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Data shows enrollment decline in Washington schools

October 8, 2020, 9:14am Latest News

TACOMA — Enrollment at public schools in Washington state has declined by about 31,000 students compared to last year, mostly because of the coronavirus pandemic, a report said. Read story

Aerial photo of the University of Washington campus (iStock.com)

Cases in University of Washington student outbreak top 200

Aerial photo of the University of Washington campus (iStock.com)

October 8, 2020, 8:51am Latest News

SEATTLE — University of Washington COVID-19 cases among students in more than a dozen sororities and fraternities have topped 200. Read story

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Clark County schools follow public health guidelines to alert families to COVID-19 cases

(Illustration by The Columbian)

October 2, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

In practice, area school districts are alerting families to coronavirus cases on their campuses. By policy, there’s no requirement they do so. Read story

Clark College faces significant enrollment declines and budget hits in response to the coronavirus pandemic. An outside firm has recommended outsourcing dozens of jobs in response.

Consultant recommends outsourcing dozens of Clark College jobs

Clark College faces significant enrollment declines and budget hits in response to the coronavirus pandemic. An outside firm has recommended outsourcing dozens of jobs in response.

October 1, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Classified employees at Clark College are raising the alarm after an outside consultant recommended outsourcing dozens of jobs to cut costs. Read story

A parking lot at Clark College is nearly empty of cars as students and staff hold classes remotely on Monday morning.

Clark College will continue with remote learning for winter quarter

A parking lot at Clark College is nearly empty of cars as students and staff hold classes remotely on Monday morning.

September 29, 2020, 4:55pm Clark County News

Remote learning will continue at Clark College through March, the community college announced Tuesday. Read story

Vancouver Parks and Recreation creates new after-school program

September 29, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Vancouver Parks and Recreation on Monday will launch a new free after-school program serving children ages 6 through 12. Read story

Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters.

Sex ed mandate sparks bitter Washington ballot fight

Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters.

September 28, 2020, 8:49am Election

SEATTLE — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year. But a coalition of Republicans and religious conservatives launched a swift, historic backlash that’s led to a bitter partisan fight and an effort to overturn the measure on the November ballot. Read story

Prairie High School football player Dustin Shelby, whose college recruiting prospects have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 disruption of the football season, is seen at his school's football field Monday afternoon.

Loss of fall football season throws Clark County high school recruits into unknown territory

Prairie High School football player Dustin Shelby, whose college recruiting prospects have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 disruption of the football season, is seen at his school's football field Monday afternoon.

September 27, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

As a youngster, Prairie High School senior Dustin Shelby dreamed of fight songs and roaring crowds that come with playing college football. Read story

Hockinson's Kati Waggoner makes a pass as Columbia River's Andie Buckley tries to block it.

Clark County recruits in sports besides football affected by COVID-19

Hockinson's Kati Waggoner makes a pass as Columbia River's Andie Buckley tries to block it.

September 27, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Kati Waggoner’s summer never went as planned. Read story

Technology director Scott McDaniel, left, on screen, talks with Cassondra Smith, Battle Ground Public Schools educational technology coordinator, as they prepare to lead local parents through using the Google Classroom program Thursday afternoon. Battle Ground Public Schools launched the Parent Academy this school year, offering families an opportunity to take classes on the programs their students use in class.

Battle Ground schools Parent Academy helps families navigate kids’ virtual learning

Technology director Scott McDaniel, left, on screen, talks with Cassondra Smith, Battle Ground Public Schools educational technology coordinator, as they prepare to lead local parents through using the Google Classroom program Thursday afternoon. Battle Ground Public Schools launched the Parent Academy this school year, offering families an opportunity to take classes on the programs their students use in class.

September 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Cassondra Smith’s office looks more like a semi-pro film studio these days, complete with a glowing ring light and heavy-duty microphone. Read story