A public release of sub-standard results for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) scores, commonly known as Common Core Testing, statewide quickly went viral in mid-September. Parents, teachers and administrators critical of the national Common Core State Standards (CCSS) quickly voiced 'told you so' responses.
It's never too early to start crafting your best college admission essay. The application and scholarship essays you complete practically determine your future. That’s why you need to focus and practice. It’s not easy to develop superb academic writing skills, but you should keep in mind that progress is inevitable when you invest enough time and effort into this goal.
November 03, 2015|
Most eighth-graders are not proficient in geography, a new report by the U.S. Government Accounting Office finds, with just 24 percent of eighth-graders “proficient” in geography in the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress scores.
October 30, 2015|
Even if you've never smoked in your life, it's still breathtaking to hear Victor DeNoble's story about taking on the multi-billion dollar tobacco industry. His story sounds like a good spy novel; thick black covered windows, rat murders, betrayal and FBI debriefing in an underground warehouse.
Top spellers from area schools will compete in Stanislaus County Spelling Championships in November. The Elementary Spelling Championship, for children in grades 4-6, is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Gregori High School, 3701 Pirrone Road, Modesto. The Junior High Spelling Championship, for those in grades 7-8, is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., Modesto. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and Dot Foods, both events are open to the public and begin promptly at 5 p.m.
Fences are decorated, ribbons are hung, bracelets passed out and Oakdale Joint Unified School District has once again embraced Red Ribbon Week. The annual event is held nationally every year during the last full week of October. The 2015 Red Ribbon Week runs from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30.
Selecting fresh fruits and vegetables were on the 'To Do List' for over 1400 Oakdale elementary school students over the past week. Food 4 Thought made a return appearance to Oakdale Joint Unified School District, stopping this time at Fair Oaks and Magnolia elementary schools. Cloverland and Sierra View elementary schools were visited in September.
Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America, had an outstanding evening last week as they were acknowledged at the Stanislaus/Tuolumne Sectional Opening and Closing Contest. The event was hosted Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Gregori High School in Modesto.
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.
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|