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Education and the built environment: How walking and biking to school helps students learn better

Growing up, I was fortunate to live close enough to my elementary school in Stockton that I could walk or bike everyday. Once I was old enough, I made the daily half-mile trek from my home near Kelly Drive, over Mosher Slough to Wagner Holt. Today, a half mile is nothing, but back then, it […]

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It’s not the recession’s fault: how the education gap in Stockton creates a structurally unsound economy

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released employment data for July, and Stockton’s unemployment rate ticked up to 15.1%. Eight Central Valley cities rank in the bottom eleven out of 372 metro areas in the country for unemployment. But while the recession has taken away many construction, manufacturing and retail jobs, white […]

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Jimmie Rishwain selfishly delays construction of downtown school

As reported yesterday in the Record, Former Mayor Jimmie Rishwain has thrown a wrench into the highly anticipated plan to bring more children downtown with the K-4 TEAM Charter School. The proposed school seems like a win-win: downtown buildings get reused for constructive purposes, eliminating blight while school children get a new place to learn. […]

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Turn downtown’s old hotels into parks, not parking lots

On my recent trip back home to Stockton, I took some time to hang out downtown. As I strolled along the waterfront around Weber Point taking in the scenery, I noticed a large number of school children utilizing the park. Some kids were playing soccer and others running around on the jungle gym. Turns out […]

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