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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:00 pm

The City of Lodi's Division of Arts and Culture is now accepting applications for the 2007-08 Mini-Grants program. The program offers financial support of up to $2,000 for promising arts and cultural projects that serve the interests of Lodi residents.

Mini-grant applications are being accepted through June 1. Financial support is contingent on project merit as well as availability of funds. Minimal funds are currently available, so organizations are urged to submit their applications soon.

Applications can be obtained by calling 333-5511.

Lodi Unified in middle of STAR testing period

Students at Lodi schools will take time out of their regular schedules until May 8 to participate in California's Standardized Testing and Reporting program.

The tests, which focus on a variety of subjects depending on grade level, are given to students from second to 11th grade. The State Board of Education uses the test to assess whether or not California students are meeting appropriate learning standards for their grade level.

Test results will come out this summer. Scores will be used to compare local schools to other similar schools based on size, types of students served and teacher qualifications, among other factors.

Results also determine whether school districts will meet their Adequate Yearly Progress expectations under the No Child Left Behind Act. Failure to meet these standards yield dire consequences for U.S. public schools.

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