Education

FCC exhibit to shine light on student suicide

The Send Silence Packing tour features scattered backpacks to represent student deaths from suicide.The mental strain of college students will be exposed during an exhibit at Fresno City College featuring 1,100 backpacks to represent young people who resort to suicide.

Central, AT&T team up on student tablets

Central Unified School District will provide tablets powered by AT&T to its students beginning in 2014.Central Unified School District will purchase tablets powered by AT&T data plans for approximately 15,000 students to assist in the teaching of the curricula.

Clovis school earns prestigious award

James S. Fugman Elementary SchoolJames S. Fugman Elementary School in Clovis was selected as one of only 236 public schools in the nation to receive the U.S. Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools award.

PG&E gives $10K to law college

Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s Senior Government Relations Representative Jeanette Ishii presents $10,000 to the board of trustees for the San Joaquin College of Law.The San Joaquin College of Law in Clovis got a $10,000 boost from Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

FPU jumps in university rankings

Fresno Pacific UniversityFresno Pacific University was ranked number 42 in an annual list of the best western regional universities, climbing 30 spots from the year before.

Fresno State ranked high among western universities

Fresno State UniversityFresno State got its second positive review this week, being ranked the eighth best of all public regional universities in the western United States.

Sponsors needed for new Fresno State magazine

Fresno State's College of Science and Mathematics is seeking sponsors and contributors for a new magazine that highlights the success of its students, faculty and alumni.

Alumnus leaves $5M for Fresno State scholarships

John W. Long graduated from Fresno State in 1949 with a degree in commerce.Fresno State will be spurred by $5 million in scholarships from the estate of late alumnus John W. Long.

Visalia school boasts new name, expansion

The Visalia Technical Education Center will keep the same acronym but will now be known as the Visalia Technical Early College.

Innovation grants open to Fresno Co. school districts

The fundraising arm of the Fresno County Office of Education is offering grants to area school districts for programs that advance education through innovation.