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SJCOE Academic Decathlon results

This weekend was the second leg of the 35th annual San Joaquin County Academic Decathlon, that drew high school teams from 12 schools in the county and more than 380 students taking part. Tracy High School took first place overall, and more about Saturday’s event can be found here. More results are in. Taking second [...]

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Watch First 5 California’s “Talk. Read. Sing.” campaign featuring Jose Hernández

Stocktonian and former NASA astronaut Jose Hernández was honored yesterday in Sacramento at a news conference by First 5 California as they announced the next phase of its “Talk. Read. Sing.” campaign. Hernández will appear in a 30-second media advertisement promoting the importance of early childhood brain development. First 5 California’s goal is to reach out to [...]

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Stagg High School remembers long time assistant principal

Long time Stagg High School assistant principal and occasional interim principal Bea Grasham, 82, died earlier this week. At a regularly scheduled Stockton Unified School District board meeting on Tuesday, a moment of silence was made to remember Grasham and another educator, Kathy McKaren from Hazelton Elementary. Don Bott, a journalism teacher at Stagg said [...]

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Manteca Unified’s Academy will hold an Open House event on Thursday, Jan. 14 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the school’s campus, located on 2271 W. Louise Ave in Manteca. The campus is directly behind the district’s offices. The Academy focuses on career fields including the culinary arts, first responders/paramedics and the [...]

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Stockton Unified request public input for 2016-17 LCAP

Stockton Unified School District officials said they are preparing their recommendation for the Local Control Accountability Plan as well as other funding proposal for the 2016-17 school year. The LCAP is a state funded program that provides further assistance to improve achievement for low income, English language and foster students. Other areas include technology and [...]

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McParland Elementary shuts down annex due to smoke

George McParland Elementary School in Manteca was closed Thursday after smoke was detected in the annex office before classes began. The Manteca Unified School District posted a note from Principal Dale Borgeson that the fire department was called to investigate the campus at 1370 London Ave., and that students were kept away from classrooms until [...]

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New California education laws for 2016

With the ringing in the New Year also comes new laws going into effect. California will see over 20 new laws as they become official on January 1, and a couple are geared towards education: No more exit exam (SB 172): High school seniors will no longer need to take a exit exam in order [...]

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GoFundMe for slain teen available

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the funeral of Juwan Small, a Cesar Chavez High School teenager who was shot and killed Monday afternoon in northeast Stockton, is now available. On Dec. 14, Stockton police were called to the scene on East Swain Road at Lorraine Avenue shortly before 4:30 p.m. on reports [...]

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School boards elect new positions

Several school boards throughout San Joaquin County held regularly scheduled meetings on Tuesday, the last of the calendar year before classes will resume in January after winter break. Lodi, Manteca and Stockton unifieds took time last night to appoint board members to new positions on the board, mainly for President, Vice President and clerk. In [...]

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San Joaquin County’s top spellers set to compete for state

The 2015 San Joaquin County Spelling Bee Championship is set for Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the county office headquarters located on 2707 Transworld Drive in Stockton, at the Wentworth Education Center. The top spellers in both public and private schools in the county will compete for a slot in the state competition. [...]

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