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TUSD Board to consider 10 state preschool layoffs at Tuesday meeting

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Directors will likely make a decision regarding 10 layoffs to state preschool teacher aides and para-professionals during Tuesday's board meeting at the Performing Arts Building at Turlock High School.

May 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Denair ag day

Denair students got a better look at the agriculture industry and related businesses on Friday. A variety of organizations had exhibits including a FFA petting zoo, Foster Farms chicks and a roping demonstration by Frank Ford.

May 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education

Crowell 6th grader has a caring heart

May Character Counts Student: Mareena Daleth, Crowell Elementary

May 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

UC Merced replacement chancellor nominated

Current Georgia College and State University President Dorothy Leland has been recommended as the future chancellor of the University of California Merced, UC President Mark G. Yudof announced Tuesday.

May 13, 2011 | | Education

Veterans bring history to life for Pitman students

Any historian will tell you that the best way to get the most accurate account of a story is straight from the horse's mouth - the people that lived it. For hundreds of Pitman High School students history came alive Thursday during a special visit from World War II and Vietnam veterans promoting peace, historical awareness and appreciation of the United States.

May 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Second graders welcome home Marine pen pal

One second grade class at Julien Elementary School had a unique visitor on Friday morning. Marti Brown's students have been corresponding with U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Charles Hernandez since around Thanksgiving, and on Friday he came to meet them all in person.

May 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education

Parents protest Head Start layoffs

A group of about a dozen parents protested Friday outside the Cunningham Elementary Head Start preschool.

May 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Teachers amp up for Capital rally for education

Several hundred teachers from Stanislaus County school districts rallied Monday afternoon outside California Assembly member Kristin Olsen's office and on the corner of Standiford and Tully Road in Modesto.

May 10, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

CSU prepares ‘scorched earth budget’

With the state budget still unresolved, the California State University system is planning for the worst with a "scorched earth budget that would devastate the institution," according to CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed.

May 10, 2011 | | Education


Crowell Elementary School raised $3,000 this year at their annual jog-a-thon, which will go toward enrichment programs, student activities and assemblies. Last year's fundraiser helped buy a new 1/8-mile dirt track at Crowell.

May 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

MJC president resigns

Modesto Junior College President Gaither Loewenstein resigned Wednesday, following the revelation that a website had songs he wrote, which contained potentially offensive imagery.

May 06, 2011 | | Education

Preschool literacy event

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock hosted a literacy day event for the Cunningham School Head Start preschool classes on Friday. Along with providing learning activities, the club gave each student two books to take home.

May 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Layoffs hit home for Head Start

The Turlock Unified School District officially laid off eight Head Start preschool teacher aides and four family service workers at Wakefield, Osborn and Cunningham sites on Friday.

May 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Technology survey reveals inconsistency at TUSD schools

Teachers in the Turlock Unified School District recently responded to a statement made by district superintendent Sonny Da Marto that every class has all the tools they need by conducting a technology survey.

May 03, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Pitman senior awarded music scholarship

Brandon Crawford, a senior at Pitman High School, was recently awarded a $2500 scholarship from the Modesto Symphony Guild. The scholarship is to be used to further his college education when he attends the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC) next fall.

May 03, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

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Stanislaus State students to vote on fee increase for new Union Building

The University Student Union at Stanislaus State has proposed a student tuition fee referendum to renovate the current Union Building on campus. If passed, student ...

December 01, 2015 | BY OSCAR COPLAND The Signal | Education

Christian student group regains recognition at Stanislaus State

In what can only be described as a bittersweet compromise for members, Stanislaus Christian Fellowship Chi Alpha was officially reinstated at Stanislaus State after it ...

December 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Food fundraisers to make healthy comeback at Turlock schools

Raising money for school trips just got a little bit easier for Turlock Unified School District students as the Board of Trustees voted earlier this ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stan State welcomes new club to support mental health of students

Although Stanislaus State senior Marnye Henry is set to graduate this semester, she said that she could not justify leaving without first starting a NAMI ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Ellie shares her diabetes story

Type 1 Diabetes has changed Ellie Hart's life forever. Until February she didn't know she had the disease. With November being National Diabetes ...

November 25, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education

Denair mourns sudden loss of two educators

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy was not in session this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of students still received calls from Principal ...

November 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

School district trustees bid farewell after years of service

Although Eileen Hamilton attended her last Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, she assured everyone that she was not going ...

November 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local BSU members make cultural connection at regional conference

As president of Turlock High School's Black Student Union, senior Alaya Hubbard said that she has received much more than she expected after joining ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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