Sandi Sing walked across the stage of the Turlock High School Performing Arts Building amid applause, handshakes, and hugs from the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees.
With the start of the fall semester rapidly approaching, California State University, Stanislaus junior Amanda Crocker thought she was all ready for the first day of class. That was until she checked her e-mail and found out one of her required courses had been cut from the university's schedule.
The first week of school is a hectic time in the Turlock Unified School District. Teachers have to finalize lesson plans and decorate classrooms; students have to find their classes and get back into the school spirit; and this year administrators have to find ways to follow the District's new strategic plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
California State University, Stanislaus received a gift of $400,000 to fund an endowed chair in the College of Education.
The UC Merced campus was awarded a $2.25 million grant to fund a multi-campus solar energy project.
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.
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.
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.
Merced College is increasing their tuition fees to $26 per unit to bring them in line with the state budget requirements.
Right on the tails of California State University, Stanislaus's recognition in Money magazine, Forbes magazine, and the Princeton Review, the university also recently earned acclamation from the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional colleges in the west for the 19th consecutive year.
The Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees took the first step towards a transition from an at-large election process to a by-trustee area election process at their meeting Tuesday night.
Even at her young age, Denair resident Neve Foresti has a lot of achievements under her belt. The sophomore from Modesto High School has already earned recognition as a piano playing aficionado, a skillful tennis player, an engineering enthusiast, and is even enrolled in the school's International Baccalaureate program.
Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Sonny Da Marto is striving for increased student development, continued community communication, and the provision of the resources students and staff need to succeed in the 2014-15 academic year.
While all local school districts are back in session, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is hoping new legislation will keep students in class.
Turlock Unified School District, in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will present a series of workshops that will highlight mental illnesses and start a discussion on complex mental health issues. The first one, titled "In Our Own Voice," will provide an introductory understanding of mental illness by featuring speakers who have dealt with or are currently dealing with mental illnesses themselves.
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