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Candidates for position 2 on the Vancouver Public Schools Board of directors met virtually with members of The Columbian's Editorial Board on Friday in Vancouver.

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Candidates for position 2 on the Vancouver Public Schools Board of directors met virtually with members of The Columbian's Editorial Board on Friday in Vancouver.

July 12, 2021, 4:49pm Clark County News

A full slate of school board candidates outlined how their experiences and vision will serve families in Clark County’s second-largest school district. Read story

Washington schools won’t require masks outdoors, but state reviewing new CDC rules on indoor mask-wearing

July 12, 2021, 7:34am Latest News

Washington students and staff will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors at school — and staff can go maskless indoors if they are vaccinated against the coronavirus and no children are present — state health officials announced this week. Read story

Superintendent Mike Merlino opens up a public forum in May 2019 for community members to voice their input on the district budget reductions at Heritage High School in Vancouver.

Review of Evergreen Public Schools finds lack of trust, divide among district’s leadership

Superintendent Mike Merlino opens up a public forum in May 2019 for community members to voice their input on the district budget reductions at Heritage High School in Vancouver.

July 9, 2021, 6:10am Clark County News

An independent review of Evergreen Public Schools’ senior-level leadership this spring described a lack of trust and a divide among staff, causing a “chilling effect on climate and culture” within the central office at Clark County’s largest school district. Read story

At left, field school students carefully clean wood and rocks found at the dig site along  the waterfront in Vancouver.

Students dig into Clark County history during archaeology summer field school

At left, field school students carefully clean wood and rocks found at the dig site along  the waterfront in Vancouver.

July 8, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

If you’ve driven by the Columbia River waterfront in the last couple of weeks, you’ve likely noticed a group of students digging through the land near Who Song & Larry’s and are wondering what’s going on. Read story

Candidates for Evergreen Public Schools board Position 1 Raelynne Altree, left, and Julie Bocanegra.

Candidates for Evergreen school board differ on pandemic response

Candidates for Evergreen Public Schools board Position 1 Raelynne Altree, left, and Julie Bocanegra.

July 7, 2021, 5:14pm Clark County News

Voters in Clark County’s largest district will cast ballots for either a long-tenured incumbent or a pair of political newcomers in one school board race this primary election. Read story

The CASEE building houses the district office for Battle Ground Public Schools.

Four run for Battle Ground school board Position 1

The CASEE building houses the district office for Battle Ground Public Schools.

July 7, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

One candidate is a retired educator. Another served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Both say their backgrounds make them fit to serve on the Battle Ground school board. Read story

Bill Eling, from left, Tim Hawkins and Teresa VanNatta are candidates for the Hockinson School District board.

Three vying for Hockinson School Board Position 1

Bill Eling, from left, Tim Hawkins and Teresa VanNatta are candidates for the Hockinson School District board.

July 5, 2021, 3:49pm Clark County News

Addressing Hockinson School District’s lower enrollment post-COVID-19 is a priority among the challengers vying for the Hockinson School Board Position 1. Read story

RIDGEFIELD: A group of fourth-grade students displays their decorated rocks.

Ridgefield students paint rocks to celebrate graduation

RIDGEFIELD: A group of fourth-grade students displays their decorated rocks.

July 3, 2021, 6:04am Community

RIDGEFIELD — To celebrate their graduation, fourth-grade students in the Ridgefield School District turned to rocks. Read story

Tim Merlino

ESD 112 honored for procuring PPE during pandemic

Tim Merlino

July 3, 2021, 6:02am Community

MEADOW HOMES — The Washington Association of School Administrators selected ESD 112 Superintendent Tim Merlino and the staff of ESD 112 for the WASA Leadership Award for demonstrating leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in helping secure personal protective equipment. Read story

WASHOUGAL: Brenda Hitchins was named ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year.

ESD 112 honors Washougal High School Culinary Arts teacher

WASHOUGAL: Brenda Hitchins was named ESD 112 Regional Teacher of the Year.

July 3, 2021, 6:02am Community

WASHOUGAL — ESD 112 named Washougal High School Culinary Arts teacher Brenda Hitchins the Regional Teacher of the Year. A career and technical education teacher, Hitchins focuses on culinary arts and baking. She has 30 years of experience in the cooking business, previously teaching and working in Las Vegas. “I… Read story