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Susan Parrish

education reporter

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Recent Stories

Teacher-librarians fill high-tech role

By Susan Parrish October 29, 2014 6 a.m.

As schools have stepped boldly into the 21st century, so have school librarians.

Living lab at Mount St. Helens

By Susan Parrish October 25, 2014 5:04 p.m.

CASCADE PEAKS, Mount St. Helens — A double rainbow emerged between Mount St. Helens and a group of students, teachers and scientists gathered to conduct field tests at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Ebola provides timely lesson for HeLa students

By Susan Parrish October 23, 2014 6 a.m.

The minute that Susie Ridgway's epidemiology class at Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School began Wednesday morning, it was clear her students had done their homework. They spent the entire class in an animated discussion of the Ebola virus that has been sweeping West Africa.

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.

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