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CSUS students scramble to replace cut classes

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.

August 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


School district plans for success

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.

August 21, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


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 | | 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


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Little Lights shine with holiday spirit

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Turlock students featured in Healthy Air calendar

Two Turlock students' artwork is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin ...

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Stan State dedicates Diversity Center

After more than a year in concept and development, Stanislaus State unveiled its Diversity Center last week.

December 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Tigers make tremendous donation

Just one of Turlock Together's iconic blue barrels can weigh up to 475 pounds when filled to the brim with canned food items, making ...

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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