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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


Wakefield literacy fair brings students, parents together

Reading and writing are what school is all about. However, the administration and staff at Wakefield Elementary want reading and writing to go beyond the school house walls for their students. To achieve those goals, the school hosted their sixth annual "A Family Affair for Literacy" on Friday.

September 25, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Dutcher acts out with drama club

Drama clubs are typically known as a group of students that put on and attend different plays and musicals, but not at Dutcher Middle School. In the Dutcher drama club, students learn to dance, read music, and they learn different acting techniques to help them perform for their city.

September 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman student is semi-finalist in National Merit Scholarship

Receiving one of the highest scores in the state on her Preliminary SAT test, Pitman High senior Sarah Staley is one of 16,000 semi-finalists in the country to win a National Merit Scholarship.

September 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Scoreboard donation for MJC

Modesto Junior College will receive a new stadium scoreboard courtesy of a $150,000 donation from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #684, and the Northern California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


State takes $8.2 million from TUSD budget

The Turlock Unified School District already adjusted their budget for the poor economy three years ago, but now new State legislation is reducing school district funding even further.

September 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD takes a bite into nutrition education

Obesity has more than doubled in children from the age of five to 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This comes as no surprise to parents and teachers who often see children pass up healthy food offered in the lunch room and choose anything with grease or sugar.

September 15, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


New faculty at CSU Stanislaus

California State University, Stanislaus has hired three new full-time faculty to fill key openings for the 2009-10 academic year.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Giving back new competition at Keyes Charter

Serving dinner to the homeless on Friday nights, helping stabilize blood donors with juice and crackers, putting books on shelves and sending Valentine's Day cards to soldiers over seas. These are some of the activities students at Keyes Charter School will volunteer to do.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


University receives half-million dollar gift

California State University, Stanislaus was given a gift of half a million dollars Friday from long-time university supporters Ed and Bertha Fitzpatrick.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Learning extended in after-school program

An after-school program introduced in Turlock schools last spring will soon be offered in schools all over Stanislaus County.

September 08, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Earl student charts path to success

While Cheyanne Schraeder may seem like any other American tween, with cheerleading and the "Twilight" series being her favorite things, she gets an opportunity most children her age don't even know about.

September 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | 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


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


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