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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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Dog gives ailing Battle Ground teen new leash on life

6 a.m. December 15
Battle Ground teen who lost lower leg after being hit by car receives service canine, helping him cope with depression

Losing part of a leg at age 16 hasn't been easy for Justin Carey. The Battle Ground High School student has had to re-learn how to walk, this time on a prosthetic leg. He takes an hour longer to get ready in the morning and has had to learn to drive with his left foot. But the biggest change he's had to deal with is letting go of his dreams of one day joining the military — a heartbreaking reality he's still facing.

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Education budget gets varied response from local officials

7:52 p.m. December 16
They offer praise, criticism of $2.3 billion Inslee plan

Local officials' reaction to the governor's education budget, which was unveiled this week, ranged from praising his proposal as ambitious to slamming it as insufficient.

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More School News

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

Police investigate Camas High employee for alleged touching

By Justin Runquist December 18, 2014 1:40 p.m.

A Camas High School employee is on paid administrative leave, facing allegations of inappropriately touching female students.

Seattle charter school placed on probation

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press December 18, 2014 9:49 a.m.

OLYMPIA — Washington's first charter school has been placed on probation for not meeting all the requirements of its charter.

Students use mushrooms to grow recycling efforts

By Susan Parrish December 18, 2014 6 a.m.

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

Vancouver Public Schools seeks board member

By The Columbian December 17, 2014 10 a.m.

Vancouver Public Schools invites community members to apply for the unexpired position of board member Mari Greves. She retires Jan. 13.

Clark College seeks clothing donations

By The Columbian December 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark College Career Services is seeking clothing and cash donations for its 11th Annual Career Clothing Closet. The closet will be open for students to choose clothing April 23 and 24 before the college's annual career fair, which precedes spring graduation.

Ridgefield schools celebrate end of 2-year construction project

By The Columbian December 17, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Ridgefield — The Ridgefield School District celebrated the completion of its $49 million construction project on Dec. 6 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Ridgefield High School. In 2012, voters passed a bond so the growing district could upgrade and expand its campuses.

Art by Laurin Middle School students on exhibit

By The Columbian December 17, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Brush Prairie — Young artists at Laurin Middle School are being highlighted at a public art exhibit in Vancouver this winter. The 160 pieces of student art are on display at New Seasons Market, 2100 S.E. 164th Ave., through Jan. 7. A reception to celebrate the artists' achievements was held last week.

Education budget gets varied response from local officials

By Lauren Dake December 16, 2014 7:52 p.m.

Local officials' reaction to the governor's education budget, which was unveiled this week, ranged from praising his proposal as ambitious to slamming it as insufficient.

Evergreen school district leads in new certified teachers

By The Columbian December 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Washington ranks first nationwide for having the largest number of new National Board Certified teachers. A total of 946 Washington teachers achieved the certification this year. That is nearly twice the state's 2013 number.

Courtyard Village tenants may get extension

By Scott Hewitt December 15, 2014 8:29 p.m.

The deadline for the first wave of families to start vacating Courtyard Village Apartments has been extended for a potential two weeks, according to residents and the family-community resource coordinator at nearby Washington Elementary School.

Gov. Inslee announces his education funding plan

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press December 15, 2014 7:45 p.m.

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee is starting a week of budget announcements on Monday with his plan for funding education.

In wake of shooting, extra cops at Portland schools today

By AP and The Columbian December 15, 2014 6:23 a.m.

PORTLAND — Police say extra officers are patrolling Monday at Rosemary Anderson High School in Portland where four people were wounded in Friday's shooting.

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