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County program invites dropouts to finally earn high school diploma

High school dropouts are not necessarily destined to live out bleak futures anymore thanks to the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Come Back Kids Charter School Program, which is a high school academic program for adults that want to "come back" and earn their diploma in order to move on to college, technical school or the workforce.

March 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Rats spotted on campus after recent rainfall

While Dutcher Middle School welcomed back students after a rainy weekend on Monday morning, the wet weather also caused the campus to inadvertently receive a number of unwanted visitors-rats.

March 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local aspiring scientists to compete in Science Olympiad this weekend

Nearly 30 students from Turlock High School are hoping to stand apart from over 500 fellow budding scientists throughout the region on Sunday for the 30th Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad.

March 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local schools celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Students at Crowell Elementary School likely did a double take Thursday morning as they stepped foot on campus only to find out that their school had been taken over by blue haired, red-jumpsuit-wearing characters "Thing One" and "Thing Two."

March 03, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State names new Director for Major Gifts, Director of Annual Giving

Stanislaus State welcomed a couple of new faces recently following the Division of University Advancement's announcement to appoint Kevin Brunk as the new Director for Major Gifts and Mary Hartsfield as new Director of Annual Giving.

March 01, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Constitution essay contest awards over $500 to Denair Middle School students

Four Denair Middle School eighth graders discovered just how much hard work can pay off when they were rewarded over $500 collectively for their essay submissions in the inaugural Constitution Essay Project.

March 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Teaching good dental habits

First Step Dental held its annual elementary school field trip day on Friday. Schools were invited to bring the children so they can see what happens during a normal visit to the dentist's office. Knowing what will happen before they have their first dental appointment can prevent children from being scared of the dentist.

February 26, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


Stanislaus State alumni prepare 'Wine, Brew & Bites' for annual fundraiser

The Stanislaus State Alumni Association aims to advance programs designed to bring students and alumni together by first connecting alumni and the campus community during their Vines 2016 fundraising event, which will feature exquisite wines, craft beer and delectable food from over 30 different exhibitors.

February 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Every Student Succeeding program to honor student perseverance

While the idea of having a baby at a young age is a daunting concept for even the most prepared mother-to-be, Roselawn High School senior Reyna Gracia welcomed it as an opportunity to better herself and her academic future.

February 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock, Ceres excel in Rotary speech tournament

Participating students from Ceres and Turlock High Schools competed in the 2016 Rotary District 5220 Speech Tournament on Feb. 19, where first place winners moved on to the Central Valley/Sierra District Finals.

February 25, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Education


UC Merced research organization to host ag tech fair

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society at University of California, Merced will host their first-ever Agricultural Technology Fair on Wednesday complete with up-and-coming technologies, cutting-edge research and entrepreneurial innovation transpiring in the San Joaquin Valley.

February 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Lawsuit threatens privacy rights of California students

The protected personal information of students throughout the state is at risk following a lawsuit between a group of parents in Morgan Hill and the California Department of Education.

February 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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


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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


Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local student receives trapshooting scholarship

Since age 11, Hilmar High School student Josh Lopes has had a passion for trapshooting. He spent his days shooting at clay pigeons with his ...

April 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD unveils new smartphone app

Today's Turlock Unified School District students are familiar with the use of modern technology in their classrooms, with Chromebook laptops and other wireless devices ...

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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