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Friendship blossoms at Clark College Sakura Festival

9:12 p.m. April 16
Annual event celebrates tie between Vancouver, Japanese city

Vancouver celebrated the 10th annual Sakura Festival at Clark College under deep blue skies and pale pink cherry blossoms Thursday afternoon.

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Skyview students go inside the noggin

7:23 p.m. April 16
Neuroscience outreach group gives them closeup view of sheep brains in biology class

Angela Gonzalez experienced a homecoming at Skyview High School on Thursday morning.

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Clark College students to vote on fee hike for rec center

6 a.m. April 16
Money would go toward $16.3 million expansion of the college's O'Connell Sports Center

Clark College students are voting this week on a proposal to permanently increase student fees to fund a $16.3 million expansion and operation of the college's O'Connell Sports Center. The project would add 27,420 square feet to the existing facility and include new basketball courts, an elevated running track, expanded weight and cardio rooms, student spaces and a new food vendor.

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Bits 'n' Pieces: Nuances of chess hook Vancouver teenager

April 18, 2015 6 a.m.

For Samir Sen, chess is equal parts art and strategy.

Jobs picture brightens for grads

By PAUL WISEMAN, Associated Press April 18, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn't as easy as it used to be.

Vancouver schools official to lead Washougal district

By Justin Runquist April 17, 2015 5:40 p.m.

The Washougal School District has announced that Mike Stromme, a high-ranking administrator with Vancouver Public Schools, will become its new superintendent this summer.

School district hosts national meeting

By The Columbian April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

VANCOUVER — Vancouver Public Schools will welcome a select group of educators from across the nation from April 19 to 21 at The Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools' spring meeting in Vancouver.

Vancouver school board to attend meeting, dinner events

By The Columbian April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

VANCOUVER — Members of the board of directors of Vancouver Public Schools have been invited to attend two events from 3:30 to 9 p.m. April 19.

Friendship blossoms at Clark College Sakura Festival

By Susan Parrish April 16, 2015 9:12 p.m.

Vancouver celebrated the 10th annual Sakura Festival at Clark College under deep blue skies and pale pink cherry blossoms Thursday afternoon.

Evergreen school district sued by teacher

By Jessica Prokop April 16, 2015 7:26 p.m.

An Evergreen Public Schools teacher is suing the district because his employment contract wasn't renewed for the 2015-16 school year, despite his performance allegedly having never been found to be unsatisfactory.

Skyview students go inside the noggin

By Susan Parrish April 16, 2015 7:23 p.m.

Angela Gonzalez experienced a homecoming at Skyview High School on Thursday morning.

Air, hospitality academy lays off workers

By Gordon Oliver and Justin Runquist April 16, 2015 5:43 p.m.

Vancouver's International Air and Hospitality Academy has apparently fallen on challenging times. With declining enrollment, a number of employees were laid off this week at the small career college.

Washington's first charter school making improvements

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press April 16, 2015 12:30 p.m.

TACOMA — Washington's first charter school appears to be making the improvements state officials have ordered the struggling school to make.

Clark College students to vote on fee hike for rec center

By Trå Friesen and Steven Cooper, for The Columbian April 16, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark College students are voting this week on a proposal to permanently increase student fees to fund a $16.3 million expansion and operation of the college's O'Connell Sports Center. The project would add 27,420 square feet to the existing facility and include new basketball courts, an elevated running track, expanded weight and cardio rooms, student spaces and a new food vendor.

Our Lady of Lourdes focuses on hunger

By The Columbian April 16, 2015 6 a.m.

The seventh-grade class at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School invites the community to join in a conversation about hunger from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 30 in the school gym, 4701 N.W. Franklin St.

Class size plan in legislative hot seat

By Lauren Dake April 15, 2015 7:20 p.m.

Leading up to the 2015 legislative session, the biggest question facing lawmakers was how they planned to adequately fund the state's public schools.

Senate Republicans: Teacher pay reform needed to fix budget

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press April 15, 2015 2:03 p.m.

SEATTLE — Republicans in the state Senate want most teacher salary negotiations to be statewide, with fewer local dollars going to pay educators.

Clark College to host forum on inequality

By The Columbian April 15, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark College is hosting a panel discussion about wealth and inequality based on French economist Thomas Piketty's book, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century." The public is invited to the free event at 6 p.m. April 23 in Foster Auditorium at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m.

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