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Messages of peace span globe, connect Stockton with other communities

STOCKTON – Children, parents, teachers and officials from the area and beyond gathered on a sunny afternoon at the University Park Rose Garden to celebrate messages of peace and hope.…

Stockton’s Great Big Read event to promote literacy

Stockton businesses, community groups and educational organizations have partnered with the Downtown Stockton Alliance to promote literacy. The Great Big Read returns to Janet Leigh Plaza in Downtown Stockton, April…

San Joaquin County Office of Education names new deputy superintendent

STOCKTON — Scott Anderson, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s chief business officer, will be the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s next deputy superintendent of business services. Anderson…

Gregori football player honored for concussion project

Gregori football player honored for concussion project

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer MODESTO — When Gregori High School senior Dominic Barandica was a freshman, he was given an English assignment that impacted not only his…

CSU trustees OK first tuition hike since 2011

CSU trustees OK first tuition hike since 2011

The California State University Board of Trustees approved tuition increase for this fall. It’s the first increase in six years and is expected to generate $77.5 million. Annual tuition for…

McGeorge Law School, UC Merced graduate programs rise in rankings

McGeorge Law School, UC Merced graduate programs rise in rankings

STOCKTON — Two Central Valley graduate-level schools are on the rise, according to this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools report. University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School…

Culinary arts students learn about community in downtown program

Culinary arts students learn about community in downtown program

STOCKTON — Jamarea Kelly, 17, is satisfying some of his high school credits and gaining job skills while learning how to work and cook in a commercial kitchen. He is…

Out-of-the-box plan saves Modesto Christian

Out-of-the-box plan saves Modesto Christian

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer MODESTO — Modesto Christian School was hit hard in the Great Recession and last year, was poised to close its doors. But a…

Patterson High School logistics program offers job prospects

Patterson High School logistics program offers job prospects

PATTERSON — With the dramatic growth of online shopping, the Central Valley is playing an increasingly important role in the distribution part of the e-commerce industry. Patterson High School, located…

New Valley center to teach job skills

New Valley center to teach job skills

MODESTO —Opportunity Stanislaus, the county’s foremost economic development organization, is leading the way in training workers for future jobs. According to the organization, 50 percent of the skilled manufacturing workers…

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