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 […]

West Hills Community College District extends remote learning, work, in face of health crisis

West Hills Community College District Chancellor Stuart Van Horn announced Monday several changes to the District’s timeline in response to COVID-19. The online delivery of classes has been extended until May 22. Classes will continue to be in session, delivered online. Student resources, including counseling and advising, will continue to be offered online via Zoom […]

New teacher residency will prepare 150 educators for rural schools

In California, 82 percent of rural communities are reporting teacher shortages – communities representing one-third of all California school districts. With the teacher shortage expected to nearly double by 2025, rural districts are being challenged to address these shortages today. Through a program announced in September, TCOE’s California Center on Teaching Careers (the Center), in partnership with CSU Bakersfield, […]

Visalia Unified School District announces Grab-n-Go meals service during the school closure period

Press Release from VUSD VISALIA, CA – As part of our efforts to support families during the school closure, Visalia Unified School District will be offering a grab-n-go meal service at more than two dozen locations across the city including selected elementary and middle school sites, as well as selected VUSD school bus stops.   This […]

13,000 Students to Attend COS

A Press Release from Brent Calvin Superintendent/President College of the Sequoias Over 13,000 students will attend College of the Sequoias’ three campuses this week.  While Monday starts the first day of the Fall 2019 semester, Friday provided a time for reflection for faculty, staff and administrators at College of the Sequoias. At Friday’s convocation, Superintendent/President […]

University Prep Teacher Arrested

Margaret Gieszinger, a teacher at University Preparatory High School, was arrested Wednesday on charges of child endangerment. Gieszinger, 52, was arrested after a video surfaced of her cutting a student’s hair without their consent during a chemistry class at the high school. In the video, she appears to lunge at another student to cut their […]

Visalia students earn top honors in team Junior High Decathlon

On March 3, students from Tulare and Kings Counties competed in the Diocese of Fresno’s 22nd Annual Catholic Schools Academic Junior High Decathlon. Students from the Catholic School of Visalia’s George McCann Memorial in Visalia, St. Anne Catholic School in Porterville, and Mary Immaculate Queen Catholic School in Lemoore were included. The annual event, for […]