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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


MJC Medical Assisting Program offers fall and spring starts to meet demand

Following the community's growing demand for highly-skilled, credentialed medical assistance, the Modesto Junior College Medical Assistance Program will now offer a spring semester option after previously being offered only in the fall.

June 16, 2016 | | Education


THS Math Club adds up wins at area competitions

The Turlock High School Math Club once again has a reason – or reasons – to celebrate. The club won big at the Modesto Junior College 43rd Dick Schaff Mathematics Superbowl on April 9, placing in the competition's individual, partner and team events.

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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Students learn RAAN = healthy breathing

For the 71 students attending Joel Hidahl Elementary School with asthma, an internet website and smart phone app could mean the difference in breathing well ...

September 30, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


California Department of Education honored for Seal of Biliteracy

The growing interest among high school students to master more than one language has not just been seen locally, but throughout California as the success ...

September 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


California Attorney General tours Modesto Junior College

California Attorney General and United States Senate candidate Kamala D. Harris got a firsthand look at the facility that will house Modesto Junior College's ...

September 29, 2016 | | Education


Mayor shows Walnut Elementary sixth graders the power of being kind

To help in their endeavor to spread kindness at Walnut Elementary Education Center, students in Erin Moreno's sixth grade class received a firsthand lesson ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New community partnership to boost college-going culture in Stanislaus County

A new partnership amongst community partners throughout Stanislaus County will promote a college-going culture for low-income students, giving them the opportunity to achieve their college ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified bonds hope to fund school security, modernization projects

With a little over 40 days until the upcoming election, Turlock Unified School District is busy educating stakeholders on two general obligation bond measures that ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New partnership hopes to encourage student voter registration

A historic partnership is underscoring the importance of student voter registration and education across California. The new collaboration between the California Secretary of State's ...

September 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State student earns CSU Trustees’ Award for conquering financial adversity

Stanislaus State senior Ciera Demi Soliz has overcome many financial hurdles in her life and as a recipient of this year's California State University ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified moves forward with new Child Nutrition Education Center

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees received an update Tuesday regarding the new Child Nutrition Education Center, which staff hopes will be ready ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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