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Learning Avenues students line up in front of Santa to sing Christmas carols with him for The Kids' Christmas, sponsored by workers at the Bonneville Power Administration. A pandemic-riddled 2020 made the event a socially distanced one this year.

BPA employees team with Santa for The Kids’ Christmas

Learning Avenues students line up in front of Santa to sing Christmas carols with him for The Kids' Christmas, sponsored by workers at the Bonneville Power Administration. A pandemic-riddled 2020 made the event a socially distanced one this year.

December 18, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

From singing classic Christmas songs to the presents that awaited Brooklyn Paddock, every part of the surprise holiday event at Learning Avenues Child Care Center’s parking lot filled 4-year-old’s heart with joy. Read story

School districts in Clark County are revising plans to bring students back to classrooms in the wake of new guidance from the state.

Clark County schools adjust to new state guidelines

School districts in Clark County are revising plans to bring students back to classrooms in the wake of new guidance from the state.

December 18, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

How quickly will Clark County school districts adapt to new state guidelines for schools and get more students back into the classrooms? Read story

(The Columbian files)

Vancouver Public Schools details in-person academic help for students

(The Columbian files)

December 17, 2020, 6:06am Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools has detailed its plan for bringing select students into school buildings for in-person academic assistance as soon as Jan. 7. Read story

State urges schools phase-in classroom learning

December 16, 2020, 4:19pm Editor's Choice

SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is loosening school reopening guidelines amid a resurging coronavirus pandemic and pleading with reluctant teachers to return to the classroom, particularly those tasked with educating the youngest and neediest students. Read story

Mark Ross, left, and Denny Waters

Battle Ground Public Schools superintendent to retire at end of school year

Mark Ross, left, and Denny Waters

December 15, 2020, 5:39pm Clark County News

Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Ross will retire at the end of the school year after serving as the district’s leader since 2017 as part of a 39-year career in education. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Report: More students receiving failing grades at Vancouver Public Schools

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

December 15, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

A report on student grades from Vancouver Public Schools offers concrete evidence that remote learning is leading to a striking drop in students’ academic performance, and the most vulnerable students are suffering the most. Read story

Youth Hand in Hand -- put on by students, for students -- launched in the spring as a way for local high school students to teach virtual courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. They've since expanded their free services to offer tutoring sessions in a variety of academic subjects.

Clark County high school students try their hand at tutoring their peers

Youth Hand in Hand -- put on by students, for students -- launched in the spring as a way for local high school students to teach virtual courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. They've since expanded their free services to offer tutoring sessions in a variety of academic subjects.

December 13, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Want to take an extracurricular virtual class or need online tutoring? Read story

Gene Biby, a native of Illinois, has worked as a professor of theater at Clark College for 10 years.

Working in Clark County: Gene Biby, Clark College theater professor

Gene Biby, a native of Illinois, has worked as a professor of theater at Clark College for 10 years.

December 12, 2020, 6:01am Business

Clark College theater professor Gene Biby says the theater community has one goal during the pandemic: to let people know they’re “not dead yet.” Read story

Gaiser Middle School first-year teacher Cameron Chilcote speaks to his second-period eighth-grade U.S. history class. Chilcote is one of 16 first-year teachers across Vancouver Public Schools navigating their new careers in the midst of the pandemic.

New teachers in Clark County get lesson in pandemic

Gaiser Middle School first-year teacher Cameron Chilcote speaks to his second-period eighth-grade U.S. history class. Chilcote is one of 16 first-year teachers across Vancouver Public Schools navigating their new careers in the midst of the pandemic.

December 10, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Cameron Chilcote’s eighth-grade U.S. history classroom at Gaiser Middle School — the same room where he studied seventh-grade English 18 years ago as a student — is flooded with rows of empty desks, historical artifacts and personal memorabilia. Read story

Heritage High School's choir performs "Flight Song" by Kim Andre Arnesen in a video posted to YouTube.

Heritage High School’s choirs find their virtual voices

Heritage High School's choir performs "Flight Song" by Kim Andre Arnesen in a video posted to YouTube.

December 9, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

When it comes to music creativity, Billy Buhl doesn’t stop at subpar. Read story