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Community colleges struggle with higher enrollment and fewer funds

If students at community colleges think the classrooms are crowded now, just wait till they see what it looks like a few years from now. At the same time that state funding for community colleges has decreased, the enrollment is rising at a rapid rate.

September 08, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Wakefield starts peer mediation program

Playing handball, climbing the jungle gym and jumping in the hopscotch squares is all a part of the fun at recess. Sometimes though, there can be a little rough housing or miscommunication on the playground that can lead to a conflict. This is where the Wildcat Rangers step in to help solve the problems.

September 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Local students show improvement in CAHSEE scores

California High School Exit Exam results were released Wednesday and Turlock's numbers are up by one percent.

September 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Free science lessons at MJC

The Science, Math and Engineering Division at Modesto Junior College will present two series of free science presentations as part of the Modesto Area Partners in Science programs and weekly Science Colloquiums.

September 04, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local schools to benefit from tobacco use prevention grant

The Stanislaus County Office of Education recently received $1.8 million in grants for their Tobacco Use Prevention Program from the California Department of Education. This money is to help educate students in sixth to12th grades about the negative health effects of smoking.

September 01, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Education


Turlock instructor wins big at State Fair

Turlock High agriculture teacher, Chad Russell, won the instructor sweepstakes at the California State Fair in August due to his students' success. All of his ag students won first place at the Fair, which gave their instructor the most points at the end to win his own prize. Russell won a plaque and $150.

September 01, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Education


Stanislaus dean resigns

California State University, Stanislaus Professor Nael Aly, who has served as the dean of the College of Business Administration for the last two years has resigned his position, according to university officials.

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local schools to benefit from tobacco use prevention grant

The Stanislaus County Office of Education recently received $1.8 million in grants for their Tobacco Use Prevention Program from the California Department of Education. This money is to help educate students in sixth to12th grades about the negative health effects of smoking.

September 01, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Education


TUSD hires consultant for special education program

In hopes of improving the special education program and reducing costs, the Turlock Unified School District hired the School Innovations and Advocacy, Inc. to be a consultant from Aug. 1 to June 30, 2010. TUSD trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to contract with SI & A.

September 01, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Education


Dear Mr. President

Students in Kristin Wilson's fourth grade class carefully followed the 2008 presidential elections. They watched the Presidential Inauguration as a class, and they discussed what they would like to see from their new president. They even wrote Barack Obama letters that offered suggestions on how he could improve the country.

August 29, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


CSU Stanislaus earns high ranking in West from U.S. News & World Report

For the 14th straight year, California State University, Stanislaus has been recognized as one of the country's top public universities in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best College" rankings.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Academy charts new path for alternative education

Cadets in full uniform sat perfectly still in their seats on the basketball court at John B. Allard School Thursday evening. Despite the scorching heat rising from the blacktop below them, these high school students didn't move a muscle, not even to wipe the sweat that was running down their faces.

August 29, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Retirees honored by school district

Sandi Sing walked across the stage of the Turlock High School Performing Arts Building amid applause, handshakes, and hugs from the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees.

August 25, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


CSUS students scramble to replace cut classes

With the start of the fall semester rapidly approaching, California State University, Stanislaus junior Amanda Crocker thought she was all ready for the first day of class. That was until she checked her e-mail and found out one of her required courses had been cut from the university's schedule.

August 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


School district plans for success

The first week of school is a hectic time in the Turlock Unified School District. Teachers have to finalize lesson plans and decorate classrooms; students have to find their classes and get back into the school spirit; and this year administrators have to find ways to follow the District's new strategic plan.

August 21, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


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Denair superintendent to leave at school year’s end

In an emotional Denair Unified School District Board meeting Thursday night, Aaron Rosander announced that after over four years of service he will not be ...

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Three competing for county Superintendent seat

The 2018 midterm election this November will mark the end of an era for Stanislaus County's current Superintendent of Schools, and the race for ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock mom furious after teacher injures son

A Turlock mother has pulled her son out of his Medeiros Elementary preschool classroom for fear of his safety after a teacher dragged him across ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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