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‘Bulldozing’ senior drives her way to success

Smashing through obstacles and not taking "no" for an answer is what Turlock Christian senior Demsina Babazadeh is best known for, well, and her success as a first generation American.

February 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Assemblyman rallies support for higher education oil tax

Oil companies may not be excited about California State Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico's (D-Fremont) plan to tax oil and gas producers to pay for education, but students at California State University, Stanislaus are gaga over the prospects of an additional $2 billion in education spending each year.

February 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Pink slips could be coming soon for Turlock teachers

With additional cuts in funding looking inevitable, the Turlock Unified School District Budget Advisory Committee discussed recommending sending out pink slips to District teachers.

February 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


After-school program brought to elementary school students

Most students depend on the busing system to get to and from school. They don't have the option to stay after school for extra-curricular activities or to get extra help with homework because they will miss the bus, leaving them stranded at school.

February 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus names new Business Administration dean

Linda Nowak, executive director of the Wine Business Institute and professor of Marketing at Sonoma State University, has been named to the vacant deanship of the CSU Stanislaus College of Business Administration.

February 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus bags $1.17 in stimulus

California State University, Stanislaus will receive $1.17 million in one-time federal stimulus funds to add classes in the 2010/2011 academic year, the university announced Thursday.

February 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


High school students get up close with nature

Living about 100 miles from Yosemite National Park, most would assume that Turlockers have climbed Half Dome at least once or at least admired the mountain up close. But, surprisingly, there a lot of people who aren't even aware of the world-known park.

February 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Elementary school offers scholarships

There are many opportunities out there to help students who are failing in school and to those who are excelling in school, but those students who are right in the middle seem to have been lost between the two extremes.

February 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD prepares for more potential budget cuts from state

Taking money from students, teachers and staff to make up for a $3.9 million shortfall in the Turlock Unified School District funding is hard enough, but now committee members are preparing for an even bigger cut potentially coming their way.

February 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Kindergarten registration has begun

It's that time of year again. The time of year when parents have to start thinking about letting go of their little ones as they go off to "real" school. Yes, it's kindergarten registration time for Turlock schools.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Denair homecoming queen follows new dreams after tragic accident

She sat in her wheelchair nervously as the crowd grew silent; her head held down waiting for the results.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Celebrating the new year

Dennis Earl Elementary students rung in the Chinese New Year a little early Friday with a traditional Chinese parade and feast. Every year, around the time of the Chinese New Year, students learn about ancient China and the Chinese culture. The celebration is incorporated into their curriculum at that time.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School employees voice concerns for job security

Over 75 people shared one thing in common at Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting: Fear. They were all there to hear about the budget cuts soon to come and how it would affect them.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Local students join in on jump rope record attempt

Walnut Elementary School students attempted to jump their way into the Guinness World Record Book on Monday. The school was part of a state-wide attempt to beat the current world record for the most people jumping and skipping rope at the same time.

February 02, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Students encouraged to continue bi-lingual education

Over 75 parents, students and teachers filled the Dutcher Middle School cafeteria on Jan. 28 for a celebration of the dual-immersion Spanish-English language program.

February 02, 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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