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MJC course offers locals vocational skills

The Stanislaus County is a hub for manufacturing and distribution facilities and Modesto Junior College is producing job-ready employees through their new course offerings which provide students certification in warehouse operations.

February 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Shilin Patel builds stronger community with Legos

It is trendy to reuse and repurpose materials, but local student Shilin Patel is recycling in a new way. He is donating his favorite childhood toy, Legos, and his time to host local Lego Days for children in the area.

February 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Understanding autism: TUSD, families work together for individual education program

Steven Shamgochian is a student at Turlock Junior High School, has a killer golf swing and recently raised over $2,000 by recycling to give back to the community. He is also autistic.

February 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Celebration of faith, knowledge and service

In a culmination of the Catholic Schools Week in which the theme was "Catholic Schools: Communities of faith, knowledge and service," Sacred Heart Catholic School hosted a Friends and Family day on Friday. Parents attended to watch students from each grade sing songs in tribute to the Beatles, mainly spearheaded by Sacred Heart Music Director Tom Oakley, and a reception followed. Other events during the week included an all-school jogathon, student appreciation day and an 8th grade versus alumni baseball game.

January 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSU Chancellor declares access, degree attainment priority for university system

The month of January marks the time for the President of the United States to publicly state a charted direction for the country through his State of the Union address. It is also a time for the Chancellor of the California State University system to communicate his vision and goals for the 23 universities that serve as a backbone of education in California.

January 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


‘New Denair’ on the horizon

After more than a year of disagreements and setbacks the Denair Unified School District and the Denair Unified Teachers' Association have struck a deal and escaped the threat of a state takeover, but not without the hallmark thorniness that has plagued their relationship.

January 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Increased student interest in UC Merced

As the University of California, Merced prepares to enter its 10th academic year this fall, student interest has risen as the university received the highest number of undergraduate applications since its establishment in 2005.

January 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut Elementary places in Nor Cal Future City Competition

Over 100 California schools, 12 of which represented the Stanislaus County, made their way to San Jose to compete in the Northern California Regional Future City Competition where Turlock school Walnut Elementary took second place.

January 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Haunting graphic art installation at university raises attention

California State University, Stanislaus students were probably surprised to find a large shipping crate blocking their path in the quad on Thursday. Upon closer inspection, many were shocked to find the crate holding a sculpture of a clothed human lodged inside.

January 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock native, UCLA student dances for a cause

While giving back to the community takes many forms, Turlock native Jose Ortiz is taking a unique approach: dancing. Jose will be donating 26 hours of his time to participate in a dance marathon for the Pediatric AIDS Coalition at his school, the University of California, Los Angeles.

January 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Enrollment a hurdle for some CSUS students

While a shuffle at the beginning of the semester is normal as college students settle into their schedules, some California State University, Stanislaus students may be facing more serious enrollment problems than expected. Trying to avoid financial penalties from the CSU Chancellor's office for over-enrollment of full time students, CSUS is enforcing stricter enrollment rules.

January 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS Science 1 Building reopens after two-year renovation

The Science 1 Building at California State University, Stanislaus reopened for classes on Monday at the start of the spring semester, following a two-year seismic retrofitting and extensive renovation project. The two-year, $18 million project was funded by the state through the sale of lease-revenue bonds, a source separate and distinct from the general state appropriations that fund university operations, and was completed on time and within budget.

January 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cannella drops bill to freeze higher education tuition

Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) has decided to drop the legislation he introduced in 2013 aiming to temporarily freeze higher-education tuition rates, as he hopes that other lawmakers' similar efforts will suffice.

January 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Education


America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program accepting applications

The Monsanto Fund is aiming to strengthen farming communities by offering math and science education grants for schools.

January 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD hosts information nights on Common Core, LCAP

Community members who have been wondering how Common Core State Standards and state education funding are changing in Turlock Unified School District will have the opportunity to seek answers as the District is holding a public forum.

January 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Can you dig it? Dutcher Middle School garden comes to fruition

Three apple trees, two almond trees, five grape vines and rows of radishes, green beans and corn-this is just the beginning of the Dutcher Middle School garden.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DaMarto named finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto was named a finalist for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year through the National Association of School Superintendents. DaMarto attended a NASS symposium in Southern California in March where he collaborated and discussed key issues and challenges educators face today.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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