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Students learn life-saving skills

American Medical Response paramedics and local firefighters spent all day Friday at Turlock Junior High School teaching 1,400 seventh and eighth graders Compression-Only CPR Training during physical education classes. Students not only learned the three C's of CPR: Checking responsiveness, Calling 9-1-1 and Compressions, but they were also told how important it is to perform CPR as soon as someone stops breathing since chances of survival go down 10 percent every minute that passes.

October 07, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Three finalists left in YCCD chancellor search

Following Yosemite Community Colleges District Chancellor Joan Smith's retirement announcement in February, the District has narrowed down its search for her replacement to three candidates.

October 07, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Denair Unified School District approves bonus for teachers

Increased enrollment at Denair Unified School District resulted in much-need salary restoration Thursday when Board of Trustees unanimously approved a 2.37 percent bonus for all teachers who were employed during the last academic year.

October 07, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Turlock teachers stage “Walk-In” to show support for Prop 55, Measures N & O

Teachers throughout Turlock kicked off Thursday not by being in their classrooms, but off-site as they walked to campus together equipped with signs showing their support of Proposition 55 and bond measures N & O.

October 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

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 or not at all.

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 of the State Seal of Biliteracy earned the California Department of Education an award in Washington, D.C. last week.

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 new Respiratory Baccalaureate Program as she visited the college campus Thursday.

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 Friday from someone who is trying to make the entire city of Turlock a kinder place-Mayor Gary Soiseth.

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 and career goals.

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 will provide necessary funds to address various educational and facility needs.

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 Office, the California State University system and the California State Student Association encourages all 23 campuses and eight off-campus centers that constitute the CSU system to participate in The California Students Vote Project.

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 Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement, she is definitely showing no signs of slowing down.

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 in time to open its doors before the next school year.

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Application period opens for school garden program

Local schools looking to cultivate their own garden - but don't know quite where to start - are invited to receive the financial and curriculum assistance they need by applying for Tractor Supply Company's school garden program "Dig It" through Oct. 15.

September 20, 2016 | | Education

Turlock school goes behind the camera to promote anti-bullying efforts, welcoming atmosphere

Cunningham Elementary School is going above and beyond to create a safe and welcoming environment for students and their families with catchy videos that promote the campus' bullying prevention efforts and daily attendance.

September 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

Turlock Unified approves pay raise, higher benefit cap for employees

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a salary increase and higher uniform benefit cap for a number of positions ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

College district trustee candidates face off in forum

The three candidates vying for the District 3 seat on the Yosemite Community College District's Board of Trustees discussed a number of issues, including ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

UC Merced kicks off historic $1.3 billion expansion

The University of California, Merced, broke ground Friday on the largest expansion project in campus history.

October 14, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Denair teachers still hoping for full salary restoration

Denair Unified School District teachers are saying that a modest one-time payment approved by the Board of Trustees last week is just not enough to ...

October 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

White supremacy posters spark outcry at Stanislaus State

Posters at Stanislaus State have raised concerns on and off campus as they accuse a student of leading an extremist hate group that is responsible ...

October 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Meeting offers information on Pharmacy Technician program

Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a Pharmacy Technician Training Program information meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in John Muir Hall, room ...

October 11, 2016 | | Education

Stanislaus State receives $7.2 million to fund STEM programs

With the help of two grants totaling $7.2 million, Stanislaus State is hoping to increase the number of students in science, technology, engineering and ...

October 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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