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Budget woes, molding next generation all part of being a school trustee

America's democratic government relies on citizens to volunteer their time to serve in leadership positions for the well-being of their communities. The position of school district trustee is one of the most important elected offices in every city, as education is the key to creating prosperous communities.

July 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Local veteran sets sights on nursing program

As a Merced College instructor, one of my greatest privileges is working with our student veterans, many of whom are using their GI Bill benefits to prepare themselves for an increasingly competitive job market.

July 26, 2013 | BY CARY COBURN Community contributor | Education


Office of Education holds backpack drive for homeless students

In partnership with Volunteers of America's annual Operation Backpack campaign, the Stanislaus County Office of Education is collecting new backpacks and school supplies on behalf of homeless students throughout Stanislaus County.

July 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Freedom writer comes to Valley

Manuel Scott, an original freedom writer whose story is told in a 2007 Hollywood film, is coming to Modesto to share his story of struggle and success to inspire the youth.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Earl's Cardoso moves on to state Teacher of the Year contest

A Dennis Earl Elementary third grade teacher is one step closer to becoming the 2013 Teacher of the Year.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Geometry camp offers head start for students

Most students shut their textbooks and retire their math skills at the end of the school year. But 32 dedicated students took advantage of the summer break to boost their geometry skills.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Da Marto earns accolades from national school superintendents

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny Da Marto was named one of five finalists for the 2013 National Superintendent of the Year award by the National Association of School Superintendents.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair schools cut more teachers

Despite missing a crucial deadline to send out teacher layoff notices, the Denair Unified School District cut more employee hours and positions in an effort to avoid a state takeover.

July 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


College students face grim news on loan rates

When Pitman High School graduate Gabbie Khasha walked to the podium to receive her diploma, she thought she was taking the first step on the path to higher education. But as her college starting date approaches, the financial burden and reality of the cost of tuition is throwing a roadblock in her future.

July 16, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Layoffs legal, more to come, says DUSD super

Despite questions of legality, recent teacher layoff notices issued by Denair Unified School District will not be rescinded - and even more positions are set to be cut, according to DUSD interim superintendent.

July 16, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock FFA finds success at state fair

Bringing home eight first place awards and a best of show from the California State Fair has made it the best year so far for the Turlock High School FFA Ag Mechanics team.

July 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Welch resigns from TUSD Board of Trustees

The search is on for a new Turlock Unified School District Trustee after Grady Welch resigned his seat last week.

July 09, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Pitman student takes first place at national business leaders conference

Speaking eloquently in a professional setting can be nerve-wrecking, even for some of the business world's top leaders. But not for Pitman High senior Ashlyn Inman.

July 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


THS students aim for State Fair honors with FFA projects

Working from sunrise until the wee hours of the next morning has become a normal summer day for Turlock High FFA members as they put the finishing touches on their welding projects for the California State Fair.

July 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair trustees take steps to win back public trust

The Denair Unified School District's meeting on Thursday marked a distinct change in public opinion on how the board is dealing with its financial crisis.

June 28, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Young filmmaker attends White House screening

If asked one year ago whether or not she could imagine herself at the White House with President Barack Obama watching a short film she had made, Erin Benning would have most likely laughed.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Panel addresses culture of violence in schools

Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University withdraws recognition of Christian student group

Stanislaus Christian Fellowship Chi Alpha is crying discrimination to a recently implemented open-membership policy, which has been enforced by the California State University system in an effort to eliminate discrimination in student organizations system wide.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC Speech and Debate team successful at State Championship competition

The Modesto Junior College Speech and Debate team returned with armfuls of awards from their performances at the California Community College Forensics Association State Championship.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Education


Budding math skills to be focus of spring camp

Opportunities that allow students to multiply their math expertise never take a break-not even during spring break.

March 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD revises final exam schedule

The Turlock Unified School District and Turlock Teachers Association has come to a settlement agreement regarding a disputed high school final exam week schedule.

March 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Grant to benefit CSU Stanislaus foster youth, veterans

Pursuing a college degree can be a financially exhausting investment-particularly for former foster youth and student veterans who are oftentimes left without reliable financial resources or dependable support systems to aid them on their academic journey.

March 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students go 'green' on St. Paddy's Day

City of Turlock Go Green Coordinator Toni Cordell and City employees visited various school sites on Tuesday to promote environmental conservation. Along with teaching the students about environmentally friendly techniques like how to compost, reduce waste, recycle and conserve water, the kids also got to help plant, water and name trees. The trees planted by Wakefield's 2nd grade classes on Tuesday were a Red Maple, October Glory and Cedrus Deodara (California Christmas tree). The city workers plan to visit various other schools throughout the week.

March 17, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


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