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Valley Students Speak Out Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict, Urge UC Merced, Stanislaus State to Act

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As the conflict in the Gaza Strip escalates in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, the war’s shock waves are being felt here in the San Joaquin Valley.

Students gathered in Turlock at California State University Stanislaus’ quad on Monday to chant for Palestinian rights, as the war’s death toll continues to rise, particularly among civilians in the Gaza Strip.

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Stanislaus County schools stock up on naloxone to combat rising fentanyl overdoses

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As Stanislaus County continues to see an increase in fentanyl use and overdoses, school districts are working to ensure students have access to the lifesaving medicine naloxone.

Naloxone, also packaged as Narcan or Evzio, is an opioid medication that is used to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The FDA-approved medicine can reverse and block the effects of opioids including heroin, morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl.

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Local residents among Stanislaus State’s spring 2023 dean’s list

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Stanislaus State University congratulated more than 3,000 students who were named to the spring 2023 dean’s list, including Sophie Christopher of Winchester, Andrea Gonzales of Menifee, and Andres Tobar of Winchester. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and register for and earn a minimum of 12 units of credit of graded coursework at the university.

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Back to class for local students

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The 2023-2024 school year is here for local school districts. As many are prepared to welcome students back this coming week, there have been a handful of local districts who have already opened the classroom doors and have begun learning.

The three local school districts that have already gotten their years underway are Denair Unified, Hilmar Unified and Hughson Unified. Meanwhile, Turlock Unified and Turlock Christian will get things started on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

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Thousands of Modesto City School District students return to class

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Thousands of students are back in the classroom in Modesto on Monday.

At Grace Davis High School, the bell to start the day rang at 8:30 a.m., but dozens with the school leadership team arrived hours earlier to decorate the campus.

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Modesto ranks 5th least educated among 150 U.S. cities, according to recent study

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Despite improvements in its graduation rates, Modesto continues to struggle in education, according to a recent report that ranks it the fifth least educated among “the 150 largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas.”

The report demonstrates that local schools and colleges still have much work to do, said Dr. Chad Redwing, the interim president of Modesto Junior College. “We should not accept to stay at this end of the rankings — we need to encourage more learning in our community.”

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Get your Back to School Glow Up

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For the second consecutive year, a salon in downtown Turlock is giving local children in need an opportunity to ring in the new school year with a fresh cut.

Salon TwoZeroNine, located at 625 E. Main St., will be hosting the Back to School Glow Up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6. The event will offer free haircuts to kids while accepting donations of school supplies to award to a local teacher nominated by the community.

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Student grapples Teacher after dispute at Golden Valley High School

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An eyebrow raising viral video has been making rounds on social media showing a student engaging in a physical conflict with a teacher at Golden Valley High School in Merced, California. The incident occurred during 5th period on a Friday, and has raised concerns about student and staff safety in the school district.

According to the Merced Union High School District, the scrap started as an argument between a substitute teacher and a student but quickly turned physical.

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Summer Reading Challenge to start at local libraries

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The Stanislaus County Library invites all ages to join the Summer Reading Challenge, “Find Your Voice,” taking place May 16 through Aug. 1.

Children and teens participate by keeping track of each day they read or are read to for at least 30 minutes. Adults are asked to track each book they read and can choose to also write brief reviews of the books they read this summer.

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Local tech academy expecting record enrollment amid increased worker demand

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Whether you consider yourself technically savvy or not, society has undeniably become more reliant on modern tech and software. It’s something that more people have come to realize, which has resulted in a dramatic uptick in interest and enrollment at Modesto’s Bay Valley Tech coding academy.

According to Bay Valley Tech president Phillip Lan, the academy is expected to teach over 1,000 students across their tuition-free code academy, digital skills bootcamp and tech internship program in 2023. By this time next year, he expects that figure to double.

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