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Susan Parrish

education reporter

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Recent Stories

Centers help VPS aid poor students

By Susan Parrish May 21, 2015 8:53 p.m.

When a group of students at Discovery Middle School consistently missed school, adult mentors met with the students to find out why the kids were absent.

Battle Ground teachers picket for better funding

By Susan Parrish May 20, 2015 7:51 p.m.

BATTLE GROUND — About a dozen Battle Ground teachers picketed before and after school Wednesday to proclaim their unhappiness with state education funding.

Battle Ground teachers to picket

By Susan Parrish May 19, 2015 1:18 p.m.

Battle Ground teachers will wave signs and do informational picketing before and after school Wednesday.

Vancouver schools move managers for 2015-2016

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

Vancouver Public Schools has announced several administrative changes for the 2015-16 school year. Assignments are subject to school board approval.

Parade of Bands fills Hazel Dell with music, fun, families

By Susan Parrish May 16, 2015 8:30 p.m.

Families lined the streets of Hazel Dell on Saturday to partake in an annual tradition: the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands. This year’s theme, the Wild, Wild West, was rendered with hay bales, cowboy hats and cowboy boots galore.

La Center teen identified in Hockinson fatality

By Emily Gillespie and Susan Parrish May 16, 2015 2:12 p.m.

A 17-year-old boy killed in a single-vehicle crash south of Hockinson early Friday morning has been identified as Adam C. Karlsen of La Center. The cause of death was blunt head trauma, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

Teachers rally for funding around Clark County  

By Susan Parrish and Justin Runquist May 13, 2015 11:25 a.m.

Large groups of teachers are rallying around Clark County today in support of increased education funding and to vent their frustration with what they perceive as legislative inaction. The biggest rally of the day is taking place at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver.

Walkout by local teachers set for today

By Susan Parrish May 12, 2015 9:26 p.m.

Nearly 2,500 teachers in four Clark County school districts are participating in a one-day walkout today. As a result, school buildings will be shuttered for almost 38,000 students. That means almost half of the 80,000 K-12 students in the county's public schools won't be in school today.

Teachers poised for one-day walkout

By Susan Parrish and Justin Runquist May 11, 2015 6 a.m.

The debate over school funding will hit home Wednesday when nearly 2,500 teachers walk off the job in a one-day protest that will shutter schools for about 38,000 students in the Camas, Evergreen, Hockinson and Washougal districts.

Mom earns two degrees while working full time as nurse

By Susan Parrish May 10, 2015 6 a.m.

If any mom deserves breakfast in bed this Mother's Day, it's Vancouver's Candace Hart.

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