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Denair Unified approves 23 layoffs

Over 400 concerned parents and community members filled the Denair Middle School Gymnasium on Thursday night to have their worst fears realized as the Denair Unified Board of Trustees voted to layoff teachers and staff members, and close the Denair Charter Academy.

December 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Planned Denair High walk-out fizzles

In response to proposed immediate teacher lay-offs and budget cuts, parents of Denair High School students created a Facebook page to encourage students to walk out of their classes early Thursday morning.

December 13, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Education


CSU system sees record number of applications for fall 2013

The fall 2013 application cycle has set a new California State University record for submissions – the fourth straight year of record high system wide applications.

December 08, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Denair schools struggle with 'dramatic' budget deficit

The Stanislaus County Office of Education has stepped in to help right the financial wrongs found in the Denair Unified School District, however, a plan of action has yet to be released.

December 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock High students prepare for Sack Attack

Twelve Turlock High School students are putting their robotic skills to the test for the Central Valley Region Sack Attack Tournament VEX Robotics Competition this Saturday at Modesto Junior College. Fifty-four teams will come together for a non-stop, action packed day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from the VEX Robotics Design System.

December 04, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Grant funds Delhi teacher training

The Delhi Unified School District is giving their educators a lesson on the art of teaching through a five-day training exercise.

November 30, 2012 | | Education


Julien students get lunch patio makeover

Julien Elementary School students have a new outdoor eating area thanks to the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant.

November 27, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD moves forward with technology plan

The Turlock Unified School District's plan to upgrade all teacher computer and network connections in an effort to bring all classrooms to a 21st century standard was approved at Tuesday's board meeting.

November 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


The language of success

One of the many assets of the Central Valley is the diversity of its population. Its citizens come from a variety of cultures and speak many languages. At the Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, bilingual education has not only risen in popularity - but it's also raised test scores.

November 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Students at Walnut Elementary are doing more this season than just making gift wish lists; they are helping children around the world have a brighter holiday.

November 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Julien student spells success

Turlock Unified School District student Jovan Hundal is no stranger when it comes to competition. For a second consecutive year, he won the Elementary Spelling Championship on Wednesday, beating out 89 students from Stanislaus County. He will advance to the 2013 State Elementary Spelling Bee, scheduled for April 20 in Stockton.

November 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


No plan yet for saving DUSD from financial ruin

Over a hundred concerned residents filled the Denair Unified School District's board room on Thursday night with hopes of getting information on the district's plan to balance the budget, only to find out that no action has been put forth by administration or trustees.

November 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Putting the fun into science

California State University, Stanislaus students brought science to life on Monday when they assisted dozens of 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in a series of science experiments at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy. The experiments - most of which were designed by the students - included testing pH in food, extracting DNA from fruit, generating electricity, moving molecules and measuring the density of objects.

November 06, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Brown students lead the way in citizenship

Brown Elementary sixth grade students Shayla Visger and Joshua King share many similarities inside the classroom and out, including their character. At Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, both students were honored as November's Character Counts students of the month for the trait of citizenship.

November 06, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair schools in financial trouble

The Denair Unified School District may be on the brink of insolvency, as the district is unable to meet its financial obligations for the current school year.

November 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


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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


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Contests, raffles pump up community for Harvest Bowl

As the highly anticipated Turlock Lions Club Harvest Bowl between Turlock and Pitman high football teams draws closer, local organizations are doing their part to get the community game-day ready with competitions and raffles.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi school trustees dodge censure, prepare for election

Despite an effort to censure Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustee member Jesus Rodriguez for misconduct approximately three weeks ago, Rodriguez made an effort to put the issue behind him at his campaign for reelection meet-and-greet that hosted over 40 supporters on Friday.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Firefighters prove to students that real men wear pink

Last week, Dennis Earl Elementary school was surprised to receive a visit from Turlock Firefighters. Although there was no fire or immediate threat to students, there was an equally important underlying mission tethered to their visit-defending a student who had been teased for wearing pink.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Rim Fire recovery efforts focus of public event

Although it has been over a year since the Rim Fire devastated the Tuolumne River Basin, surrounding areas are still recovering from damage dealt to the over 400 square feet of land that was charred in the blaze.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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