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Editorial: Ample school funding isn’t enough

The Washington Constitution requires “ample” school funding. Spokane and the entire state are learning that ample funding is not enough.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Spokane school officials lobby for more special education money, but not higher local levies

With the clock ticking toward Sunday’s scheduled end of the legislative session and a possible deal on the state operating budget, Spokane Public Schools officials were making pleas Monday to …


Wally Watson: Olympia is limiting our ability to support our own children’s education

The state’s levy restrictions went too far, and now districts in Eastern Washington are facing budget cuts. There are solutions, but senators such as Schoesler and Holy apparently are opposed.


Mikayla Fox: Teachers are worth much more than test scores

325. That is the number of staff members within just Spokane Public Schools who were told on Wednesday that they were being laid off. I am a freshman at North …