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Yoda gets his own trading card

Miss out on this, do not. Yoda, Stockton Unified School District Police Department’s new K-9, now has his own trading card. And, a quick read of the back reveals, he’s a Giants fan. Yoda’s a Jack Russell terrier and was rescued  from a shelter. He has been trained to sniff out drugs, his handler, Officer [...]

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Hague condemns Stockton Kids First mailer

Patricia Hague is the latest to condemn a recent spate of mailers that were sent out last week by a newly formed group calling itself Stockton Kids First targeting her and three other candidates for Stockton Unified’s Board of Trustees . Her campaign issued a statement Thursday evening under the headline “DIRTY POLITICS ANOTHER FAILURE OF [...]

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SUSD releases schedule of upcoming flu clinics

District officials are sending home flu vaccination consent forms for parents and hope more will sign up to prevent  outbreaks from keeping students out of school this winter. Here’s a schedule of upcoming school site vaccination clinics: Download the schedule here: FLU CLINIC SCHEDULE For more information, visit susd-ca.schoolloop.com/health or call Health Services at (209) 933-7060.   [...]

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Big turnout for STA rally

Roused by online notices from the Stockton Teachers Association such as “STA IS PREPARING TO STRIKE!” and “Showing up NOW means you’ll show up when it’s TIME TO WALK,” a vocal overflow crowd of union supporters turned out for Tuesday night’s Stockton Unified board meeting, holding signs, stomping their feet and shouting “We will walk! [...]

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Union plans rally at SUSD board meeting

STOCKTON – The Stockton Teachers Association is planning to protest at Tuesday night’s school board meeting ahead of a contract negotiation session scheduled for Friday, according to a rally notice on their website. “HELP SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO SUSD: STA IS PREPARING TO STRIKE,” the notice reads. “We cannot tolerate SUSD’s lies and shenanigans [...]

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Who’s behind SUSD candidate hit piece?

The race for seats on Stockton Unified’s Board of Trustees just veered into ugly territory when a last-minute mailer sent by a group calling itself “Stockton Kids First” hit some local households Saturday. That’s perhaps not entirely unexpected, given the hotly contested race for a voice on a board that has the potential of overseeing [...]

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Putting the class in classical

  Grammy-nominated Kid Pan Alley creator Paul Reisler has been working all week with local students ahead of a Stockton Symphony concert in January in which the orchestra will perform the world premiere of the children’s original compositions. Reisler is the symphony’s artist in residence and has been working with students are from Stockton’s Marshall [...]

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Art contest for Red Ribbon Week!

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California’s after-school programs top in nation

California leads the nation in after-school programs, placing first in a national survey, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said Thursday. The Afterschool Alliance gave California its top ranking in the 2014 edition of its America After 3 p.m. survey, singling the state out for both strong participation among students and high satisfaction with [...]

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Digital Chalkboard offers wealth of resources for teachers

A new website aimed at teachers offers a virtual meeting place to collaborate, get training to improve their skills, find research, and share best practices so they are better equipped to help students. Digital Chalkboard has more than 400,000 digital resources, everything from training modules and videos to model lesson plans to researched-based data. Teachers [...]

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