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TUSD moves forward with technology plan

The Turlock Unified School District's plan to upgrade all teacher computer and network connections in an effort to bring all classrooms to a 21st century standard was approved at Tuesday's board meeting.

November 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


The language of success

One of the many assets of the Central Valley is the diversity of its population. Its citizens come from a variety of cultures and speak many languages. At the Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, bilingual education has not only risen in popularity - but it's also raised test scores.

November 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Students at Walnut Elementary are doing more this season than just making gift wish lists; they are helping children around the world have a brighter holiday.

November 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Julien student spells success

Turlock Unified School District student Jovan Hundal is no stranger when it comes to competition. For a second consecutive year, he won the Elementary Spelling Championship on Wednesday, beating out 89 students from Stanislaus County. He will advance to the 2013 State Elementary Spelling Bee, scheduled for April 20 in Stockton.

November 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


No plan yet for saving DUSD from financial ruin

Over a hundred concerned residents filled the Denair Unified School District's board room on Thursday night with hopes of getting information on the district's plan to balance the budget, only to find out that no action has been put forth by administration or trustees.

November 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Putting the fun into science

California State University, Stanislaus students brought science to life on Monday when they assisted dozens of 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in a series of science experiments at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy. The experiments - most of which were designed by the students - included testing pH in food, extracting DNA from fruit, generating electricity, moving molecules and measuring the density of objects.

November 06, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Brown students lead the way in citizenship

Brown Elementary sixth grade students Shayla Visger and Joshua King share many similarities inside the classroom and out, including their character. At Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, both students were honored as November's Character Counts students of the month for the trait of citizenship.

November 06, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair schools in financial trouble

The Denair Unified School District may be on the brink of insolvency, as the district is unable to meet its financial obligations for the current school year.

November 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Pitman, Turlock fans prepare for rivalry game

Rally towels, spirit shirts and hundreds of screaming fans are what Pitman and Turlock High School students are bringing to the Harvest Bowl this Friday.

October 30, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


New program could fill pre-school need

Over 150 Turlock children are waiting for a spot in either Head Start or State Preschool. In an effort to fill this early education gap, the Turlock Unified School District is considering implementing the Set For Success Program.

October 30, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Professor's arboretum dream realized, 30 years later

On a cold, windy, dusty day nearly 30 years ago, a group of California State University, Stanislaus professors planted 300 acorns in a vacant campus field.

October 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Drug-free life

Hundreds of local students donned their best red attire this week in support of Red Ribbon Week and to celebrate living a drug-free life.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TPP: Creating opportunities

In today's economy it can be tough for a young high school graduate to find work - especially if they are saddled with a learning disability or have special needs. In many cases these students will simply turn 18 and begin collecting Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair celebrates 100 years

Hundreds of Denair residents sported purple and white and returned to their alma mater last Friday to celebrate Denair High's 100th anniversary. The party of the century kicked off with a series of memorable events and a lineup of special guests at the school's Homecoming parade and football game.

October 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Wakefield students earn trust of peers, teachers

Wakefield Elementary School sixth grade students Estefania Gallardo, 11, and Marium Wilson, 11, go above and beyond in the classroom as role models for their peers but perhaps what is more impressive is their individual character. Both students were honored as October's Character Counts students of the month for the trait of trustworthiness.

October 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Stitching together for those in need

For many girls, a new dress is all it takes to get into the holiday spirit.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denham nominates local students for military academies

Maria Martinez admits that when her dad first introduced her to the United States Air Force Academy she was not interested.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified on its way to fiscal recovery

For the first time in over two years, Denair Unified School District received news that merited applause during a Board of Trustees meeting.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus recognized for volunteer efforts

California State University, Stanislaus is wrapping up the semester, but not before earning yet another prestigious achievement.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School cadets take aim

There is no questioning that Turlock High School junior Larry Maloney is one sharp shooter. Just last month, Maloney garnered the highest score nationwide during his participation in the Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps marksmanship program.

December 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair teacher uses past experiences — and a giant snake — to connect with students

Denair Middle School educator David Rodriguez attributes a number of experiences to his mindset as a teacher today.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Crowell principal accepts new position at Turlock Adult School

Crowell Elementary School is set to welcome a new principal halfway through the academic year, as Linda Alaniz moves to Turlock Adult School and Dennis Earl Assistant Principal Margaret Osmer takes her place at Crowell.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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