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Jack Fisher, 15, from left, joins his brother, Will, 13, with maroon hat, their dad, P.J., black hat, who is a Washington State University alum, and Narek Daniyelyan, right, who is also an alum, as they greet students and staff on the first day of classes at Washington State University Vancouver on Monday morning (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

College enrollment rose in 2023, but Washington state ranks low nationally in new students

Jack Fisher, 15, from left, joins his brother, Will, 13, with maroon hat, their dad, P.J., black hat, who is a Washington State University alum, and Narek Daniyelyan, right, who is also an alum, as they greet students and staff on the first day of classes at Washington State University Vancouver on Monday morning (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

March 31, 2024, 6:00am Latest News

Some states seem to be straying away from the traditional college experience at a higher rate than others. Read story

Evergreen Public Schools board of directors president Rob Perkins, from left, member Gary Wilson and Superintendent John Boyd listen to public comment Tuesday evening at an Evergreen Public Schools board of directors meeting at district headquarters in Vancouver. The board voted to approve $18.7 million budget cuts to the district next year.

Evergreen school district approves $18.7 million in budget reductions

Evergreen Public Schools board of directors president Rob Perkins, from left, member Gary Wilson and Superintendent John Boyd listen to public comment Tuesday evening at an Evergreen Public Schools board of directors meeting at district headquarters in Vancouver. The board voted to approve $18.7 million budget cuts to the district next year.

March 27, 2024, 11:10am Clark County News

The Evergreen Public Schools board of directors voted 4-1 Tuesday night to cut $18.7 million from the 2024-2025 school year budget, including 151 staff positions. Read story

Interpreter Daniel Mroz, from left, signs Skanska project executive Alan Halleck words for Washington State Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Executive Director Shauna Bilyeu and others Tuesday at the Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver.

Work at Washington School for Deaf in Vancouver celebrates identity

Interpreter Daniel Mroz, from left, signs Skanska project executive Alan Halleck words for Washington State Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Executive Director Shauna Bilyeu and others Tuesday at the Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver.

March 26, 2024, 7:33pm Clark County News

Outside the Washington School for the Deaf, people who are hearing impaired are a minority. But inside the Vancouver campus, they are the majority. Read story

A nine-year-old boy was transported a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after colliding with an Evergreen Public Schools bus early Tuesday morning. Vancouver Fire crews used wooden blocks to suspend the bus off the ground Tuesday morning to extract a child who had been trapped underneath.

9-year-old on bicycle pulled under rear axle of school bus in Vancouver

A nine-year-old boy was transported a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after colliding with an Evergreen Public Schools bus early Tuesday morning. Vancouver Fire crews used wooden blocks to suspend the bus off the ground Tuesday morning to extract a child who had been trapped underneath.

March 26, 2024, 3:30pm Clark County News

A 9-year-old Ellsworth Elementary School student riding his bike was dragged under an Evergreen Public Schools bus in east Vancouver on Tuesday morning, according the Vancouver Fire Department and the school district. Read story

Hundreds of charter school students, teachers, and supporters rally at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Thursday, May 17, 2018. Teachers unions and other groups have sued over Washington state's 2016 charter school law, which was enacted after the justices struck down the old law as unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Ted S.

10 years in, here’s what to know about WA charter schools

Hundreds of charter school students, teachers, and supporters rally at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Thursday, May 17, 2018. Teachers unions and other groups have sued over Washington state's 2016 charter school law, which was enacted after the justices struck down the old law as unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 24, 2024, 6:05am Latest News

In the days after a story about challenges brewing at Why Not You Academy charter school, in Des Moines, readers sent many questions to Education Lab. In the story, dozens of former staff members had come forward to demand accountability for what they say was a harmful workplace and educational… Read story

Seattle Public Schools participates during the Pride Parade on June 25, 2023, in Seattle.

What to know about Washington state’s law requiring LGBTQ+ history in public schools

Seattle Public Schools participates during the Pride Parade on June 25, 2023, in Seattle.

March 23, 2024, 11:34am Latest News

Public schools in Washington will be required to teach students about the contributions and history of LGBTQ+ people under a new law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday. Read story

Audiel Miranda Cambron takes notes as he prepares for the digital SAT, Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School in Birmingham, Ala.

Students take new digital SAT amid debate over equity

Audiel Miranda Cambron takes notes as he prepares for the digital SAT, Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School in Birmingham, Ala.

March 23, 2024, 6:07am Latest News

For just less than a century, college-bound students have shared the rite of passage, armed with a No. 2 pencil poised to complete the bubbles of a scantron of the SAT. Read story

From left: Washougal School District Superintendent Mary Templeton joins U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, and Margaret Rice, career and technical education director, during a tour of the woodshop at Washougal High School on Jan. 24. Templeton announced last month that she will take a pay cut next school year to help alleviate the district&rsquo;s $3 million deficit.

Clark County’s small school districts feel financial pinch, too

From left: Washougal School District Superintendent Mary Templeton joins U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, and Margaret Rice, career and technical education director, during a tour of the woodshop at Washougal High School on Jan. 24. Templeton announced last month that she will take a pay cut next school year to help alleviate the district&rsquo;s $3 million deficit.

March 23, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

News of tens of millions of dollars in proposed budget reductions in Clark County’s two largest school districts has shocked Vancouver residents, prompting school walkouts and widespread letter-writing campaigns. Read story