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Tuesday, November 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Getting There: STA increasing buses to EWU

One out of every five people traveling weekdays on state Highway 904 between Four Lakes and Cheney is riding the bus. As many as 4,500 people make the journey from …


Education Notebook: Community invited to night of math

Spokane Public Schools officials are hosting math community nights to introduce new materials being considered for third- through eighth-grade students to community members. The materials are part of an update …


CV students get taste of geography

From the grand fjords of Norway to the largest rainforest in the world, students of Central Valley High School’s world geography class all had a piece of the planet to …


More states exploring move to arm teachers

A movement to arm teachers is gaining traction across the country in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six adults. Free firearms safety training …


School reports many students miss first day back after vacation

Anyone who works in an office or has a child in day care or school can tell you that something nasty is going around. Spokane Valley’s Progress Elementary saw a …


Education Notebook: Prep’s Lombardo wins Ignatian Service Award

Abigail Lombardo, a senior at Gonzaga Prep, was recognized for her community spirit when she was awarded the Ignatian Service Award, along with a letter in Community Service. Lombardo has …


School security takes center stage

With classes back in session, districts throughout the region are thinking about how to make schools safer. At a gathering last week in an East Valley elementary school, parents had …


College students buttress work with Lakeland clients

About 40 college students volunteer at Lakeland Village in Medical Lake through a program called College In-Resident Volunteers. The program allows students to volunteer in exchange for housing on Lakeland’s …


Free workshops on college financial aid will be offered

Spokane Public Schools high school seniors can start planning for how to pay for college at upcoming financial aid workshops. The first of the free seminars will be next Thursday …


Education Notebook: Cold students, warm hearts

The Ferris High School ASB officers camped out in the cold for a cause earlier this month in their annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” fundraiser, to raise awareness about homelessness …


Kids, dads build gingerbread houses, bonds at school

When most people think about parent volunteers in the school, they think of moms and grandmothers. One kindergarten class in the Central Valley School District is working to bring fathers …


Mom of twins prepares for life after graduation

Senior year can be a hectic time for high school students. College applications must be mailed, senior project deadlines loom, plus there’s the daily grind of regular schoolwork. Imagine tackling …


School officials discuss student transfer policy

Spokane Public Schools’ administration and board members have spent weeks trying to make changes to its intradistrict transfer policy to make sure neighborhood kids can go to their neighborhood school …


Education Notebook: Students holding food drive at Yoke’s

North Central High School students are spreading the holiday spirit. The students have been collecting food and other items for their annual Fill the Bus food drive. The drive will …


West Valley holds mixer for area international students

For more than 20 years, the language clubs at West Valley High School have opened their doors to foreign exchange students from around the area. “It’s my favorite event of …


Culinary class takes its lessons on the road


Tymberli Carson hopes to be a chef one day. On Monday the 17-year-old will have a trial run. Carson is one of five Community School culinary students who, along with …


Education Notebook: Spokane Public Schools will field questions

Local residents will have an opportunity to have their questions answered about Spokane Public Schools tonight on “Educating Spokane” at 7:30 p.m., on KSPS channel 7. Spokane Public Schools Superintendent …


$14,000 grant boosts Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest received a $14,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation to support two programs: the Back to School Blitz and the Site Based Mentoring …


Rise in Chinese students brings new opportunities

The growing presence of Chinese students and culture at the University of Idaho will expand opportunities for Moscow. This year’s enrollment numbers from UI’s International Programs Office revealed a 13 …


Huge grant brings university students to Holmes Elementary

A $500,000 state grant will benefit those studying to become teachers at Whitworth and Gonzaga universities, as well as teachers and students at Holmes Elementary School in West Central. Spokane …


Education Notebook: Festival of arts to end Tuesday with concert

The public is invited to the Festival of the Arts concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the INB Performing Arts Center. The concert comes at the conclusion of a two-day …


Education Notebook: ‘Our Town’ runs at North Central

North Central High School drama students will appear in the school’s production of Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town,” beginning tonight in NC’s Performing Arts Theatre. Performances will continue Friday and …


WV student vote on par with election

The results of the West Valley School District’s mock election are in, and they largely match the results of the general election. The junior classes at West Valley High School, …


Education Notes: Wrestling team rounds up trash along highway

Members of the Mt. Spokane High School wrestling team stepped off the mat and took to the highway – Highway 206 specifically – and picked up trash along a two-mile …


Education Notebook: Hutton principal honored for leadership

Hutton Elementary Principal Chuck Demarest was recognized for his positive attitude, genuine thoughtfulness of his staff and students and forward thinking when he was recently named the Dick Stannard Distinguished …


Young people raising awareness about homelessness

Katrina Boik has never been homeless and the closest she’s ever gotten to spending a night outdoors is camping with her family. That’s going to change Friday night, when Boik …


School Notes: Amaya wins Ignatian award for community service

Krysten Amaya, a junior at Gonzaga Prep, won the Ignatian Service Award, along with a letter in community service. Amaya has completed more than 200 hours of community service as …


HOPE School focuses on auditory development

For local children born with moderate to profound hearing loss, help learning to navigate a noisy world can be found at HOPE School. Located in the Health and Sciences Building …


More students in CVSD than expected

The Central Valley School District saw more students enter its doors than expected on the first day last week. Monday – the fourth day of school – was the first …


Education Notes: St. George’s staging ’50s-theme musicals

St. George’s School drama students will kick off the school year with two musicals that will take audiences back to the 1950s. The performance season will begin Wednesday with “The …