Two University of California, Merced leaders credited with spearheading the university's sustainability efforts were awarded the 2012 UC Sustainability Champion award.
Summer isn't a time to relax for UC Merced's faculty members and students – it's a time to focus on research.
Through a series of interviews and job shadowing, California State University, Stanislaus Professor Noelle Won found that teachers who shine at otherwise low-performing schools are tied together by a consistent thread of resiliency.
Facing $250 million in mid-year "trigger" cuts, trustees of the California State University system are scrambling to plan for a potentially massive budget shortfall.
When the University of California, Merced campus opened in 2005 it was supposed to be the beginning of a new era of access to higher educational opportunities for San Joaquin Valley students. In 1995, the University of California Board of Regents specifically selected Merced because it was in the heart of the state's largest and most populous region without its own UC campus - which hindered opportunities for residents and left a need for an educated workforce in the region.
If two words could summarize Interim California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley's first month in office, they would undoubtedly be "building bridges."
Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools Tom Changnon and five elected board members – Merle Kronberg, Luis Molina, Kim Rose, Mary Ann Sanders and Kim Spina – will make themselves available to the public at the Stanislaus County Fair.
Merced College will remain on warning from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges for failing to meet standards in three areas.
California State University, Stanislaus students put the fun in chemistry on Tuesday when they assisted dozens of children in performing science experiments at the Turlock Salvation Army summer program. The college students and younger children used ordinary household ingredients to demonstrate the use of science in real life.
As 4th of July celebrations kick off today across the Valley, 112 local students will be representing Turlock in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C.
While students are enjoying the summer away from teachers, homework, and the pressure of high school life, Turlock High School is undergoing a massive renovation throughout its entire campus to prepare for the upcoming school year.
California has now joined the list of states requesting a waiver from the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as "No Child Left Behind."
While most area students are spending their summer relaxing and enjoying a break from the rigors of the academic year, 93 Hilmar students are learning about another culture.
Turlock High School is continuing its quest to raise the bar on academic excellence by expanding its Advanced Placement program. THS currently offers 15 AP courses and is adding four new ones in the 2012-2013 school year: AP Psychology, AP Macroeconomics, AP Human Geography, and AP Environmental Science.
The Stanislaus County Office of Education recently announced that Angela Freeman from Medeiros Elementary School will be one of two educators to represent the county in the 2012 California Teacher of the Year competition.
In the current days of technology where students are more likely to be sitting on a couch than playing kick-the-can in the street, Dustin Grein is an exception.
The third annual Festival on the Green is more than an opportunity to hear the student bands, orchestras and choirs of the Turlock Unified School District, it's an opportunity to make musical learning a reality for future students of the District.
In California alone there are over 70,000 student members in over 300 Future Farmers of America chapters, or FFA. On Monday 18 of those local graduating high school seniors were recognized for their contributions and potential in the agriculture industry by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.
On a cool Friday morning, over 20 Dennis Earl Elementary students could be found winding their way down a foot trail near the edge of the Tuolumne River at Fox Grove Park. With their teacher and a local Turlock Irrigation District Fish and Wildlife representative hoisting an ice chest full of salmon, the students completed their good deed for the day by releasing the salmon they had raised into the river.
Sixth grade teacher Jamie Garner of Walnut Elementary missed school this week because she was busy shaking President Barack Obama's hand in Washington, D.C.
Too much of a good thing can exist, such as when classes at schools are overfilled with students which can impact the academic environment and the quality of learning. Fortunately, the Turlock Unified School District keeps track of trends and is planning for an increase in student enrollment in upcoming years.
Gov. Jerry Brown took a more literal approach to his latest state funding initiative, the Local Control Funding Formula which places more spending authority in the hands of local districts, by paying local public education officials a visit last week.
As Turlock Unified School District prepares for its first year under the new Local Control Funding Formula, 17 temporarily contracted teachers will be released from their positions at schools across the District.
The central quad of Turlock Junior High School was crowded with the school's student body of over 1,300 on Monday, who were joined by local and state dignitaries during a morning ceremony celebrating the selection of the local junior high school as a California 2014 School to Watch.
The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So they sat in the classroom all that cold, cold, wet day.
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