Stories tagged: schools
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
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 …
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 …
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.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Less than a week before classes are scheduled to resume, Detroit’s city school district announced Wednesday that drinking water will be shut off for all its schools due to concerns …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
Many Magic Valley students will no longer receive free breakfast at school this year after the Federal School Lunch Program changed its eligibility formula.
Sat., July 28, 2018
Since 2002, Vancouver Public Schools has “stepped out of its lane” – as many educators here say – to help children living in the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods.
Mon., July 23, 2018
The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against …
Tue., July 10, 2018
Under public pressure, the Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors delayed its decision to adopt new comprehensive and sexual health curriculum.
Sun., July 1, 2018
A Yakima Herald-Republic analysis of current online job postings found that there are at least 65 open teaching positions in the Yakima Valley.
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018
Students at Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary recently got acquainted with Mila, a Chesapeake Bay retriever, and the special power only a dog can provide to help soothe students. Next school …
Thu., May 3, 2018
A rural school district in Eastern Washington is arming its teachers and staff with tee-ball bats in case of an active shooter.
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018
Catching school-zone speeders in Spokane has netted the city more than $1.3 million in fines. But those lucrative tickets have also earned the city a legal problem: a possible class-action …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018
Connor Cremers only remembers one lesson from his kindergarten class. It was a math lesson with snowmen. He was hooked. Recognized as the top science student in Spokane County, he …