Schools

Blind student learns about business through job-shadowing effort

6 a.m. January 29
He job-shadowed at a food cart on the Clark College campus

High school senior Jake Ergler works at a coffee shop and dreams of becoming a chef of his own restaurant someday.

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Vancouver teen featured Thursday on 'American Idol'

8:34 p.m. January 28

Daniel Seavey loves making people happy. To help him do that, he's got a sweet, clear, startlingly strong vibrato and a familiar way around the piano keys and guitar strings.

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Clark College biology students search for new lifesavers

10 a.m. January 28
School 1 of just 2 dozen chosen for project that seeks new antibiotics

Wearing a white lab coat and blue nitrile gloves, Ryan Kustusch stood in the front of his biology lab Tuesday at Clark College and instructed his students as they prepared to research new antibiotics.

WSU, UW eye new programs for Seattle area

By Katherine Long, The Seattle Times January 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Washington's two research universities are each exploring partnerships that could bring very different programs to Seattle's Eastside — one that could make it easy to earn a bachelor's degree in a community college, and another that would offer a master's degree to students wrestling with major societal issues.

Family gets keys to Habitat for Humanity home

By Tom Vogt January 19, 2015 7:30 p.m.

It was the focus of a high school math class and it was a volunteer project. In a couple of weeks, the Frost family will call it home.

Diverse group of volunteers plant trees on MLK Day of Service

By Scott Hewitt January 19, 2015 5:25 p.m.

What's reputedly the most gang-affected area in Clark County became the most volunteer-improved area on Monday morning.

WSUV teacher's book to become stage play

By The Columbian January 19, 2015 8 a.m.

Salmon Creek — A little more than three years ago, Desiree Hellegers, an associate professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver, published a book, and now she is turning her work into a play.

Habitat group's 31st home to be dedicated today

By Tom Vogt January 19, 2015 6 a.m.

The local Habitat for Humanity group will dedicate its 31st home in Clark County at 3 p.m. today.

Four Evergreen High School students visit German exhibit

By The Columbian January 18, 2015 10:34 p.m.

East Vancouver — Four seniors studying German at Evergreen High School were recently invited to visit the University of Oregon's White Rose exhibit, which honors a student-formed group who spoke out against the Nazis.

CAM Academy mathematics team proves it's cool

By The Columbian January 18, 2015 10:33 p.m.

Battle Ground — Math is cool, and the freshman mathematics team at CAM Academy is really cool.

Majority of public school students in poverty

By Lyndsey Layton, The Washington Post January 17, 2015 6 a.m.

For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, a statistic that has profound implications for the nation.

New board members join schools foundation

By The Columbian January 17, 2015 6 a.m.

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools has added the following board members for 2014-15:

Bits 'n' Pieces: Hockinson trio boil up new story for Hansel, Gretel

By Scott Hewitt January 17, 2015 6 a.m.

They're not three witches. But they have stirred up something scarily fascinating in their literary cauldron. Take a look next weekend, if you dare.

Evergreen teachers achieve national board certification

By Susan Parrish January 16, 2015 9:51 p.m.

From the first moments of Kimberleigh Anderson's beginning creative movement class at Heritage High School, the students jumped, slid and danced. Facing a wall of mirrors, they moved together as Anderson counted and clapped out the beat.

Greves' retirement focus of public event

By The Columbian January 16, 2015 6 a.m.

A public celebration honoring retiring Vancouver Public Schools board member Mari Greves is set for 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Road.

Clark College gets taste of Scotland  

By Patty Hastings January 15, 2015 10:05 p.m.

Mae Wilson was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, but moved to the states after meeting her American husband. The Pacific Northwest, with its lush greenery, rain and friendly people is similar to Scotland, she said.

Clark College president: 'Future is right now'

By Susan Parrish January 15, 2015 8:02 p.m.

During a packed State of the College address Thursday in the Gaiser Student Center, Clark College President Bob Knight gave a nod to the past but spoke with feeling about the college's future.

Woodland principal accused of misconduct on leave of absence

By Lauren Kronebusch, The Daily News January 15, 2015 4:39 p.m.

Embattled Woodland Middle School Principal Cari Thomson began a leave of absence Wednesday.

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