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Kindergarten sign-ups on at all Clark County school districts

March 17, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County school districts are now enrolling kindergarten students for the 2022-23 school year. Educational Service District 112 encourages families with children who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31 to start the enrollment process now. Read story

Camas High School counselor Kirin Casteel checks student Ethan Tobey's health screener as he enters at Camas High School.

More counselors, nurses for Washington schools after Legislature increases funding

Camas High School counselor Kirin Casteel checks student Ethan Tobey's health screener as he enters at Camas High School.

March 16, 2022, 7:23am Latest News

Over the next three years, Washington state is dedicating more than $600 million to help schools hire more counselors, nurses, social workers and psychologists. Read story

Fifth-grader D.J. Wilkins, left, and sixth-grader Urijah Fischer, get a chance to experience a toy drone during a presentation from Skanska, an international development and construction company, at the Washington School for the Deaf on Monday morning. The school is beginning the initial stages of its expansion and using it as an opportunity for students to engage with a new form of technology to help in the project.

Students at Washington School for the Deaf get lesson in design, drones

Fifth-grader D.J. Wilkins, left, and sixth-grader Urijah Fischer, get a chance to experience a toy drone during a presentation from Skanska, an international development and construction company, at the Washington School for the Deaf on Monday morning. The school is beginning the initial stages of its expansion and using it as an opportunity for students to engage with a new form of technology to help in the project.

March 16, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

As a major expansion project is expected to begin soon at the Washington School for the Deaf, design crews have been taking the time to engage with faculty and students on how the construction will go and what will change about their building. Read story

MisinfoDay is an annual event co-hosted by the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public (CIP) and Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

‘You can fake anything on the internet’: Professors host day to teach Washington students to combat misinformation

MisinfoDay is an annual event co-hosted by the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public (CIP) and Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

March 15, 2022, 7:43am Latest News

The ninth-graders had 45 minutes to work their way through a maze of misinformation. It was an “escape room,” a kind of game where winning entailed spotting manipulated images and charts, unreliable sources and “deep fakes” — computer-generated video or audio that has people saying things they never said. Read story

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics students prepare to perform in the school's opening night production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." (Roberto Rodriguez for The Columbian)

VSAA, Portland Shakespeare Project team up to present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics students prepare to perform in the school's opening night production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." (Roberto Rodriguez for The Columbian)

March 15, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Though just an hour remained before opening night at the Royal Durst Theatre in Vancouver, the cast of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” rehearsed and prepared themselves without an air of anxiety, but rather one of professionalism. Read story

Washington State University's Pullman campus glows on its hill.

Sexual assault cases at WSU highlight gaps in how colleges respond to misconduct

Washington State University's Pullman campus glows on its hill.

March 14, 2022, 6:05am Latest News

Content advisory: This story contains descriptions of sexual assault. Resources for survivors are available here. Read story

Pavan Venkatakrishnan, a student board member on the Washington State Board of Education and a junior at Interlake High School, on Feb. 25, 2022, in Bellevue.

Students close to getting voting power on Washington education board

Pavan Venkatakrishnan, a student board member on the Washington State Board of Education and a junior at Interlake High School, on Feb. 25, 2022, in Bellevue.

March 14, 2022, 6:05am Latest News

When it comes to giving student advocates more say in public school systems, school leadership is all on board, so to speak. The 16 members of the Washington State Board of Education unanimously supported Senate Bill 5497, which will give student members of the board a vote in the decisions… Read story

Leah Mulyar, 5, of Vancouver, left, and her sister, Isabel, 7, wear masks while enjoying a book at Vancouver Community Library on Friday afternoon. Friday was the final day of required indoor masking in Washington.

Clark County turns the page on masks as state mandate ends

Leah Mulyar, 5, of Vancouver, left, and her sister, Isabel, 7, wear masks while enjoying a book at Vancouver Community Library on Friday afternoon. Friday was the final day of required indoor masking in Washington.

March 12, 2022, 6:05am Business

On June 23, 2020, Washington announced a statewide requirement for people to wear masks in public settings to slow the spread of COVID-19. That mandate was lifted in early July 2021 and quickly reinstated during the delta surge. Read story