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EUSD ends contract with boys home

Courage to Change says court ordered boys will have to attend high school instead, but Exeter Unified says those foster youth would attend a separate school By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN EXETER – One of the smallest and most controversial group of students at Exeter Unified School District were at the center of a tug-of-war between the […]

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TCOE welcomes back ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Theatre Company reprises first popular musical that began their string of success 20 years ago  @TheSunGazette VISALIA – The Tulare County Office of Educations (TCOE) is asking the community to take a step back in time and enjoy the musical play Bye Bye Birdie. The Broadway musical inspired by rock-and-roll idol Elvis Presley’s army draft […]

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Exeter Unified redesigns EUHS library, classrooms at all levels to be 21st Century learning environments

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN EXETER – Exeter Unified is continuing to change the way education looks, and also how it feels.  Last November, Exeter Unified School District board members voted to redesign 18 classrooms into 21st Century learning environments as part of a pilot project to see how teachers used space differently to improve student engagement. […]

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Tulare County Office of Education hosts 3rd thru 5th graders April 19 at Mooney Grove Park

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Over 150 students in grades 3-5 are expected to experience a variety of environmental lessons this Saturday, April 19 within Tulare County’s Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. The Tulare County Arbor Day Celebration is a hands-on student event provided annually for third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students. Students learn about the importance of, […]

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PUSD superintendent Ken Gibbs to retire this summer

Dr. Nate Nelson will succeed Dr. Ken Gibbs as superintendent of Porterville Unified @TheSunGazette PORTERVILLE – Strathmore High School students will have a new face at their graduation ceremonies next year.  Last week, Porterville Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Dr. Ken Gibbs announced his retirement, effective July 1, 2018.  “I would like to thank the […]

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Educators’ conference emphasizes creativity in early education

Early Childhood Education to host 30th annual Child Care Conference April 21 in Visalia @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Early childhood educators will gather in Visalia this weekend to discuss the roles of art and play in nurturing a child’s creativity, a key component in children learning to express themselves, grow emotionally and gain confidence. The Early Childhood Education […]

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Lindsay Kiwanis Club recognizes TERRIFIC kids for month of March

@TheSunGazette LINDSAY  – The Lindsay Kiwanis Club recognizes Lindsay Unified School District learners who are Thoughtful-Enthusiastic-Respectful-Responsible-Inclusive-Friendly-Inquisitive-Capable (TERRIFIC). Ashley Villanueva is a fifth grade learner at Washington School.  Her favorite subject is History.  As part of Team Empower, Ashley assists with school tours for educators visiting from all over the nation.  Ashley is also a peer […]

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Six teachers to receive Crystal Apple Awards

Exeter, Visalia teachers will be presented with awards tonight, April 11 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Six local teachers will be honored with the Crystal Apple Award at 6:30 p.m. tonight, April 11 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is the 12th year the Crystal Apple award has been presented to teachers from […]

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Academic Achievement in Woodlake

@TheSunGazette The Woodlake Unified School District Board honored students for academic achievement at a special board meeting on March 21. Back row: Nelwyn DeForest, 7th grade; Jamie Lopez, 11th grade, Jacob Canizalez, 12th grade; Adam Sahagun, 8th grade; Mia Corrales, 5th grade. Front row: Felipe Arambula, 5th grade; Damian Vargas, 2nd grade; and Maryam Ali, 2nd grade. Not Pictured: Vanessa Meza, 12th grade, was […]

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Young authors display writings this week

Reception for elementary, middle school students will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 12 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Nearly 700 elementary and middle school students will display their writings at the annual Young Authors’ Faire, a free event which is open to the public. The students worked alone or in groups to produce […]

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