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Kiwanis recognizes TERRIFIC kids

The Lindsay Kiwanis club recognized Juan Nunez-Diaz and Jakelin Vargas for their outstanding character in the month of October @TheSunGazette LINDSAY – Three lucky students who exemplify the best Lindsay Unified strives for were selected as Kiwanis learners for the month of October. Kiwanis is dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community […]

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Alternative education programs switch lanes in California

State offers new accountability tool that stops comparing proficiency at continuation high school to traditional high schools @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – If you think holding continuation high schools to the same standards as traditional high schools is unfair, well, the State of California agrees with you. In July, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved […]

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‘Race to the Top’ funds accelerated Lindsay’s ed system

Lindsay Unified’s $10 million Race to the Top grant launched 24/7 learning, transformed school culture and catapulted the district into the national spotlight By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN LINDSAY – The recent announcement that Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD) was awarded a $28 million grant to recruit and retain teachers came on the same day that the […]

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EUHS marching band debuts new trailer at Visalia Band Reviews

Community donates labor, funds for new EUHS marching band trailer @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Halftime show productions by high school bands is pretty involved. For 20 minutes every Friday night they wheel out their xylophones, ladders, drums, props and so much more. But when you think about how that all goes together when the band travels […]

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Tulare Co. Office of Education at ‘Center’ of solving teacher shortage statewide

Tulare County Office of Education spearheads California Center on Teaching Careers By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN TULARE COUNTY – County education leaders are spearheading a multi-million dollar effort to address a growing shortage of teachers in California. The Tulare County Office of Education, which has been working for 15 years to address the local teacher shortage, led […]

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Tulare County Library debuts new web site

TulareCountyLibrary.org gives more research options to Tulare County readers @TheSunGazette VISALIA – In Tulare County, research is tough to come by for some people. Sometimes it is because they do not have Internet access, and other times it is because of a lack of depth on a subject. But for anyone looking to do research through […]

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PUSD tentatively scheduled to begin construction on Porterville Military Academy in January

@TheSunGazette PORTERVILLE – Pathways in schools are intended to help students find out what it is that they would like to do when they leave. Now, Porterville Unified School District (PUSD) is getting ready to offer students the military as one of those options. PUSD has tentatively scheduled to begin construction on the Porterville Military […]

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Rocky Hill Elementary students break the rules to fight cancer

Rocky Hill Elementary students raise $2,000 for American Cancer Society by buying the right to break the rules on campus @TheSunGazette EXETER – The American Cancer Society received a significant donation from an unusual funding source this year – elementary students purchasing the privilege of breaking the rules. Recently, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life […]

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Virtual Reality technology is now available at the Tulare County Library’s Visalia Branch

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Virtual Reality (VR) is a dream come true for visual learners. And now that the Tulare County Library’s Visalia Branch can offer it, they are welcoming patrons to come and give it a try. Immersive virtual reality helps people experience zero gravity, reach out and touch alien life forms, and shrink to […]

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