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Charter Schools Gain Momentum in San Joaquin County

Charter Schools Gain Momentum in San Joaquin County

Year after year, we see more parents demanding high quality school choice options for their children. Current enrollment numbers tell us that an estimated 547,800 students are enrolled in charter public schools across the state for the 2014-15 school year. Charter enrollment grew by an estimated 33,525 increase this year. This growth pattern isn’t limited to student enrollment in existing charter schools, in fact there are 87 new charter schools that opened their doors this year, bringing the total number of charters in California to 1,184.  Despite the growth and momentum, charter school students only represent about 7% of California’s student population.  Yet according to a number of polls and studies conducted in recent years a majority of parents feel charter schools do a better job than traditional public schools. 

Celebrate The Earth

Celebrate The Earth

For eight years Disneynature has created films released for Earth Day.  Seeing these films has become a favorite tradition for my husband and I.  This year’s movie opens on Friday, April 17 and is called Monkey Kingdom.  Part of the proceeds from attending opening week goes to protecting monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats.  Watching Monkey Kingdom this week is something simple and enjoyable you can do while helping our endangered friends.

Delta Bridges Charter School to Open in North Stockton

By Dr. Jeff Tilton, Superintendent Delta Charter Schools

TRACY – The Delta Charter Schools family will be increasing in the Fall 2015, as Delta Bridges Charter School will open in northeast Stockton to serve students in grades K-5 its initial year and expand to K-8 the following year.

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

News10 viewers share photos of their St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Did you wear green on Tuesday, or go out to enjoy a Guinness? Give us YourTake on St. Patrick's Day 2015

Bus Jam

Bus Jam

What does Stockton have in common with San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Paris?  More than you might think.  Terry Williams, who works in Marketing for the San Joaquin Regional Transit District, was inspired by artists he encountered at public transit stations and on board public transit so much so that he brought the idea to Stockton.

Freedom Is Not Free

Freedom Is Not Free

Ministers and Community United, Inc. held its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at the Civic Auditorium on January 18 and 19.  I decided to attend Sunday’s program especially after learning that Geraldine Edwards Hollis, original member of the Tougaloo Nine and author of the book “Back to Mississippi” would be the keynote speaker elaborating on this year’s theme of Freedom, Justice, and Equality.