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TUSD testing scores dismal; District in program improvement once again

The Turlock Unified School District received its progress report from the state - in the form of public school rankings and the Base Academic Performance Index (API) report - and was found lacking. While the District as a whole raised its API score by seven points, going from a 2008 Base score of 730 to a 2009 Growth score of 737, it was not enough to get the TUSD out of Program Improvement designation - a designation it has had for the past three years.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Denair students reclaim a little green

A Denair Elementary School student stood still in awe, staring down at a tiny seed in his hand.

May 14, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


UC Merced students to attend national Latino Leadership program

Six students from the University of California, Merced, will be part of the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI), a new collaboration between the university and Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership in the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Education


District makes drastic changes at Cunningham Elementary in hopes of improving test scores

Starting with the 2010/2011 school year, Cunningham Elementary School will take on a handful of changes. The school will have a new principal, a new game plan and some new staff.

May 11, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock High takes 3rd in math competition

At the Stanislaus Mathematics Council's 32nd High School Mathematics Competition, 107 students represented 11 schools, competing in both group and individual competitions. Teams consisted of five students - two from AP Calculus, one from Math Analysis, one from Algebra II and one from Geometry.

May 11, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Education


Legislator for a Day

Students from Julien Elementary School met with California State Assemblyman Bill Berryhill on Wednesday at the State Capitol after learning the jobs of state legislators during "Legislator for a Day" at the Annual Kids Day event. It is a two-day educational event that teaches fifth and sixth graders how proposed legislation becomes law in California while allowing them to interact in mock legislative exercises. Julien Elementary was the only Turlock school that participated in this event. Students also met with California State Senator Dave Cogdill.

May 11, 2010 | | Education


Sarah Palin documents generate more questions than answers

Documents disclosed by California State University, Stanislaus this week demonstrate a concerted CSU effort to quell media discussion of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's fee for speaking at a June 25 gala fundraiser.

May 11, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus denies wrongdoing, despite lawsuit

California State University, Stanislaus officials say a Carmicheal, Calif. based nonprofit jumped the gun in filing an April 15 lawsuit seeking the release of documents relating to Sarah Palin's upcoming June 25 appearance at the University's 50th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser.

May 07, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CIA Director to speak at CSU Stanislaus commencement

California State University, Stanislaus announced on Thursday that CIA Director Leon Panetta will join Dr. Marc Lamont Hill in addressing the University's 50th anniversary graduating class at the June 4 commencement ceremony.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Jamming like a rock star in future for Freedom senior

Music has been a part of Freedom Alternative High School senior Brennon Overton's life since he was little.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Troubled background leads Freedom graduate to help others

Most teens who experience a rough childhood have trouble turning their experience into a positive outlook, but Freedom Alternative High School senior Ashley Kitchens has used it as fuel to drive her future career.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD sends out more pink slips to classified employees

A packed room of concerned district employees attended Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting as the trustees voted to send out 30 more pink slips for classified employees.

May 04, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Fitness made fun

Pre-school students took on the fitness challenges of college athletes on Friday at California State University, Stanislaus. This is the fifth year for the Headstart Fitness Clinic with over 120 students taking on eight different physical fitness activities with the help of Stanislaus athletes from track and field, women's soccer, men's basketball and the sorority Lambda Sigma Gamma. Students in attendance were from Crane School, Cunningham Elementary, Osborn Elementary and Wakefield Elementary.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus announces grad speaker

Marc Lamont Hill, one of the nation's leading hip-hop generation intellectuals, has been chosen as the 2010 commencement speaker for CSU Stanislaus.

April 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Denair’s own FBI agent in the making

The victim was murdered and Denair senior Kaitlin Nicolls was the lead investigator on the case. She gathered all the clues from evidence and found the murder weapon that was stashed. It was a gun.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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TUSD superintendent announces retirement

Turlock Unified School District's Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday kicked off with an announcement by Superintendent Sonny Da Marto, who revealed his intention to retire at the end of this academic year.

March 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion delayed as district explores further options

Turlock Unified School District has temporarily halted the idea of moving Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders to Dutcher Middle School, despite the fact that the immersion school is projected to reach maximum capacity with upwards of 1,000 students next year.

March 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Donkeys take over court at Hilmar High

Since 1974, donkeys in Hilmar have played basketball. The annual fundraiser pits members of the boys and girls basketball teams against each other in a game played atop nature's most stubborn four-legged beasts.

March 03, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Education


School employees protest administrators' salary increase

California School Employees Association members expressed their opinions of a recently approved salary increase for Turlock Unified School District administration and management with signs of protest -

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Medeiros students celebrate Dr. Seuss, reading

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Career Day event gets students excited for future

Students at Roselawn Continuation High School traded in their textbooks and pencils for pamphlets and presentations during the school's annual Career Day on Friday.

February 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD presentation shines a light on autism

"Pick one goal and build success for you as well as your child with autism."

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSUS engages campus-wide writing program

Amidst the figurative whirlwind of essay prompts and research papers, any college student would agree with California State University, Stanislaus that greatness, especially at the university level, relies on writing.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sierra Yandell embodies respect, inspires others

Julien Elementary School sixth grader Sierra Yandell knows that it is just as important to respect oneself as it is to respect others.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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