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Trustee Ashjian says Fresno Unified’s query into his business is political attack

The Fresno Unified School District is questioning whether trustee Brooke Ashjian’s business dealings pose a conflict of interest with his position on the school board after Ashjian – who owns a paving company – filed a much more detailed financial disclosure form. Ashjian, though, says the district’s questions amount to a political attack on him because he has challenged Superintendent Michael Hanson and district leadership over no-bid contracts and an FBI investigation.

Education

Fresno Unified’s Hanson, Ashjian spar over school bond

Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson and school board member Brooke Ashjian go head-to-head at a Fresno Chamber of Commerce meeting on Wednesday over the need for another bond measure. Hanson says the $225 million bond is critical to upgrade classrooms, but Ashjian says district leadership is not being transparent about how the money will be used.

Education

Valley MD training program gets funds to grow

A program to train doctors in the central San Joaquin Valley has funding from the state to expand. The UC Davis-UC Merced San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education, called SJV PRIME, has received nearly $1.9 million in state funding to increase the program from eight students a year to 12.

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Fresno City College football player Marcus Rose shares message about his depression/anxiety

Fresno City College wide receiver Marcus Rose, a product of Clovis North High School, gives advice to high school athletes on how to deal with depression and anxiety. He missed two seasons as a result and had to overcome that to get back in school and play football again.
Anthony Galaviz agalaviz@fresnobee.com
Fresno City College football player Marcus Rose shares message about his depression/anxiety 3:03

Fresno City College football player Marcus Rose shares message about his depression/anxiety

Ceramics students learn from temporary blindness 2:43

Ceramics students learn from temporary blindness

Clovis Unified parents, graduates offer different views on transgender bathroom law 2:04

Clovis Unified parents, graduates offer different views on transgender bathroom law

Valley students reflect on first day at Fresno State 1:40

Valley students reflect on first day at Fresno State