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WSUV enrollment continues growth trend

10 a.m. September 17
Vancouver campus sees 5.4 percent increase over last fall

The student body continues to grow at Washington State University Vancouver, where enrollment increased by 5.4 percent over last fall.

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Food pantry aids hungry WSUV students

6 a.m. September 13
Financial aid problem in 2012 revealed extent of hunger on local campus

A 2012 financial aid system glitch at Washington State University that delayed the disbursement of millions of dollars in grants and loans also revealed just how needy some students really are. Many of the same students who relied on that money to pay for tuition and other expenses told school officials about being forced to make some very hard choices.

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Washington Supreme Court holds state in contempt

7:37 p.m. September 11

SEATTLE — The Washington Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education but withheld possible punishment until after the 2015 session.

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Hockinson School District to host facilities symposium

By The Columbian September 19, 2014 6 a.m.

BRUSH PRAIRIE — The Hockinson School District will host a symposium on Sept. 30 to discuss future facility needs.

Clark College age discrimination case can go to trial

By Staff and wire reports September 18, 2014 1:01 p.m.

OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court says that an instructor's claim that she wasn't hired for a tenure track teaching position at a community college in southwestern Washington can proceed to trial.

Book ignites controversy at Oregon board meeting

By Associated Press September 18, 2014 10:30 a.m.

MURPHY, Ore. — The story of a young woman growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution ignited controversy at an Oregon school board meeting.

Washougal School District to host forums on safety, enrollment

By The Columbian September 18, 2014 6 a.m.

The Washougal School District will hold several public forums on long-term planning this fall to gather feedback about student safety, enrollment growth and facilities capacity.

Public invited to learn about charter school

By The Columbian September 18, 2014 6 a.m.

The Washington State Charter School Commission is hosting a public forum regarding the first proposed charter school in Clark County. The meeting is 6 to 7 p.m. today at Educational Service District 112, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave. in the Klickitat and Skamania rooms. The forum is designed for commission members to hear from and learn from community members.

WSU and UW held talks on med school

By Associated Press September 17, 2014 12:11 p.m.

SPOKANE — Officials from the University of Washington and Washington State University held a couple of meetings earlier this year to discuss a possible deal on "co-branding" a medical school in Spokane.

Teen charged with sexual assault on team bus trip

By Associated Press September 17, 2014 12:07 p.m.

WENATCHEE — A 14-year-old high school freshman in Washington has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip.

WSUV enrollment continues growth trend

By Susan Parrish September 17, 2014 10 a.m.

The student body continues to grow at Washington State University Vancouver, where enrollment increased by 5.4 percent over last fall.

What's Up With That? Watch for stopping school buses, then check the type of road

By Scott Hewitt September 17, 2014 6 a.m.

What's Up With That? Stopping for school buses

Events set to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

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

The Washington School for the Deaf will celebrate International Deaf Awareness Week, Sept. 21-27, with various activities.

'Unauthorized' B.G. school bus: District was training new driver

By Emily Gillespie and Susan Parrish September 16, 2014 3:32 p.m.

The 'unauthorized school bus' reported to be offering rides to Battle Ground students last week was nothing more than a new bus driver and a trainer, according to a statement released by Battle Ground Police Department this afternoon.

Clark County teachers are awards finalists

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

State Superintendent Randy Dorn announced that five Washington teachers have been selected as state-level finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award is the highest honor for a K-12 mathematics or science teacher. Awards are given annually to teachers from each of the 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions.

Musical bus to collect school supplies

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

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools' Band-O-Gram bus will stop at eight locations around Clark County during a Thursday crowd-funding event sponsored by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington.

Food pantry aids hungry WSUV students

By Scott Hewitt September 13, 2014 6 a.m.

A 2012 financial aid system glitch at Washington State University that delayed the disbursement of millions of dollars in grants and loans also revealed just how needy some students really are. Many of the same students who relied on that money to pay for tuition and other expenses told school officials about being forced to make some very hard choices.

WSU Regents approve pursuit of medical school

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press September 12, 2014 3 p.m.

SPOKANE — The Washington State University board of regents has approved the administration's efforts to start a new medical school in Spokane.

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