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TUSD sees improvement in exit exam pass rates

The Turlock Unified School District has reached a significant turning point as the latest rounds of California High School Exit Exam results were released.

August 09, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Round-Up Week helps students transition to new schools

For many freshmen the first day of high school can be a scary, intimidating experience. A new school, a bigger campus and hundreds of news kids and teachers can make even the most confident teen have an anxiety attack. The same can also be said for many junior high students.

August 09, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU Stanislaus named among best colleges for sixth-straight year

For the sixth consecutive year, California State University, Stanislaus has been named among the best undergraduate colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.

August 05, 2011 | | Education


UC Merced announces first med school class

The University of California, Merced, in partnership with the UC Davis School of Medicine, announced this week the first cohort of students for the UC Merced Valley Program in Medical Education.

July 22, 2011 | | Education


TUSD Assistant Superintendant takes the helm at Newman-Crows Landing District

Turlock Unified School District announced Thursday that it will be losing one of its longest-tenured administrators on Aug. 1. Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Edward Felt resigned his position Thursday morning during a special Board of Trustees meeting.

July 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU Stanislaus, Kaiser Permanente to partner

Beginning this year, Kaiser Permanente's Richmond-based School of Allied Health Sciences will offer sonography, phlebotomy, and radiography programs at the California State University, Stanislaus Stockton Center.

July 19, 2011 | | Education


Summer program gives students a second chance at success

The graduating seniors of 2006 were the first class in the state required to take and pass the California High School Exit Exam.

July 19, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSUS lays off employees; more cuts possible

The effects of state budget cuts trickled down to California State University, Stanislaus on Monday, as the university announced it will lay off eight permanent employees and reduce the hours of four others, shifting them to a 10-month working year.

July 19, 2011 | | Education


UC students to see additional 9.6 percent tuition increase

Following in the footsteps of the California State University system, the University of California Board of Regents on Thursday approved a tuition increase in response to massive state budget cuts.

July 15, 2011 | | Education


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


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Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

After nine years of teaching students, Brian LaFountain will now lead them as the new principal of Denair Charter Academy.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


CSUS School of Nursing receives funding to aid forgivable loans

In order to address a shortage in the nursing workforce, the Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded Stanislaus State funding to help ensure the ...

July 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


THS students return from trip to Germany

What started out as curiosity for Turlock High School student Elisha Coleman resulted in the trip of a lifetime when he and 13 other THS ...

July 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Operation Backpack aims to supply county's at-risk students

While the calendar may show it's still the middle of summer, for many children it's time to prepare for the next school year ...

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


UC Merced growth plan gets approval

The University of California, Merced, received final approval from the UC Board of Regents Thursday for an expansion plan that will nearly double the physical ...

July 21, 2016 | | Education


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