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    Teen entrepreneurs jam more into summer

    Teens finish the Summer Entrepreneurship Academy program with presentations on the businesses they would run if they could do anything.

    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:35 PM

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    Summer fix-ups for aging facilities add up for Modesto schools

    Modesto City Schools has spent $5 million this summer making repairs and replacing cracked playgrounds. With two weeks to go before the first students file in, crews are sweating out the final pavings as teachers start dropping in to get their r...

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:38 PM

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    Early-out Wednesdays start the first week for Modesto City Schools

    Modesto City Schools has added 15 early-out Wednesdays to its 2014-15 calendar to give teachers time to meet. The first is Aug.13, the third day of school.

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 12:51 PM

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    Zombies a no-show, but Turlock teens are ready for them

    Zombie fears and fascination drew dozens of teens to the Turlock Library on Wednesday to learn how to be ready for a real disaster.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8:39 PM

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    On Campus: Hopes for, fears of Common Core running high

    Fair farm animals versus dittoed sheets: Two ways of learning lay out the hopes for hands-on, real-life Common Core lessons, compared with the assembly-line stress too many classrooms endured over the past few years. Here are some tips for paren...

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM

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    Foster youth finds his stride, full-ride scholarship

    Jaquel Pitts entered foster care when he was 5 years old, moving through six homes before aging out of the system at 18. That might sound like the first line of a sad story, but as Pitts is quick to point out, that is the stereotype. His future ...

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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    Best way to help English learners not as simple as the math

    The research is clear. Informed parents are passionate. But what works best to teach Spanish-speaking kids English is not an easy sell, at kitchen tables or the Capitol, and some southwest Modesto students are caught in a crossfire of good inten...

    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 9:07 PM

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    Last day for Stanislaus County Fair

    The Stanislaus County Fair wraps up today with livestock awards, a light show set to Beatles music and the mariachi stylings of Ezequiel Pena.

    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 9:47 PM

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    Program targets at-risk junior high students to raise graduation rates

    Some eighth-graders will get extra help in the coming school year, the second year of an intensive program to turn struggling lives around early. This week, coaches at Hanshaw Middle and Prescott Junior High in Modesto and Creekside Middle Schoo...

    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM

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    On Campus: Learning shouldn’t be allowed to dry up over summer

    It’s mid-July and summer is more than half over for schoolkids and teachers. Time to take those day trips to the beach or camp under the big trees.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

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