While edging away from the volcano, you had to make sure to avoid the tsunami. Those were just some of the disasters that challenged more than 200 young problem-solvers at Salmon Creek Elementary School over the weekend.
The demand for highly trained workers in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — has created a need for advanced STEM training in high school classrooms. But finding highly qualified teachers with real-world STEM experience is challenging. One key reason is that STEM salaries are considerably higher than teacher salaries.
Unusual among college students, siblings Hannah Etengoff, 25, and Gabe Etengoff, 20, will complete their undergraduate degrees without accumulating any student loan debt.
By Claudia Rowe, The Seattle Times November 29, 2013 9:26 p.m.
SEATTLE — The finding was hard to believe, but year after year and in state after state, the numbers kept bearing it out: Sixth-graders who missed 20 days of class had, at best, a 20 percent chance of graduating from high school on time.
By Susan Parrish November 29, 2013 6 a.m.
When Shae Cecka enters Ryan Larrabee's classroom at Endeavour Elementary, a student shouts: "It's art!"
By Lucas Wiseman for The Columbian November 27, 2013 6 p.m.
When Google searching "50 Shades of Grey" and "WSU Vancouver," the last thing you expect to read about is an art gallery. The best-selling "Grey" series of bawdy novels features a fictional student at the very real branch campus of Washington State University.
By Tyler Graf November 27, 2013 8:20 a.m.
The Ridgefield School District will use the same search firm hired by Battle Ground Public Schools to find the district's next superintendent.
By The Columbian November 27, 2013 6 a.m.
Evergreen Public Schools was named among the top 10 connected school districts in the country by Edmodo, an educational technology company.
December 2, 2013 10:26 a.m.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Iris Awards, honoring women of achievement in Southwest Washington. Three Iris Awards may be presented annually for service in the public sector, service in the private sector and philanthropic leadership.
By The Columbian November 25, 2013 7:15 p.m.
Members of the board of directors of Vancouver Public Schools will meet in a board work session at 3 p.m. today at the Jim Parsley Center board room, 2901 Falk Road, to discuss Design II progress reports. No formal action will take place.
By MICHAEL MELIA and PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press November 25, 2013 1:34 p.m.
HARTFORD, Conn. — Why Adam Lanza went on his murderous shooting rampage at a Newtown elementary school is a mystery and may never be known, prosecutors said Monday in a report that closed out their yearlong investigation.
By TY BEAVER, Tri-City Herald November 25, 2013 6 a.m.
KENNEWICK — Washington State University Tri-Cities students will have athletics teams to root for next fall at the Richland campus.
By Associated Press November 24, 2013 3:20 p.m.
SEATTLE — Three young people from Washington state and one from Oregon are among this year's group of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the United States.
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press November 24, 2013 6 a.m.
SEATTLE — Drop-outs, gang members, kids who love sports, children with disabilities and creative kids who can't sit still are among the children charter school developers say they'll teach in the new public schools they want to open in Washington state next year.