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School administrators, student leaders prepare for a ‘positive’ Harvest Bowl

The Harvest Bowl is a chance for the Pitman and Turlock high football teams meet in battle on the field with tackles, interceptions and touchdowns, but with local competition brewing, other problems often come to surface.

October 14, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD board candidates field questions on the budget and Joe Debely Stadium

The budget, accepting money from the city's Redevelopment Agency to refurbish Joe Debely Stadium and the achievement gap were all issues brought up by attendees of the second Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees candidate debate held on Monday at Turlock High School.

October 14, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Osborn teacher dedicated to his students’ success

For the past 17 years, teacher Robert Lopez has been going to work everyday with the goal of helping his students succeed in life.

October 09, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Student test scores fall short, once again

For the third year in a row, the Turlock Unified School District has not met state test score expectations and is once again been categorized as a program improvement district.

October 09, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


School district reviews new policies suggested by the state

Among the new and revised policies the California Department of Education sent to the Turlock Unified School District for review and possible adoption was an environmentally friendly district plan.

October 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Teachers jobs are safe, so far, says TUSD

At Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, superintendent Sonny Da Marto announced that there will be no layoff notices sent out this year. As of Tuesday night, no pink slips will be sent to teachers for layoffs in the 2010-2011 school year.

October 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Program provides students with food for their families

Children from low income families in Stanislaus County often get free breakfast and lunch at school. But what do they eat for dinner and weekend meals when their families cannot afford food? Foster Farms and Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties hope to answer that question with the Food 4 Thought pilot program in Stanislaus County schools.

October 06, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Stanislaus County slams tobacco use with training for local high schools

Stanislaus County is working toward maintaining a healthy community from fitness to nutrition to tobacco use prevention. On Tuesday, the Stanislaus County Office of Education continued their fight for a healthy community by hosting the fifth annual Protecting Health and Slamming Tobacco Youth Coalition: Tobacco Slam Training.

October 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Governor rewards Hickman’s healthy students

Taking part in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign "Fit for the Future," Hickman went above and beyond which won them the Gold Country Regional Award in the 2009 Governor's Challenge.

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus students the fittest in the state

Stanislaus County students surpassed students in every county in the state to take the title of "County of the Year" for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Fit for the Future" campaign.

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


UC Merced receives environmental leadership award

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that the University of California, Merced, has won California's highest and most prestigious environmental honor - the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CSU Stanislaus Research week

California State University, Stanislaus faculty will put their research and creative activities on display for the Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Week. The event will feature a variety of daily presentations, panel discussions, tours, and special programs.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Budget concerns take over first TUSD candidate debate

The budget was the number one topic at the first debate held for candidates running for open seats on the Turlock Unified School Board of Trustees. Five out of the six candidates running for the open seats on the TUSD Board sat patiently waiting for their next question from the community. Out of the questions they were asked, about half of those were concerning budget cuts and where the cuts were going to be made.

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students lament cut classes, professors

A drum beat out a steady, solemn march in the California State University, Stanislaus quad Wednesday morning, as four students carried a coffin to the center of campus. More than 300 students, all clad in black, marched close behind, holding cardboard tombstones depicting the names of each of the 144 classes canceled in the most recent round of state budget cuts.

October 02, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Health grant opens door for future UC Merced medical school

The University of California Merced has been awarded a million dollar grant to establish a center to study health disparities in the Central Valley.

September 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


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Turlock schools go red

Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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


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