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Cannella drops bill to freeze higher education tuition

Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) has decided to drop the legislation he introduced in 2013 aiming to temporarily freeze higher-education tuition rates, as he hopes that other lawmakers' similar efforts will suffice.

January 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Education


America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program accepting applications

The Monsanto Fund is aiming to strengthen farming communities by offering math and science education grants for schools.

January 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD hosts information nights on Common Core, LCAP

Community members who have been wondering how Common Core State Standards and state education funding are changing in Turlock Unified School District will have the opportunity to seek answers as the District is holding a public forum.

January 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TJHS named a California School to Watch

As a school district that educates many generations of residents, Turlock Unified School District is a close knit community. So, when one of its school sites is selected as one of California's 214 Schools to Watch, this positive attention affects more than the currently enrolled students.

January 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Future City Competition challenges local students

Students from Walnut Elementary, Dutcher Middle School and Turlock Junior High School are taking learning to a new level by using the basic building blocks of education – math and science-to engineer a scale model of a future city.

January 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair Unified, teachers reach tentative agreement

After more than a year of negotiations, there is light at the end of the tunnel for the Denair Unified School District and the Denair Unified Teachers Association, who have come to a tentative agreement to restore the District to a financial and educational status to outgrow an impending state takeover.

January 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Governor’s budget proposal gives TUSD positive outlook for 2014-2015

Turlock Unified School District is optimistic after the release of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed 2014-2015 budget, which emphasizes fiscal responsibility through elimination of prior year debt and increasing funds towards education.

January 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Three speech festival winners share talent and passion

Being able to articulate one's thoughts in a clear and concise manner is a highly sought after skill in the professional sphere, and three Hilmar elementary school girls are far ahead of the curve.

January 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


THS Winter Rally honors others

While the Turlock High School Winter Rally is an annual time of celebration, a spirit of compassion filled the Bulldog Arena on Friday as students stood shoulder to shoulder cheering for their peers and honoring several causes.

January 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Orchard Supply Hardware donation eases theft damage at THS

There is never a good time for misfortune to strike, but the generosity of a helping hand is always welcomed in times of hardship. The local Orchard Supply Hardware store has been this helping hand to the Turlock High School Agriculture Department by donating $2,000 worth of equipment after the school faced its most recent theft, only one of many in the past year.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students receptive to more flexible nutrition in schools

Turlock Unified School District junior high and high schools students are enjoying larger and healthier meals at school after a decision by the U. S. Department of Agriculture to give school districts the flexibility to permanently increase the portion of lean protein and whole grains served.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Russell Olvera: From sports to board games, an active achiever

High school is often the time in a student's academic career when he or she explores extracurricular activities, usually in hopes of enhancing their transcripts for college. Russell Olvera is far ahead of the trend with a long resume of activities that most teenagers aspire to - and he is only in the third grade at Walnut Elementary.

January 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


MEDICAREERS CLUB: SAVING LIVES

Each year the Turlock High School MediCareers Club partners with Delta Blood Bank to sponsor a blood drive in an effort to save lives. This year over 100 students signed up to donate, including Tanner Clark and Spencer Boyd, and Nicholas Chartrand.

January 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut students' video in top 12 for national contest

Third graders at Walnut Elementary School put their arbor knowledge to the test by creating a video essay on the importance of trees - and then entering it into a national contest with $10,000 on the line.

January 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD offers speech workshop for parents

Understanding and meeting the communication needs of children is paramount to their development. While in school, most children receive support they need by teachers, but parents often also need guidance to make sure that their child is thriving at home.

January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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County students graduate from Leadership Academy

With graduation season in full swing, the Stanislaus County Office of Education wants to acknowledge seniors and juniors that not only achieve academic success throughout high school, but those who also go above and beyond through its Leadership Academy.

May 28, 2015 | | Education


'A region's dream'

Times are tough and jobs don't grow on trees. These sentiments are something that many in the Central Valley know first-hand. When California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley echoed these hard truths on Thursday morning at the first of three ceremonies celebrating the university's 55th commencement, he did it not to discourage, but to inspire the recent graduates to stay focused on their goals.

May 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Earl Elementary unveils new electronic marquee

When Dennis G. Earl Elementary School was originally built in 1997, a simple marquee supported by a backboard representing textbooks was placed next to the school's parking lot to alert students, parents and the community of news relating to the elementary site.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Henna Hundal heads to Harvard

Turlock High School senior Henna Hundal is no ordinary teenager.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Graduates On Track to a successful future

For special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program, this year was full of significant milestones: learning how to tie shoes without help, completing a load of laundry, and performing tasks with multiple steps.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Avid reader Ben Watson closes book on principal’s challenge

While Cunningham Elementary School students were heading to the multipurpose room for lunch on Monday afternoon, fifth grader Ben Watson was en route to his favorite restaurant, Panera Bread, with Principal Tami Truax.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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