Editorials and Opinion

  • Technology in the Classroom is the Pen and Paper of Our Time

    In our increasingly interconnected world, education technology has an important role to play in preparing students to succeed after they leave our classrooms. Equitable access to digital information and the myriad of technology...

New Business Report, August 18, 2014

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Valencia Park Elementary School sixth-grade student Abraham Eid is happy to have recieved a new iPad.Valencia Park Elementary School sixth-grade student Abraham Eid is happy to have recieved a new iPad.iPads ruled the day at the Fullerton School District on Wednesday, as Superintendent Robert Pletka formally began distributing 6,000 devices to all fifth- eighth-grade students.

Amidst great fanfare at Valencia Park Elementary School, Pletka and numerous city and state officials praised the district’s Visible Innovation Program, which aims to use the iPads to help develop critical thinking, collaboration and allow students to work on curriculum at their own pace. 

“I’m holding it up as a model for the state,” said Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public Instruction, said at the presentation. 

Valencia sixth-graders received the first two dozen iPads, as did Abraham Eid, above, who couldn’t hide his joy at receiving one.

School Sports

  • High School Player of the Week Begins on FullertonStories.com

    By Tim Tuttle/For Fullertonstories.com -- Fullertonstories.com is proud to announce the inaugural season of The Sell Your Home with Lindsey Acton High School Player of the Week, selected from candidates at Fullerton, Troy, Sunny Hills, La Habra, Sonora and Servite high schools.

City Council

  • Human Trafficking Resolution Opens Old Wounds

    Impassioned and emotional testimonies were delivered by members of both the Korean-American and Japanese-American communities during the public comment period.

  • Council Candidate Lineup Set

    The list of candidates running for two seats on the Fullerton City Council has been finalized for the November 4 election.  They are: Incumbents Doug Chaffee and Greg Sebourn, and Larry Bennett, Sean Paden, Rick Alvarez, Bill Chaffee and Jane Rands.Information and links to the candidate’s websites and statements can be found on the city website. .

New Exhibits

  • British Invasion Draws Large Crowd

    More than 200 attendees of the opening night part at the Fullerton Museum Center were treated to a performance by local musician Rusty Anderson.

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  • Special Needs Classes get $1,000 Each From Fullerton Cares Autism Foundation

    The money is to be split evenly among nine classes that serve students with special needs, and is to be spent on “classroom essentials,” according to FCAF founder Larry Houser, Houser is pictured above in black, surrounded by teachers and principals at district schools with Special Needs programs.

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