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Budget committee looks to off-set cuts in school funding

The Turlock Unified School District budget advisory committee met Monday to discuss over 43 options the district could elect to implement in an effort to balance a budget that is facing a $3.9 million hit from the state.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus welcomes new spokesperson; Faculty baulk at cost of new position

California State University, Stanislaus hired Eve Hightower to serve as interim director of Media Relations on Thursday, though some faculty believe the new salary could have been better spent on additional classes.

January 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Local students win award for Hawaiian town design

A tsunami resistant wall, a vertical farming unit, an underground mega mall and a hydrotrak public transportation system are just some of the futuristic, yet realistic, components three Turlock Christian students used to make their Hawaiian city, named Maka, more efficient.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


MJC seeks donations to help Haitian students

Modesto Junior College has established a fund to receive donations for the families of three Haitian students who attend MJC, following the Jan. 12 earthquake.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus to host financial aid workshop

College can be costly, but California State University, Stanislaus will hold a free Feb. 8 Cash for College Workshop to help prospective students learn how to pay for their education.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock senior grabs life by the horns with a smile

Although Turlock High senior Tatiana Fregosi juggles a handful of extra-curriculars, homework, college applications, family and friends, she finds a healthy balance to fully enjoy what life has to offer.

January 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


State applies for federal Race to the Top grant; Turlock opts out of potential funds

California sent off their application for the Race to the Top grant program to Washington D.C. on Monday and will now be eligible for about one billion dollars in funding, but Turlock will see no money out of the $4.35 billion Race to the Top federal budget.

January 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Election changes come to TUSD

Following the trend of other local public boards, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to go from electing city-wide trustee seats to geographical districts within the city.

January 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


UC Merced professor receives national award

UC Merced Cognitive Science professor Micheal Spivey has been named the 2010 recipient of the prestigious William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement.

January 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus now in Honduras

California State University, Stanislaus has joined forces with the Tegucigalpa, Honduras-based Polytechnic University of Engineering to launch the new Geoscience Institute of Honduras.

January 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


100 DAYS AND COUNTING

First graders at Denair Elementary School celebrated their 100th day of school on Thursday with funky hats and a canned food collection drive. Students from all six first grade classes not only collected their goal of 100 cans, but ended the day with a total of 224 cans of food, which they donated to Gateway Community Church.

January 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


University students plan day of protests and education

A coalition of California State University, Stanislaus students groups, known as Warriors Fight Back!, hosted a campus-wide General Assembly on Friday to plan teach-ins, camp-outs, and marches for the statewide March 4 Strike and Day of Action To Defend Public Education.

January 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD braces for painful budget cuts

If Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed state budget is passed as is, the Turlock Unified School District will be out millions of dollars for the 2010-2011 school year. About $3.9 million to be exact will be cut from school funds, according to the governor's proposed budget released on Friday.

January 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock Christian uses high-tech tool to teach

Students in Judy Johnson's AP Physics class watched the white board intently, remote controls in hand. A question appeared on the board, and they keyed in their answers on a hand-held key pad. Johnson could see who had answered the question already, and who was still thinking. She then touched a stylus to the white board, and the image changed to a graph result of the students' answers. She touched the board again, and another page of questions appeared.

January 08, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Making a difference

Turlock Unified School District administrators and trustees congratulated the 11 district employees who received the Stanislaus County "Employees Making a Difference" award for their dedication to education. Heidi Lawler, TUSD director of human resources, gave each winner a certificate before they shook the hands of all six trustees along with TUSD superintendent Sonny Da Marto. All winners received a round of applause and a standing ovation for their hard work.

January 08, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC offers county's first addiction counseling program

As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program's state licensing exam. Once licensed, students can apply their knowledge and expertise to help individuals who are battling addictions.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD hopes increased rate of pay will draw in more substitute teachers

At their first regular board meeting of the school year, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an increase to the daily and long term rate of pay for substitute teachers in hopes of attracting more eligible educators to Denair schools.

August 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trash goes high tech at UC Merced

University of California, Merced is taking trash collection to the next level by incorporating new high-tech, solar-powered receptacles onto their campus.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut teacher wins national Environmental Education award

Walnut Elementary teacher Bret Sutterly has taken the 'Go Green' message to heart in his classroom and his efforts have been recognized on a national level.

August 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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