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Aug 2016

Grant will provide support for homeless students in three county school districts

August 10th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , |

The state of Washington Department of Commerce awarded a $500,000 Homeless Student Stability Program grant to three Clark County school districts and Council for the Homeless.

Feb 2016

National case study features school district’s resource centers

February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Dec 2015

VPS featured in U.S. Department of Education professional learning videos

December 14th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Staff, Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , |

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.

Jun 2015

National educational spotlight shines on Vancouver Public Schools

June 18th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

May 2015

U.S. Department of Education selects Vancouver Public Schools to tell digital transformation story

May 18th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , |

Discovery Middle School teacher Patrick Mahaney is interviewed for the U.S. Department of Education video project. "I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education selected your district to [...]

May 2015

Vancouver Housing Authority–Vancouver Public Schools partnership receives national recognition

May 12th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Family-Community Resource Center, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, VPS press releases|Tags: |

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. [...]

Apr 2015

Hudson’s Bay High School is one of five Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national winners

April 1st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

Pictured above, from left: Kassie Wielenback, Cedric Hitzeman, Brittney Hauff and teacher Steve Lorenz. After rising above their Washington state competitors and 14 other schools from across the country, Hudson’s Bay High School recently clinched one [...]

Mar 2015

Back-to-school-readiness festival earns national award

March 5th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Oct 2013

VPS featured in ‘Education Week’

October 5th, 2013|Categories: VPS achievements, VPS in the news|

In October 2013, Education Week featured Vancouver Public Schools in a special report, “Managing the Digital District.” Digital Promise subsequently highlighted VPS in a blog post on the rollout of Vancouver’s 1:1 digital transformation.

Feb 2013

Vancouver community continues support for VPS

February 5th, 2013|Categories: VPS achievements|

The Vancouver community has sustained its support for VPS in good and bad economic times. In February 2013, nearly 66 percent of voters approved the district’s replacement levy for maintenance and operations, and almost 62.5 [...]