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Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti, center, observes boys taking grade-level placement exams on the sports field.

Retired Vancouver doctor founds, nurtures school in Afghanistan under Taliban rule

Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti, center, observes boys taking grade-level placement exams on the sports field.

December 28, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

As he paced the crowded streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti’s phone buzzed relentlessly. Read story

Mario Gonzalez of Inline Commercial Construction helps to bring the student cafe to life for the Vancouver Virtual Learning Academy on Wednesday morning.

Vancouver Virtual Learning Academy to open in January at former Marshall Elementary

Mario Gonzalez of Inline Commercial Construction helps to bring the student cafe to life for the Vancouver Virtual Learning Academy on Wednesday morning.

December 18, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

The Vancouver Virtual Learning Academy is moving to a new home. Read story

Santa Claus stops by the dinosaur-themed station run by fourth-grader Ezra LePage-Linch, 9, during the Lupine Holiday Market on Thursday afternoon. Students at Lupine Experiential School in Vancouver participated in a student-led market as a part of their economics curriculum.  At top, festive holiday rock magnets by seventh-grader Roman Ferguson, 13, are on display at the market.

Students learn about business, generosity at Lupine Experiential School holiday market

Santa Claus stops by the dinosaur-themed station run by fourth-grader Ezra LePage-Linch, 9, during the Lupine Holiday Market on Thursday afternoon. Students at Lupine Experiential School in Vancouver participated in a student-led market as a part of their economics curriculum.  At top, festive holiday rock magnets by seventh-grader Roman Ferguson, 13, are on display at the market.

December 18, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Nine year-old Ezra LePage-Linch furrowed his brow as he sized up potential customers walking by. Read story

Mike Merlino has worked in public education since 1988, mostly on the financial side, but has yet to serve a full school year as superintendent without dealing with COVID-19.

Evergreen district pays Superintendent Mike Merlino to leave

Mike Merlino has worked in public education since 1988, mostly on the financial side, but has yet to serve a full school year as superintendent without dealing with COVID-19.

December 16, 2021, 3:40pm Clark County News

The Evergreen Board of Directors voted to pay Superintendent Mike Merlino a year’s salary to leave the district on Thursday. Merlino, accused of misconduct, has been on paid administrative leave since Dec. 8. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Vancouver Public Schools board OKs support staff contract

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

December 15, 2021, 5:43pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Public Schools board of directors approved a new four-year contract with the Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals at its Tuesday meeting. The union represents 582 employees in Vancouver Public Schools. Read story

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

Ridgefield replacement bond on February ballot

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

December 11, 2021, 5:55am Clark County News

The Ridgefield school board on Thursday unanimously approved a replacement bond to be placed on the February 2022 special election ballot. Read story

Second-grader Selena Torres enjoys a lunch of chicken, mashed potatoes and corn at Ogden Elementary School on Wednesday morning. Students at Ogden are fed by grade level in 20-minute segments between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.

Supply chain issues, shortages alter Vancouver school menus

Second-grader Selena Torres enjoys a lunch of chicken, mashed potatoes and corn at Ogden Elementary School on Wednesday morning. Students at Ogden are fed by grade level in 20-minute segments between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.

December 10, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

In Vancouver Public Schools, cafeteria managers and food distributors are caught between a rock and a hard place. Read story

Kim Harless speaks during a candidate forum at Trinity Baptist Church in Vancouver on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Ballot recount: Kim Harless wins Vancouver City Council seat

Kim Harless speaks during a candidate forum at Trinity Baptist Church in Vancouver on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

December 8, 2021, 11:15am Clark County News

The unofficial results of ballot recounts released Wednesday indicate Kim D. Harless will serve as the next Vancouver city councilor and Teresa VanNatta will take a seat on the Hockinson School District board. Read story

Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent Mike Merlino, then the chief operating officer for the district, discusses a bond request with The Columbian's Editorial Board in January 2018.

Evergreen schools superintendent under investigation, on leave

Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent Mike Merlino, then the chief operating officer for the district, discusses a bond request with The Columbian's Editorial Board in January 2018.

December 8, 2021, 8:54am Clark County News

The Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors placed Superintendent Mike Merlino on administrative leave pending the conclusion of an investigation, the district said Wednesday morning. Read story

Odyssey Middle School eighth-graders Taryn Cavill, left, and Haley Crowell talk about the Power Pivot on Dec. 1. The team's inclusion of middle-schoolers allows students to get a head start in project-based learning programs like robotics before they start high school.

Power of Pivot: Students design device to help people move from cars to wheelchairsvideo icon

Odyssey Middle School eighth-graders Taryn Cavill, left, and Haley Crowell talk about the Power Pivot on Dec. 1. The team's inclusion of middle-schoolers allows students to get a head start in project-based learning programs like robotics before they start high school.

December 6, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Team Mean Machine’s laboratory is that of a mad scientist. The tireless whir of a dozen 3D printers and other machines working away alongside a team of genius engineers ensures there’s never a moment of complete silence — almost like the room itself is alive. Read story