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District provides basic necessities

Just before 8 a.m., the courtyard outside Washington Elementary School is tranquil. On this February morning, the only sound is the soft rain pattering through the pine trees that tower over the school. Voices break through the stillness. Around the courtyard perimeter, groups of children appear. Th

VPS named top digital district by Learning Counsel

Vancouver Public Schools has been named a Top Digital District for 2016 by the Learning Counsel, a research institute that provides information, training and support for schools on digital content and instruction. The honor recognizes VPS as a leader in creating a positive transformation to digital

Brand new or experienced, teachers new to Lake Washington School District learn at Educator Introduction Academy (EIA)

You might expect a brand new teacher might be a bit nervous anticipating that first day alone in the classroom with all those bright young faces looking for direction. Marne Talcott admitted to a few nerves about her first day as a new kindergarten teacher at Redmond Elementary School. Then, during

CCSD students earn perfect score on ACT

Each year, less than one-tenth of one percent of the students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among the test takers in the graduating class of 2013, only 1,162 out of 1.8 million students earned a 36. Each year, less than one-tenth of one percent of the students who take the ACT earns the top

Cherry Creek High School Music Program wins a GRAMMY

Cherry Creek High School has been named a 2014 GRAMMY Signature School by the GRAMMY Foundation. CCHS is one of 12 schools nationwide, selected from 123 semifinalists for this prestigious honor, which recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music educatio

Kindergarten Jump Start earns 2014 Magna Award

Vancouver Public Schools’ (VPS) Jump Start program today was named one of 15 first-place Magna Award winners. The awards are given by education magazine American School Board Journal, published by the National School Boards Association (NSBA), a not-for-profit organization representing state school