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Turlock Unified approves salary increase, greater benefits cap for teachers

After months of negotiations that at one time ended in an impasse, Turlock Unified School District has officially reached an agreement with the over 700 members of Turlock Teachers Association.

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Senator Bill Bradley to speak at Stanislaus State

A United States Senator, Olympic gold medalist, Rhodes Scholar, two-time NBA champion and former presidential candidate will speak at Stanislaus State this month as part of the University's Executive Speaker Series.

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modesto Junior College in running for $1 million Aspen Prize

The achievements of Modesto Junior College are undeniable after the school was named as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges to be eligible for the biennial $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Charter principal to resign at end of school year to raise family

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy Principal Sara Michelena announced her intent to resign at the end of the school year, her dedication to making sure children succeed will not disappear, but rather refocus on helping a different class of children: her two young daughters.

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman High to start up new computer science class

Pitman High School will program students with the knowledge they need for a career in computer science beginning next year with "Exploring Computer Science AB," a new course offering that will introduce students to the breadth of the field through exploring a multitude of topics.

January 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


More setbacks prompt Turlock Unified to delay gym completion date, increase project budget

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees were willing-but not all too delighted-to approve another increase to the budget for the girls gymnasium modernization project at Turlock High School, which cannot seem to catch a break from dry rot discoveries, delayed orders and stormy weather.

January 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


THS drama, speech teacher wins regional Educator of the Year title

Although Turlock High School drama and speech teacher Michele VanNieuwenhuyzen is arguably more accustomed to helping push her students into the spotlight, she took the stage on Tuesday for a change when she was recognized as the California League of High Schools' "Educator of the Year" for Region 6, which includes Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Tuolumne and Stanislaus counties.

January 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified approves immersion program at Wakefield

With registration for Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy and Wakefield Elementary School right around the corner, the Dual Immersion Expansion Team at Turlock Unified School District gathered before the Board of Trustees on Tuesday to provide a clearer picture of what those two sites will look like come next school year.

January 19, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Charter to pilot new math program

Principal Sara Michelena is hoping that all of her students at Denair Elementary Charter Academy will wrap up the school year with a stronger grasp of mathematics following the school's decision to pilot McGraw-Hill MyMath, a standards-based mathematics program.

January 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State students to help community get active through free exercise program

Stanislaus State kinesiology students do not think it is enough to conclude their college careers with diploma in hand.

January 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified adopts program to improve air quality

Fifth and sixth graders at Brown Elementary School received an air quality lesson on Thursday as part of the Healthy Air Living Schools Program, which has been adopted by Turlock Unified School District to prioritize student health and safety.

January 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


EDUCATION NOTES

The appeal of University of California Merced is undeniable as the campus received 22,632 applications for Fall 2016.

January 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified serves up healthy afterschool meals

The excitement surrounding Denair Unified School District's new afterschool food program was exemplified on Tuesday when over 50 students piled into Denair Middle School's cafeteria in the first 10 minutes after the bell rang for a free, healthy meal.

January 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Countywide survey finds Denair least teacher-friendly; Turlock Unified falls in middle

A recent Teacher Happiness Index Survey conducted by the California Teachers Association Office in Ceres that was intended to open the eyes of school districts in Stanislaus County did just that for Denair Unified School District, which was ranked as the worst school district in the county in terms of teacher happiness.

January 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Dutcher Middle School puts on ‘Aladdin’ production

For 15 years Dutcher Middle School has been producing high quality theatre productions with their students that bring together the community and allow for the students to showcase their talent and hard work.

January 07, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Education


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Stan State hosts Science Day

Stanislaus State will present its Fifth Annual Science Day free to the public today. The open-house environment will feature activities from 10 a.m. to ...

February 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Dennis Earl pilots ‘Comfort Corners’ for troubled students

While the words "go to the corner" are oftentimes the precursor to a form of punishment for rebellious students acting up in the classroom, going ...

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State engages in month-long dialogue on equity, diversity

Key leaders from Stanislaus State and the City of Turlock gathered for a roundtable discussion on Friday that celebrated diversity and encouraged inclusivity both on ...

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Committee to make decision on school district boundary line

The verdict whether or not to redraw the boundary line between Denair Unified School District and Turlock Unified School District, which would send potential Denair ...

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Congressional competition gives students chance to display art at U.S. Capitol

Local students with an artistic ability fit for the United States Capitol will have the opportunity to showcase their talent during the 2016 Congressional Art ...

February 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified appoints Trevethan as Superintendent

Turlock Unified School District is positioned to continue the success seen in a new era of leadership following the Board of Trustees' decision to remove ...

February 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High NJROTC cadet receives $180,000 scholarship

Within months of graduating Turlock High School, senior Colby McCann has two dreams he aims to pursue, and thanks to a four-year $180,000 Navy ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman business leaders advance to state competition

Nearly 500 students from the Future Business Leaders of America met at Pitman High School on Saturday for the Central Section FBLA Leadership Conference, an ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


The Pride Awakens

Pitman High School students celebrated not just winter sports, but all extracurricular clubs on campus this week during the fifth annual Hoopscoming that culminated on ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock coaches voice concerns over proposed Facility Use Fee

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees President Frank Lima described the annual review of the District's Facility Use Fees perfectly when he called ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Academic decathlon to put local students to the test

Known as the "biggest academic event for local schools," the 36th annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon will kick off this weekend with a two-day series ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State begins search for new president

Following current Stanislaus State President Joseph F. Sheley's retirement announcement in November, the California State University Board of Trustees will hold an open forum ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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