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Operation Backpack aims to supply county's at-risk students

While the calendar may show it's still the middle of summer, for many children it's time to prepare for the next school year. Schools across Stanislaus County are starting their academic year in the next few weeks - including Turlock Unified, whose first day of school is Aug. 11 - and families are stocking up on school supplies. For some families, however, the financial burden of purchasing the required pencils, notebooks, binders and other supplies a student needs to succeed is out of reach.

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


UC Merced growth plan gets approval

The University of California, Merced, received final approval from the UC Board of Regents Thursday for an expansion plan that will nearly double the physical capacity of campus by 2020, enabling enrollment growth to 10,000 students after the project is completed.

July 21, 2016 | | Education


Local teacher attends forestry institute

Along with math, science and writing skills, environmental education is another important thing for students to learn. A Turlock native and Modesto educator recently returned from a trip that will enable her to better teach students about what goes on in our forests' ecosystems.

July 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


TUSD welcomes new Director of Human Resources

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a recommendation for the position of Director of Human Resources at a special meeting on June 29, selecting Fernando Ureno for the job.

July 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Local school districts, university receive grant to prepare next generation of teachers

Teachers play a vital role in shaping the minds of tomorrow, and thanks to a recent grant awarded to local schools, instructors in the area will be better prepared to execute state standards.

July 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State to host summer math camps

Just because school is out for the summer, it doesn't mean that the learning has to stop for local students. For the sixth straight year, the Stanislaus State Mathematics Grants department is hosting two camps in the coming weeks focused on keeping junior high and high school students' math skills in tip-top shape.

July 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State’s new president ready to lead university

Ellen N. Junn is well-versed when it comes to the realm of public education. Serving previously in positions of leadership at five different universities within the California State University system, Junn will now take the reigns as president of Stanislaus State, hoping to continue the legacy of student success that the school has created in recent years.

July 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Local student receives prestigious scholarship

The Department of Defense often goes out of its way to recognize and support the education of America's future scientists, one of which is Turlock resident Edwin Betady.

June 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD priorities finalized in LCAP

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the 2016-17 through 2018-19 Local Control Accountability Plan for the District and eCademy at their June 21 meeting, deciding where and how the school district plans to spend state funds over the next three years.

June 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Merced College seeks community input for presidential search

The Merced Community College Board of Trustees has begun the search for the next Superintendent/President of Merced College and is hoping that the community can help in more ways than one. The District has scheduled community forums for the public to attend, and is also asking community members to serve on the presidential search committee.

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD Board will place general obligation bond measures on November ballot

After nearly a year of advisory meetings, workshops, surveys and analysis, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to place two general obligation bond measures on the ballot this November.

June 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced to double campus size by 2020

The University of California, Merced, has announced plans for its next major phase of campus development. The four-year construction project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, allowing it to grow to 10,000 students while also providing a large number of area jobs.

June 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Conference highlights food, housing insecurity among CSU students

College students tend to have a lot on their plates, like homework, papers and exams. But, the one thing that many are missing on their plates may be the most important, and that's food. To try and help fix this problem as well as the issue of student homelessness, the California State University Chancellor's Office hosted the first statewide Food and Housing Security Conference this week, convening CSU staff, faculty, administrators and students to collaborate on the effort to provide stability to those insecure students.

June 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


eCademy Charter to see changes in coming years

While eCademy Charter School, the newest addition to the Turlock Unified School District, has only been open for four academic years, the school is revamping its program.

June 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Graduation rates continue to rise locally, statewide

Graduation rates around the state of California climbed for the sixth year in a row in 2015, and local school districts were no exception to the boosted success.

June 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Test scores show improvement in state, TUSD

The results from the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress were released by the California Department of Education this week ...

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Donations help THS generate increased interest in STEM program

A recent donation to the Turlock High School Engineering Technology/STEM Program has provided both state-of-the-art 3D printers and has boosted students' interest in the ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State welcomes incoming freshmen

In preparation for the beginning of the fall semester today, Stanislaus State held its first Freshman Convocation since 2004 on Monday, welcoming 800 incoming freshmen ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock stadium out of commission as football season begins

The Pitman High football team has a lot more to worry about than just putting in a good performance for their season opening game on ...

August 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


University professor’s book on Chicago theatre gaining attention

Stanislaus State Theatre professor John Mayer has accumulated acclaim on the stage and is now finding success in the written word form.

August 18, 2016 | | Education


Move-In Day kicks off Welcome Week for Stanislaus State students

Suitcases, boxes and hugs were aplenty in and around the dorm rooms of Stanislaus State on Wednesday, as students said their final goodbyes to family ...

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


SCOE hosts technology night for parents

Technology is always changing, and the Stanislaus County of Education hopes to help parents stay up-to-date by hosting a series of technology information sessions.

August 16, 2016 | | Education


Information session on military academy

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will hold a United States Military Academy Information Night on Aug. 25.

August 16, 2016 | | Education


TUSD partners with Stanislaus State to prepare future teachers

Following the reception of grant funding in July, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Tuesday a new initiative between the district ...

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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