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Dorothy Hollingsworth sits next to a podium Thursday prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hollingsworth Academy. The school, formerly 49th Street Academy, was named after Hollingsworth in honor of her achievements in education, including being the first Black woman to serve on Seattle's school board. Hollingsworth is 100 years old and came with her family from Seattle for Thursday's ceremony.

Educator Hollingsworth helps open Evergreen school named in her honor

Dorothy Hollingsworth sits next to a podium Thursday prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hollingsworth Academy. The school, formerly 49th Street Academy, was named after Hollingsworth in honor of her achievements in education, including being the first Black woman to serve on Seattle's school board. Hollingsworth is 100 years old and came with her family from Seattle for Thursday's ceremony.

August 26, 2021, 6:31pm Clark County News

If your dreams don’t include others, they’re not big enough. Read story

Clark College event promotes trades class for women

August 25, 2021, 5:49am Clark County News

Clark College will host a free workshop for women interested in advanced manufacturing and mechanical trades from 6-9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the college. Read story

Kindergarten teacher Chelsea Hendryx shows incoming kindergartner Hakeem Hardnett, how to use the swings during recess at Hazel Dell Elementary School as part of Vancouver Public Schools' Jump Start program. Roughly 900 students across the distric attended Jump Start, a two-week program for students to familiarize themselves with rules and routines of school.

Clark County schools hope to see enrollment pick up after last year’s decline

Kindergarten teacher Chelsea Hendryx shows incoming kindergartner Hakeem Hardnett, how to use the swings during recess at Hazel Dell Elementary School as part of Vancouver Public Schools' Jump Start program. Roughly 900 students across the distric attended Jump Start, a two-week program for students to familiarize themselves with rules and routines of school.

August 21, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

A new school year begins Aug. 31 in Vancouver Public Schools, and incoming Hazel Dell Elementary kindergartner Gavin Bethell can’t wait. Read story

Kindergarten teacher Pam Younkin guides students on the appropriate voice levels for the classroom at Sifton Elementary School in September. Evergreen will expand summer school offerings to students in all grades, including 1,800 elementary students signed up for June and August summer school.

Washington teacher union backs vaccination mandate

Kindergarten teacher Pam Younkin guides students on the appropriate voice levels for the classroom at Sifton Elementary School in September. Evergreen will expand summer school offerings to students in all grades, including 1,800 elementary students signed up for June and August summer school.

August 18, 2021, 8:24pm Clark County News

With the COVID-19 vaccine now a job requirement in Washington, teachers and other school staff must be vaccinated by mid-October or lose their jobs. Read story

From left: Battle Ground schools superintendent Denny Waters; Vancouver Public Schools incoming superintendent Jeff Snell and Evergreen Public Schools superintendent Mike Merlino (File photos)

COVID presents Clark County schools chiefs with obstacles and opportunity

From left: Battle Ground schools superintendent Denny Waters; Vancouver Public Schools incoming superintendent Jeff Snell and Evergreen Public Schools superintendent Mike Merlino (File photos)

August 15, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Jeff Snell last taught high school math in 2003, but problem-solving has continued throughout his journey in public education. Read story

Tobias Merriweather, an incoming senior at Union High School, in navy blue, joins loved ones on stage at Union High School after announcing he will play college football at Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2021.

Union’s Tobias Merriweather announces he will attend Notre Dame

Tobias Merriweather, an incoming senior at Union High School, in navy blue, joins loved ones on stage at Union High School after announcing he will play college football at Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2021.

August 4, 2021, 3:25pm Latest News

Dom Merriweather’s face beamed with joy speaking about his only son’s journey that led up to Wednesday — the day Tobias Merriweather announced his commitment to play college football at one of the nation’s premier programs and elite academic institutions. Read story

Michelle Belkot and Sandra Zavala-Ortega

Vancouver school board race close in early returns

Michelle Belkot and Sandra Zavala-Ortega

August 3, 2021, 10:01pm Clark County News

Just 64 votes separate the top candidates vying for a seat on the Vancouver school board. Read story

Vancouver parent Traicy Bernal looks at an iPad during Evergreen Public Schools' surplus sale on Friday. Bernal, an employee and parent in Vancouver Public Schools, said she arrived 40 minutes before door opened at 9 a.m. Friday to seek out electronics.

Evergreen schools investigating issues after district surplus sale

Vancouver parent Traicy Bernal looks at an iPad during Evergreen Public Schools' surplus sale on Friday. Bernal, an employee and parent in Vancouver Public Schools, said she arrived 40 minutes before door opened at 9 a.m. Friday to seek out electronics.

August 2, 2021, 1:42pm Clark County News

Evergreen Public Schools is investigating why some iPads and Chromebooks sold to the public at last week’s surplus sale were not properly disconnected from the district's content management system.  Read story

Hundreds wait in line at Evergreen Public Schools' surplus sale at Evergreen High School on Friday morning. The one-day event was open to the public featuring old and outdated items from electronics to vehicles to purchase at discounted prices.

Evergreen schools surplus sale a hot commodity

Hundreds wait in line at Evergreen Public Schools' surplus sale at Evergreen High School on Friday morning. The one-day event was open to the public featuring old and outdated items from electronics to vehicles to purchase at discounted prices.

July 30, 2021, 2:36pm Clark County News

What does a successful surplus sale look like? Lines hundreds deep at Evergreen Public Schools’ one-day surplus sale Friday is a good indication, but Scott Eppinger, the district’s senior director of facilities, went a step further. Read story

Kindergartner Tiffany Chang briefly drops her mask to enjoy a socially-distanced snack after recess at Eisenhower Elementary School in May. All students and staff will need to wear masks when the school year starts.

Clark County school districts, businesses take Inslee’s mask announcement in stride

Kindergartner Tiffany Chang briefly drops her mask to enjoy a socially-distanced snack after recess at Eisenhower Elementary School in May. All students and staff will need to wear masks when the school year starts.

July 29, 2021, 6:02am Business

Students and staff in K-12 schools statewide will continue to be legally required to wear masks as protection from COVID-19 under a mandate announced Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. Read story