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Inslee criticized for ignoring school levy equity

2:30 p.m. December 21

SEATTLE — When the Washington Supreme Court told the Legislature it needed to fix the way the state pays for public schools, it also ordered lawmakers to stop relying so much on local levy dollars to pay for basic education.

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Lions make holidays bright

8:35 p.m. December 18

Service organization helps ensure Washington Elementary students, families have Christmas gifts

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Students use mushrooms to grow recycling efforts

6 a.m. December 18
Hudson's Bay teacher, students are state winners in national contest

Lifting the lid from a plastic container, Cedric Hitzeman broke off a chunk of waste cardboard and paper decomposing with the aid of mushrooms.

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More School News

Teacher, Scouts leader accused of having child porn

By Paris Achen December 26, 2014 4:56 p.m.

A Boy Scouts leader who works as a substitute teacher for Evergreen Public Schools is accused of possessing child pornography.

Arraignment delayed in Camas High molestation case

By Paris Achen December 26, 2014 11:31 a.m.

An arraignment hearing for a Camas High School custodian and assistant softball coach accused of inappropriately touching more than a dozen female students has been delayed for two weeks because the defendant has not yet retained an attorney. Clark County Superior Court Judge Robert Lewis also recused himself Friday because the man coached Lewis' son.

GOP hopes splitting state budget for schools possible this year

By Leah Todd, The Seattle Times December 26, 2014 10:19 a.m.

Some House Republicans are again proposing to split education funding from the rest of the state budget, saying it would keep students from being used as bargaining chips as lawmakers decided the state spending plan.

Two Woodland teachers fired after dispute

By Lauren Kronebusch, The Daily News December 25, 2014 4:38 p.m.

LONGVIEW — Two Woodland Middle School teachers were fired Dec. 17, and parents, teachers and a union representative are speculating the firings were retribution for the teachers' accusations of unprofessional conduct by middle school principal Cari Thomson.

Workshop teaches students how to pay for college

By The Columbian December 25, 2014 10 a.m.

Learn how to pay for college at Washington State University Vancouver's Scholarships 101 Information Night at 6 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

Vancouver boy, 9, Oregon Rail Heritage Center's youngest docent  

By Susan Parrish December 24, 2014 5:04 p.m.

Vancouver 9-year-old, who dreams of becoming train engineer, Oregon Rail Heritage Center's youngest docent

Clark College receives grant for scholarships

By The Columbian December 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver — The Clark College Foundation received a $35,000 grant for scholarships for veterans and students enrolled in health-related programs at Clark College.

Spotlight on Youth

By Pauline Sipponen December 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Submissions: pauline.sipponen@columbian.com or 360-735-4524.

Children give thanks at Vancouver emergency room

By The Columbian December 24, 2014 5:59 a.m.

North Garrison Heights — Kids on Vancouver's Junior Joy Team and the Hough Elementary Leadership Team thanked hospital workers for their work Saturday to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center's Emergency Department.

Battle Ground jazz bands honored

By The Columbian December 24, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Battle Ground — Jazz bands from Battle Ground High School and Chief Umtuch Middle School received awards at the Skyview Jazz Festival on Dec. 6.

Washougal students decorate hope tree for care center residents

By The Columbian December 24, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Washougal — After reading "The Giving Tree" recently, third-graders at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School were inspired to give the gift of hope as a holiday project.

Camas coach, custodian accused of molestation appears in court

By Paris Achen December 22, 2014 4:58 p.m.

A Camas High School custodian and assistant softball coach appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Monday on suspicion of inappropriately touching more than a dozen female students.

Inslee criticized for ignoring school levy equity

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press December 21, 2014 2:30 p.m.

SEATTLE — When the Washington Supreme Court told the Legislature it needed to fix the way the state pays for public schools, it also ordered lawmakers to stop relying so much on local levy dollars to pay for basic education.

Camas High assistant softball coach arrested on sexual misconduct allegations

By Justin Runquist December 19, 2014 4:18 p.m.

Police arrested a Camas High School custodian and assistant softball coach Friday on suspicion of inappropriately touching more than a dozen young female students.

Lions make holidays bright

By Susan Parrish December 18, 2014 8:35 p.m.

Service organization helps ensure Washington Elementary students, families have Christmas gifts

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