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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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Welcome back message from Davalos

Dear Stockton Unified staff, students, parents and community. Welcome back to what is sure to be an exciting and successful year in SUSD!    In June 2016, the SUSD Board of Trustees approved the 2016-17 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  The LCAP represents the collective voices of students, teachers, administrators , parents and the public.   It [...]

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Tri-Valley Learning “eager for opportunity” for future with SUSD

The Stockton Unified School District announced Tuesday it will consider charter petitions for Acacia Elementary and Acacia Middle schools, in a sent a letter to Tri-Valley Learning Corporation, which runs them. The story can be found HERE. Tri-Valley Learning interim CEO Lynn Lysko released a statement following SUSD’s decision: “We are very pleased SUSD has [...]

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Torlakson, as CA Acting Gov., proclaims “Change Lives – Be a Teacher Day”

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, as his first official act as Acting Governor of California, issued a proclamation on Tuesday declaring “Change Lives – Be a Teacher Day.” While Gov. Jerry Brown, Liet. Gov. Gavin Newsom and most of the other statewide constitutional office holders are currently in Philadelphia for the Democratic National [...]

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A parent’s response to New Jersusalem’s despute with Tri-Valley Learning Corps

Over this past week, I reported on two stories involving the New Jerusalem Elementary School District’s intent to revoke two Stockton charter schools over financial reasons with the charter’s overseer, the Tri-Valley Learning Corp. A day after the district announced a town hall meeting would take place for parents to voice their concerns, TVLC threatened [...]

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Lodi Unified approve after-school support for Bridge program

The Lodi Unified School District will continue to receive funding from the state After School Education and Safety Program grant, which provides funds for after-school enrichment for K-8 students in the district’s Bridge Program. The district has contracted with the city of Lodi along with the California Dept. of Education grant, funded by Prop. 49 [...]

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Davalos’ message for SUSD families

As I was on vacation all last week, it also marked the first official week of Dr. Eliseo Davalos’ first as new superintendent of Stockton Unified. On July 1, the district posted his welcome message: Dear Stockton Unified community, It is with great pleasure and excitement  that I am returning to my native city to [...]

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