Education

Spanish-language school to open at Downtown Business Hub

The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation will host a grand opening ceremony for its new Spanish school at the Downtown Business Hub on April 29. 

Heald Fresno closed by Corinthian

Heald Fresno is among 28 campuses closed by Corinthian College.Fresno’s Heald College has discontinued instruction as a result of lawsuits and fines between the government and its parent company, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. 

State Center district refinances bonds; to save $8.3M

The State Center Community College District (SCCCD) has successfully refinanced $61.6 million in outstanding general obligation bonds to save $8.3 million over the next 16 years. 

Visalia chamber to host young entrepreneurs info session

The Visalia Chamber of Commerce will host an information session for its Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) for students in grades 7-12 on April 30.

Fresno Pacific outgrows campus, moves commencement to Selland

Fresno Pacific University has moved its spring 2015 commencement ceremony to the Selland Arena due to a record number of graduating students. 

Fresno Pacific expands nursing program to Merced

Fresno Pacific University (FPU) will expand its nursing program to its campus in Merced next fall. 

South Valley hooks $14.7M for work-based learning

Students in the Mt. Whitney High School health sciences pilot program participate in lab training as part of Visalia Unified's Linked Learning Academy. Photo courtesy of Bill Davis, Visalia UnifiedAfter years of emphasizing college readiness in high school curriculum, school districts throughout the Central Valley are now focusing on work-based learning.

Author, 'zombie expert' Brooks to speak at FCC

Best-selling author and “zombie expert” Max Brooks will take part in the Fresno City College Speakers Forum on April 14. 

Scholarship to honor FCC President Cantu

The family of Fresno City College President Tony Cantu has established a scholarship in his memory. 

Porterville College Foundation to launch $25K scholarship match

The Porterville College Foundation will launch a $25,000 scholarship matching campaign later this month to increase the number of endowed scholarships available to students.