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GVA explains $300K paid to school founder, answers other allegations

Eldon Rosenow, founder of the Great Valley Academy charter school in Modesto that is looking into opening another campus in Manteca, receives an annual salary of $300,000.

December 20, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


St. Elsewhere actor helps launch eco literacy training

Hollywood actor Ed Begley, Jr. brought his star power to Manteca Thursday to help promote environmental literacy.

December 17, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Oase taks oath of office for Ripon Unified board

RIPON – Christopher "Kit" Oase took his place on the Ripon Unified school board on Monday.

December 14, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Surplus office space may generate cash for district

For lease: 2,400 square feet of office space. Rent is from 75 cents to $1.15 a square foot, but that's negotiable. You don't have to rent the entire space either. The highly motivated landlord is willing to rent out just a third or only half of the space if that's all that a client wants or needs.

December 13, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Knutsen loves helping teens learn lessons in EU High JROTC

Karl Knutsen bounds into his classroom on a daily basis, eager for the new day that lies ahead.

December 12, 2010 | Jason Campbell | Education


Oase taking oath for Ripon Unified board Monday

Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District will bid farewell to longtime board member Larry Stewart and welcome newcomer Christopher "Kit" Oase.

December 12, 2010 | Vince Rembulat | Education


MUSD mothballs Lindbergh School

The young woman went up the steps to the front doors of the Lindbergh Educational Center, only to make a quick turn-around. As she did so, she glanced at the large sign on the grass and laughed self-consciously as she read the announcement.

December 11, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lincoln 5th graders win $78,000 worth of high tech for classroom

Tammy Dunbar's Lincoln fifth-grade class from Lincoln Elementary is going to be the most technology-advanced in all of the Manteca Unified School District.

December 10, 2010 | Jason Campbell | Education


Actor Ed Begley to open teachers’ environmental training session

Hollywood actor and environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr. is one of the big names who are expected to show up at American Modular Systems in Manteca Thursday, Dec. 16, when the first 30 teachers of Manteca Unified will receive training for the groundbreaking first-in-the-nation environmental curriculum that is being launched by the district this month.

December 10, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Unified getting rid of $8K quilting machine

The Manteca Unified Board of Education Tuesday night officially gave district staff the green light "to dispose of obsolete equipment."

December 09, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Charter school rejected

Proponents of the proposed Great Valley Academy in Manteca are now turning their attention to an appeal process before the San Joaquin County Board of Education after their charter application was denied unanimously by the Manteca Unified School Board of Trustees.

December 08, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca’s American Modular Systems breaks green ground

Having temporary modular classrooms on campus is the norm for many public schools in the United States.

December 07, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Ripon High field upgrade effort still moving forward

RIPON – The Stouffer Field Revitalization Project is once again alive and well.

December 06, 2010 | Jason Campbell | Education


MUSD officials to decide on charter school petition Tuesday

Great Valley Academy officials in Modesto will know on Tuesday whether their charter school application to establish a second campus in Manteca will be approved by the Board of Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District.

December 06, 2010 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Football helped McCreath score on field and in life

Doug McCreath owes a lot to his passion for the game of football.

December 06, 2010 | Jason Campbell | Education


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Weston Ranch High racism?

Racial tensions that marred Weston Ranch High School nearly a decade ago appear to be cropping up again.

December 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MHS tutoring center takes shape

Jennifer Rodriguez and Braulio Solis are students in the Interior Design class.

December 17, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Bucket loads of character at Golden West

Students at Golden West Elementary School may or may not be familiar with the works of Carol McCloud.

December 16, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Romero new MUSD board president

Deborah Romero, loan officer with Ability Mortgage, is the new president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees.

December 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Cowell School conducts blanket drive for shelter

The sixth graders at Joshua Cowell School are working to literally send warm greetings to the residents at the Manteca HOPE Shelter. They have started a blanket drive which is their way of taking part in the global "youth empowerment" program called WE Day organized by Free the Children, a non-profit organization.

December 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Five install four MUSD trustees

Four members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees were sworn in to office Tuesday night.

December 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Volunteers needed to help needy students

Love INC is a non-profit organization that dispenses hand-ups and not hand-outs. Now, it's the one in need of a hand-up. Volunteers who can provide extra helping hands are needed to help with the additional load it is handling this Christmas.

December 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Drain will be sworn in by math teacher

Ashley Drain, who defeated Manuel Medeiros in the November election as trustee for Area 2 in Manteca Unified, will not be sworn in by San Joaquin Superior Court Judge Tony Agbayani at the board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

December 03, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop High leadership collects food

What's a better time to give back to the community than Thanksgiving?

November 27, 2014 | | Education


District has nothing to do with trustee investigation

Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson, who sent two incumbents of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees packing in the November elections, will be sworn in at the December school board meeting even while questions about the legitimacy of some of the information they wrote down in the candidates' papers they filed with the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters are being investigated.

November 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SWEET MUSIC

He calls out the play, standing tall in his stance, signaling each member of his team with smooth arm strokes.

November 20, 2014 | James Burns | Education


BUBBLES TO SOLAR

They blew bubbles. They built forts made out of newspapers. They experimented with tie dyes using water and rubbing alcohol. They learned how heat is generated and its consequences. They showed how solar heat can power a remote-controlled car. They peered through microscopes to note and observe how a salt crystal looks like magnified so many times.

November 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Weston Ranch High going to block plan

Manteca High School is not the only one going on block scheduling at the start of the school year 2015-2016. Weston Ranch High School's request to get the green light from the Board of Trustees to do the same starting in August of next year was approved at the last board meeting on Nov. 12.

November 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Outgoing trustees recognized for service

During his 16 years on the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, Manuel Medeiros often provided comic relief, even when discussions turned serious and complicated.

November 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


be.ING REAL

The road to success may go down Disaster Avenue for some Manteca Unified students.

November 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


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