Schools

Woman tackles college on the fly

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WSUV student, 44, balances studies with job as a flight attendant

Although turbulence has threatened flight attendant Karin Chandler's college path, she has stayed on course.

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Dreaming, working at VSAA

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Alumnus tells how persistence got him to amazing places, doing amazing things

Cole Hansell learned it pays to be persistent.

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Parking at premium near Union High

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Subdivision residents mull new rules as many students park on streets

Residents of a Clark County subdivision between Vancouver and Camas are considering rules that would dictate who could park in their neighborhood — but their plans might not stop there.

Local Everest College campus, others sell

By Susan Parrish November 20, 2014 4:49 p.m.

Students who attend Everest College in Vancouver will notice some welcome changes — including reduced tuition and more help finding a job — when the college is under new ownership and moves from for-profit to nonprofit status in January.

Washington school shooter's texts turned dark

By Associated Press November 20, 2014 11:13 a.m.

MARYSVILLE — A detective investigating the Oct. 24 shooting that claimed the lives of five teens at a Marysville high school says in court papers that the young shooter's texts turned dark during the week before the gunfire, with references to his funeral and the message "Bang bang I'm dead."

Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press November 20, 2014 10:40 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney shot three people at the school's library early Thursday before being killed by police, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

Evergreen school board elects new leadership

By The Columbian November 20, 2014 6 a.m.

The Evergreen Public Schools board of directors elected officers for the 2014-15 school year at Tuesday's regular school board meeting. Julie Bocanegra is president; Victoria Bradford is vice president; Todd Yuzuriha is legislative representative.

Skills Center cosmetology program gets a makeover

By Susan Parrish November 19, 2014 8:29 p.m.

Desi Scheu knew the dark hair on the mannequin would react to the bleach she applied to lighten it.

Portland school reacting to student sex videos

By Associated Press November 19, 2014 9:32 a.m.

PORTLAND — Grant High School in Portland is reacting to reports some students have been sharing videos of teens having sex on and off campus.

Deadline nears for Battle Ground schools' Aspire program

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

The Battle Ground Public Schools' Aspire program provides accelerated learning opportunities. The deadline for parents to nominate their first- through 12th-grade children for the annual Aspire testing is Dec. 5.

Vancouver school board, superintendent to attend conference

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

Members of the Vancouver Public Schools board of directors and Superintendent Steven Webb will attend the annual conference of the Washington State School Directors' Association Nov. 19 through 22 in Spokane.

Washougal schools ask voters for bond measure

By Justin Runquist November 18, 2014 9:56 p.m.

The Washougal School District will send voters a multimillion-dollar bond measure next year, hoping to gain approval to build three new schools and bolster security throughout the district.

Washougal seeks schools bond

By Justin Runquist November 18, 2014 6 a.m.

The Washougal School District is preparing to ask the community to support a multimillion-dollar bond measure that would fund the construction of three new schools.

Tough options for lawmakers on class sizes

By Lauren Dake November 17, 2014 7:09 p.m.

Vancouver Rep. Jim Moeller, one of the more liberal Democrats in the state House, told his colleagues a measure to reduce class sizes would create "nothing but problems." The state is about to find out if Moeller is right. By a slim margin, voters have approved Initiative 1351, which mandates reducing class sizes for all grades, kindergarten through 12th grade.

More international students at Washington colleges

By Associated Press November 17, 2014 12:53 p.m.

SEATTLE — Washington state is among the top states attracting international students to its colleges.

Crowded classrooms in growing Battle Ground district

By Susan Parrish November 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Shouts and squeals erupt from the busy playground at Daybreak Primary School during recess.

State Ed Board wants to end biology exam

By The Columbian November 15, 2014 12 p.m.

The Washington State Board of Education will ask the Legislature to eliminate the biology end-of-course test as a high school graduation requirement.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Local youths jump into ballet roles

By Sue Vorenberg November 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Annie Garcia has learned many ballet moves since she began dancing at age 3, but there's one in particular that will always be the Camas High School senior's favorite.