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Lindsay Unified offers free pre-kindergarten for all

Lindsay Unified expands their program to provide free preschool for every learner in the school district By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN LINDSAY – Educators have long known the importance of early childhood education programs, such as preschools. There are entire non-profit networks and regional agencies tasked with preparing students for elementary school in the hopes of graduating […]

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Farmersville Branch Library begins offering weekly storytime and afterschool crafts

@TheSunGazette FARMERSVILLE – It’s been more than a decade since there was a formal programming at a public library in Farmersville. As a matter of fact, it’s been more than 20 years since there was a formal Tulare County Library Branch in Farmersville to even have programming. But all that has changed this year as […]

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Lindsay Unified School District approves new electives for 2017-18 academic year

By Achelle Reynoso Special to the Sun-Gazette LINDSAY – The Lindsay Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a handful of new electives that will be implemented this academic school year. The electives the Board approved earlier this month consisted of Computer Video Production, Careers in Education, Electronic Music Production, Elementary Art, Health and Wellness, […]

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Exeter school district and Food Link partner up for Back Packs for Kids program

@TheSunGazette EXETER— The second most important thing a student needs, beyond the basic school supplies, is a healthy meal. Sadly, due to circumstances out of their control, far too many students go without. That is why Exeter Unified School District (EUSD) is partnering with a local non-profit Food Link to bring back the Back Pack […]

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Tulare County among nation’s least educated areas

Visalia-Porterville is among five Central Valley metro area ranked the lowest in education @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – Tulare County is one of the least educated places in the nation, according to a recent study comparing it to metropolitan areas of a similar size. The Visalia-Porterville metro, which is essentially all of Tulare County, is ranked 148th […]

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Exeter FFA kicks off the 2017-18 school year

Cal Poly Camp, campus meeting and fund-raising mark exciting start to chapter year @TheSunGazette EXETER – The Exeter FFA chapter has had a great start to the year! The chapter officer team started the year off at Camp San Luis Obispo. Through obstacle courses, giant hamster balls, and a leadership reaction course they learned team […]

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COS superintendent Stan Carrizosa to retire at end of 2017-18 year

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – The leader at the top of College of the Sequoias (COS) announced his retirement when school year kicked off last week. Speaking in front of all district staff for the Fall convocation, superintendent/president Stan Carrizosa said that he will be leaving the college on June 30, 2018. Carrizosa has served in this […]

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Air pollution in Tulare County rises as students go back to school

Air Pollution Control District notes increase in vehicle emissions as school is back in session @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – For parents the summer months when kids were off school was a nice break from the regular morning routine. Instead of throwing the kids in the car and shuttling them off to school, parents were able […]

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Five Lindsay learners get paid to ensure their city is ADA-compliant

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN LINDSAY – While many Tulare County students may have spent their summer working a part-time job or volunteering to make their community a better place, five Lindsay students were able to do both. Viviana Pantoja, an incoming senior at Lindsay High School, was one of five students selected last March to […]

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Building for tomorrow

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN FARMERSVILLE – After spending the last decade renovating and upgrading its aging facilities, next week Farmersville Unified will open its first new building in 20 years. Even better, the students who will utilize the new classrooms will receive the skills to build future projects for the school district, community and the country. […]

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