San Juan School. File photo.

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Sheriff investigated shooting threats at San Juan Elementary School

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Dr. Hongde Hu presents a lecture on exponents to academy students. Photo by Frank Perez.

Woolpert Algebra Academy Readies County’s Middle Schoolers for This Year and Beyond

As San Benito County’s seventh- and eighth-graders returned to their campuses recently for the start of the new school year, nearly 50 of them entered their math classes with a greater understanding of, and perhaps a greater appreciation for, algebra, thanks to the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy held at Graniterock’s corporate headquarters in Watsonville earlier this month.