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Colleges work to convince local students to consider higher education

One of the biggest problems area educators have today is getting Central Valley students to believe higher education is a possibility for them. It's an attitude that both K-12 and post-high schools are battling with a host of tools and programs.

"We really have two areas of focus," said Nancy Shaw, who is the Beyond Our Gates: Tomorrow Project Administrator at the University of the Pacific.

"One is to increase the percentage of SUSD (Stockton Unified School District) students going to college. The second is to increase the overall high school graduation rates."

Pacific's strategy toward accomplishing that goal has focused on the Tomorrow Project for the last three years. The project gives students in sixth through ninth grades the chance to attend academies on campus.

New programs aim to increase graduation rates

New programs aim to increase graduation rates

While high school graduation rates appear to be up in the Central Valley, Stanislaus and San Joaquin schools are determined to increase them further by implementing valuable programs to help keep kids in school.

Slated to roll out this month, Come Back Kids — a new charter school run by the Stanislaus County Office of Education — was specifically designed to address the academic needs of students 16 through 23 who are at risk of not completing high school or who have already dropped out.

Early literacy seen as key to success

Early literacy seen as key to success

Several San Joaquin County service groups and nonprofit organizations partnered with the Family Literacy Project this summer to promote the importance of reading in a child’s early development.

Acacia Community Charter School Location/Up Coming Events

Acacia Community Charter School Location/Up Coming Events

We are pleased to announce the temporary location of your new school in Stockton while the permanent location gets beautified… 703 E. Swain Rd . Our first day at the site will be August 1st.

If you haven't enroll your child yet, you can call, 209-462-2707, to check if there's still room in specific grades. While some grades have a waiting list, others have limited space. If you have already summited the registration packet but you have not received an acceptance letter, please call the school.

On August 1st at 6 p.m., we will have our town hall meeting at the new location 703 E. Swain Rd. It's very important that you attend this meeting, so you can voice your opinion about uniforms. Based on the outcome of this meeting, we will make the decision regarding the uniforms. 

Other important dates: 

Family BBQ Day August 10th 

Open House August 14th 

School Starts August 19th 

 

 

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: EAT LOCAL!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: EAT LOCAL!
2013 Weekly Challenge #24: Eat Local! You hear it all the time: Eat Local! But why?

Here are 8 reasons to eat local foods (taken from about.com):

1. Local Foods Are Fresher (and Taste Better)

Project Love serving the community

Project Love serving the community

Project Love has been busy serving the community of Galt. We provide the homeless and needy with clothing,shoes,hygiene products,shower,haircuts,a meal every Friday at the Lutheran church on E st, except for the last Friday of the month. We have it on Saturday at the Methodist church on C st. We partner with the ladies of the church and they cook,serve the meal. Those ladies are wonderful. 

May 11,2013 Project love attended the Bark for life event that was held at 10300 Mingo rd in Galt. Project love sold sandwiches. Approx 90 people showed up for the event. the dogs and their owners had a great time. Proceeds went to the cancer society. 

9 Great Startup Ideas for Students

9 Great Startup Ideas for Students

What’s a great business idea for students — think flexible hours, summer/seasonal, etc.?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Start a Janitorial Service