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Skills center seeks homeland security teacher

5:58 p.m. April 15
Program set to open this fall and prepare students for a spectrum of safety work

With increased security measures affecting airline passengers, computer users and many facets of daily life, the demand for trained security personnel is growing.

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Washougal High to mark a century of schooling

6 a.m. April 15
Graduates from 1931, '58 reflect on their early days

The end of this school year marks a major milestone for Washougal High School: the 100th anniversary of the school's first commencement.

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Vancouver teacher, family, visit the president

6 a.m. April 10
He reads students' 'I will' statements

A Vancouver teacher and her family with West Wing connections met President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on April 4.

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Battle Ground High trumpet player wins pair of soloist awards

By The Columbian April 16, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Battle Ground: A Battle Ground High School trumpet player won soloist awards at two recent jazz festivals. Sophomore Steve Montecucco won awards at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in California on March 30 and the Charles Mingus Jazz Festival in New York City on Feb. 16. Montecucco and other students traveled to the competitions with the American Music Program Jazz Band. Other Battle Ground trumpet players who attended the competitions include: Battle Ground High School juniors Mandy Quinn and Matthias Tyni, and Chief Umtuch Middle School eighth-grader Tyler Barnes.

Evergreen Public Schools keeps earning Energy Stars

By The Columbian April 16, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Evergreen Public Schools — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named the Evergreen school district a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" award winner. It recognizes continued leadership in protecting the environment through a long-term commitment to energy efficiency. Evergreen Public Schools has been an Energy Star partner since 2009. The Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" award is EPA's highest Energy Star honor.

Evergreen school directors will gather at SEH America

April 15, 2014 8 p.m.

Three or more members of the board of directors of Evergreen Public Schools plan to attend a 3 p.m. Thursday tour of SEH America, 4111 N.E. 112th Ave. No official action will be taken by the board.

Drug take-back events planned for April 26

April 15, 2014 7:54 p.m.

Local law enforcement agencies are inviting the public to discard old or unwanted medication safely at a drug take-back event.

Digital poetry exhibit will open with lecture at library

By The Columbian April 15, 2014 7:52 p.m.

Creative media and digital culture students at Washington State University Vancouver have curated a showcase of digital poetry, "Anthropoetry: Modern Expressions of the Human Condition," that will be exhibited April 23-26 at the Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.

McCleary report focus of panel

By Melissa Santos, The News Tribune April 15, 2014 7:39 p.m.

TACOMA — After meeting Monday with attorneys, state lawmakers say they’ll convene again April 29 to finalize the Legislature’s report to the state Supreme Court on a long-term plan to fund education in Washington.

Skills center seeks homeland security teacher

By Susan Parrish April 15, 2014 5:58 p.m.

With increased security measures affecting airline passengers, computer users and many facets of daily life, the demand for trained security personnel is growing.

Evergreen school board meets today

By The Columbian April 15, 2014 6 a.m.

The board of directors of Evergreen Public Schools will meet in workshop at 5:30 p.m. today in the conference room in the Green Compex at the Administrative Service Center, 13501 N.E. 28th St.

ESD 112 to build office at former airport site

By The Columbian April 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Educational Service District 112 plans to build a new office on 5.25 acres at the old Evergreen Airport site along Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard at 136th Avenue. ESD 112 paid $1.8 million for the parcel in October 2013, said Tim Merlino, chief fiscal officer at ESD 112.

Washougal High to mark a century of schooling

By Justin Runquist April 15, 2014 6 a.m.

The end of this school year marks a major milestone for Washougal High School: the 100th anniversary of the school's first commencement.

Oregon State launches craft beer project

By Associated Press April 14, 2014 6:51 p.m.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new project at Oregon State University is aiming to create a definitive historical archive of craft beer’s history and impact in Oregon.

Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press April 14, 2014 2:32 p.m.

BALTIMORE — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels’ remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College.

Education funding plan decision draws near

By Lauren Dake April 14, 2014 6 a.m.

John Deeder, the superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools, has made some difficult decisions in the past few years: His district laid off staff, slashed the budget and asked remaining employees to do more with fewer resources.

Washington State University considers medical school

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press April 13, 2014 3:16 p.m.

SPOKANE — Medical officials predict an aging population and expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will contribute to doctor shortages across the nation. In response to the projected need, Washington State University has begun exploring the feasibility of opening a medical school on its Spokane campus.

Solutions sought to reduce food waste at schools

By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times April 13, 2014 6 a.m.

It’s lunchtime at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, but 16-year-old Parrish Jackson has barely touched her turkey burger and apricots.

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