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MJC offers county's first addiction counseling program

As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program's state licensing exam. Once licensed, students can apply their knowledge and expertise to help individuals who are battling addictions.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD hopes increased rate of pay will draw in more substitute teachers

At their first regular board meeting of the school year, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an increase to the daily and long term rate of pay for substitute teachers in hopes of attracting more eligible educators to Denair schools.

August 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trash goes high tech at UC Merced

University of California, Merced is taking trash collection to the next level by incorporating new high-tech, solar-powered receptacles onto their campus.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut teacher wins national Environmental Education award

Walnut Elementary teacher Bret Sutterly has taken the 'Go Green' message to heart in his classroom and his efforts have been recognized on a national level.

August 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Denair enlists motivational speakers to help start off the year

On top of the usual excitement that accompanies going back to school, Denair Unified School District will be hosting two popular motivational speakers with the hope they can give the District the inspiration it needs to kick off the school year.

August 08, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Upperclassmen offer advice to incoming freshmen before move-in day

For California State University, Stanislaus' incoming freshmen, the first day of college is quickly approaching and students may be lacking the guidance they need to have a successful first year. In an effort to enlighten these students, upperclassmen at CSU Stanislaus offer their own experiences and advice in hopes of preparing them just in time for move-in day on Aug. 17.

August 08, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Promise Scholars Program helps foster youth achieve a college education

For many high school students, senior year is a whirlwind of college applications and acceptance letters. However, for many former foster youth who have been emancipated from the State of California's foster care system, the idea of going to college is regarded as less attainable and oftentimes impossible.

August 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian FFA makes an impression at Stanislaus County Fair

The Future Farmers of America chapter at Turlock Christian had a successful turnout at the Stanislaus County Fair last month. Increasing their number of showmen from six to 19 this year, TC FFA showcased a total of 21 animals and brought home a number of awards, including Supreme Champion Market Lamb.

August 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus makes prestigious college guide for ninth straight year

For the ninth year in a row, California State University, Stanislaus has secured a spot in the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review's "The Best 379 Colleges" guide.

August 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denham supports higher education bills

This week, United States Representative Jeff Denham supported four House passed bills that will go towards making higher education a more accessible and affordable goal for young students across the nation.

August 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Volunteers share One Purpose in supporting college students

Over the course of six weeks, beginning on Aug. 28, approximately 300 volunteers from the One Purpose fund drive will head out into the community to raise money for California State University, Stanislaus students. The campaign, headed by John and June Rogers, will collect donations and pledges for student success, all of which will go towards scholarships.

August 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Teacher tips for setting children up for success in kindergarten

Each year, another group of parents or guardians embarks on the difficult, and at times overwhelming, task of preparing their children for kindergarten. To help alleviate the confusion and uncertainty, the Turlock Unified School District and local kindergarten teachers offered advice and emphasized the importance of preparing children early in order to make the transition as smooth as possible.

August 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus named 'Top College' for post-grad success

California State University, Stanislaus has been recognized by a number of publications, such as the Princeton Review and Time magazine, for qualities that emphasize access, affordability and overall education outcomes. This week, it was these attributes that earned the university acclaim from two more prominent financial publications.

August 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Robert Ruiz to take principal position for TJHS

Thanks to the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Sonny H. Da Marto and approval of the Board of Trustees, Turlock Junior High School students can expect to see Robert Ruiz as their new principal for the upcoming school year.

July 31, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


City of Turlock urges parents to sign up in time for after school programs

The upcoming school year is right around the corner and the City of Turlock has parents and guardians covered when it comes to an after school program for their children.

July 31, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy

Denair Unified School District is taking steps to expand its tobacco-free policy to include the prohibition of electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cunningham principal takes ice bucket challenge to motivate students

At Cunningham Elementary's "Friday Morning Opening" Principal Tami Truax challenged students to work hard and be respectful every day and then had a bucket of ice water dumped on her head.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley's annual address, which ranged from the university's financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW Jessica Lynch coming to Turlock

Although only two weeks into the new school year, Turlock High School has already lined up high-profile motivational speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch to speak to students on Nov. 7.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC awards $250,000 in scholarships

Modesto Junior College awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to 246 students for the fall 2014 term at their recent annual scholarship ceremony.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced opens new 'green' building

University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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