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Local winery pours resources into school district

Thanks to E. & J. Gallo Winery students in the Turlock Unified School District will have a few dozen more computers on which to research everything from the classics to modern art.

August 21, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


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


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New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC offers county's first addiction counseling program

As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program's state licensing exam. Once licensed, students can apply their knowledge and expertise to help individuals who are battling addictions.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD hopes increased rate of pay will draw in more substitute teachers

At their first regular board meeting of the school year, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an increase to the daily and long term rate of pay for substitute teachers in hopes of attracting more eligible educators to Denair schools.

August 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trash goes high tech at UC Merced

University of California, Merced is taking trash collection to the next level by incorporating new high-tech, solar-powered receptacles onto their campus.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut teacher wins national Environmental Education award

Walnut Elementary teacher Bret Sutterly has taken the 'Go Green' message to heart in his classroom and his efforts have been recognized on a national level.

August 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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