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A pedestrian strolls past trees in bloom as overcast skies blanket Clark College on Wednesday morning.

Clark College, WSU Vancouver and Hockinson schools get $3.3M in grant funds from the Gates Foundation

A pedestrian strolls past trees in bloom as overcast skies blanket Clark College on Wednesday morning.

April 2, 2024, 6:09am Clark County News

Two Clark County colleges and a school district have been awarded a combined $3.3 million in grant funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote and improve postsecondary readiness in Washington. Read story

In &ldquo;The Principle of Relativity,&rdquo; published in 1923, Albert Einstein called out to the scientists of the future for help proving his theories. Vancouver resident Toby Dittrich, who teaches physics at Portland Community College, is looking forward to doing just that in April.

Proving Einstein: Vancouver physics professor and his students will use the eclipse to confirm theory of relativity

In &ldquo;The Principle of Relativity,&rdquo; published in 1923, Albert Einstein called out to the scientists of the future for help proving his theories. Vancouver resident Toby Dittrich, who teaches physics at Portland Community College, is looking forward to doing just that in April.

April 2, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

In a 1923 book called “The Principle of Relativity,” Albert Einstein seemed to call out to better-equipped scientists of the future to establish the truth of his mind-bending theoretical work. Read story

Students Bella Bir, 16, from left, and Garance Herve-Mignucci, 15, use vacuum technology to pick up different items during a tour of the Clark College Columbia Tech Center campus hydraulic and pneumatics systems lab.

Elevating STEM education: Vancouver nonprofit iUrban Teen encourages youth of color to get involved in field early

Students Bella Bir, 16, from left, and Garance Herve-Mignucci, 15, use vacuum technology to pick up different items during a tour of the Clark College Columbia Tech Center campus hydraulic and pneumatics systems lab.

April 1, 2024, 8:03pm Clark County News

Careers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields are quickly growing, data shows. But diversity of the workforce lags. Read story

Jack Fisher, 15, from left, joins his brother, Will, 13, with maroon hat, their dad, P.J., black hat, who is a Washington State University alum, and Narek Daniyelyan, right, who is also an alum, as they greet students and staff on the first day of classes at Washington State University Vancouver on Monday morning (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

College enrollment rose in 2023, but Washington state ranks low nationally in new students

Jack Fisher, 15, from left, joins his brother, Will, 13, with maroon hat, their dad, P.J., black hat, who is a Washington State University alum, and Narek Daniyelyan, right, who is also an alum, as they greet students and staff on the first day of classes at Washington State University Vancouver on Monday morning (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

March 31, 2024, 6:00am Latest News

Some states seem to be straying away from the traditional college experience at a higher rate than others. Read story

Evergreen Public Schools board of directors president Rob Perkins, from left, member Gary Wilson and Superintendent John Boyd listen to public comment Tuesday evening at an Evergreen Public Schools board of directors meeting at district headquarters in Vancouver. The board voted to approve $18.7 million budget cuts to the district next year.

Evergreen school district approves $18.7 million in budget reductions

Evergreen Public Schools board of directors president Rob Perkins, from left, member Gary Wilson and Superintendent John Boyd listen to public comment Tuesday evening at an Evergreen Public Schools board of directors meeting at district headquarters in Vancouver. The board voted to approve $18.7 million budget cuts to the district next year.

March 27, 2024, 11:10am Clark County News

The Evergreen Public Schools board of directors voted 4-1 Tuesday night to cut $18.7 million from the 2024-2025 school year budget, including 151 staff positions. Read story

Interpreter Daniel Mroz, from left, signs Skanska project executive Alan Halleck words for Washington State Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Executive Director Shauna Bilyeu and others Tuesday at the Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver.

Work at Washington School for Deaf in Vancouver celebrates identity

Interpreter Daniel Mroz, from left, signs Skanska project executive Alan Halleck words for Washington State Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Executive Director Shauna Bilyeu and others Tuesday at the Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver.

March 26, 2024, 7:33pm Clark County News

Outside the Washington School for the Deaf, people who are hearing impaired are a minority. But inside the Vancouver campus, they are the majority. Read story

A nine-year-old boy was transported a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after colliding with an Evergreen Public Schools bus early Tuesday morning. Vancouver Fire crews used wooden blocks to suspend the bus off the ground Tuesday morning to extract a child who had been trapped underneath.

9-year-old on bicycle pulled under rear axle of school bus in Vancouver

A nine-year-old boy was transported a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after colliding with an Evergreen Public Schools bus early Tuesday morning. Vancouver Fire crews used wooden blocks to suspend the bus off the ground Tuesday morning to extract a child who had been trapped underneath.

March 26, 2024, 3:30pm Clark County News

A 9-year-old Ellsworth Elementary School student riding his bike was dragged under an Evergreen Public Schools bus in east Vancouver on Tuesday morning, according the Vancouver Fire Department and the school district. Read story

Hundreds of charter school students, teachers, and supporters rally at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Thursday, May 17, 2018. Teachers unions and other groups have sued over Washington state's 2016 charter school law, which was enacted after the justices struck down the old law as unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Ted S.

10 years in, here’s what to know about WA charter schools

Hundreds of charter school students, teachers, and supporters rally at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Thursday, May 17, 2018. Teachers unions and other groups have sued over Washington state's 2016 charter school law, which was enacted after the justices struck down the old law as unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 24, 2024, 6:05am Latest News

In the days after a story about challenges brewing at Why Not You Academy charter school, in Des Moines, readers sent many questions to Education Lab. In the story, dozens of former staff members had come forward to demand accountability for what they say was a harmful workplace and educational… Read story