Schools

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

Congressional art winners showcased

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

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler's office will host a Congressional Art Competition Showcase from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 20 at Aurora Gallery, 1004 Main St. The event is free.

Washougal School District to host new facility design talk

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

Heading into summer, the Washougal School District will kick off its pre-construction phase on three new campuses next month with a design symposium.

Whale Guy honored with mural at Woodland school

By Adam Littman May 13, 2015 9:59 p.m.

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

Legislators to teachers: Have you seen the budget?

By Lauren Dake May 13, 2015 7:44 p.m.

As thousands of local teachers protested Wednesday in an attempt to send lawmakers a message to boost school funding, some Southwest Washington Republicans had a ready retort: Have you seen the budget?

Teachers rally for funding around Clark County  

By Susan Parrish and Justin Runquist May 13, 2015 11:25 a.m.

Large groups of teachers are rallying around Clark County today in support of increased education funding and to vent their frustration with what they perceive as legislative inaction. The biggest rally of the day is taking place at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver.

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