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Turlock educators named finalists for Teacher of the Year awards

Five educators from the Turlock Unified School District are finalists for the county-wide Teacher of the Year Awards.

April 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock High wins lip sync showdown

Over 300 high school students and principals from throughout Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties put their moves to the test in the Talent Exhibition Principals Lip Sync contest on Saturday, hosted by Turlock's Westside Ministries.

April 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


D2A students prepare for Science Olympiad

Fourth graders Amy Schmit and Dena Gabriel from Denair Academic Avenues will build straw bridges and figure out ways to drop eggs without breaking them in under 20 minutes in preparation for the 16th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad.

April 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Bulldogs know math

Turlock High School students proved themselves math savvy when they came in fourth place recently at the 40th annual Dick Schaff Math Superbowl.

April 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Local kids learn benefits of eating healthy

Teaching children the importance of eating healthy is not always easy. Children often think negatively about fruits and vegetables, and are slow to taste new things.

April 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


School district buys land for ag farm

After three years of planning and plotting, the Turlock Unified School District finally decided to purchase a 10-acre parcel near East Taylor and Berkeley in Turlock to house farm animals, and provide agricultural field education for local students.

April 16, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


CSU Stanislaus receives Song-Brown State Nursing Grant

For the fifth consecutive year, the School of Nursing at California State University, Stanislaus has received funding through the Song-Brown Registered Nurses Education Program. The grant, in the amount of $240,000 will support the enrollment of additional students into the university's nursing program.

April 12, 2013 | | Education


From Turlock to the Ivy League

Eight days. Eight states. Twelve different campus tours.

April 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


DUSD hires Walt Hanline as interim superintendent

The Denair Unified School District has appointed Walt L. Hanline to serve as interim superintendent while a permanent replacement is found for former Superintendent Ed Parraz.

April 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD approves at-risk program

Early adolescence is no walk in the park, and for some the transition into adulthood is a rocky one. Instead of giving up on at-risk youths, the Turlock Unified School District is reaching out while significantly increasing its revenue from average daily attendance.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


University helps banish fears of math with free kids camp

While some students are closing up the books and staying away from any type of learning this spring break, others are polishing up their math skills at the second annual Spring Math Camp at California State University, Stanislaus.

April 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Adrian Ayala: A vision for success

Adrian Ayala, a sixth grader at Brown Elementary School, doesn't see himself as a kid with a disability. Since Adrian was a baby he has suffered from a severe loss in vision, leaving him almost completely blind.

April 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Teachers cry foul at DUSD layoffs

As the Denair Unified School District continues to struggle with its finances and leadership, some teachers are questioning the layoffs already made by the board of trustees.

March 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Sim tragedy aims to save lives

The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds is usually the host of happy occasions, but on Wednesday morning it was a site of tragedy.

March 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


The language of success

Lucas Ramirez is hard to forget. He has been known to walk the halls of Dennis Earl Elementary with a smile on his face and tackle every obstacle with an unrelenting enthusiasm.

March 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Turlock schools go red

Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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