Claire Smothermon

The Related Services team for Vision and Orientation and Mobility held an in-service training titled “Visually Impaired Students, Understanding Educational Needs” last Friday for area educators, psychologists, instructional aides, and others at the Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE). Related Services currently serves approximately 70 students within the disability category of visually impaired.

Read more in the News Gallery Week.

Also in News Gallery Week: 

TCOE programs partner to conduct training on developing math skills in young learners; California Center on Teaching Careers receives grant, partnering with Visalia Unified School District; Three educators honored at annual Confucius’ Birthday/Educators of the Year Awards; Around the County: Educational Resource Services helps Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District shine in "Bright Spots" for EL advancement

Profiles in Character
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Tulare County - the CHARACTER COUNTS! Program is now accepting nominations for its annual Kids of Character Awards.

Nominations for this year’s awards will be accepted through September 29 for students in Tulare County school programs who are exhibiting great character. Teachers, parents, and family members are encouraged to nominate Kids of Character as part of the 28th Annual CHARACTER COUNTS! Week Celebration (October 16-22).

Nomination forms can be found at

Last year during CHARACTER COUNTS! Week, over 4,700 students from 156 schools in Tulare County were recognized!

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For more on Pursuing Victory with Honor, click HERE.

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