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Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC offers county's first addiction counseling program

As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program's state licensing exam. Once licensed, students can apply their knowledge and expertise to help individuals who are battling addictions.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD hopes increased rate of pay will draw in more substitute teachers

At their first regular board meeting of the school year, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an increase to the daily and long term rate of pay for substitute teachers in hopes of attracting more eligible educators to Denair schools.

August 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trash goes high tech at UC Merced

University of California, Merced is taking trash collection to the next level by incorporating new high-tech, solar-powered receptacles onto their campus.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut teacher wins national Environmental Education award

Walnut Elementary teacher Bret Sutterly has taken the 'Go Green' message to heart in his classroom and his efforts have been recognized on a national level.

August 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Denair enlists motivational speakers to help start off the year

On top of the usual excitement that accompanies going back to school, Denair Unified School District will be hosting two popular motivational speakers with the hope they can give the District the inspiration it needs to kick off the school year.

August 08, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Upperclassmen offer advice to incoming freshmen before move-in day

For California State University, Stanislaus' incoming freshmen, the first day of college is quickly approaching and students may be lacking the guidance they need to have a successful first year. In an effort to enlighten these students, upperclassmen at CSU Stanislaus offer their own experiences and advice in hopes of preparing them just in time for move-in day on Aug. 17.

August 08, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Promise Scholars Program helps foster youth achieve a college education

For many high school students, senior year is a whirlwind of college applications and acceptance letters. However, for many former foster youth who have been emancipated from the State of California's foster care system, the idea of going to college is regarded as less attainable and oftentimes impossible.

August 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian FFA makes an impression at Stanislaus County Fair

The Future Farmers of America chapter at Turlock Christian had a successful turnout at the Stanislaus County Fair last month. Increasing their number of showmen from six to 19 this year, TC FFA showcased a total of 21 animals and brought home a number of awards, including Supreme Champion Market Lamb.

August 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus makes prestigious college guide for ninth straight year

For the ninth year in a row, California State University, Stanislaus has secured a spot in the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review's "The Best 379 Colleges" guide.

August 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denham supports higher education bills

This week, United States Representative Jeff Denham supported four House passed bills that will go towards making higher education a more accessible and affordable goal for young students across the nation.

August 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Volunteers share One Purpose in supporting college students

Over the course of six weeks, beginning on Aug. 28, approximately 300 volunteers from the One Purpose fund drive will head out into the community to raise money for California State University, Stanislaus students. The campaign, headed by John and June Rogers, will collect donations and pledges for student success, all of which will go towards scholarships.

August 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Teacher tips for setting children up for success in kindergarten

Each year, another group of parents or guardians embarks on the difficult, and at times overwhelming, task of preparing their children for kindergarten. To help alleviate the confusion and uncertainty, the Turlock Unified School District and local kindergarten teachers offered advice and emphasized the importance of preparing children early in order to make the transition as smooth as possible.

August 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus named 'Top College' for post-grad success

California State University, Stanislaus has been recognized by a number of publications, such as the Princeton Review and Time magazine, for qualities that emphasize access, affordability and overall education outcomes. This week, it was these attributes that earned the university acclaim from two more prominent financial publications.

August 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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University honor society shines light on censorship during Banned Books Week

The California State University, Stanislaus chapter of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Mu Xi, is hoping to raise awareness and draw public attention to the issue of censoring books with a series of events planned during Banned Books Week.

September 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cunningham goes to the pigs

The delighted squeals from both children and pigs could be heard at Cunningham Elementary School on Wednesday morning for the school's "Pig Day." The event, which was spearheaded by the school's second grade teachers, was created to help students better engage with Common Core State Standards.

September 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Grant to allow Turlock Adult School to expand services

Funding for the Turlock Adult School is expected to undergo a few changes, thanks to a generous grant from the Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. The grant, which totals to $482,510, will go towards increasing and enhancing Adult Secondary Education, Adult Basic Education, and ESL Civics.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University invites community to carnival, concert

California State University, Stanislaus is hoping to bridge the gap between town and gown this Sunday with games, food, and activities at the fourth annual StanFest Community Carnival. Hosted by Associated Student Incorporated, the free event will give members of the university and the community the perfect opportunity to come together and have fun.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cows help local chapter graze their way to National FFA Convention

Herds of cows have been popping up all over Turlock and the organization responsible is Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus remains one of the 'Best in the West'

Right on the tails of California State University, Stanislaus's recognition in Money magazine, Forbes magazine, and the Princeton Review, the university also recently earned acclamation from the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional colleges in the west for the 19th consecutive year.

September 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees to change election process

The Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees took the first step towards a transition from an at-large election process to a by-trustee area election process at their meeting Tuesday night.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair's Neve Foresti effortlessly does it all

Even at her young age, Denair resident Neve Foresti has a lot of achievements under her belt. The sophomore from Modesto High School has already earned recognition as a piano playing aficionado, a skillful tennis player, an engineering enthusiast, and is even enrolled in the school's International Baccalaureate program.

September 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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