Schools

Inslee criticized for ignoring school levy equity

2:30 p.m. December 21

SEATTLE — When the Washington Supreme Court told the Legislature it needed to fix the way the state pays for public schools, it also ordered lawmakers to stop relying so much on local levy dollars to pay for basic education.

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Lions make holidays bright

8:35 p.m. December 18

Service organization helps ensure Washington Elementary students, families have Christmas gifts

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Students use mushrooms to grow recycling efforts

6 a.m. December 18
Hudson's Bay teacher, students are state winners in national contest

Lifting the lid from a plastic container, Cedric Hitzeman broke off a chunk of waste cardboard and paper decomposing with the aid of mushrooms.

WSUV brings program, artwork to downtown

By The Columbian December 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Students of the Washington State University Vancouver Creative Media and Digital Culture program are hosting two events beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday in downtown Vancouver.

VPS hires new leader for special services

By The Columbian December 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver Public Schools has hired Brenda Martinek as executive director of special services. The board of directors approved her appointment at its meeting Tuesday. Her annual salary is $131,928.

Clark College cooks up changes to culinary facilities

By Susan Parrish December 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark College is moving forward with plans to renovate its outdated culinary and baking facilities.

WSU regents approve health clinic on campus

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press December 12, 2014 7:48 p.m.

SPOKANE — Washington State University's board of regents on Friday approved the designs for a teaching health clinic on the WSU Spokane campus.

Schools to release for break on Dec. 19

By The Columbian December 12, 2014 6 a.m.

All K-12 public schools in Clark County release for winter break after classes on Dec. 19. That includes students in the Battle Ground, Camas, Evergreen, Green Mountain, Hockinson, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal and Woodland school districts.

Amboy students try hands at computer coding

By Susan Parrish December 11, 2014 7:48 p.m.

AMBOY — Two weeks ago in the White House, President Barack Obama kicked off a global effort geared to help kids learn basic computer coding. With students coaching him on either side, he wrote his first-ever computer code, a single line of JavaScript: moveForward(100). His line of code drew a line to complete a square on the computer screen.

School board member Greves to retire

By Susan Parrish December 11, 2014 4:42 p.m.

Mari Greves, longtime school board member with Vancouver Public Schools, announced her retirement at Tuesday's school board meeting. She will step down after the Jan. 13 board meeting.

High-speed Internet on its way to more schools

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press December 11, 2014 12:12 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to boost spending dramatically to bring high-speed Internet to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas. The $3.9 billion plan would likely increase Americans’ phone bills by about $2 a year.

WSU program offers ag entrepreneurship class

By The Columbian December 11, 2014 6 a.m.

Washington State University Clark County Extension will offer a 10-week course starting next month designed to help farmers hone their business and planning skills.

WSUV rally seeks justice for black lives

By Susan Parrish December 10, 2014 6:35 p.m.

Carrying hand-lettered signs that read "Black lives matter" and "We the people," about 75 students, staff and faculty gathered in front of the library at Washington State University Vancouver on Wednesday to speak out about police treatment of black men.

Washington's first charter school is struggling

By Associated Press December 10, 2014 10:18 a.m.

SEATTLE — Washington's first charter school is struggling months after opening its doors.

Police work with children to encourage reading

By The Columbian December 10, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Cascade Park West — The Vancouver Police Activities League hosted a literacy event at Crestline Elementary School on Dec. 4 to encourage reading and help cops connect with kids.

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press December 9, 2014 1:34 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Only a fraction of campus sexual assault victims go to police. Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it — or don't report it at all.

U of O teaching assistants: Talks, but no deal

By Associated Press December 9, 2014 9:41 a.m.

EUGENE, Ore. — The union reports that bargainers for the University of Oregon and striking graduate teaching assistants are negotiating Tuesday.

2 Washington teachers on short list for $1M prize

By Associated Press December 8, 2014 9:50 a.m.

SEATTLE — Two Washington teachers are on a short list for a $1 million international prize.

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