For many freshmen the first day of high school can be a scary and intimidating experience. A new school, a bigger campus and hundreds of kids and teachers can make even the most confident teen feel like they're part of a different world.
A Turlock High agriculture teacher Chad Russell won the John Thurman Award at the California State Fair this year - all due to his students' success. All of his ag students won first place at the fair, which gave their instructor the most points at the end to win his own prize. Russell won a plaque and $150.
The University of California, Merced's first Human Rights Center fellow, Catalina Hernandez, spent the summer researching how women decide to seek help from a midwife for childbirth, rather than an obstetrician.
When it comes to promoting fruits and vegetables in school settings, challenges and opportunities abound in equal measure. Chatom Elementary School is getting a little help to promote eating more of the earth's bounty, as Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that Chatom was among 342 schools that will share $11.1 million in federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program funds for this upcoming school year.
Californians could see the risk of losing homes to wildfires double in the next 40 years, according to new UC Merced research.
A University of California, Merced plasma lab is testing a novel way of converting organic waste into energy.
Sending a child off to preschool for the first time can be a rough and emotional time for both parents and the child. For the child, however, it doesn't have to be. Getting ready for school isn't just about learning letters, numbers, shapes of colors; the real teaching starts in the household.
Six students with ties to the Central Valley have been admitted to the second cohort of the University of California, Merced San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education.
Fifteen engineering students from Dankook University in Yongin, Gyeonggi, South Korea, travelled 5,700 miles to study at UC Merced.
Two University of California, Merced leaders credited with spearheading the university's sustainability efforts were awarded the 2012 UC Sustainability Champion award.
Summer isn't a time to relax for UC Merced's faculty members and students – it's a time to focus on research.
Through a series of interviews and job shadowing, California State University, Stanislaus Professor Noelle Won found that teachers who shine at otherwise low-performing schools are tied together by a consistent thread of resiliency.
Facing $250 million in mid-year "trigger" cuts, trustees of the California State University system are scrambling to plan for a potentially massive budget shortfall.
When the University of California, Merced campus opened in 2005 it was supposed to be the beginning of a new era of access to higher educational opportunities for San Joaquin Valley students. In 1995, the University of California Board of Regents specifically selected Merced because it was in the heart of the state's largest and most populous region without its own UC campus - which hindered opportunities for residents and left a need for an educated workforce in the region.
If two words could summarize Interim California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley's first month in office, they would undoubtedly be "building bridges."
Denair Unified School District is taking steps to expand its tobacco-free policy to include the prohibition of electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content.
At Cunningham Elementary's "Friday Morning Opening" Principal Tami Truax challenged students to work hard and be respectful every day and then had a bucket of ice water dumped on her head.
The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley's annual address, which ranged from the university's financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.
Although only two weeks into the new school year, Turlock High School has already lined up high-profile motivational speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch to speak to students on Nov. 7.
Modesto Junior College awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to 246 students for the fall 2014 term at their recent annual scholarship ceremony.
University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.
Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.
At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.
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