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TUSD makes gains in test scores

The Turlock Unified School District saw another year of growth in test scores, as the newest Accountability Progress Report was released by the state on Wednesday.

September 02, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Turlock High puts learning on fast track

During the morning announcements on Friday, Turlock High principal Dana Trevethan read the answers submitted by students to Thursday's "Question of the Day."

September 02, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education


EDUCATION: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Turlock Unified School District recently released the names of students who scored perfect 600s on their California Standards Tests in the 2010-2011 academic year. TUSD had 132 students who got a perfect score on at least one subject and seven students who reached perfection in more than one subject testing area. The CSTs include testing for general math, English-language arts, geometry, algebra 1, algebra 2, summative high school math, integrated high school math, history-social science, science, biology, chemistry, Earth science and physics. (Test areas vary by grade level.)

August 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Parents get a chance to learn more about teachers, curriculum

Back to School Night was a trip down memory lane for many Turlock parents. They sat in child-sized chairs at child-sized desks surrounded by picture books and finger paintings. They sat quietly while teachers explained the year's curriculum, and some even had snack time.

August 26, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


eCademy opens doors to first class of students

eCademy Charter School is the newest addition to Turlock Unified School district, but it isn't your typical K-12 school. The school has a physical site at Crane - several classrooms and two mobile units under construction - but most of the high school level courses offered by the school take place online.

August 23, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Stanislaus students start new year with higher costs

It may not seem like fall, with leaves still on trees and thermometers showing numbers reminiscent of video game high scores.

August 23, 2011 | | Education


EDUCATION: GRADUATION DAY

Turlock Unified School District seniors who completed their studies over the summer were honored at their own graduation ceremony at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday night. Students from Turlock High School, Pitman High School, Freedom High and Roselawn were in attendance.

August 16, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


TUSD employee retires after 25 years of service

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees honored Oliver Middaugh on Tuesday for his 25 years of service to the district. Middaugh spent the last quarter of a century as a district maintenance worker.

August 16, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Local students see another year of progress in state testing

For the second year in a row, students in the Turlock Unified School District have made strides in core academics, according to state test results released Monday.

August 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Students, parents need to prepare for college life

The last New Student Orientation wrapped up at California State University, Stanislaus on Friday. Local colleges and universities across the country are preparing to welcome a new freshman class. The majority of these students will be teenagers fresh out of high school and ready to start their adult lives. The first year of college brings its own unique set of challenges for these freshmen, but campus advisors say that a little planning ahead can help ease the transition.

August 12, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


A promise of support to college-bound foster youth

California State University, Stanislaus student Terrance Ellis recognizes he is blessed with the opportunity to attend college.

August 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


New hires bring desire, flexibility to TUSD

Ramanjot Randhawa grew up in Turlock and went to Turlock Unified School District schools. She graduated from Turlock High as a star basketball player in the early 2000s, and after a brief time at San Joaquin Delta Junior College in Stockton, she returned to her home town to attend California State University, Stanislaus and major in Liberal Studies.

August 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Charter school expands into Turlock church

"Growth." That was the one-word answer Keyes to Learning Charter School principal Lee Ann Stangl gave for why the school was seeking to move its seventh through 12th grade students to a different location.

August 09, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Immunization shot deadline approaching

The Turlock Unified School District has reported that the deadline for seventh to 12 graders to obtain their Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis – whooping cough) combination vaccine has been extended from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15.

August 09, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD sees improvement in exit exam pass rates

The Turlock Unified School District has reached a significant turning point as the latest rounds of California High School Exit Exam results were released.

August 09, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Turlock coaches voice concerns over proposed Facility Use Fee

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February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Academic decathlon to put local students to the test

Known as the "biggest academic event for local schools," the 36th annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon will kick off this weekend with a two-day series ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State begins search for new president

Following current Stanislaus State President Joseph F. Sheley's retirement announcement in November, the California State University Board of Trustees will hold an open forum ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified approves salary increase, greater benefits cap for teachers

After months of negotiations that at one time ended in an impasse, Turlock Unified School District has officially reached an agreement with the over 700 ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Senator Bill Bradley to speak at Stanislaus State

A United States Senator, Olympic gold medalist, Rhodes Scholar, two-time NBA champion and former presidential candidate will speak at Stanislaus State this month as part ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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