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Susan Parrish

education reporter

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Recent Stories

Vancouver Public Schools board to revisit policy

By Susan Parrish October 17, 2014 8:31 p.m.

The board of Vancouver Public Schools will reconsider its current policy of giving only the mandated 24-hour notice of special meetings and work sessions. Two board members made the request to reconsider the policy at Tuesday's board meeting.

Resource center big help at Silver Star Elementary

By Susan Parrish October 15, 2014 10:10 a.m.

When the family of a student at Silver Star Elementary was going to be homeless for two nights, Melanie Green called Jim Fitzpatrick, senior pastor at CrossPointe Baptist Church, about a mile from the school.

Security, aviation launch at Skills Center

By Susan Parrish October 15, 2014 6 a.m.

In a hangar at the Clark County Skills Center, students stood at tables calculating the wing size for the radio-controlled planes they were building. Made of inexpensive household materials — sheets of foam, sheet insulation and duct tape — these planes will soon fly. And, hopefully, so will the students' careers.

Vancouver school board meets with minimal public notice

By Susan Parrish October 13, 2014 7:54 p.m.

When Vancouver Public Schools called Monday's special board meeting to discuss communications, it was unusual in a number of ways.

Students across Clark County get new high-tech tools

By Susan Parrish and Justin Runquist October 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver and Evergreen plan to put a device in the hands of each student — 49,000 in all.

CASEE food science class gets cooking

By Susan Parrish October 8, 2014 10 a.m.

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Food science students at the Center for Agriculture, Science & Environmental Education harvested their quarter-acre cornfield Tuesday morning and piled the ears of corn into the bed of a pickup. Later they planned to shuck and cook the corn.

Abortion foes protest at Fort Vancouver High School

By Susan Parrish October 8, 2014 9:35 a.m.

Protesters carrying signs with graphic images of aborted fetuses are standing on the public sidewalk in front of Fort Vancouver High School today. They plan to be there all week.

Local winery has grown up with industry

By Susan Parrish October 7, 2014 5:59 a.m.

RIDGEFIELD — On a sunny autumn morning, Walt Houser walked the rows of his vineyard, examining the deep purple grapes and calculating when they'll be ready for harvest.

B.G. schools share mental health grant

By Susan Parrish October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Battle Ground Public Schools is one of three Washington school districts to share in a $10 million Project AWARE grant to support student mental health and wellness over five years. The district was notified last week, but not the exact amount of its share.

Vancouver elementary school student dies from brain injury

By Patty Hastings and Susan Parrish October 3, 2014 8:38 p.m.

A Fisher's Landing Elementary School student died after getting a brain injury, possibly on the playground at school.

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