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Report shows how California can achieve tuition free college education

Presenting a different perspective on the common misconception that eliminating tuition costs for all California college students would be too costly, a policy paper released Tuesday said that a tuition free college education in California could actually cost taxpayers as little as $48 per year.

January 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Application period open for Stanislaus Community Foundation scholarships

Current or future college students in Stanislaus County looking for financial assistance but seeking to avoid stacks of applications need look no further than the Stanislaus Community Foundation Scholarship Program, which is offering students a way to apply to 18 different scholarships through one central application process.

January 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Salmon the spotlight of annual school program

It's not every day that a school of fish actually gets to go to school.

January 20, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Dual immersion program bumps up enrollment at Wakefield

The success of the new dual immersion program at Wakefield Elementary School this year can be quantified in little "'aha' moments" every day, according to kindergarten teacher Maria Montejano, who said she was initially afraid to teach in the program after growing up as part of a migrant family.

January 20, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | 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 people who - for whatever reason - were unable to complete high school to "come back" and finally earn their diploma.

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 Board of Trustees Tuesday, a month after the project was found to cost a considerable amount more than what was originally anticipated.

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 to thank the Medic Alert Foundation who worked helpfully and helped us negotiate a purchase of this building. They are excited for us being here," said Matt Swanson, chairman of the board for Turlock Christian. Swanson also thanked the City of Turlock for their help in quickly getting the campus completed. "This is a project that wouldn't be done without their cooperation," said Swanson. "It's so exciting to have a city that works ...

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 by making and donating over 40 blankets to Focusing on Children Under Stress, a program that helps students who have undergone a emotionally disturbing experience by making sure the school they attend knows to focus on the child and handle them with care.

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 through funding Advanced Placement programs, college prep or interventions - to make sure students are college and career ready at Denair High School and Denair Charter Academy.

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 throughout California for "Dig It," a school garden program made available through Tractor Supply Company.

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 needs; however, there are no immediate plans to build a new school on the horizon.

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Hindu community urges California schools to recognize Diwali holiday

The Hindu community is hoping that schools throughout California will take action to declare an official holiday on Diwali, one of the biggest Hindu festivals that aims to dispel darkness through light, before the next school year.

January 06, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Dutcher students bring ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’ to stage

An ogre will be spotted roaming the campus of Turlock High School this month, but no need to grab a pitchfork. Given a closer look, the ogre is in fact Dutcher Middle School eighth grader Eli Covarrubias, who is busy perfecting lines and choreography with his peers for the school's production of "Shrek the Musical Jr." before opening night.

January 05, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Free GED program at MJC Community Education

Modesto Junior College Community Education is offering a free, student focused program to help people earn their General Education Diplomas.

January 05, 2017 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Adult Literacy Program seeks volunteer tutors

While the ability to read and write is often taken for granted by many, it is not a guaranteed skill set shared by everyone. With ...

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New student apartment complex nears completion

College students on the hunt for housing next year will have another option to choose from with the construction of The Vista - right across the ...

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Life on the farm

For sisters Clarissa and Kai Bourchier, the Turlock Unified School District Farm represents much more than a plot of land. For the two Pitman High ...

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University hopes to spark ‘The New Stan State’ with innovative center

Members of the University Student Union are anticipating that a $52 million renovation plan for a state-of-the-art University Student Center, which is slated to open ...

March 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Police chief maintains commitment to Turlock schools

When Nino Amirfar started with the Turlock Police Department in 1990, he said that it was clear to him even then that the students, schools ...

March 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State: Tuition increase threatens current, future students

For the first time since 2011, students attending Stanislaus State will have to fork over more money to fund their education after the California State ...

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with nutrition center, roofing projects

Turlock Unified School District's vision of transforming a former car dealership into its new and innovative Child Nutrition Education Center is one step closer ...

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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