With President Donald Trump’s new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in office, talk of school choice and charter schools in Fresno, California is re-igniting concerns about segregation within Fresno Unified.
A look back at 2016 education news in California’s central San Joaquin Valley, from the surprise resignation of the Fresno Unified superintendent to Clovis Unified’s dress code, Black Lives Matter fallout, gun-carrying officials on the Kingsburg High campus and more.
Fresno area gay rights groups are celebrating new standards that will require public schools in California to teach children about LGBT history, but some are skeptical about how the curriculum will be implemented in the conservative Valley.
This excerpt from the documentary "Class of '27" was an inspiration to staff at Valley PBS, who have chosen to focus their Early Learning program on migrant workers this summer. The full documentary premieres as part of America ReFramed at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 on the WORLD channel.
The restorative justice program at General Grant Middle School in Reedley provides a "victim panel" of student peers to show how offensive behavior hurts the school community and then provides a path for permanent change.