funding source.


Education Notebook: Princess ball set for dads, daughters

Shadle Park High School is hosting its annual Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball on Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Shadle cheerleaders will host the evening for princesses ages 12 …


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Police: Boy brought gun to school to shoot bully

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old who took a gun to his Vancouver, Wash., middle school intended to shoot another student to prevent him from bullying a friend.


Spokane Valley school enrollment lower than expected

Alternative programs in two Spokane Valley school districts are down slightly in enrollment right now, but administrators believe that will change, based on previous trends. In the West Valley School …


Education Notebook: Dance team from Mt. Spokane takes 2nd place

The Mt. Spokane High School dance team took second place at the Sounds of Thunder Marching Band Competition at Joe Albi Stadium on Saturday. The girls, along with the Mt. …


Education Notebook: Cataldo School to sell Halloween costumes

Cataldo Catholic School will host its annual Halloween costume sale Oct. 17 and 18. The event will be in the school’s parking lot at 455 W. 18th Ave., from 9 …


K-8, bonds key debate topics

With the elections just about a month away, one parent in the East Valley School District is organizing debates for school board candidates. “My goal is to make all of …


Education Notebook: Public schools to hold Q&A

Spokane Public Schools officials will be answering questions from the public during “Educating Spokane” at 7 tonight on KSPS channel 7. SPS Superintendent Shelley Redinger, school board Vice President Susan …


Education Notebook: LCHS Journal holding used book sale

The newspaper staff at Lewis and Clark High School will hold a used book sale Saturday at the Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. The LCHS …


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. …


Area school districts besides SPS undecided on charter schools

Not all school districts are as sure about charter schools as Spokane Public Schools. Spokane’s biggest district made history last week by becoming the first in the state to welcome …


Spokane to have first charter school

Spokane could have the first charter school in Washington by next fall. It will be a historic and controversial development closely watched by school administrators, teachers, politicians and education reformists …


Parents, students protest lack of lockers for middle-grade students

Parents in the East Valley School District arrived at the school board meeting carrying backpacks full of books, musical instruments, sports equipment and cold-weather clothing. Mindy Stewart, a parent with …


Centennial’s meet and greet hopes to ease first-day issues

It’s every middle schooler’s worst nightmare. You show up on the first day and try to open your locker. It doesn’t work.


Vestal: Schools figure prominently in shared experience

For the longest time, I felt barely, loosely connected to any community I lived in. There are plenty of reasons for this, both personal and professional, but the truth is …