California · Education

California teachers Win $10,000

Thanks to the generosity and support of an anonymous donor, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a nationally recognized nonprofit and college readiness system, will present the Teacher Advocacy Team Award to five deserving California AVID Site Teams this month in Sacramento. As a part of this honor, the winners will receive $10,000 to strengthen AVID… Continue reading California teachers Win $10,000

California · Education

2018 Outstanding High School Counselor honored

A veteran high school counselor in Santa Ana has been selected as the winner of the Arthur S. Marmaduke Award for outstanding achievements in high school counseling. Beau Menchaca was honored in a ceremony at Century High School for his dedication in encouraging students to pursue their higher education dreams, announced the . (The Central… Continue reading 2018 Outstanding High School Counselor honored

Central Valley · Education

Clovis science teacher lands on ESPN with super dunk

Clovis North Educational Center students were in for a surprise at last week’s rally when Granite Ridge eighth-grade science teacher Jonathan Clark brought the crowd to its feet with a thundering dunk over a trusting student. The picture-perfect dunk even gained national exposure on ESPN’s SportsCenter. I even jumped over a student at the @CNECBroncos pep… Continue reading Clovis science teacher lands on ESPN with super dunk

Central Valley · Education

Local Student Finalist in National Speech and Debate Competition 

Imani Branch from Fresno’s University High School has been selected from more than 150,000 student members of the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) as one of the top finalists in the world’s largest academic competition. The National Speech & Debate Tournament was held in Birmingham, Alabama June 18-23, 2017 with more than 4,000 qualifying… Continue reading Local Student Finalist in National Speech and Debate Competition 

Central Valley · Education · Health

Local Practice Launches Wisdom for Wisdom Initiative to Aid Higher Education Costs

Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center is launching a program called Wisdom for Wisdom, that will give one local student a wisdom tooth extraction free of charge and assist with growing educational expenses. Parents and students are paying more for college than ever before, in part because of increasingly expensive class fees and… Continue reading Local Practice Launches Wisdom for Wisdom Initiative to Aid Higher Education Costs

Business · Education

Office Depot Foundation Donates 100,000 Sackpacks With School Supplies

For the past 17 years, the Office Depot Foundation has donated more than 4 million sackpacks to children around the world as part of its National Backpack Program. This summer, the Foundation, which is the independent charitable giving arm of Office Depot, Inc., will be donating 100,000 colorful new sackpacks to nonprofit organizations, schools and… Continue reading Office Depot Foundation Donates 100,000 Sackpacks With School Supplies

Central Valley · Education

Buchanan students among winners of 43rd annual National History Day contest

Three Buchnanan High students have been named as award winners at the 2017 National History Day Contest, which featured more than a half-million student entries. The top two entries in each category were invited to the National History Day National Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 11-15. Competitors represented the 57 affiliate… Continue reading Buchanan students among winners of 43rd annual National History Day contest