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Support slipping for special education students in Clark County

October 4, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Teachers have described Belle Jackson as a light in their classrooms; a student who’s proud of her accomplishments and who makes sure to greet everyone with a smile. Read story

Washington students can now take excused mental health days

October 3, 2022, 6:00am Latest News

Starting this school year, Washington has joined a growing number of states that can excuse students from school specifically to take care of their mental health. The change comes amid… Read story

Unraveling needs of Washington students may take more tests and screenings

October 2, 2022, 6:00am Latest News

In a lot of ways, the latest round of Washington’s newly released test score data is a starting point. At least that’s how Aira Jackson, director of assessment and instructional improvement at Seattle Public Schools, sees it. Read story

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center.

Evergreen Public Schools paraeducators union rejects contract offer

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center.

September 29, 2022, 4:50pm Clark County News

The Evergreen Public School Employees large group union rejected the most recent contract offer from Evergreen Public Schools in a membership meeting late Wednesday night. Approximately 83 percent of the union — which represents about 1,000 employees in Evergreen, about 650 of which are paraeducators — voted against the deal. Read story

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center.

Evergreen paraeducators to meet as talks stall

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center.

September 27, 2022, 7:34pm Clark County News

The Evergreen Public Service Employees large group union will hold an emergency members-only meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss district proposals and next steps, as the union and Evergreen Public Schools have yet to reach a deal on a new contract after months of bargaining. Read story

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

Washougal High School (Samuel Wilson for the Columbian)

Washougal teachers, district ‘make progress’ in contract talks

Washougal High School (Samuel Wilson for the Columbian)

September 23, 2022, 5:33pm Clark County News

Contract negotiations between the Washougal Association of Educators teachers union and the Washougal School District continued this week with meetings Monday and Thursday. Read story

Megan Whetsell, left, and Erek Watson, both of Vancouver, chat with Jeanne Bennett of Columbia Play Project, dressed as "Doug the Slug," as she hands out flyers during Give More24! at The Waterfront Vancouver on Thursday.

Give More 24! raises $3.6 million for Southwest Washington causes

Megan Whetsell, left, and Erek Watson, both of Vancouver, chat with Jeanne Bennett of Columbia Play Project, dressed as "Doug the Slug," as she hands out flyers during Give More24! at The Waterfront Vancouver on Thursday.

September 23, 2022, 2:29pm Clark County Health

The annual Give More 24! online giving marathon concluded Thursday, exceeding its goal of raising $3.5 million in donations. In the end, the campaign raised over $3.6 million from over 6,000 donors to support 216 nonprofits around Southwest Washington. 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 student strolls through campus at Clark College on a sunny, chilly winter morning Friday. Following a pattern of higher education across the country, Clark's student enrollment has seen a dramatic decline since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New estimate for number of Washington residents eligible for student loan forgiveness

A student strolls through campus at Clark College on a sunny, chilly winter morning Friday. Following a pattern of higher education across the country, Clark's student enrollment has seen a dramatic decline since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 21, 2022, 1:09pm Latest News

Nearly 700,000 Washingtonians are eligible for President Joe Biden’s student debt relief program, with the majority of them Pell Grant recipients, according to an estimate the White House released Tuesday. Read story