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Two initiatives, one goal: Save California’s failing education system

California ranks 47th nationally in per-pupil spending and has the largest class sizes in the country. Over the last three years, $20 billion has been cut from schools and more than 40,000 educators have been laid off.

April 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


County Office of Education seeks Leadership Academy applications

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department is currently accepting applications for its 2012-13 Leadership Academy - a program designed to develop the leadership potential of high school juniors and seniors.

April 03, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Band fundraiser serves up McDonald’s with a smile

Pitman High School Principal Rod Hollars, Athletic Director Dave Walls, Band Director Rueben Modesto and a host of Pitman High band students and supporters invaded the McDonald's on Geer Road Tuesday evening.

April 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


State lauds Merced College infant, toddler program

Last year Modesto Junior College cut its entire child development center for students with children. At the same time Merced College expanded its program to receive students as well as non-students.

April 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD moves ahead with TK program

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the implementation of a transitional kindergarten program for the 2012-13 school year, despite uncertain state budget scenarios.

April 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Principal credits enriched education as key to school’s success

Walnut Elementary Education Center was singled out by the California Department of Education on Thursday as a 2012 California Distinguished School.

March 30, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Warrior Day cancelled; Binge drinking, violence focus of event controversy

Warrior Day, an annual festival of music, games, and beer on the California State University, Stanislaus campus, was cancelled Tuesday after students and administrators were unable to agree on how to best guard against dangerous binge drinking.

March 30, 2012 | | Education


Arts in the classroom

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock teamed up with the Stanislaus Arts Commission to offer a free art workshop for fifth grade students at Cunningham Elementary in Turlock last week.

March 30, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock High student rises above tragedy

From the outside looking in it would appear as though Heather Johnson's story is one of absolute tragedy - but Stephanie doesn't see it that way. At 14 she lost her mother, and last year she lost her father. Both parents led troubled lifestyles that ended tragically. If there was ever a reason for a teenager to give up hope, she certainly had one.

March 30, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar kids get gold fever

Students from Elim and Merquin elementary schools had a serious case of gold fever during Gold Rush Day, held this week. Fourth grade teacher Verne Davis said the educational experience is tied into California's fourth grade social studies curriculum. Parent volunteers helped to run the day for more than 150 students.

March 30, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


PUNJABI STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Harmanjot Kaur Kahlon and Jagjit Singh Chahal were named the Turlock Sikh Temple's Students of the Month for January and February.

March 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Family on mission to raise epilepsy awareness

The first time Earl Elementary second grader Calliey Gomez suffered an epileptic seizure her parents thought she might have been choking. They had no idea their daughter was having the first of what would become nightly battles with a form of sleeping epileptic seizures. Every night while she sleeps, Calliey has dozens of twitches and mini-seizures.

March 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TJHS student honored posthumously for courage, positive attitude

Mikaylah Partin was well-known at Turlock Junior High for her warm smile, quick wit and positive spirit. Mikaylah passed away unexpectedly over Christmas break last year due to health complications - but her spirit lives on at the campus.

March 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


MJC must rehire three laid off professors, rules Superior Court

The Stanislaus Superior Court ruled that the Yosemite Community College District acted improperly in laying off three faculty members in budget cuts last year.

March 23, 2012 | | Education


Local students shine at Occupational Olympics

When Leo Scheuber was the Stanislaus County Regional Occupational Program Director 27 years ago he launched the Occupational Olympics in an effort to expose students to vocational and employment opportunities in the Valley.

March 23, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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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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