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Tempers, tears at town hall on education

7:09 p.m. May 23
Sen. Rivers, Rep. Vick get earful from teachers at Camas meeting

CAMAS — Emotions ran high Saturday as local educators shared some of their struggles and concerns for their students during a town hall meeting with Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center and Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida.

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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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Audit finds flaw in Stevenson-Carson district's food services

By The Columbian May 28, 2015 6 a.m.

A state audit of the Stevenson-Carson School District's food services found the programs may have worked with vendors who are not allowed to do business with the federal government.

Kids' cultural parade set for Friday morning at Fort Vancouver

By The Columbian May 28, 2015 5:59 a.m.

More than 1,000 children from Vancouver and Evergreen schools will reflect their family roots Friday in the Children's Cultural Parade at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Teachers in Spokane area hold 1-day strike

By Associated Press May 27, 2015 11:15 a.m.

SPOKANE — About 3,000 teachers in the Spokane area are holding a one-day strike to protest the state Legislature's failure to increase school funding.

LSW Architects gives youth on-the-job experience

By Amy M.E. Fischer May 27, 2015 6 a.m.

The students want a taste of real-life work experience at an architectural firm. A 60-year-old downtown Vancouver architecture firm wants to mentor young people, recruit more top-notch employees and put Vancouver on the Northwest's architectural map.

Police investigate bomb threat at Washougal High School

By Justin Runquist May 26, 2015 9:15 p.m.

Students, staff and faculty evacuated Washougal High School on Tuesday morning while police investigated a bomb threat that turned out to be a false alarm.

Vancouver school board members to attend luncheon for Campbell

By The Columbian May 26, 2015 6 a.m.

Board members of Vancouver Public Schools have been invited to attend a luncheon today in Vancouver, but no formal board action will take place, district Superintendent Steven Webb announced Monday.

Fewer students study botany, more plant collections closing

By CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press May 25, 2015 11:05 a.m.

MOUNT IDA, Ark. — The teeming plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing herbaria.

Tempers, tears at town hall on education

By Jessica Prokop May 23, 2015 7:09 p.m.

CAMAS — Emotions ran high Saturday as local educators shared some of their struggles and concerns for their students during a town hall meeting with Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center and Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida.

City of Vancouver eyes land for new fire station

By Amy M.E. Fischer May 23, 2015 6 a.m.

The city of Vancouver is working on a deal with Vancouver Public Schools to buy school district property for a new fire station to replace Fire Station 2 at 400 E. 37th Street.

Vancouver district planning school facilities upgrades

By The Columbian May 23, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver Public Schools is undergoing a facilities planning process to address bringing its school facilities up to contemporary standards. At a community design symposium May 27, about 70 people will examine current trends and best practices in elementary school design. The by-invitation-only group includes students, parents, teachers, principals, administrators and community partners.

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.

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