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Holiday shopping event at Barnes & Noble Weberstown

On Saturday, Dec. 3, Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Weberstown Mall in Stockton will celebrate a special day of shopping, savings and personalized service for teachers in pre-K to 12th grade. Those with a B&N Educator Discount Card can take 25 percent off on books, toys, games, music, movies and 10 percent off café [...]

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Titan Drama to launch at Aspire Langston Hughes Academy

Aspire Langston Hughes Academy drama department Titan Drama, is gearing up for a reveal of its newest crowd-fundraising compaign, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. on campus, 2050 N. West Lane, Stockton. Titan Drama includes four sections: Titan Drama Club, Titan Productions, Titan Tech Team and Titan Drama Boosters. Titan Drama is poised to [...]

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Lodi and Manteca Spelling Bee winners

Two San Joaquin spelling bees were held this week in the Lodi and Manteca school districts. On Wednesday in Lodi, Lawrence Elementary sixth-grader Martiza De Jesus took first place. Her winning word was “tranquilizer.” On Thursday in Manteca, three winners of two divisions were named. For the fourth- through-fifth grade division, Walter Woodward fifth-grader Nolan [...]

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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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