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Susan Parrish

education reporter

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Recent Stories

WSUV grad student receives Fulbright to study in Switzerland

By Susan Parrish April 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Growing up in Florida, Eric Dexter was the only kid in his class who didn’t want to become a marine biologist. He barely graduated from high school. No one in his family had ever gone to college or traveled outside the country.

Connecting with speed networking

By Susan Parrish April 18, 2014 10:32 p.m.

Friday's STEM speed networking event at Skyview High School was a homecoming for Jake Smith, 28, an optical engineer and a 2004 Skyview graduate.

Friendship blossoms at Clark College  

By Susan Parrish April 17, 2014 7:19 p.m.

Rainy weather moved Clark College's ninth annual Sakura Festival inside to Gaiser Hall on Thursday afternoon.

24 schools in area earn state achievement awards

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

Twenty-four area schools are 2013 Washington Achievement Award winners.

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.

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