Students in Koni Stone's Chemistry in the Classroom course at California State University, Stanislaus took their turn as teachers on Friday afternoon. They demonstrated easy science experiments that can be done with household products to kids in the Turlock Recreation Department's summer camp at Pitman High School. The CSU Stanislaus students taught the campers all about molecules and guided them through the experiments. For some of these future teachers, this was a first-time experience with leading younger kids. Service learning projects are designed to give university students hands-on experience and real-world learning while they volunteer in the community.
For many middle school students, writing is a task best relegated to the school year. Putting pen to paper is a homework chore, not a leisure time activity.
Two big changes are working their way into the special education department in the Turlock Unified School District starting with the 2010/2011 school year in an effort to better meet the needs of the students.
The Hilmar Cheese Company announced last week it would donate $250,000 to aid in the construction of the new August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.
The inaugural, weeklong, Harvard University-based Latino Leadership Initiative has come to an end and the six UC Merced students chosen to attend have returned to the Central Valley.
The University of California, Merced named E. Daniel Hirleman, currently head of Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering, as the new UC Merced Dean of Engineering on Monday. Hirleman will assume his post on Oct. 1.
Local produce has become a popular choice in school cafeterias around California and the Turlock Unified School District has decided to move in a similar direction.
After months of anticipation, former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will come to Turlock this week to speak at a California State University, Stanislaus fundraiser.
Construction at Joe Debely Stadium continues on and is on schedule to be finished before the first high school football game of the 2010-2011 season on Aug. 27.
Taking full advantage of intramural sports is one of the activities that has put Osborn and Brown elementary schools on the list of Stanislaus County finalists for the Governor's Challenge for Fit for the Future.
After years of transporting a slew of items from desks to cabinets to different school sites, the Denair Unified School District has decided to rid themselves of their unused items and give them a better home to eBay users.
People say that the third time is a charm and after three attempts to rescind all pink slips, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees finally rescinded all classified layoff notices at their special meeting on Friday.
The California State University Board of Trustees voted Friday to increase student fees by 5 percent, both for undergraduate students and graduate professional programs, starting this fall.
University of California, Merced cognitive science Professor Teenie Matlock was among 18 named to a UC Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion.
Isaac Farhadian of Turlock, a history and political science double major at CSU Stanislaus, was named this year's J. Burton Vasché Award winner during the June 5 commencement ceremony.
For students, parents and staff at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, it comes as no surprise that health technician Alicia Miranda has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in the California Classified Employee of the Year program.
Some may call it beginner's luck-but luck had nothing to do with Gratton School's dominating success at the Northern California Regional State Finals Future City Competition on Saturday.
A proposed revision that would have increased the salary schedules of Turlock Unified School District assistant superintendents by approximately 14 percent has been returned to District staff for further research and information.
For one weekend school rivalries will be forgotten as high school and junior high students in Honor Choir, Honor Orchestra, and Honor Band come together to harmonize at the Stanislaus County Music Festival.
A recent settlement approved by a California judge has rewarded the Stanislaus County Office of Education with $164,271 from Office Depot, after the store was found to have violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging California government entities for office and classroom supplies.
Modernization has been the buzzword throughout Turlock Unified School District as numerous school sites have undergone construction in one way or another, all thanks in part to bond funding from Measure Y and Measure Z.
The Denair Unified School District is looking to pull from the strengths of its existing traditional elementary school and Denair Academic Avenues, a charter school formed in 2010, by creating a brand new primary charter program.
After soliciting bids from quailed pupil transportation companies in the region, Denair Unified School has turned to Storer Coachways in an effort to provide drivers to operate four of the District's buses for the remainder of the school year.
Modesto Junior College can finally breathe easier as it has been selected as one of the 15 California Community Colleges to pilot four-year bachelor degrees as early as 2017.
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