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CSUS makes efforts to conserve water

Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a State of Emergency for the drought in California did more than turn heads, it encouraged action. California State University, Stanislaus is implementing long term and short term efforts to ensure that only essential water is being used, as well as conserved for future use.

March 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD remains on the fiscal recovery path

While the Denair Unified School District's budget was recently negatively certified, which means that the District is unable to meet its financial obligations for the current and subsequent fiscal year, the outlook is optimistic as changes are being made to lay a new foundation of economic responsibility within the District.

March 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


From the vine to wine

As Haley Acree sipped a clear, sugary liquid from a plastic cup in class at Pitman High School on Wednesday, turning over the flavors in her mouth, her face suddenly revealed an eager expression as she chirped, "Blueberry!"

March 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS career fair prepares students to consider job prospects

When California State University, Stanislaus student Jessica Dickman was asked about her expectations for her future upon graduating from the university this spring, she responded with a question: "What expectations?"

March 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Student Spotlight: Dustin Grein stays active, physically and intellectually

In the current days of technology where students are more likely to be sitting on a couch than playing kick-the-can in the street, Dustin Grein is an exception.

March 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Festival keeps music alive in Turlock Unified

The third annual Festival on the Green is more than an opportunity to hear the student bands, orchestras and choirs of the Turlock Unified School District, it's an opportunity to make musical learning a reality for future students of the District.

March 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Next generation of ag leaders

In California alone there are over 70,000 student members in over 300 Future Farmers of America chapters, or FFA. On Monday 18 of those local graduating high school seniors were recognized for their contributions and potential in the agriculture industry by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

March 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local students release classroom-raised salmon

On a cool Friday morning, over 20 Dennis Earl Elementary students could be found winding their way down a foot trail near the edge of the Tuolumne River at Fox Grove Park. With their teacher and a local Turlock Irrigation District Fish and Wildlife representative hoisting an ice chest full of salmon, the students completed their good deed for the day by releasing the salmon they had raised into the river.

March 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock teacher accepts national award in D.C.

Sixth grade teacher Jamie Garner of Walnut Elementary missed school this week because she was busy shaking President Barack Obama's hand in Washington, D.C.

March 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD prepares to accommodate long-term growth

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.

March 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Governor Brown talks local education in Stanislaus

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.

March 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD reduces teaching staff, increases class size

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.

March 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TJHS celebrates School to Watch designation

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.

March 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Grab a book and take a look

The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So they sat in the classroom all that cold, cold, wet day.

March 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair cuts teaching positions

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.

February 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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County initiative keeps students on track to graduate

Stanislaus County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Tom Changnon said that contrary to popular belief, students don't necessarily drop out in high school ...

September 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD at odds with parents, students over bus stop change

The relocation of a bus stop that drops Pitman High School students a mile away from their original stop has left students disgruntled and parents ...

September 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD looks to replace trustee, fill vacant seat in upcoming election

Deborah Martin attended her last meeting as a Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee member on Tuesday, following her announcement to resign earlier than ...

September 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Community demand prompts MJC to expand Medical Assisting Program

Students interested in the Modesto Junior College Medical Assisting Program will not only be able to enroll in the fall, but spring as well, following ...

August 27, 2015 | | Education


Truancy report reveals consequences of chronic absenteeism

For truant students, an unexcused absence not only jeopardizes one day of learning, but a lifetime of academic success.

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus student recognized for steadfast perseverance

California State University, Stanislaus chemistry student Jose Godinez has certainly come a long way since his childhood in Jalisco, Mexico.

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New year, new brand for Stanislaus State

Although California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph F. Sheley admitted that it would not happen overnight, the University is undeniably on its way to becoming ...

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman viticulture students harvest grapes, awards for champion wine

Although Pitman High School viticulture students are not of drinking age yet, they already know how to make a good wine.

August 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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