“As Americans, we collectively believe that where you start in life should not determine where you end up. Education is a game-changer and levels the playing field. It is incumbent upon us, as a city, to prepare students to be productive citizens in our communities.”

TOp priorities.


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4/26/2023 Fresno Unified School District Board Meeting

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Susan Wittrup

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GV Wire

Watch: Students, Parents Confront Bullard Principal Over Cell Phone Ban

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GV Wire

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Racist Bullard Photo Is Teachable Moment That Deserves More Than Knee-Jerk Response

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Susan Wittrup

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Susan Wittrup

Candidate for Bullard High Trustee Seat Already Raises More Than $117K

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Speaking Truth to Power on Behalf of Special Ed Students

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Bill McEwen