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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


University students have mixed opinions on AB 656

When a state assemblyman proposes a bill that could mean more than $1.5 billion a year to higher education, students at cash-strapped universities sit up and listen.

January 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


State offers new flexible policies for school districts

About three times a year, the Turlock Unified School District updates their policies to be in compliance with new laws brought down by the state. This time the state's changes offer more flexibility and options to policies without requiring districts to adopt the new options.

January 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School board continues with plans for stadium renovations, while postponing action

The face-lift for Joe Debely is moving forward even with a law suit filed on Dec. 24, 2009, requesting a halt of all future plans to continue the Joe Debely Stadium Modernization project. And Modesto attorney Richard Harriman had a few words to say about it.

January 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Contests, raffles pump up community for Harvest Bowl

As the highly anticipated Turlock Lions Club Harvest Bowl between Turlock and Pitman high football teams draws closer, local organizations are doing their part to get the community game-day ready with competitions and raffles.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi school trustees dodge censure, prepare for election

Despite an effort to censure Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustee member Jesus Rodriguez for misconduct approximately three weeks ago, Rodriguez made an effort to put the issue behind him at his campaign for reelection meet-and-greet that hosted over 40 supporters on Friday.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Firefighters prove to students that real men wear pink

Last week, Dennis Earl Elementary school was surprised to receive a visit from Turlock Firefighters. Although there was no fire or immediate threat to students, there was an equally important underlying mission tethered to their visit-defending a student who had been teased for wearing pink.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Rim Fire recovery efforts focus of public event

Although it has been over a year since the Rim Fire devastated the Tuolumne River Basin, surrounding areas are still recovering from damage dealt to the over 400 square feet of land that was charred in the blaze.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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