Bernhard Marks and Dos Palos elementary schools in Dos Palos, CA, and El Capitan Elementary in Delhi, CA, were named three of the lowest performing schools in California, according to Department of Education.
The Merced Sun-Star has launched a community Facebook group, Tipping the Scale, dedicated to a discussion on childhood obesity in Merced County, which California and county data shows is a big problem.
The Merced County Office of Education released its annual schools report, showing a decrease in truant students. The district attorney’s office has helped by making arrests of the parents of those children.
School officials expect Los Banos to have a new elementary school ready by the start of school in 2020. The long-term school plan will be funded by Measure X, which received voter approval during the June elections.
Merced College joined UC Merced and school districts in Merced County in closing classes Thanksgiving week due to bad air quality from the Camp Fire smoke pollution lingering in the San Joaquin Valley, according to Superintendent Chris Vitelli.
Many Los Banos schools are still testing below the state average, according to the 2018 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Smarter Balanced Assessment results. But officials are focused on improvement.
Five UC Merced graduate students who are DACA recipients had Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s ear as they shared what it’s like living in an America where their education and livelihoods could be stripped away by the federal government.
Sergio de Alba, a teacher at R.M. Miano Elementary School in Los Banos, was selected as an honorable mention for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Presidential innovation Award for Environmental Educators, according to the EPA.
The study found the Valley, including Merced, Fresno, Madera and Stanislaus counties, ranked low in air quality, high in poverty, high in uninsured population and high in Medi-Cal coverage, compared to the rest of the state.
Students on Saturday took the anticipated walk across Scholars Bridge, through the Beginnings Sculpture for graduation Saturday. The School of Engineering and School of Natural Sciences' students will make the same walk Sunday.
Dos Palos High School’s Isabel Mejia-Sanchez has been selected to participate in an elite business leadership program this summer in New York, the Merced County Office of Education said in a news release.
Elementary school kids in Los Banos learned from various presenters last week about where their food comes from and why it’s important to take care of animals during the fourth annual Ag Day at Miano Elementary School.
The Delhi Unified School District has started to administer free in-school health care to serve students whose parents opt-in, including urgent care, health screenings, over-the-counter medicine and referrals to health professionals.