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House Republican leader J.T. Wilcox shakes hands with Rep Tana Senn after addressing legislators on the first day of the legislative session at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.

Special education spending, oversight top priorities for Washington lawmakers

House Republican leader J.T. Wilcox shakes hands with Rep Tana Senn after addressing legislators on the first day of the legislative session at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.

January 17, 2023, 7:57am Clark County Politics

This year, Washington state lawmakers are making big promises to fund and improve the education services that help roughly 158,449 disabled kids around the state. Read story

The Washington Capitol Building in Olympia.

Legislature looks to aid rural districts, expand trades, cut costs for students

The Washington Capitol Building in Olympia.

January 16, 2023, 3:42pm Clark County News

Filed state education bills that would have a direct effect on Southwest Washington prioritize students earning dual credit while in high school and eliminating cost barriers to programs like Running Start. Read story

Mount Pleasant School in east Washougal was forced to close for three days earlier this month due to a water leak that originated near the school's water pump.

Mount Pleasant School east of Washougal reopens after water leak found, fixed

Mount Pleasant School in east Washougal was forced to close for three days earlier this month due to a water leak that originated near the school's water pump.

January 15, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

The Mount Pleasant School east of Washougal re-opened to students and staff last week after closing for three days to fix a water leak that originated near a pump house just east of the school. Read story

A Washougal School District employee  prepares food for students and employees.

39% of Washougal schools students qualify for free, reduced lunches

A Washougal School District employee  prepares food for students and employees.

January 12, 2023, 2:24pm Clark County News

The Washougal School District is close — but not quite close enough — to qualifying for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision, part of the National School Lunch Program that permits eligible districts and schools to provide meal service to all students at no charge regardless of economic… Read story

Evergreen Public Schools board ratifies new contract

January 12, 2023, 5:59am Clark County News

The Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors ratified a recently approved contract with the Public School Employees of Evergreen large group union at its Tuesday evening meeting. Read story

At Tuesday night's board meeting, a group of staff, parents and students presented a formal civil rights complaint to the La Center School Board regarding Supt. Peter Rosenkranz's rule that teachers not ask students about preferred pronouns.

La Center School Board hears civil rights complaint about pronoun usage

At Tuesday night's board meeting, a group of staff, parents and students presented a formal civil rights complaint to the La Center School Board regarding Supt. Peter Rosenkranz's rule that teachers not ask students about preferred pronouns.

January 11, 2023, 2:20pm Clark County News

A civil rights complaint regarding teachers’ ability to ask students their preferred pronouns took center stage at the La Center School Board meeting on Tuesday. Read story

This combination of 2017-2022 photos shows the logos of Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on mobile devices. On Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, Seattle Public Schools filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, suing the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, seeking to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth.

School lawsuits, like Seattle’s, over social media harm face tough legal road

This combination of 2017-2022 photos shows the logos of Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on mobile devices. On Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, Seattle Public Schools filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, suing the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, seeking to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth.

January 11, 2023, 8:46am Business

Like the tobacco, oil, gun, opioid and vaping industries before them, the big U.S. social media companies are now facing lawsuits brought by public entities that seek to hold them accountable for a huge societal problem — in their case, the mental health crisis among youth. Read story

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal listens to a member of the Washington State Board of Education speak in 2018 at Educational Service District 112 in Vancouver.

Washington’s education leader says schools are ‘accelerating’

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal listens to a member of the Washington State Board of Education speak in 2018 at Educational Service District 112 in Vancouver.

January 10, 2023, 8:07am Latest News

Graduation rates are holding steady, enrollments are picking up and school districts are on track to spend their federal pandemic relief funds, the state’s top education official said Monday. Read story