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.
Despite opposition from teacher and classified employee unions, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday adopted a 2012-13 budget that includes a 2.4 percent salary cut for all employees.
Hilmar High School celebrated its 100th commencement Thursday night at McSweeney Field. After the last high school diploma was handed out a massive fireworks display lit up the night sky as a flashing "Class of 2012 100 Years" sign made the night's event one to remember.
Dozens of Hilmar residents gathered on Tuesday night to celebrate Hilmar High School's centennial year. A 100-year commemorative sign honoring the traditions and memories made by the students for nearly 10 decades was unveiled at the event.
When Keyes to Learning Principal Lee Ann Stangl launched one of the state's first charter schools in 1995 there was a lot of resistance to the idea, but she remained steadfast to her belief that parents and students wanted a choice in education - something that was not readily available at the time.
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 Jaime 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.
The past year has been a tumultuous one for the Denair Unified School District, and although it has narrowly avoided a state takeover, the difficult decisions are not over as the District has officially voted to cut several positions.
It's time to "go green" but not because Saint Patrick's Day is fast approaching. Rather, it is the City of Turlock's annual Go Green Week, the City's primary environmental educational campaign.
Qualified locals looking to make an impression on college students through instruction may have the opportunity to do so at Modesto Junior College, which is hiring full time faculty to accommodate the additions of hundreds of new courses.
Thirty children will have the opportunity to attend a summer session of Camp Taylor, a camp for children with heart disease, thanks to the efforts of the Turlock Unified School District students who raised $27,400 through a coin drive.
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