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Stanislaus and Merced counties each lowered dropout rates 5 percent over the past two years. Merced lost 1 in 10 students in 2012, the latest year for which figures are available, while Stanislaus saw 1 in 7 fall between the cracks, the state average.
A second-chance charter school will open this fall to serve young adults who dropped out and regretted it. The Come Back Kids charter got the go-ahead last week to open on the former Mildred Perkins Elementary School campus in north Modesto.
Riverbank Unified School District adopted a nearly balanced 2013-14 budget Saturday, marking a break in deep deficit spending since the recession started.
At its meeting Monday, the Modesto City Schools board will get an update on efforts to engage the community and develop student leadership. Jorge Perez, director of parent and community involvement, will speak.
Six graduates took their ceremonial walk as the first graduating class of Aspire Vanguard College Preparatory Academy, requiring barely one chorus of "Pomp & Circumstance" to enter the hall and take their single row of seats.
California Connections Academy @ Ripon, an online K-12 public charter school, celebrated its first graduating class. The school opened in August 2012 and draws students from eight counties.
Common core, a set of new standards coming to classrooms across California, aims to get students ready for college and career, and to compete in a global marketplace. Sounds reasonable. But now, read that again from a tea party perspective.
Oakdale first responders police, fire and emergency medical crews are holding specialized safety training from 8 a.m. to noon today at Oakdale Junior High School.
Workers need jobs. Companies need workers. To help bridge the gap and make the match, Modesto Junior College and Alliance Worknet joined forces. The result, Logistics and Warehousing Bootcamp, will train 128 students in the basics of managing inventory, from scanning bar codes to reading spreadsheets to hauling pallets on a forklift.
There were plenty of oohs from children at a fossils and dinosaurs program offered at the Waterford library Tuesday.
The Hughson Unified School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the district office, 6815 Hughson Ave.
When it comes to public schools, a majority of California elementary classrooms monitored for an indoor air study failed to meet minimum state health standards for ventilating classrooms.
The Oakdale Unified School District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the Oakdale City Council Chamber, 277 N. Second Ave.
Focus on Education (6/8/13)
The Bee's education writer follows the latest issues dealing with education in Stanislaus County.
School district finds separating teen boys and girls raises scores for both.
At their meeting Wednesday night, Denair Unified trustees approved laying off nearly a quarter of the school district's support staff and moved to put a transitional leadership team in place.
This is the corn that feeds the cow that gives the milk that makes the cheese. That story line was the topic Tuesday for 15 teachers learning how to put farm-related science into their lessons.
At a special meeting tonight, Denair Unified trustees will vote on extensive layoffs of support staff and hiring a management team to fill key posts through December.
Writer irate at practice of saving seats for latecomers.
Hamid Shirvani is out as chancellor of the North Dakota University System, according to a newspaper report.
Students at Keyes Elementary School have been working this year on a "civility chain," each link inscribed with an act of kindness.
TURLOCK For the first time in its history, California State University, Stanislaus, will hold its commencement over two days, breaking it into three ceremonies.
A tale as old as time came to the stage at Davis Park Church of Christ in Modesto on Monday as students from University Charter School performed the musical "Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr."
To walk the walk Friday, Hughson High graduates must learn to talk the talk passing an interview, receiving a résumé critique and defending a portfolio of work.