California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 20, 2018, vetoed a bill that would have required most high schools and middle schools in the state to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Teachers and school boards opposed the measure.
California aims to lead the nation — and the globe — in climate change research, policy and action — in large part through climate-focused research conducted at University of California campuses and labs.
After 14 years, UC Merced moved up 29 positions on the the annual U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges list released on Monday to No. 136 overall among “National Universities,” as well as leaping 20 spots to No. 67 for “Top Public Schools.”
Atwater residents will decide on Nov. 6 whether they are willing to pay an extra $30 per $100,000 of their property’s assessed valuation to help build a new school to alleviate overcrowding at the school district, according to Measure E.
It’s a startling statistic: Nearly 30 percent of UC Merced students who start their college careers in the School of Natural Sciences switch to majors outside the science, technology, engineering and math fields by their second year.
The new student-run floral shop at Atwater High School in Merced County, California is staffed by 19 students from the school’s floral program. The experience helps students gain entrepreneurial skills, officials said.
Sergio de Alba, a teacher at R.M. Miano Elementary School in Los Banos, was selected as an honorable mention for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Presidential innovation Award for Environmental Educators, according to the EPA.
The Merced College Police Officers Standards and Training program to train police officers has begun to grow its notoriety as more agencies are becoming interested in its students, according to the school.
The new school year kicked off on Aug. 15 for the Merced City School District, and we are thrilled to have students and staff back on all of our 18 campuses! Many arrived to find modernized classrooms and other upgraded facilities thanks to Measure M projects over the summer, but those improvements are just some of “what’s new” this year. We wanted to take a moment to update our community on a few other additions that aim to support student success.
The Atwater Elementary School District completed expansion of Peggy Heller School to alleviate overcrowding at Mitchell Senior School, officials said. It’s not the first time seventh graders stepped foot onto campus.
Brooke Adams, a 5-year-old girl from Santa Rosa, California, started kindergarten on Monday and is legally allowed to be given medical cannabis at her public school, thanks to a judge’s temporary order.
Merced Youth Connect is the name of both the nonprofit and the app, which is available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play, according to Emily Tolsma, the nonprofit’s chief communications officer.
Summer programs can help students develop new skills, get hands-on experience, meet other students with similar interests and get a taste of college life. They also look great on college applications, demonstrating that students are committed to learning.
An experiment to provide more privacy and comfort to breastfeeding mothers through specialized rooms at select high schools in Merced previous years has led to almost all the area high schools signing up as school starts.
Friday is Arbor Day in the City of Merced. Public Works has made it a tradition to plant trees at City schools and parks on Arbor Days for decades to involve students in the planting process and teach them about the role trees play in the city.