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Teacher Patty Alway, right, talks with journalism students during a lesson on ethics at Prairie High School. The school's newspaper, which is among the few student-run newspapers in Clark County, is beginning a new year with a new staff. At top, a print edition of the Falcon Flyer, published in May, served as a testament to the year's senior class and the many trials and tribulations they faced during high school.

Prairie High School teacher looks to rebuild student newspaper

Teacher Patty Alway, right, talks with journalism students during a lesson on ethics at Prairie High School. The school's newspaper, which is among the few student-run newspapers in Clark County, is beginning a new year with a new staff. At top, a print edition of the Falcon Flyer, published in May, served as a testament to the year's senior class and the many trials and tribulations they faced during high school.

September 27, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

High school newspapers have long served as training grounds for journalists, including many at The Columbian. Now these publications — known best for their coverage of the Friday night football game or student activism — are becoming a rarity in Clark County. Read story

Clark County school districts to host joint career fairs

September 24, 2022, 5:31am Clark County News

Evergreen, Vancouver and Battle Ground public schools will host several college and career fairs for secondary students at schools across Clark County between Oct. 24 and Oct. 28. Read story

A sign welcomes students on Monday at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Classes began after a tentative agreement was reached between the Ridgefield School district and the Ridgefield Education Association on Sunday evening.

Compromise key in Ridgefield School District teachers’ contract

A sign welcomes students on Monday at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Classes began after a tentative agreement was reached between the Ridgefield School district and the Ridgefield Education Association on Sunday evening.

September 21, 2022, 5:32pm Clark County News

The newly ratified collective bargaining agreement between the Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield Education Association featured compromises between the two sides on key sticking points, such as the extension of state-provided salary increases and decreases to special education caseloads and class sizes. Read story

A sign welcomes students Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Classes began after a tentative agreement was reached between the Ridgefield School district and the Ridgefield Education Association.

Ridgefield teachers ratify new contract

A sign welcomes students Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Classes began after a tentative agreement was reached between the Ridgefield School district and the Ridgefield Education Association.

September 20, 2022, 6:41pm Clark County News

Ridgefield teachers ratified a new three-year contract in a union membership meeting Tuesday afternoon. Read story

People walk through Gaiser Hall on Monday during the first day of classes at Clark College.

Clark College welcomes new school year, embraces change

People walk through Gaiser Hall on Monday during the first day of classes at Clark College.

September 19, 2022, 5:53pm Clark County News

Clark College President Karin Edwards invoked the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson in her summary of the year of goals and challenges that lies ahead for the school. Read story

A sign welcomes students on Monday at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Classes began after a tentative agreement was reached between the Ridgefield School district and the Ridgefield Education Association on Sunday evening.

Ridgefield students return after tentative deal reached Sunday

A sign welcomes students on Monday at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Classes began after a tentative agreement was reached between the Ridgefield School district and the Ridgefield Education Association on Sunday evening.

September 19, 2022, 2:15pm Clark County News

Ridgefield students returned to school Monday morning for the first time since Sept. 8 after a teacher strike kept the district on a six-day hiatus due to stalled contract negotiations. Read story

Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center is home to the Ridgefield School District central office.

Ridgefield School District, union reach tentative deal; schools to reopen Monday

Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center is home to the Ridgefield School District central office.

September 18, 2022, 5:42pm Clark County News

The Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield Education Association announced they reached a tentative deal on a new contract just after 4 p.m. on Sunday. Read story

Joe Thayer, center in gray sweatshirt and hat, joins union members as they gather to strike after a deal has not been reached between the teachers’ union and school officials despite working without a contract since Sep. 1, as seen in Ridgefield on Friday morning, Sept. 9, 2022.

Ridgefield parents press district as strike reaches day six

Joe Thayer, center in gray sweatshirt and hat, joins union members as they gather to strike after a deal has not been reached between the teachers’ union and school officials despite working without a contract since Sep. 1, as seen in Ridgefield on Friday morning, Sept. 9, 2022.

September 16, 2022, 3:31pm Clark County News

Teachers in Ridgefield remained on strike for the sixth school day in a row amid stalled bargaining negotiations with the Ridgefield School District. Schools have been closed since Sept. 9 and teachers have been without a working contract since Sept. 1. Read story

Early morning light casts the shadow of picketers as union members and community members gather to strike outside Ridgefield High School after a deal has not been reached between the teachers union and school officials despite working without a contract since Sep. 1, as seen Friday morning, Sept. 9, 2022.

Ridgefield schools closed Friday as teachers, district continue bargaining

Early morning light casts the shadow of picketers as union members and community members gather to strike outside Ridgefield High School after a deal has not been reached between the teachers union and school officials despite working without a contract since Sep. 1, as seen Friday morning, Sept. 9, 2022.

September 15, 2022, 6:11pm Clark County News

Ridgefield schools will be closed Friday, marking the sixth day of a teacher strike amid stalled contract negotiations between the district and the Ridgefield Education Association. Schools have been closed since Sept. 9. Read story

From left: Students Tye Gonzalez-Woodbury, Briyana Moore and Ashley Andersen join teacher Dana Miles, in blue, the 2023 Washington State Teacher of the Year, during their advisory period at the Washington School for the Deaf on Wednesday morning. Miles teaches bilingual English language arts at the Vancouver school.

Washington School for the Deaf alumna named 2023 Washington State Teacher of the Year

From left: Students Tye Gonzalez-Woodbury, Briyana Moore and Ashley Andersen join teacher Dana Miles, in blue, the 2023 Washington State Teacher of the Year, during their advisory period at the Washington School for the Deaf on Wednesday morning. Miles teaches bilingual English language arts at the Vancouver school.

September 15, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Even if Dana Miles didn’t have a massive poster board in her classroom that read “Congratulations Dana!”, it would be pretty clear just how much her students love her. Read story