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    Modesto City Schools board debates wellness policy

    The Modesto City Schools board moved forward with revamping the district’s wellness policy, despite concerns over new limits on club fundraising. The broad policy, which addresses everything from physical-education classes to recess, will ...

    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:18 PM

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    Modesto schools board to discuss new approach to student wellness

    The Modesto City Schools board will have a lengthy closed session Oct. 20 followed by a short agenda for its regular meeting, including new job descriptions and an overhaul of its wellness policy.

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 9:07 PM

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    Animal control officers sweep for strays, rescue mailman from menacing pit bull

    Animal control officers joined forces for a sweep through southwest Modesto, the neighborhood where Tuesday’s deadly mauling by a pack of roaming pit bulls occurred. But a 9-1-1 call reporting a vicious dog in the northern area interrupted...

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM

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    Farm to Fork event showcases fresh, local produce

    The Farm to Fork event in Modesto featured chefs cooking with local farm products and information for consumers on nutrition, food assistance programs and other topics.

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 6:54 PM

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    Luella E. Cole: 'Decomposing' Common Core terminology

    I have enjoyed reading Nan Austin’s series of columns supporting the Common Core standards. As a child, I learned to subtract by “borrowing” and later taught this concept by the term “regrouping.” Last spring, as a ...

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:45 PM

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    Enochs biotechnology students fend off (pretend) Ebola

    Enochs High biotechnology students learn about cells and the immune system with a nod to current events, doing labs handling a vegetable oil mimic of the virus.

    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:36 PM

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    Modesto schools join Great ShakeOut to be quake-ready

    Third-graders learning about the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 got a shake of reality Thursday as Garrison Elementary joined in the nationwide Great ShakeOut earthquake drills.

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:11 PM

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    Great ShakeOut in Modesto

    Sara Randall's third grade class drops, covers and hangs on for earthquake drill, exits for a fire drill at 10:16 on 10-16. (NanAustin/naustin@modbee.com)

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Great ShakeOut in Modesto
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    Empire kindergarten buddies remain friends for life

    They met in kindergarten in the fall of 1950, frilly skirts and Mary Janes marching into Miss Neal’s class at what was then called Empire Union Elementary School. For 64 years the women have shared life’s milestones, laughs and heart...

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:20 AM

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    Nan Austin: Common Core kindergarten math goes uber-basic, sounds hard

    Listening to an anti-Common Core speaker last week got On Campus columnist Nan Austin thinking about what has changed in math tasks for our youngest students.

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:02 PM

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