For Modesto City Schools board, experience counts

Public schools are facing enormous challenges. More kids than ever come to school from low-income homes. More kids want and need help learning English. Common Core is tougher, but for kids without a computer, or who haven’t mastered English, the testing is downright punitive. There’s a nationwide teacher shortage, fueled by near-constant criticism of their work.


Our View: Keeping Michael Frantz at TID crucial to protecting Tuolumne

It probably did him no political favors, but when Felicia Marcus saw Michael Frantz on the stage following the water summit sponsored by the city of Modesto and The Modesto Bee in July, she gave him a big hug. Marcus chairs the State Water Resources Control Board, the agency that wants more water left in the Tuolumne River for the sake of imperiled fish and environmental priorities. Frantz is a member of a board that stands to lose the most if Marcus’ agency gets its way.


UC Merced: A vision realized

In 10 years, campus has grown to 6,000 students

Valley’s university has a wide impact, from education to economy

After reflecting on accomplishments, it’s time to look to future

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