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TUSD Board of Trustees to receive update on energy program, budget process

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider approval of numerous noteworthy items at Tuesday's board meeting. The board is scheduled to hear an update regarding the TUSD Energy Conservation Program and schools that received the "Energy Star Label" award from the federal government.

January 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Parenting focus of ‘Choose Civility’ lecture event

Justin Lookadoo entertained and informed parents on Thursday night at the Stanislaus County Office of Education's latest "Choose Civility" event. Lookadoo is a former juvenile probation officer turned professional speaker who lectures across the country. Lookadoo said that he does consultation work with schools and parents who have made national headlines because of crisis situations.

January 29, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Poll says most voters will support K-12 education with tax extension

A poll of 2,000 residents released yesterday by the Public Policy Institute of California, an independent research institution, indicates the majority of California voters would "pay higher taxes to maintain funding for K-12 education."

January 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Area students get training in biotech at THS

Did you know that you can transform e-coli bacteria by injecting DNA extracted from a jelly fish that will create a florescent protein, which could then create insulin for use by a human diabetic? If you didn't know that (or even have a clue what protein exactly is) you can rest assured that a group of about 30 students from area high schools do know.

January 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Local sixth graders earn accolades for Future City designs

For months, sixth graders from around Turlock spent hours playing the "Sim City" computer game – for school, of course.

January 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD Budget Advisory Committee in quandary

Members of the Turlock Unified School District Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) were left speechless and clearly in shock numerous times during a disconcerting budget meeting Monday evening at Turlock High.

January 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School employees honored at annual event

They're the heroes behind the scenes of every school. Those individuals who dish out the macaroni, trim the grass, schedule substitutes, and watch over the school yard, but seldom receive appreciation.

January 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Proposed upgrade to school meals adds fruits, vegetables and subtracts sodium, calories

President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Agriculture want American kids to be healthier. To help the nation's students on their way to better health, the USDA has proposed updating the nutrition standards for meals served through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs for the first time in 15 years.

January 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education


TUSD quickens pace of district mapping for 2013 trustee elections

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees laid out a timeline Tuesday night that will chart the course towards the first district elections in 2013.

January 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Turlock Junior High students recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by researching the Civil Rights leader's life and his impact on American history. Below are just a few of the essays.

January 18, 2011 | | Education


EDUCATION: CALL TO SERVICE

In honor of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's inauguration, mayors from across the country are challenging youth to get involved in their communities. The speech JFK made on that day is still famous for the line "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

January 11, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


School district financial health dependent on tax extension

Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget for 2011-2012 leaves a lot of unanswered questions for the Turlock Unified School District. Officials say that if California voters don't approve to extend a set of taxes that are about to expire the results could be devastating for local school districts.

January 11, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Higher education takes big hit in Brown budget

Governor Jerry Brown's 2010-2011 budget proposal, released Monday, calls for a $500 million, 18 percent cut in state support to the California State University system.

January 11, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD eCademy to become charter school

Targeting non-traditional students has always been the goal of the Turlock Unified School District's new eCademy school, but now the district is looking to bring in more students sooner by becoming a charter school.

January 07, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD sixth graders raise money for outdoor education camp

Turlock schools have been coming up with creative ways to raise money to allow all of their sixth graders to attend the traditional Outdoor Education camp. Some schools have put on Halloween stores, candle sales and cookie dough fundraisers to make ends meet for their sixth graders.

January 04, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Earl Elementary unveils new electronic marquee

When Dennis G. Earl Elementary School was originally built in 1997, a simple marquee supported by a backboard representing textbooks was placed next to the school's parking lot to alert students, parents and the community of news relating to the elementary site.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Henna Hundal heads to Harvard

Turlock High School senior Henna Hundal is no ordinary teenager.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Graduates On Track to a successful future

For special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program, this year was full of significant milestones: learning how to tie shoes without help, completing a load of laundry, and performing tasks with multiple steps.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Avid reader Ben Watson closes book on principal’s challenge

While Cunningham Elementary School students were heading to the multipurpose room for lunch on Monday afternoon, fifth grader Ben Watson was en route to his favorite restaurant, Panera Bread, with Principal Tami Truax.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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