Stories tagged: spokane public schools
Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
Washington high schools do away with federal testing requirements, create seven pathways for student success
Starting this school year, Washington students won’t need to pass a federal test to earn a high school diploma. Instead, there are now seven pathways, and districts will have some …
Thu., Nov. 28, 2019
Along with four other schools in Washington and 300 nationwide, Sacajawea’s STEM program was cited in the 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest for its ability to “solve complicated …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019
The most powerful messages at Spokane’s first vaping symposium came from four high school students who don’t use vapes but pay the price every day. They answered tough questions from …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
With fewer Spokane children ready for the rigors of kindergarten, Spokane Public Schools hopes the Legislature will give a boost to early childhood learning.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
The evening-long symposium, “Cutting Through the Vapor,” begins at 5 p.m. Thursday. It is open to the public.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
The number of students in special education programs who were suspended or expelled has declined so far this school year in Spokane Public Schools.
Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
Recent national standardized tests show a decline in reading comprehension among fourth- and eighth-graders as educators worry about too much screen time for children.
Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
In the wake of a critical outside report, Spokane Public Schools is moving ahead with a comprehensive plan to improve the educational experience for gifted and talented students.
Sat., Nov. 9, 2019
With songs and words, Sacajawea paid tribute to all American veterans. About 50 of them – from every service branch and every conflict since World War II – were seated …
Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
As Spokane school officials wrestle with how to best discourage vaping by students, Seattle Public Schools filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against industry leaders Juul Labs and Altria Group.
Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
Spokane’s high school principals supported fining students caught vaping; school board tabled proposal
Spokane Public Schools’ decision this week to table a proposal to cite students for vaping contradicted the earlier wishes of all five of its high school principals.
Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
In a dramatic reversal from two weeks ago, Spokane Public Schools has backed off from a proposal to impose a fine for students who repeatedly violate tobacco laws on school …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Updated results Wednesday confirmed what most people already suspected on Election Night: Nikki Lockwood has been elected to the Spokane Public Schools board and the West Valley School District budget …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
Nikki Lockwood takes a 2,280-vote lead over Katey Treloar in the race for Spokane Public Schools board Position 1.
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
Libby principal Debra DeWitt has left her job to fill a sudden vacancy at the district level. She will be replaced by current Audubon Elementary School Principal Kimberly Stretch.
Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
Classes are larger this year in Spokane Public Schools, especially in grades 4 through 12. But the district has achieved a major goal in reducing class sizes for its youngest …
Sat., Oct. 26, 2019
In the complicated world of teacher-student relationships, there are no easy answers, and that’s the message Spokane Public Schools hopes to send this year with the new Nonviolent Crisis Intervention …
Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
The North American tour of “Miss Saigon” took a refreshing detour Thursday morning, to a place where the actors could be their best and also be themselves.
Thu., Oct. 24, 2019
As clouds continue to fill bathroom stalls in almost every building in Spokane Public Schools, the district is considering a new option to combat the teenage vaping epidemic: a stiff …
Thu., Oct. 24, 2019
RISE includes an on-the-ground regional coordinator dedicated to working with school staff, teachers, districts and the community to better understand the underlying factors of stress in schools and foster more …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019
Candidates for three open Spokane Public Schools board seats are drawing lots of financial support. They’re also drawing a clear divide on the issues.
Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
Sacajawea Middle School went into a brief lockdown as school was let out for the day Tuesday and a student was arrested several blocks away with a BB gun just …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
The notion was simple and profound, and it hit Lilly-Anne Cowart last spring after her fifth-grade year at Mullan Road Elementary School: “Everyone needs a good lunch to be able …
Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
With a major expansion planned at one school, and another catering to teenage parents opening next year, Spokane is seeing a spike in charter school enrollments that have backers cheering, …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
By late last week, more than 900 students in Spokane Public Schools lacked the necessary immunizations. The deadline was Monday, when 323 were turned away.
Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
A committee will review current and projected student enrollment and facilities, and then analyze the effects of attendance boundary changes for schools – including those affecting feeder patterns, neighborhood definitions …
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
Grant funding has allowed neighborhood proponents to push for support services for students in an area of Spokane that has long-standing poverty and educational issues. That includes an emphasis on …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
Kelli MacFarlane says all schools, including elementaries, in the Spokane Public Schools should have an armed security officer. Her opponent, Jenny Slagle, believes security can be improved in different ways.