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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


Future City competition to kick off this weekend

Aspiring engineers will get their first shot at making the world a better place through showcasing waste management solutions embedded in their vision of a future city on Saturday during the Stanislaus County Future City Practice Competition.

January 07, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


TUSD Board will place general obligation bond measures on November ballot

After nearly a year of advisory meetings, workshops, surveys and analysis, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to place two ...

June 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced to double campus size by 2020

The University of California, Merced, has announced plans for its next major phase of campus development. The four-year construction project will nearly double the physical ...

June 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Conference highlights food, housing insecurity among CSU students

College students tend to have a lot on their plates, like homework, papers and exams. But, the one thing that many are missing on their ...

June 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


eCademy Charter to see changes in coming years

While eCademy Charter School, the newest addition to the Turlock Unified School District, has only been open for four academic years, the school is revamping ...

June 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Graduation rates continue to rise locally, statewide

Graduation rates around the state of California climbed for the sixth year in a row in 2015, and local school districts were no exception to ...

June 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


MJC Medical Assisting Program offers fall and spring starts to meet demand

Following the community's growing demand for highly-skilled, credentialed medical assistance, the Modesto Junior College Medical Assistance Program will now offer a spring semester option ...

June 16, 2016 | | Education


THS Math Club adds up wins at area competitions

The Turlock High School Math Club once again has a reason – or reasons – to celebrate. The club won big at the Modesto Junior College 43rd ...

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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