The district will be recognized for providing academic and non-academic support to all students, improving graduation rates and closing opportunity gaps.
Our staff, students, families and community members take care of one another every day, but the generosity of spirit is perhaps most evident this time of year.
Vancouver schools provide better educational opportunities, faster growth in learning.
The projected budget deficit for next school year is neither unexpected nor unique to Vancouver Public Schools.
You are invited to visit Felida Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Middle School!
The tour will provide an in-depth look at Hudson’s Bay High School and Harney Elementary School.
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."
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.
Bullying or any form of harassment in Vancouver Public Schools is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
Representatives from Vancouver Public Schools recently were invited to the 2017 AASA National Conference on Education to share best practices with other educators
In this article, Superintendent Steve Webb describes how Vancouver Public Schools uses data to measure student and organizational progress.
Superintendent Steve Webb will host the first patron tour of the 2016–2017 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic teaching and learning opportunities at Martin Luther King Jr. and Lake Shore elementary schools.
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.
Vancouver Public Schools received nine awards from the National School Public Relations Association.
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 [...]
VPS Superintendent Steve Webb has been selected to receive the Community Schools Superintendent Leadership Award
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.
Hear from the four inspiring national finalists (including our own Dr. Steve Webb!) for 2016 Superintendent of the Year.
Insights from Dr. Webb and other top superintendents who belong to the League of Innovative Schools.
Webb one of four finalists for American Association of School Administrators’ award OLYMPIA — The American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the nation’s top professional association for school system leaders, has named Dr. Steven Webb, [...]
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, [...]
If you want to know what an elementary school should look and feel like, ask a fifth-grader. An elementary school should “feel like you’re at home and be comfortable. Because if you’re comfortable, you’re comfortable [...]
After picking up awards from the Washington School Public Relations Association this spring, the Vancouver Public Schools communications team in June collected nine Publications and Electronic Media Awards from the National School Public Relations Association. [...]
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 [...]
In April, the VPS communications office and other staff members collected several awards from the Washington School Public Relations Association. The association received 270 entries in 13 categories. Forty awards received Awards of Excellence; 105 entries received Awards [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Vancouver Public Schools will welcome school district leaders from across the country to Vancouver, Washington, Feb. 17-18, to participate in the second of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits. The summits are designed to help district [...]
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: 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.
Original source: Education Week, September 2013 Superintendent Steve Webb discusses his role in initiating change, from creating budget-alleviating efficiencies to deploying new technology tools. Read the full story in Education Week.
Original source: Education Executive, 2011, and Learning First Alliance, January 2012 Superintendent Steve Webb discusses how the creation of Vancouver Public Schools' Opportunity Zone helped rewrite the narrative for two low-performing schools. Read the full [...]
Original source: The Oregonian, May 2011 Superintendent Steve Webb was named one of Washington state's most effective superintendents by the Washington Association of School Administrators in 2011. Read the full story in The Oregonian.
Superintendent Steve Webb and Chief of Staff Thomas R. Hagley, Jr., then the executive director of community and government relations, were honored by the National School Public Relations Association for demonstrating exemplary leadership in the [...]