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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


High school drop-outs cost state over $1 billion a year

Not only are drop-outs twice as likely to commit crimes as high school graduates, but they also cost the state money in juvenile crimes and in economic losses, according to a new UC Santa Barbara study.

September 29, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Creativity on display

Students at Walnut Elementary Education Center displayed their hard work and creativity through different projects at the school's annual "Art on the Green" event held Wednesday. Each class had a theme to work with. They then displayed their finished projects for the entire school to see.

September 25, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Visiting Portugal professor to address homelessness, poverty at CSU Stanislaus

California State University, Stanislaus is hosting a public discussion on the issues of global poverty and homelessness with an economics expert from Portugal.

September 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


UC Merced awards $28M in gift aid for 2009-10

UC Merced's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has awarded more than $28 million in grants and scholarships to 2,230 undergraduate students for the 2009-10 school year.

September 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


University foster advocate wins Congressional award

Wanda Bonnell, Coordinator of the California State University, Stanislaus Promise Scholars Program for former foster students, has been selected as a 2009 "Angel in Adoption" for her advocacy and efforts on behalf of emancipated foster youth.

September 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


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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


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Contests, raffles pump up community for Harvest Bowl

As the highly anticipated Turlock Lions Club Harvest Bowl between Turlock and Pitman high football teams draws closer, local organizations are doing their part to get the community game-day ready with competitions and raffles.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi school trustees dodge censure, prepare for election

Despite an effort to censure Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustee member Jesus Rodriguez for misconduct approximately three weeks ago, Rodriguez made an effort to put the issue behind him at his campaign for reelection meet-and-greet that hosted over 40 supporters on Friday.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Firefighters prove to students that real men wear pink

Last week, Dennis Earl Elementary school was surprised to receive a visit from Turlock Firefighters. Although there was no fire or immediate threat to students, there was an equally important underlying mission tethered to their visit-defending a student who had been teased for wearing pink.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Rim Fire recovery efforts focus of public event

Although it has been over a year since the Rim Fire devastated the Tuolumne River Basin, surrounding areas are still recovering from damage dealt to the over 400 square feet of land that was charred in the blaze.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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