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Welcome, new educators!

One-hundred-seventy-five new educators were welcomed to VPS at the New Educator Training in August. This week-long program gives our new teachers a toolkit for success in their classrooms and schools, and opportunities to meet and work with district staff and peers. Throughout the year, teacher ment

Vision 2020: Blue Valley Schools’ strategic plan to serve as guide to the future

A sharp focus on students, a clear vision for academic and personal growth, and community insight to illuminate the path to excellence—these key ingredients make up the heart of Blue Valley Schools’ 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, Vision 2020.

Teacher librarians: Mavens in a digital age

Original source: School Administrator, May 2015 As many school districts across the country have slashed library programs, Vancouver Public Schools has written a different narrative, giving its school librarians re-imagined roles. In this cover story, Superintendent Steve Webb and Director of Instru

DOTS: Strategic plan in motion

Does a strategic plan really lead to measurable results? It did for the Blue Valley Unified School District. DOTS: Strategic Plan in Motion In 2005, with support from the community, the district launched its first strategic plan, which focused on personalized student learning. Five years later, the