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Three UC Merced students heading to global leadership conference

The upcoming Clinton Global Initiative University at University of California, Berkeley will serve as the global meeting place for over 1,000 innovative student leaders-three of which will be familiar faces from University of California, Merced.

February 23, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Stanislaus State to host Observation Night

The physics department at Stanislaus State will once again host Observation Night to give the community the opportunity to interact with a scientist who is knowledgeable in astronomy as they view the seasonal planet and star formations through the observatory telescope and smaller telescopes.

February 23, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Best way to combat truancy? Make kids want to come to school

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris unveiled an online toolkit on Thursday designed to help local leaders address California's elementary school truancy crisis.

February 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


MJC to host annual African-American Education Conference

A high school basketball coach who benched his entire team in hopes of getting them to improve their grades and whose story was the inspiration behind the 2005 film "Coach Carter" will be the keynote speaker during Modesto Junior College's upcoming African-American Education Conference

February 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Ag Department hosts first StanFresh Market of the season

Students of the Agricultural Studies Department at California State University, Stanislaus don't just learn the theory of sustainable crop production, distribution and management, they also get real-world experience with programs like the StanFresh Market.

February 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


School district committee votes to keep territory in Denair Unified

After months of anticipation, the gymnasium at Denair Middle School erupted in applause following the Committee of School District Organization's decision to reject a Turlock housing developer's petition to redraw the boundary line between Denair Unified School District and Turlock Unified School District.

February 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified votes to extend eCademy Charter

Following a public hearing filled solely with praise for eCademy Charter at Crane School, a five year extension for the charter school was unanimously approved on Tuesday by the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees.

February 16, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Education


Grant aims to fund dreams of local students

With a mission to make dreams real for school-aged children in Stanislaus County through programs that enrich and stimulate their minds and bodies, as well as teach values through service learning, the Make Dreams Real Endowment announced the opening for this year's grant application period.

February 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Presentation on aging, chronic disease

The Modesto Area Partners in Science will offer the free presentation "Aging and Chronic Disease – A View from the Aging Side" by TEDx speaker Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., biologist, CEO and president of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. The free event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, at 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

February 16, 2016 | | Education


Accrediting committee applauds Denair Charter Academy

Following a Western Association of Schools and Colleges mid cycle report and review, Denair Charter Academy principal Dawn Allen breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as she revealed the committee found more commendations than recommendations following their two-day visit to the charter school.

February 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State hosts Science Day

Stanislaus State will present its Fifth Annual Science Day free to the public today. The open-house environment will feature activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Naraghi Hall of Science, the Science 1 Building and the greenhouse. There will also be tours of the Trans California Pathway, an outdoor arboretum featuring plant communities native to a transect of California from the Central Valley to the High Sierra. With more than 20 activities available, students and their families will be provided with a "Passport to Science" booklet to track their activities throughout the day.

February 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Dennis Earl pilots ‘Comfort Corners’ for troubled students

While the words "go to the corner" are oftentimes the precursor to a form of punishment for rebellious students acting up in the classroom, going to the corner at Dennis Earl Elementary School holds an entirely different meaning.

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State engages in month-long dialogue on equity, diversity

Key leaders from Stanislaus State and the City of Turlock gathered for a roundtable discussion on Friday that celebrated diversity and encouraged inclusivity both on campus and throughout the city.

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Committee to make decision on school district boundary line

The verdict whether or not to redraw the boundary line between Denair Unified School District and Turlock Unified School District, which would send potential Denair students to Turlock, will come down to the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization on Wednesday following a third and final public hearing.

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Congressional competition gives students chance to display art at U.S. Capitol

Local students with an artistic ability fit for the United States Capitol will have the opportunity to showcase their talent during the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, an annual art contest that presents student artists with the opportunity to have their artwork displayed in Washington D.C.

February 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Stanislaus students experience the real south during 'Alternative Spring Break'

At nearly every bend in the roads they took in Alabama, nine Stanislaus State students were reminded they weren't in California anymore.

April 29, 2016 | | Education


Two Turlock educators named finalists for Teachers of the Year

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced the 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year finalists on Tuesday, with 12 ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced receives $5 million for Interdisciplinary Research Center

The National Science Foundation presented researchers at the University of California, Merced, with a $5 million grant for an Interdisciplinary Research Center. The new center ...

April 28, 2016 | | Education


Walnut Speech Faire provides more than just competition

Students at Walnut Elementary had the chance to make their voices heard at the school's sixth annual Walnut Speech Faire. The faire offered 60 ...

April 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Medeiros Elementary celebrates 10th anniversary

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary School celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday with an emotional ceremony that celebrated the school's namesake and looked back at the ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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