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Visalia Unified purchases 83 acres at southwest corner of Lovers Lane and Caldwell

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Visalia Unified has yet to begin constructing a fifth high school but it already knows at least one potential location for a sixth. At its Feb. 12 meeting, the Visalia Unified School District board approved the purchase of 83 acres at the southwest corner of Lovers Lane and Caldwell Avenue. […]

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WUHS spread awareness about teen dating violence in February

By Nancy Vigran Reporter for the Sun-Gazette WOODLAKE – February is a month for romance and love with Valentine’s Day falling mid-month. But February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, leaders of the Family Services’ My Strength Club and My Voice Club at Woodlake Union High School got together wearing orange […]

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Middle and high school students present 105 projects at National History Day Competition

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN VISALIA – Close to 200 students filled the hallways of the Tulare County Office of Education Administration Building on Friday, Feb. 15, to participate in this year’s National History Day Competition. Students like Dinuba High School’s Caleb Carrillo, and Andriana Saenz of Mt. Whitney presented their projects on triumph and tragedy in […]

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California adopts new art standards for ‘creative economy’

@TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO —Once considered an afterthought in education, with little prospects of employment or career opportunities, artistic disciplines are now an emerging “creative economy.” In addition to studies that show how art can improve a student’s overall learning and well being, a 2018 report suggests that it is also an economically viable career path. According […]

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TCOE Pena Planetarium offers three shows in March

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – The Sam B. Peña Planetarium, operated by the Tulare County Office of Education, is offering three evening public shows on select Friday evenings in March. On March 1, the planetarium will air “Dawn of the Space Age.” From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik to the magnificent lunar landings and privately-operated […]

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Lindsay High School to get new turf fields

Football field at Frank Skadan Stadium to be resurfaced in two years, a nearly $2 million project By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN LINDSAY – The turf at Lindsay High School’s Frank Skadan Stadium will be the first to be replaced during a two-year resurfacing project this spring, a project scheduled to cost the Lindsay Unified School District […]

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University Prep High School students experience college courses while on a college campus

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – There is still time for parents of students in 9th, 10th or 11th grades who are interested in obtaining more information about the University Preparatory High School (UPHS). UPHS held the first of two information nights last Thursday, Feb. 7 at College of the Sequoias (COS). At the meeting, administrators were on-hand […]

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10 year building project ends as two new buildings open at ERCLC

@TheSunGazette EXETER – It has been 10 years in the process, but on Monday the Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center (ERCLC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open up two new permanent buildings at the school. ERCLC, a resource for homeschooled families and students, has been operating in temporary buildings since 2000. Located west of […]

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‘No One Eats Alone’ at Wilson Middle School

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN EXETER – It is ironic that in this age of constant connectivity through technology real human connections are becoming rarer especially, for youth. That is why Wilson Middle School is hosting their first No One Eats Alone Day this Friday, Feb. 15, along schools in all 50 states. The special event is […]

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The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

By Jerrold Jensen In a perfect world, every student would graduate from high school with the skills necessary to either enter college or embark on some other career. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world.  However, the California Department of Education does have a wide ranging composite measurement that establishes the percent of graduates […]

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