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New classrooms part of Finch renovation

Finch Elementary School, just northeast of Audubon Park on North Milton Street, is next in line for a major renovation beginning in the spring. Finch was built in 1924 but, …


East Valley’s newest educators get to know district

They are getting to know their new buildings, getting to know the teachers, filling out the necessary paperwork and checking to see if they have all of their school supplies. …


EV summer math program offers students a jump start

The first day of school isn’t until Sept. 5 in the East Valley School District, but high school students are already getting a jump on math classes. For three weeks, …


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 …


Education Notes: Car show, competition benefit Palisades Academy

Palisades Christian Academy, 1115 N. Government Way, will have its third annual “Summertime Show and Shine” school fundraiser on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The benefit will feature …


Number of homeless students growing in the state, study says

TACOMA – The number of homeless students in Washington schools is continuing to grow, according to a new study. The state’s large urban counties – Pierce, King, Snohomish, Spokane and …


STEM is hands-on fun

The thought of summer school could strike fear in many middle school kids, but this year’s curriculum has enough hands-on activities to keep kids entertained while they learn. “I thought …


Idaho education spending near last

BOISE – Idaho’s school spending per pupil ranks second-worst in the nation for a second straight year, according to the latest figures from the U.S. census, while Washington’s is 32nd, …


Education Notebook: Local partnership salutes students

Banner Bank and the Spokane Indians have awarded local high school graduates with $500 scholarships for their academic achievements. The scholarships were also given to the students based on their …


21 Idaho districts unilaterally set contracts for teachers

BOISE – At least 21 Idaho school districts are unilaterally imposing contract terms on teachers this week, after failing to reach agreement with local teachers unions – an option for …


Education Notebook: Third-grader wins state contest

Tristan Krzyzanek, a third-grader at Prairie View Elementary School in the Mead School District, has a love for science and building things that’s out of this world. His passion recently …


Schedules in EVSD will be changing

East Valley School District students will have different schedules next year. The district is changing its transportation and class schedule to help bus students to Continuous Curriculum School and to …


Summer meal program

The Spokane Public Schools District’s free summer meal program, which offers free breakfast and lunch, will begin Monday. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday, through Aug. 23, unless otherwise …


Free summer meals available for children

With the end of school, many low-income children may not have an opportunity for a hot lunch or breakfast. School districts in the area will offer breakfast and lunch at …


Odyssey stages student play

Eighth-graders in the Spokane Public Schools Odyssey Program had the opportunity to get out of the classroom and get up on the stage in their performance of “Beyond the Mountains,” …


Getting There: EWU students’ device to help investigate wrecks

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office may soon be able to pinpoint the exact speed a vehicle was going when it crashed thanks to a device created by four Eastern Washington …


Spokane Public Schools avoids further cuts

Spokane Public Schools’ budget situation for the 2012-’13 school year is better than it has been in almost a decade, meaning there will be no layoff notices or agonizing decisions …


Gardening: Students, golf courses connect for day of learning

There’s nothing quite like a field trip to make classroom lessons come alive. Recently, about 50 students from local schools spent a day on the beautiful grounds of the Spokane …


Washtucna student claims principal sat on him as punishment

The principal of the tiny Washtucna School in Adams County is facing a criminal investigation after a 14-year-old boy said the man sat on him as punishment. The Adams County …


Spotlight: Impressive lineup set for Sandpoint

A swanky cocktail lounge. A dance with Mr. Jones. A trip into the danger zone. All this and more are on tap this summer as the Festival at Sandpoint celebrates …


Education Notebook: NWC band plans spring craft fair

The Northwest Christian Schools Crusader band department will hold its first spring craft fair at the High School Activity Center, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. …


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 …


Superintendents of Spokane Public Schools through the years

• June 1888-Feb. 1889 Bruce Wolverton • Feb. 1889-June 1889 E.C. Houston • July 1889-June 1899 David Bemiss • July 1899-June 1903 J.F. Saylor • July 1903-June 1908 J.A. Tormey …


Community School helps students with bikes

Riding her new purple bike, Holmes Elementary fifth-grader Bryanna Coopersmith patiently waited her turn last month during Community School’s Bike Closet mobile bike clinic at the school. Bryanna and nine …


Cheney Jazz Band named champions in Mead festival

The Cheney High School Jazz Band shared their musical talent at the Mead Jazz Festival in March and impressed the judges, coming home overall sweepstakes champions. The Jazz Band is …


Curriculum hooks up with Trout in the Classroom

Trout are spawning a watershed of educational opportunities for Spokane County kids. A thousand fertilized rainbow eggs divvied out to 10 elementary schools have hatched a semester of lessons in …


Rockin’ Art fundraiser for public schools this Friday

The Spokane Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Rockin’ Art fundraiser Friday. Works of art created by students, teachers and local artists are on display and up for purchase. …


Education Notes: Ferris to perform ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Ferris High School drama students will perform the William Shakespeare comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” in the school’s auditorium today, Friday and May 11-12 at 7 p.m. The show …


No guns found in home of student in shooting plot

Spokane police found no guns or school maps Tuesday in the home of a 16-year-old boy accused of planning a shooting at North Central High School.


Teen accused of plotting massacre at North Central High

A 16-year-old boy was arrested today for allegedly plotting a “Columbine-style shooting” at North Central High School.