Jeff Copeland is one of only two black teachers at Sequoia Middle School in Fresno Unified.“You want to get people that are really passionate about kids, no matter what they look like. But it’d be great if they were people of color,” says Copeland, a Fresno State graduate.
The Tzu-Chi Buddhist Foundation’s vision mobile unit visited Del Mar Elementary School in central Fresno on Wednesday morning. Fresno Unified is partnering with the foundation, CalViva Health and Fresno County Superintendent of Schools to provide a comprehensive vision exam to all students referred and glasses for those who need them. The See 2 Succeed program provides an optometrist who conducts a full eye exam and prescribes glasses on the spot, all for free. The program targets students who did not pass their school’s vision screening.
At least 2,000 members of the Fresno Teachers Association representing teachers with the Fresno Unified School District voted overwhelmingly Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 to authorize their union to call a strike if talks with the district don't lead to an acceptable agreement.