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Salvation Army challenge gets elementary students in the giving mood

Elementary students throughout Turlock emptied their pockets Friday to help the Salvation Army raise money and awareness with the nonprofit's first ever Spare Change Challenge.

November 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State awards scholarships to students who exhibit resilience, strength

As a child of farm workers, Laura Cortez had to face challenges that were often different than her classmates growing up.

November 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified receives grants to enhance educator effectiveness

Turlock Unified School District and eCademy Charter at Crane received over $1 million altogether in Educator Effectiveness Grants through an education finance bill, money the district is hoping will go towards induction and professional development for both teachers and administrators.

November 17, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


‘Stronger We Are United’

Chants like "not my president," "silence is violence" and "no justice, no peace" rang throughout the quad at Stanislaus State Wednesday as students, faculty and community members gathered for a solidarity rally in the aftermath of the recent presidential election.

November 17, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified takes first steps to form Measure N and O oversight committees

With the passing of two local bond measures and consequently $88.8 million in funding for school safety and modernization projects, Turlock Unified School District is working to ensure all bond funds are spent as promised with the expected formation of two citizen oversight committees early next year.

November 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut Elementary celebrates diabetic students during awareness day

Peyton Bruce didn't have a typical sixth birthday.

November 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock students win county spelling bee

Two years before she could actually participate in the Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship, seven-year-old Alisha Chakravarty was sitting in the back row of the auditorium, writing down each word.

November 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified approves 4 percent salary restoration for employees

Denair Unified School District employees will see the beginning of long-awaited salary restorations just in time for the holidays, following the Board of Trustees' approval of a 4 percent salary restoration Thursday evening.

November 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State honors those who served with annual ‘Thank A Veteran’ event

Vietnam War veteran Ernie Conner was noticeably touched Wednesday morning following Stanislaus State's eighth annual "Thank A Veteran" event as he and four other members of the Merced County Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard were recognized not only for their service during times of conflict, but also for their time spent honoring the lives of other veterans.

November 10, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Close contest between Rojas, Holly for community college seat

The race for the Yosemite Community College District Area 3 seat was too close to call based on preliminary results Tuesday evening, with just over 500 votes separating incumbent Abe Rojas and challenger Billy Holly.

November 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Preliminary results reveal support for local school bond measures

A number of school safety and modernization projects are within reach at Turlock Unified School District after preliminary results from Tuesday's election showed that a majority of votes cast were in support of two general obligation bond measures that will provide necessary funds to address educational and facility needs throughout the district.

November 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


College students ignite love of science in Turlock sixth graders

As Wakefield Elementary School sixth grader David Palomino pressed "publish" on his computer screen Monday, he watched in astonishment as the beginnings of his very own website came to life.

November 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair dual immersion broadens student skills in English, Spanish

Although only in its second year, the dual immersion program at Denair Elementary Charter Academy is already setting students up for bilingual and biliterate success with two kindergarten classes and two first grade classes this year.

November 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Promise Scholars celebrates a decade of helping former foster youth

At a luncheon to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Stanislaus State's Promise Scholars program, which aims to help former foster youth create a better future for themselves through post-secondary education, Promise Scholar alumni Jordan Elzie told audience members that he never thought he would go to college.

November 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Wakefield to relocate kindergarten facilities, build new playgrounds

As the demand for extended day kindergarten continues to make Wakefield Elementary School more and more of an option for students in Turlock Unified School District, the Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to move forward with a project that will help accommodate more students and create an appearance similar to other kindergarten programs throughout the district.

November 03, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors put a modern twist on The Bard

Turlock High School students probably never envisioned Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and William Shakespeare together - that is, until Christiana Clark and Jeremy Gallardo from the ...

December 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TJHS students give back to community

After a six-week collection period, Turlock Junior High School students donated 22 barrels of non-perishable food to Turlock Together on Friday. Assistant Principal of Student ...

December 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State nursing students spark healthy eating habits in Turlock fifth-graders

The initial hesitation felt by Brown Elementary School fifth-graders as they dipped chunks of homemade whole wheat bread into garlic, lime or basil olive oil ...

December 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified hires new facilities planner, safety coordinator

Following the announcement of Turlock Unified School District's first and only facilities planner and safety coordinator Roger Smith's retirement earlier this month, the ...

November 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Love Your Melon: College students give hats to kids battling cancer

A small coalition of Stanislaus State students are doing their part to help in the fight against pediatric cancer with "Love Your Melon," an apparel ...

November 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus County Office of Education purchases downtown Modesto building

The Stanislaus County Office of Education announced Monday the purchase of a 155,000 sq. ft. facility on H Street in downtown Modesto, the current ...

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced grad student works towards more efficient ag water use

University of California, Merced graduate student Lorenzo Booth is hoping that his water footprinting research will help local growers find ways to use water more ...

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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