Students within the Turlock Unified School District will continue to have cutting edge technology at their fingertips thanks to action taken Tuesday by the Board of Trustees, unanimously approving a subscriber agreement between the District and Discovery Education, Inc.
Back-to-school festivities began this week as incoming high school students attended Round Up events at Turlock and Pitman high schools, braving the summer heat to collect their books and schedules for the quickly-approaching school year.
Nearly 300 teachers flooded into the Snider Music Hall at Stanislaus State on Friday morning for the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, eager for a day of learning and networking.
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 decade and has fallen below the number of estimated hires by school districts around the state, according to a report by the Learning Policy Institute. Meanwhile, all of the state's programs to recruit teachers have disappeared in earlier budget cuts. One area school district, however, is using housing incentives to attract and retain teachers.
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 of lesbian and gay figures in history.
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 trustees decided Thursday night. Adjustments also were made to math and English curriculum, and a second piece put in place for a criminal justice pathway for students interested in law enforcement as a career.
July 26, 2016|
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 availability of partial loan forgiveness for eligible students.
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 students embarked on a journey across the globe to Germany this summer, attending classes, sightseeing and forming new friendships.
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. Schools across Stanislaus County are starting their academic year in the next few weeks - including Turlock Unified, whose first day of school is Aug. 11 - and families are stocking up on school supplies. For some families, however, the financial burden of purchasing the required pencils, notebooks, binders and other supplies a student needs to succeed is out of reach.
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 capacity of campus by 2020, enabling enrollment growth to 10,000 students after the project is completed.
Along with math, science and writing skills, environmental education is another important thing for students to learn. A Turlock native and Modesto educator recently returned from a trip that will enable her to better teach students about what goes on in our forests' ecosystems.
July 15, 2016|
The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a recommendation for the position of Director of Human Resources at a special meeting on June 29, selecting Fernando Ureno for the job.
Just because school is out for the summer, it doesn't mean that the learning has to stop for local students. For the sixth straight year, the Stanislaus State Mathematics Grants department is hosting two camps in the coming weeks focused on keeping junior high and high school students' math skills in tip-top shape.