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School district employee negotiations stalled

Tough times call for tough cuts and these cuts are what most can't agree upon. Because the Turlock Unified School District, the Turlock Teachers Association and the California School Employees Association can't find a solution in their employee contract negotiations that will leave all parties satisfied, the district declared impasse on May 4.

May 25, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


No more cuts!

Over 100 Turlock classified employees held their heads and signs high in the air on Wednesday at Pitman High School to rally for the fight against more state education cuts. The Turlock employees were just one out of 34 groups that rallied state-wide to hold the California Legislator accountable for no more cuts to education. All groups took part in the California Advocates United to Save Education campaign making government officials sign a "Promise to Our Students" card to protect education funding from further cuts. State Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, State Senator Dave Cogdill and Jeff Denham have not signed the ...

May 21, 2010 | | Education


TUSD rescinds pink slips

For once there is some good news for school district employees in this down economy. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed his state budget revise on May 14 with additional cuts to education, specifically for child care, but those cuts will not affect the Turlock Unified School District's budget.

May 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD administrators, trustees take heat for Cunningham changes

A standing room only crowd kicked off Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, including over 125 Cunningham Elementary School teachers, parents and staff fighting for what they feel is right.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Fatherly figures guide senior to future endeavors

Roselawn High senior Jonathan Lopez isn't just following in the footsteps of one of his family members, he is combining career paths from both his father and uncle to create his own path for the future.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Music defines Roselawn senior

Hitting the high notes - as well as the low ones - has been a part of senior Brittany Weed's life since she was three years old; and she isn't giving that up anytime soon.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


A dairy day

Students at Ballico Elementary School learned all about local agriculture last week during their annual Ag Week event. The students visited a variety of local farms and dairies and hosted special presenters including the Livingston High School FFA club.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Turlock cadet finds path to police badge

Jose Prado's dream is to fight crime. The Turlock High senior is already dedicated to his future career path and can't wait move on to the next step.

May 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Boxell no stranger to adversity

Most high school seniors have imagined their dream job since they were little, but for some, like Turlock High senior Hannah Boxell, a future career is still a mystery.

May 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD testing scores dismal; District in program improvement once again

The Turlock Unified School District received its progress report from the state - in the form of public school rankings and the Base Academic Performance Index (API) report - and was found lacking. While the District as a whole raised its API score by seven points, going from a 2008 Base score of 730 to a 2009 Growth score of 737, it was not enough to get the TUSD out of Program Improvement designation - a designation it has had for the past three years.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Denair students reclaim a little green

A Denair Elementary School student stood still in awe, staring down at a tiny seed in his hand.

May 14, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


UC Merced students to attend national Latino Leadership program

Six students from the University of California, Merced, will be part of the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI), a new collaboration between the university and Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership in the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Education


District makes drastic changes at Cunningham Elementary in hopes of improving test scores

Starting with the 2010/2011 school year, Cunningham Elementary School will take on a handful of changes. The school will have a new principal, a new game plan and some new staff.

May 11, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock High takes 3rd in math competition

At the Stanislaus Mathematics Council's 32nd High School Mathematics Competition, 107 students represented 11 schools, competing in both group and individual competitions. Teams consisted of five students - two from AP Calculus, one from Math Analysis, one from Algebra II and one from Geometry.

May 11, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Education


Legislator for a Day

Students from Julien Elementary School met with California State Assemblyman Bill Berryhill on Wednesday at the State Capitol after learning the jobs of state legislators during "Legislator for a Day" at the Annual Kids Day event. It is a two-day educational event that teaches fifth and sixth graders how proposed legislation becomes law in California while allowing them to interact in mock legislative exercises. Julien Elementary was the only Turlock school that participated in this event. Students also met with California State Senator Dave Cogdill.

May 11, 2010 | | Education


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Fusion joins ranks of Turlock charter schools

For Turlock Unified School District director of student services Gil Ogden, Fusion Charter is a dream come true. For the district administrator and others that attended the school's open house on Thursday, the newly developed independent charter school is not only an opportunity to educate students, but to rebuild the Westside of Turlock.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


College courses to be offered at high schools

High school students looking to get ahead before they embark on their college careers can begin as early as Spring 2015 to earn college credit with Pitman High School and Turlock High School's soon-to-be implemented college course offerings.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Jumping for a good cause

A fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus has found the perfect reason to jump for joy with its 3rd annual Jump for Jude fundraising event. For 30 hours, members from Tau Kappa Epsilon will be jumping on a trampoline to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teachers demand respect

An estimated 250 teachers gathered to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" before Tuesday's Turlock Unified District Board of Trustees meeting in an effort to demand just that from the district.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Spelling aficionados seek state titles

Julien Elementary School sixth grader Gloria Park has successfully spelled her way to represent Stanislaus County at the California State Elementary Spelling Bee.

November 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair students honor local veterans

Albeit a day early, Denair Middle School students invited United States military veterans to their campus to honor them for Veterans Day. With poetry and official recognition, students carried out the primary purpose of the special day by highlighting the importance of America's veterans and their willingness to sacrifice for the greater good.

November 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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