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Nicholas Filipas

Nicholas Filipas joined The Record as an education and metro reporter in spring 2015. He earned his Journalism degree from the University of Oregon and grew up primarily in Portland. Nicholas lives in Lodi and enjoys watching basketball and spending time with his family, friends and his dogs.

East Union HS release “thought exchange”

Students and parents of East Union High School are being invited by district officials to share their thoughts on how the school can meet the evolving facility needs. Called the Thought Exchange program, the public will be asked three questions relating to the current facility condition at East Union, as well as health, safety, or maintenance [...]

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Two corpsmembers receive $1,000 scholarships

The San Joaquin County Office of Education announced the Greater Valley Conservation Corps had an annual recognition lunch to highlight members of the corps and awarded two recipients of a new GVCC Scholarship, a competitive scholarship awarded to assist corpsmembers reach their career or educational goals. The scholarship was awarded to Katie Yang, 20, and [...]

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Lathrop High student uses CPR; saves boy’s life

Lathrop High School junior Valerie Villanueva is being recognized for putting her life-saving skills to good use after she performed CPR on a child who had fallen into a pool. Over the weekend on Sept. 16, an 11-year-old boy and his 9-year-old brother slipped and fell into a pool. They were submerged for 15-20 seconds [...]

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Manteca Unified announces Microsoft Innovative Educator experts

Five Manteca Unified teachers have been selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator experts. Tammy Dunbar (Lincoln Elementary), Christina Hansen (Stella Brockman Elementary), Rebecca Hunter (Weston Ranch High), Kristen Messer (be.Tech) and Steve Unterholzner (Sierra High) will join the more than 6,700 educators in the MIE Expert program worldwide. “Being an MIE expert means that the world [...]

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Growth and success at SUSD

On Monday, Stockton Unified trustee Lange Luntao shared a document with data taken from the district and state Dept. of Education featuring several areas of growth over the past school year: Increased reclassification rate for English learners from 1,208 in 2015-16 to 1,767 in 2016-17, a 6.5 percent increase, meaning more students are considered proficient [...]

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Lodi Unified announces summer nutrition program

The Summer Nutrition Services Program, hosted by Lodi Unified School District, will serve free meals to all children and teens 18 years old and younger at the following locations: Stockton Sutherland Elementary (550 Spring River Cir.), 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. breakfast, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. lunch – June 5-30. Creekside Elementary (2515 Estate Dr.), 11:30 a.m. [...]

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Friedberger Educational Fund Scholarship awards $61,000 to graduating seniors

Two dozen graduating seniors from San Joaquin County high schools were awarded a total of $61,000 in scholarships from the Friedberger Educational Fund. According to the San Joaquin County Office of Education, each senior was awarded approximately $2,750, paid out in installments over four years. To qualify for the scholarship, nominees must meet a list [...]

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Trump education budget proposal gets “F” grade by Torlakson

In a press release sent on Tuesday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson did not hold back on criticizing President Trump’s federal education budget proposal, which includes cuts to teacher training, after school programs, mental health services and additional programs. “I give this budget an ‘F’ grade for failing public school students in California [...]

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Linden High Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapter report

From advisor Laura Nealy: Estefania Becerril-Palacios, Maria Hernandez-Solis, Annamarie Gayla, Jiana Espinosa, Breanna Lee, Delsy Lopez, Karla Rivera, and Kathy Villanueva of Linden High School attended the 70th California Annual State Leadership meeting in Riverside in early April. At the meeting the chapter, its members, and advisor were recognized with the following rewards and achievements. [...]

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Manteca Unified hosts district celebration

Manteca Unified School District Board President Stephen Schluer presided at a special district celebration. Along with San Joaquin County Superintendent James Mousalimas, awards were given to district employees and students. Here is what MUSD said about the event: “Student board member Joe Contreras conducted the meeting, with assistance from student board member alternate Shubnaz Kaur [...]

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