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Turlock, Ceres excel in Rotary speech tournament

Participating students from Ceres and Turlock High Schools competed in the 2016 Rotary District 5220 Speech Tournament on Feb. 19, where first place winners moved on to the Central Valley/Sierra District Finals.

February 25, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Education


UC Merced research organization to host ag tech fair

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society at University of California, Merced will host their first-ever Agricultural Technology Fair on Wednesday complete with up-and-coming technologies, cutting-edge research and entrepreneurial innovation transpiring in the San Joaquin Valley.

February 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Lawsuit threatens privacy rights of California students

The protected personal information of students throughout the state is at risk following a lawsuit between a group of parents in Morgan Hill and the California Department of Education.

February 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Three UC Merced students heading to global leadership conference

The upcoming Clinton Global Initiative University at University of California, Berkeley will serve as the global meeting place for over 1,000 innovative student leaders-three of which will be familiar faces from University of California, Merced.

February 23, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Stanislaus State to host Observation Night

The physics department at Stanislaus State will once again host Observation Night to give the community the opportunity to interact with a scientist who is knowledgeable in astronomy as they view the seasonal planet and star formations through the observatory telescope and smaller telescopes.

February 23, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Best way to combat truancy? Make kids want to come to school

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris unveiled an online toolkit on Thursday designed to help local leaders address California's elementary school truancy crisis.

February 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


MJC to host annual African-American Education Conference

A high school basketball coach who benched his entire team in hopes of getting them to improve their grades and whose story was the inspiration behind the 2005 film "Coach Carter" will be the keynote speaker during Modesto Junior College's upcoming African-American Education Conference

February 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Ag Department hosts first StanFresh Market of the season

Students of the Agricultural Studies Department at California State University, Stanislaus don't just learn the theory of sustainable crop production, distribution and management, they also get real-world experience with programs like the StanFresh Market.

February 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


School district committee votes to keep territory in Denair Unified

After months of anticipation, the gymnasium at Denair Middle School erupted in applause following the Committee of School District Organization's decision to reject a Turlock housing developer's petition to redraw the boundary line between Denair Unified School District and Turlock Unified School District.

February 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified votes to extend eCademy Charter

Following a public hearing filled solely with praise for eCademy Charter at Crane School, a five year extension for the charter school was unanimously approved on Tuesday by the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees.

February 16, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Education


Grant aims to fund dreams of local students

With a mission to make dreams real for school-aged children in Stanislaus County through programs that enrich and stimulate their minds and bodies, as well as teach values through service learning, the Make Dreams Real Endowment announced the opening for this year's grant application period.

February 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Presentation on aging, chronic disease

The Modesto Area Partners in Science will offer the free presentation "Aging and Chronic Disease – A View from the Aging Side" by TEDx speaker Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., biologist, CEO and president of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. The free event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, at 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

February 16, 2016 | | Education


Accrediting committee applauds Denair Charter Academy

Following a Western Association of Schools and Colleges mid cycle report and review, Denair Charter Academy principal Dawn Allen breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as she revealed the committee found more commendations than recommendations following their two-day visit to the charter school.

February 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State hosts Science Day

Stanislaus State will present its Fifth Annual Science Day free to the public today. The open-house environment will feature activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Naraghi Hall of Science, the Science 1 Building and the greenhouse. There will also be tours of the Trans California Pathway, an outdoor arboretum featuring plant communities native to a transect of California from the Central Valley to the High Sierra. With more than 20 activities available, students and their families will be provided with a "Passport to Science" booklet to track their activities throughout the day.

February 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Dennis Earl pilots ‘Comfort Corners’ for troubled students

While the words "go to the corner" are oftentimes the precursor to a form of punishment for rebellious students acting up in the classroom, going to the corner at Dennis Earl Elementary School holds an entirely different meaning.

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Mayor shows Walnut Elementary sixth graders the power of being kind

To help in their endeavor to spread kindness at Walnut Elementary Education Center, students in Erin Moreno's sixth grade class received a firsthand lesson ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New community partnership to boost college-going culture in Stanislaus County

A new partnership amongst community partners throughout Stanislaus County will promote a college-going culture for low-income students, giving them the opportunity to achieve their college ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified bonds hope to fund school security, modernization projects

With a little over 40 days until the upcoming election, Turlock Unified School District is busy educating stakeholders on two general obligation bond measures that ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New partnership hopes to encourage student voter registration

A historic partnership is underscoring the importance of student voter registration and education across California. The new collaboration between the California Secretary of State's ...

September 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State student earns CSU Trustees’ Award for conquering financial adversity

Stanislaus State senior Ciera Demi Soliz has overcome many financial hurdles in her life and as a recipient of this year's California State University ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified moves forward with new Child Nutrition Education Center

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees received an update Tuesday regarding the new Child Nutrition Education Center, which staff hopes will be ready ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Application period opens for school garden program

Local schools looking to cultivate their own garden - but don't know quite where to start - are invited to receive the financial and curriculum assistance ...

September 20, 2016 | | Education


Turlock school goes behind the camera to promote anti-bullying efforts, welcoming atmosphere

Cunningham Elementary School is going above and beyond to create a safe and welcoming environment for students and their families with catchy videos that promote ...

September 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian shows Chinese students agriculture of the Valley

Turlock Christian Elementary School welcomed a group of Chinese students to their campus this week, sharing with them the surrounding agricultural sights and sounds of ...

September 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Joe Debely Stadium to reopen this week

After weeks as "stray dogs" the Turlock High School football program can once again count on playing at Joe Debely Stadium just in time for ...

September 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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