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Turlock Unified to appeal boundary line decision

The Turlock Unified School District plans to appeal the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization's decision to deny a proposal that would have transferred approximately 92 acres of currently uninhabited land in north east Turlock from the Denair Unified School District to the Turlock Unified School District.

March 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education

Audit seeks to open books on school libraries

The California Joint Legislative Audit Committee has approved an audit request by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 11 to 0 vote that seeks to determine whether California's K-12 schools are providing the mandated services to students, and if those services are being provided by fully-trained, credentialed teacher librarians.

March 17, 2016 | | Education

School district celebrates music programs at annual festival

The talent and hard work of Turlock music students will be on display Saturday at the annual Festival of the Green.

March 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education

Chamber Ag Committee awards scholarships

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee awarded $25,300 in scholarships on Monday to 22 local students during its 16th annual luncheon at the Turlock Turf Club.

March 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Denair Middle School celebrates ‘Pi Day’ with pie and math, of course

Pie is sweet. It's even sweeter when one gets to smash it into someone's face. A pie to the face was how Denair Middle School kicked off its celebration of "Pi Day." Pi Day commemorates the most recognizable mathematical constant in the world. Pi is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter. Its value is approximately equal to 3.14159265 - with the beginning numbers, 3.14, making March 14 the perfect day to honor the constant.

March 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Denair teachers seek promised salary restoration

With over 60 members, the Denair Unified Teachers Association is hoping that relatively brighter financial conditions will soon lead to the restoration of 8 percent salary cuts that were dealt three years ago during a time when the District was threatened with a potential State takeover.

March 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Retired Stanislaus State professor dies in Placer County accident

A former Turlock resident and retired Stanislaus State professor died Sunday in a vehicle accident in Placer County.

March 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education

Turlock students dine with Denham for National School Breakfast Week

Julien Elementary School students were drawn to school early Wednesday morning by the mouthwatering scent of warm French toast sticks, the sight of fresh fruit smoothies and the chance to converse with Congressman Jeff Denham, who visited the campus cafeteria to celebrate National School Breakfast Week.

March 10, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

County program invites dropouts to finally earn high school diploma

High school dropouts are not necessarily destined to live out bleak futures anymore thanks to the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Come Back Kids Charter School Program, which is a high school academic program for adults that want to "come back" and earn their diploma in order to move on to college, technical school or the workforce.

March 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Rats spotted on campus after recent rainfall

While Dutcher Middle School welcomed back students after a rainy weekend on Monday morning, the wet weather also caused the campus to inadvertently receive a number of unwanted visitors-rats.

March 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local aspiring scientists to compete in Science Olympiad this weekend

Nearly 30 students from Turlock High School are hoping to stand apart from over 500 fellow budding scientists throughout the region on Sunday for the 30th Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad.

March 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local schools celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Students at Crowell Elementary School likely did a double take Thursday morning as they stepped foot on campus only to find out that their school had been taken over by blue haired, red-jumpsuit-wearing characters "Thing One" and "Thing Two."

March 03, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stanislaus State names new Director for Major Gifts, Director of Annual Giving

Stanislaus State welcomed a couple of new faces recently following the Division of University Advancement's announcement to appoint Kevin Brunk as the new Director for Major Gifts and Mary Hartsfield as new Director of Annual Giving.

March 01, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Constitution essay contest awards over $500 to Denair Middle School students

Four Denair Middle School eighth graders discovered just how much hard work can pay off when they were rewarded over $500 collectively for their essay submissions in the inaugural Constitution Essay Project.

March 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Teaching good dental habits

First Step Dental held its annual elementary school field trip day on Friday. Schools were invited to bring the children so they can see what happens during a normal visit to the dentist's office. Knowing what will happen before they have their first dental appointment can prevent children from being scared of the dentist.

February 26, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education

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Julien Elementary honored for school garden project

Julien Elementary School was one of 56 recipients throughout California to receive the Golden Bell Award - the state's leading educational honor - for its school ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stan State to host annual open house, preview day

Stanislaus State is hoping to inspire hundreds of prospective students to attend next year as they welcome them to the college campus Saturday for the ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Turlock Unified approves pay raise, higher benefit cap for employees

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a salary increase and higher uniform benefit cap for a number of positions ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

College district trustee candidates face off in forum

The three candidates vying for the District 3 seat on the Yosemite Community College District's Board of Trustees discussed a number of issues, including ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

UC Merced kicks off historic $1.3 billion expansion

The University of California, Merced, broke ground Friday on the largest expansion project in campus history.

October 14, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Denair teachers still hoping for full salary restoration

Denair Unified School District teachers are saying that a modest one-time payment approved by the Board of Trustees last week is just not enough to ...

October 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

White supremacy posters spark outcry at Stanislaus State

Posters at Stanislaus State have raised concerns on and off campus as they accuse a student of leading an extremist hate group that is responsible ...

October 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Meeting offers information on Pharmacy Technician program

Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a Pharmacy Technician Training Program information meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in John Muir Hall, room ...

October 11, 2016 | | Education

Stanislaus State receives $7.2 million to fund STEM programs

With the help of two grants totaling $7.2 million, Stanislaus State is hoping to increase the number of students in science, technology, engineering and ...

October 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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