The Battle Ground Public Schools' Aspire program provides accelerated learning opportunities. The deadline for parents to nominate their first- through 12th-grade children for the annual Aspire testing is Dec. 5.
Vancouver Rep. Jim Moeller, one of the more liberal Democrats in the state House, told his colleagues a measure to reduce class sizes would create "nothing but problems." The state is about to find out if Moeller is right. By a slim margin, voters have approved Initiative 1351, which mandates reducing class sizes for all grades, kindergarten through 12th grade.