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Nelson Talks About Leading State’s 3rd-Largest School District and His Ukulele

Fresno Unified superintendent Bob Nelson says his strategies for weathering the COVID-19 pandemic, schools closures, and critics include having thick skin, kindness, and playing the ukulele. Nelson's comments came during a recent EdSource podcast with Carl Cohn, professor emeritus and clinical professor in the School of Educational Studies at Claremont...

Don’t Bring a Corkscrew — Fresno State’s Tailgate Wines Soon in Cans

How about a couple of cans of Tailgate Red to go with that lusciously fresh Fresno State corn that everyone is raving about — or maybe a white or a rosé? Shoppers at the Gibson Farm Market will soon find Fresno State Winery Tailgate vintages in aluminum cans. (OK Boomers, don't...

Fresno Unified Trustees Reject Slatic’s Nominee for Bond Committee

Four members of the Fresno Unified School Board took the rare step last week of rejecting a School Bond Oversight Committee member nomination made by one of their fellow trustees and recommended for approval by Superintendent Bob Nelson. What's not clear is whether the "no" votes signified the quartet's continuing...