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UC Merced professor to be featured on PBS documentary

Those who tune in to explore the towering Himalayas during the season premiere of NOVA on PBS might see a similar face: that of University of California, Merced archaeology professor Mark Aldenderfer.

December 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local businesses provide Christmas to Fusion Charter students

While receiving a present for Christmas is a guaranteed and highly anticipated part of the holidays for most children in the community, the same cannot be said for many of Aspiranet's Fusion Charter students, whose financial situations might make it difficult to provide gifts for everyone in the family. However, the kindness and giving spirit of two Turlock businesses during an annual gift drive helped grant the wishes of over 60 students at the free public charter school just in time for the holidays.

December 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State receives grant funding to expand teacher prep programs

In an effort to mitigate the escalating teacher shortage in California and expand the number of teacher candidates earning STEM and bilingual credentials, Stanislaus State is positioned to develop an integrated four-year teaching credential program beginning in Fall of 2018 thanks to a grant from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

December 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local Black Student Unions gather as one

At high school and college campuses nationwide, the Black Student Union exists to provide a place for students of all ethnicities to join together and learn about black culture and issues. BSUs from eight different schools came together on Saturday at Turlock High School for the United Black Student Unions of California Central Region Leadership Roundtable, discussing topics of interest among the black community and encouraging each other to become better leaders on their campuses.

December 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock High students nominated to military service academies

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham announced this week the 2016 service academy nominees from California's 10th congressional district, and among the 25 nominated, two Turlock High School students have received the honor.

December 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State library unveils Modern Assyrian Heritage Collection

Surrounded by a region that has one of the largest concentrations of Assyrians in the United States, it was only fitting that Stanislaus State's University Library welcomed its very own Francis Sarguis Modern Assyrian Heritage Collection Wednesday among faculty, staff and the greater community.

December 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian welcomes community to new elementary campus

Turlock Christian Schools opened the doors to its new elementary campus during a Community Open House Thursday, giving hundreds of visitors their first look at the unique learning environment equipped with state-of-the-art technology and cutting edge classrooms.

December 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teacher recognized for educator excellence

Roselawn Continuation High School social science teacher Donnie Swanson not only met the social and skill requirements as the 2016 Outstanding Student in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program and recipient of Stanislaus State's Lenox Crystal Apple Award, but exceeded them.

December 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD approves pay increase for hourly Denair Charter Academy teachers

As financial conditions of Denair Unified School District continue to improve, the Board of Trustees made it clear Thursday that they are determined to restore every salary that was cut nearly four years ago after they unanimously approved a 2.2 percent pay increase for hourly Denair Charter Academy teachers - an amount that was deemed equivalent to restorations awarded to all certificated employees in May and November.

December 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified to revisit Child Nutrition Education Center design

In what Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees called a "learning experience," two construction bids for the new Child Nutrition Education Center were rejected Tuesday after the project was found to cost a considerable amount more than what the district had originally anticipated.

December 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


California State University mourns passing of Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed

California State University announced the passing of former CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed who died Tuesday. Reed, 75, served as the CSU's sixth chancellor and held the title of Chancellor Emeritus. He led the university from 1998 until his retirement in 2012.

December 06, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Bound By Faith: New religious club at Pitman offers safe place of worship

Pitman High School sophomore Meredith Ball is hoping that the campus' newest religious club Bound By Faith will provide a safe place of fellowship and growth for her and her peers after she founded it at the beginning of this year.

December 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State faculty union donates $35K to battle campus hunger, homelessness

In an effort to combat student hunger and homelessness on campus, the Stanislaus State California Faculty Association chapter made a $35,000 donation to its Campus Cares Fund - money that will go towards providing help to students in need, whether it is in the form of immediate financial assistance, personal supplies or food.

December 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors put a modern twist on The Bard

Turlock High School students probably never envisioned Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and William Shakespeare together - that is, until Christiana Clark and Jeremy Gallardo from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's School Visit Program performed at their campus this week.

December 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TJHS students give back to community

After a six-week collection period, Turlock Junior High School students donated 22 barrels of non-perishable food to Turlock Together on Friday. Assistant Principal of Student Services Tim Norton said the school originally received 12 barrels this year, but requested another 10 after the amount of student donations began to outnumber the amount of available barrels.

December 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


School district plans for track renovations at Turlock, Pitman high schools

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $1 million during their last meeting for anticipated improvements to both the Pitman High School track and ...

May 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock student places in top five at state spelling bee

Alisha Chakravarty isn't your average sixth grader. When the rest of her family is watching movies, she would rather write an essay, and even ...

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


On Track program prepares graduates for bright futures

Four special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program walked the stage at Wednesday morning's graduation ceremony, concluding ...

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


MJC Irrigation Technology Program celebrates industry placements and first graduates

The Irrigation Technology Program at Modesto Junior College marked a milestone on April 28, as the first graduates participated in the Commencement Ceremony. Upon completion ...

May 18, 2017 | | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy instructor named Teacher of the Year

Stanislaus Military Academy's Ron Kunnen may be relatively new to the education field - he's only been teaching for five years - but he's ...

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


A dream fulfilled: Connie Valverde set to graduate from Turlock Adult School

As a teenager growing up in the 1960s, Connie Valverde had dreams of earning an education, starting a family and making a life for herself ...

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


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