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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Trump proposal to use tax credits for faith-based schools draws mixed reviews in Northwest

On the topic of education, President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was met with drastically different reactions in the Pacific Northwest.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Flyers urge teachers in Spokane, statewide to opt out of union

The flyers, tens of thousands of them, arrived during the holidays at the homes of educators in Spokane and throughout the state. They were invitations from an Olympia-based conservative think …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Spokane Public Schools board ratifies contract with teachers’ union

The action came one night after the teachers’ union, the Spokane Education Association, approved the deal, albeit with only a 53.5% “yes” vote.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Teachers overcome concerns to narrowly approve new union contract with Spokane Public Schools

After an hourlong meeting in the Shadle Park High School gym, members of the Spokane Education Association voted 385 to 334, or 53.5% to 46.5%, to approve a tentative deal …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

Spokane Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement

“There is an agreement in principle,” Brian Coddington, the district’s director of communications and public relations, said Saturday evening. Until Oct. 8, no details will be revealed – not even …

Spokane teacher’s union gets new leader

When Katy Henry, president of the Spokane Education Association, called Jeremy Shay and offered her congratulations three weeks ago, he asked, “What for?” Then he learned that Henry was resigning …

100 years ago in Spokane: Teachers consider joining union; tailors go on strike

Spokane teachers were starting to consider if they should create a union and joining the American Federation of Teachers.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Spokane schools, teachers union to continue contract negotiations; union leader resigns

During a membership meeting Tuesday night, the Spokane Education Association decided to hold its next meeting on Oct. 8. Union President Katy Henry, who also announced her resignation.

UPDATED: Sun., July 28, 2019

With the start of school looming, Spokane Public Schools board has loose ends to tie up

Among the issues at hand: With $3.6 million in spending from reserves, how can they most efficiently spend money to better serve students?

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018

Spokane teachers ratify new contract, agree to average salary increases of 13.3 percent

Capping a first day of school like no other, Spokane Public Schools teachers ratified a new contract Thursday night that will raise their salaries by an average of 13.3 percent.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Spokane teachers and school board reach salary deal

After weeks of talks and four days of mediated negotiations, Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night on a new contract.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Spokane teachers and district continue negotiations for higher pay

Following a 14-hour session on Monday night, representatives for Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association were back at the negotiating table Tuesday morning with the aim of reaching …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Spokane teachers urge school board to give $28 million in pay raises

Teachers turned up in large numbers and turned up the volume Wednesday night in their ongoing contract talks with the Spokane Public Schools district.

UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017

As Spokane school discipline rates drop, parents and teachers wonder at what cost?

A group of teachers and parents raised concerns about unsafe schools at Wednesday night’s sometimes contentious school board meeting.

Spokane teachers elect new leadership, oust incumbent President Jenny Rose

Spokane teachers voted overwhelmingly to elect new union leadership last week in an election plagued with glitches and ineligible ballots. Katy Henry, a special education and behavioral intervention specialist, received …

Union approves contract with Spokane Public Schools including some early-release Fridays

Members of the Spokane Education Association voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a new three year contract with Spokane Public Schools

Spokane Public Schools reach tentative contract with SEA

After almost six months of negotiation, Spokane Public Schools announced Thursday they’ve reached a tentative three-year contract agreement with the Spokane Education Association.

Spokane teachers ‘walk-in’ to protest conditions they call unsafe

Teachers and staff at 50 of Spokane Public Schools 55 schools participated in a walk in Friday morning in an effort to draw attention to school safety issues.

Spokane school board approves increases to lunch prices and other budget shifts

The Spokane Public Schools board unanimously approved an amended budget that will increase school lunch prices and the cost of after school care.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015

Spokane school board to vote on raising lunch prices, other budget changes

A budget that the Spokane Public Schools board is expected to approve Wednesday night could increase the price of after school care and school meals.

Spokane Public Schools board budget proposal would hike prices for meals, after-school services

The Spokane Public Schools board are considering options for budget cuts, including raising school lunch prices, and delaying some new programs.

Don’t blame school district employees for any cuts

It took Spokane school administrators one week to shift from saying they were glad to be able to give raises to classroom aides, whom they’d been paying Wal-Mart wages, to …

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 …

Spokane Public Schools board accepts one-year teacher contract

The Spokane Public Schools board voted unanimously to accept a one-year teacher contract Wednesday evening. “The only comment I would make is one of thanks for those who prepared and …

Spokane teachers union OKs contract, averts strike

Members of the Spokane Education Association approved a tentative one-year contract on Tuesday, avoiding a possible strike that could have begun today. The Spokane Public Schools board is expected to …

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.

School talks stall, board prepares for legal action in event of strike

With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public Schools board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking …

Football openers on standby as Spokane Public Schools await word from teacher’s union

City high schools had yet to hear by Wednesday evening whether they had the go-ahead to play season-opening football games Friday – strike or no strike. Greater Spokane League secretary …

Union, Spokane Public Schools still without deal; board backs measure to fire strikers

With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public School board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking …