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Merced College raises fees

Merced College is increasing their tuition fees to $26 per unit to bring them in line with the state budget requirements.

August 07, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Retirement isn’t easy for school buses

Yellow school buses are as American as baseball and apple pie. Every morning during the school year these iconic symbols of the academic world roll down streets, lanes, and dirt roads to pick up waiting children. School buses are built to last, and many are still part of a district's fleet after 30 years of service. But what happens when a school bus is ready to retire? Where do these majestic vehicles go in their twilight years?

August 07, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Turlock Christian welcomes new superintendent

A new superintendent will be heading up Turlock Christian Schools this year, although, Sherman Glenn is no stranger to the district. He helped develop the mission statement for Turlock Christian Schools and has been counseling students on a limited basis over the past 25 years, when asked to do so by the district.

August 07, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


County Board of Education has a fair-ly good time

The Stanislaus County Board of Education made themselves available to answer questions at the Stanislaus County Fair on Monday. A few county residents took a break from corn dogs and the midway to ask questions of the board members and Tom Changnon, Stanislaus County superintendent of schools.

August 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Turlock High reaches out to Latino parents

Turlock High School is reaching out to Latino parents with a program called "Ya Es Tiempo." The one-day event will provide parents with all of the essential information they will need to send their children back to school.

August 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Cal Grants rise to meet higher fees

Student recipients of the Cal Grant will see an increase in their financial aid to offset the recent student fee increases enacted by the California State University Board of Trustees.

July 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Construction delayed on Mountain View gym

The new gym at Mountain View Middle School will be opening a few months later than expected. Students and community members will have to wait until December to use the new facilities, two months later than the expected October opening.

July 31, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


UC extends application deadline

The University of California, Merced has pushed back the undergraduate deadline to apply for Spring 2010 to Aug. 17.

July 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


University named Princeton ‘Best’

California State University, Stanislaus has been rated as one of the nation's best higher education institutions for the fourth straight year by The Princeton Review.

July 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Half million endowment for CSU Stanislaus

Ron Foster, President and CEO of Foster Farms, has contributed $500,000 to California State University, Stanislaus to fund The Foster Farms Endowed Chair in Business Economics with an emphasis in econometrics.

July 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Students get hands-on with math in summer program

Every student who has ever taken algebra in high school has probably asked the question; "When am I ever going to need this?" The High School Mathematics Access Program, sponsored by the office of mathematics grants at CSU Stanislaus, is answering that question during a four-week summer program.

July 28, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Future uncertain for K-12 education

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a California State budget solution on Tuesday that will solve $24.2 billion of the state's budget woes. The bulk of the budget deal is $16.1 billion in expenditure reductions, with the biggest cuts to education funding.

July 28, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


CSU Stanislaus braces for share of budget cuts

The $584 million budget deficit that has walloped the California State University system will translate into enrollment reduction, higher fees and "furlough Fridays" at the CSU Stanislaus campus.

July 24, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CSU faculty union agrees to furloughs; issues no confidence vote for chancellor

Members of the California Faculty Association have joined other unions in the California State University system in agreeing to take a two day a month furlough through the 2009-10 fiscal year.

July 24, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


TUSD trustees ‘just say go’ to school

Turlock High School will be rocking this school year, as local radio station KWIN will be broadcasting on-campus as part of the Turlock Unified School District's "Just Say Go" attendance campaign.

July 21, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


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UC Merced opens new 'green' building

University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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