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UC Merced application deadline now Dec. 15

The University of California, Merced, pushed back the deadline for Fall 2010 applications for the second time in as many days.

December 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Earl students take a step toward physical fitness

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, passersby can see Dennis Earl Elementary students working on their fitness by walking about a mile before class starts. Their inspiration: Colored feet charms to add to their stylish necklaces.

December 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Local students hone their NFL skills

The lawn outside Walnut Elementary Education Center was transformed into a mini National Football League training camp this past September for 120 students who were looking to put their best punt, pass and kick forward.

December 01, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Walnut Elementary earns top four in state H1N1 video contest

Sneeze into a tissue, cough into your sleeve, wash your hands, sanitize. These health-minded words along, with the catchy tune that accompany them, have been stuck in the heads of Walnut Elementary School students since they started making their H1N1 public service announcement for the California Department of Public Health.

November 27, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


California steps up competition for education grant

Education cuts are coming at state governments left and right leaving local school districts with little to nothing to teach the students of the future. No one has much money and the students of America are suffering.

November 27, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Academic Senate censures CSU Stanislaus interim provost

The California State University, Stanislaus Academic Senate voted Tuesday to formally censure Interim Provost Herman Lujan for "intemperate remarks" made in a Nov. 4 letter to the editor, published in the Turlock Journal.

November 24, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Faculty has ‘no confidence’ in CSU Stanislaus president

The votes have been tallied and the results are in: the General Faculty of California State University, Stanislaus voted overwhelmingly Friday to express no confidence in the performance and leadership of CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani.

November 20, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Students protest fee increases, term cancellation

About 33 students at California State University, Stanislaus took their grievances with the canceling of the Winter Term session next year to the hallways and quad on Thursday. Beginning at 9 a.m., the students held signs and shouted phrases such as, "When they cut we bleed," "No hikes, no fees, education should be free," and "What do you want? Winter term! When do we want it? Now!"

November 20, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


New natural reserve at UC Merced

The University of California, Merced's Yosemite Field Station has been named part of the UC Natural Reserve System, giving the University its first natural reserve site.

November 20, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Locals awarded CSU Stanislaus scholarships

Twenty-four California State University, Stanislaus students have been recognized as 2009-2010 Mary Stuart Rogers Scholars. The nine graduate and 15 undergraduate awardees were selected for their academic talents.

November 20, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Making it official

Denair Unified School District board members and Superintendent Edward E. Parraz cut the ribbon Wednesday to "officially" open the new Denair Middle School. The construction started in October 2008 and finished last month for a total of $1.6 million to build the new middle school.

November 20, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stadium renovation costs increase

The potential costs and benefits of renovating Turlock High's Joe Debely Stadium was the number one topic of discussion at Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting.

November 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Outgoing TUSD board members give their take on the election

Tuesday night's Turlock Unified School Board meeting was an emotional one for at least three trustees. Timm LaVelle, Tami Muniz and Felica Renshaw attended their last board meeting as trustees on Tuesday, as they were voted out of office in the Nov. 3 election. At the next meeting, Bob Weaver, Lori Crivelli and Josh Bernard will take their places.

November 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman student known for his love of agriculture

Ethan Alvares can be seen showing his steer with the Pitman FFA or throwing down tackles Friday night for his school's football team. But what really characterizes Alvares, is his desire to help others, his leadership skills and his sense of humor.

November 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Top Livermore Lab scientist to speak at CSU Stanislaus

John P. Knezovich, science and technology principal directorate at Laurence Livermore National Laboratory, will present a lecture entitled "Carbon Dating: Applications to Forensic Science" at CSU Stanislaus on Wednesday.

November 13, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC offers county's first addiction counseling program

As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program's state licensing exam. Once licensed, students can apply their knowledge and expertise to help individuals who are battling addictions.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD hopes increased rate of pay will draw in more substitute teachers

At their first regular board meeting of the school year, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an increase to the daily and long term rate of pay for substitute teachers in hopes of attracting more eligible educators to Denair schools.

August 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trash goes high tech at UC Merced

University of California, Merced is taking trash collection to the next level by incorporating new high-tech, solar-powered receptacles onto their campus.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut teacher wins national Environmental Education award

Walnut Elementary teacher Bret Sutterly has taken the 'Go Green' message to heart in his classroom and his efforts have been recognized on a national level.

August 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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