School districts sweat out budget

6 a.m. April 26
As Legislature prepares for special session, superintendents can't map out plans in ink yet

La Center School District Superintendent Mark Mansell pictures himself locked in a game of chess with the state Legislature. His goal is to be several moves ahead.

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Students big, small bond over books

6 a.m. April 22
WSUV teachers-in-training, 3rd-graders benefit from program

BATTLE GROUND — Atticus Tatum, 26, settled into a short chair in the library at Captain Strong Primary in Battle Ground. Clutching library books, third-graders David Josephson and Ian Ebinger, both 9, sat in chairs across from him.

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Prairie High School music program picks up multiple awards

5:59 a.m. April 22

Brush Prairie — The Prairie High School Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band both took home awards from the WorldStrides Heritage Seattle Music Festival, held April 9-12.

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Sedro-Woolley School Board deems teacher's strike 'illegal'

By Associated Press April 28, 2015 11:19 a.m.

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — A northern Washington school district has declared a planned teachers union strike illegal, but that won't stop the planned rally.

Union High School students debate in N.Y.

By The Columbian April 28, 2015 6 a.m.

Union High School students will compete for a $10,000 grand prize in a national debate competition in New York City on Saturday.

Clark College celebrates Latino culture, literacy

By The Columbian April 28, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark College invites the community to an evening of free, family activities celebrating Latino culture and the value of literacy from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

Hockinson High School alumnae in Nepal during quake

By Patty Hastings April 27, 2015 9:47 p.m.

A pair of friends with ties to Clark County were volunteering in Kathmandu, Nepal, when the magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck.

Proposed local charter school files notice

By The Columbian April 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver — The Washington State Charter School Commission has received eight notices of intent to apply from eight nonprofit organizations. One was from a proposed charter school in Clark County.

Gov. Jay Inslee, thousands of teachers rally at Capitol

By DERRICK NUNNALLY, Associated Press April 25, 2015 2:44 p.m.

OLYMPIA — Thousands of teachers and their supporters crowded the steps of the Washington state Capitol's legislative building for a rally Saturday morning to call for teacher pay raises, smaller class sizes and less standardized testing.

Proposed Vancouver charter school files notice

April 25, 2015 6 a.m.

VANCOUVER — The Washington State Charter School Commission has received eight notices of intent to apply from eight nonprofit organizations. One was from a proposed charter school in Clark County.

Fake bomb 'Promposal' gains national notoriety

By Justin Runquist April 23, 2015 9:07 p.m.

All Ibrahim Ahmad wanted was a date for the prom, but instead he found himself with a five-day suspension and national notoriety.

Camas softball coach put on administrative leave

By Susan Parrish and Paul Valencia April 23, 2015 7:07 p.m.

A science teacher and varsity softball coach at Camas High School was placed on administrative leave Wednesday while Camas School District officials conduct an investigation.

Teachers in 1-day protest walk out in 3 districts

By Associated Press and The Columbian April 23, 2015 12:07 p.m.

MARYSVILLE — Teachers in three Washington school districts have staged brief walkouts, calling for better pay and asking state legislators to completely fund a voter-approved initiative that would lower the number of students per class.

Vancouver Eagles Scouts reunite for 50th anniversary

By Tom Vogt April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

Twelve boys in Vancouver's Troop 326 became Eagle Scouts in 1965. Fifty years later, the lessons that came with all those merit badges are still part of their lives.

Battle Ground students' artwork on display May 4-22

April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

Battle Ground Public Schools will celebrate student artists during the district's 56th annual Student Art Show featuring more than 800 pieces of art, including 3-D sculptures, ceramics, drawings, digital art, photography and paintings by students from kindergarten through high school. The public is invited to view the artwork from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on school days from May 4-22 at Captain Strong Primary School, 1002 N.W. Sixth Ave., Battle Ground.

Tibetan monks to create sand mandala

By The Columbian April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

Six Tibetan Buddhist monks will construct a sand mandala, a complex symbol created with colored sand, May 4-8 in Cannell Library at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. It is a free, public event.

Image Elementary, Gaiser Middle feted

By The Columbian April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

Image Elementary in Evergreen Public Schools has decreased energy use by 68 percent since 2009. That garnered the school a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools designation, one of three in the state and 58 schools nationwide announced by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Wednesday.

Student's prom proposal bombs, results in suspension  

By Justin Runquist April 22, 2015 5:31 p.m.

A La Center High senior was suspended from school Wednesday for strapping a fake bomb around his waist in a stunt to ask a girl to prom.

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