Four-year-old McKenna Bumgardner spent all summer long going over the alphabet and counting numbers to prepare for her first day of kindergarten at Brown Elementary School.
Sevan Aydenian spent all day Friday making sure everything would be ready for her first day of first grade at Cunningham Elementary. She organized her crayons, construction paper, pencils and erasers. She mentally prepared to meet 22 new friends and begin an academic year full of new experiences.
The Turlock Unified School District had a slight drop in core academics, according to the 2013 Standardized Testing and Reporting released by the California Department of Education last Thursday.
"Are they paying you?"
The financial situation for Denair Unified School District is going from bad to worse, as the updated budget was revealed on Thursday.
When students at Turlock High School return to class in a few weeks, they'll see a familiar face as the lead administrator.
Barney Gordon was appointed on Tuesday to replace former Turlock Unified School District Trustee Grady Welch, who resigned his post in July with more than two years left in his term. Gordon was one of four candidates who were publicly interviewed at Tuesday's board meeting.
America's democratic government relies on citizens to volunteer their time to serve in leadership positions for the well-being of their communities. The position of school district trustee is one of the most important elected offices in every city, as education is the key to creating prosperous communities.
As a Merced College instructor, one of my greatest privileges is working with our student veterans, many of whom are using their GI Bill benefits to prepare themselves for an increasingly competitive job market.
In partnership with Volunteers of America's annual Operation Backpack campaign, the Stanislaus County Office of Education is collecting new backpacks and school supplies on behalf of homeless students throughout Stanislaus County.
Manuel Scott, an original freedom writer whose story is told in a 2007 Hollywood film, is coming to Modesto to share his story of struggle and success to inspire the youth.
A Dennis Earl Elementary third grade teacher is one step closer to becoming the 2013 Teacher of the Year.
Most students shut their textbooks and retire their math skills at the end of the school year. But 32 dedicated students took advantage of the summer break to boost their geometry skills.
Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny Da Marto was named one of five finalists for the 2013 National Superintendent of the Year award by the National Association of School Superintendents.
Despite missing a crucial deadline to send out teacher layoff notices, the Denair Unified School District cut more employee hours and positions in an effort to avoid a state takeover.
"When you hear the word 'author' you may only associate it with adults, but what many people don't realize is that anyone with a love of writing and a lot of perseverance can become an author if they set their mind to it-no matter what age they are."
The gratitude felt towards activist Cesar Chavez, who dedicated his life to improve the treatment, pay and working conditions of farm workers, was clearly demonstrated by California State University, Stanislaus when just one year after his death in 1993, the university organized what would be its first annual Cesar Chavez Celebration.
California State University, Stanislaus student Erick Padilla had no idea that all the afternoons he spent after school waiting for his dad to pick him up from Oak Valley Hospital would ultimately inspire him to become a nurse.
What do robots, fashionable clothing, and flowers all have in common?
If asked one year ago whether or not she could imagine herself at the White House with President Barack Obama watching a short film she had made, Erin Benning would have most likely laughed.
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