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Susan Parrish

education reporter

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Clark, Cowlitz school districts to be part of ESD 112 job fair

By Susan Parrish July 31, 2015 6 a.m.

Teachers, special education professionals and other education workers seeking jobs can find help at the Southwest Washington Education Job Fair organized by Educational Service District 112 from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the ESD 112 campus, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave.

Dragon boat races heat up Vancouver Lake

By Susan Parrish July 31, 2015 6 a.m.

Dragons will descend onto Vancouver Lake this weekend, but don't be alarmed. They aren't fire-breathing, airborne mythical creatures, but dragon boats, part of a fast-growing sport that originated in China 2,000 years ago.

Jump Start program gives kids a head start on kindergarten

By Susan Parrish July 29, 2015 5:52 p.m.

Some kindergartners are more ready to start school than others. Some attended preschool and have interacted with other children in a classroom setting. Some kids can write their first and last names and recite and write the alphabet. But others are not up to speed. Kindergarten Jump Start gives incoming kindergartners extra help to be ready to start school.

Live small to live large  

By Susan Parrish July 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Sometimes, smaller is better.

Growth key issue in Battle Ground schools race

By Susan Parrish July 21, 2015 6 a.m.

Providing school infrastructure for burgeoning growth in Battle Ground Public Schools is a key issue for three candidates vying to represent District 4 in the Aug. 4 primary election.

A crash course in roller derby

By Susan Parrish July 19, 2015 6 a.m.

Focused on skating into the turn, I didn’t know she was behind me until it was too late. She shoved my back and skated past as my wheels flew out from underneath me. Sailing through the air, I landed on my rear on the concrete floor with a thud. The impact forced the air from my lungs.

Living history at Fort Vancouver camp

By Susan Parrish July 18, 2015 6 a.m.

When Rose Bugel-Shunra visited Pompeii and gazed at the human remains entombed in the ash of Mount Vesuvius, she was hooked on history. But more than that, she had a revelation: She knew she wanted to become an osteoarchaeologist and study human remains from archaeological sites.

Vancouver Police Activities League holds free camp for Orchards Elementary kids

By Susan Parrish July 15, 2015 6 a.m.

Dribbling the basketball down the court, a boy passed the ball, but his teammate didn't catch it. The ball bounced out of bounds.

Vancouver schools chief gets $6,000 bump in pay

By Susan Parrish July 14, 2015 9:46 p.m.

Vancouver Public Schools board members on Tuesday narrowly approved giving Superintendent Steve Webb a $6,000 annual raise, plus a $7,398.78 cost-of-living adjustment.

Young Clark County woman is plumb inspiring

By Susan Parrish July 7, 2015 6 a.m.

CAMAS — Teeth gripping a plastic pipe fitting, Smokey Fritz climbed a ladder inside a house under construction. Fritz joined two lengths of flexible plastic pipe with the fitting, pulled a tool from her back pocket and crimped the pipe.

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