Author Archives: Nicholas Filipas

Eight inductees to Edison High School Hall of Fame

STOCKTON — Eight people are to be inducted into the Edison Hall of Fame this weekend, and a celebration is planned to include a reception dinner Saturday at Edison High School at 100 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Stockton. The inductees: • Dennis Buettner, Class of 1981: After Edison, Buettner took a psychology class at [...]

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County Office of Education announce mini-grant winners

The San Joaquin County Office of Education announced several teachers and other employees who submitted innovative proposals were selected to be funded by the Making a Difference Through Mini Grants program. Sponsored by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Better Together Giving Program, the mini grants give SJCOE staff the opportunity to obtain the funding [...]

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Stockton Teachers Assoc. release statement on SUSD’s “pretzel logic”

Press release from STA: After 15 months of trying fruitlessly to get the Stockton City Unified District’s Board and managers to make students and teachers the top priority and with a strike in the offing, members of the Stockton Teachers Association desperately needed a laugh. The teachers got their laugh break on Monday when they read the [...]

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Lammersville Unified to celebrate perfect CAASPP scores

The Lammersville Unified School District announced Friday that 60 students achieved perfect scores on last spring’s California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessment. The number also includes seven students who achieved perfect scores in math and English/language arts, the district said. Lammersville Unified trustees will honor all 60 students at a board meeting [...]

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STA President Erich Myers sets his own record straight

Stockton Teachers Association president Erich Myers took to Facebook last night to provide an update to contract talks between the teachers union and the Stockton Unified School District. In the comments section, Myers related the district’s request of having someone from the California Teachers Association at the table to having “the Mets telling the Giants [...]

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Stockton educators help guide policy in STEM education

Three San Joaquin County educators will represent Stockton at the Enhancing Teachers’ Voices in Policy Making for K-12 Engineering Education in Washington, D.C. this weekend. Those representing are Lori Green, principal of John McCandless STEM Charter School (Lincoln Unified), Justine Sares, a fifth-grade teacher at McCandless STEM Charter and Katie Burns, coordinator at Teachers College [...]

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California receives grants to help low-income students take Advanced Placement tests

The U.S. Department of Education announced it awarded California $11,043,703 in Advanced Placement grants as part of its efforts to boost college- and career-readiness for under-served students. California is one of 41 states and Washington, D.C., that received a total of $28.4 million to help settle the costs of taking advanced placement tests for students from [...]

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Manteca Unified releases mobile app

Manteca Unified, known for embracing technology to a different level than any other district in San Joaquin County, has introduced their own mobile application. Called “MantecaUSD,” parents and students can download the free app for direct links to the district website, directory, calendar, YouTube channel, sports scores, nutrition education menus and PeachJar, another new technology [...]

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Annunciation School celebrates 60 years

The Annunciation School in Stockton kicks off their first day of classes today but are also celebrating another milestone: turning 60. First founded in 1956, in the building formerly housing St. Mary’s High School, the school, located on 1110 N. Lincoln St. in central Stockton, provides students a quality education in a faith filled environment. [...]

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Tokay High STEAM Team honored; awarded grant

The Tokay High School STEAM Team was selected in late July for a $5,000 grant of the Think It Up Innovation Awards, honoring eight teams of students and teachers who “exemplify the great work happening in America’s classrooms.” Tokay High received $5,000 in donorschoose.org funding credits to advance their outstanding work in the classroom. The Tokay group was [...]

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