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Turlock senior grabs life by the horns with a smile

Although Turlock High senior Tatiana Fregosi juggles a handful of extra-curriculars, homework, college applications, family and friends, she finds a healthy balance to fully enjoy what life has to offer.

January 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

State applies for federal Race to the Top grant; Turlock opts out of potential funds

California sent off their application for the Race to the Top grant program to Washington D.C. on Monday and will now be eligible for about one billion dollars in funding, but Turlock will see no money out of the $4.35 billion Race to the Top federal budget.

January 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

Election changes come to TUSD

Following the trend of other local public boards, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to go from electing city-wide trustee seats to geographical districts within the city.

January 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

UC Merced professor receives national award

UC Merced Cognitive Science professor Micheal Spivey has been named the 2010 recipient of the prestigious William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement.

January 16, 2010 | | Education

CSU Stanislaus now in Honduras

California State University, Stanislaus has joined forces with the Tegucigalpa, Honduras-based Polytechnic University of Engineering to launch the new Geoscience Institute of Honduras.

January 16, 2010 | | Education


First graders at Denair Elementary School celebrated their 100th day of school on Thursday with funky hats and a canned food collection drive. Students from all six first grade classes not only collected their goal of 100 cans, but ended the day with a total of 224 cans of food, which they donated to Gateway Community Church.

January 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

University students plan day of protests and education

A coalition of California State University, Stanislaus students groups, known as Warriors Fight Back!, hosted a campus-wide General Assembly on Friday to plan teach-ins, camp-outs, and marches for the statewide March 4 Strike and Day of Action To Defend Public Education.

January 16, 2010 | | Education

TUSD braces for painful budget cuts

If Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed state budget is passed as is, the Turlock Unified School District will be out millions of dollars for the 2010-2011 school year. About $3.9 million to be exact will be cut from school funds, according to the governor's proposed budget released on Friday.

January 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

Turlock Christian uses high-tech tool to teach

Students in Judy Johnson's AP Physics class watched the white board intently, remote controls in hand. A question appeared on the board, and they keyed in their answers on a hand-held key pad. Johnson could see who had answered the question already, and who was still thinking. She then touched a stylus to the white board, and the image changed to a graph result of the students' answers. She touched the board again, and another page of questions appeared.

January 08, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education

Making a difference

Turlock Unified School District administrators and trustees congratulated the 11 district employees who received the Stanislaus County "Employees Making a Difference" award for their dedication to education. Heidi Lawler, TUSD director of human resources, gave each winner a certificate before they shook the hands of all six trustees along with TUSD superintendent Sonny Da Marto. All winners received a round of applause and a standing ovation for their hard work.

January 08, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

University students have mixed opinions on AB 656

When a state assemblyman proposes a bill that could mean more than $1.5 billion a year to higher education, students at cash-strapped universities sit up and listen.

January 08, 2010 | | Education

State offers new flexible policies for school districts

About three times a year, the Turlock Unified School District updates their policies to be in compliance with new laws brought down by the state. This time the state's changes offer more flexibility and options to policies without requiring districts to adopt the new options.

January 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

School board continues with plans for stadium renovations, while postponing action

The face-lift for Joe Debely is moving forward even with a law suit filed on Dec. 24, 2009, requesting a halt of all future plans to continue the Joe Debely Stadium Modernization project. And Modesto attorney Richard Harriman had a few words to say about it.

January 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

TUSD Board to appoint new trustee to fill vacant seat

With a conflict of interest forcing newly elected Turlock Unified School District Trustee Lori Crivelli to resign after one meeting, the board must fill the vacant position within 60 days by special election or appointment.

January 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education

School district officials and police look to end unsafe traffic practices

On Oct. 6, 2007, Rachel McClure, then 7, was walking home from school when she was hit by a car. Rachel was air-lifted to UC Davis Children's Hospital immediately following the accident. She had multiple skull and facial fractures, bleeding and swelling in the brain, internal bleeding, a broken hip, a fractured pelvis, and a compound fracture to her left leg, according to family friend Rhea Spanglo. A month later, Rachel returned home to family and friends who were grateful that she was alive.

December 22, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education

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TUSD students ‘walkout’ of class to protest gun violence

A month after students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ran for their lives from the hallways and classrooms where their peers were shot to ...

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education

Turlock students Go Green

Environmental education is important no matter what age you are, but Turlock's youngest residents this week are learning why conservation is key during the ...

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education

Turlock, Pitman students to participate in nationwide walkouts

Students at Turlock and Pitman high schools will use their voices to promote social change Wednesday morning when they walk out of their classrooms in ...

March 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education

Denair teacher remembered through ‘buddy bench’

Denair Elementary Charter Academy may have lost a beloved teacher over two years ago, but his memory will live on at the campus forever thanks ...

March 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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