Turlock High agriculture teacher, Chad Russell, won the instructor sweepstakes at the California State Fair in August due to his students' success. All of his ag students won first place at the Fair, which gave their instructor the most points at the end to win his own prize. Russell won a plaque and $150.
California State University, Stanislaus Professor Nael Aly, who has served as the dean of the College of Business Administration for the last two years has resigned his position, according to university officials.
The Stanislaus County Office of Education recently received $1.8 million in grants for their Tobacco Use Prevention Program from the California Department of Education. This money is to help educate students in sixth to12th grades about the negative health effects of smoking.
In hopes of improving the special education program and reducing costs, the Turlock Unified School District hired the School Innovations and Advocacy, Inc. to be a consultant from Aug. 1 to June 30, 2010. TUSD trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to contract with SI & A.
Students in Kristin Wilson's fourth grade class carefully followed the 2008 presidential elections. They watched the Presidential Inauguration as a class, and they discussed what they would like to see from their new president. They even wrote Barack Obama letters that offered suggestions on how he could improve the country.
For the 14th straight year, California State University, Stanislaus has been recognized as one of the country's top public universities in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best College" rankings.
Cadets in full uniform sat perfectly still in their seats on the basketball court at John B. Allard School Thursday evening. Despite the scorching heat rising from the blacktop below them, these high school students didn't move a muscle, not even to wipe the sweat that was running down their faces.
Sandi Sing walked across the stage of the Turlock High School Performing Arts Building amid applause, handshakes, and hugs from the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sixth grade teacher Jaime Garner of Walnut Elementary missed school this week because she was busy shaking President Barack Obama's hand in Washington, D.C.
Too much of a good thing can exist, such as when classes at schools are overfilled with students which can impact the academic environment and the quality of learning. Fortunately, the Turlock Unified School District keeps track of trends and is planning for an increase in student enrollment in upcoming years.
Gov. Jerry Brown took a more literal approach to his latest state funding initiative, the Local Control Funding Formula which places more spending authority in the hands of local districts, by paying local public education officials a visit last week.
As Turlock Unified School District prepares for its first year under the new Local Control Funding Formula, 17 temporarily contracted teachers will be released from their positions at schools across the District.
The central quad of Turlock Junior High School was crowded with the school's student body of over 1,300 on Monday, who were joined by local and state dignitaries during a morning ceremony celebrating the selection of the local junior high school as a California 2014 School to Watch.
The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So they sat in the classroom all that cold, cold, wet day.
The past year has been a tumultuous one for the Denair Unified School District, and although it has narrowly avoided a state takeover, the difficult decisions are not over as the District has officially voted to cut several positions.
It's time to "go green" but not because Saint Patrick's Day is fast approaching. Rather, it is the City of Turlock's annual Go Green Week, the City's primary environmental educational campaign.
Qualified locals looking to make an impression on college students through instruction may have the opportunity to do so at Modesto Junior College, which is hiring full time faculty to accommodate the additions of hundreds of new courses.
Thirty children will have the opportunity to attend a summer session of Camp Taylor, a camp for children with heart disease, thanks to the efforts of the Turlock Unified School District students who raised $27,400 through a coin drive.
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