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Clark County teacher unions call for delay in return to class

November 6, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Local education associations on Thursday called on Clark County Public Health and local school districts to delay the expansion of in-person learning until community case rates decline. Read story

Chris Reykdal, Washington's Superintendent of Public Instruction, poses for a photo in his office, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Reykdal reelected as Washington superintendent of public instruction

Chris Reykdal, Washington's Superintendent of Public Instruction, poses for a photo in his office, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

November 4, 2020, 6:57am Election

Chris Reykdal won reelection over challenger Maia Espinoza on Tuesday in one of the most politically divided races for Washington state schools chief in recent memory. Read story

Sex education Referendum 90 passes in Washington state election results

November 4, 2020, 6:55am Election

Washington school districts will be required to teach sexual health education to most students under a referendum approved Tuesday. 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.

Washington’s sex ed measure leading in early returns

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.

November 3, 2020, 9:32pm Election

SEATTLE — The fate of sex education in Washington’s only statewide ballot measure in the November election was too early to call, though Referendum 90 was leading in initial returns. Read story

Camas head coach Jon Eagle hoists the trophy into the air after SaturdayÕs win in the Class 4A state championship game against Bothell at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on Dec. 7, 2019.
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.

Washington voters to decide 1st sex ed referendum in U.S.

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.

November 3, 2020, 9:10am Latest News

SEATTLE (AP) — The fate of sex education will be decided in Washington’s only statewide ballot measure in the November election. Read story

Washington is buying $24M worth of computer technology for students

November 3, 2020, 8:09am Latest News

SEATTLE — Washington will use $24 million from its share of the federal CARES Act stimulus package to make a bulk purchase of 64,000 computer devices for students learning remotely, Gov. Jay Inslee’s office announced late last week. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools educators protest school staffing cuts

October 27, 2020, 6:41pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools educators were scheduled to gather for a drive-in rally outside the district’s office this evening during the school board meeting in protest of staff reductions. Read story

Social distancing has become a priority for students and instructors at Clark College, as seen on Wednesday morning, June 24, 2020.

Clark College workers protest handling of budget deficit

Social distancing has become a priority for students and instructors at Clark College, as seen on Wednesday morning, June 24, 2020.

October 27, 2020, 6:40pm Clark County News

Clark College classified staff and the Washington Public Employees Association waved signs near Fourth Plain and Fort Vancouver Way today to protest the college’s handling of its budget deficit, including recommendations to cut classified staff and outsource jobs. Read story

Maia Espinoza, left, a candidate for Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction, is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020 in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (Monica Marchetti/via AP) (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington Supreme Court explains its ruling in schools chief voter guide case

Maia Espinoza, left, a candidate for Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction, is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020 in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (Monica Marchetti/via AP) (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 27, 2020, 8:29am Election

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal failed to prove as “demonstrably false” his election opponent’s statement that Reykdal championed a policy that teaches “sexual positions to fourth graders,” the state Supreme Court says. Read story