TCOE Special Services selects two new program managers

The Special Services Division has two new managers to oversee AcCEL Programs in the Porterville and Visalia areas. In Porterville, TCOE veteran teacher Katrina Smith will take over for administrator Cathy Machado who retired this year. In Visalia, Special Services welcomes Brian Cordero who replaces Carrie Stephens. Ms. Stephens has returned to Visalia Unified as administrator […]

Fresno Pacific earns accreditation for Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Fresno Pacific University has received accreditation for 10 years, the maximum available. Accreditation was awarded June 4, 2020, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The school received a “clean approval,” passing all four standards for the full 10 years. The CCNE Board of Commissioners […]

St. Aloysius School Parents’ Club rewards alumni with college scholarships

The St. Aloysius School Parents’ Club has awarded two $500 college scholarships to current graduating high school seniors who are alumni of St. Aloysius School, the Tulare-based Junior Kindergarten through eighth grade Catholic school. The recipients were chosen from a pool of impressive candidates, and their selection was based not only on academic achievement, and […]

TCOE Theatre Company launches virtual Masterclass Series to connect students with professionals in performing arts

This month, the TCOE Theatre Company launched its Masterclass Series. This ongoing series of Zoom-based presentations allows students to speak with TCOE Theatre Company alumni, staff, and guest speakers to see how they utilize their collegiate training, how they prepare for auditions, and what it’s like to work professionally on famous stages. Next week, Carly […]

TCOE Early Childhood Education receives grants to support those affected by COVID-19

Since the closure of Tulare County schools in mid-March, the Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP) has received two substantial grants to support families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These additional funds come as the program continues to serve children learning at home through the distribution of activity packets and additional school supplies. As directed by […]

Distance learning tools available for educators and parents with children at home

In an effort to assist teachers and parents seeking alternative ways to continue their childen’s education at home due to school closures, Educational Resource Services (ERS) has created a website and made its online media resources available for free. Introduced last week, the distance learning website features lessons and activities in grade level-specific categories across […]