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Pitman students sweep Congressional Art Competition

Pitman High School is home to some of the top artists in the 10th Congressional District, and they have the hardware to show for it after Pride students recently took home the top three spots in the Congressional Art Competition.

May 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Fair offers teachers kits for Ag in the Classroom

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local classrooms to teach students about the importance of agriculture in the community.

May 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Support group looks to provide safe space for transgender community

Jenna Stone knows the ins and outs of being transgender. Over the course of her 13-year transition, she has endured the slurs and stares, the confusion and contention, and, thankfully, encouragement and acceptance from her peers. Having experienced the struggle first hand, Stone now hopes to help others accept and love themselves through the Stanislaus Transgender Support Group.

May 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


4-H calls alumni and friends to join its new network

California 4-H is looking to boost its standing and help it win a national competition by building a network of 4-H alumni and friends.

May 02, 2017 | | Education


R.A.I.S.E. Festival puts spotlight on special needs

As volunteers around the city got their hands dirty participating in Love Turlock, another community event gave back to the community in a different way. The third annual R.A.I.S.E. Festival was held in conjunction with the city-wide service program Saturday at the fairgrounds, raising awareness for children with special needs and providing services for their families.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pitman students earn silver at state FBLA conference

Some say video games and education don't mix, but Pitman High School students Marcus Smith, Omar Vallejo and Abram Galvez proved skeptics wrong by earning statewide recognition recently at the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference. The trio created a video game that wowed judges at the conference in April, securing them a second-place title and one-way ticket to compete at the national level in Anaheim this June.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock wins Iron Chef trophy

It was a windy evening at Woods Furniture Gallery as Turlock's two high schools faced off during the Turlock Education Foundation's fourth annual Iron Chef Competition, but the gusts couldn't blow away the sweet taste of victory for Turlock High School when they were crowned champions of the culinary showdown for the first time since 2014.

April 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


‘Buddy benches’ promote inclusion at Brown Elementary

Sometimes all it takes to make a new friend is a smile, a wave or even sitting next to someone on a bench. Newly-installed "buddy benches" at Brown Elementary School aim to encourage interaction between students, helping those who may feel lonely foster new relationships with their classmates.

April 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Local ag students shine at state convention

As Turlock High School senior Robert Marchy walked over to the agriculture buildings on the school campus Thursday afternoon he was met with shouts of "turn around, let's see it!" Just like a boxer proudly wearing their championship belt, Marchy's new blue corduroy jacket was attracting attention.

April 27, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Students trade in pencils for shovels in celebration of Arbor Day

Recess at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy will be much shadier in years to come, thanks to the hard work of the school's students who planted ten new trees along the campus' border in celebration of National Arbor Day.

April 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State students rally in midst of racism fears

Amid Stanislaus State's ongoing investigation into a video depicting student Nathan Damigo punching a woman in the face at protests in Berkeley earlier this month, members of the school's student body urged administration to take action against their fellow classmate and alleged white supremacist during a rally on campus Wednesday afternoon.

April 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


University to dedicate peace monument as issues of racism linger on campus

California State University, Stanislaus is welcoming the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to the campus on Thursday for a dedication of a Peace Pole, a symbol of humanity's hope for a better world.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Turlock instructors named finalists for Teachers of the Year

Two Turlock educators who go above and beyond for their students were recently rewarded for their commitment to learning by being named finalists for the 2017 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year program, which not only honors local teachers and celebrates excellence in education, but also provides an opportunity for teachers to receive state and national recognition.

April 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


YCCD hosts open forums for Chancellor candidate finalists

The Yosemite Community College District is moving forward with its second chance at finding a new Chancellor.

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Stanislaus State investigating violence at Berkeley protests

Stanislaus State has launched an investigation into a video which surfaced over the weekend, seemingly showing one of their students, Nathan Damigo, punching a woman in the face at protests in Berkeley on Saturday.

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Extended day kindergarten coming to Crowell School

A pilot program at Crowell Elementary School will provide additional learning time for students in the campus' transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes during the 2017-2018 ...

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock school board welcomes new trustee

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees embraced a new face at their meeting Tuesday night, voting to accept a provisional appointment of longtime ...

June 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD tech interns gain hands-on experience

Chris Gemperle was just three years old when his parents gave him his first computer, and since then, the Turlock High School senior has had ...

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district demolishes trees around Dennis Earl

Many Turlock residents driving around Dennis Earl Elementary School over the past week were shocked to find all of the trees lining the front grounds ...

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Proposed budget for Denair Unified focuses on DECA expansion, new textbooks

The rapidly-expanding Denair Elementary Charter Academy will add classrooms for its growing dual-immersion program, and students throughout the Denair Unified School District will be able ...

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD considering budget with $2.8 million boost in funding

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees received a tentative budget for the 2017-2018 school year at their June 6 meeting, which detailed a ...

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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