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Lindsay’s work-based learning is put into action

“When will I ever use this?,” is the age old question asked by every student across generations. Not only is Lindsay Unified School District able to answer this question for their learners, but they are providing them with actual real life applications for their classroom learning. Last Thursday Lindsay Chamber of Commerce held a mixer […]

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Preschool passes torch to new non-profit

More than a decade ago, Farmersville’s state-funded preschool was in danger of closing. The organization that ran it was losing money and desperately sought another group to continue the essential program for the working poor in a town where one-third of residents live below the poverty line. The Golden State YMCA stepped in took over […]

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A BBQ for Science

A stalwart for outdoor learning and passing the joy of science education from generation to generation for more than five decades, Scicon will once again be indulging in another annual event — it’s barbecue. Students and parents who have attended the camp and even those looking to attend for the first time are welcome to come and […]

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Tulare County keeps At-Risk youths in ‘The Loop’

Students caught in between the time they spend at home and not in school are now given the chance to better access learning and mentoring opportunities. The Tulare County-sponsored Local Organizations Outreach Program, more commonly referred to as the LOOP Bus program, is offering no-cost transportation for at-risk youth to the City of Visalia’s Sequoia […]

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Lindsay Unified puts ‘performance’ to the test

Lindsay Unified School District has accomplished an array of milestones since their first year of implementing a Performance Based System in 2009-2010. From realigning its facilities, class schedules, grading scale, staff development and even its vocabulary the district has been able to achieve their vision for the future of education. The district will soon be […]

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Riding out spring break

Where most kids take their brief one week spring vacation and go swimming or hangout with their friends, there are a few that decided to improve their skills out on the ranch. At Whitney Ranch in Exeter kids six years old and up spend their spring break riding horses and learning new techniques. The entire […]

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FUSD shifts to ‘Core’ titles

Farmersville Unified School District will soon be making a change at the top again … or rather just below the top. In a recent interview with the Sun-Gazette, Superintendent Ofelia Ceja-Lariviere said that she is currently hiring for her right-hand position and under a different title to reflect a shift toward meeting new Common Core […]

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April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, a time to remind Tulare County residents to be eyes and ears for all children. Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) and Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency have collaborated to send out the message that “It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child – Be […]

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TC Farm Bureau seeks high school leaders

Calling all high school sophomores, Tulare County Farm Bureau’s Youth Leadership program applications are now available. Visit the Tulare County Farm Bureau (TCFB) website at www.tulcofb.org to apply online or contact the Farm Bureau office at 559-732-8301 for an application. Since 1983, the Tulare County Farm Bureau has provided a unique opportunity for high school […]

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Tire Garden Gains Traction

When the ramps at the Exeter Boys & Girls Club skatepark began to splinter and split from the harsh winters of years past, local leaders were unsure what to do with the large concrete courtyard on the property. Yesenia Gonzalez, Unit Director for the Pine Street location of the Boys and Girls Club of the […]

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