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Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent Mike Merlino, then the chief operating officer for the district, discusses a bond request with The Columbian's Editorial Board in January 2018.

Evergreen schools superintendent under investigation, on leave

Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent Mike Merlino, then the chief operating officer for the district, discusses a bond request with The Columbian's Editorial Board in January 2018.

December 8, 2021, 8:54am Clark County News

The Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors placed Superintendent Mike Merlino on administrative leave pending the conclusion of an investigation, the district said Wednesday morning. Read story

The sign at Pacific Middle School in east Vancouver on March 17, 2020.

Evergreen: Threat against east Vancouver middle school not credible

The sign at Pacific Middle School in east Vancouver on March 17, 2020.

December 7, 2021, 2:25pm Clark County News

A shooting threat made on social media against Pacific Middle School in east Vancouver was found not to be credible Tuesday, according to district officials in Evergreen Public Schools. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse.

Camas man gets 4½ years for child porn

The Clark County Courthouse.

December 6, 2021, 5:43pm Clark County News

A Camas man who had previously worked as a paraeducator was sentenced to nearly 4½ years in prison Monday for possession of child pornography. Read story

In Washington schools, some jobs are harder to fill than others

December 6, 2021, 7:39am Latest News

It’s clear that help is wanted in many Washington state schools. Read story

Odyssey Middle School eighth-graders Taryn Cavill, left, and Haley Crowell talk about the Power Pivot on Dec. 1. The team's inclusion of middle-schoolers allows students to get a head start in project-based learning programs like robotics before they start high school.

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Odyssey Middle School eighth-graders Taryn Cavill, left, and Haley Crowell talk about the Power Pivot on Dec. 1. The team's inclusion of middle-schoolers allows students to get a head start in project-based learning programs like robotics before they start high school.

December 6, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Team Mean Machine’s laboratory is that of a mad scientist. The tireless whir of a dozen 3D printers and other machines working away alongside a team of genius engineers ensures there’s never a moment of complete silence — almost like the room itself is alive. Read story

Julian Gomez, 5, left, works with teacher Sandy Becker, red mask, as he learns the letters of the alphabet at Jack and Jill House on Thursday morning. The day care is one of Clark County's 86 licensed child care centers.

Clark County, Southwest Washington child care in crisis

Julian Gomez, 5, left, works with teacher Sandy Becker, red mask, as he learns the letters of the alphabet at Jack and Jill House on Thursday morning. The day care is one of Clark County's 86 licensed child care centers.

December 4, 2021, 6:01am Business

In early 2020, Educational Service District 112 was serving more than twice the number of students in its child care and early education centers than it is today. Read story

Battle Ground Public Schools seeks volunteers for sexual health education committee

December 3, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

Battle Ground Public Schools is assembling a committee of parents, teachers and community members to provide input on proposed curricula on comprehensive sexual health education in grades 5-12. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools COVID test sites to open later than planned

December 2, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Health

Plans to launch COVID-19 testing sites next week at a handful of locations in Vancouver Public Schools have been put on hold, according to a Wednesday press release from the school district. Read story