Vancouver Public Schools is undergoing a facilities planning process to address bringing its school facilities up to contemporary standards. At a community design symposium May 27, about 70 people will examine current trends and best practices in elementary school design. The by-invitation-only group includes students, parents, teachers, principals, administrators and community partners.
Vancouver Public Schools has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of nine national finalists to highlight the role district leaders play in using technology to transform schools. The education department considered 400 school districts across the country before narrowing the field to 31 semifinalists. Interviews with superintendents determined the nine finalists.
Families lined the streets of Hazel Dell on Saturday to partake in an annual tradition: the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands. This year’s theme, the Wild, Wild West, was rendered with hay bales, cowboy hats and cowboy boots galore.
The debate over school funding will hit home Wednesday when nearly 2,500 teachers walk off the job in a one-day protest that will shutter schools for about 38,000 students in the Camas, Evergreen, Hockinson and Washougal districts.
Vancouver teachers won't join a one-day walkout planned for Wednesday, the Vancouver Education Association announced Friday. Evergreen, Camas, Washougal and Hockinson teachers are planning to picket that day to pressure legislators for more education funding and smaller class sizes, as ordered by courts and approved by voters.