sanger http://kvpr.org en Fresno and Sanger School Districts Get 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-and-sanger-school-districts-get-no-child-left-behind-waiver <p>Two Valley school districts – Fresno Unified and Sanger Unified – were granted a one-year waiver from requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act today by the U.S. Department of Education. The move will allow school officials to introduce their own plans for a new statewide curriculum and avoid costly penalties under the law.</p><p>The districts were among eight in California to receive the waiver, and are all members of a coalition called the <a href="http://coredistricts.org/">California Office to Reform Education</a>, or CORE.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:25:38 +0000 Ezra David Romero 19595 at http://kvpr.org Fresno and Sanger School Districts Get 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver Effort to Approve Mine on Jesse Morrow Mountain Falls Short http://kvpr.org/post/effort-approve-mine-jesse-morrow-mountain-falls-short <p>Plans for a controversial aggregate mine on Jesse Morrow Mountain east of Sanger have stalled after the Fresno County Board of Supervisors failed to approve the project after a marathon meeting Tuesday night. The supervisors were being asked to reverse a decision by the Fresno County Planning Commission, which rejected the project in May.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:21:34 +0000 Joe Moore 3098 at http://kvpr.org Effort to Approve Mine on Jesse Morrow Mountain Falls Short Planning Commission Rejects Jesse Morrow Mountain Mine http://kvpr.org/post/planning-commission-rejects-jesse-morrow-mountain-mine <p>This afternoon the Fresno County Planning Commission rejected plans for a controversial hard rock mine on Jesse Morrow Mountain, on Highway 180 east of Fresno.</p><p>The vote had been delayed from a meeting in February, in which several hundred people spoke out against the plan. Residents today weighed in on the proposal from multinational mining company CEMEX, citing concerns about traffic, aesthetics and air quality.</p><p>The project will likely be appealed to the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 02:51:25 +0000 VPR News Staff 1293 at http://kvpr.org Planning Commission Rejects Jesse Morrow Mountain Mine Valley Storytellers Project brings people together over hunger http://kvpr.org/post/valley-storytellers-project-brings-people-together-over-hunger <p>It's lunchtime at the Sanger High School Cafeteria. But instead of hundreds of teenagers, the room on this Saturday is filled with ordinary Valley residents of all ages and ethnicities, some writers, and a handful of theatre professionals from LA's Cornerstone Theatre. And even though many of them just ate, the conversation quickly turns to the issue of the day… hunger.</P> <p>"Food is such an essential part of, such an essential need that binds us all together. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:58:22 +0000 Joe Moore 584 at http://kvpr.org