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Mission To Early California

A recent hands-on California missions project helped students get a better picture of the structures and functions of the missions in early California history. All fourth graders at Fair Oaks Elementary School in Wendi Petroni's, Heather O'Hearn's, and Lisa Graham's classes recently presented their historic California missions projects, which were represented in different forms and showed the investment of time made by the students.

April 04, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Cultural Participation Aids Spanish Language Growth

Learning a new language can be a challenge and Oakdale High School Spanish teacher Joe Gilbert believes that it takes more than just book learning to master it.

April 04, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

‘Old School’ Learning Returns

What's old has become new again in the ASPIRE after school program at Magnolia Elementary School. With most home economics classes having fallen victim to long-ago budget cuts, the after school program is offering a new generation of students the opportunity to learn the basics of sewing.

April 04, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

‘Old School’ Skill Reappears

Some local after school program students are taking a time-honored tradition and turning it into a new-found skill. Previously passed down to generations of girls by their mothers, some students in Magnolia Elementary School's ASPIRE program are learning an old craft that's new to them that they can use for fun, family, or a fashion career.

April 03, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Golden Words - Oakdale Students Hear From 1992 Olympic Medalist

A collection of leadership students from all seven Valley Oak League high schools gathered in the Mustang gymnasium on March 21 to listen to Olympic gold medalist Darnell Hall, who celebrated his 10-year anniversary of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona by speaking with local students.

March 28, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Education

School Success Off And Running

The third annual SOS (Support Oakdale Schools) Fun Run/Walk event brought out runners and walkers of all ages to raise money for schools in Oakdale on Saturday, March 24. SOS committee member Stacey Aprile reported that there were 360 race registrants this year for the 1-mile and 5K event that wound its way through the neighborhood streets of Oakdale, starting and finishing at Cloverland Elementary School.

March 28, 2012 | | Education

OJUSD Targets Student Underperformance

Addressing the needs of underperforming subgroups of students will be the subject of a town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 3 in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District. The 6 p.m. event to be held at the Magnolia Elementary School auditorium is part of a district-wide effort to help parents help their children improve their academic performance.

March 28, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Science Fair Wraps Up Successful Year

Hundreds of science projects filled the rooms of the FES Hall March 13-15 as students in kindergarten through eighth grade participated in the 29th Annual Science Fair for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District.

March 21, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Young Musician Earns Award

Oakdale High School junior Aimee Ramirez received a "Superior" rating for her flute performance along with a certificate and medal from the Central Valley chapter of California Music Educators Association (CMEA) in a recent solo/ensemble competition. Ratings for the competition are: needs improvement, fair, good, excellent, and superior.

March 21, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Center Offers No Stress Prom Help

To get ready for the prom, the combined expenses of a prom ticket, hair, makeup, jewelry, shoes, and a matching bag really add up. The biggest expense, however, is often the dress.

March 21, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Trustees Approve New Position

The addition of a new position for a mental health therapist/clinician at Oakdale High School was approved by the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees at the March 12 regular meeting.

March 14, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

District Develops Teaching Strategies

As part of his vision to keep the Oakdale Joint Unified School District moving forward and continuously improving, Superintendent Marc Malone wanted teachers to identify instructional norms and create a cohesive strategy to improve student learning.

March 14, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Mr. Mustang Selected

Oakdale High School senior Justin Martinez was named Mr. Mustang on March 9 in the 2012 OHS Mr. Mustang contest held at the Magnolia school auditorium. He was also named Mr. Congeniality. Senior Marcus Hernandez and junior Adam Lahey tied for First Runner Up, seniors Jeremy Neathery, Thomas Angarole, and Braden Lee also competed.

March 13, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Students Eye Science

Third graders usually don't take part in dissecting cow eyeballs as part of their science studies. But students in Melissa Clark's class at Magnolia Elementary School aren't a usual group.

March 07, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

Student Science Fair Slated

Hundreds of kindergarten through sixth grade students are preparing for the annual Oakdale Joint Unified School District science fair. The fair runs Tuesday, March 13 through Thursday, March 15 and takes place at the FES Hall on Lee Avenue.

March 06, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

Academic kindergarten pressures continue to puzzle teachers and parents

Finnish kindergarten students don't even try to learn to read, noted Tim Walker, an American who lives and teaches fifth grade in Finland, in ...

October 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Q&A: 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, charters playing key role in rebuilding failing schools in ur

NEW ORLEANS — Ten years ago, with schools in New Orleans struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the state of Louisiana made the fateful decision ...

October 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Arne Duncan to step down as Education secretary after 7 years of aggressive and controversial policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Friday that he would be stepping down at the end of the year. Obama's longest-serving ...

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

High school drops football, replaces it with soccer for homecoming

Students at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School in Missouri will gather at the stadium for a homecoming game, but the ball will be round, not ...

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Why some employers are deciding the best job candidates don't need a college degree

The United Kingdom wing of the Ernst & Young accounting firm recently announced that it will no longer require college degrees starting in 2016, relying instead ...

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Principal turnover continues to plague schools, as principals are asked to perform multiple roles

Spurred by escalating pressures for performance and a multitude of job demands in a high stress environment, principals are quitting the job at unprecedented rates ...

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Dumping billions down the drain? Teacher "professional development" spending a total waste, study ar

Teacher professional development is an enormous sinkhole, sucking billions of dollars every year and producing no measurable results, says a new study by TNTP, a ...

October 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Teachers can be bullies too: Chicago mother says special-needs son was dressed in trash bag

Chicago mother Nyesha Terry wasn’t exactly thrilled when she visited her son Lloyd’s kindergarten classroom and found him wearing a trash bag, according ...

September 28, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

A 4-year-old was told writing left handed is 'evil'

Four-year-old Zayde Sands does everything with his left hand.

September 26, 2015 | Matthew Williams Deseret News | Education

Cristo Rey high schools breed academic maturity by sending students into the workforce

CHICAGO — It's 10 a.m., class change time in Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, and students are churning between rooms. The boys in dark ...

September 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

The New York program that helps at-risk kids do better in high school

At-risk youths who held a summer job may also improve their school test scores this year, a new National Bureau of Economic Research study finds.

September 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Is ‘God bless you’ a classroom distraction?

A professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley wants to change sneezing forever.

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

If starting class later in the day helps kids learn, why do so few schools do it?

The CDC is urging U.S. high schools and middle schools to start class at 8:30 a.m. or later, but found that only ...

September 18, 2015 | Matthew Williams Deseret News | Education

A big issue for parents was ignored in Wednesday's GOP debate

There was a lot said during Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate. Candidates opened up about national security, foreign policy and taxation, according to The ...

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

This former student earned a 4.0 GPA — but pass/fail classes could've helped with her only regret

Rachael Larimore maintained a 4.0 GPA and garnered 12 varsity sports letters during high school — but whenever she struggles to use a camera at ...

September 17, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

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