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Denair teacher uses past experiences — and a giant snake — to connect with students

Denair Middle School educator David Rodriguez attributes a number of experiences to his mindset as a teacher today.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Crowell principal accepts new position at Turlock Adult School

Crowell Elementary School is set to welcome a new principal halfway through the academic year, as Linda Alaniz moves to Turlock Adult School and Dennis Earl Assistant Principal Margaret Osmer takes her place at Crowell.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High students test their skills in cyber security

As the Turlock High School Naval Science instructor, Carlos Montanez wants to equip his students with real-life skills that will prepare them for their futures upon graduation. On Friday, he helped facilitate a six-hour competition, CyberPatriot, which he believes will do exactly that.

December 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Panel will address Ebola threat, local response

Despite the fact that the United States currently has no active Ebola cases, Modesto Junior College hopes to remind the community that the Ebola epidemic is still thriving in West Africa with a panel discussion on Wednesday.

December 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Mayor-elect welcomes new student council members

Crowell Elementary School found the perfect way to congratulate their newly appointed student council members by inviting a prominent figure who was recently elected himself: mayor-elect Gary Soiseth.

December 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Vigil set for missing students in Mexico

California State University, Stanislaus will host a candlelight vigil on Wednesday entitled "Standing with Ayotzinapa" as a sign of solidarity with the 43 Mexican college students who are missing and presumed dead after a tragic encounter with police more than two months ago.

November 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Event raises awareness for World Aids Day

Since its establishment by the World Health Organization n 1988, World Aids Day has served as an opportunity for communities to come together in the fight against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

November 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New rankings convey economic mobility

The rankings are in and California State University, Stanislaus has placed No. 10 out of 539 universities nationwide and third among universities in the CSU system in terms of providing the most economic mobility for graduates.

November 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSUS online MBA affordable option for students, finds foundation

Although only in its third academic year, the Online Master of Business Administration degree program at California State University, Stanislaus has already been ranked No. 28 out of 500 online MBA programs by the Affordable Colleges Foundation.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Groundwater focus of hydrologist presentation

With the state facing one of the most severe droughts on record, recognizing groundwater as one of the state's most important natural resource is critical.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Julien Elementary earns recognition for Red Ribbon Week efforts

With the conclusion of a successful 29th Annual National Red Ribbon Week, the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced that Turlock's Julien Elementary School earned first place in the elementary school division for their 2014 Best Decorated-Most Spirited Schools contest.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD makes honor roll for honors courses

For the past five years, Turlock Unified School District has been significantly increasing and enhancing Advanced Placement courses at Turlock High School and Pitman High School. This effort has not gone unrecognized as the school district was recently honored on the College Board's 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Small beautification project will go long way

There is no questioning that the weedy area behind Denair's Jack W. Lytton Stadium on Monte Vista Avenue is overdue for a makeover.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Event proves readers are rock stars

With the ever increasing prominence of technology, it is easy to believe that children are not reading as much as they used to. However, with results of the Abundant Books for Children Project's October reading event in hand, director Susan Neufeld has proof that this is not entirely true.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Parent steps up as unofficial crossing guard

Although Dutcher Middle School cannot currently assume liability for placing a crossing guard at the "T" intersection where Colorado Avenue meets Escondido Avenue, this has not stopped parent Marlee Caulkins from volunteering to assist students cross the road nearly every day after school.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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County education office receives settlement from Office Depot

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.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modernization projects exhaust school bond funds

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.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair charts new path for elementary education

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.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD enlists transportation services of Storer

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.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to offer Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017

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.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion proposal met with criticism

Turlock Unified School District's proposal to expand Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's dual immersion program took many parents and community members by surprise last week, as was demonstrated by a packed Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

January 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has a new local target: high school juniors.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CSU Stanislaus, UC Merced recognized for community engagement

In a region where it is hard to decipher between a university and the community it serves, it comes as no surprise that both California State University, Stanislaus and University of California, Merced have been recognized for their community outreach with the Carnegie Foundation's 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD to discuss Osborn expansion options

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider making some major changes to the Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy at their next meeting on Tuesday.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Spaces left by monumental TUSD trees to be filled

The spaces left by the immense American Elm trees in front of the Turlock Unified District Office, which were sentenced to removal due to disease, will soon be filled with new trees that will hopefully carry on the historical integrity of their antecedents.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with network infrastructure upgrade

Although Turlock Unified School District students could soon be enjoying higher connection speeds, the achievement of such a technological upgrade is understandably not as speedy.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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