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TUSD pursues funding for sidewalks, safety training

Students who walk to school in the Turlock Unified School District could soon be a little bit safer, thanks to the Safe Routes to School program.

November 13, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Budget forces CSU enrollment cut despite increase in applications

Even as the California State University system receives more applications than ever before, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed announced Tuesday that ongoing budget cuts will force a 40,000 reduction in students, system-wide, over the next three years.

November 10, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Faculty to hold no confidence vote for university president

A question now lies before the more than 300 members of the California State University, Stanislaus general faculty: 'Do you have confidence in CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani?'

November 10, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock Christian embraces new online trend in journalism

Students in Lynne Thompson's journalism class at Turlock Christian High School recently took a step into the current media trend, converting their paper and ink TCS Tribune into a news Web site.

November 10, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


First place for MJC speech and debate

The Modesto Junior College speech and debate team claimed first place among community colleges in the Kevin Towhy Memorial Speech Tournament, held Oct. 23-25 at Diablo Valley College. MJC defeated 14 Northern California community colleges for the honor.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Legless CSU Stanislaus student author to celebrate Veterans Day

CSU Stanislaus Social Work grad student Derek McGinnis lost his left leg and suffered serious brain and hand injuries, shrapnel wounds, and burns when a suicide bomber attacked his Naval unit in Iraq. From 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the veteran, author, and student will participate in the "Support Our Troops" information table program at CSU Stanislaus, at the "Thank a Veteran" booth in front of the Vasche Library Building.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


More students want to attend Turlock schools, fewer students are leaving

With school district funding dependent upon the number of students attending school, inter-district transfers can be quite troublesome when a large number of students elect to go to school in a town other than where they live.

November 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus to offer Degree Completion Program in Tracy

To help working professionals earn their degrees, CSU Stanislaus will begin a Tracy-based Bachelor's Degree Completion Program in January 2010, through their College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Office of Extended Education.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Stanislaus seeks applicants for Stockton-based Educational Doctorate Program

The California State University, Stanislaus Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program will soon accept its third cohort of doctoral candidates. Classes will be held at the CSU Stanislaus-Stockton Center, beginning in June 2010. The priority deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2010.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Photography students take their work to a new dimension

Kicking back and munching on some popcorn is all Pitman High teacher Will Creighton expected while being entertained recently by a 3-D movie. But the movie had more in store for him and his photography class.

November 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


On track at Keyes Elementary

Keyes Elementary School students were running circles Tuesday afternoon, struggling to complete a mile on the newly completed decomposed granite track.

November 03, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


‘Learning today... Leading tomorrow’ wins slogan contest

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees and administration have been touting the benefits of their new strategic plan for months. The only thing missing was a slogan.

November 03, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Halloween on parade

October 30, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Former Stanislaus Nursing chair enters Hall of Fame

Nancy Clark, who served as Chair of the CSU Stanislaus Nursing Department for 29 years until her retirement in 2008, has been named to the Central San Joaquin Valley Nursing Hall of Fame.

October 30, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Stanislaus professor writes on “Hitler’s Ethic”

Adolf Hitler's immorality was inspired by evolutionary ethics to pursue the utopian project of biologically improving the human race, according to a new book by CSU Stanislaus History Professor Richard Weikart.

October 30, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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County education office receives settlement from Office Depot

A recent settlement approved by a California judge has rewarded the Stanislaus County Office of Education with $164,271 from Office Depot, after the store was found to have violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging California government entities for office and classroom supplies.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modernization projects exhaust school bond funds

Modernization has been the buzzword throughout Turlock Unified School District as numerous school sites have undergone construction in one way or another, all thanks in part to bond funding from Measure Y and Measure Z.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair charts new path for elementary education

The Denair Unified School District is looking to pull from the strengths of its existing traditional elementary school and Denair Academic Avenues, a charter school formed in 2010, by creating a brand new primary charter program.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD enlists transportation services of Storer

After soliciting bids from quailed pupil transportation companies in the region, Denair Unified School has turned to Storer Coachways in an effort to provide drivers to operate four of the District's buses for the remainder of the school year.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to offer Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017

Modesto Junior College can finally breathe easier as it has been selected as one of the 15 California Community Colleges to pilot four-year bachelor degrees as early as 2017.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion proposal met with criticism

Turlock Unified School District's proposal to expand Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's dual immersion program took many parents and community members by surprise last week, as was demonstrated by a packed Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

January 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has a new local target: high school juniors.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CSU Stanislaus, UC Merced recognized for community engagement

In a region where it is hard to decipher between a university and the community it serves, it comes as no surprise that both California State University, Stanislaus and University of California, Merced have been recognized for their community outreach with the Carnegie Foundation's 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD to discuss Osborn expansion options

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider making some major changes to the Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy at their next meeting on Tuesday.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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