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.
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.
November 23, 2013 6 a.m.
Parents who wish to have their students in grades two through seven tested for next school year's ASPIRE program for highly capable students in the Battle Ground Public Schools have until Dec. 6 to complete the application.
By Associated Press November 22, 2013 11:59 a.m.
SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge heard arguments Friday over the constitutionality of Washington’s new charter school law.
By The Columbian November 22, 2013 6 a.m.
One hundred and fifty Hockinson High School seniors learned CPR on Thursday.
By The Columbian November 21, 2013 8:36 p.m.
Members of the board of directors of Vancouver Public Schools and Superintendent Steven Webb will attend workshops, presentations and educational clinics through Sunday at the annual conference of the Washington State School Directors' Association at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. No formal action will take place.
By Stephanie Rice November 21, 2013 8:11 p.m.
The holiday tradition of Salvation Army bell ringers had a different rollout in Clark County on Thursday, with the first annual "Kettle Kick Off" featuring mayors and other civic leaders at Fred Meyer stores.
By The Columbian November 21, 2013 6 a.m.
Evergreen Public Schools is looking for three volunteers to serve two-year terms on the district's Instructional Materials Committee.