Education

Study finds Clovis, Fresno schools lacking in computer science instruction

Students in the Interactive Game Design class at the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) use computer programming skills to develop their own video games. The school is a joint venture between Clovis and Fresno Unified school districts and offers several computer science courses.Less than 1 percent of high school students enrolled in Clovis and Fresno Unified schools have access to computer science courses.

First Solar donates $10,000 for West Hills College scholarships

First Solar, Inc. has donated $10,000 for the creation of a new scholarship at West Hills Community College District (WHCCD). 

Valley schools win $20M in career technical grants

Central Valley schools received more than $20 million in grants from the California Department of Education’s Career Pathways Trust. The money was awarded to several local school districts and community colleges to help support the blend of academic and career technical programs. 

Fresno State plan to modify enrollment approved

California State University Chancellor Timothy White has approved Fresno State’s proposal to modify its enrollment plan beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. 

High school student entrepreneurs compete

Twenty high school students from throughout the Central Valley will compete in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) program today at Fresno State’s University Business Center.

West Hills Coalinga to host golf tourney

West Hills College Coalinga (WHCC) will host its Annual Horned Toad Derby Golf Tournament on May 24. 

School farm stand opening in Fresno

Local farmers and community nutrition organizations will partner to unveil a new southeast Fresno school farm stand on May 14. 

Fresno State sponsoring biz loan workshop May 21

Fresno State is partnering with Citibank and the UC Merced Regional Network to host a free workshop on business loan programs on May 21.

West Hills Coalinga to host food safety workshop

West Hills College Coalinga is sponsoring a food safety workshop for farmers and students in Fresno on May 20.

Azari named interim president of Fresno City College

Dr. Cynthia AzariFresno City College and the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) have named Dr. Cynthia Azari interim president.