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Every high school in U.S. to receive free ‘Selma’ DVD

Every high school in the country will receive a free DVD of the Academy Award-winning film “Selma,” which chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.’s march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 in a historic effort to secure equal voting rights for blacks. “The response from students and teachers to our ‘Selma for Students’ initiative was overwhelmingly [...]

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SUSD’s 37th International Kennedy Games this Saturday at Delta

More than 1,000 students from 32 Stockton Unified schools will take part in Saturday’s International Kennedy Games, a popular annual event that draws hundreds of spectators and families to San Joaquin Delta College to take in the track and field competitions. Each of the schools has adopted a different country and will represent it in [...]

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Young mathletes to compete in S.J. tourney

STOCKTON – Twenty seven teams from schools across the county will compete Saturday in the fifth annual San Joaquin County Math Tournament, the San Joaquin County Office of Education has announced. Roughly 170 fourth- through sixth-graders from 16 schools will go head to head in the tournament, which helps schools promote excellence in math, raise [...]

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Stockton grad’s ‘A River Changes Course’ Cambodian documentary makes Sundance’s top 7 Earth Day films

Edison High grad Kalyanee Mam’s directorial debut, “A River Changes Course,” documenting how Cambodian families are faced with profound changes to their ways of life because of industrialization, was selected as one of theseven top environmentally conscious films for Earth Day. The 2012 film won a Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize the next year for the [...]

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$1,000 scholarships available for college-bound Latinos

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation has announced the launch of its inaugural scholarship program, which will award 25 $1,000 college scholarships this year to eligible students accepted into an accredited college or university. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2015. In order to be eligible for scholarship consideration, students must: Be a full time [...]

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State schools superintendent to visit Stockton, Galt

STOCKTON – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will visit Middle College High School @ San Joaquin Delta College and will speak at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Atherton Auditorium. Torlakson, a former Democratic assemblyman re-elected to his second term this past fall, will be speaking on his educational life and career, Middle College Principal Sherry Balian [...]

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Chico teachers avert strike with reluctant contract vote

In Chico, where teachers and the district had been at impasse after contract negotiations stretched on for more than a year and went into fact-finding, the board approved a deal after teachers voted to approve it by only a 60 percent margin, the Chico Enterprise-Record reports. The deal comes with a 9 percent raise over [...]

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High school seniors: Deadline for Young Legislators Program extended

SACRAMENTO – The deadline to apply for Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman’s Young Legislators Program has been extended to April 14 to accommodate students and families who may have been unable to apply because of the spring break, her office has announced. The program is designed to acquaint area high school seniors with the workings of [...]

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Car show to benefit autism awareness

Autism activist Andrew Rigopoulos, a 2014 candidate for the Lodi Unified School District Board of Trustees, is hosting an autism awareness car show Sunday in hopes of boosting awareness about the disorder. Rigopoulos founded “Layin’ the Smackdown on Autism” in honor of his son, diagnosed in 2013, and proceeds from the show will benefit the [...]

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Breaking news: SUSD, STA reach tentative deal, Supt. Penn reports

Stockton Unified and the Stockton Teachers Association have reached a tentative deal on a contract, averting a potential strike and bringing to a close months of protracted negotiations, according to a late-night post on Superintendent Julie Penn’s Facebook page … Note the time on the clock: 1:25 a.m.

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