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Top spellers earn accolades

Mountain View eighth grader Samuel Kaminski and Denair Middle School seventh grader Zach Ramaley each earned silver medal honors at the Stanislaus County Office of Education Junior High Spelling Championship held Nov. 17 in Modesto. Jocelyn Ramirez, a seventh grader at Mountain View earned a gold medal for her spelling prowess. She placed 14 out of 44 students. Some of the words spelled at the spelling bee were neurasthenia, panacea and osmosis.

November 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Charter schools growing statewide

California charter public schools grew significantly this 2011-12 school year, opening at high numbers statewide, and serving more students and families in both urban and rural areas, according to data released by the California Charter Schools Association.

November 25, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


UC Merced chancellor issues statement on protests

In response to police crackdowns on student protests across the University of California system– in particular, an incident where peaceful protestors were pepper sprayed at UC Davis – UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland issued the following statement this week:

November 25, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


MJC presidential search down to four finalists

The search to replace former Modesto Junior College President Gaither Loewenstein has narrowed to just four candidates, with open forums scheduled for Dec. 5-8 in advance of a final decision.

November 25, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Spelling champs

Turlock Junior High School seventh grader Allison Behrens finished sixth overall out of 44 participants at the Stanislaus County Office of Education Junior High Spelling Championship held last Thursday in Modesto. Behrens was a gold medal winner and TJHS eighth grader Colby McCann took home a silver medal. Some of the words spelled from the spelling bee were neurasthenia, panacea and osmosis.

November 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Dinner is served

The Stanislaus Military Academy at John B. Allard School in Turlock held a Thanksgiving feast on campus Tuesday - complete with pineapple and bacon turkey. Administration said it was held to promote a family atmosphere amongst cadets, teachers and staff.

November 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Local second graders get up close with season’s favorite bird

Students in Mr. Munoz's second grade class will have a much better understanding of their Thanksgiving turkey this year, thanks to a class field trip to Wellsford Ranch in Modesto. The class from Sisk Elementary School had the unique opportunity to tour a Foster Farms turkey ranch on Thursday.

November 18, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


CSU tuition increases … again

California State University students can expect another, 9 percent tuition increase beginning fall 2012, following a 9-6 vote by CSU trustees behind closed doors on Wednesday.

November 18, 2011 | | Education


Fresno Pacific opens doors in Merced

Valley residents who seek higher education now have another option in the growing list of opportunities in the area.

November 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Punjabi Student of the Month

Amanjot Bains

November 18, 2011 | | Education


UC Merced to host conference on youth

UC Merced researchers will look to bring their knowledge to bear in helping Merced County's youth through a Dec. 2 conference.

November 18, 2011 | | Education


CSU Stanislaus student wins Business Case Study Competition

Karina Avila, a human resources management student at California State University, Stanislaus, was named winner of the Circle of Change Leadership Conference Business Case Competition.

November 18, 2011 | | Education


CSU Stanislaus professors' work part of new visitor center

Nearly 20 years of research by scientists, including members of the California State University, Stanislaus Department of Biological Sciences, was featured in the recent opening of the new San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex Visitor Center and headquarters near Los Banos.

November 18, 2011 | | Education


Stanislaus administration, faculty strife focus of accreditation team visit

A special follow-up visit from a collegiate accreditation firm found California State University, Stanislaus has made significant progress addressing leadership, program review, and learning assessment issues which arose during the accreditation process, according to those present at the visit team's exit meeting on Nov. 8.

November 15, 2011 | | Education


California Postsecondary Education Commission to close doors

The California Postsecondary Education Commission, the state's independent agency for higher education policy planning, research and analysis, will close its doors on Friday. The commission's funding for 2011-12 was eliminated by Governor Jerry Brown in a line item budget veto on June 30.

November 15, 2011 | | Education


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Donations help THS generate increased interest in STEM program

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August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State welcomes incoming freshmen

In preparation for the beginning of the fall semester today, Stanislaus State held its first Freshman Convocation since 2004 on Monday, welcoming 800 incoming freshmen ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock stadium out of commission as football season begins

The Pitman High football team has a lot more to worry about than just putting in a good performance for their season opening game on ...

August 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


University professor’s book on Chicago theatre gaining attention

Stanislaus State Theatre professor John Mayer has accumulated acclaim on the stage and is now finding success in the written word form.

August 18, 2016 | | Education


Move-In Day kicks off Welcome Week for Stanislaus State students

Suitcases, boxes and hugs were aplenty in and around the dorm rooms of Stanislaus State on Wednesday, as students said their final goodbyes to family ...

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


SCOE hosts technology night for parents

Technology is always changing, and the Stanislaus County of Education hopes to help parents stay up-to-date by hosting a series of technology information sessions.

August 16, 2016 | | Education


Information session on military academy

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will hold a United States Military Academy Information Night on Aug. 25.

August 16, 2016 | | Education


TUSD partners with Stanislaus State to prepare future teachers

Following the reception of grant funding in July, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Tuesday a new initiative between the district ...

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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