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Susan Parrish

education reporter

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Recent Stories

Skills center seeks homeland security teacher

By Susan Parrish April 15, 2014 5:58 p.m.

With increased security measures affecting airline passengers, computer users and many facets of daily life, the demand for trained security personnel is growing.

Learning car tech specs  

By Susan Parrish April 10, 2014 9:57 p.m.

His head bent over a computer screen, Shaan Grissom worked at solving a problem: Why was the Toyota's TPMS light on? The tire pressure monitoring system light can be triggered for any number of issues.

Vancouver teacher, family, visit the president

By Susan Parrish April 10, 2014 6 a.m.

A Vancouver teacher and her family with West Wing connections met President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on April 4.

Local sudents to give new test trial run

By Susan Parrish April 7, 2014 6 a.m.

Are you smarter than a fourth-grader? Try to solve this math problem: Five friends ordered 3 large sandwiches. James ate ¾ of a sandwich. Katya ate ¼ of a sandwich. Ramon ate ¾ of a sandwich. Sienna ate 2/4 of a sandwich. How much sandwich is left for Oscar?

New Crestline elementary taking shape

By Susan Parrish April 1, 2014 7:27 p.m.

The construction site of the new Crestline Elementary School was a hub of activity Monday as heavy equipment and dozens of workers swarmed the property.

Employers, administrators tout business-education link

By Susan Parrish March 25, 2014 8:06 p.m.

Surveys indicate that roughly 60 percent of employers nationwide report a shortage of available workers with the skills they need to fill open positions, said Ben Bagherpour, vice president of operations for silicon wafer manufacturer SEH America. He said that can be remedied locally by forging partnerships between Clark County’s employers, community leaders and educational institutions.

Battle Ground picks new superintendent

By Susan Parrish March 24, 2014 8:48 p.m.

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground has a new superintendent of schools. George Mark Hottowe will begin work July 1.

WSUV event celebrates 28 women of distinction

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

Washington State University Vancouver will celebrate 28 women who inspire, mentor and empower others at the annual Women of Distinction event at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Firstenburg Student Commons, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

Detention offers lessons

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

During the five months Quincy Tuttle, 12, went through the legal process, he was held in custody at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center and continued his education in a classroom behind locked doors.

Welding students spark new skill  

By Susan Parrish March 17, 2014 7:38 p.m.

Blue sparks flickered from the welding torches wielded by Konner LaPlante and Raine Griffin. Clad in protective helmets, goggles, gloves and long sleeves, the welders bent to their task: fabricating bases for new benches at the city of Vancouver's tennis center.

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