Bethany Rivard is one of nine finalists from around the state for the Washington State Teacher of the Year Award.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
A culture of universal achievement and commitment to closing the achievement gap have earned Sarah J. Anderson Elementary the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s only 2015 Washington Innovative School designation. In addition to [...]
Eddie Sawyer has been selected the 2015 Classified School Employee of the Year for the Educational Service District 112 region. The award is given by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and recognizes [...]
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 [...]
Mark Ray, Vancouver Public Schools' director of instructional technology and library services, recently was named one of "20 to Watch" honorees for 2014-15 by the National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network. The honor recognizes [...]
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 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 [...]
The White House selected VPS Superintendent Steve Webb as one of 100 school district leaders in the country to participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s “ConnectED to the Future” summit meeting on Nov. 19, 2014.
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’ [...]
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: 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Photo courtesy of Aevum Images— Vancouver Public Schools’ Chief of Staff Tom Hagley Jr. was recognized Sept. 9 with the 2014 Community Champion award for his leadership of the district’s Family-Community Resource Centers. The award, [...]
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 [...]
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.
In 2013, Vancouver was one of four school districts in Washington State identified as a Green District Leader. Sacajawea Elementary School was the first Washington Green Schools Level 3 certified school in the state and [...]
Original source: The Columbian, April 2013 Homeless liaison Anne Galvas became the state's Classified School Employee of the Year in 2013. Read the full story in The Columbian.
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, October 2011 Skyview High School teacher librarian Mark Ray was named Washington's 2012 Teacher of the Year. Read the full story in The Oregonian.
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 [...]