Letters to the Editor

Valley schools excel in civic education

At Fresno State’s 32nd annual conference on Character and Civic Education, student teachers from Fresno State and Fresno Pacific universities came together for a full-day study conference on character education and professional ethics and their responsibilities for academic and social development of the students they soon will be teaching.

We recognized 25 Valley elementary schools for their excellence in developing the character and citizenship of their students. Those schools and their good work should not be overlooked. They are our Valley’s best.

The schools receiving awards for excellence in character and civic education include: Central Unified – Harvest Elementary School; Clovis Unified – Century, Copper Hills, Dry Creek, Fugman, Garfield, Nelson, Reagan, Riverview, Sierra Vista, Tarpey, and Temperance Kutner elementary schools; Coalinga-Huron Unified – Dawson & Sunset Elementary School; Fowler Unified– Fremont, Malaga and Marshall elementary schools; Hanford Elementary School District – Martin Luther Elementary School; Pioneer Union Elementary School District – Pioneer Elementary School; Sanger Unified – Centerville, Del Rey, John Wash, Reagan, Sequoia and Wilson elementary schools; Tulare City – Wilson Elementary School.

Valley citizens should know about the good work of our universities and schools and applaud them all.

Jacques Benninga, Fresno