Now all those people who say "I'll flip burgers if it comes down to it," can put their money where their mouth is. McDonald's is hiring 50,000 new full and part-time people during a national hiring event on April 19.
Two years ago GDI president Grant Davis started the "Adopt-A-Teacher" grant program. But in two years Davis said he has only received a grand total of two requests for funds.
Walnut Elementary Education Center celebrated "Space Week" this week. Space week started 15 years ago to commemorate astronaut Alan Sheppard's first U.S. manned space launch. Students at Walnut learned about aerodynamics, flight control and design, and rocketry. Fifth grade teacher Bret Sutterley said Space Week is now done in conjunction with California Standardized Testing to loosen up what can be a tight atmosphere on campus.
Pitman High School Principal Rod Hollars has worked in education for decades and has never seen a child so young and gifted as Kohl James.
After months of trying to work out problems with legislative Republicans, Gov. Jerry Brown called off budget negotiations on Tuesday.
A proposed assessment fee on beekeepers that do business in California is causing a storm of controversy amongst the industry.
Some tasty barbecue ribs were cooked up over open flames during the 4th Annual Century 21 M&M and Associates Rib Cook-Off benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on Friday. Over 400 people attended the event, which featured 17 barbecue teams, raffles and even cupcakes. The team with the best barbecue wins bragging rights and a traveling trophy. M&M hopes to raise $6,000 this year.
Where there's a will, there's a way. In a remarkable display of cooperation, dedication and commitment all nine Turlock Unified School District elementary schools raised enough funds to send every single sixth grader to Foothill Horizons camp in May.
There is a simple theory that if you tell kids over and over again they are unlikely to succeed because they come from bad neighborhoods and are growing up in poverty, they will do exactly what society tells them to do, which is fail.
If you ever get a chance to meet Adham Hamza it will be hard to forget him. He has that much personality. He has been known to literally talk non-stop for hours and the whole time he will have a smile on his face and unrelenting enthusiasm for wherever his creative mind takes him.
A group of sixth-grade students from Julien Elementary in Turlock recently competed in the Stanislaus County Math Blast. More than 200 sixth-grade students from across the county participated in the event.
Before Linda Alaniz became principal of Crowell Elementary School in Turlock five years ago, there was a slight disconnect between parent, teachers and administrators. While the school was functioning, it wasn't doing so at its highest level, according to numerous parents and teachers on campus.
The 26th Annual Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition was held Wednesday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock. More than 800 students from county high schools participated in 23 competitive events. In addition to the events 54 business and industry representatives exhibited and spoke to students during the Career Expo.
Turlock resident Jeanne Hartman, a resource specialist teacher at Empire Elementary K-8 School in Empire, was recently named the California League of Middle Schools' "Middle School Educator of the Year."
About a month ago Turlock Junior High School seventh grader Jeremiah Coghill started feeling ill. He was weak, had random nose bleeds, and was sleeping 20 hours a day and he had lost 15 pounds.
The Turlock Unified School District's Budget Advisory Committee is scheduled to present a list of five budget reduction recommendations to the Board of Trustees at Tuesday's regular meeting.
Turlock parents Les and Cindy Crutcher received some of the scariest news a parent could ever hear last May.
The Keys to Learning Charter Academic pentathlon team collected 14 medals during the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Junior High Pentathlon, held last week in Modesto.
Crowell Elementary fourth grader Emily Van Gorder will never forget her recent trip to USCG Base Alameda for the commissioning of the USGCS Stratton. First Lady Michelle Obama was in attendance to launch the first Coast Guard cutter to be named after a woman, Capt. Dorothy C. Stratton, who helped establish the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard in 1944. Emily was invited to the commissioning by family friend David Chovanak of the ...
There's a serious deficit in Stanislaus County, and it's not the budget.
The Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross, which includes Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties, is looking for local people who have gone above and beyond in helping their neighbors to honor at the annual Heroes Breakfast.
Spring break has finally arrived for local students - offering a short reprieve from school work and ample time to catch up on a little fun. Participants at the City of Turlock's Recreation Spring Break Camp are spending the week doing arts and crafts, playing group games and just hanging out with friends. This year there are more than 40 children registered. Others having been taking advantage of the warm - and ...
Students from Turlock Nursery School went on an Easter walk Thursday morning to Willard Anderson's home garden in Turlock. Anderson owns a home near the school, and opened his garden to the students. The trip tied into the student's reading of "Peter Rabbit and the Briar Patch." At Anderson's garden they followed the trails like little bunnies.
A loud and raucous gathering of Crowell Elementary students could be heard screaming on Thursday - all because of a test. It's not every day hundreds of elementary students are excited for a test - especially one that doesn't even count toward their grades - the California Standardized Test. But at Crowell the message was clear; the CST is a measure of accountability for not only the teachers but for the students as ...
California ranks 47th nationally in per-pupil spending and has the largest class sizes in the country. Over the last three years, $20 billion has been cut from schools and more than 40,000 educators have been laid off. Everyone agrees that the state's education system needs help, but there are differing opinions on how to raise the money to fund that help. Governor Jerry Brown and the California Federation of Teachers are proposing an ...
Students from Pitman High's home economics program sewed 30 dresses for donation to the Salvation Army in Turlock. The Kiwanis Club of Turlock bought the material from Cloth and Quilts in Turlock, at a discounted price. According to Pitman home economics teacher Anne Cornell, this year marks the 10th time students have delivered the dresses to the Salvation Army.
Pitman High School Principal Rod Hollars, Athletic Director Dave Walls, Band Director Rueben Modesto and a host of Pitman High band students and supporters invaded the McDonald's on Geer Road Tuesday evening. McDonald's owner Mike Jevert donated 25 percent of sales on Tuesday's peak hours to the Pitman High Marching Band, which has raised about $70,000 toward its goal of $106,000 to send nearly 120 students to Washington D.C. this summer to perform ...
Last year Modesto Junior College cut its entire child development center for students with children. At the same time Merced College expanded its program to receive students as well as non-students. The Merced College Child Development Center is now the only free or reduced cost option available for junior college students in the Valley from Stockton to Fresno. The Merced College CDC offers care for children of students from ages three months up ...
The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the implementation of a transitional kindergarten program for the 2012-13 school year, despite uncertain state budget scenarios. The move to carry on with the TK program made sense to district officials after Governor Jerry Brown's initial budget proposal was rejected by a sub-committee at the state level about three weeks ago. "We can't wait any longer, if the budget doesn't go through TK ...
Walnut Elementary Education Center was singled out by the California Department of Education on Thursday as a 2012 California Distinguished School. The Turlock school, which hosts both an arts and math/science magnet program, is one of only three schools in Stanislaus County to achieve the honor. "The schools we are recognizing demonstrate the incredible commitment of California's teachers, administrators, and school employees to provide a world-class education to every student, in spite ...