Virtual Learning Conference a big success with over 1,600 attending

TCOE recently held its first Virtual Learning Conference for educators and parents. Organized by Educational Resource Services, the free conference attracted over 1,600 registrants and featured 41 sessions conducted virtually through Zoom. Hour-long sessions began at 8:00 a.m. and concluded at 4:00 p.m., with up to seven presentations running concurrently. TCOE Instructional Services and Special […]

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 […]