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Susan Parrish

education reporter

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Recent Stories

Clark College division has new name, aim

By Susan Parrish January 29, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark College's Corporate and Continuing Education division has changed its name to Clark College Economic and Community Development. It's a move that Kevin Witte, associate vice president, says better reflects the college's evolving role in the community and the region.

Clark College biology students search for new lifesavers

By Susan Parrish January 28, 2015 10 a.m.

Wearing a white lab coat and blue nitrile gloves, Ryan Kustusch stood in the front of his biology lab Tuesday at Clark College and instructed his students as they prepared to research new antibiotics.

Financial aid form help available

By Susan Parrish January 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Current and prospective college students who are applying for financial aid are invited to a free College Goal Washington event at Clark College at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Vancouver chosen for school technology summit

By Susan Parrish January 21, 2015 10 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Education has chosen Vancouver to host one of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits scheduled across the nation in the coming months. The purpose of the summit is to help school district leaders use technology to improve teaching and student learning.

Program helps students hit the books in Yacolt

By Susan Parrish January 21, 2015 6 a.m.

YACOLT — Carrying a bag bulging with kids' books, Karen Homola, 31, and six of her children entered the library at Yacolt Primary School ready to choose more books.

Evergreen teachers achieve national board certification

By Susan Parrish January 16, 2015 9:51 p.m.

From the first moments of Kimberleigh Anderson's beginning creative movement class at Heritage High School, the students jumped, slid and danced. Facing a wall of mirrors, they moved together as Anderson counted and clapped out the beat.

Clark College president: 'Future is right now'

By Susan Parrish January 15, 2015 8:02 p.m.

During a packed State of the College address Thursday in the Gaiser Student Center, Clark College President Bob Knight gave a nod to the past but spoke with feeling about the college's future.

Vancouver Public Schools board to fill vacancy

By Susan Parrish January 14, 2015 7:30 p.m.

The board of Vancouver Public Schools is preparing to conduct interviews for the board position vacated by Mari Greves, whose last meeting was Tuesday.

Substitute shortage plagues local schools

By Susan Parrish January 13, 2015 8:58 p.m.

Here's a story problem common in Clark County schools: On Monday, 156 teachers at Battle Ground schools took the day off and requested a substitute teacher to cover their classes. After all possible substitutes were contracted from the substitute pool, 14 classrooms still did not have a teacher for the day.

Diversity in action at Fort Vancouver High School

By Susan Parrish January 8, 2015 6 a.m.

A family trip to Saipan helped Jonah Benavente appreciate the differences between his father's birthplace in the Northern Mariana Islands and the family's home in Vancouver.

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