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Astronaut visits local school, delivers ‘soil to stars’ message

National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut and U.S. Congressional candidate Jose Hernandez visited Denair Middle School to bring hundreds of students an inspirational message of hope and to deliver his father's recipe for success.

April 17, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district honors succeeding students

Turlock area students were recently honored by local leaders during the Every Student Succeeding awards program in Modesto. Every Student Succeeding honors students who have overcome and succeeded against challenges, have gone beyond expectations and have won the hearts of their teachers and staff. The honor is given by the Association of School Administrators Stanislaus Charter and the Stanislaus County Office of Education.

April 13, 2012 | | Education


Crowell students spring into mathematics

While most children spend their spring break doing anything but thinking about school work, 90 students from Crowell Elementary are in school perfecting their math skills during a one-week math camp.

April 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Keys to Learning students shine at Academic Pentathlon

The Keys to Learning Charter Academic pentathlon team collected 14 medals during the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Junior High Pentathlon, held last week in Modesto.

April 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Matoso steps in as CSUS athletic director

California State University, Stanislaus named Michael J. Matoso as the university's new athletic director.

April 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Nature walk project 30 years in the making set to open in fall

Lying alongside Monte Vista Avenue, just past Geer Road, a nearly-completed California State University, Stanislaus arboretum will stand as a living testament to a professor's vision.

April 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Guest professor to discuss Portuguese-American immigration

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth professor Frank Souza will offer a free, public presentation on the Portuguese-American immigrant experience at California State University, Stanislaus.

April 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Warrior Day back in the mix after student petition

The rumors of Warrior Day's demise may have been greatly exaggerated.

April 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Crowell readies to ‘rock the test’

A loud and raucous gathering of Crowell Elementary students could be heard screaming on Thursday - all because of a test.

April 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Two initiatives, one goal: Save California’s failing education system

California ranks 47th nationally in per-pupil spending and has the largest class sizes in the country. Over the last three years, $20 billion has been cut from schools and more than 40,000 educators have been laid off.

April 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


County Office of Education seeks Leadership Academy applications

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department is currently accepting applications for its 2012-13 Leadership Academy - a program designed to develop the leadership potential of high school juniors and seniors.

April 03, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Band fundraiser serves up McDonald’s with a smile

Pitman High School Principal Rod Hollars, Athletic Director Dave Walls, Band Director Rueben Modesto and a host of Pitman High band students and supporters invaded the McDonald's on Geer Road Tuesday evening.

April 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


State lauds Merced College infant, toddler program

Last year Modesto Junior College cut its entire child development center for students with children. At the same time Merced College expanded its program to receive students as well as non-students.

April 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD moves ahead with TK program

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the implementation of a transitional kindergarten program for the 2012-13 school year, despite uncertain state budget scenarios.

April 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Principal credits enriched education as key to school’s success

Walnut Elementary Education Center was singled out by the California Department of Education on Thursday as a 2012 California Distinguished School.

March 30, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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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