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Susan Parrish

education reporter

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Recent Stories

Man surrenders after 9.5-hour standoff with SWAT team

By Mark Bowder , Patty Hastings and Susan Parrish March 27, 2015 10:35 p.m.

A Vancouver man who allegedly threatened firefighters with a firearm barricaded himself in his house for 9½ hours on Friday before surrendering to SWAT officers shortly before 10 p.m.

Technology giving every child a voice  

By Susan Parrish March 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Standing in his living room, Bryce Smith told his son, Dylan: "Use your words. Tell me what you want."

Students gain knowledge as they release salmon into creek

By Susan Parrish March 19, 2015 9:30 p.m.

BATTLE GROUND — Squatting on the bank of Gravel Point Creek, Andrew Swatosh, 10, released a scoop of tiny coho into the tributary of Salmon Creek.

Vancouver honors Irish pioneer at Paddy Hough Parade  

By Susan Parrish March 17, 2015 5:57 p.m.

Scarlett Heasley, 19 months, was too busy picking a bouquet of dandelions to notice the parade marching by her on Tuesday afternoon. Her mom, McKennah Heasley, waved at the marching students. Somewhere in the parade lineup was her son, Grant, who attend preschool programs at Hough Elementary.

'NERD Girls' burst into science with volcano project

By Susan Parrish March 9, 2015 7:26 p.m.

As they carried their clay volcanoes into a classroom, about 25 fourth- and fifth-graders talked excitedly about what would happen next at after-school science camp: volcanic eruptions.

Voice of experience opens eyes on poverty

By Susan Parrish March 9, 2015 6 a.m.

Donna Beegle spent her childhood as a migrant worker picking fruit alongside her parents and five brothers in fields from Central Washington to Arizona. She dropped out of school at 15.

Hudson's Bay class project mushrooms into elite standing

By Susan Parrish March 8, 2015 6 a.m.

A Hudson's Bay High School horticulture teacher and his students, who have developed a process for growing mushrooms to break down the school's paper waste, have advanced to the national phase of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.

Schools take on poverty

By Susan Parrish March 8, 2015 6 a.m.

When a Clark County family with elementary school-aged children was living with no heat and broken windows, the school community pitched in to help.

Hands-on instruction at HeLa High School

By Susan Parrish March 5, 2015 8:27 p.m.

While nursing student Chelsea Smith was taking her patient's blood pressure, she asked him, "Do you have any pain today?"

Local "Green Eggs and Ham" event turns 20

By Susan Parrish February 25, 2015 5:15 p.m.

First-graders at Walnut Grove Elementary donned striped Cat-in-the-Hat chapeaus and dined on a breakfast of green eggs and ham Wednesday morning during the annual breakfast celebrating Dr. Seuss, reading and family.

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