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Susan Parrish

education reporter

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Recent Stories

Starbucks workers give Crestline teachers coffee, a hand

By Susan Parrish August 20, 2014 8:50 p.m.

Toting gallons of coffee and tea, dozens of Starbucks employees descended upon Crestline Elementary School on Wednesday to bring a welcome coffee break to the teachers and staff preparing the new school for opening day.

Aboriginal art comes with a view

By Susan Parrish August 17, 2014 6 a.m.

DALLESPORT — From her perch high atop a basalt cliff, Tsagaglalal watches over the Columbia River with large, round eyes. Her mouth forms a circle, as if she's surprised.

Crestline rises from the ashes

By Susan Parrish August 14, 2014 7:42 p.m.

Although crews are putting finishing touches on the new Crestline Elementary, teachers and staff are moving into the new school only 18 months after it was destroyed by arson.

Children read to dog at Vancouver Community Library

By Susan Parrish August 14, 2014 6 a.m.

On Wednesday, one of the dog days of summer, young readers waited their turn to read a book to Crunch, a golden retriever therapy dog at Vancouver Community Library.

Young app-writers get with the programming, win

By Susan Parrish August 12, 2014 11 p.m.

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, recognized four high school seniors Tuesday afternoon who likely are headed for careers in cutting-edge fields.

Several clinics offer free back-to-school vaccinations

By Susan Parrish August 11, 2014 10 a.m.

Certain vaccinations are required to attend school. Ensuring that children's immunizations are current is another back-to-school step for Clark County families. Health care professionals emphasize the importance of childhood immunizations to protect children's health.

Native art for looking, learning

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

Alta High Elk's fingers deftly wove thin cedar strips. Eventually, her work will yield a small cedar basket. Seated next to her, Caroline Underwood twisted a Western red cedar cordage handle for her cedar huckleberry basket.

Master Gardeners share their expertise at the fair

By Susan Parrish August 5, 2014 7:10 p.m.

Even if you have a bright green thumb, don't try to grow Red Delicious apples in Clark County.

HeLa teacher aims to excite her students to become disease detectives

By Susan Parrish August 3, 2014 6 a.m.

Susie Ridgway, a teacher at Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School, has a new mission: to get her students to consider a career as an epidemiologist. The first hurdle will be educating them about what epidemiology is, she said.

Woodworker's wagon built on memories

By Susan Parrish August 1, 2014 6 a.m.

BATTLE GROUND — Mick Robins grew up playing in an abandoned Gypsy wagon. The round-topped horse-drawn wagon had been abandoned in a field near his family's home in Barwick, a village in southwest England.

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