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Battle Ground teachers picket for better funding

7:51 p.m. May 20
They gather at busy intersection before and after classes

BATTLE GROUND — About a dozen Battle Ground teachers picketed before and after school Wednesday to proclaim their unhappiness with state education funding.

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Bill aims to punish teachers who go on strike

8:45 p.m. May 19
Olympia hearing goes on during 1-day walkout in Seattle area

SEATTLE — After thousands of teachers marched through downtown Seattle on Tuesday as part of a one-day walkout, lawmakers heard testimony in Olympia on a bill that would punish teachers for going on strike.

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Whale Guy honored with mural at Woodland school

9:59 p.m. May 13

WOODLAND — Sandi George was at a Ptarmigan Mountaineering Club meeting 30-plus years ago when John L. Ford gave a presentation on whales.

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Bits 'n' Pieces: Clark College student helps Rose Festival bring history to life

May 22, 2015 6 a.m.

She can do it! And, she can sign it for you! Clark College student Adeena Wade was a finalist in last year's Rose Festival "Search for Queen Thelma" contest, which would have seen her portraying first-ever Rose Festival Queen Thelma Hollingsworth — if she'd won.

Centers help VPS aid poor students

By Susan Parrish May 21, 2015 8:53 p.m.

When a group of students at Discovery Middle School consistently missed school, adult mentors met with the students to find out why the kids were absent.

Ex-Skyview teacher, coach sentenced for sex crime

By Associated Press, The Columbian May 21, 2015 10:34 a.m.

Former Skyview High School teacher and baseball coach Eric Estes was sentenced to five years of probation for a 1998 sex crime.

Battle Ground teachers picket for better funding

By Susan Parrish May 20, 2015 7:51 p.m.

BATTLE GROUND — About a dozen Battle Ground teachers picketed before and after school Wednesday to proclaim their unhappiness with state education funding.

Battle Ground teachers to picket before, after school Wednesday

By The Columbian May 19, 2015 7:31 p.m.

Battle Ground teachers will do informational picketing before and after school Wednesday to protest the Washington Legislature's failure to fully fund basic education, reduce K-12 class sizes, and provide increased pay and benefits for teachers and school employees.

Battle Ground teachers to picket

By Susan Parrish May 19, 2015 1:18 p.m.

Battle Ground teachers will wave signs and do informational picketing before and after school Wednesday.

Bill aims to punish teachers who go on strike

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press May 19, 2015 8:45 p.m.

SEATTLE — After thousands of teachers marched through downtown Seattle on Tuesday as part of a one-day walkout, lawmakers heard testimony in Olympia on a bill that would punish teachers for going on strike.

Survey finds sports stand out at EWU

By Associated Press May 19, 2015 9:55 a.m.

SPOKANE — Winning football and basketball teams are giving Eastern Washington University a statewide reputation.

WSU students work with local businesses

By The Columbian May 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Washington State University’s Carson College of Business gave recognition last week to three student teams involved in the university’s Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program, which connects student teams and volunteer business mentors with businesses in need of technical assistance

Vancouver schools named finalist in technology initiative

By The Columbian May 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver Public Schools has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of nine national finalists to highlight the role district leaders play in using technology to transform schools. The education department considered 400 school districts across the country before narrowing the field to 31 semifinalists. Interviews with superintendents determined the nine finalists.

Report ranks three local high schools

By The Columbian May 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Three Clark County high schools recently were ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best public high schools in the nation.

Vancouver schools move managers for 2015-2016

By Susan Parrish May 18, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver Public Schools has announced several administrative changes for the 2015-16 school year. Assignments are subject to school board approval.

Green Mountain seeks school superintendent

By Justin Runquist May 16, 2015 6:29 p.m.

The Green Mountain School District is looking for a new superintendent for the upcoming school year.

La Center teen identified in Hockinson fatality

By Emily Gillespie and Susan Parrish May 16, 2015 2:12 p.m.

A 17-year-old boy killed in a single-vehicle crash south of Hockinson early Friday morning has been identified as Adam C. Karlsen of La Center. The cause of death was blunt head trauma, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

Dozer Day: Great excavations

By Adam Littman May 15, 2015 6:33 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — While Maddie Pratt, 5, enjoyed operating an excavator, she thought it was a bit loud sitting on the driver's seat of the construction vehicle.

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