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School District, Unions Open Agreement Process

The Oakdale Joint Unified School District and the Oakdale Teachers Association exchanged initial proposals to modify their collective bargaining agreement in an action taken in a public hearing at the OJUSD Board of Trustees Oct. 10 regular meeting. OJUSD Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Terri Taylor said at the meeting that she'd present the California School Employees Association #830 with its respective proposal on Oct. 11, as a CSEA representative was not available at the time of the public hearing.

October 12, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Oakdale Schools Benefit From Foundation Dinner

The Oakdale Educational Foundation (OEF) didn't miss a beat this year as its annual fundraiser on Sept. 24 at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club (OGCC) offered up musical entertainment, live auction action, and fine dining all in the name of drumming up financial support for Oakdale schools.

October 05, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Traditions Surround OHS Homecoming

Homecoming spirit is in the air at Oakdale High School as the students celebrate with a week of activities leading up to the Friday night football game against Lathrop High School.

October 05, 2011 | | Education


It's Homecoming Week In Oakdale

It's fall, it's football, it's Homecoming Week. Oakdale High School students are on a "California Adventure" for this year's homecoming theme and this week features spirit activities to get both the student body and the community rallied in support of the Oakdale Mustangs.

October 04, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Entertainment With A Twist

Castmates from the Oakdale Community Theater production of Oliver showed up recently on a different stage. Find out where they were performing in the Oct. 5 issue of The Oakdale Leader.

September 29, 2011 | | Education


Beginning Band Bulging

The beginning band program in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District has expanded to twice its size in the course of one year and the bulge in the number of students has required significantly more instruments.

September 28, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


OJHS Book Fair Offers New Online Ordering

After weeks of preparation, collecting teachers' wish lists, and transforming the Oakdale Junior High School library, the school's Fall Book Fair will run Monday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 7. The theme for this year's event is "To the Book Fair and Beyond: Reading Is Out of This World."

September 28, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Senses Used To Help Students Write Creatively

An English writing project recently allowed Oakdale Junior High School students to go camping in the wilderness – while staying at school.

September 28, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


OHS Begins Prep For Homecoming Week

Leadership students at Oakdale High School are ramping up their preparations for football homecoming on Friday, Oct. 7. Students representing each class at the high school will paint windows along F Street in downtown Oakdale with the "California Adventure" theme on Saturday, Oct. 1 to help infuse some Mustang spirit into the community.

September 28, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Elementary Band Numbers Increase

The Beginning Band program is busting at the seams in the Oakdale Joint Unified School District due to some ideas the district's band instructor Ross McGinnis implemented. However, the increase has resulted in a gap between the number of budding musicians and available instruments. While the program managed to round up a few dozen used instruments, still more are needed.

September 27, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Recipes For Success - GATE Students Focusing On Goals

Four cups of honesty, three-and-a-half cups of modesty, three cups of responsibility, two cups of respect, and one-and-a-half cups of good language.

September 21, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Fundraiser Supports Science, Math Opportunities For Girls

Each year several seventh grade girls from Oakdale, Riverbank, and Escalon are selected by the local branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to attend a week-long, all-girls camp called "Tech Trek" to encourage them in the fields of math and science.

September 21, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Dance Students Prep For Performance

Nine Oakdale dance students will have their moment in the spotlight at Modesto Junior College's Jam n' Jive this weekend.

September 21, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin agoodwin@oakdaleleader.com | Education


Board Trustees Review OHS Pool Costs, Income

A financial overview and first year analysis of the Oakdale High School pool was on the agenda at the Sept. 12 regular meeting of the Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees.

September 14, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


Virtual Night School Offers Class Credits For Students

For high school juniors and seniors who have failed a class, a different kind of night school offers the opportunity to make up those needed credits. Last year the Oakdale Joint Unified School District offered a pilot program called E2020 for students to recapture credits in lieu of regular night school, which was originally part of the adult education program and had been eliminated due to budget cuts.

September 14, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


N.J. teacher keeps job after being late 111 times in 2 years

A New Jersey teacher who earns $90,000 a year can keep his job after being late 111 times over a two-year stretch, an arbitrator ...

September 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Q&A: The case for competency-based college education

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation turned heads in education circles last month when it announced a partnership with MIT for an education graduate program that will ...

September 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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The brightest Americans' choices in where they call home play a large role in bolstering local economies and quality of life for all residents, according ...

September 01, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Quiz: Can you define Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries?

Language traditionalists beware: Trying to define some of Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries might make you "rage-quit."

August 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question

Americans are sharply divided on standardized testing and many other hot button educational issues, two new back-to-school public opinion polls find. But which way they ...

August 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Barber's haircut-story swap shows students the importance of reading

An Iowa barber made a slight tweak to his business model when offering children back-to-school haircuts.

August 27, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


What keeps teachers from staying in the field might surprise you

Public school teachers encourage students to dig deep when learning class curriculum, but it turns out, educators must also dig deep into their own wallets ...

August 27, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Yale and other Ivy League schools under fire for hoarding hedge funds, paying managers

A University of San Diego law professor took to the New York Times last week to challenge the tax-exempt status granted to enormous Ivy League ...

August 27, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Prestigious law degrees provide career ‘insurance,’ study says

When a law firm goes bankrupt and partners are forced to seek new jobs, the graduates of elite law schools, despite having earned their degrees ...

August 25, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


GOP candidates scramble to distinctions and base appeal at education summit

Chris Christie is still swinging; Ohio Gov. John Kasich changed his mind after 20 years; and Jeb Bush wants to privatize everything. Those are some ...

August 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


7 reasons you should homeschool your kids

Another school year is just getting started. If you are dreading sending your kids back to school, maybe now is a good time to consider ...

August 23, 2015 | Lisa Robbins FamilyShare | Education


Why some states can and others can't desegregate schools

Despite more than a half century court rulings and federal laws mandating integrated schools, American schools remain racially segregated.

August 23, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


The perils of unexpected college cost

College begins shortly for millions of American students (if it hasn't already). That can mean thousands of dollars for tuition, books and other anticipated ...

August 21, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Education


Do high grade-level expectations make students brilliant? Not necessarily

Favorite foods, catch phrases and emojis aren't the only things difficult to predict from state to state.

August 20, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Carly Fiorina wants parents to decide on vaccinations — and schools to decide on unvaccinated kids

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina may be taking a harder pro-vaccination line than other GOP candidates.

August 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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