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Vancouver school district, union dig in on contract dispute

Jan 16, 2019

Vancouver Public Schools Wednesday stood by its denial that the district has canceled or otherwise withdrawn from its tentative agreement with its support staff union.

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Clark County Public Health confirms 14 measles cases, three suspected

Jan 16, 2019

A measles outbreak has grown in Clark County to 14 confirmed cases and the potential exposure of thousands of people to the highly contagious virus,…

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Battle Ground to convert Maple Grove campus to address growth

Jan 14, 2019

BATTLE GROUND — Maple Grove School will be a kindergarten through fourth-grade campus next fall. That comes after a divided vote by the Battle Ground…

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Orion Hollar, from left, Michael Gabalis and Evan Ailinger are Woodland High School seniors who each

3 Woodland students get perfect SAT math scores

January 17, 2019, 8:40 PM

LONGVIEW — Fewer than 1 percent of high school students earn a perfect score — 800 points — on any section of the Scholastic Assessment Test. It’s an achievement that, before this year, Woodland High School Principal John Shoup said he’d only seen three or four times in his 20 years as principal of the school.

Clark College President Bob Knight speaks Thursday while students walk past during the annual State

State of the College: Knight sees progress on social equity

January 17, 2019, 8:29 PM

At Clark College, President Bob Knight told a packed crowd Thursday, “It is all about the student.” But he could as easily have said, “it is about all students.”

Public asked to help rename two Woodland schools

January 17, 2019, 6:05 AM

WOODLAND — Woodland Public Schools will rename two schools for the 2019-2020 school year due to district reconfiguration, and district officials are asking residents for help.

WSU Vancouver seeks donated work clothes

January 17, 2019, 6:03 AM

If binge-watching "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" on Netflix has you paring down your wardrobe, Washington State University Vancouver can take some of that.

Vancouver Public Schools' central administrative office. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

Vancouver school district, union dig in on contract dispute

January 16, 2019, 4:29 PM

Vancouver Public Schools Wednesday stood by its denial that the district has canceled or otherwise withdrawn from its tentative agreement with its support staff union.

Supporters of the Vancouver Association of Education Support Professionals line the road during a De

Vancouver schools, support staff contract talks hit snag

January 15, 2019, 8:38 PM

When Vancouver Public Schools staff and students left for the holiday break last month, Superintendent Steve Webb sent them off with some good news. The district and its support staff union had reached a tentative agreement, ending months of contentious negotiations.

The Battle Ground Public Schools board meets during a district meeting on Monday night. The board di

Battle Ground to convert Maple Grove campus to address growth

January 14, 2019, 8:47 PM

BATTLE GROUND — Maple Grove School will be a kindergarten through fourth-grade campus next fall. That comes after a divided vote by the Battle Ground Public Schools board of directors Monday night to convert the school in order to tackle overcrowding throughout the district’s south end.

Classier name? Inslee wants new moniker and new money for college financial-aid program

January 14, 2019, 9:30 AM

SEATTLE — For almost 50 years, Washington has written billions of dollars in financial-aid checks to Washington college students through a program with a most uninspiring name: the State Need Grant.

Marc Kramer, associate professor at WSU Vancouver (Sydnie Kobza, courtesy of Marc Kramer)

WSUV professor helps reveal scale of carbon in surface soils

January 14, 2019, 6:00 AM

A Washington State University Vancouver professor’s research has revealed the scale of carbon locked in the Earth’s surface soils and potentially found insight into possible means to capture that carbon to fight global climate change.

Union High School’s Aaron Greene, 17, and the other performers at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s

2 Vancouver high school students win right to perform with VSO

January 13, 2019, 9:20 PM

Three youth musicians, including two local high school students, won the chance to play as part of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with their performances Sunday at the orchestra’s 25th annual Young Artists Competition.

Children’s Dental Day will take place Feb. 2

January 12, 2019, 6:03 AM

The Clark County Dental Society and the Student American Dental Hygiene Club of Clark College will host a free Children's Dental Day in February.

Students file in and out of the gym for an assembly at Glenwood Heights Primary School. The student

Battle Ground considers three proposals for overcrowding issue

January 12, 2019, 6:03 AM

BATTLE GROUND — After months of work, the Battle Ground Public Schools board of directors is slated next week to decide how to tackle overcrowding at the district’s south end.

CASEE program hosts student open house

January 11, 2019, 6:02 AM

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Battle Ground Public Schools will host an open house for the Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education program at 6 p.m. Thursday at the CASEE Building B, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie.

Evergreen Public Schools seeks applicants for board

January 10, 2019, 6:03 AM

The Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors is accepting applications for Todd Yuzuriha's seat in anticipation of his coming resignation.

Evergreen Public Schools approves 2019-2020 calendar

January 10, 2019, 6:01 AM

The Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors on Tuesday approved the school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.