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Student journalists rack up awards

Modesto Junior College journalists garnered five awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges of Northern California for work on the Pirates' Log, their student newspaper.

November 13, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Grant to assist Hispanic education

Hispanic education will receive a boost locally, as the U.S. Department of Education awarded a $230,000 grant to CSU Stanislaus.

November 13, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced uses sun to go green

The University of California, Merced welcomed a new 8.5-acre, 1-megawatt solar array this week. Almost 5,000 solar panels will track the sun to provide 20 percent of the campus' annual electricity needs, rising to two-thirds of the campus' energy on sunny summer days.

November 13, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Sacramento seeks applicants for government fellowships

Four California State University, Sacramento fellowships offer a chance to work as a full-time staff member in the California State Assembly, Senate, Executive Branch or within the California court system.

November 13, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


National Guard visits local elementary school

Brown Elementary School celebrated Veteran's Day on Friday with the help of the California Army National Guard who landed a UH60 Black Hawk helicopter right on campus. Along for the demonstration were an LMTV truck and a high mobility multi-wheeled vehicle. All of this was possible with the help of kindergartner Bradley Williams parents' Major Douglas Williams and Catalina Williams, who are both active in the Army. Each student got to sit in the vehicles and helicopter with designated times for each class to experience the Army way of life.

November 13, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Keyes Elementary breaks ground for new classrooms

Third grade students learned a new vocabulary word for the week, "concrete," as the foundation for the new classroom buildings was being set on Tuesday.

November 13, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD pursues funding for sidewalks, safety training

Students who walk to school in the Turlock Unified School District could soon be a little bit safer, thanks to the Safe Routes to School program.

November 13, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Budget forces CSU enrollment cut despite increase in applications

Even as the California State University system receives more applications than ever before, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed announced Tuesday that ongoing budget cuts will force a 40,000 reduction in students, system-wide, over the next three years.

November 10, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Faculty to hold no confidence vote for university president

A question now lies before the more than 300 members of the California State University, Stanislaus general faculty: 'Do you have confidence in CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani?'

November 10, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock Christian embraces new online trend in journalism

Students in Lynne Thompson's journalism class at Turlock Christian High School recently took a step into the current media trend, converting their paper and ink TCS Tribune into a news Web site.

November 10, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


First place for MJC speech and debate

The Modesto Junior College speech and debate team claimed first place among community colleges in the Kevin Towhy Memorial Speech Tournament, held Oct. 23-25 at Diablo Valley College. MJC defeated 14 Northern California community colleges for the honor.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Legless CSU Stanislaus student author to celebrate Veterans Day

CSU Stanislaus Social Work grad student Derek McGinnis lost his left leg and suffered serious brain and hand injuries, shrapnel wounds, and burns when a suicide bomber attacked his Naval unit in Iraq. From 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the veteran, author, and student will participate in the "Support Our Troops" information table program at CSU Stanislaus, at the "Thank a Veteran" booth in front of the Vasche Library Building.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


More students want to attend Turlock schools, fewer students are leaving

With school district funding dependent upon the number of students attending school, inter-district transfers can be quite troublesome when a large number of students elect to go to school in a town other than where they live.

November 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus to offer Degree Completion Program in Tracy

To help working professionals earn their degrees, CSU Stanislaus will begin a Tracy-based Bachelor's Degree Completion Program in January 2010, through their College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Office of Extended Education.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Stanislaus seeks applicants for Stockton-based Educational Doctorate Program

The California State University, Stanislaus Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program will soon accept its third cohort of doctoral candidates. Classes will be held at the CSU Stanislaus-Stockton Center, beginning in June 2010. The priority deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2010.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


The changing landscape of science in the classroom

When pre-service teachers in Iris Haapanen's credential course at California State University, Stanislaus sought out local classrooms in which to observe science lessons as part of their compulsory coursework, the task proved more challenging than expected.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Osborn students find the right beat in ballet folklorico

Michelle Carillo began traditional Mexican dancing, or ballet folklorico, at five years old when her grandmother took her to the Santa Clara County Fair and signed her up to dance with a group. She continued dancing until she was 16 and while she enjoyed expressing herself through dance, she did not imagine that one day she would help other children enjoy the same cultural experience she did as a child.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher geometry students have formula for success

Dutcher Middle School students Joven Hundal, Erika Gonzalez and Neema Arishida have many things in common: they have all performed perfectly on the mathematics portion of the California Standards Test, they all have 4.0 grade point averages and they all placed in the annual Mathematics Superbowl competition through the Stanislaus Math Council.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD bans sugary treats in schools

The days of parents swinging by their child's classroom with a large pink box of cupcakes on their little one's birthday are gone as the Turlock Unified School District recently updated its Wellness Policy to prohibit sugary treats in the classroom.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Spring break math camp available for local students

Professor Viji Sundar of California State University, Stanislaus claims that doing math is more fun than eating ice cream and aims to teach children this approach at her annual math camp.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Expo offers junior high students look into future choices

Lunchtime at Turlock Junior High School on Thursday was more than a reprieve from the classroom for a quick bite to eat, as it was also a chance for students to consider their future in a fun and interactive environment at the Gifted and Talented Education Club College and Career Expo.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Every 15 Minutes a harrowing experience

When Officer Joey Cardenas delivered mock death notifications to parents of Delhi High School students on Tuesday as part of the anti-drunk driving Every 15 Minutes program, it was a very real experience for him personally, the parent of a former participant.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students blend science, arts in Walnut ‘SMart Fair’

While elementary students are used to receiving instruction, the tables turned for some sixth graders at Walnut Elementary on Wednesday as they delivered lesson plans to fellow students as part of the school's inaugural "SMart Fair."

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Final LCAP review open to TUSD parents and community

The Turlock Unified School District has been undergoing a lot of change lately, from the structure of how funds are received to the curriculum being taught. The transitional state is bound to raise questions for parents who can fortunately be a part of the conversation through the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local student meets TPD police chief

KCody Rogers has faced several challenges in his 10 short years including attending seven different schools across two states. However, he has recently reached a stable level of excellence at Julien Elementary School where he was treated to an inspiring experience on Thursday: meeting the Turlock Police Department Police Chief Robert Jackson and receiving an inspirational achievement award plaque.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher students bring Civil War history to life

History is not just what is written in books; it is lived everyday and for local middle school students, sometimes relived. Dutcher Middle School eighth grade students dove head first into an interactive approach to the Civil War period on Wednesday by dressing in period clothing and reenacting daily activities of late 19th century America.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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