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Local FFA members honored during national convention

Denair High School graduate Kenneth Carder definitely made an impression during the 89th National Future Farmers of America Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week when he was awarded the American FFA Degree - the organization's highest honor and an accomplishment not seen at DHS in six years.

October 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


THS Navy JROTC hosts annual Bulldog Challenge

Turlock High School's Navy JROTC program hosted its 4th annual Bulldog Challenge Field Meet on Saturday. Thirteen Central Valley schools from Dinuba to Stockton converged at THS for an all-day athletic, academic and air rifle competition. Over 700 students competed in various events such volleyball, soft ball, tug-o-war, mile relay and the very tough SEAL challenge or Ironman/Ironwoman competition. Ten of the schools competed in a Brain Brawl academic competition and cardboard boat race. THS' NJROTC brought home the first place trophy in academics, and the Bulldog air rifle team remains undefeated in competitions for the 2016-2017 season ...

October 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State recognized with National Community Service Honor

Exemplary community service programs and strong community partnerships have earned Stanislaus State a place on the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Roll, marking nearly a decade that the local university has made the list.

October 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Progress continues to grow at school farm

It just takes one drive down Taylor Road in Turlock to realize that the Turlock Unified School District Farm has come a long ways since its inception approximately four years ago.

October 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Julien Elementary honored for school garden project

Julien Elementary School was one of 56 recipients throughout California to receive the Golden Bell Award - the state's leading educational honor - for its school garden project.

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State to host annual open house, preview day

Stanislaus State is hoping to inspire hundreds of prospective students to attend next year as they welcome them to the college campus Saturday for the Admissions and Outreach Services Department's annual preview day and open house.

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | 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 Tuesday evening in order to continue attracting and retaining the best employees for the district.

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 campus safety, improving graduation rates and providing more jobs, during a forum hosted Thursday by the Stanislaus County League of Women Voters.

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 heal the financial wounds they received nearly four years ago when they were dealt 8 percent pay cuts in the face of a potential State takeover.

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 for propagating white-supremacist messages at college campuses across the nation.

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 260, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue.

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 math fields and help high-achieving, low-income students complete degree programs.

October 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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


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Articles by Section - Education


Come Back Kids program moves to a new location in Turlock

With a new location in Turlock, the Come Back Kids Charter School Program is hoping that increased accessibility and a larger space will encourage more ...

January 19, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified votes to solicit bids for Child Nutrition Education Center again

A scaled-back proposal for the Child Nutrition Education Center that was more in line with Turlock Unified School District's budget was presented to the ...

January 19, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian celebrates open house

The new elementary campus officially opened for school Jan. 4 of this year after being purchased last spring from the Medic Alert Foundation. "I want ...

January 19, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Education


Third graders make blankets to keep peers warm following trauma

Whether or not they have been exposed to violence or trauma themselves, third grade students at Medeiros Elementary School selflessly empathized with those who have ...

January 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified receives grants to boost college, career readiness

Denair Unified School District will be busy over the next month finalizing how to spend two $75,000 College Readiness Block Grants - whether it's ...

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local elementary campuses receive school garden grants

The school garden at Walnut Elementary Education Center will receive some much needed upgrades after the elementary campus was selected as one of 44 schools ...

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman String Quartet to perform in Beatles, Rolling Stones showdown

Who is the greatest rock band of all time: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified sets aside another $3M for future growth needs

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $3 million for land acquisition and development during their last meeting to accommodate existing and future growth ...

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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