Delta’s new president has longtime connection to community colleges

It’s been decades since Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson toddled about the American River College campus alongside her mother. Still, those early years of her life cemented a lasting connection to community colleges. Aguilera Lawrenson, who has been working in the community college system for almost three decades, was selected as San Joaquin Delta College superintendent and…

School is out, but learning is always in style

School’s out for summer, but Alan Cook is already thinking about the first day of class. The retired educator is spearheading a grassroots effort to gift kindergarten students a new or gently used book when they start school. The First Day Project was started last year by Cook, a former principal at St. George Parish…

Civil Grand Jury Concludes SUSD Heading for Multimillion Dollar Deficit

Stocktonia Staff Reports For the second consecutive year, the San Joaquin County Civil Grand Jury has determined that administrators, staff, and the Board of Trustees of Stockton Unified School District continue to conduct poor business practices, lack public transparency and risk the district’s financial solvency. The Grand Jury released its scathing 46-page report on Friday…