American School Board Journal visited six districts across the country, including Vancouver, to see how public schools and districts "break down the barriers to achievement for their students."
John Zingale has taught at iTech Prep since 2013.
Vancouver Public Schools has been recognized as a national District of Distinction for its efforts to empower school-level leaders
Zach Desjarlais is the only honoree from Washington state or the West Coast.
Superintendent Steve Webb and Chief of Staff Tom Hagley will present two EdTalk sessions on the district’s community schools focus and work to support families and remove barriers to learning.
Taking outreach services on the road has earned Vancouver Public Schools a Magna Awards 2017 Grand Prize, given by the National School Boards Association.
Vancouver iTech Preparatory is one of seven schools to receive the state’s Innovative Schools designation for 2016.
America's newspaper and website of record for K-12 schools selected Vancouver, Wash., educators as two of 13 in the U.S. to recognize for leadership and innovation.
A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education today released a case study about Vancouver Public Schools. Developed over the past year, the case study highlights the district's Family-Community Resource Centers, known as FCRCs, and work with local partners to remove poverty-created barriers to learning among more than half of VPS' 23,500 students.
Vancouver, Wash. — Vancouver Public Schools is one of 25 school districts in the nation commended by the White House for its commitment in support of President Barack Obama’s initiative to expand computer science curricula [...]
For many Vancouver Public Schools students who ride the bus, “homework” might be more aptly called “bus-work.”
Vancouver Public Schools recently was announced as the recipient of one of just seven $2,000 mini-grants awarded nationwide.
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But at Fruit Valley Community Learning Center, the meal’s importance extends beyond nutrition.
Vancouver Public Schools is one of eight Future Ready districts featured in a set of professional learning resources recently released by the U.S. Department of Education.
Vancouver Public Schools is one of 30 districts nationwide and one of just three Washington districts to receive District Administration magazine’s District of Distinction award.
Vancouver iTech Preparatory has received the Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's Student Engagement Award for 2015.
In April, 150 education leaders from across the nation converged in Vancouver to learn about the district’s weLearn 1:1 technology initiative. The conference, hosted by the nonprofit Digital Promise’s elite League of Innovative Schools, featured [...]
First photo above, from left: Brittney Hauff, Cedric Hitzeman and Kasandra Wielenbeck show their mushrooms. Second photo: Wielenbeck, Hitzeman, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, teacher Steve Lorenz and Hauff receive their award in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy [...]
Beginning this summer, Vancouver Public Schools will have a new mode of transportation: a mobile Family-Community Resource Center. Instead of students though, the Dodge Ram ProMaster will transport a coordinator, resources and supplies for families [...]
Case study released as VHA board votes to target Section 8 opening to families with children and health-burdened households The study explores collaboration between public housing authorities and education service providers in three U.S. cities. [...]
The American School Board Journal’s 2015 Magna Award winners have been announced, and among the five first-place winners in the over 20,000 enrollment category is Vancouver Public Schools’ 2014 Go Ready! Back-to-School Readiness Festival. The [...]
Vancouver Public Schools is one of nearly 50 school districts from across the U.S. and one of just four Washington state districts honored with an inaugural District of Distinction award from District Administration magazine. VPS’ [...]
Work already under way in Vancouver Public Schools to create safe and supportive learning environments in each of its schools got a boost this past week with the announcement of a nearly $3 million grant [...]
The new Family-Community Resource Centers at Hudson’s Bay and Fort Vancouver are part of the district’s expanded work in the Family Engagement/Family-Community Resource Center Design II goal area. More than 60 percent of students at [...]
Original source: American School Board Journal, March 2014 VPS' Kindergarten Jump Start program received a 2014 first-place Magna Award, which recognizes best practices in school district leadership. Read more in American School Board Journal.
Students have the opportunity to achieve true bilingualism and biliteracy in Mandarin and English.
With support from the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, the district opens its latest FCRC at Washington Elementary School.
The district fills 16.5 new district resource officer positions, replacing security monitors.
Peter S. Ogden, Harney, Washington, King and Roosevelt elementary schools and Fruit Valley Community Learning Center offer state-funded full-day kindergarten.
Advancement Via Individual Determination, an elective class that offers rigorous curriculum to promote student achievement, debuts in five schools.
The Spanish Immersion Program is an academically challenging and enriching program for developing linguistic proficiency in Spanish and English. Entry into the program starts at kindergarten. At the kindergarten and first-grade levels, the majority of [...]
Vancouver Public Schools sets its focus on four new strategic priorities, 18 goals and 70 target objectives.
The strategic planning process kicks off with a three-day symposium.