Toting gallons of coffee and tea, dozens of Starbucks employees descended upon Crestline Elementary School on Wednesday to bring a welcome coffee break to the teachers and staff preparing the new school for opening day.
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.
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.
By The Columbian July 29, 2014 6 a.m.
Vancouver Public Schools announced the following staff changes at its Family-Community Resource Centers.
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.
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.
By The Columbian July 24, 2014 6 a.m.
With summer heat expected to envelop the Vancouver area this weekend, the Master Gardeners of WSU Extension Clark County will visit Esther Short Park on Saturday afternoon to demonstrate both the "heat island effect" that occurs in urban areas, as well as the natural, air conditioning benefit that trees offer.
By The Columbian July 24, 2014 6 a.m.
Clark College is introducing a new technical program and adjusting some existing programs to better meet needs of local employers.
By The Columbian July 23, 2014 6 a.m.
Vancouver — The Clark College board of trustees will hold a special work session/retreat from 8 a.m. to noon July 23 in Room 430 at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard.
By Susan Parrish July 21, 2014 6 a.m.
With access to a profusion of electronic communications devices, many school boards have not yet formulated policy allowing board members to participate in meetings via a state-of-the-art device — that is, state-of-the-art in 1876 — the telephone.
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press July 20, 2014 10:09 p.m.
SEATTLE — Seven groups have submitted proposals to open charter schools in Washington, in the second round of a new process to bring these independent public schools to the state.
By Scott Hewitt July 18, 2014 6 a.m.
Calling all high school theater geeks! That means you, stagehands and equipment techs, and you too, spotlight hogs and drama queens!
By Susan Parrish July 18, 2014 9:48 a.m.
Clark College is testing the waters to see whether the community is interested in a student-operated restaurant and brewery at The Academy in downtown Vancouver. The restaurant and brewery would open in two key outbuildings on the Academy campus: the laundry room and boiler room.
By The Columbian July 17, 2014 6 a.m.
Stepping up your fundraising, revitalizing your board of directors, strategic planning, grant writing and more topics vital to the smallest nonprofit agencies will be presented during "Grassroots Saturday," a daylong series of skill-building workshops.
By Tom Vogt July 16, 2014 6:28 p.m.
Several waterfowl that smashed through a helicopter windscreen caused the crash that killed Capt. Christopher Stover of Vancouver and three other Air Force personnel on Jan. 7.