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TUSD students raise $27k for children with heart disease

Thirty children will have the opportunity to attend a summer session of Camp Taylor, a camp for children with heart disease, thanks to the efforts of the Turlock Unified School District students who raised $27,400 through a coin drive.

February 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Olympic inspiration

Denair Academic Avenues charter school students were treated to an inspirational morning assembly on Friday as local Olympian Ali Cox spoke about her experience rowing in the 2004 Summer Olympics. A silver medalist in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and a gold medal world champion among other accomplishments, Cox stressed the four key elements to her success to the students: setting goals, working hard, being a good teammate, as well as being focused and prepared. Cox chose four excited students to wear her memorabilia from the significant rowing years of her career, from her time at the University of San ...

February 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Evolving Education: Online college courses require attention for the future

First it was chalkboards, then it was white boards and now it is online message boards. The face of education is changing.

February 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut Elementary wins $10,000 through national competition

Money doesn't grow on trees, but it can be won with them.

February 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


National FFA Week highlights local ag industry

High school students of the local chapters of the Future Farmers of America contribute year round to the agriculture industry in their community, but once a year there is a special time to highlight these students' efforts: National FFA week.

February 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


THS students well-tuned for musical future

It all started with the flute for Martín Acosta and Rachel Hawkes, standout members of the Turlock High School Band.

February 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Functional and Fun: CSUS Science Day draws hundreds

Local families got hands-on with science on Saturday, as California State University, Stanislaus opened its campus for an all-day event that featured biology, geology and even zombies.

February 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Free African American educational conference at MJC

Modesto Junior College is hosting an African American Educational Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1, in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on the West Campus.

February 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


MJC expansion to Turlock in the works

Local Modesto Junior College student may have access to closer resources as development for a site in Turlock is on the horizon.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


New superintendent aims to put DUSD back on the map

As the Denair Unified School District continues to work toward healing the relationship between the teachers association and district leadership, evident by a recent deal struck between the two after over a year of negotiations, there is a new key factor that will serve as an agent of even more change in the 'new Denair' : Aaron Rosander.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS Wellness Fair a healthy place to start for students

Thriving in school requires more than academic success: It takes mental, physical and emotional wellness to succeed inside and outside of the classroom, and California State University, Stanislaus students are benefiting from wellness resources on campus that aim to help each student do their personal best.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS Science Day fun for the entire family

Families looking for activities to do in the post-holiday phase of winter won't have to look far as California State University, Stanislaus is hosting their Third Annual Science Day.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


MJC removed from probation status

Modesto Junior College received some good news recently as the college was removed from probation status and was reaffirmed accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

February 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Inaugural LCAP committee charts course for TUSD spending

Turlock Unified School District is undergoing transition as it implements a new state funding practice, the Local Control Funding Formula, which places more spending control in the hands of the local districts and is based on specific considerations such as increasing resources for students with greater need, specifically low-income students, English learners, and foster youth.

February 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut students seek video votes

Local community members still have time to vote for Walnut Elementary in the Scotties Trees Rock video competition to help the elementary school increase its chances for a shot at the $10,000 grand prize. Having recently dropped from first to second place among 12 national contestants, Walnut Elementary needs the community to support by logging onto www.scottiestreesrock.com and voting for Walnut's third grade classes video titled "Hug a Tree."

February 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Academic decathlon to put local students to the test

Known as the "biggest academic event for local schools," the 36th annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon will kick off this weekend with a two-day series ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State begins search for new president

Following current Stanislaus State President Joseph F. Sheley's retirement announcement in November, the California State University Board of Trustees will hold an open forum ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified approves salary increase, greater benefits cap for teachers

After months of negotiations that at one time ended in an impasse, Turlock Unified School District has officially reached an agreement with the over 700 ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Senator Bill Bradley to speak at Stanislaus State

A United States Senator, Olympic gold medalist, Rhodes Scholar, two-time NBA champion and former presidential candidate will speak at Stanislaus State this month as part ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modesto Junior College in running for $1 million Aspen Prize

The achievements of Modesto Junior College are undeniable after the school was named as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges to be ...

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Charter principal to resign at end of school year to raise family

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy Principal Sara Michelena announced her intent to resign at the end of the school year, her dedication to making sure ...

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman High to start up new computer science class

Pitman High School will program students with the knowledge they need for a career in computer science beginning next year with "Exploring Computer Science AB ...

January 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


More setbacks prompt Turlock Unified to delay gym completion date, increase project budget

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees were willing-but not all too delighted-to approve another increase to the budget for the girls ...

January 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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