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UC Merced students set webcam in wetlands

Several University of California, Merced students are taking their engineering skills out of the classroom and into the field.

December 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus student goes from farm worker to principal

Growing up in Vernalis, the child of immigrant farm workers, Lupe Robles harvested fruits and vegetables every morning before school. After school, she was back in the fields.

December 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Rojas named YCCD board chair

Trustee Abe Rojas, of Turlock, has been named the new Chairman of the Yosemite Community College District Board of Trustees.

December 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Denair Unified approves 23 layoffs

Over 400 concerned parents and community members filled the Denair Middle School Gymnasium on Thursday night to have their worst fears realized as the Denair Unified Board of Trustees voted to layoff teachers and staff members, and close the Denair Charter Academy.

December 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Planned Denair High walk-out fizzles

In response to proposed immediate teacher lay-offs and budget cuts, parents of Denair High School students created a Facebook page to encourage students to walk out of their classes early Thursday morning.

December 13, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Education


CSU system sees record number of applications for fall 2013

The fall 2013 application cycle has set a new California State University record for submissions – the fourth straight year of record high system wide applications.

December 08, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Denair schools struggle with 'dramatic' budget deficit

The Stanislaus County Office of Education has stepped in to help right the financial wrongs found in the Denair Unified School District, however, a plan of action has yet to be released.

December 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock High students prepare for Sack Attack

Twelve Turlock High School students are putting their robotic skills to the test for the Central Valley Region Sack Attack Tournament VEX Robotics Competition this Saturday at Modesto Junior College. Fifty-four teams will come together for a non-stop, action packed day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from the VEX Robotics Design System.

December 04, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Grant funds Delhi teacher training

The Delhi Unified School District is giving their educators a lesson on the art of teaching through a five-day training exercise.

November 30, 2012 | | Education


Julien students get lunch patio makeover

Julien Elementary School students have a new outdoor eating area thanks to the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant.

November 27, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD moves forward with technology plan

The Turlock Unified School District's plan to upgrade all teacher computer and network connections in an effort to bring all classrooms to a 21st century standard was approved at Tuesday's board meeting.

November 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


The language of success

One of the many assets of the Central Valley is the diversity of its population. Its citizens come from a variety of cultures and speak many languages. At the Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, bilingual education has not only risen in popularity - but it's also raised test scores.

November 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Students at Walnut Elementary are doing more this season than just making gift wish lists; they are helping children around the world have a brighter holiday.

November 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Julien student spells success

Turlock Unified School District student Jovan Hundal is no stranger when it comes to competition. For a second consecutive year, he won the Elementary Spelling Championship on Wednesday, beating out 89 students from Stanislaus County. He will advance to the 2013 State Elementary Spelling Bee, scheduled for April 20 in Stockton.

November 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


No plan yet for saving DUSD from financial ruin

Over a hundred concerned residents filled the Denair Unified School District's board room on Thursday night with hopes of getting information on the district's plan to balance the budget, only to find out that no action has been put forth by administration or trustees.

November 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC offers county's first addiction counseling program

As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program's state licensing exam. Once licensed, students can apply their knowledge and expertise to help individuals who are battling addictions.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD hopes increased rate of pay will draw in more substitute teachers

At their first regular board meeting of the school year, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an increase to the daily and long term rate of pay for substitute teachers in hopes of attracting more eligible educators to Denair schools.

August 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trash goes high tech at UC Merced

University of California, Merced is taking trash collection to the next level by incorporating new high-tech, solar-powered receptacles onto their campus.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut teacher wins national Environmental Education award

Walnut Elementary teacher Bret Sutterly has taken the 'Go Green' message to heart in his classroom and his efforts have been recognized on a national level.

August 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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