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Washington’s for-profit online schools attract nearly 6,000 more students this school year

February 17, 2021, 10:30am Latest News

As Washington school districts wrangle with massive enrollment drops during the pandemic, new statewide data shows that nearly 6,000 children transferred to a type of school that has faced criticism for closed financial books and poor academic performance: virtual schools paid for by taxpayer dollars and run by for-profit companies. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee arrives to sign the first bill to be signed into law during the 2021 legislative session, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The measure increases the minimum weekly benefit for unemployed workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and prevents a dramatic increase in unemployment taxes paid by businesses. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee: Washington schools should reopen for in-person learning

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee arrives to sign the first bill to be signed into law during the 2021 legislative session, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The measure increases the minimum weekly benefit for unemployed workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and prevents a dramatic increase in unemployment taxes paid by businesses. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 16, 2021, 3:08pm Latest News

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that public schools in the state can open up for more in-person learning as COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021, file photo, empty vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are seen at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in Las Vegas. The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes against worrisome virus mutations -- if and when the shots need an update.

Washington lawmakers from both parties push for teachers to be vaccinated

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021, file photo, empty vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are seen at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in Las Vegas. The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes against worrisome virus mutations -- if and when the shots need an update.

February 16, 2021, 1:20pm Latest News

OLYMPIA — With the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggesting new guidelines for reopening schools, lawmakers of both parties are calling on the state to revise its vaccine priorities to allow all teachers to be vaccinated. Read story

Washington Legislature passes graduation waiver measure

February 16, 2021, 11:14am Latest News

OLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington Legislature has approved a bill that would waive some graduation requirements for individual students during a state of emergency, like the current coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools, Camas to use snow days; Evergreen goes all remote Tuesday

February 15, 2021, 6:35pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools will have no in-person or remote learning Tuesday because of lingering snow and ice on side streets and in school parking lots. All after-school and evening activities, including sports practices and games, in-person learning support and grab-and-go meals also are canceled. Read story

Heritage's student section and cheer team support their team during the 2019 season opener at McKenzie Stadium. Attendance at games in 2021 will be extremely limited due to health guidelines.

High school sports are back, but many fans won’t be

Heritage's student section and cheer team support their team during the 2019 season opener at McKenzie Stadium. Attendance at games in 2021 will be extremely limited due to health guidelines.

February 13, 2021, 9:35pm Newsletter

All high school sports for Season 1 in Southwest Washington are go. Athletes are excited. Coaches are thrilled. Athletic directors are also happy, but extremely busy. Read story

4 finalists named for VPS superintendent

February 12, 2021, 12:56pm Clark County News

All finalists will be part of a forum-style interview over Zoom at 6 p.m. Tuesday, as part of a webinar for community members to meet and learn more about the candidates. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb in 2017 (The Columbian files)

Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb steps down

Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb in 2017 (The Columbian files)

February 11, 2021, 9:05pm Clark County News

The Vancouver School Board voted Thursday to approve an agreement between the district and Superintendent Dr. Steve Webb that he begin his planned retirement from Vancouver Public Schools to begin immediately. Read story

Prairie’s Christian Lowry, left, and Zack Brown celebrate the Falcon’s 73-35 win over the Capital Cougars at Battle Ground District Stadium on Friday night, Nov. 8, 2019.

Seasons for high school football, volleyball, girls soccer, slowpitch softball can begin as region moves to Phase 2

Prairie’s Christian Lowry, left, and Zack Brown celebrate the Falcon’s 73-35 win over the Capital Cougars at Battle Ground District Stadium on Friday night, Nov. 8, 2019.

February 11, 2021, 3:45pm Newsletter

2A Greater St. Helens League, 1A Trico League will start play next week; 4A/3A GSHL a week later Read story

Crews from Clark County Public Works Department are gearing up for the possibility of severe winter weather, as seen Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2021.

Many school districts cancel classes as beginning of winter storm arrives

Crews from Clark County Public Works Department are gearing up for the possibility of severe winter weather, as seen Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2021.

February 11, 2021, 11:12am Clark County News

A number of Clark County school districts are closing in anticipation of wild wintry weather expected to hit later today. Read story