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Second graders welcome home Marine pen pal

One second grade class at Julien Elementary School had a unique visitor on Friday morning. Marti Brown's students have been corresponding with U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Charles Hernandez since around Thanksgiving, and on Friday he came to meet them all in person.

May 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Parents protest Head Start layoffs

A group of about a dozen parents protested Friday outside the Cunningham Elementary Head Start preschool.

May 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Teachers amp up for Capital rally for education

Several hundred teachers from Stanislaus County school districts rallied Monday afternoon outside California Assembly member Kristin Olsen's office and on the corner of Standiford and Tully Road in Modesto.

May 10, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU prepares ‘scorched earth budget’

With the state budget still unresolved, the California State University system is planning for the worst with a "scorched earth budget that would devastate the institution," according to CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed.

May 10, 2011 | | Education


JOG-A-THON

Crowell Elementary School raised $3,000 this year at their annual jog-a-thon, which will go toward enrichment programs, student activities and assemblies. Last year's fundraiser helped buy a new 1/8-mile dirt track at Crowell.

May 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


MJC president resigns

Modesto Junior College President Gaither Loewenstein resigned Wednesday, following the revelation that a website had songs he wrote, which contained potentially offensive imagery.

May 06, 2011 | | Education


Preschool literacy event

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock hosted a literacy day event for the Cunningham School Head Start preschool classes on Friday. Along with providing learning activities, the club gave each student two books to take home.

May 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Layoffs hit home for Head Start

The Turlock Unified School District officially laid off eight Head Start preschool teacher aides and four family service workers at Wakefield, Osborn and Cunningham sites on Friday.

May 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Technology survey reveals inconsistency at TUSD schools

Teachers in the Turlock Unified School District recently responded to a statement made by district superintendent Sonny Da Marto that every class has all the tools they need by conducting a technology survey.

May 03, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pitman senior awarded music scholarship

Brandon Crawford, a senior at Pitman High School, was recently awarded a $2500 scholarship from the Modesto Symphony Guild. The scholarship is to be used to further his college education when he attends the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC) next fall.

May 03, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Osborn among state’s top 10 most active schools

Osborn Elementary School in Turlock was recently announced as one of the top 10 schools in California for the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness.

May 03, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD makes cuts to Head Start preschool

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to reduce the workforce at the district's Head Start preschool program at their Tuesday meeting.

May 03, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Physics students bring medieval weapons to life

"Three, two, one," the countdown commenced.

April 29, 2011 | | Education


Earl teacher nominated for County Teacher of the Year

Danyelle Gonzalez, a teacher at Earl Elementary in Turlock, was announced as a finalist for the Modesto Rotary and the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Teacher of the Year award.

April 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


California preschool education not up to standards, finds report

The future of preschool education in California is in dire straits, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), which just released its "State of Preschool 2010" report.

April 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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Academic decathlon to put local students to the test

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February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State begins search for new president

Following current Stanislaus State President Joseph F. Sheley's retirement announcement in November, the California State University Board of Trustees will hold an open forum ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified approves salary increase, greater benefits cap for teachers

After months of negotiations that at one time ended in an impasse, Turlock Unified School District has officially reached an agreement with the over 700 ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Senator Bill Bradley to speak at Stanislaus State

A United States Senator, Olympic gold medalist, Rhodes Scholar, two-time NBA champion and former presidential candidate will speak at Stanislaus State this month as part ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modesto Junior College in running for $1 million Aspen Prize

The achievements of Modesto Junior College are undeniable after the school was named as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges to be ...

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Charter principal to resign at end of school year to raise family

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy Principal Sara Michelena announced her intent to resign at the end of the school year, her dedication to making sure ...

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman High to start up new computer science class

Pitman High School will program students with the knowledge they need for a career in computer science beginning next year with "Exploring Computer Science AB ...

January 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


More setbacks prompt Turlock Unified to delay gym completion date, increase project budget

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees were willing-but not all too delighted-to approve another increase to the budget for the girls ...

January 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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