BATTLE GROUND — Atticus Tatum, 26, settled into a short chair in the library at Captain Strong Primary in Battle Ground. Clutching library books, third-graders David Josephson and Ian Ebinger, both 9, sat in chairs across from him.
Brush Prairie — The Prairie High School Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band both took home awards from the WorldStrides Heritage Seattle Music Festival, held April 9-12.
When Katherine Rodela told her high school counselor she planned to attend a four-year university, the counselor suggested she set her sights on community college instead. Her parents hadn't gone to college, the counselor said. She might not fit in on a university campus.
By The Columbian April 14, 2015 6 a.m.
Vancouver — The Washington State Public Health Association has named a Columbia River High School senior a 2015 Health Champion
By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press April 13, 2015 8:49 p.m.
SPOKANE — Spokane school district officials on Monday removed from class 143 students who could not prove they had legally required vaccinations.
By Akane Otani, Bloomberg News April 13, 2015 7:14 p.m.
Factory jobs dwindled over the last several decades, and instead of low-skill, low wage service work's filling the void left by manufacturing's decline, a new report shows that college-educated workers have taken over a much bigger share of the economy.
By Associated Press April 13, 2015 6:57 a.m.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane school district is getting tough about student vaccines.
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press April 12, 2015 6:44 p.m.
DES MOINES — When the Highline School District decided to give its kindergarten students a full day of learning — a few years ahead of a state requirement — they had to get creative to find places for the 5-year-olds to learn their ABCs.
By Susan Parrish April 11, 2015 6 a.m.
One day, drug abuse may be less compulsive and users may be able to resist seeking another hit.
By Associated Press April 10, 2015 10:30 a.m.
SEATTLE — The board seeking to hire the next president of the University of Washington is considering whether to use an open search that would allow the public to vet finalists.
By The Columbian April 9, 2015 6:04 p.m.
Washington State University Vancouver's Business Growth MAP Alliance forum will explore the need for a well-run supply chain/logistics function, how supplier management can drive value, and options such as outsourcing supply chain logistics. The forum will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at 805 Broadway, Vancouver.
By Molly Rosbach, Yakima Herald-Republic April 9, 2015 11:42 a.m.
YAKIMA — Flor Fernandez drives her three kids from Mattawa to her mother's house in Wapato every morning before heading to classes at Yakima Valley Community College. After school, she picks them up and drives home to cook dinner, care for the kids, then focus on her own studies.
By Associated Press April 8, 2015 6 a.m.
NEW YORK — Starbucks says it will now cover four years of tuition reimbursement for workers to earn an online undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, instead of just two years. Last week, McDonald's Corp. also announced it was expanding a college tuition assistance program to workers at all its U.S. stores.
By Susan Parrish April 8, 2015 6 a.m.
BATTLE GROUND — Less than a decade ago, the ground where the campus of Tukes Valley Middle School stands was farmland. Despite high-end homes being built on acreage near campus, the pastoral vibe remains. Cattle graze along the northwestern boundary.
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press April 7, 2015 9:23 p.m.
SEATTLE — A new statewide poll indicates voters are not likely to OK a legislative plan to only shrink class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, instead of following the requirements of Initiative 1351.
By JOSH BRODY for The Columbian April 7, 2015 5:06 p.m.
Clark County's welcome economic growth presents local employers with the task of finding skilled workers for a growing number of jobs requiring technical skills in science, technology, engineering and math.
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press April 7, 2015 6:22 p.m.
SEATTLE — Washington would regain flexibility to judge its own public-school performance under a bipartisan agreement announced Tuesday to fix the federal No Child Left Behind education law.