A visit to Glacier National Park was the inspiration for an award-winning essay by Ryan Welch, an 8th-grader at Vancouver Home Connection. Welch earned first place for 8th-grade at the local, state and Northwest Regional [...]
Photo source: The Columbian Three teams from Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies took part in the Southwest Washington MESA Day competition at Washington State University Vancouver on April 15. [...]
Representatives from Vancouver Public Schools recently were invited to the 2017 AASA National Conference on Education to share best practices with other educators
When a Hudson's Bay High School student's heart stopped during wrestling practice, the staff sprang into action.
Vancouver School District’s magnet programs tempt middle, high school students with specialized studies, hands-on training
The Welding/Fabrication Technology program at Fort Vancouver High School is one of the options that students have to learn through doing and explore their unique interests.
In this article, Superintendent Steve Webb describes how Vancouver Public Schools uses data to measure student and organizational progress.
Just in time for ConnectED Day comes a blog post by Superintendent Steve Webb that delves into Future Ready leadership and how it enables access, leadership and innovation in a school district.
Reducing class sizes is part of a larger goal to overhaul aging, crowded schools that no longer meet today's teaching and learning needs.
"Districts across the country are finding ways to turn after-school programs—once little more than glorified babysitting—into learning experiences that motivate students and close equity gaps," writes Deborah Yaffe.
VPS teacher Kendra Yamamoto is the Regional Teacher of the Year!
Superintendent Steven Webb speaks with AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech about removing barriers to student success. Webb explains how educators in Vancouver Public Schools are changing the future for their students through hope, opportunity and agency. Listen to [...]
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.
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 [...]
Vancouver Public Schools' teen parent program, Graduation Reality And Dual-role Skills, recently was the subject of a blog post.
Insights from Dr. Webb and other top superintendents who belong to the League of Innovative Schools.
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.
Dr. Steve Webb, Superintendent Vancouver Public Schools at Eisenhower Elementary School. Photo credit: Katharine Kimball Photography VPS’ top administrator, Dr. Steve Webb, is Washington state’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year, an honor given by [...]
Original source: The Columbian, October 2015 We believe all students deserve the opportunity to be successful. As Superintendent Steve Webb writes in this op-ed, our supportive community is critical in helping with this work. As a result, [...]
Original source: The Columbian, October 2015 National leader of community schools Marty Blank visits Vancouver and sees first-hand the work of Family-Community Resource Centers at local school districts. Blank is the president of the Institute for Educational [...]
Original source: eSchool News, September 2015 Vancouver iTech Preparatory was mentioned in this article examining forward-thinking practices by the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools' member districts, which include VPS. Read the full story in eSchool News.
For the first time, the foundations for the Vancouver and Evergreen school districts paired up to collect supplies for students who can't afford to purchase their own.
More than 1,700 students and families attended our second annual Go Ready! Back-to-School-Readiness Festival.
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. [...]
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 [...]
Original source: Education Week, April 2015 "Teach more and librarian less." That's part of the strategy for utilizing teacher-libarians in new, technological capacities, says Director of Instructional Technology and Library Services Mark Ray, one of [...]
As part of its ongoing efforts to document the work of innovative school districts around the country, Digital Promise has published a multimedia case study spotlighting how teacher-librarians at Vancouver Public Schools in Washington state [...]
Original source: The Columbian, Oct. 12, 2014 Tiffany McCormick picked up a student's world history textbook and flipped to the publication date: 2001. By now, the book itself seems like ancient history. Read the full [...]
Original source: Edutopia, Oct. 9, 2014 Education, like so many other aspects of our society, has been undergoing a digital transformation. Accepting this reality is inevitable. Embracing it would be wise. But my district has [...]
Original source: Washington Professional Educator Standards Board, September 2014 The Washington Professional Educator Standards Board highlighted VPS' human resources department in a case study of best practices in teacher recruitment and selection. The board concluded that [...]
Original source: The Columbian, Aug. 24, 2014 Recently Superintendent Dr. Webb wrote a piece for The Columbian addressing the unfair ramifications of the No Child Left Behind Act. Read the full op-ed in The Columbian.
Original source: eSchool News, June 2014 Superintendent Steve Webb shares how technology tools can enhance storytelling—and ultimately learning as well. Read the full story in eSchool News.
Original source: Data Quality Campaign blog, May 12, 2014 Vancouver Public Schools takes a strategic approach to helping students and families with needs like food, clothes and housing that affect ability to learn and academic [...]
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.
Original source: District Administration, Jan. 20, 2014 Blended learning? Flex learning? Virtual learning? What's the difference? District Administration tackled these questions and highlighted Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School as a real-life example [...]
Original source: School Administrator, November 2013 How do you plan for an effective changing of the guard? Superintendent Webb discusses VPS' leadership succession-planning model. Read the full story in School Administrator.
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.