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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


CSU student fees take 20 percent hike

In the wake of waning state monetary support, the California State University Board of Trustees took action Tuesday to close a $584 million budget gap and voted to raise student fees by an unprecedented 20 percent.

July 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


College students make science fun

Students at Osborn Elementary love to get their hands dirty in the name of science. Fourth graders in Celia Montes' class got the opportunity to do just that when they made their own play dough molecules on Wednesday.

July 10, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Budget woes force admissions freeze

In the wake of a projected $584 million budget deficit, the California State University system has taken the drastic step of closing all winter and spring admissions for 2010.

July 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


EDUCATION: SUMMER SCIENCE

About two dozen sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students put their brains to work for the annual Math and Science Prep Camp at California State University, Stanislaus.

July 03, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


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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


MJC offers county's first addiction counseling program

As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program's state licensing exam. Once licensed, students can apply their knowledge and expertise to help individuals who are battling addictions.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD hopes increased rate of pay will draw in more substitute teachers

At their first regular board meeting of the school year, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an increase to the daily and long term rate of pay for substitute teachers in hopes of attracting more eligible educators to Denair schools.

August 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trash goes high tech at UC Merced

University of California, Merced is taking trash collection to the next level by incorporating new high-tech, solar-powered receptacles onto their campus.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut teacher wins national Environmental Education award

Walnut Elementary teacher Bret Sutterly has taken the 'Go Green' message to heart in his classroom and his efforts have been recognized on a national level.

August 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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