Education

Spokane schools cooking up healthier menu

If you have kids who go to school in District 81, the food they eat in the cafeterias will be changing, with more scratch cooking, healthier options and more locally grown produce.

Spokane schools working to re-balance budget

Spokane schools are over budget by millions of dollars and the school board is getting its first look at the district's plans to make up for the unexpected shortfall Wednesday evening.

Lawsuit filed in Idaho over Common Core

A group made up of about a dozen individuals along with the Idaho Freedom Foundation and Idaho Business Alliance filed a federal lawsuit saying that Congress never approved Common Core curriculum and if states are going to make agreements with one another that has to happen.

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.