Schools

Seton Catholic High seeks permanent home

6 a.m. June 30
New building would allow move out of leased space

Seton Catholic College Preparatory High School plans to break ground on a new school this fall. The new building is scheduled to open fall 2016.

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Bits 'n' Pieces: Union High senior project leaves behind pair of aquariums

6 a.m. June 27

Students at Union High School will be able to daydream by a miniature ocean, thanks to graduating senior April Fisher. For her independent study, she pitched the idea of creating and installing two 180-gallon saltwater aquariums in the school's environmental science and engineering building. One tank features a variety of colorful saltwater fish, and the other features living coral.

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Trades offer opportunities in Clark County

6 a.m. June 28
Schools, parents, students should look at the building industry with new eyes

At a time when countless college graduates find that they are underemployed and saddled with crushing student debt, it is time for educators and policymakers to re-examine the widely held belief that a college degree represents the only road to success.

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Washington students seem to find new tests more challenging

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press July 2, 2015 12:02 p.m.

SEATTLE — Preliminary results in Washington state from the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards show students are finding the new exams more challenging than the old state tests.

Evergreen school district bans fireworks at schools

By The Columbian July 2, 2015 5:59 a.m.

Evergreen Public Schools has banned fireworks on school property due to unusually hot and dry weather conditions.

New rules seek to address misconduct by trade schools

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press July 1, 2015 5:09 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.

SELF gets $40K grant for future development

By The Columbian July 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Support for Early Learning and Families, shortened to SELF, has received a one-year $40,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust. The grant will be used to assess current infrastructure and to create and implement a plan for future development.

Schools chief Dorn blasts Legislature, says budget unconstitutional

By Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times July 1, 2015 6 a.m.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn is urging the state Supreme Court to reject the Legislature's $38.2 billion budget deal, arguing lawmakers have again failed in their constitutional duty to fund schools.

Washington Legislature cuts state tuition by 15-20 percent

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press June 30, 2015 2:10 p.m.

SEATTLE — A decision this week to cut tuition for Washington state's public universities by 15 to 20 percent over the next two years is a rare move that national experts believe could influence other states as they come out from under the recession.

Fireworks prohibited on Vancouver school grounds

June 30, 2015 2:03 p.m.

Fireworks are prohibited on Vancouver Public Schools' ground and parking lots because of the increased fire risk this summer.

Seton Catholic High seeks permanent home

By Susan Parrish June 30, 2015 6 a.m.

Seton Catholic College Preparatory High School plans to break ground on a new school this fall. The new building is scheduled to open fall 2016.

Trades offer opportunities in Clark County

By JACK HARROUN for The Columbian June 28, 2015 6 a.m.

At a time when countless college graduates find that they are underemployed and saddled with crushing student debt, it is time for educators and policymakers to re-examine the widely held belief that a college degree represents the only road to success.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Union High senior project leaves behind pair of aquariums

By Ashley Swanson June 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Students at Union High School will be able to daydream by a miniature ocean, thanks to graduating senior April Fisher. For her independent study, she pitched the idea of creating and installing two 180-gallon saltwater aquariums in the school's environmental science and engineering building. One tank features a variety of colorful saltwater fish, and the other features living coral.

Battle Ground school district makes administrative changes

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

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Public Schools has announced more administrative changes for the 2015-16 school year. Ron Hutchison will be interim principal at Pleasant Valley Primary School. He will replace Melissa Mitchell, who recently resigned.

Summer book sale 'like being in a candy store'

By Susan Parrish June 26, 2015 6:16 p.m.

Isaiah Tsikayi, 9, was so excited he wanted to set his alarm for 5:30 a.m. Friday so his family could arrive early.

Hundreds of bilingual graduates earn new state seal

By John Higgins, The Seattle Times June 26, 2015 10:28 a.m.

High-school graduates who speak more than one language can now prove it with diplomas bearing Washington state's new Seal of Biliteracy.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Opus School spreads student jams to east county

By Scott Hewitt June 26, 2015 6 a.m.

Rob Melton wanted so badly to be a rock star.

Battle Ground schools urged to weigh facilities bond measure

By The Columbian June 26, 2015 6 a.m.

The board of directors at Battle Ground Public Schools should consider bringing a bond measure to voters as early as February.

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