Schools

Inslee criticized for ignoring school levy equity

2:30 p.m. December 21

SEATTLE — When the Washington Supreme Court told the Legislature it needed to fix the way the state pays for public schools, it also ordered lawmakers to stop relying so much on local levy dollars to pay for basic education.

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Lions make holidays bright

8:35 p.m. December 18

Service organization helps ensure Washington Elementary students, families have Christmas gifts

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Students use mushrooms to grow recycling efforts

6 a.m. December 18
Hudson's Bay teacher, students are state winners in national contest

Lifting the lid from a plastic container, Cedric Hitzeman broke off a chunk of waste cardboard and paper decomposing with the aid of mushrooms.

Evergreen schools to hear improvement plans

By The Columbian December 1, 2014 8:08 p.m.

The board of Evergreen Public Schools will meet in a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to hear school improvement plans presented by the principals of Ellsworth, Sifton and Silver Star elementary schools. The public meeting will be in the Evergreen Room at the Administrative Service Center, 13501 N.E. 28th St.

Series of schools is cutting ties with Bill Cosby

November 28, 2014 9:18 p.m.

A bad month keeps getting worse for Bill Cosby. As recently as a week ago, 16 women had accused the veteran comedian of sexual assault. Now, that number stands at 20 — and the fallout is mounting.

U of Oregon graduate teaching assistants prepare for strike

By Associated Press November 28, 2014 9:04 p.m.

EUGENE, Ore. — Graduate teaching assistants at the University of Oregon say mediation this week failed to resolve their contract dispute with the school's administration, and they are preparing for a strike on Tuesday.

Community Christmas tree lit

By Stephanie Rice November 28, 2014 9:03 p.m.

Santa Claus was greeted by a crowd of approximately 500 people Friday at Esther Short Park, where he had the honor of lighting the community Christmas tree.

Clark College to offer financial aid briefing

By The Columbian November 28, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark College's annual Financial Aid Information Night, set for from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, provides information about the application and admission process, scholarships, grants and loans and more.

Woman tackles college on the fly

By Susan Parrish November 26, 2014 12 p.m.

Although turbulence has threatened flight attendant Karin Chandler's college path, she has stayed on course.

Ore. charter school enrollment hits new high

By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian November 26, 2014 9:09 a.m.

Enrollment in Oregon charter schools set a new record last year, with fully 5 percent of Oregon public school students enrolled in one of the state's many and varied charter schools.

Dreaming, working at VSAA

By Susan Parrish November 26, 2014 6 a.m.

Cole Hansell learned it pays to be persistent.

Elementary Science Olympiad sees record attendance at Clark College

By The Columbian November 26, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Central Park — Students from 22 regional schools showed off their science skills during Clark College's annual Elementary Science Olympiad earlier this month. With 328 third- through fifth-grade students competing in teams in a number of science-themed events, it was the best attended event in its seven-year history, according to a press release. The kids took part in five fun but educational tasks, including creating rockets fueled with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda, and learning about physics by finding ways to drop an egg without breaking it. A team from the CAM Academy got top scores in three events, and Chief Umtuch Middle School team won in two.

Grant gets families involved in reading

By The Columbian November 26, 2014 5:59 a.m.

Lincoln — To help encourage parents to become more involved in reading with their kids, Altrusa International of Clark County gave a $1,150 grant to the Lincoln Elementary Family-Community Resource Center.

Cougs asked to avoid mumps, get vaccine

By The Columbian November 25, 2014 6 a.m.

PULLMAN — Washington State University is asking students to make sure their measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations are up to date before they return from the Thanksgiving break.

Clark College Legislative Breakfast: Spending priorities among big issues

By Susan Parrish November 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark College officials met with legislators and legislators-elect at the second annual Clark College Legislative Breakfast on Monday morning at the campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

Salmon Creek Elementary hosts robotics tournament Dec. 6-7

By The Columbian November 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Student teams will tackle the future of learning at the Intel Oregon First Lego League qualifying robotics tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at Salmon Creek Elementary School, 1601 N.E. 129th St.

Marysville school shooting memorial being removed

By Associated Press November 24, 2014 9:52 a.m.

MARYSVILLE — The pictures, balloons and flowers that covered a fence at Marysville-Pilchuck High School after last month's shooting are being removed.

WSU Vancouver offers preview day Dec. 4

By The Columbian November 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Washington State University Vancouver invites prospective students and their families to a free Preview Day beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Parking for Preview Day is free in Orange Lot 2.

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