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The Food and Drug Administration has ruled that transplant recipients and other similarly immune-compromised patients can get a third dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

State: Religious exemptions for teachers to Washington COVID-19 vaccine mandate should be reviewed by human resources

The Food and Drug Administration has ruled that transplant recipients and other similarly immune-compromised patients can get a third dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

August 30, 2021, 9:09am Latest News

How do your religious beliefs conflict with receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? Read story

Jonny Velasquez, 9, wears a mask as he raises his hand with a question while working in a fourth-grade classroom, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley, Wash. The school has had some students in classrooms for in-person learning since September of 2020, but other students who attend the school are still learning remotely. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visited the school Tuesday to observe classrooms and take part in a discussion with teachers and administrators about plans to further open in-person learning in Washington in the future. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Critical race theory: A political debate hits Washington schools

Jonny Velasquez, 9, wears a mask as he raises his hand with a question while working in a fourth-grade classroom, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley, Wash. The school has had some students in classrooms for in-person learning since September of 2020, but other students who attend the school are still learning remotely. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visited the school Tuesday to observe classrooms and take part in a discussion with teachers and administrators about plans to further open in-person learning in Washington in the future. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 30, 2021, 6:02am Editor's Choice

Unlike in previous years, instead of kicking off this year’s English literature class with reading, Mark Gardner plans to start the year with writing. Gardner, who teaches English at Hayes Freedom High School in Camas, is changing strategies because of the political debate over a concept called critical race theory. Read story

The Camas School District Zellerbach Administration Center.

Camas School Board OKs $132M budget for 2021-22

The Camas School District Zellerbach Administration Center.

August 28, 2021, 2:04pm Clark County News

CAMAS — The Camas School Board last week approved a $132 million 2021-22 budget that takes $6.5 million out of fund balances to make up for revenue shortfalls caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, decreased student enrollment and COVID-19 relief funds that were disproportionately low compared to similarly sized school… Read story

Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, left, listens as Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S.

State superintendent’s emergency rule will penalize Washington schools not complying with mask, vaccine requirements

Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, left, listens as Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington state is expanding its vaccine mandate to include all public, charter and private school teachers and staff, as well as those working at the state's colleges and universities. Inslee also expanded the statewide indoor mask mandate in place for non-vaccinated individuals to include those who are vaccinated. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 27, 2021, 7:32am Latest News

Washington school districts that “willfully” violate state COVID-19 health mandates are at risk of losing state funding, the state’s top school official said Wednesday, but they will be given at least two chances to come into compliance. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee's mask mandate in schools is a legal requirement for all employees and students. That includes wearing masks inside school buildings and buses.

Here’s what to expect as Clark County students go back to school

Gov. Jay Inslee's mask mandate in schools is a legal requirement for all employees and students. That includes wearing masks inside school buildings and buses.

August 27, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

When the 2021-22 school year opens next week for most of Clark County, districts will operate on a regular, full-time in-person schedule with students and staff required to wear masks inside school buildings. Read story

Dorothy Hollingsworth sits next to a podium Thursday prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hollingsworth Academy. The school, formerly 49th Street Academy, was named after Hollingsworth in honor of her achievements in education, including being the first Black woman to serve on Seattle's school board. Hollingsworth is 100 years old and came with her family from Seattle for Thursday's ceremony.

Educator Hollingsworth helps open Evergreen school named in her honor

Dorothy Hollingsworth sits next to a podium Thursday prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hollingsworth Academy. The school, formerly 49th Street Academy, was named after Hollingsworth in honor of her achievements in education, including being the first Black woman to serve on Seattle's school board. Hollingsworth is 100 years old and came with her family from Seattle for Thursday's ceremony.

August 26, 2021, 6:31pm Clark County News

If your dreams don’t include others, they’re not big enough. Read story

Clark College event promotes trades class for women

August 25, 2021, 5:49am Clark County News

Clark College will host a free workshop for women interested in advanced manufacturing and mechanical trades from 6-9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the college. Read story

If you have unvaccinated kids, act like ‘nobody in household’ is vaccinated, experts urge

August 23, 2021, 8:30am Latest News

Coronavirus cases in Washington are nearing peaks not seen in six months — and for parents readying for a new school year, navigating the path back to classrooms is suddenly fraught with tough questions. Read story

Woodland Public Schools office.

Woodland School Board candidate: Promoting home schooling isn’t a conflict

Woodland Public Schools office.

August 21, 2021, 7:15pm Clark County News

Woodland School Board candidate Trish Huddleston has been promoting home schooling on local Facebook groups, and while some parents say that is in conflict with her role as an aspiring board member, Huddleston disagrees. Read story

Kindergarten teacher Chelsea Hendryx shows incoming kindergartner Hakeem Hardnett, how to use the swings during recess at Hazel Dell Elementary School as part of Vancouver Public Schools' Jump Start program. Roughly 900 students across the distric attended Jump Start, a two-week program for students to familiarize themselves with rules and routines of school.

Clark County schools hope to see enrollment pick up after last year’s decline

Kindergarten teacher Chelsea Hendryx shows incoming kindergartner Hakeem Hardnett, how to use the swings during recess at Hazel Dell Elementary School as part of Vancouver Public Schools' Jump Start program. Roughly 900 students across the distric attended Jump Start, a two-week program for students to familiarize themselves with rules and routines of school.

August 21, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

A new school year begins Aug. 31 in Vancouver Public Schools, and incoming Hazel Dell Elementary kindergartner Gavin Bethell can’t wait. Read story