Students big, small bond over books

6 a.m. April 22
WSUV teachers-in-training, 3rd-graders benefit from program

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.

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Prairie High School music program picks up multiple awards

5:59 a.m. April 22

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.

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Community summit tackles college access

6 a.m. April 21
Looking at barriers to higher education

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.

High-schooler receives public health award

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

Spokane schools send kids home for vaccine papers

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.

Employers rewarding graduates of college

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.

Spokane schools to get tough about vaccinations

By Associated Press April 13, 2015 6:57 a.m.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane school district is getting tough about student vaccines.

WSUV balloon project switches to Plan B

By Susan Parrish April 12, 2015 8:20 p.m.

Learning to "go with the flow" seems an appropriate lesson for electrical engineering students learning to design smooth-flowing electrical circuits.

All-day kindergarten, smaller classes challenge for schools

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.

Study helping scientists learn to mute drug memories

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.

Regents weigh open process in hiring next UW president

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.

WSUV forum will explore supply chain logistics

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.

Murray sounds out students about challenges paying for education

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.

Here's a look at college tuition benefits at Starbucks, McDonald's

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.

Nature area takes shape near Tukes Valley school

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.

Poll: Don't change class size initiative

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.

Workforce introduction program cancels health care session

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.

Agreement on new U.S. education law would aid Washington

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.