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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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All S.J.’s one. school students to get free lunches

All students at the county’s one. schools will be receiving free lunches regardless of family income, the San Joaquin County Office of Education announced. “Although there are federal and state guidelines as to who is eligible for free or reduced lunches, we have chosen to provide all students within our program with a free meal,” [...]

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Galt junior joins inaugural class of Buck Fellows

Galt High School student Madelynne Reichmann has been chosen for the inaugural class of Buck Fellows, made up of juniors in Northern California high schools who rank at or near the top of their classes. Reichmann, an award-winning debater and leader in Future Farmers of America, wants to become an agriculture teacher or go into [...]

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Health Careers Academy wins Green Your School Giveaway

STOCKTON – Health Careers Academy was recently awarded with three gardening tables through Eartheasy’s Green Your School Giveaway. The tables will be used to expand the school’s healthy living program, launched three years ago with a grant from the Dr. Oz Foundation, and come just in time for fall planting season. Health Careers Academy was selected [...]

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Young musicians to perform Saturday

Students in Marshall Elementary School’s Harmony Stockton project will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday during the Stockton is Magnificent festivities at Victory Park. The after-school music program, profiled in The Record here, has been shown to profoundly transform young minds, boosting the language and reading skills of at-risk kids and helping them beat the odds of dropping [...]

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Edison High to host free BBQ, parent education forum Thursday

Edison High School will host a parent education forum and free barbecue Thursday evening to share information on everything from academic expectations to college financial aid at the school,1425 S. Center St. The EduParent night kicks off with a free barbecue at 6 p.m. beneath the cafeteria awning, followed by a generation session at 6:30 [...]

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STA’s unfair practice charge

Here’s a copy of the unfair practice charge the Stockton Teachers Association filed on Sept. 22 with the Public Employment Relations Board against Stockton Unified, which centers around a August 15 switch from the past Social Security number-based teacher evaluation schedule: SA-CE-2775-E Stockton TA v. Stockton USD And here’s a copy of yesterday’s news release the [...]

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Brown vetoes part of truancy legislation package

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed two bills in a truancy package that Stockton Unified officials had testified on behalf of this spring that would have mandated wider collection and reporting of data on student attendance while signing two others. The bills the governor approved will add a representative from each local district attorney’s office [...]

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Isaak makes surprise appearance for Stagg reunion

Chris Isaak, Stagg High’s most famous alum, made a surprise appearance Friday ahead of the Class of 1974′s 40th reunion this weekend, district spokeswoman Dianne Barth-Feist says. The “Wicked Game” singer, who’s been in several films and TV shows as well, was valedictorian, class president at Stagg for three years and student body president his [...]

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