Education

Educators meeting Tuesday night to ratify contract

Several thousand Spokane Education Association members still don't know the details of a new contract that helped avert a strike last Friday, but Tuesday night they'll not only find out those details but will vote whether or not to accept it.

More teacher strikes looming in Seattle, Spokane

As Pasco teachers walked the picket lines for a second day on Wednesday, a series of marathon contract negotiations in Spokane maybe be moving school employees closer to an agreement while Seattle teachers are heading toward a strike vote on Thursday.

Union preparing teachers to strike Friday

The Spokane school district and Spokane Education Association had a full day of bargaining meetings as they try to reach an agreement and avoid a possible strike by teachers Friday morning.

New school year means new bus routes

Spokane Public Schools are moving to an extended school day this academic year, which means both bus routes and pick-up times have changed a little as more than 150 drivers transport an average of 7,000 students every day.

Teachers, District going down to wire on contract talks

Teachers unions across Washington are threatening to strike if there's not a contract agreement by September 1 and, with local students heading back to class Monday, the Spokane teacher's union is meeting Friday night to discuss the latest contract proposal.

Hutton Elementary School gets a makeover

Hutton Elementary School was given a new look to transform it back to it's old roots. The goal was to bring out the historic features in the building from when it first opened in the 1920's.

School year extended for EV schools due to walkout

Students in the East Valley School District will have to wait an extra three days to begin their summer vacation. A one day teacher walkout next week pushes the last day of school back from Friday, June 12th to Monday, June 15th.