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TUSD lays off 10 state preschool aides

With an uncertain state budget picture and a potential reduction in funding looming, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to issue layoff notices to the 10 paraprofessionals employed in the district's state preschool program.

May 17, 2011 | | Education


Merced College launches solar power program

The Merced College Electronics Technology program will be adding a solar panel installation class to its curriculum next fall with hopes of eventually creating an entire certificate or degree program in coming years.

May 17, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Walnut student earns national accolades for essay

Walnut Elementary third grader Julianna Cole, 8, received national recognition recently for an essay she wrote about when her grandmother and grandfather first met and fell in love.

May 17, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pitman senior hasn’t missed a day of school in 13 years

When Stephanie Scott was in kindergarten she almost missed a day of school. Her mother, Debbie, was leading her out of the house when Stephanie got sick all over the floor. Debbie told her she needed to stay home but Stephanie insisted she go to school, and she did.

May 17, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Higher ed takes another hit in revised budget

Though K-12 education funding earned some reprieve in Gov. Jerry Brown's May budget revision, California's college systems are left wanting.

May 17, 2011 | | Education


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


JOG-A-THON

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


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Stanislaus students experience the real south during 'Alternative Spring Break'

At nearly every bend in the roads they took in Alabama, nine Stanislaus State students were reminded they weren't in California anymore.

April 29, 2016 | | Education


Two Turlock educators named finalists for Teachers of the Year

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced the 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year finalists on Tuesday, with 12 ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced receives $5 million for Interdisciplinary Research Center

The National Science Foundation presented researchers at the University of California, Merced, with a $5 million grant for an Interdisciplinary Research Center. The new center ...

April 28, 2016 | | Education


Walnut Speech Faire provides more than just competition

Students at Walnut Elementary had the chance to make their voices heard at the school's sixth annual Walnut Speech Faire. The faire offered 60 ...

April 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Medeiros Elementary celebrates 10th anniversary

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary School celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday with an emotional ceremony that celebrated the school's namesake and looked back at the ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local student receives trapshooting scholarship

Since age 11, Hilmar High School student Josh Lopes has had a passion for trapshooting. He spent his days shooting at clay pigeons with his ...

April 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD unveils new smartphone app

Today's Turlock Unified School District students are familiar with the use of modern technology in their classrooms, with Chromebook laptops and other wireless devices ...

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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