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Clark County school districts, teachers continue contract talks

Aug 16, 2018

Tensions between school districts and unions are still high with summer coming to a close, and big crowds are coming out to meetings to show…

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Back to business as high school football practice starts

Aug 15, 2018

HOCKINSON — Hockinson feels like it’s had a target on its chest for the last five seasons around Clark County. This year, coming off the…

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Health officer urges Clark County parents to vaccinate school children

Aug 15, 2018

At 15 Clark County public elementary schools last year, 10 percent or more of kindergartners began school exempt from receiving disease-preventing vaccinations.

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Teachers in the Ridgefield School District held a strike vote on Friday. At a general membership mee

Ridgefield teachers vote to approve strike to start Aug. 29

August 17, 2018, 9:05 PM

RIDGEFIELD — Members of the Ridgefield Education Association overwhelmingly voted to approve a strike Friday night.

The new Woodland High School opened in 2015. (The Columbian files)

Woodland teachers approve new deal

August 17, 2018, 1:51 PM

Woodland teachers voted in favor of a new salary agreement Friday morning at a general membership meeting, making them the first district in the county to settle during a summer in which all districts are involved with tense negotiations.

Evergreen Education Association union members and supporters wait for the start of the Evergreen Pub

Clark County school districts, teachers continue contract talks

August 16, 2018, 8:52 PM

Tensions between school districts and unions are still high with summer coming to a close, and big crowds are coming out to meetings to show their support for teachers.

Abigail Crumrine, 4, gets an injection from Kris Black, right, on Wednesday at the Free Clinic of So

Health officer urges Clark County parents to vaccinate school children

August 15, 2018, 10:31 PM

At 15 Clark County public elementary schools last year, 10 percent or more of kindergartners began school exempt from receiving disease-preventing vaccinations.

Adam Aguilera, an English teacher at Heritage High School, speaks to a crowd of Evergreen Education

Evergreen teachers, supporters knock school district’s offer of 1.9% raise

August 14, 2018, 9:50 PM

Hundreds of Evergreen Public Schools union members and their supporters turned the district office’s parking lot into a sea of red Tuesday evening as they demonstrated in favor of increasing teachers’ wages.

The new Woodland High School opened in 2015. (The Columbian files)

Woodland schools, teachers reach salary agreement

August 14, 2018, 5:15 PM

With the start of the school year looming, teachers in Woodland could be the first in the county to agree to a new salary schedule with their district.

Hockinson special-ed classroom stays put

August 12, 2018, 6:00 AM

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Plans to move a special-education classroom at Hockinson Heights Elementary School for the upcoming school year were canceled after pushback from a group of parents.

Vancouver Public Schools is looking at the site of the old main Fort Vancouver Regional Library bran

VPS eyes different site for downtown elementary school

August 9, 2018, 10:49 AM

Vancouver Public Schools announced Thursday that the proposed location of its downtown elementary school has moved — outside of the downtown core.

WSU short of dorm rooms as it welcomes largest frosh class

August 9, 2018, 9:38 AM

PULLMAN — Washington State University is preparing to welcome the largest freshman class in its history, and is short of dorm rooms to house them.

Battle Ground school district seeks members for overcrowding panel

August 9, 2018, 5:58 AM

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Public Schools is seeking volunteers to serve on an overcrowding committee.

How can Washington state better fund special education? Officials want to hear from you

August 3, 2018, 11:37 AM

In Washington, school districts don’t always have enough money to provide the mandated supports to students with disabilities.

Members of GeoGirls geology and technology field camp burst into laughter as a 5-foot helium balloon

Burst their balloon, GeoGirls will find a workaround

August 1, 2018, 10:29 PM

MOUNT ST. HELENS — Call it a poor woman’s drone.

In this May 10, 2018 photo, Harley, 2, and Reagan Rufner participate in painting time in the 1-2-3-

Vancouver schools helping families living in poverty

July 28, 2018, 3:12 PM

VANCOUVER (AP) — Every morning before class starts, Shanna Baird welcomes the same sandy-haired student into her cramped but tidy office at Hazel Dell Elementary.

Wy’east planning back-to-school barbecue

July 28, 2018, 5:58 AM

Wy'east Middle School's back-to-school barbecue is next month, featuring food, school supplies and activities.

Members of the Battle Ground High School vocal jazz ensemble practice the classic 1980s power ballad

Foreigner gig a fun departure for Battle Ground High ensemble

July 26, 2018, 9:09 PM

BATTLE GROUND — Well, their parents will think it’s cool.