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EUSD dress code gets with the times

Ball caps, pre-frayed clothing are now allowed on Exeter Unified School District campuses By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN EXETER – While not as controversial as the discussion of racially-charged clothes in Visalia Unified, the Exeter Unified School District has made some changes to its dress code. In October, the Exeter school board unanimously voted to delete three […]

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Woodlake High School students prefer to stay on campus after school

Tiger’s Den afterschool program offers elective enrichment classes, student interaction after school By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN WOODLAKE – When the final bell of the day sounded, Elisabeth Reid had little to look forward to in the afternoon. The Woodlake High School junior would go home, do some homework and then wait for her parents to come […]

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Crown Valley Youth Ranch to hold first Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 11

@TheSunGazette ELDERWOOD – Scott Johnson has had a good life cattle ranching in Fresno and Tulare County. A fifth generation horseman, Johnson has spent his life learning about himself, life and lots of other things from his horses. But after 33 years in the saddle, he wondered if he could be handing down those lessons […]

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Woodlake High School seeks Hall-of-Famers

Woodlake High School Foundation deadline for nominations is Jan. 15, 2018 @TheSunGazette WOODLAKE – The first group of Hall of Fame recipients were enshrined at the Spring Foundation dinner in 2017. Now it is time to add to the list with their second class of Hall of Fame inductees. The WHS Foundation Spring dinner on […]

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Exeter Unified pilots 18 “flexible” classrooms with rolling desks, bean bag chairs, 360-degree whiteboards

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN EXETER – Teaching elementary students can be a little routine and rigid. Teachers feel as if they are constantly dealing with non academic issues such as missing pencils, lost papers, cluttered desks and antsy students. Not only are these things distracting to students but they are taxing for teachers who watch precious […]

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Tulare County drivers more distracted than average California resident

Visalia-based California Friday Night Live Partnership surveys distracted driving in front of schools @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Tulare County schools are among the most unsafe in California because of the people driving past them. Drivers distracted by phones, passengers, pets, food and much more drove past California schools earlier this month, visibly unfocused on what should […]

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Girls can experience new career fields thru STEM

The Tulare County Office of Education holds its annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference @TheSunGazette VISALIA – If you are a girl who likes science, technology, engineering or mathematics, then the 18th annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference is for you. The conference is set for Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Visalia […]

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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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