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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015

Spokane schools face $5.6 million budget shortfall

Spokane schools are facing a $5.6 million budget shortfall this school year. The deficit, according to Spokane Public Schools district spokesman Kevin Morrison is due to the Spokane Education Association’s …


No teacher strike; Spokane schools stay open after union, district reach tentative deal

After days of mediated negotiations the Spokane Education Association and Spokane Public Schools came to a tentative contract agreement Thursday afternoon, narrowly avoiding a districtwide strike. “We are very pleased …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2015

Spokane teacher strike averted; tentative agreement reached

A tentative agreement has been reached between Spokane Public Schools and the teachers union that averts a labor strike Friday.


Spokane teachers approve May 27 strike

Spokane Public Schools teachers and staff voted Wednesday to have a one-day walkout on May 27 to protest a lack of state funding for schools. More than 65 percent of …


Salaries holding steady for top school administrators

Top leaders at Washington’s second-largest school district will not receive a pay raise for the fourth year in a row. Spokane Public Schools’ board still is scarred from a public …


Spokane schools cutting course fees, supply lists, thanks to boost in funding

More money from the state could reduce costs for parents and provide a more balanced public education in Spokane. Line items under consideration for the 2014-15 Spokane Public Schools budget: …


Washington lawmaker takes aim at summer learning gap

Swimming, riding bikes or playing video games all summer might sound like fun for a kid, but the consequences of setting aside learning for 11 or 12 weeks are profound. …


Spokane Public Schools looks to adopt new math program

A new math program called EngageNY is starting to engage Spokane Public Schools’ K-8 kids. It’s free. It’s online. And it could help settle some dust in the district’s ongoing …


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 …


City of Spokane, school district trade property

Spokane Public Schools and the city of Spokane have swapped parcels of land in a deal they say is mutually beneficial. The school district acquired 20 acres owned by the …


Spokane expands full-day kindergarten to all schools

Spokane Public Schools’ board decided Wednesday to offer full-day kindergarten in all 34 of its elementary schools starting this fall. While there are many other budget items left to discuss, …


Spokane Public Schools pursues charter schools

Visions of the kinds of charter schools that could open in Spokane are emerging: a dual-language elementary or middle school; a high school that incorporates two years of college; an …


Spokane superintendent takes a turn at teaching

Five advanced math classes at Rogers High School plus one superintendent plus 100 curious students Wednesday equaled the square root of an interesting day for all. “Tell me if I …


Superintendent learns from students during school lunches

Second-grader Rowan Hill wasted no time familiarizing herself with Superintendent Shelley Redinger Tuesday during a lunch at Arlington Elementary School. The blond-haired girl climbed into a seat next to Spokane …


Spokane will seek charter school

Although votes are still being counted on Washington’s charter school initiative, Spokane Public Schools officials have already decided the district will apply to have one if it passes. “If we …


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 …


Education Notebook: G-Prep gets new science lab

Students at Gonzaga Prep will have a new science lab at the end of September thanks to a $220,240 grant from the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, which supports science, technology, engineering …


School superintendent salaries among state workers’ highest

As the start of school draws near, 34 public school districts in Washington will be led by new superintendents, including the state’s three largest districts: Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma. Most …


St. George’s School adding International Baccalaureate

As Lake City High School ends its high school International Baccalaureate program, Spokane’s St. George’s School is starting one. The private school will become the only one in the region …


No break for schools chief

Spokane Public Schools’ new superintendent is wasting no time getting to know the community. Shelley Redinger took the position last week and already she’s met with Spokane’s mayor, police and …


Redinger brings fresh direction, expectations to District 81

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – When people in Spokane were asked what they wanted to see in the next superintendent of Spokane Public Schools, they came up with a laundry list of …


Redinger chosen as new schools superintendent

A Virginia school administrator with deep ties to Eastern Washington will be the next superintendent for Spokane Public Schools. The school board decided on Shelley Redinger Saturday morning, school officials …


Next Spokane Public Schools superintendent named

Shelley Redinger has been named as the next Spokane Public Schools superintendent, school officials announced today.


School finalists quizzed at forums

Spokane Public Schools’ superintendent finalists – Shelley Redinger and Alexander Apostle – were in town this week, where community leaders, area residents and district employees grilled them about their past …