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SCARING UP DONATIONS

A few Oakdale High School S-Club members give their costumes a review and practice their Halloween 'scare or be scared' reactions as the group prepares for their annual Trick or Treat for cans event. The group will visit the Vineyard and Burchell Hill developments on Friday, Oct. 23 and the Oakdale Golf Course area on Saturday, Oct. 24 in search of donations to benefit local food cupboards.

October 21, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


11 states that spend more on prisons than on colleges

A new report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences makes the case that state investment in higher education has fallen dramatically over the past decades. Many states are now contributing only a small fraction of the cost of "state" colleges and universities.

October 21, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New British guidelines urge schools to ban these 6 sexist phrases

It’s official: Children in England should no longer be permitted to call each other “cupcake.”

October 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Special needs man asks student for a handshake. See why he didn’t let go

If you’re looking for a new role model, Godfrey Coutto may be a good choice.

October 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Red Cross Gold Country Region Gives Fire Update

The American Red Cross and many community partners and agencies continue to deliver humanitarian assistance to families in Calaveras, Amador, and Lake counties one month after two of the most destructive wildfires in California's history sparked. The Butte and Valley fires burned more than 150,000 square acres and destroyed more than 1,700 homes, displacing thousands of families.

October 14, 2015 | | Education


Little Legs Yield Successful Fundraiser

A mild fall morning would prove to be just what the Run Doctor ordered as close to 2700 elementary school students of Oakdale Joint Unified School District took to their respective fields for the annual Jog-a-Thon on Friday, Oct. 9.

October 14, 2015 | | Education


Q&A: How a neurosurgeon became an early childhood education activist after watching her young patien

Dana Suskind is a professor of surgery at the University of Chicago, whose speciality is cochlear implants that allow people who are born deaf to hear. She is also founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, also based at the University of Chicago. TMW researches programs that maximize the critical language development period of birth to 3 years old while helping to draw public attention to this critical phase of brain development.

October 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Some fraternities are under fire, but are all fraternities bad?

Both the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Alpha Phi sorority at the University of California Los Angeles found themselves under fire Thursday morning after hosting a “Kanye Western” party, in which partygoers dressed up in “baggy clothes, plumped lips and padded bottoms” and, in some cases, black face by way of charcoal, according to The Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper.

October 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Should grads be allowed to declare bankruptcy on student loans?

With presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton calling for an end to "the crushing burden of student debt," some higher education experts have begun to question federal policy that makes it nearly impossible to discharge student loans in bankruptcy.

October 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | 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 The Atlantic. Kindergarten in Walker's adopted country is largely devoted to play, discovery and socialization.

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 to pull most of those schools into the existing Recovery School District, whose mission was to take failing schools and turn them into charter schools.

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 cabinet member will have been at the center of educational upheavals for seven years, during which he carved out an aggressively reformist and centrist policy space.

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 oval.

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 on a combination of academic profile and online skills testing.

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, according to the Hechinger Report.

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Elementary Kids Jog For Fun(ds)

The annual Jog-a-Thon for the elementary students in Oakdale was hosted on Friday morning, with the smoke from Northern California fires lifting to keep air ...

October 18, 2017 | | Education


Foothill Horizons Plans Dedication

The Stanislaus County Office of Education and Foothill Horizons Outdoor School will host a special dedication ceremony to commemorate the official opening of "Carl's ...

October 18, 2017 | | Education


Second Annual Color Run Sets New Record

The sky was colored blue, yellow, red and purple as over 700 Oakdale Junior High School students participated in the Second Annual Color Run on ...

October 11, 2017 | | Education


College Info, Application Workshop Offered By MJC

The Modesto Junior College Office of Student Equity presents "Sabado De Educacion," a free workshop to inform the public about educational opportunities and campus resources ...

October 04, 2017 | | Education


Fair Oaks Welcomes Ag Day Presenters, Visitors

From the furry friends to the smooth eggs on display, the chance to twirl a rope and do some dummy roping to getting an up ...

October 04, 2017 | | Education


DEDICATION DAY

Superintendent of Schools Marc Malone, left, was joined by Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America students as well as Agriculture Department leaders and a ...

October 04, 2017 | | Education


HELPING HANDS

Cloverland Elementary Student Council recently organized a Spirit Day fundraiser in support of the recent hurricane victims. Students wearing red or white the day of ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


SWEET CHALLENGE

Oakdale High School recently hosted its Annual 100 foot Ice Cream Sundae Challenge for the freshman class. Over 100 freshmen participated in the event, finishing ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


Student Librarians Are Hands On Helpers

Fair Oaks Elementary School has more than a new library and media center on campus. Thanks to the leadership and passion of Library Technician Geneva ...

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Stanislaus State Schedules Reflecting Pond Dedication

California State University, Stanislaus will dedicate its iconic Reflecting Pond to Dr. Marvalene Hughes, president emerita of Stanislaus State, at 6 p.m. on Friday ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


Educational Foundation Dinner Set For Saturday

Oakdale Educational Foundation will host its annual fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will be ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


BEAR COUNCIL

Magnolia Elementary School recently elected its slate of Student Council officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Photographed left to right are: Maya Baza, President; Grace ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


FALCON LEADERSHIP

Fair Oaks Elementary School has elected its Student Council officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Photographed left to right are: Grant Gardner, Sergeant-at-Arms; Presley Barnes ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


COUGARS IN CHARGE

Cloverland Elementary School has elected its Student Council officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Photographed left to right are: Zane Thompson, President; Logan Daley, Vice ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


Junior High Event Promotes Inclusion

With increased attention on bullying and loneliness in the schools, the Oakdale Junior High School Leadership Club sponsored an event Friday, Sept. 22 during both ...

September 27, 2017 | BY KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Education


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