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Turlock FFA wins big at county, state fairs

Turlock FFA students have a lot to be proud of for their summer fair activities. From the early days to the long nights of hard work, Turlock FFA members were exhilarated to find out that they had won the John Thurman award. The Thurman award is given to the FFA chapter that has the most points out of all exhibits over the two-week span of the Stanislaus County Fair. Students of Turlock FFA, motivated by their leaders to work together and accomplish their goals, ended up going home more motivated and determined to work harder than before to keep progressing ...

September 11, 2015 | BY BOBBY MARCHY Community contributor | Education


Free tutoring program provides priceless support to local students

The success of the free one-on-one tutoring program at the First Presbyterian Church of Turlock can best be exemplified by Denair Elementary Charter Academy third grader Elijah Medeiros' spelling homework.

September 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD begins general obligation bond process for 2016 election

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees authorized administration during a special workshop on Wednesday to begin developing school facilities general obligation bond measures for the November 2016 election.

September 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Test scores show local school districts, state off to rough start with Common Core

The results from the first year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, which were released by the California Department of Education on Wednesday, painted a bleak picture as to how students throughout the state are adapting to new Common Core State Standards.

September 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students perk up Pitman teachers, staff with mobile coffee shop

Pitman High School special education students trekked across the campus on Friday morning to provide a much-needed caffeine boost to teachers and staff as part of "Pride Perk," a newly implemented on-site vocational education program.

September 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Hometown hero: Chatom elementary welcomes Purple Heart recipient

Chatom Elementary School students donned red, white and blue on Friday morning to celebrate former Chatom student and hometown hero Tyler Cook, who was injured when his convoy was hit by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device this past summer.

September 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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. They drop out before they even start 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 concerned, prompting Turlock Unified School District to explore options for a potential change in location.

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 her term expiration date in 2017.

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 the college's decision to expand the program to help meet the community's growing demand for highly-skilled, credentialed medical assistants.

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 more recognizable with a new logo, updated motto and leaner naming structure, all of which were unveiled on Wednesday during his annual address.

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


CSU Stanislaus welcomes new, returning Warriors to dorms

Amidst the whirlwind of luggage carts and cars zooming in and out with dorm necessities for Move-in Day at California State University, Stanislaus, first year student and Costa Mesa native Selena Hernandez was heading out to explore Turlock for the very first time.

August 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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YCCD hosts open forums for Chancellor candidate finalists

The Yosemite Community College District is moving forward with its second chance at finding a new Chancellor.

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Stanislaus State investigating violence at Berkeley protests

Stanislaus State has launched an investigation into a video which surfaced over the weekend, seemingly showing one of their students, Nathan Damigo, punching a woman ...

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Brown Elementary invites students, community to first-ever color run

There is more than one goal of Brown Elementary School's color run later this month. According to principal Nicole Aviles, the event hopes to ...

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman, Turlock to compete in annual Iron Chef Competition

Barbeque grills and a deep-rooted crosstown rivalry are expected to heat up later this month during the Turlock Education Foundation's fourth annual Iron Chef ...

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local graduation rates surpass county, state averages

Turlock Unified School District not only saw a modest increase in graduation rates from previous years with the Class of 2016, but the school district ...

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair High FFA hosts Ag Day

As Denair Elementary Charter Academy third graders Brynn Spencer and Avery Haden sat on the grass near the Denair High School gym to pet a ...

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Social media threat shakes Pitman High community

Alleged threats on social media endangering the safety of students at Pitman High School were found to be uncreditable by both the Turlock Unified School ...

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Actress, activist Amazon Eve revisits Turlock roots

With an undeniable sense of confidence that can only come from decades of bolstered courage and self-validation, actress Erika Ervin, who is also professionally and ...

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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