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School District Reconfiguring Local Schools


In response to new housing developments, the Hollister School District is reconfiguring area schools to serve a shifting population.

Rural Counties Far From Universities Struggle to Recruit Teachers


Nine counties located more than an hour away from universities with teacher preparation programs face particular difficulties.

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San Benito High School District Earns Green Ribbon School Designation

Information provided by San Benito High School District. Lea este articulo en español aquí.

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Hollister High School on U.S. News Best High Schools List

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HHS Returns to U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List

For the sixth year in a row, Hollister High School has been ranked as a “Best High School” by U.S. News & World Report, which identifies the country’s top-performing public high school and measures how well schools serve students from …

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Will Less Homework Make California Students Happier?

A bill from a member of the Legislature’s happiness committee would require schools to come up with homework policies that consider the mental and physical strain on students.

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Bill to Mandate ‘Science of Reading’ in California Classrooms Dies

A bill to mandate use of the method will not advance in the Legislature this year in the face of teachers union opposition.

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Visit Aromas for May 11 Garden Tour

Winter’s gone and sunny spring days prompt us to step outside and work in our gardens. Don’t worry, expert advice is near. Seven private gardens will be open to the public from 10am-4pm May 11. The Garden Tour is an …

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District Purchases 49-Acre Site for Second High School

The San Benito High School District recently acquired 49.68 acres for a second high school. 

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California Extends Student Financial Aid Deadline to May 2

Responding to a federal financial aid glitch, Caliifornia legislators and Gov. Gavin Newsom within two weeks gave students an additional month to apply for state aid.

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Our Students Need More Recess

More frequent outdoor breaks can improve student attention, reduce behavior problems. Over the last decade, a growing list of U.S. states—including Missouri, Florida and New Jersey—have mandated daily recess. California joined the trend in late 2023.


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