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Fresno Parents Go Big in Demand for 5 Day Return to School

Two billboards in northwest Fresno are urging the Fresno Unified School Board and Fresno Teachers Association to reopen schools to students for five days a week instead of the current plan of two days of in-person learning and three days of distance learning. The changeable message signs at the northeast...

Hmong Comedian/Educator Headlines SE Asian Family Education Conference

Touger Xiong, a Hmong American comedian and educator, will be the keynote speaker Saturday at the second annual Southeast Asian Family Education Conference, "Journey to Success." Families can learn about services and scholarships and how best to support kids in school. The conference, which is co-sponsored by Fresno Unified's Parent...

Q & A with Doctors Academy Founder Dr. Katherine Flores

Dr. Katherine Flores, founder of Doctors Academy in Fresno County, spoke with GV Wire about her vision for Doctors Academy; educating parents about helping their child prepare for college; why Doctors Academy students are taught to recognize health disparities in disadvantaged communities; whether graduates of the program are now working...

What’s Wrong With Anti-Vaxxers? They’re Just Like the Rest of Us.

Whenever I talk about my research on how parents come to decide to reject vaccines for their children, my explanations are met with a range of reactions, but I almost always hear the same questions. What is wrong with those parents? Are they anti-science? Are they anti-expert? Are they simply...

Was Facebook Right or Wrong to Ban Heng's Campaign Ad?

Facebook turned down an ad for Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng on Friday, her campaign said, deeming it too graphic for the social media site. Elements of the video focused on Heng's immigrant parents, who survived the atrocities inflicted by the Khmer Rouge communists during and following the 1975 end...

US Says Half of Youngest Children and Families Reunited

WASHINGTON —  The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents. But nearly half of the children under 5 remain separated from their families because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents...

DA Says California Dad Strangled, Shot With Crossbow & Waterboarded 10 Kids

FAIRFIELD — The 10 children rescued from a filthy, abusive California home were strangled, punched, shot with crossbows and subjected to waterboarding by their father and their mother did nothing to stop it, prosecutors said. The details of alleged abuse were included in a motion to increase the bail of...

12 Days of Philanthropy: EPU Children's Center

What started over 40 years ago as a small support group has expanded into an incredible resource for parents of children with specialized needs. Today, EPU Children's Center offers more than 1,000 services each week to families who have a child born with a disability, born prematurely, face chronic illness...

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