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Safe Routes to School Program around Spanos Elementary School

STOCKTON – Join the San Joaquin Public Health Services’ Safe Routes to School Program around Spanos Elementary School on Wednesday, Sept. 2 to learn more about pedestrian and bicycle safety from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Participants will meet at St. Mary’s Church on 203 Washington St. in Stockton and walk 1.5 miles while learning [...]

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University of the Pacific welcomes largest class of graduate and professional students

The University of the Pacific announced Monday the university enrolled its largest-ever number of graduate and professional students for fall 2015. Across Pacific’s three campuses in San Francisco, Sacramento and Stockton, more than 900 new graduate students are enrolled. Pacific also welcomed more than 1,100 new freshman and transfer students to its Stockton campus on 3601 [...]

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Torlakson urges high school diplomas be granted to students affected by CAHSEE legislation

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Friday urged all local educational agencies throughout the state to immediately begin issuing diplomas to those students who have met all other high school graduation requirements in the 2014-15 school year except the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). This comes days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on [...]

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California Racial Mascots Act takes next step

Late this week, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed several bills authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas). Assembly Bill 30, called the California Racial Mascots Act, would ban California public schools using the term “Redskins” as an athletic team name, mascot or nickname. AB 30 and four other bills will now move to the Senate Floor for [...]

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State provides $50 million to connect schools to the Internet

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced earlier this week a second round of Broadband Infrastructure and Improvement Grants (BIIG 2.0) are now made available for several California schools and districts to improve their connection to the Internet. Now with much schoolwork being done online, this is great news for several sites in San [...]

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SJCOE in need of math tutors

Are you a nut about numbers? Goofy for geometry or understand algebra and want to help other students? The Math Smart Tutoring program from the San Joaquin County Office of Education, provides free tutoring to any 6th through 12th grade student needing help with math. Just about anyone who can be a math tutor, from [...]

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Mayor Silva offers importance of dedication and service to Acacia Elementary

Students at Acacia Elementary Charter School in central Stockton were visited by Mayor Anthony Silva and Yaqui Lopez last week to speak about the importance of citizenship, hard work, dedication and service. “Our charter is dedicated to improving the quality of living in our Stockton community,” wrote Acacia principal Patricia Lingerfelt in an email. “Students are focused [...]

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Carrington College students provide free checkups for young athletes

Above: Carrington College, Stockton student, Isaac Taylor, takes the blood pressure of a young Weston Ranch Cougar player. Photo courtesy of Ashley Boarman. On Aug. 18, medical assisting students at the Carrington College,  Stockton gave sports physicals to children and teens of the Weston Ranch Junior Cougars Youth Sports Corporation. Along with licensed physicians with [...]

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Substitute toolbox seminars

The Teachers College of San Joaquin will be offering substitute toolbox seminars that will help subs become more effective and prepared in what to expect in coming into an unknown classroom. From Monday, Aug. 24 to Thursday, Sept. 17, there will be five sessions that cover a wide variety of topics including substituting for special [...]

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Remaining SUSD Back to School Night K-8 grade schedule

Below is the following remaining schedule for Back to School Nights within Stockton Unified’s K-8 grades that run from mid August to early October. Back to School Nights give parents the chance to visit their child’s school and meet teachers, administrators and see what the daily life for a SUSD student is all about. Some [...]

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