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.
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: 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, 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 [...]