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California Postsecondary Education Commission to close doors

The California Postsecondary Education Commission, the state's independent agency for higher education policy planning, research and analysis, will close its doors on Friday. The commission's funding for 2011-12 was eliminated by Governor Jerry Brown in a line item budget veto on June 30.

November 15, 2011 | | Education


Turlock High prepares special needs students for careers

In today's economy it can be tough for a young high school graduate to find work - especially if they are saddled with a learning disability or have special needs. In many cases these students will simply turn 18 and begin collecting Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI.

November 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Keyes Union School District names new superintendent

Keyes Union School District superintendent Karen Poppen will retire on June 30, 2012, and current principal of Keyes Elementary, Cynthia Schaefer, will take her place.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Brown Elementary students have respect

Monica and Brenda Reyes are 11-year-old twins at Brown Elementary in Turlock. Like many twins they share common interests and they both enjoy each other's company (most of the time). Both girls also share one very important character trait: Respect.

November 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair Charter students show ‘Love in Action’

The Denair Charter Academy's Love in Action service club held its first school-wide event on Thursday.

November 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


A cultural experience

Crowell Elementary shows respect for students' cultures. Crowell second grader Brent Yazzie and his brother Nolan (a first grader) performed a Navajo and Apache traditional Grass Dance on Thursday while hundreds of students in the background raise their hands for the privilege of dancing with him. The brothers were joined by their father Chilito for the dancing event.

November 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlocker wins big at National FFA Convention

Dominic Agresti-Assali, a member of the Turlock High FFA Chapter, was one of four national finalists in the Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication and Proficiency competition at the 84th National FFA Convention last month in Indianapolis.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


University faculty protest unpaid salaries, executive pay increases

The California State University Office of the Chancellor isn't negotiating labor contracts in good faith, claims the CSU faculty union, but the Chancellor's Office says there isn't enough money to meet faculty demands.

November 08, 2011 | | Education


Carnegie Arts Center receives donation to links arts with curriculum

Fourth grade students from Katie Bruley's class at Sacred Heart School in Turlock were able to get greater insight into their lessons on California history and nature conservation during a visit to the Carnegie Arts Center and its Ansel Adams exhibit. Adams' iconic photographs of California - and especially Yosemite National Park - have long been a part of the state's conservation movement.

November 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlockers spell V-I-C-T-O-R-Y

The top two finishers at the 2011-12 Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship, held Wednesday at Gregori High School in Modesto, hailed from Turlock Unified District Schools, fifth grader Joven Hundal goes to Julien and sixth grader Avery Owen attends Walnut. Terry Tek was the third place finisher and he attends Agnes Baptist in Modesto.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Hilmar FFA teams represent California at national competition

The Hilmar FFA Dairy Cattle and Dairy Foods judging teams represented California at the National FFA contests this October in Indianapolis, Ind. The national contests were held in conjunction with the annual National FFA Convention.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


CSU Stanislaus awards Rogers Scholars

California State University, Stanislaus this week awarded 25 students as Mary Stuart Rogers Scholars.

November 04, 2011 | | Education


UC Merced professor designs HIV inhibitor

University of California, Merced professor Patricia LiWang has designed what may be the most effective chemical inhibitor against human immunodeficiency virus infection, the university announced this week.

November 04, 2011 | | Education


Love and Logic alive in Hilmar

As every parent knows, there is no instruction booklet for parenting. The Hilmar Unified School District, however, has been helping local residents be better parents through its Love and Logic program.

November 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pumpkins pop up at Cunningham

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 650 Halloween pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary School in Turlock on Friday. For the past 22 years the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock has been delivering the pumpkins. This year's batch was donated by Kiwanis members Ron and Karen Macedo, owners of Ram Farms.

October 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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UC Merced receives $5 million for Interdisciplinary Research Center

The National Science Foundation presented researchers at the University of California, Merced, with a $5 million grant for an Interdisciplinary Research Center. The new center ...

April 28, 2016 | | Education


Walnut Speech Faire provides more than just competition

Students at Walnut Elementary had the chance to make their voices heard at the school's sixth annual Walnut Speech Faire. The faire offered 60 ...

April 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Medeiros Elementary celebrates 10th anniversary

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary School celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday with an emotional ceremony that celebrated the school's namesake and looked back at the ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local student receives trapshooting scholarship

Since age 11, Hilmar High School student Josh Lopes has had a passion for trapshooting. He spent his days shooting at clay pigeons with his ...

April 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD unveils new smartphone app

Today's Turlock Unified School District students are familiar with the use of modern technology in their classrooms, with Chromebook laptops and other wireless devices ...

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State cooling tower project wins CSU Water Award

Louie Oliveira admits seeing Stanislaus State's connected system of lakes and ponds from a different perspective than most people.

April 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Legacy group: Name THS gym after Louise Marchant

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday received information regarding a request to name the Turlock High School West Gym, which is ...

April 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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