Merced College joined UC Merced and school districts in Merced County in closing classes Thanksgiving week due to bad air quality from the Camp Fire smoke pollution lingering in the San Joaquin Valley, according to Superintendent Chris Vitelli.
Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom sewed up enough votes on election night to declare he would be the state’s next governor. While doing that in front of a crowd, he recounted meeting Joshua Vissoni, a dreamer, at UC Merced a week earlier.
The Merced City School District offers opportunities including career days, college tours, and other educational excursions to help connect students to some of the many options, and now our seventh and eighth graders are also getting a chance to ‘see the future’ with the help of their teachers and technology.
In an attempt to expand its Merced presence, according to leaders, the Small Business Development Center Network moved its lead office from Fresno to downtown Merced in October. The center is also connected to UC Merced.
Many Los Banos schools are still testing below the state average, according to the 2018 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Smarter Balanced Assessment results. But officials are focused on improvement.
The Merced, CA Union High School District has continued overhauling its policies on sexual harassment, releasing new details on how employees are disciplined. But critics say the response is not enough.
The Science and Engineering 1 Building recently achieved gold certification under LEED Operations and Maintenance criteria. Certification is nothing new to the campus - every building at UC Merced is LEED certified or on track to be certified - but who has begun to handle the certification process is groundbreaking.