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Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy

Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy

Denair Unified School District is taking steps to expand its tobacco-free policy to include the prohibition of electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 9:53 p.m.

Cunningham principal takes ice bucket challenge to motivate students

Cunningham principal takes ice bucket challenge to motivate students

At Cunningham Elementary’s “Friday Morning Opening” Principal Tami Truax challenged students to work hard and be respectful every day and then had a bucket of ice water dumped on her head.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 9:49 p.m.
President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley’s annual address, which ranged from the university’s financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:21 p.m.
Former POW Jessica Lynch coming to Turlock

Former POW Jessica Lynch coming to Turlock

Although only two weeks into the new school year, Turlock High School has already lined up high-profile motivational speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch to speak to students on Nov. 7.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 4:54 p.m.


MJC awards $250,000 in scholarships

Modesto Junior College awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to 246 students for the fall 2014 term at their recent annual scholarship ceremony.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 3:32 p.m.
UC Merced opens new 'green' building

UC Merced opens new 'green' building

University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 6:03 p.m.
Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 6:01 p.m.
New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

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.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 12:19 a.m.


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.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 9:33 p.m.
CSU Stanislaus back in session

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.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 8:38 p.m.

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