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MJC to host annual African-American Education Conference

A high school basketball coach who benched his entire team in hopes of getting them to improve their grades and whose story was the inspiration behind the 2005 film "Coach Carter" will be the keynote speaker during Modesto Junior College's upcoming African-American Education Conference

February 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Ag Department hosts first StanFresh Market of the season

Students of the Agricultural Studies Department at California State University, Stanislaus don't just learn the theory of sustainable crop production, distribution and management, they also get real-world experience with programs like the StanFresh Market.

February 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


School district committee votes to keep territory in Denair Unified

After months of anticipation, the gymnasium at Denair Middle School erupted in applause following the Committee of School District Organization's decision to reject a Turlock housing developer's petition to redraw the boundary line between Denair Unified School District and Turlock Unified School District.

February 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified votes to extend eCademy Charter

Following a public hearing filled solely with praise for eCademy Charter at Crane School, a five year extension for the charter school was unanimously approved on Tuesday by the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees.

February 16, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Education


Grant aims to fund dreams of local students

With a mission to make dreams real for school-aged children in Stanislaus County through programs that enrich and stimulate their minds and bodies, as well as teach values through service learning, the Make Dreams Real Endowment announced the opening for this year's grant application period.

February 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Presentation on aging, chronic disease

The Modesto Area Partners in Science will offer the free presentation "Aging and Chronic Disease – A View from the Aging Side" by TEDx speaker Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., biologist, CEO and president of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. The free event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, at 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

February 16, 2016 | | Education


Accrediting committee applauds Denair Charter Academy

Following a Western Association of Schools and Colleges mid cycle report and review, Denair Charter Academy principal Dawn Allen breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as she revealed the committee found more commendations than recommendations following their two-day visit to the charter school.

February 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State hosts Science Day

Stanislaus State will present its Fifth Annual Science Day free to the public today. The open-house environment will feature activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Naraghi Hall of Science, the Science 1 Building and the greenhouse. There will also be tours of the Trans California Pathway, an outdoor arboretum featuring plant communities native to a transect of California from the Central Valley to the High Sierra. With more than 20 activities available, students and their families will be provided with a "Passport to Science" booklet to track their activities throughout the day.

February 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Dennis Earl pilots ‘Comfort Corners’ for troubled students

While the words "go to the corner" are oftentimes the precursor to a form of punishment for rebellious students acting up in the classroom, going to the corner at Dennis Earl Elementary School holds an entirely different meaning.

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State engages in month-long dialogue on equity, diversity

Key leaders from Stanislaus State and the City of Turlock gathered for a roundtable discussion on Friday that celebrated diversity and encouraged inclusivity both on campus and throughout the city.

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Committee to make decision on school district boundary line

The verdict whether or not to redraw the boundary line between Denair Unified School District and Turlock Unified School District, which would send potential Denair students to Turlock, will come down to the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization on Wednesday following a third and final public hearing.

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Congressional competition gives students chance to display art at U.S. Capitol

Local students with an artistic ability fit for the United States Capitol will have the opportunity to showcase their talent during the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, an annual art contest that presents student artists with the opportunity to have their artwork displayed in Washington D.C.

February 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified appoints Trevethan as Superintendent

Turlock Unified School District is positioned to continue the success seen in a new era of leadership following the Board of Trustees' decision to remove the interim status of Superintendent Dana Salles Trevethan's title, effective through June 30.

February 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High NJROTC cadet receives $180,000 scholarship

Within months of graduating Turlock High School, senior Colby McCann has two dreams he aims to pursue, and thanks to a four-year $180,000 Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) scholarship, he won't have to choose between the two.

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman business leaders advance to state competition

Nearly 500 students from the Future Business Leaders of America met at Pitman High School on Saturday for the Central Section FBLA Leadership Conference, an annual event that pits young minds against each other during a day filled with competitions ranging from written objective tests to performance events.

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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TUSD partners with university to jump-start college educations

Following the Turlock Unified School District's success with the program during the previous two school years, the district is once again partnering with Stanislaus ...

August 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Test scores show improvement in state, TUSD

The results from the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress were released by the California Department of Education this week ...

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Donations help THS generate increased interest in STEM program

A recent donation to the Turlock High School Engineering Technology/STEM Program has provided both state-of-the-art 3D printers and has boosted students' interest in the ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State welcomes incoming freshmen

In preparation for the beginning of the fall semester today, Stanislaus State held its first Freshman Convocation since 2004 on Monday, welcoming 800 incoming freshmen ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock stadium out of commission as football season begins

The Pitman High football team has a lot more to worry about than just putting in a good performance for their season opening game on ...

August 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


University professor’s book on Chicago theatre gaining attention

Stanislaus State Theatre professor John Mayer has accumulated acclaim on the stage and is now finding success in the written word form.

August 18, 2016 | | Education


Move-In Day kicks off Welcome Week for Stanislaus State students

Suitcases, boxes and hugs were aplenty in and around the dorm rooms of Stanislaus State on Wednesday, as students said their final goodbyes to family ...

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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