Board of Registered Nurses grants enrollment change to COS RN program

College of the Sequoias, a leading educational institution committed to providing excellence in nursing education, is thrilled to announce that the Board of Registered Nurses (BRN) has granted a curriculum and enrollment change to its renowned Registered Nurse (RN) program. This significant development will further enhance the educational experience and ensure that future nurses are […]

Educators of the Year announced as part of the Chinese Cultural Center’s 27th Annual Confucius’ Birthday Celebration

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” ~ Confucius After a three-year break, the Central California Chinese Cultural Center has partnered with the Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) again to honor teachers through the Confucius’ Birthday/Educators of the Year Awards. Yesterday afternoon, Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Tim Hire and Wendy Jay, a member of the Chinese […]

Visalia Unified Solidifies Consistent Leadership with Contract Extensions

On May 23, 2023, Visalia Unified School District’s (VUSD) Board unanimously voted to extend Superintendent Kirk Shrum’s contract to four years, the maximum allowed time for such a contract. This was approved following the annual superintendent’s evaluation which was unanimously declared as exceeding expectations.  Additionally, the board also approved the Assistant Superintendent contracts for four […]

Visalia Unified seeks community feedback to design the future of the district

Visalia Unified began the first round of community listening sessions that will help shape the strategic and long-range facilities master plans for the next 5-7 years. The district is collecting feedback from staff, students, parents, and business/community leaders in a structured, anonymous process. The two plans will ultimately help shape the district’s Visalia Unified Forward […]

Maestro, Caliber Customs win Best of Show at Slick Rock Student Film Festival

Congratulations to Redwood High School and Spring Valley Elementary School – this year’s Best of Show award winners for the Slick Rock Student Film Festival! Slick Rock was held at the Visalia Fox Theatre last Friday. The two films took home the grand prizes after winning in their respective categories. Maestro won High School Blockbuster […]

Dinuba students help residents get over $483,000 back in tax refunds

Last year, 157 tax returns were filed by Dinuba High School Accounting students. This year, the students completed 415 tax returns and put over $483,000 worth of refunds back into the pockets of local taxpayers. In partnership with CSET (Community Services Employment Training), Dinuba students went through a three-week rigorous tax training program through the […]