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Turlock maintains gains on exit exam pass rates

The Turlock Unified School District has reached a turning point as the latest rounds of California High School Exit Exam results were released.

August 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


UC Merced starts year bigger than ever

UC Merced began its eighth academic year on Monday, posting new records in enrollment.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus sober, per Princeton Review

California State University, Stanislaus has been included on the Princeton Review's 2012 list of "stone-cold sober colleges," indicating low levels of student alcohol use.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus grad returns to Turlock for med school rotations

After two years of medical school, and two more as a patient, California State University, Stanislaus grad Melissa Potts is now going into one of the most valuable parts of her training to become a doctor – a year of clinical rotations at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


TUSD considers spending $4 million on tech upgrades

The Turlock Unified School District has a plan to upgrade all teacher computers and network connections, and to install interactive whiteboards and other technology equipment in an effort to bring all classrooms to a 21st century standard. That plan was met with both support and fervent opposition at Tuesday's board of trustees meeting.

August 22, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


CSU Stanislaus reorganizes academic colleges

Some students returned to California State University, Stanislaus for the start of fall semester on Monday, only to find their academic college had been eliminated in a surprise reorganization.

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Back to school

School is back in session for Turlock students who woke up bright and early Monday morning, grabbed their backpacks and sack lunches, and trekked off to their respective schools to begin a brand new academic year.

August 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Round-up events help smooth transition into high school

For many freshmen the first day of high school can be a scary and intimidating experience. A new school, a bigger campus and hundreds of kids and teachers can make even the most confident teen feel like they're part of a different world.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


THS ag mechanics students, teacher win big at state fair

A Turlock High agriculture teacher Chad Russell won the John Thurman Award at the California State Fair this year - all 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.

August 10, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


UC Merced fellow studies childbirth decision making

The University of California, Merced's first Human Rights Center fellow, Catalina Hernandez, spent the summer researching how women decide to seek help from a midwife for childbirth, rather than an obstetrician.

August 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Chatom wins fruit and veggie grant

When it comes to promoting fruits and vegetables in school settings, challenges and opportunities abound in equal measure. Chatom Elementary School is getting a little help to promote eating more of the earth's bounty, as Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that Chatom was among 342 schools that will share $11.1 million in federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program funds for this upcoming school year.

August 10, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


UC Merced research shows wildfire risk increasing

Californians could see the risk of losing homes to wildfires double in the next 40 years, according to new UC Merced research.

August 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced lab turns leftovers into energy

A University of California, Merced plasma lab is testing a novel way of converting organic waste into energy.

August 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Games, talk time key to preparing kids for school

Sending a child off to preschool for the first time can be a rough and emotional time for both parents and the child. For the child, however, it doesn't have to be. Getting ready for school isn't just about learning letters, numbers, shapes of colors; the real teaching starts in the household.

August 03, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


UC Merced announces second class of med students

Six students with ties to the Central Valley have been admitted to the second cohort of the University of California, Merced San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education.

July 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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The changing landscape of science in the classroom

When pre-service teachers in Iris Haapanen's credential course at California State University, Stanislaus sought out local classrooms in which to observe science lessons as part of their compulsory coursework, the task proved more challenging than expected.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Osborn students find the right beat in ballet folklorico

Michelle Carillo began traditional Mexican dancing, or ballet folklorico, at five years old when her grandmother took her to the Santa Clara County Fair and signed her up to dance with a group. She continued dancing until she was 16 and while she enjoyed expressing herself through dance, she did not imagine that one day she would help other children enjoy the same cultural experience she did as a child.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher geometry students have formula for success

Dutcher Middle School students Joven Hundal, Erika Gonzalez and Neema Arishida have many things in common: they have all performed perfectly on the mathematics portion of the California Standards Test, they all have 4.0 grade point averages and they all placed in the annual Mathematics Superbowl competition through the Stanislaus Math Council.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD bans sugary treats in schools

The days of parents swinging by their child's classroom with a large pink box of cupcakes on their little one's birthday are gone as the Turlock Unified School District recently updated its Wellness Policy to prohibit sugary treats in the classroom.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Spring break math camp available for local students

Professor Viji Sundar of California State University, Stanislaus claims that doing math is more fun than eating ice cream and aims to teach children this approach at her annual math camp.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Expo offers junior high students look into future choices

Lunchtime at Turlock Junior High School on Thursday was more than a reprieve from the classroom for a quick bite to eat, as it was also a chance for students to consider their future in a fun and interactive environment at the Gifted and Talented Education Club College and Career Expo.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Every 15 Minutes a harrowing experience

When Officer Joey Cardenas delivered mock death notifications to parents of Delhi High School students on Tuesday as part of the anti-drunk driving Every 15 Minutes program, it was a very real experience for him personally, the parent of a former participant.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students blend science, arts in Walnut ‘SMart Fair’

While elementary students are used to receiving instruction, the tables turned for some sixth graders at Walnut Elementary on Wednesday as they delivered lesson plans to fellow students as part of the school's inaugural "SMart Fair."

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Final LCAP review open to TUSD parents and community

The Turlock Unified School District has been undergoing a lot of change lately, from the structure of how funds are received to the curriculum being taught. The transitional state is bound to raise questions for parents who can fortunately be a part of the conversation through the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local student meets TPD police chief

KCody Rogers has faced several challenges in his 10 short years including attending seven different schools across two states. However, he has recently reached a stable level of excellence at Julien Elementary School where he was treated to an inspiring experience on Thursday: meeting the Turlock Police Department Police Chief Robert Jackson and receiving an inspirational achievement award plaque.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher students bring Civil War history to life

History is not just what is written in books; it is lived everyday and for local middle school students, sometimes relived. Dutcher Middle School eighth grade students dove head first into an interactive approach to the Civil War period on Wednesday by dressing in period clothing and reenacting daily activities of late 19th century America.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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