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Stanislaus students teach hands-on science to local youth

California State University, Stanislaus students put the fun in chemistry on Tuesday when they assisted dozens of children in performing science experiments at the Turlock Salvation Army summer program. The college students and younger children used ordinary household ingredients to demonstrate the use of science in real life.

July 03, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Marching band represents Turlock in National Independence Day Parade

As 4th of July celebrations kick off today across the Valley, 112 local students will be representing Turlock in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C.

July 03, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Renovations underway at Turlock High School

While students are enjoying the summer away from teachers, homework, and the pressure of high school life, Turlock High School is undergoing a massive renovation throughout its entire campus to prepare for the upcoming school year.

June 29, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


California asks for relief from ‘No Child Left Behind’

California has now joined the list of states requesting a waiver from the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as "No Child Left Behind."

June 26, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Grant allows Hilmar to offer summer language academy

While most area students are spending their summer relaxing and enjoying a break from the rigors of the academic year, 93 Hilmar students are learning about another culture.

June 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Raising the bar

Turlock High School is continuing its quest to raise the bar on academic excellence by expanding its Advanced Placement program. THS currently offers 15 AP courses and is adding four new ones in the 2012-2013 school year: AP Psychology, AP Macroeconomics, AP Human Geography, and AP Environmental Science.

June 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Medeiros educator to compete for California Teacher of the Year title

The Stanislaus County Office of Education recently announced that Angela Freeman from Medeiros Elementary School will be one of two educators to represent the county in the 2012 California Teacher of the Year competition.

June 15, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


More salary cuts in store for school employees

Despite opposition from teacher and classified employee unions, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday adopted a 2012-13 budget that includes a 2.4 percent salary cut for all employees.

June 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Hilmar graduates its centennial class

Hilmar High School celebrated its 100th commencement Thursday night at McSweeney Field. After the last high school diploma was handed out a massive fireworks display lit up the night sky as a flashing "Class of 2012 100 Years" sign made the night's event one to remember.

June 08, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Looking back at 100 years

Dozens of Hilmar residents gathered on Tuesday night to celebrate Hilmar High School's centennial year. A 100-year commemorative sign honoring the traditions and memories made by the students for nearly 10 decades was unveiled at the event.

June 05, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


KTL educator retires after 40 years

When Keyes to Learning Principal Lee Ann Stangl launched one of the state's first charter schools in 1995 there was a lot of resistance to the idea, but she remained steadfast to her belief that parents and students wanted a choice in education - something that was not readily available at the time.

June 05, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Osborn folklorico dancers perform at Gallo

Five years ago the ballet folklorico group, known as Los Luceros de Osborn, started with three elementary students. On Thursday, a thriving group of sixty members had its most memorable performance ever at the Gallo Center of the Arts in Modesto in front of hundreds of people.

June 01, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


New web portal offers students career advice

Local students now have a direct portal to view career options online. State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson unveiled the new California Career Center web portal to help middle school and high school students explore their options and plan their next steps toward productive careers.

June 01, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Graduation Day: Come rain, wind or dead of night — the future cometh

The class of 2012 at Turlock High School and Pitman High School said goodbye to the past and hello to the future Friday night during graduation.

May 25, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


2,500 grads walk at Shirvani’s last commencement at Stanislaus

Coming to the end of a journey can be a sad time, but for the nearly 2,500 graduates at California State University, Stanislaus' 52nd annual commencement on Thursday, joy and a sense of accomplishment were the emotions of the day.

May 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


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University honor society shines light on censorship during Banned Books Week

The California State University, Stanislaus chapter of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Mu Xi, is hoping to raise awareness and draw public attention to the issue of censoring books with a series of events planned during Banned Books Week.

September 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cunningham goes to the pigs

The delighted squeals from both children and pigs could be heard at Cunningham Elementary School on Wednesday morning for the school's "Pig Day." The event, which was spearheaded by the school's second grade teachers, was created to help students better engage with Common Core State Standards.

September 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Grant to allow Turlock Adult School to expand services

Funding for the Turlock Adult School is expected to undergo a few changes, thanks to a generous grant from the Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. The grant, which totals to $482,510, will go towards increasing and enhancing Adult Secondary Education, Adult Basic Education, and ESL Civics.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University invites community to carnival, concert

California State University, Stanislaus is hoping to bridge the gap between town and gown this Sunday with games, food, and activities at the fourth annual StanFest Community Carnival. Hosted by Associated Student Incorporated, the free event will give members of the university and the community the perfect opportunity to come together and have fun.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cows help local chapter graze their way to National FFA Convention

Herds of cows have been popping up all over Turlock and the organization responsible is Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus remains one of the 'Best in the West'

Right on the tails of California State University, Stanislaus's recognition in Money magazine, Forbes magazine, and the Princeton Review, the university also recently earned acclamation from the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional colleges in the west for the 19th consecutive year.

September 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees to change election process

The Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees took the first step towards a transition from an at-large election process to a by-trustee area election process at their meeting Tuesday night.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair's Neve Foresti effortlessly does it all

Even at her young age, Denair resident Neve Foresti has a lot of achievements under her belt. The sophomore from Modesto High School has already earned recognition as a piano playing aficionado, a skillful tennis player, an engineering enthusiast, and is even enrolled in the school's International Baccalaureate program.

September 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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