Education

Education

Patterson helps teachers settle down in town

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.

News

UC Merced’s next phase gets final approval

UC Merced received final approval from the Board of Regents on Thursday for an expansion plan that will nearly double the capacity of the decade-old campus by 2020, enabling enrollment growth to 10,000 students, according to officials

Education

Teachers take a little we time

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.

Nan Austin

Teacher unions get the rights wrong on this one

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.

Education

Waterford sixth-graders meet K-9, SWAT officers

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.

Education

Prescott filmmakers rate star treatment

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 Austin/naustin@modbee.com)

Videos

Modesto JC welcomes English learners

Modesto Junior College is opening an English Language Learner Welcome Center on west campus, with an open house set for Thursday, July 28. (Nan Austin/naustin@modbee.com)
naustin@modbee.com
Modesto JC welcomes English learners 0:35

Modesto JC welcomes English learners

Prescott filmmakers rate star treatment 0:32

Prescott filmmakers rate star treatment

Immigrant tweens get strong start at Roosevelt JH 0:33

Immigrant tweens get strong start at Roosevelt JH

Ceres summer school dabbles in arts, science, sports 0:39

Ceres summer school dabbles in arts, science, sports