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Program looks to fill future teacher shortages now

Turlock High School teacher Kyle Sires became a teacher after his career as a professional indoor football player. He was able to make the transition from professional athlete to professional educator through the alternative certification program.

August 21, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Education


Turlock students make progress in state testing

Despite a down turn in educational spending at the state level, Turlock Unified School District students made modest improvements in their English and mathematics skills according to state test results released Tuesday.

August 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Stadium eligible for RDA funds, say trustees

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to allow the Turlock Redevelopment Agency to offer the District funds to install an all-weather field at Joe Debely Stadium at Turlock High School.

August 18, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Excitement, enrollment up on first day of school

Children all around Turlock waited patiently at bus stops early Tuesday morning. They were dressed in their best new clothes, carrying brand new backpacks. Some were eager, some were anxious, some just wanted to go back to bed, but they were all on their way back to school.

August 18, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Starting school with style

MedicAlert estimates that over 2,000 children in the Turlock Unified School District cannot afford the supplies that they need to begin the school year. That is why they organized Crayons to Calculators, a community-wide initiative to get students the supplies they need to succeed.

August 14, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


CSU Stanislaus receives $400,000 gift

California State University, Stanislaus received a gift of $400,000 to fund an endowed chair in the College of Education.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


UC Merced leads solar energy research project

The UC Merced campus was awarded a $2.25 million grant to fund a multi-campus solar energy project.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


County schools to benefit from Ford

Stanislaus County can now count itself among just 14 counties in the nation to be designated as a Next Generation Learning Community by the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies.

August 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Faculty association approves furloughs

The California Faculty Association, which represents around 23,000 members, has ratified an agreement with the California State University to implement the equivalent of a two day per month furlough.

August 07, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Students win national human resource scholarships

Three California State University, Stanislaus students took home a total of $15,000 in scholarships from the 2009 Society for Human Resource Management conference in New Orleans.

August 07, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Merced College raises fees

Merced College is increasing their tuition fees to $26 per unit to bring them in line with the state budget requirements.

August 07, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Retirement isn’t easy for school buses

Yellow school buses are as American as baseball and apple pie. Every morning during the school year these iconic symbols of the academic world roll down streets, lanes, and dirt roads to pick up waiting children. School buses are built to last, and many are still part of a district's fleet after 30 years of service. But what happens when a school bus is ready to retire? Where do these majestic vehicles go in their twilight years?

August 07, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Turlock Christian welcomes new superintendent

A new superintendent will be heading up Turlock Christian Schools this year, although, Sherman Glenn is no stranger to the district. He helped develop the mission statement for Turlock Christian Schools and has been counseling students on a limited basis over the past 25 years, when asked to do so by the district.

August 07, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


County Board of Education has a fair-ly good time

The Stanislaus County Board of Education made themselves available to answer questions at the Stanislaus County Fair on Monday. A few county residents took a break from corn dogs and the midway to ask questions of the board members and Tom Changnon, Stanislaus County superintendent of schools.

August 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Turlock High reaches out to Latino parents

Turlock High School is reaching out to Latino parents with a program called "Ya Es Tiempo." The one-day event will provide parents with all of the essential information they will need to send their children back to school.

August 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


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Turlock ag students bid fond farewell to award-winning FFA advisor, ag teacher

Turlock High's FFA program has been a California powerhouse for the better part of the last decade, having earned eight consecutive Chapter Group titles at both the State and Stanislaus County Fairs in addition to laying claim to Most Outstanding Project awards during seven of those years.

July 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Education


Swansons kick start university fund drive

Turlock residents Matt and Maria Swanson have pledged $250,000 to California State University, Stanislaus to serve as the foundation for the One Purpose endowment.

July 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Turlocker gets shot at dream job with NASA

Every July 2 Edwin Betady celebrates his birthday and this year was especially meaningful as he had other news to celebrate - his first paid position interning for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, commonly known as NASA.

July 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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