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The New Stan State

Stanislaus State's $52 million project to construct a new student union building – approved by students in 2015 and funded by an increase to the student fee – kicked off Thursday afternoon with a formal groundbreaking ceremony, where President Ellen Junn and other university stakeholders took the first steps toward the building's completion. The new University Student Center is expected to celebrate its grand opening in the Spring 2020 semester, and will include over 150,000 square feet of space complete with vendors chosen by students, an improved Warrior Grill, conference rooms, lounge and study space, a new bookstore, a ...

February 09, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Turlock High’s Foote first in Rotary speech contest

William Foote, a Turlock High School senior, claimed first place in the Rotary Club's area division speech contest Friday afternoon at the Ceres Community Center. The theme of the contest was "Making a Difference."

February 09, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


Valley, Italian growers share best practices

Before the group of 25 Italian farmers arrived at Stanislaus State on Feb. 5, they were tourists, making overnight stays in Las Vegas and San Francisco, and the hats and new t-shirts the Italians wore spoke to how much fun they were having.

February 09, 2018 | | Education


Denair Unified proposes parcel tax, charter district

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unveiled a plan meant to provide a "bold, new future" for its schools Thursday night, calling for a new charter covering all grade levels and a parcel tax ballot measure for district voters.

February 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


On the hunt for educators

California is struggling to find teachers, and the statewide shortage has local school districts pining for prospective instructors as the occupation's oldest begin to retire, while younger students are looking past the career altogether.

February 06, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Finance course teaches students money management

While high schoolers around the country may be familiar with lessons on economics, students at Turlock Christian High School are now experts in financial literacy following the first year of a new course – Foundations in Personal Finance.

February 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Collaboration creating health care solutions for Valley residents

Local nonprofits are giving a $1.9 million boost to help solve the healthcare provider shortage in Stanislaus and Merced counties.

January 30, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Education


State budget proposal spells more funding for TUSD

In his final budget proposal before leaving office at the end of the year, Governor Jerry Brown is providing a burst of spending for education in 2018-2019, benefitting students throughout the state and schools within the Turlock Unified School District.

January 30, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


State budget proposal impacts CSU

The 2018-2019 state budget proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month includes an unimpressive amount of funding allotted for the California State University system has Stanislaus State scrambling to make budget adjustments.

January 26, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


President Junn talks strategy, graduation rates at spring address

When Ellen Junn was officially inaugurated as the 11th president of Stanislaus State last March, she asked the university community to imagine with her the future of the school. That future is well on its way to being realized, as made evident by the president's annual spring address delivered to a crowd of over 200 on Tuesday morning.

January 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State receives $2.37M bequest from Hilmar couple

A lifetime dedication to saving by a Hilmar couple has resulted in the single largest gift from an individual ever made to California State University, Stanislaus - a $2.37 million bequest from the estate of Helen Yecny earmarked for undergraduate scholarships within the University Honors Program.

January 16, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair superintendent to leave at school year’s end

In an emotional Denair Unified School District Board meeting Thursday night, Aaron Rosander announced that after over four years of service he will not be returning as superintendent after his contract expires this June.

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Three competing for county Superintendent seat

The 2018 midterm election this November will mark the end of an era for Stanislaus County's current Superintendent of Schools, and the race for who will replace him is heating up.

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock mom furious after teacher injures son

A Turlock mother has pulled her son out of his Medeiros Elementary preschool classroom for fear of his safety after a teacher dragged him across the classroom by his leg, resulting in abrasions to his abdomen.

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


FARM TO FAMILY FEAST

The Turlock Unified School District and the City of Turlock joined forces Wednesday to host the Third Annual Farm to Family Feast – a luncheon at multiple sites comprised of local, fresh food. At Cunningham Elementary School, students and their families enjoyed a delicious tri-tip meal, a petting zoo and face painting, while those at Julien Elementary School enjoyed hot apple crisps topped with whipped cream as part of their meal. Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy feasted as well.

January 05, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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Schools take stand against marijuana

The legalization of recreational marijuana in California has both Turlock Unified School District and the state's education department offering resources aimed at preventing youth ...

February 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair High earns six-year accreditation

The hard work invested by teachers and administrators to increase the quality and breadth of education at Denair High recently was recognized by independent evaluators ...

February 20, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


New turf in store for Joe Debely

When Turlock's football teams hit the gridiron this fall, athletes will kickoff on a new turf field at Joe Debely Stadium that this time ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Calls renewed for UC Merced medical school

The on-going doctor shortage that plagues the Central Valley region could move a step toward a solution with a renewed call to fund a medical ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Dreamers in limbo

As the U.S. Senate turned down plans Thursday night to spare America's 800,000 "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation, the Modesto Junior College Civic ...

February 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


EDUCATION NOTES

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project is inviting the community to participate in a Dreamers and DACA panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday ...

February 13, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Turlock school, administrators earn accolades

Turlock Junior High School and several Turlock Unified School District administrators have been recognized as some of the best in the region and in the ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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