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CAVA students receive diploma, while online charter is hit with audit

Nearly 100 students with the California Virtual Academy online charter school at San Joaquin accepted their high school diplomas this morning at the Teranishi Event Center in Tracy. This comes a day after State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced the state Department of Education has contracted the state Controller’s office to conduct an [...]

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Stockton students receive 2016 Horatio Alger–JobRedi Grant

More than 20 Stockton students were selected to receive the 2016 Horatio Alger–JobRedi Grant. According to a press release, the grant recognizes outstanding students, who exhibited commitment to obtaining career or technical certification. The students are listed below: Alicia Arrendondo-Griego, Franklin High Elizabeth Ayala, Edison High Aleena Bounlem, Edison High Alexis Brown, Stockton High Christian [...]

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Tribute video for SUSD interim superintendent Julie Penn’s retirement

For the past two years, Julie Penn has delayed her retirement to act as interim superintendent of the Stockton Unified School District. Come June 30, she will finally ride off into the sunset after 30+ years in education, 25 of them spent at SUSD. At the 2016 San Joaquin County Office of Education Classified Employees [...]

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Torlakson releases statement on Orlando shooting

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a statement about the mass shooting of a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida over the weekend: “I want to express my deepest condolences for the victims and their families and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with those who died and were injured in this horrific attack. An attack [...]

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Jim White speaks at teachers college graduation ceremony

The Teachers College of San Joaquin County held their graduation ceremony this past Sunday at the Bob Hope Theatre in downtown Stockton. More than 100 graduates either completed programs in master’s degrees or teaching credentials, which for a state like California that is so short on educators, that’s a welcoming sign. Graduates and their families [...]

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Lincoln Unified Summer Nutrition Program schedule

The Lincoln Unified School District Child Nutrition Services have announced the location for three locations where children 18 years or younger can get a free meal this summer. The LUSD Summer Feeding Program will hold late morning lunches at Tully C. Knoles elementary, John R. Williams elementary and Sierra Middle School/Lincoln High School annex. All [...]

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Friedberger Educational Fund Scholarship awards thousands to graduating seniors

Twenty-one graduating seniors from San Joaquin County high schools have been awarded a total of $63,000 in scholarships from the Friedberger Educational Fund, the County Office of Education announced. Each of the students was awarded $3,000, to be paid out in installments over four years. More than $580,000 has been awarded since 2007. The SJCOE [...]

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Merlo Institute senior a finalist in app competition; fan voting open

Merlo Institute of Environmental Technology senior Luis Torres has been announced as one of six winners in the Lenovo Scholar Network Mobile App Development Competition. Torres created “The QMT Translator” app that translates text to speech and speech to text within seconds. His app beat apps from 29 other schools nationwide. This July, he will [...]

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Sexagenarian earns high school diploma

As the first high school graduation ceremonies start rolling through in the new few weeks, every year there’s someone doing amazing things and overcoming the most difficult of obstacles. Look no further than Diana King, who will be officially receiving her high school diploma this morning at the age of 60. Jeff Tilton, Deputy Superintendent [...]

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Lincoln’s Soriano receives NROTC Scholarship from U.S. Marines

Lincoln High School Student Eric Soriano has received a full-ride Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship from the U.S. Marines. The Marine Corps said in a statement that Soriano has the superior mental, physical, and character traits required to be a Marine Corps officer candidate. The Marine Corps will pay full tuition and fees for [...]

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