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Denair school employees to receive pay increase

Denair Unified School District employees will receive an increase in pay, but the 1 percent approved by district trustees on Thursday is a far below the 8 percent cut employees took in 2013.

May 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


University, community bid fond farewell to retiring president

In his inaugural address to students in 2012, California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley laid out what would be a four-year mission to raise awareness of the high-quality education offered at the Turlock campus.

May 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Local students recognized by school safety program

Not all heroes wear capes, or so the saying goes. In the case of Cunningham Elementary student Lidia Esquer and former Cunningham student Xiana Garza, heroes wear the bright, fluorescent vests of the Eagles Squadron – the safety program that allows fourth, fifth and sixth graders to help students navigate the school parking lot and surrounding crosswalks safely. The two sixth graders were honored Friday morning by AAA Northern California in a School Safety Patrol Program awards assembly for their outstanding safety skills.

May 06, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Adult school administrator takes home prestigious honor

Continuing the recent success of Turlock educators, Turlock Adult School Principal Isaias Rumayor, Jr. was recognized as Adult Education Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators. Rumayor, along with 19 other local educational leaders, was honored for his outstanding accomplishments at the ACSA Region VII Spring Conference in South Lake Tahoe over the weekend.

May 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus students experience the real south during 'Alternative Spring Break'

At nearly every bend in the roads they took in Alabama, nine Stanislaus State students were reminded they weren't in California anymore.

April 29, 2016 | | Education


Two Turlock educators named finalists for Teachers of the Year

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced the 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year finalists on Tuesday, with 12 teachers vying for a chance to be one of four teachers that can call themselves the best in the county.

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced receives $5 million for Interdisciplinary Research Center

The National Science Foundation presented researchers at the University of California, Merced, with a $5 million grant for an Interdisciplinary Research Center. The new center will help strengthen research of biological matter, such as proteins and cells, and how they come together to perform specific tasks, much like small machines.

April 28, 2016 | | Education


Walnut Speech Faire provides more than just competition

Students at Walnut Elementary had the chance to make their voices heard at the school's sixth annual Walnut Speech Faire. The faire offered 60 young students in grades kindergarten through sixth the opportunity to experience public speaking, gaining confidence that will be carried with them throughout school and into their adult lives.

April 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Medeiros Elementary celebrates 10th anniversary

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary School celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday with an emotional ceremony that celebrated the school's namesake and looked back at the campus' past decade.

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could about Indian cuisine. They've watched videos, read cookbooks, and learned all about the spices that flavor the traditional meals.

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local student receives trapshooting scholarship

Since age 11, Hilmar High School student Josh Lopes has had a passion for trapshooting. He spent his days shooting at clay pigeons with his father at his grandparents' ranch, honing his skills and developing a love for the sport. Now, Lopes has been shooting competitively for seven years and is headed to Lindenwood University in the fall on a trapshooting scholarship.

April 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD unveils new smartphone app

Today's Turlock Unified School District students are familiar with the use of modern technology in their classrooms, with Chromebook laptops and other wireless devices at their fingertips. Now, TUSD is letting parents in on the action with their new smartphone app, which launched on Tuesday.

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State cooling tower project wins CSU Water Award

Louie Oliveira admits seeing Stanislaus State's connected system of lakes and ponds from a different perspective than most people.

April 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Legacy group: Name THS gym after Louise Marchant

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday received information regarding a request to name the Turlock High School West Gym, which is currently undergoing renovations to modernize the building.

April 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


DUSD appoints interim high school principal

Denair High School is bringing in an educational ringer to end the academic year.

April 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


School district offers housing incentives to keep teachers

The state of California is in the midst of a teacher shortage. Enrollment in educator preparation programs dropped more than 70 percent over the last ...

July 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


LGBT history to be taught in schools statewide

Thanks to recently approved social studies curriculum framework, students in California public schools will soon learn about the evolution of gay rights and the contributions ...

July 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair High offers new ag, drama courses

Denair High students interested in ag or drama will have new electives from which to choose in the upcoming school year, Denair Unified School District ...

July 26, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

After nine years of teaching students, Brian LaFountain will now lead them as the new principal of Denair Charter Academy.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


CSUS School of Nursing receives funding to aid forgivable loans

In order to address a shortage in the nursing workforce, the Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded Stanislaus State funding to help ensure the ...

July 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


THS students return from trip to Germany

What started out as curiosity for Turlock High School student Elisha Coleman resulted in the trip of a lifetime when he and 13 other THS ...

July 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Operation Backpack aims to supply county's at-risk students

While the calendar may show it's still the middle of summer, for many children it's time to prepare for the next school year ...

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


UC Merced growth plan gets approval

The University of California, Merced, received final approval from the UC Board of Regents Thursday for an expansion plan that will nearly double the physical ...

July 21, 2016 | | Education


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