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MJC interim classrooms near completion

With Modesto Junior College's Founders Hall closed through August 2011 for a long overdue renovation project, construction is wrapping up on an interim classroom facility known as "Pirates' Village."

August 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


More fall classes at CSU Stanislaus

CSU Stanislaus added more than 60 courses and class sections to its fall schedule on Thursday, thanks to an infusion of federal stimulus funds.The courses run the gamut from Introduction to Composition, to Advanced Business Law and Existentialism. Classes from 28 different fields have been added.Students have just three weeks to sign up for the new classes before Fall semester begins on Aug. 23. The semester concludes on Dec. 17 due to an extended 15-week length, up from the 13-week Fall semester of past years due to schedule changes related to replacing Winter Term with a three-week self-supported ...

August 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Spring CSU Stanislaus admissions

The application filing period for Spring 2011 California State University, Stanislaus hopefuls opened Sunday, but the lack of a state budget has left the college unsure of how many students it can afford to accept.Applicants will receive, at best, a conditional acceptance with no offer of admission until the CSU system learns more about the budget.The constitutional deadline for the governor and Legislature to adopt a budget passed on June 15. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers disagree on how to best close a $19.1 billion deficit, with Schwarzenegger refusing to sign a budget without state pension, tax ...

August 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Walnut administrators turn to cycling for fitness, outlet

Running two magnet programs at Walnut Elementary School takes some talent, but cycling for a minimum of 32 miles a week in addition to running a school, takes both dedication and endurance.

August 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Debely renovations right on track

There are just three more weeks and counting until the renovations at Joe Debely Stadium will be complete and ready just in time for the first football game on Aug. 27. The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees took a tour of the almost complete stadium on Tuesday to view the recently finished football field. The artificial turf field is already set up for some football games with everything installed with the soccer and football lines already painted. Installation of the all-weather track will begin today is expected to take a couple of weeks. New goal posts were also ...

July 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Karl Rove to speak at UC Merced

A third speaker with ties to the White House will be speaking at the University of California, Merced in October in an event coordinated by university students.

July 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Palin paid $75,000 to speak at Stanislaus

The California State University, Stanislaus Foundation revealed Friday that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was paid $75,000 to speak at the June 25 50th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser.

July 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Local student gets dose of the military life

As a junior at Turlock High School, Devin Day has already taken some major leaps to jump start his future endeavors after his high school days are finished.

July 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock educator competes for state Teacher of the Year title

Creative lesson plans in her college marketing class sparked Dennis Earl Elementary teacher Kristen Leigh's successful teaching career that has landed her a spot in the 2010 California Teacher of the Year competition.

July 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Fun with chemistry

Students in Koni Stone's Chemistry in the Classroom course at California State University, Stanislaus took their turn as teachers on Friday afternoon. They demonstrated easy science experiments that can be done with household products to kids in the Turlock Recreation Department's summer camp at Pitman High School. The CSU Stanislaus students taught the campers all about molecules and guided them through the experiments. For some of these future teachers, this was a first-time experience with leading younger kids. Service learning projects are designed to give university students hands-on experience and real-world learning while they volunteer in the community.

July 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Young writers hone their skills at summer camp

For many middle school students, writing is a task best relegated to the school year. Putting pen to paper is a homework chore, not a leisure time activity.

July 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD makes changes in special education

Two big changes are working their way into the special education department in the Turlock Unified School District starting with the 2010/2011 school year in an effort to better meet the needs of the students.

July 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Hilmar Cheese Company donates to UC Davis milk processing research facility

The Hilmar Cheese Company announced last week it would donate $250,000 to aid in the construction of the new August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.

June 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced students return from Harvard

The inaugural, weeklong, Harvard University-based Latino Leadership Initiative has come to an end and the six UC Merced students chosen to attend have returned to the Central Valley.

June 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced names new Dean of Engineering

The University of California, Merced named E. Daniel Hirleman, currently head of Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering, as the new UC Merced Dean of Engineering on Monday. Hirleman will assume his post on Oct. 1.

June 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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County education office receives settlement from Office Depot

A recent settlement approved by a California judge has rewarded the Stanislaus County Office of Education with $164,271 from Office Depot, after the store was found to have violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging California government entities for office and classroom supplies.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modernization projects exhaust school bond funds

Modernization has been the buzzword throughout Turlock Unified School District as numerous school sites have undergone construction in one way or another, all thanks in part to bond funding from Measure Y and Measure Z.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair charts new path for elementary education

The Denair Unified School District is looking to pull from the strengths of its existing traditional elementary school and Denair Academic Avenues, a charter school formed in 2010, by creating a brand new primary charter program.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD enlists transportation services of Storer

After soliciting bids from quailed pupil transportation companies in the region, Denair Unified School has turned to Storer Coachways in an effort to provide drivers to operate four of the District's buses for the remainder of the school year.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to offer Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017

Modesto Junior College can finally breathe easier as it has been selected as one of the 15 California Community Colleges to pilot four-year bachelor degrees as early as 2017.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion proposal met with criticism

Turlock Unified School District's proposal to expand Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's dual immersion program took many parents and community members by surprise last week, as was demonstrated by a packed Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

January 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has a new local target: high school juniors.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CSU Stanislaus, UC Merced recognized for community engagement

In a region where it is hard to decipher between a university and the community it serves, it comes as no surprise that both California State University, Stanislaus and University of California, Merced have been recognized for their community outreach with the Carnegie Foundation's 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD to discuss Osborn expansion options

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider making some major changes to the Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy at their next meeting on Tuesday.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Spaces left by monumental TUSD trees to be filled

The spaces left by the immense American Elm trees in front of the Turlock Unified District Office, which were sentenced to removal due to disease, will soon be filled with new trees that will hopefully carry on the historical integrity of their antecedents.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with network infrastructure upgrade

Although Turlock Unified School District students could soon be enjoying higher connection speeds, the achievement of such a technological upgrade is understandably not as speedy.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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