Three local educators from three different Turlock schools were named finalists for the 2012 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year award.
The decision of the Denair Unified School District to spend federal Jobs Bill funding on giving three principals one-time bonuses of $10,000 each was met with questions by some in the community, but DUSD officials say the money was put to good use.
Walnut Elementary Education Center's Discovery Green and Gold teams had strong showings last Saturday at the Stanislaus County Office of Education's 2012 Elementary Science Olympiad.
Pitman High School sophomore Tim Truax earned the state title in impromptu public speaking at the California FFA Leadership Conference, held last weekend in Fresno. For the impromptu speaking category participants are given a topic and a few minutes to prepare before presenting a speech on that particular topic. Truax is now eligible to participate in the national competition later this year.
Julien Elementary School students Parker Boom and Megan Van Hoogmoed took home the top spot in the "Rock Hound" category at the 2012 Stanislaus County Office of Education Elementary Science Olympiad, held Saturday in Modesto. In Rock Hound students must identify types of rocks and minerals.
California State University, Stanislaus is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company selected CSU Stanislaus for inclusion in the newly released edition of its publication, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition," published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.
Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, will hold a public lecture at California State University, Stanislaus on May 3.
Three CSU Stanislaus business students were named recipients of the prestigious Lyn Boone Memorial Scholarship, awarded to the top Human Resources students in California.
A pair of Turlock Unified School District students will represent Stanislaus County at the 2012 California State Elementary Spelling Bee, scheduled to be held Saturday in Stockton.
Just three weeks after California State University, Stanislaus' Warrior Day was cancelled, the annual festival has been reinstated.
A group of Pitman High School parents have had enough of what they say is abusive behavior from one of the school's athletic coaches.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut and U.S. Congressional candidate Jose Hernandez visited Denair Middle School to bring hundreds of students an inspirational message of hope and to deliver his father's recipe for success.
Turlock area students were recently honored by local leaders during the Every Student Succeeding awards program in Modesto. Every Student Succeeding honors students who have overcome and succeeded against challenges, have gone beyond expectations and have won the hearts of their teachers and staff. The honor is given by the Association of School Administrators Stanislaus Charter and the Stanislaus County Office of Education.
While most children spend their spring break doing anything but thinking about school work, 90 students from Crowell Elementary are in school perfecting their math skills during a one-week math camp.
The Keys to Learning Charter Academic pentathlon team collected 14 medals during the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Junior High Pentathlon, held last week in Modesto.
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.
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.
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