Schools

Crestline rises from the ashes

7:42 p.m. August 14
School destroyed in 2013 fire ready to welcome students in September

Although crews are putting finishing touches on the new Crestline Elementary, teachers and staff are moving into the new school only 18 months after it was destroyed by arson.

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Young app-writers get with the programming, win

11 p.m. August 12
Congresswoman joins in award ceremony for House-backed contest

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, recognized four high school seniors Tuesday afternoon who likely are headed for careers in cutting-edge fields.

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Evergreen schools director state Administrator of Year

5:59 a.m. August 13

Landover-Sharmel — Susan Dixon, college, career and technical education director for Evergreen Public Schools, was picked as Administrator of the Year on Aug. 5 at the annual Washington Association for Career and Technical Education Conference in Yakima. Dixon considers herself a "servant leader," according to a press release. She has worked for the school district for 14 years. The College, Career and Technical Education Program helps high schoolers explore career paths and develop marketable skills.

Several clinics offer free back-to-school vaccinations

By Susan Parrish August 11, 2014 10 a.m.

Certain vaccinations are required to attend school. Ensuring that children's immunizations are current is another back-to-school step for Clark County families. Health care professionals emphasize the importance of childhood immunizations to protect children's health.

Make getting ready for back to school lesson in math

By Sara Bauknecht, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 8, 2014 6 a.m.

Ready or not, Labor Day is a few weeks away, which means so is another school year.

UO President Michael Gottfredson Resigns

By Amanda Peacher, Oregon Public Broadcasting August 7, 2014 9:50 a.m.

EUGENE, Ore. — The president of the University of Oregon Michael Gottfredson resigned Wednesday in a letter to the university board of trustees. He held the position for two years. Gottfredson did not indicate a reason for his departure.

Obama, Bush 1st ladies press for girls' education

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press August 6, 2014 2:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, first ladies from different generations and opposing political parties, spoke with one voice Wednesday on the importance of educating women and girls worldwide, saying countries will be more prosperous as a result.

12-year-old charged in fatal playground stabbing

By COREY WILLIAMS and PRIYA SRIDHAR, Associated Press August 6, 2014 10:23 a.m.

KENTWOOD, Mich. — The giggles and innocence neighbors associated with the playground at the Pinebrook Village mobile home park vanished in the screams of a 9-year-old boy, who witnesses and authorities said was stabbed in the back by a 12-year-old.

State schools chief says no sanctions are needed yet

By Associated Press August 4, 2014 7:52 p.m.

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers should be given until the 2015 legislative session to make progress in fixing how the state pays for public education, Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said in a brief to the state Supreme Court.

Syracuse ranks as No. 1 party school; Reed gets best profs

By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press August 4, 2014 10:21 a.m.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Syracuse University has claimed the title of nation's top party school.

House's history dug up

By Tom Vogt August 4, 2014 6 a.m.

That compact patch of neatly excavated landscape is another one of Fort Vancouver's historic crossroads, but on a more intimate scale.

HeLa teacher aims to excite her students to become disease detectives

By Susan Parrish August 3, 2014 6 a.m.

Susie Ridgway, a teacher at Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School, has a new mission: to get her students to consider a career as an epidemiologist. The first hurdle will be educating them about what epidemiology is, she said.

The Future Is on Display: Robotics at Fair

By Patty Hastings August 2, 2014 10:59 p.m.

Meet Pnemo, pronounced with a silent "p" as in pneumatics. You know, that branch of technology that deals with mechanical motion produced by pressurized gas? Pnemo can play catch, shoot hoops and zoom around — on his own or at the whim of the students controlling him. He's a robot made out of aluminum, steel, a computer and router, PVC pipes and a 12-volt battery, among other odds and ends.

Mural is students' artful approach to graffiti problem

By Stephanie Rice July 30, 2014 6 a.m.

The Vancouver City Council will fight a growing graffiti problem in multiple ways. Students from Peter S. Ogden Elementary School, however, took a more focused approach.

Vancouver Marine has explosive 4th of July

By Tom Vogt July 29, 2014 7:33 p.m.

Daniel Buzalsky spent July 4 listening to the same percussive soundtrack as most Americans: boom-boom-boom, crack-crack-crack.

Staff changes made at resource centers

By The Columbian July 29, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver Public Schools announced the following staff changes at its Family-Community Resource Centers.

No Child Left Behind waiver appears to be working

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press July 27, 2014 3:12 p.m.

SEATTLE — Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

Vancouver schools chief's compensation rises despite complaint

By Susan Parrish July 24, 2014 7:12 p.m.

In the climate of shrinking budgets, not many public employees have received a 28 percent increase in total compensation over the past six years. But Steve Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, has negotiated salary increases, additional cash outs and stipends to push his total compensation from $208,000 to more than $268,000 since starting the job in 2008.