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Farmersville Award: Administering in Stride

In just her second year in town, Loretta Aragon has become an integral part of a cultural and technological shift in the Farmersville Unified School District. Aragon was the only new principal hired in summer 2013 after a shuffling of principals throughout Farmersville Unified. The change sent ripples through the district as parents and teachers […]

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Farm bureau asking for artists

Calling all young artists! Farm Bureau’s 2015 Calendar Art Contest theme is “Tulare County Agriculture First in Food and Fiber.”  Winning entries will be printed in a 12-month full color calendar distributed to schools throughout the county recognizing the winning entries and honorable mentions.  The winners will be presented prizes and cash awards at the National […]

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Udderly educational

Most elementary aged children think their food comes from the grocery store and although they are technically correct the process by which food is grown and cultivated is an essential element for a child’s healthy eating habits. Last Tuesday, 640 students gathered together on the playground to meet, Peggy Sue a nearly 1,000 pound Jersey […]

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Suspensions and Expulsions decline for second year

More and more students are staying out of trouble and staying in the classroom. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced a dramatic 20 percent drop in the number of students expelled in 2013-14 and a 15.2 decline in the number of students suspended. This marks the second year in a row of declines […]

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Tulare Co. Shows off art

There will be three pieces of urban art, inspired by the Tulare County Office of Education’s CHOICES Prevention Programs, that will be showcased at eleven Tulare County locations through April 15. The three urban art pieces were unveiled during the “Urban Art Kick-Off Reception” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14 at the Visalia Branch […]

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‘We Count! CA’ homeless youths

Homeless children and youth are a hidden population that have been historically overlooked and undercounted in efforts to quantify homelessness in most communities in California and nationwide. That’s why the We Count, CA! team, a partnership between the California Homeless Youth Project and U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health, is providing financial and technical assistance […]

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FNL get new grant

The California Friday Night Live Partnership (CFNLP), supported by the Tulare County Office of Education, announced the award of $400,000 to support the implementation of traffic safety and underage drinking prevention programs. Friday Night Live (FNL) county programs across the state will receive mini-grants to address these critical issues through youth designed peer-to-peer campaigns. The […]

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Teachers get a chance to learn

Science Standards Rollout Symposium Science teachers can take advantage of three professional learning opportunities to prepare them for implementing California’s new science standards. The first “Next Generation Science Standards State Rollout Symposium” will be in San Jose on February 2-3, 2015. Two others are being planned for April 17-18 in San Diego, and June 1-2 […]

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Exeter Unified School District holds open house

By Sheyanne Romero Sun-Gazette Exeter Unified quietly moved its District Office headquarters from downtown to the spacious complex on Crespi Avenue near the high school on Nov. 14. Nearly two months later the District was prepared to welcome the community to tour the new/old facilities. District staff member Patricia Stoner proudly stated, “We love it […]

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FAFSA opened to students as of Jan. 1

College applications are in and for many high school seniors the next phase in their young adult lives is on the horizon. There is just one more item to mark off of their college to-do list, FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid). As of Jan. 1 high school career counselors from across the nation began […]

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