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MJC Forensics wins 10 metals at state; first at nationals

The MJC Speech and Debate team took home the first place debate sweepstakes award at the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament, held April 5 through 10 in New Orleans, La. The top finish followed the MJC Forensics Team's second overall finish at the 2010 California Community College Speech and Debate Championships, held March 18 to 21 in Concord.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Jeremy Renner named MJC Distinguished Alumnus

Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner will be honored as Modesto Junior College's Distinguished Alumnus for 2010 at the college's 6 p.m. April 30 Commencement Ceremony.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced to celebrate packed Earth Week

The University of California, Merced is already a green campus, but this week students, faculty and staff will ramp up the environmentalism as they celebrate Earth Week.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Every 15 Minutes

Turlock firefighters carried away the body of Pitman High junior Lucas Giron as part of the Every 15 Minutes drunk-driving crash representation on Pitman's track on Thursday. Four students, who were part of the "walking dead," and the Grim Reaper watched Giron being carried to the Stanislaus County Coroner van and Pitman student Lisa Yang being air-lifted out for her injuries from the staged Every 15 Minutes crash site.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock students hit the right notes in All-State Orchestra

A passion for music, along with natural-born talent, has taken Turlock High students Kate Matson and Trevor Purdy and Pitman High student Esther Grace Elia to the All-State Orchestra.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Parents, students fight for graduation gowns

For years it has been a tradition for Turlock eighth graders to wear gowns at their graduation ceremony, but this year students will not be donning the traditional garb and parents are not happy about it.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman clubs mix it up in cook-off competition

With a little bit of sugar and a little bit of spice, six clubs from Pitman High School battled it out in the kitchen on Wednesday to earn the title of Iron Chef.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


University, foundation target of public records lawsuit

A Carmicheal, Calif. based nonprofit has filed suit against California State University, Stanislaus and the CSU Stanislaus Foundation, seeking a court order forcing the organizations to release documents relating to Sarah Palin's upcoming June 25 appearance at the University's 50th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


California loses out in first phase of Race to the Top grant funding

The U.S. Department of Education announced on March 29 the two winners for the first phase of the Race to the Top competition and California was not one of them. In fact, California didn't even place in the top 25.

April 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Attorney General to investigate CSU Stanislaus Foundation

Attorney General to investigate CSU Stanislaus Foundation

April 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


25 school employees to receive pink slips

In March, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to send tentative layoff notices to 76 teachers. At Tuesday's board meeting, the trustees voted to pink slip an additional 25 employees, along with adopting a list of budget cut suggestions in an effort to balance the district's budget.

April 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


California leads nation in after-school programs

The two to three hours after school lets out and before most parents arrive home from work are the most critical when it comes to school-age children. Those unsupervised hours are when a youth is most likely to get into trouble. Law enforcement, educators and community leaders have for years advocated for after-school programs to give children a positive and construction activity to do between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

April 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD trustees look at classified layoffs

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider laying off an undisclosed number of classified employees at their Tuesday meeting. According to the TUSD board agenda, the number of reductions in positions and specified classifications will be provided at the board meeting. If the District decides to layoff classified employees due to a lack of work and/or funds, they must notify the classified employees 45 days in advance, in order to comply with the Education Code.

April 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Construction begins on Joe Debely Stadium

Despite some April showers and an on-going law suit from concerned neighbors, construction began on the Joe Debely stadium renovations on Monday morning.

April 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Student Union expansion fails

The proposed $27 million expansion to the California State University, Stanislaus University Student Union was voted down by students last week in a landslide.

April 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Contests, raffles pump up community for Harvest Bowl

As the highly anticipated Turlock Lions Club Harvest Bowl between Turlock and Pitman high football teams draws closer, local organizations are doing their part to get the community game-day ready with competitions and raffles.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi school trustees dodge censure, prepare for election

Despite an effort to censure Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustee member Jesus Rodriguez for misconduct approximately three weeks ago, Rodriguez made an effort to put the issue behind him at his campaign for reelection meet-and-greet that hosted over 40 supporters on Friday.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Firefighters prove to students that real men wear pink

Last week, Dennis Earl Elementary school was surprised to receive a visit from Turlock Firefighters. Although there was no fire or immediate threat to students, there was an equally important underlying mission tethered to their visit-defending a student who had been teased for wearing pink.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Rim Fire recovery efforts focus of public event

Although it has been over a year since the Rim Fire devastated the Tuolumne River Basin, surrounding areas are still recovering from damage dealt to the over 400 square feet of land that was charred in the blaze.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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