By Susan Parrish January 29, 2015 6 a.m.
Clark College's Corporate and Continuing Education division has changed its name to Clark College Economic and Community Development. It's a move that Kevin Witte, associate vice president, says better reflects the college's evolving role in the community and the region.
By Susan Parrish January 28, 2015 10 a.m.
Wearing a white lab coat and blue nitrile gloves, Ryan Kustusch stood in the front of his biology lab Tuesday at Clark College and instructed his students as they prepared to research new antibiotics.
By Susan Parrish January 21, 2015 10 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Education has chosen Vancouver to host one of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits scheduled across the nation in the coming months. The purpose of the summit is to help school district leaders use technology to improve teaching and student learning.
By Susan Parrish January 16, 2015 9:51 p.m.
From the first moments of Kimberleigh Anderson's beginning creative movement class at Heritage High School, the students jumped, slid and danced. Facing a wall of mirrors, they moved together as Anderson counted and clapped out the beat.
By Susan Parrish January 13, 2015 8:58 p.m.
Here's a story problem common in Clark County schools: On Monday, 156 teachers at Battle Ground schools took the day off and requested a substitute teacher to cover their classes. After all possible substitutes were contracted from the substitute pool, 14 classrooms still did not have a teacher for the day.
By Susan Parrish January 6, 2015 6 a.m.
The application period for career-specific and college-readiness programs in Vancouver Public Schools will open at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 for the 2015-16 school year.
By Susan Parrish January 5, 2015 10:43 p.m.
Monday was a typical first day of the quarter at Clark College. As a car vacated a parking space, a waiting car zipped into the space before another driver could grab it. Motorists lined up for precious parking spots in the popular two green lots north of Gaiser Hall.
By Susan Parrish December 31, 2014 5:51 p.m.
After her divorce, Trish Palin had about six weeks to move her belongings from a three-story house to a 500-square-foot trailer. She had accumulated lots of stuff over the years. Her packed-to-the-rafters house was emptied by 22 trucks from Goodwill and other charities.
By Susan Parrish December 24, 2014 5:04 p.m.
Vancouver 9-year-old, who dreams of becoming train engineer, Oregon Rail Heritage Center's youngest docent
By Susan Parrish December 24, 2014 6 a.m.
When Judith Ramirez immigrated to Vancouver from Guadalajara, Mexico, in January, she couldn't speak English. Her husband, Javier Gaeta, who is fluent in English, suggested his family speak only English at home for Ramirez and their children to become comfortable speaking their new language.
By Susan Parrish December 14, 2014 9:10 p.m.
YACOLT — At first glance, it seemed to be a typical Christmas party. A decorated tree in a corner and paper snowflakes hanging in the windows added a festive touch. Children painted pictures of snowmen and decorated sugar cookies. Wearing Santa hats, band members tuned their instruments and prepared to play Christmas music. Piles of wrapped gifts waited for children. Families waited in anticipation.
By Susan Parrish December 13, 2014 6 a.m.
Clark College is moving forward with plans to renovate its outdated culinary and baking facilities.
By Susan Parrish December 11, 2014 7:48 p.m.
By Susan Parrish December 10, 2014 6:35 p.m.
Carrying hand-lettered signs that read "Black lives matter" and "We the people," about 75 students, staff and faculty gathered in front of the library at Washington State University Vancouver on Wednesday to speak out about police treatment of black men.
By Susan Parrish December 4, 2014 6 a.m.
"Is this blurry?" asked Anna Gurnik, 15, pointing to the eye chart while Matthew Matey, 6, who wears glasses, squinted at the chart and nodded. "Let's try the row above then," she said.
By Susan Parrish November 30, 2014 6 a.m.
It's Nutcracker season. Around Clark County, hundreds of young ballet dancers wearing tights and frothy tulle tutus are working long hours in dance studios perfecting leaps and arabesques to bring "The Nutcracker" to life.
By Susan Parrish November 25, 2014 6 a.m.
Clark College officials met with legislators and legislators-elect at the second annual Clark College Legislative Breakfast on Monday morning at the campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.
By Susan Parrish November 22, 2014 6 a.m.
Clark College in the Gorge will host an open house at its new campus to introduce the facility and its winter 2015 class offerings to Columbia River Gorge communities. The open house is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Clark College in the Gorge, 310 S. Larch St. in Bingen.
By Susan Parrish November 20, 2014 4:49 p.m.
Students who attend Everest College in Vancouver will notice some welcome changes — including reduced tuition and more help finding a job — when the college is under new ownership and moves from for-profit to nonprofit status in January.
By Susan Parrish November 17, 2014 6 a.m.
Shouts and squeals erupt from the busy playground at Daybreak Primary School during recess.
By Susan Parrish November 12, 2014 8:30 p.m.
The Washington State Board of Education doesn't see a way to fully fund K-12 schools without finding new sources of state revenue, said its executive director, Ben Rarick.
By Susan Parrish November 12, 2014 7:09 p.m.
Alishia Topper knows what it's like to be a hungry student with no place to call home.
By Susan Parrish November 7, 2014 6 a.m.
Diana Gabaldon had never set foot on a heather-covered hillside in the Scottish Highlands when she wrote her first "Outlander" novel.
Grief counselors were at Orchards Elementary School on Monday after a second-grader who attended the school was killed Halloween night when a car struck four pedestrians.
By Susan Parrish November 3, 2014 10:51 a.m.
Grief counselors are on site at two Evergreen district schools this morning after two unrelated accidents over the weekend that claimed the lives of three district students, said Gail Spolar, spokeswoman at Evergreen Public Schools.
By Susan Parrish November 1, 2014 6 a.m.
Sabrina Osman, 18, voted in her first election this month.
By Susan Parrish October 23, 2014 6 a.m.
The minute that Susie Ridgway's epidemiology class at Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School began Wednesday morning, it was clear her students had done their homework. They spent the entire class in an animated discussion of the Ebola virus that has been sweeping West Africa.
By Susan Parrish October 17, 2014 8:31 p.m.
The board of Vancouver Public Schools will reconsider its current policy of giving only the mandated 24-hour notice of special meetings and work sessions. Two board members made the request to reconsider the policy at Tuesday's board meeting.
By Susan Parrish October 15, 2014 10:10 a.m.
When the family of a student at Silver Star Elementary was going to be homeless for two nights, Melanie Green called Jim Fitzpatrick, senior pastor at CrossPointe Baptist Church, about a mile from the school.
By Susan Parrish October 15, 2014 6 a.m.
In a hangar at the Clark County Skills Center, students stood at tables calculating the wing size for the radio-controlled planes they were building. Made of inexpensive household materials — sheets of foam, sheet insulation and duct tape — these planes will soon fly. And, hopefully, so will the students' careers.
By Susan Parrish October 13, 2014 7:54 p.m.
When Vancouver Public Schools called Monday's special board meeting to discuss communications, it was unusual in a number of ways.