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Pitman freshman enters high school with college credits

Lee Ann Burns knew there was something special about her son when he was a toddler. He always had his nose in a book and was curious about how everything worked.

September 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU system to admit 30,000 new students in spring term

Though the State of California has yet to finalize a budget, the California State University system announced Monday it will admit up to 30,000 students for the Winter/Spring 2011 terms.

September 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD receives millions in federal jobs grant

Cuts, cuts everywhere and not a penny to spend is how most people feel with this down economy. But on Monday, the Turlock Unified School District was able to get a few extra pennies - $2.37 million - to help save jobs.

September 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pennies for School

Cunningham Elementary School kicked-off a new fundraising project on Friday with just a few pennies. The school hopes those few pennies will grow into one million pennies by the end of the year during their Million Penny Challenge.

September 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Food program expands in Merced, Stanislaus counties

More than 30 elementary school students struggled under the weight of bags packed with groceries in the multipurpose room of El Capitan Elementary School on Friday. Each kid was hauling more than 15 pounds of food home thanks to a recently expanded after-school program named Food 4 Thought.

September 24, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Stanislaus student earns prestigious scholarships

California State University, Stanislaus student Sherry G. Hill has been homeless. At 49, she's been divorced and mothered five children – whom she was separated from, for a time. She's been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. She's also an honors student.

September 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock teachers take on life of 1800s settlers

Dressing as a soldier, taking part in the Witch Trials and learning to make bricks with their feet were just a few of the things that three Turlock teachers experienced this summer in an effort to bring back a better understanding of their history lesson plans.

September 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


High school dropouts costing state over $2 billion, report finds

California high school drop outs are not only hurting themselves but costing the state billions of dollars, according to the California's High School Dropouts: Examining the Fiscal Consequence report released on Sept. 15 by the Foundation for Educational Choice.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Crane to become one-stop shop for non-traditional students

Non-traditional students will now have a place to work on their education at the Crane School site, which will be transforming into Turlock's eCademy starting with the 2011/2012 school year.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


UC Merced Chancellor to leave post, return to teaching

University of California, Merced Chancellor Sung-Mo "Steve" Kang announced earlier this month he will relinquish the title of chancellor on June 30, 2011. Kang has served as chancellor since March 2007.

September 17, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced medical school to accept first students in fall 2011

A new partnership between the University of California, Merced and the University of California, Davis School of Medicine will begin training medical students next fall.

September 17, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock teachers dance to their own mariachi music

Singing in a noodle factory in Kurume, Japan was a different experience for Walnut Elementary Education Center teacher Angelica Grishaw and Pitman High School teacher Don Grishaw. But they weren't the only ones taking on a different cultural experience.

September 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


University offers music, art, sports, family festival in Founders Week event schedule

As the first 50 years of California State University, Stanislaus comes to an end, a new tradition is getting its start.

September 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock schools see dramatic improvement in test scores

The Turlock Unified School District is doing something right. This is evident after the 2010 Accountability Progress Report released on Monday showed significant improvements across the board.

September 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Schools, students go online for instruction

Sitting at a desk in a lecture hall is rapidly on its way to becoming an obsolete method of learning. Online classes are increasing in popularity as students look for a more convenient way to get an education.

September 10, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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DIA DEL NIÑO

Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy hosted its annual Dia del Niño celebration on Friday, where students and their families participated in various activities, ate food, and explored the campus. According to Principal Ed Ewing, the purpose of the event is to give parents the opportunity to celebrate their children and show them that they care.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Bulldog Election Day

The students have voted, the results are in, and Turlock High School has officially named new Associated Student Body President Andy Orozco, Vice President Chris Silva, Spirit Leaders Payton Steeley and Jojo Cippioneri, School Board Representative Patrick Shields, Treasurer Colby McCann and Secretary Taylor Jordao.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Family Fitness Day

For nearly a decade, Turlock Unified School District Head Start Program family service workers have partnered with Brett Forray and Julie Fox from the CSU Stanislaus Office of Service Learning and Larry Reynolds from the CSU Stanislaus Athletic Program to host the annual Family Fitness Day. According to Head Start coordinator Judy Huerta, the purpose of this event is to inform and educate parents on the importance of their children's health and to encourage the incorporation of physical activity at home.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


More than just table manners

When sitting down at a formal dining event, it can be overwhelming trying to remember all of the proper etiquette-especially if the formal dining event also happens to be a job interview.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district searches for new central kitchen location

When Turlock Unified School District officially made the decision in March to consider moving dual immersion sixth grades to Dutcher Middle School as part of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's expansion, it became clear that the middle school needed to make some room.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Inaugural R.A.I.S.E. Festival set to coincide with Love Turlock event

Year after year, Love Turlock aims to help those in need in meaningful and practical ways throughout the community, but this year a new partnership will allow the event to take it one step further.

April 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with immersion program expansion

Just as Turlock Unified School District was getting accustomed to fervent discussions regarding the upcoming expansion of the Dual Immersion Program at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, an informational update encompassing the expansion's timeline was quietly met without protest during Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.

April 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Graduation rates on the rise locally, statewide

Graduation is just around the corner and if this year is anything like the past five years, more and more students will be receiving their diplomas to reflect the rise of graduation rates seen throughout California.

April 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman Future Business Leaders small but mighty

With other Future Business Leaders of America programs throughout the state boasting upwards of 300 members, some might be quick to dismiss Pitman High School's smaller FBLA program with just over 100 members as insignificant in comparison.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Crowded bus reflects driver shortage in TUSD

Instead of glossing over miscellaneous status updates or "liking" funny videos on Facebook last week, former Keyes Parent Teacher Club President Sandy Yoppini's scrolling came to an abrupt halt in response to a picture posted by a Pitman High School student who resides in Keyes.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

Trading in pencils and notebooks for shovels and dirty hands, students branched outside of the traditional classroom setting on Wednesday to plant nine new trees for National Arbor Day.

April 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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