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Ridgefield School District redrawing elementary boundaries

May 25, 2022, 8:10pm Clark County News

Ridgefield School District officials on Tuesday unveiled their plan to redraw elementary school boundaries in the district to balance enrollment ahead of an anticipated boom in students entering the district… Read story

COVID-19 infections increasing in Clark County schools

May 25, 2022, 1:53pm Clark County Health

Clark County Schools reported 631 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, an increase from 536 cases reported in the week prior. Case totals are holding firm at higher rates… Read story

Flowers are placed around a welcome sign outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to honor the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting at the school. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing several fourth-graders and their teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Skyview High School students walk out of class, demand safer schools

Flowers are placed around a welcome sign outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to honor the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting at the school. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing several fourth-graders and their teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C.

May 26, 2022, 8:26pm Clark County News

A few hundred students from Skyview High School walked out of class around 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, leading cheers and waving signs advocating for safer schools and gun restrictions. Read story

Battle Ground Public Schools event aimed at vaping prevention

May 25, 2022, 5:50am Clark County Health

B.G. event aimed at vaping prevention Read story

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center is pictured in east Vancouver in January. Staffing cuts to Evergreen's diversity, equity and inclusion department discussed at last week's board of directors meeting sparked concerns about the district's ability to maintain long term plans set by the department just last year.

Evergreen equity staff question cuts to department, district’s commitment to efforts

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center is pictured in east Vancouver in January. Staffing cuts to Evergreen's diversity, equity and inclusion department discussed at last week's board of directors meeting sparked concerns about the district's ability to maintain long term plans set by the department just last year.

May 21, 2022, 6:51pm Clark County News

In July 2020, the Evergreen Public Schools board of directors unanimously passed a resolution committing itself as a district that prioritizes equity and inclusion. Read story

ESD 112 appoints new director for District 3

May 20, 2022, 5:34am Clark County News

Educational Service District 112 selected Heidi Rosenberg to serve as the director of District 3 on its board of directors. Rosenberg will fill the unexpired term of Steven Wrightson, who resigned last month after serving in the position for 18 years. Rosenberg, who lives in Battle Ground, will represent the… Read story

Colton McCurdy, 12, of Puyallup is all smiles while crossing the finish line during the 50-meter dash at the Washington State School for the Blind on Thursday morning. Special wires running along each lane of the track guide competitors with visual impairments from start to finish, an element not available at typical track meets.

Students glad to be back in the running at Washington State School for the Blind

Colton McCurdy, 12, of Puyallup is all smiles while crossing the finish line during the 50-meter dash at the Washington State School for the Blind on Thursday morning. Special wires running along each lane of the track guide competitors with visual impairments from start to finish, an element not available at typical track meets.

May 19, 2022, 6:29pm Clark County News

Intermittent showers couldn’t cloud high spirits at the Washington State School for the Blind’s annual track meet on Thursday in Vancouver, where more than a hundred students with visual impairments from across Washington and the Pacific Northwest competed in running, jumping, throwing and more. Read story

National Park Service reaches out to teachers

May 19, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The National Park Service invites local K-12 teachers to participate in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program from July 10 to Aug. 20 to learn about place-based education from rangers. Read story

COVID-19 rate in Clark County schools stays high

May 18, 2022, 7:05pm Clark County Health

Clark County schools reported 536 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, continuing a similar trend that saw 560 cases the week prior. Case totals in recent weeks have risen considerably to levels not seen locally since the tail end of the omicron wave in February. Health officials have warned… Read story

Federal and state funding for the Head Start program and related groups — which provide early learning child care and intervention services to at-risk youth and their families — have had to shut down a half dozen classrooms amid staffing shortages during the pandemic.

Head Start early learning short on staff in Southwest Washington

Federal and state funding for the Head Start program and related groups — which provide early learning child care and intervention services to at-risk youth and their families — have had to shut down a half dozen classrooms amid staffing shortages during the pandemic.

May 18, 2022, 7:01pm Clark County News

For more than 50 years, the Head Start program has provided critical early-learning intervention services to millions of children and their families across the country, including thousands here in Clark County. Read story