Lots of teachers start out in Patterson, but most live a half-hour or so away and within a few years tend to gravitate to schools closer to home. To keep experienced teachers in place, Patterson Unified is helping them put down roots.
A trick of timing names Turlock Unified School District’s two bond measures coming up in November Measure N and Measure O, which the district is making the best of by asking voters to support “kNOwledge.”
Modesto Junior College is opening an English Language Learner Welcome Center on its west campus, bringing together an assortment of helping hands and helpful services under one roof for the first time.
California has officially made history, releasing an updated social science framework for students in kindergarten through high school that includes the contributions of gays, folks with disabilities and at least a nod to the controversies of an imperfect past.
Some 20 teachers from Modesto, Turlock and elsewhere around the region are spending a week this summer prepping math lessons for the coming year with help from California State University, Stanislaus math faculty.
A bill written to improve teacher evaluations, with supports and safeguards, and have effectiveness included alongside seniority in layoff decisions died in committee last month. Teacher unions fought it, but many of their rank and file wanted the reforms to succeed, including a Modesto teacher who testified at the bill’s hearing in Sacramento.
Rabbit experts from around the world converged on Turlock this week for the quadrennial World Lagomorph Conference, drawn to the San Joaquin Valley by a native endangered species and the university scientists who study it.
Waterford sixth-graders got an inside look at life in law enforcement through summer school training meant to motivate future peace officers. The Waterford Unified School District partnered with the Waterford police office of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department to put on the training.
Prescott Junior High students team up to make films during summer school session that weaves writing skills into the mix. Grand finale is screening for families, complete with popcorn, at Stanislaus Union School District office. (Nan Austinfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Refugee children pose daunting challenges for schools, but a Modesto City Schools program for tweens and teens is helping new immigrant youths assimilate while speed-learning English and tackling core subjects. Education leaders across the state and in Washington, D.C., have noticed.
Turlock Unified will ask voters to approve $88.8 million in school bonds in November to secure its traditionally open campuses, add science labs, replace portables and make room for more kids as enrollment rises.