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Susan Parrish

education reporter


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A helping hand with school supplies

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

About 2,100 Vancouver Public Schools students and their families stood in 90-degree heat Wednesday at the prospect of receiving new backpacks stuffed with school supplies. Inside the Boys and Girls Club, 600 backpacks waited for their owners.

Scores: Schools miss No Child goals

By Susan Parrish August 27, 2014 10:16 p.m.

Scores on standardized tests in public schools didn't fluctuate much when compared to the previous three years, state Superintendent Randy Dorn said Wednesday as his office released 2014 spring state testing results.

Coug Nation waves flags on WSU's first day

By Susan Parrish August 25, 2014 8:51 p.m.

“Coug Nation” was out in full force at Washington State University Vancouver on Monday, the first day of fall semester. Hundreds of volunteers waved crimson flags to welcome students back to school. The flag waving was part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Vancouver campus.

Crestline returns 'home'

By Susan Parrish August 24, 2014 6 a.m.

In the next 10 days, all K-12 students in Clark County will head back to school for another year of learning. Nowhere will their excitement likely be more palpable than at Crestline Elementary School in Vancouver.

What's new at Clark County schools

By Susan Parrish and Justin Runquist August 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Students returning to school this fall might notice some changes. Battle Ground has a new superintendent, and there's a new football field in La Center. Some districts are building to meet growing student populations or trying out new programs in technology, epidemiology, aviation and homeland security.

Vancouver Farmers Market growing from humble roots

By Susan Parrish August 23, 2014 10:02 p.m.

The Vancouver Farmers Market celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday, with a little ceremony and a lot of shoppers such as Stacey Nilles and her mother, Jill Grainger.

Grass or brush fire north of Columbia River High School

By Susan Parrish August 23, 2014 12:35 p.m.

Fire crews are responding to a grass or brush fire reported at 12:30 p.m. at 39817 N.W. Ninth Ave. north of Columbia River High School.

Search suspended for apparent drowning victim

By Susan Parrish August 23, 2014 8:05 p.m.

A 22-year-old man was reported missing and possibly drowned in Yale Reservoir at 11:38 this morning. The man had been missing in the water near Beaver Bay Campground for six minutes when emergency responders were called.

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.

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