dinuba http://kvpr.org en Dipped Cone Delight: Foster's Unites Generations, Community in Dinuba http://kvpr.org/post/dipped-cone-delight-fosters-unites-generations-community-dinuba <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For generations, residents of small towns in the San Joaquin Valley have gathered at Foster's Freeze. Sure, people love Foster's soft-serve ice cream, especially once it's dipped in chocolate. But why has this chain withstood the test of time in rural communities and continues to be the place people flock to to celebrate after the big football game or graduation night? Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:28:18 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 16090 at http://kvpr.org Dipped Cone Delight: Foster's Unites Generations, Community in Dinuba Dinuba Unified, ACLU Settle Suit http://kvpr.org/post/dinuba-unified-aclu-settle-suit <p>The American Civil Liberties Union and the Dinuba Unified School District have settled a lawsuit over a controversial education program for English language learners.</p><p>The suit alleged that the district’s Second Language Acquisition Development Instruction program led to some first and second-grade students falling behind their peers.</p><p>The program emphasized grammar, spelling and sentence structure. Critics said the program didn’t expose students to literature and vocabulary.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:57:06 +0000 Joe Moore 2603 at http://kvpr.org