About 2,100 Vancouver Public Schools students and their families stood in 90-degree heat Wednesday at the prospect of receiving new backpacks stuffed with school supplies. Inside the Boys and Girls Club, 600 backpacks waited for their owners.
Scores on standardized tests in public schools didn't fluctuate much when compared to the previous three years, state Superintendent Randy Dorn said Wednesday as his office released 2014 spring state testing results.
Students returning to school this fall might notice some changes. Battle Ground has a new superintendent, and there's a new football field in La Center. Some districts are building to meet growing student populations or trying out new programs in technology, epidemiology, aviation and homeland security.