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Manteca school wins $5K Bright Ideas grant

Manteca Unified’s George McParland School was among 39 across the state awarded a Bright Ideas Grant from Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the utility has announced. McParland School was awarded $5,000 to help fund innovative classroom projects about energy and the environment and develop projects and curriculum that educate students about renewable energy, conservation and [...]

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Teen gets 52 years to life for elderly couple’s slaying

The 17-year-old killer of a Stockton woman’s father and stepmother was sentenced Friday to 52 years in prison for stabbing to death an elderly couple in their Davis home, the Associated Press reported. Daniel Marsh was 15 when he broke into the Davis home of Oliver Northup and Claudia Maupin in 2013 and murdered them [...]

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Parenting with Positive Behavior Reinforcement workshop Dec. 17

The Stockton Unified School District’s Community Advisory Committee will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at 1503 St. Mark’s Plaza, Suite A-2, Stockton.  

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SUSD police unveil new newsletter

With a debut issue introducing the “face behind the phone,” a new captain and the agency’s new K-9 officer, the Stockton Unified Police Department recently unveiled its first newsletter. The publication will come out three to four times a year, Police Chief Bryon Gustafson said, and features news, tips and other information about the department [...]

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State board moves to boost parent, community involvement in school budget process

The State Board of Education has approved final spending regulations for the Local Control Funding Formula and a revised template for Local Control and Accountability Plans, strengthening parent and community involvement in budget decisions and expanding local accountability measures to improve student achievement. The file vote marks a major milestone in the formal rulemaking process [...]

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Zumba fundraiser for teen cancer patient

STOCKTON – A Zumba fundraiser will be held Saturday to raise money for the medical expenses of 14-year-old Shaylee Murphy, a Christa McAuliffe Middle School eighth-grader who recently underwent surgery to remove a malignant carcinoid tumor growing on the outside of her colon. The Zumba classes will be $5 and will be held from 9 [...]

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Nominations open for 2014 Cortopassi Teaching Awards

The Cortopassi Family Foundation is accepting nominations for its Annual Excellence in Teaching Awards in the areas of Mathematics, Science, and Alternative Education, which come with $5,000 for both the winning teacher and his or her school, the San Joaquin Office of Education has announced. Awards will be given to two mathematics teachers and two [...]

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Different kind of Election Day drama: Trustees thwart would-be thief

As if Election Day wasn’t exciting enough for Stockton and Lodi Unified Trustees Steve Smith and George Neely, they found themselves foiling a crime Tuesday morning after each spotted a man walking off with a stolen school trailer. “I was out checking my signs, making sure they’re up, and I see this guy walking down [...]

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School districts, community colleges can apply for $250 million in Pathways grants

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is inviting school districts and community colleges to apply for $250 million in California Career Pathways Trust grants for programs that provide skills and practical experience to help students prepare for success in college and careers, he announced in a news release Monday. A career pathway program helps [...]

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S.J. seniors can apply for $1,000 Lincoln Center scholarships

High school seniors, applications for the 2014-15 $1,000 Lincoln Center Scholarship are now available. All seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher attending school in San Joaquin County can apply ~ deadline is Jan. 5, 2015. You can download the application here. Last year, $4,500 in scholarships was awarded by the program with funds raised [...]

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