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CSU system faces drastic cuts in enrollment, employees

The California State University system will likely enroll at least 10,000 fewer students and cut employees to meet a $550 million funding gap, according to a report delivered to the CSU Board of Trustees Tuesday.

March 22, 2011 | | Education


Math wiz

Alexander Aliaga, an eighth grader at Turlock Junior High School, took home the top spot in mathematics at the Stanislaus County Office of Education Academic Pentathlon last weekend. Aliaga competed in the "Honors" division for students who have a grade point average of 3.75 to 4.0. He answered questions for algebra 1 and geometry to earn his math title. He also took home a third place finish for language and literature. He led Turlock Junior High to third place overall at the competition.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Musical partnership

Students from Dutcher and Turlock Junior High schools teamed up to perform in front of a nearly sold out crowd at Pitman High School during the District Music Festival on Tuesday. More than 720 students throughout Turlock Unified School District will participate in the festival, which spans four shows in four nights this week.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Good citizen award

The Turlock chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented Hilmar Middle School student Alexandra Britton the DAR Good Citizenship Award on Friday. The Hilmar eighth grader was selected by several teachers who recognized her qualities in five categories: honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.

March 22, 2011 | | Education


Student overcomes loss of teacher, friend

For most high school seniors the start of their final year on campus is a time of excitement and determination for meeting their goal of graduation. For Denair High School senior Leina Mansilla the start of her senior year was a time of tragedy and confusion.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Cooking up a win

For Turlock High School, last year's Iron Chef loss to cross-town rival Pitman High was a bitter pill to swallow. This year, however, the Bulldogs took the lion's share of points and emerged the winner of the second annual Iron Chef Turlock, held Saturday evening at the Assyrian-American Civic Club.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Keyes girl knows keys to success start with education, commitment

At 11 years old MacKylah Miles has seen and overcome many obstacles in her life.

March 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Credit union doubles Merced College kids scholarships

Educational Employees Credit Union announced Thursday it will match scholarship contributions to Merced College's College for Kids program dollar-for-dollar up to $7,500.

March 18, 2011 | | Education


eCademy ready for state approval

Pending state approval, the eCademy at Crane charter school will open by the start of next school year for students in grade K-12.

March 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Local students earn ag scholarships

The future of agricultural education is strong thanks to 11 local college-bound students who intend to keep their talents in the ag community for the foreseeable future.

March 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pitman student overcomes language, cultural barriers to excel

Pitman senior Ziti Qin, 17, proves that where there's a will, there's a way.

March 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Wakefield siblings learned fairness in the home

March Character Counts Profile: Fairness

March 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


MJC students succeed in California Agriculture Leaders competition

Modesto Junior College students earned a first place team win in the College Bowl and numerous individual awards at the March 4 California Agriculture Leaders competition.

March 11, 2011 | | Education


Local students to compete in state finals for Odyssey of the Mind

Students from Dutcher Middle and Cunningham Elementary schools recently competed in the Odyssey of the Mind competition, earning spots in the State Finals to be held later this month in Brentwood. Odyssey of the Mind is an international competition that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.Cunningham students constructed an unhinged balsa wood structure 8 inches tall and 6 inches wide in the shape of a square. The structure held a 30-pound weight. Dutcher ...

March 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


EDUCATION: WISE LESSON

Nancy Haydock of the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center presented a horned owl to students at Wakefield Elementary School in Turlock. Haydock's presentation was part of Go Green Week, a partnership between the City of Turlock and The Turlock Unified School District.

March 11, 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


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