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CSU mentors make a difference in local youth

Matthew Wallace is graduating from California State University, Stanislaus in just a matter of weeks. But as a young man growing up it was unlikely he would have made it this far. He did time in juvenile hall, but eventually he turned his life around thanks to caring adults and his own drive. Now, Wallace is playing a role in a troubled young person's life, a fifth-grader who comes from a home in turmoil that includes poverty and close family members serving prison time.

May 08, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TJHS students question Congressman on politics, healthcare reform

U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham got more than he bargained for during a question and answer session with students from Turlock Junior High School. The local legislator visited the school to promote civic involvement and governmental awareness among the youth who will undoubtedly become voters when they reach legal age.

May 04, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Etiquette training helps THS students mind their manners

Armando Fulgencio was a graduating senior at Turlock High School in 2006 when he took part in the THS Etiquette Program.

May 04, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


A glimpse at the future

When 2003 Turlock High graduate Joana Morris attended a career fair at as a high school student she never imagined she would land a job with Bank of America. Just a senior in high school at the time she was hired on the spot as a bank teller. Now, nearly a decade later, she is an accounts manager with B of A.

May 04, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU Stanislaus interim president named

Joseph Sheley, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at California State University, Sacramento, has been named interim president of CSU Stanislaus.

May 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Jill Stearns named MJC president

Jill Stearns, the vice president of Educational Services and chief instructional officer at West Hills College in Coalinga, Calif., has been named the new president of Modesto Junior College.

May 01, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD charter school sees high school success; low K-6 enrollment in first year

The eCademy Charter at Crane opened at the beginning of the school year with high hopes and aspirations, and while it has not been easy launching the Turlock Unified School District's newest school, coordinator Manuel Cobarruvias said the year has been a success.

May 01, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Three Turlock educators up for Teacher of the Year

Three local educators from three different Turlock schools were named finalists for the 2012 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year award.

May 01, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair uses federal funding to give principals one-time bonus

The decision of the Denair Unified School District to spend federal Jobs Bill funding on giving three principals one-time bonuses of $10,000 each was met with questions by some in the community, but DUSD officials say the money was put to good use.

April 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Walnut students rock Science Olympiad

Walnut Elementary Education Center's Discovery Green and Gold teams had strong showings last Saturday at the Stanislaus County Office of Education's 2012 Elementary Science Olympiad.

April 26, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Impromptu champ

Pitman High School sophomore Tim Truax earned the state title in impromptu public speaking at the California FFA Leadership Conference, held last weekend in Fresno. For the impromptu speaking category participants are given a topic and a few minutes to prepare before presenting a speech on that particular topic. Truax is now eligible to participate in the national competition later this year.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Local students shine at Science Olympiad

Julien Elementary School students Parker Boom and Megan Van Hoogmoed took home the top spot in the "Rock Hound" category at the 2012 Stanislaus County Office of Education Elementary Science Olympiad, held Saturday in Modesto. In Rock Hound students must identify types of rocks and minerals.

April 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU Stanislaus lauded for green initiatives

California State University, Stanislaus is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company selected CSU Stanislaus for inclusion in the newly released edition of its publication, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition," published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

April 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


State ag secretary to speak at CSU Stanislaus

Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, will hold a public lecture at California State University, Stanislaus on May 3.

April 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


CSU Stanislaus HR students garner scholarships

Three CSU Stanislaus business students were named recipients of the prestigious Lyn Boone Memorial Scholarship, awarded to the top Human Resources students in California.

April 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


Communication key goal for TUSD in 2014-15

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Sonny Da Marto is striving for increased student development, continued community communication, and the provision of the resources students and staff need to succeed in the 2014-15 academic year.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


AG, school district tackle truancy crisis

While all local school districts are back in session, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is hoping new legislation will keep students in class.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Workshops put focus on understanding mental illness

Turlock Unified School District, in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will present a series of workshops that will highlight mental illnesses and start a discussion on complex mental health issues. The first one, titled "In Our Own Voice," will provide an introductory understanding of mental illness by featuring speakers who have dealt with or are currently dealing with mental illnesses themselves.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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