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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 its doors in 2020, will not only provide necessary resources for academic success at the heart of the university, but also a source of campus pride for all students at Stanislaus State.

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 and community were paramount to the department. Now as the Turlock Police Chief, Amirfar's commitment to Turlock schools hasn't faltered. Instead it has fortified into one that aims to provide more assistance and an even quicker response to more 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 University Board of Trustees approved a controversial tuition hike that will go into effect this fall.

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 to fruition following the Board of Trustee's decision to award the project's bid to Royce Construction during their Tuesday meeting.

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DECA BALLET FOLKLÓRICO

Denair Elementary Charter Academy students performed their first Ballet Folklórico in front of their families and peers during an assembly on Friday. According to principal Lucy Zamora, the Ballet Folklórico group was formed earlier this year to help promote multicultural education throughout the school. Zamora said that she believed Ballet Folklórico was an important program for her students because it improves their listening and social skills. During the inaugural performance on Friday, over 50 students performed Ballet Folklórico dance routines, including "Rondas Infantiles," "La Polka Randera," "La Raspa," and "Los Machetes," and donned costumes that represented ...

March 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU to consider tuition increase

A potential tuition increase could take effect as early as this fall, pending approval from the California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

March 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State continues to be a leader in water conservation

Even in the midst of what officials are calling a historically wet year, Stanislaus State is still doing its part to make sure that not one drop of water goes to waste.

March 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Chamber Ag Committee awards $27,500 in scholarships

Turlock High School senior Charley Baptista's hard work in her school's FFA program and local 4-H club in the past paid off - literally - Tuesday as she received a $1,000 scholarship from the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee during their annual luncheon at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

March 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified takes a look at first Measure N and O projects

Since construction was completed in 2002, the Pitman High School B-Wing's heating and cooling equipment has been operated through a centralized control system, often leaving students and teachers either too hot or too cold with no possibility for room-to-room adjustment. Turlock Unified School District is hoping to correct this issue very soon as discussions began Monday on different Measure N and Measure O projects, including how to improve heating, ventilation and air conditioning at the high school site.

March 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced students help refugees navigate healthcare

The healthcare system can be tricky to understand, from signing up for health insurance to booking a doctor's appointment – and that's for people who were born in this country. For refugees, healthcare is a slippery and confusing slope that they are often expected to climb alone, which is why Public Health students at the University of California, Merced, have taken it upon themselves to simplify the system for the area's newest immigrant families.

March 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock Junior High places first in Regional Science Olympiad

Judging by the results of the 31st annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad, it might be hard to believe that just a few years ago Turlock Junior High School didn't even have a Science Olympiad team. Once the program was revived at the junior high by a couple of parents three years ago, however, students not only proved themselves to be worthy contenders against their more experienced opponents, but surpassed them altogether by winning first place during this year's competition.

March 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Four Denair Unified employees leave district

At the end of a lengthy Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting that spanned over the course of five hours Thursday evening, the district accepted the resignation of two certificated employees and informed two more who were on probation that their contracts would not be renewed for the 2017-18 school year.

March 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State prepares students for the future with annual Career Fair

Although she still has yet to graduate from Stanislaus State, junior Emily Lamas has big dreams to one day work alongside the likes of Adrian Gonzalez and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of their media relations team.

March 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with proposal to expand parking at Wakefield

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees is hoping a proposal to expand the parking lot in front of Wakefield Elementary School will help alleviate congestion around the campus, which continues to attract more students for its dual immersion program and extended-day transitional kindergarten and kindergarten class offerings.

March 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fusion Charter renewed for another five years

Justin Jones attended 11 high schools before he finally found his place at Fusion Charter.

March 07, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Rare condition doesn’t hold Denair student back

For most girls, a nomination for their high school's homecoming court brings with it a myriad of decisions to be made: Flats or heels ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pride culinary program gets taste of downtown

Though students in Pitman High School's culinary program are used to creating new recipes and whipping up dishes in the classroom, they still have ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Test scores remain stagnant statewide, locally

After a lengthy delay, the 2017 scores for the online California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test in English language arts and mathematics were ...

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district elections approaching

With the Nov. 7 Consolidated District Election exactly one month away, three local races are heating up as candidates step forward to govern the area ...

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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