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Autism program helps students develop skills for traditional classroom learning

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine out of 1,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with autism. Autism Speaks, a non-profit autism advocacy and awareness campaign says one in every 110 children, and 1 in 70 boys, are affected by autism. According to Autism Speaks, autism is now "more common that childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined."

October 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD joins lawsuit against State of California

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Sonny Da Marto joined a coalition of education officials who filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State of California in San Francisco Superior Court.

September 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


THS debaters earn eloquent victories

Turlock High School's Speech and Debate team continued its complete dominance of opposing teams at a recent tournament.

September 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Earl students share classes, lunch with loving adults

Earl Elementary School had a packed campus on Wednesday as hundreds of parents and adult loved ones joined students during the 12th annual "Loving Adults Day."

September 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


MBA program answer to career advancement for some

Busy business people oftentimes need an advanced degree – the notorious Masters of Business Administration – to move ahead in their competitive careers.

September 30, 2011 | | Education


Local MJC students win big in dairy cattle judging

The Modesto Junior College Dairy Cattle Judging team took home the top spot in their division at the 43rd Annual Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging contest held Sept. 19 at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock High kicks of homecoming 2011

Turlock High School kicked off its 2011 homecoming week on Monday during a lunch time rally. This year's theme is board games. Monday's theme was Scrabble and students wore T-shirts with letters.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD looks to improve classroom technology

The Turlock Unified School District has an eye toward the future of technology in the classroom.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Chatom offers rural families after-school alternatives

At Chatom Elementary, a rural school west of Turlock, students can't exactly walk home from school like thousands in urban and suburban areas do every day. In fact, according to Principal Chanda Rowley, the small school doesn't even have a bike rack.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Stanislaus announces new faculty

CSU Stanislaus will welcome 31 new full-time faculty members this school year, 22 of those appointments coming in tenured or tenure track positions.

September 23, 2011 | | Education


Local colleges receive federal grant funding

Modesto Junior College, California State University, Stanislaus, and Merced College will all receive millions in federal grant funding, the schools announced this week, due to their designation as Hispanic Serving Institutions.

September 23, 2011 | | Education


EDUCATION: PARENT-TEACHER NIGHT

Medeiros and Earl elementary schools held parent informational meetings Thursday night. The purpose of the meetings was to communicate to parents what the standards and expectations are for students and to discuss strategies and tools parents can use to increase student success in the classroom. Medeiros Principal Jennifer Yacoub said parents this year are very eager to help. Both parent meetings had activities to keep children busy while parents hit the classrooms.

September 23, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock Unified School District Board moves to new digs

The Turlock Unified School District held its first Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday at the district's new Professional Development Center located at the eCademy Charter at Crane campus.

September 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Columbine victim challenges Turlock students to show kindness, compassion

Rachel Scott had a premonition she was going to die young. She knew it so much that she would even tell friends and family it would happen. Rachel also knew that her words would change the world.

September 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Independence celebration

Students from Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's Ballet Folklorico performed a Mexican dance during the 16 de Septiembre Celebration held Friday at the school. Hundreds of families attended the event, which featured student dancing, traditional clothing, tamales, ice cream, corn on the cob and cold drinks. The event began at Osborn last year to celebrate Mexico's Independence Day.

September 16, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Hilmar students master social graces during annual Etiquette Day

Nearly 200 seventh graders walked the red carpet at Hilmar Middle School Wednesday and it wasn't just their dashing attire that caught the eyes ...

February 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified approves $150,000 in grant funding for college, career readiness

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved spending two $75,000 grants on Advanced Placement, college prep and intervention programs at Denair ...

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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