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Earl teacher nominated for County Teacher of the Year

Danyelle Gonzalez, a teacher at Earl Elementary in Turlock, was announced as a finalist for the Modesto Rotary and the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Teacher of the Year award.

April 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

California preschool education not up to standards, finds report

The future of preschool education in California is in dire straits, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), which just released its "State of Preschool 2010" report.

April 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education

Every 15 Minutes hits home

An emotional campus-wide funeral was held Thursday at Turlock High School to remember three students who passed away Wednesday in a violent alcohol-related collision at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

April 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Día del Niño

Hundreds gathered at Osborn Elementary School on Thursday for the Día del Niño celebration. The festival included free food, drinks, entertainment, activity stations and information booths from local community organizations.

April 22, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education

Students organize career fair at Pitman High

Pitman High School students took a look into their futures on Thursday with a Career Day in the quad. Students still have a few years to figure out what career field they want to enter, but the information fair gave them a few more options to consider.

April 22, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education

Civil War Day at Dutcher

A living history event at Dutcher Middle School in Turlock featured numerous Civil War reenactors, who gave 8th grade students a better understand of U.S. History.

April 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Foster Poultry Farms donates $1 million to UC Merced

A $1 million donation from Foster Poultry Farms will establish a new, University of California, Merced scholarship fund.

April 22, 2011 | | Education

CSU Stanislaus business students win prestigious scholarship

Two California State University, Stanislaus business students earned the 2011 Lynn Boone Memorial Scholarship, given to the top Human Resources students in Northern California.

April 22, 2011 | | Education


Turlock High School math students recently competed in the Stanislaus Math Council's High School Math Competition held at CSU Stanislaus. Angie Mendoza captured first place in math analysis. Rojas was awarded Honorable Mention in Geometry, Pruitt earned 3rd place in Geometry and McGinnis took home an Honorable Mention in Calculus.

April 19, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Testing perfection

Turlock Unified School District released the names of students who scored perfect 600s on their California Standards Tests. TUSD had 110 students who reached perfection and five students who earned perfect scores in more than one subject testing area. The CSTs include testing for general math, English-language arts, geometry, algebra 1, algebra 2, summative high school math, integrated high school math, history-social science, science, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics. Test areas vary by grade level.

April 19, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Merced College cuts 55 summer, 123 fall classes

The latest victim of state budget cuts, Merced College announced on Wednesday it expects to eliminate more than 250 course sections over the next year to bridge a $4.5 million budget shortfall.

April 19, 2011 | | Education

MJC professors end day of testimony

The administrative hearing between lawyers representing the Yosemite Community College District and those representing Modesto Junior College staff eliminated in recent budget cuts continued Wednesday morning, with the affected staff testifying for most of the day.

April 15, 2011 | | Education

THS Speech students quiet competition

The Turlock High School Speech and Debate team bested the competition over the school year en route to a perfect undefeated season. In 10 individual and debate sweepstakes, THS took home 10 trophies for first place and the program was named Leading Chapter in the Big Valley District.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Taste of Navy life

Turlock High School NJROTC cadets trained on the proper use of a fire hose during an instructional session with the Turlock Fire Department- Engine 33 this week. In the Navy all personnel aboard a ship must participate in firefighting training and drills and in boot camp a heavy emphasis is placed on disaster response training. The cadets also practiced Navy boot camp exercises.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Cunningham begins to see improvement

Last year Turlock Unified School District undertook the challenge of "turning around" Cunningham Elementary using a modified state model in order to pull the school out of being on the state's list of lowest-performing schools for the past three school years.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

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Type 1 Diabetes has changed Ellie Hart's life forever. Until February she didn't know she had the disease. With November being National Diabetes ...

November 25, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education

Denair mourns sudden loss of two educators

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy was not in session this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of students still received calls from Principal ...

November 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

School district trustees bid farewell after years of service

Although Eileen Hamilton attended her last Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, she assured everyone that she was not going ...

November 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local BSU members make cultural connection at regional conference

As president of Turlock High School's Black Student Union, senior Alaya Hubbard said that she has received much more than she expected after joining ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

MJC, Alliance Worknet join forces to meet industry demand

In an effort to prepare local candidates for a career in industrial maintenance, Modesto Junior College's Technical Education and Workforce Development Department and the ...

November 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD deliberates busing options for upcoming dual immersion expansion

The transportation inequity at Dutcher Middle School next year that will follow the relocation of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders was a source of ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education

Pitman Wind Ensemble tunes fundraising efforts for Carnegie Hall

When Pitman High School senior and piccolo player Aileen Ayala originally joined band in the fourth grade, she had no idea that eight years later ...

November 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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