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CSU students to see fee hike, once again

Tuition at California State University campuses will rise once again, increasing $294 per semester for full-time undergraduates.

July 12, 2011 | | Education


Pitman High student receives national scholarship

The Association of Distinguished Americans announced that it has awarded a $4,000 scholarship to Omar Valencia of Pitman High School, a 2011 graduate. Valencia was one of 34 outstanding high school students in California.

July 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Merced College reaccredited, faces warning

Merced College will retain its accreditation, but has been issued a "warning" by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges until it addresses three recommendations issued in March.

July 08, 2011 | | Education


MJC announces new transfer degrees

Two new Modesto Junior College associates degrees will give students priority consideration at California State University campuses, when applying to similar programs.

July 01, 2011 | | Education


UC Merced enrollment sets new record

In the fall, the largest freshman class ever will walk through the halls of the University of California, Merced.

July 01, 2011 | | Education


eCademy charter coming along

Crane School's make-over is moving right along, as the previous site of pre-school and Head Start classes becomes a modern technology-centered charter academy. The eCademy is the Turlock Unified School District's first charter school and will offer four academic programs including K-12 homeschooling, 7-12 independent study, 9-12 online distance learning through the e2020 program, and 9-12 credit recovery (through e2020). e2020 is an online program where students will be able to log onto their NetBooks (which are given free of charge to all students enrolled at eCademy) from anywhere at any time and do their homework, lesson plans ...

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD board passes trustee district map

The Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) Board of Trustees passed a resolution officially establishing seven trustee districts during a special board meeting Monday night.

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Vanguard Cadets Corps marches through Denair

The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Corps, a world-renowned world champion youth marching and performance band based in Santa Clara, practiced their routine at the Denair High School football stadium on Thursday night before heading to a competition in Clovis on Friday. This is the second year in a row the Vanguard Cadets have used the Denair stadium to practice their routine. Corps Director Robert Nieves said the Denair community and school district is incredibly supportive and welcoming.

June 24, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Summer writing project spurs young minds

Modesto mother Julie Nomof has observed her children grow from already superior writers to extraordinary writers, something she whole-heartedly attributes to the role of the Great Valley Writing Project's Young Writers Workshop in her children's educational experiences.

June 24, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Free summer meals program benefits hundreds of local children

For Laura Valladolid, mother to 3-year-old Miranda, the free breakfast and lunch program at Wakefield Elementary helps keep her daughter's belly full and her spirits high.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Mobile agriculture classroom to visit area schools

Ag In Motion, a 53-foot state-of-the-art mobile trailer classroom, is scheduled for its public unveiling today at The National Ag Science Center in Modesto.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Local schools finalists in Governor’s Challenge

The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports announced Tuesday that Osborn Elementary in Turlock and Denair Middle School in Denair are two of the 12 school finalists in the Gold Country Region and 116 schools state-wide that have been named finalists in the 2011 Governor's Challenge Competition.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district reinstates 6th grade camp funding

Last year, in a remarkable display of cooperation and commitment parents and schools raised more than $200,000 to send about 1,000 Turlock Unified School District sixth graders camp.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD consolidates district services to one building

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees recently announced the acquisition of a warehouse facility for the relocation and consolidation of district services.

June 14, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar earns top grades in WASC accreditation

After a thorough review of its programs and practices by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Hilmar High School has been awarded a full six-year term of accreditation, the longest available.

June 14, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Stanislaus students experience the real south during 'Alternative Spring Break'

At nearly every bend in the roads they took in Alabama, nine Stanislaus State students were reminded they weren't in California anymore.

April 29, 2016 | | Education


Two Turlock educators named finalists for Teachers of the Year

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced the 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year finalists on Tuesday, with 12 ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced receives $5 million for Interdisciplinary Research Center

The National Science Foundation presented researchers at the University of California, Merced, with a $5 million grant for an Interdisciplinary Research Center. The new center ...

April 28, 2016 | | Education


Walnut Speech Faire provides more than just competition

Students at Walnut Elementary had the chance to make their voices heard at the school's sixth annual Walnut Speech Faire. The faire offered 60 ...

April 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Medeiros Elementary celebrates 10th anniversary

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary School celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday with an emotional ceremony that celebrated the school's namesake and looked back at the ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local student receives trapshooting scholarship

Since age 11, Hilmar High School student Josh Lopes has had a passion for trapshooting. He spent his days shooting at clay pigeons with his ...

April 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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