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Local schools to compete in Spelling Championship

Top local elementary and junior high spellers are scheduled to compete in the Stanislaus County Spelling Championships in the coming weeks.

October 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Migrant preschool program earns top honors

The Central California Migrant Head Start Program, operated by the Stanislaus County Office of Education, was recently named a "Center of Excellence" by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families.

October 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Stanislaus AD resigns, joins staff at Simon Fraser in Canada

When the opportunity to make history came along, California State University, Stanislaus Director of Athletics Milt Richards couldn't let it pass.

October 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Strong Character at Crowell

Crowell Elementary in Turlock capped off its Character Counts Week celebration with a presentation of students who scored a perfect 600 on their California Standardized Testing on Friday.

October 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Farhadian named Love of Learning scholar

Isaac William Farhadian, of Turlock, a graduate student in History at CSU Stanislaus, was chosen as the Love of Learning award recipient by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

October 21, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced names first Alumni Association Board

Now with more than 1,200 alumni to its name, University of California, Merced on Thursday announced it has established the first-ever board of directors for its Alumni Association.

October 21, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Kamali named dean of CSU Stanislaus College of Natural Sciences

Reza Kamali, the current dean of the School of Science and Technology at Cameron University in Lawton, Okla., has been named the new dean of the CSU Stanislaus College of Natural Sciences.

October 21, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Merced College president retires

Merced College President Benjamin T. Duran will retire at the end of the academic year, he announced Tuesday.

October 21, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Stanislaus to offer first accredited online MBA in state

California State University, Stanislaus will be the first institution in the state to launch a fully online Master of Business Administration degree program which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

October 21, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


A garden gala

Julien Elementary School held its 13th Annual Garden Celebration on Friday. The garden has been a focal point of instruction for the school in science and nutrition. Julien Garden Coordinator Janet Wheeler said students have learned a solid foundation for later horticulture and environmental interest through learning about how the food cycle works, soil, insects, worms, nature and nutrition. This year the garden has produced chard, kale, carrots, radishes, lettuces, beets, edible flowers, poppies, nectarines and plums.

October 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair Academic Avenues gives parents, students choices

When Denair Academic Avenues opened last year the administration and staff wanted to give parents a choice. Choices and exploring new "avenues" in learning are what Denair's only full time, classroom-based charter school is all about.

October 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pitman High parents, students learn about road to college, career

Planning for a prosperous and fulfilling future was the theme Wednesday night at Pitman High's annual College Night.

October 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Prospective students look for ‘right fit’ at CSUS preview day

For scores of high school students, one concern reigns supreme: getting into college.

October 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Officials advocate early education over incarceration

Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin boiled down his visit to an Atwater preschool site in two points: "Education, not incarceration. We want to take care of the first part - education - before we later have to incarcerate."

October 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU Stanislaus wins grant for graduate education

A California State University, Stanislaus effort to increase the percentage of Hispanic and low-income students in graduate programs, and the rate of degree completion among those students, will continue for a second year following renewal of federal grant funding.

October 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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MJC offers Cal-OSHA training courses

Modesto Junior College's Workforce Development and Community Education have teamed-up to offer two new Cal-OSHA training courses in May to assist area employers in understanding and applying OSHA standards.

April 24, 2014 | | Education


New Christian preschool to open its doors in Turlock

Spring marks the time of upcoming graduations, but it's also a time for parents to consider having their young ones take their first step in education by enrolling in preschool. Now parents have a new option to consider in town: Cornerstone Christian Preschool.

April 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


The changing landscape of science in the classroom

When pre-service teachers in Iris Haapanen's credential course at California State University, Stanislaus sought out local classrooms in which to observe science lessons as part of their compulsory coursework, the task proved more challenging than expected.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Osborn students find the right beat in ballet folklorico

Michelle Carillo began traditional Mexican dancing, or ballet folklorico, at five years old when her grandmother took her to the Santa Clara County Fair and signed her up to dance with a group. She continued dancing until she was 16 and while she enjoyed expressing herself through dance, she did not imagine that one day she would help other children enjoy the same cultural experience she did as a child.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher geometry students have formula for success

Dutcher Middle School students Joven Hundal, Erika Gonzalez and Neema Arishida have many things in common: they have all performed perfectly on the mathematics portion of the California Standards Test, they all have 4.0 grade point averages and they all placed in the annual Mathematics Superbowl competition through the Stanislaus Math Council.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD bans sugary treats in schools

The days of parents swinging by their child's classroom with a large pink box of cupcakes on their little one's birthday are gone as the Turlock Unified School District recently updated its Wellness Policy to prohibit sugary treats in the classroom.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Spring break math camp available for local students

Professor Viji Sundar of California State University, Stanislaus claims that doing math is more fun than eating ice cream and aims to teach children this approach at her annual math camp.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Expo offers junior high students look into future choices

Lunchtime at Turlock Junior High School on Thursday was more than a reprieve from the classroom for a quick bite to eat, as it was also a chance for students to consider their future in a fun and interactive environment at the Gifted and Talented Education Club College and Career Expo.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Every 15 Minutes a harrowing experience

When Officer Joey Cardenas delivered mock death notifications to parents of Delhi High School students on Tuesday as part of the anti-drunk driving Every 15 Minutes program, it was a very real experience for him personally, the parent of a former participant.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students blend science, arts in Walnut ‘SMart Fair’

While elementary students are used to receiving instruction, the tables turned for some sixth graders at Walnut Elementary on Wednesday as they delivered lesson plans to fellow students as part of the school's inaugural "SMart Fair."

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Final LCAP review open to TUSD parents and community

The Turlock Unified School District has been undergoing a lot of change lately, from the structure of how funds are received to the curriculum being taught. The transitional state is bound to raise questions for parents who can fortunately be a part of the conversation through the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local student meets TPD police chief

KCody Rogers has faced several challenges in his 10 short years including attending seven different schools across two states. However, he has recently reached a stable level of excellence at Julien Elementary School where he was treated to an inspiring experience on Thursday: meeting the Turlock Police Department Police Chief Robert Jackson and receiving an inspirational achievement award plaque.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher students bring Civil War history to life

History is not just what is written in books; it is lived everyday and for local middle school students, sometimes relived. Dutcher Middle School eighth grade students dove head first into an interactive approach to the Civil War period on Wednesday by dressing in period clothing and reenacting daily activities of late 19th century America.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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