SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee joined about two dozen students on the way to West Seattle Elementary School Tuesday morning on what they call their "walking school bus."
Felida — Students displayed about 70 projects on March 1 at the Southwest Washington Science and Engineering Fair, which featured displays on topics ranging from biochemistry to behavioral sciences. Columbia River High School hosted the fair, which serves as a qualifier for the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles and the Washington State Fair. Camas High Schoolers Meghal Sheth and Reesab Pathak both won Best of Fair honors. Bonneville Power Administration was the lead sponsor of the fair.
Battle Ground school board members chose three finalists for the district’s superintendent position, narrowing the field from six semifinalists after interviews Saturday. Two of the finalists currently work in Clark County; the third works in Pacific County.
By The Columbian February 26, 2014 5:59 a.m.
Evergreen High School — For the first time in 27 years, a team from outside the Seattle area will represent Washington State at the "We The People" National competition hosted by the Center for Civic Education in Washington, D.C. Evergreen High School's "We The People" team has been invited to D.C. for three days of mock hearings on Constitutional principles, ideals and history.
By The Columbian February 26, 2014 5:59 a.m.
Fisher's Landing East — A.J. Henderson, a sophomore at the brand-new Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School in Vancouver, spent Valentine's Day weekend learning all about the heart (and lungs and other chest-cavity contents). Henderson, who wants to become a cardiothoracic surgeon, was selected to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.
By The Columbian February 25, 2014 7:46 p.m.
The Clark College board of trustees will hold a special meeting for lunch at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Grant House, 1101 Officers Row. The trustees will meet with Kim Tanaka, director of the Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges, to discuss general topics concerning the college. No formal action will take place.
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press February 25, 2014 3:26 p.m.
SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he has reached a deal with lawmakers from both parties to revise the state’s teacher evaluation system in a way that will satisfy the federal government.
By Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press February 25, 2014 1:22 p.m.
SEATTLE — Another government proposal for increasing state dollars for Washington public schools was dropped into the already overloaded cart on Tuesday.
By Associated Press February 25, 2014 9:52 a.m.
STEVENSON — A Skamania County sheriff's officer says a Stevenson High School student accused of sending out a Twitter message that put the school into lockdown has been arrested.
By The Columbian February 24, 2014 9:19 p.m.
Heritage High School — U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Donald Nachand, a quick thinker and military dog handler assigned to the 96th Security Forces Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., won the U.S. Air Force Achievement Medal at a Jan. 31 ceremony in Las Vegas. Nachand, a 2005 graduate of Heritage High School, flew to Las Vegas for training and was waiting in the baggage claim area at McCarran International Airport when a traveling businessman had a seizure and collapsed nearby. Nachand and two colleagues ran up and found the man had no pulse. They repositioned him to make breathing easier and began performing chest compressions. "Everyone just took their spots. We all did it together," Nachand said. The man's pulse returned, but his breathing was rough; when he finally revived he started screaming and fighting. Nachand and his colleagues, plus two airport police officers, helped steady the man and calm his struggles while emergency medical technicians arrived and administered medicine. Days later, they heard that the man was doing OK — but might not have made it if it wasn't for the quick actions of Nachand and his colleagues.
By The Columbian February 24, 2014 9:18 p.m.
Washington State University Vancouver — Fine arts students from Washington State and Portland State universities are sharing exhibit space in Vancouver during a collaborative art show meant to bolster the artistic community. The "Relatively Flat" art show at Washington State University Vancouver's Dengerink Administration Building gallery is up until April 15. Students were tasked with setting up the show, including scheduling, publicity and other logistics. Before the WSUV exhibit kicked off, students also took part in a show at the University of Idaho.
By The Columbian February 24, 2014 9:17 p.m.
Washougal — Washougal High School won $10,000 recently through a promotional contest where schools competed for cash by driving Facebook "likes" to McLoughlin Jeep's page. The school found enough support to win the money, which was presented by KATU News anchors Carl Click and Natali Marmion during a Feb. 13 celebration. McLoughlin Jeep organized the Cash for Schools contest with KATU.
By The Columbian February 24, 2014 9:14 p.m.
52nd Annual Clark College Jazz Festival
By The Columbian February 24, 2014 6 a.m.
Washington State University Vancouver will host an information night for prospective students of its Masters of Business Administration program at 6 p.m. March 4 in Room 129, Dengerink Administration Building, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.
By CHRIS HENRY, Kitsap Sun February 23, 2014 6 a.m.
BREMERTON — Although it has been nearly a year since Anne Becker's son was expelled from a Kitsap County private school, the pain still is raw.