Schools

Class-size measure looks poised to pass

6:40 p.m. October 29
There is no organized opposition campaign against effort

With less than a week before Election Day, the initiative to reduce class sizes in Washington seems poised to pass.

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Teacher-librarians fill high-tech role

6 a.m. October 29
Vancouver district earns national recognition for reinventing position

As schools have stepped boldly into the 21st century, so have school librarians.

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Clark College music professor places third in competition

5:59 a.m. October 29

Central Park — Clark College Music Department Chairman and Oregon Sinfonietta Music Director Donald Appert recently placed third place in the national The American Prize in Orchestral Programming competition.

Mount Pleasant again seeks levy to support school district

By Justin Runquist October 20, 2014 11:05 p.m.

The Mount Pleasant School District is once again seeking voter approval for a two-year, $310,000 maintenance and operations levy that voters defeated in February.

Student struck by Vancouver school district bus

By Lauren Dake October 20, 2014 8:41 p.m.

Student hit by Vancouver School District school bus

Out of cancer, into the light

By Marissa Harshman October 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Last fall was an exciting time for Kendall Jones.

Women fall back in tech; reasons not entirely clear

By Janet I. Tu, The Seattle Times October 19, 2014 6 a.m.

SEATTLE — When Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said earlier this month that women needn't ask for raises but should trust in the system to get the pay they deserved, a firestorm of reaction ignited around the issues of unequal pay for men and women and the gender gap in the technology industry.

WSUV observes 50 years since Civil Rights Act

By The Columbian October 18, 2014 12 p.m.

Washington State University Vancouver will observe the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act with a two-day free symposium, "The Power of Racial Coalition," on Oct. 29-30. It will feature film footage, lectures and panel discussions.

Union High vies for safe-driving grant

By The Columbian October 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Union High School's leadership/marketing students are vying for a $100,000 grant in a nationwide contest that promotes teen driver safety. The campaign encourages teen drivers to make smart choices including not texting, using both hands on the wheel and keeping both eyes on the road.

Education officials will re-examine standardized tests

By Lyndsey Layton, The Washington Post October 18, 2014 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The standardized test, a hallmark of the accountability movement that has defined U.S. public education since 2002, is under growing attack from critics who say students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade are taking too many exams.

Vancouver school chief attends D.C. meetings

By The Columbian October 17, 2014 8:43 p.m.

Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steven Webb joined more than 150 educators and representatives from businesses and nonprofit agencies in Washington, D.C., for the League of Innovative Schools meeting Oct. 5-7.

Vancouver Public Schools board to revisit policy

By Susan Parrish October 17, 2014 8:31 p.m.

The board of Vancouver Public Schools will reconsider its current policy of giving only the mandated 24-hour notice of special meetings and work sessions. Two board members made the request to reconsider the policy at Tuesday's board meeting.

Vancouver district school tour is Nov. 7

By The Columbian October 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver Public Schools' first patron tour of the 2014-2015 school year is Nov. 7. Led by Superintendent Steve Webb, the tour will provide an in-depth look at learning opportunities at Fruit Valley Community Learning Center and Peter S. Ogden Elementary School.

Stevenson teacher returns to classroom after bullying investigation

By Justin Runquist October 16, 2014 1:41 p.m.

A Stevenson High School science teacher whose firing squad-style disciplinary method came to light last week will keep her job.

Charter panel leader shares blunt message

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press October 15, 2014 8:35 p.m.

SEATTLE — It takes more than passion to start a charter school.

Renton high school student sues over F on test

By Associated Press October 15, 2014 11:35 a.m.

RENTON — A Renton high school student accused of cheating on a test is suing the school district over the F-grade she was given for chemistry last year.

Resource center big help at Silver Star Elementary

By Susan Parrish October 15, 2014 10:10 a.m.

When the family of a student at Silver Star Elementary was going to be homeless for two nights, Melanie Green called Jim Fitzpatrick, senior pastor at CrossPointe Baptist Church, about a mile from the school.

Clark College to add first bachelor's degree

By The Columbian October 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver — Clark College has received the green light for its first baccalaureate degree. Starting in fall 2015, the college will offer a Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.