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Hindu community urges California schools to recognize Diwali holiday

The Hindu community is hoping that schools throughout California will take action to declare an official holiday on Diwali, one of the biggest Hindu festivals that aims to dispel darkness through light, before the next school year.

January 06, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Dutcher students bring ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’ to stage

An ogre will be spotted roaming the campus of Turlock High School this month, but no need to grab a pitchfork. Given a closer look, the ogre is in fact Dutcher Middle School eighth grader Eli Covarrubias, who is busy perfecting lines and choreography with his peers for the school's production of "Shrek the Musical Jr." before opening night.

January 05, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Free GED program at MJC Community Education

Modesto Junior College Community Education is offering a free, student focused program to help people earn their General Education Diplomas.

January 05, 2017 | | Education


Turlock Unified looks to form Measure N, Measure O oversight committees

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees is hoping to form two citizen oversight committees by mid-February to monitor and report the expenditure of Measure N and Measure O bond proceeds, following their certification of election results Tuesday.

January 05, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Jane Harmon selected as YCCD Interim Chancellor

While Yosemite Community College District renews its search for the permanent replacement of former Chancellor Joan Smith, who revealed her intent to retire last year, the Board of Trustees announced their selection of Jane Harmon as Interim Chancellor.

January 03, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified, City to celebrate New Year with free meal for students, families

To help ensure that every student and their families receive a healthy meal to kick off the New Year, Turlock Unified School District and City of Turlock will host their second annual Farm to Family Feast on Wednesday with hopes of serving close to 800 free meals this year.

December 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced professor to be featured on PBS documentary

Those who tune in to explore the towering Himalayas during the season premiere of NOVA on PBS might see a similar face: that of University of California, Merced archaeology professor Mark Aldenderfer.

December 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local businesses provide Christmas to Fusion Charter students

While receiving a present for Christmas is a guaranteed and highly anticipated part of the holidays for most children in the community, the same cannot be said for many of Aspiranet's Fusion Charter students, whose financial situations might make it difficult to provide gifts for everyone in the family. However, the kindness and giving spirit of two Turlock businesses during an annual gift drive helped grant the wishes of over 60 students at the free public charter school just in time for the holidays.

December 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State receives grant funding to expand teacher prep programs

In an effort to mitigate the escalating teacher shortage in California and expand the number of teacher candidates earning STEM and bilingual credentials, Stanislaus State is positioned to develop an integrated four-year teaching credential program beginning in Fall of 2018 thanks to a grant from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

December 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local Black Student Unions gather as one

At high school and college campuses nationwide, the Black Student Union exists to provide a place for students of all ethnicities to join together and learn about black culture and issues. BSUs from eight different schools came together on Saturday at Turlock High School for the United Black Student Unions of California Central Region Leadership Roundtable, discussing topics of interest among the black community and encouraging each other to become better leaders on their campuses.

December 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock High students nominated to military service academies

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham announced this week the 2016 service academy nominees from California's 10th congressional district, and among the 25 nominated, two Turlock High School students have received the honor.

December 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State library unveils Modern Assyrian Heritage Collection

Surrounded by a region that has one of the largest concentrations of Assyrians in the United States, it was only fitting that Stanislaus State's University Library welcomed its very own Francis Sarguis Modern Assyrian Heritage Collection Wednesday among faculty, staff and the greater community.

December 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian welcomes community to new elementary campus

Turlock Christian Schools opened the doors to its new elementary campus during a Community Open House Thursday, giving hundreds of visitors their first look at the unique learning environment equipped with state-of-the-art technology and cutting edge classrooms.

December 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teacher recognized for educator excellence

Roselawn Continuation High School social science teacher Donnie Swanson not only met the social and skill requirements as the 2016 Outstanding Student in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program and recipient of Stanislaus State's Lenox Crystal Apple Award, but exceeded them.

December 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD approves pay increase for hourly Denair Charter Academy teachers

As financial conditions of Denair Unified School District continue to improve, the Board of Trustees made it clear Thursday that they are determined to restore every salary that was cut nearly four years ago after they unanimously approved a 2.2 percent pay increase for hourly Denair Charter Academy teachers - an amount that was deemed equivalent to restorations awarded to all certificated employees in May and November.

December 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Denair Unified receives grants to boost college, career readiness

Denair Unified School District will be busy over the next month finalizing how to spend two $75,000 College Readiness Block Grants - whether it's ...

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local elementary campuses receive school garden grants

The school garden at Walnut Elementary Education Center will receive some much needed upgrades after the elementary campus was selected as one of 44 schools ...

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman String Quartet to perform in Beatles, Rolling Stones showdown

Who is the greatest rock band of all time: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified sets aside another $3M for future growth needs

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $3 million for land acquisition and development during their last meeting to accommodate existing and future growth ...

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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