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Money magazine puts Stan State atop ‘value added’ list

Stanislaus State has once again received national acclaim, as Money magazine has ranked the university as the nation's top "value-added" public college on its list of "Value-Added All-Stars."

July 11, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

From high school dropout to Denair Charter Academy's newest principal, David Naranjo is certainly someone who students can look up to. He serves as living proof that difficult family, financial circumstances or poor decisions do not have to dictate the rest of their lives, and as principal, Naranjo hopes to be a role model for his independent study high school students.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Top priorities for student success finalized in LCAP

The Turlock Unified School District plans to add numerous new positions and courses at schools throughout the city as part of the 2017-2018 through 2019-2020 Local Control and Accountability Plan, which was approved by the Board of Trustees at their June 20 meeting.

July 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair grad honored with prestigious agricultural award

Recent Denair High School graduate Kyle Prock was born and raised in the small, rural town just east of Turlock, so he knows a thing or two about agriculture. His family owns and operates a dairy and beef ranch, and Prock's grandfather and uncles were involved in Future Farmers of America in high school, even serving as officers. So, it was no surprise when Prock was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Extended day kindergarten coming to Crowell School

A pilot program at Crowell Elementary School will provide additional learning time for students in the campus' transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes during the 2017-2018 school year, due in part to both a desire from the community as well as willing administration and staff looking to create more opportunities for students.

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock school board welcomes new trustee

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees embraced a new face at their meeting Tuesday night, voting to accept a provisional appointment of longtime educator and Turlock resident Mark Walker as the Board's Area 6 Trustee.

June 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD tech interns gain hands-on experience

Chris Gemperle was just three years old when his parents gave him his first computer, and since then, the Turlock High School senior has had a passion for technology. So, when the Turlock Unified School District announced a search for two summer interns who would work with the Technology Services Department, he jumped at the chance. Now, along with fellow THS senior Harbeer Panesar, Gemperle is spending the triple-digit weather supporting the department while gaining valuable, hands-on experience.

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district demolishes trees around Dennis Earl

Many Turlock residents driving around Dennis Earl Elementary School over the past week were shocked to find all of the trees lining the front grounds of the school cut down.

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Proposed budget for Denair Unified focuses on DECA expansion, new textbooks

The rapidly-expanding Denair Elementary Charter Academy will add classrooms for its growing dual-immersion program, and students throughout the Denair Unified School District will be able to take advantage of new textbooks under a proposed 2017-2018 budget considered by school officials.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD considering budget with $2.8 million boost in funding

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees received a tentative budget for the 2017-2018 school year at their June 6 meeting, which detailed a spending plan of just over $152 million and an increase of $2.8 million in base grant funding through the Local Control Funding Formula.

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pitman High FFA students seek regrowth

While the school year may have ended two weeks ago, for 15 Pitman High School FFA students the time to fight for a better agriculture program at their school wasn't over. The group, clad in their signature blue and gold FFA jackets, addressed the Turlock Unified School Board of Trustees Tuesday night, asking for more support for the fledgling Pitman ag program.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Design work begins for school bond projects

When Turlock voters passed Bond Measures N and O last November, they knew the funding would be used within the Turlock Unified School District to address critical educational and facility needs, including safety improvements, upgrades and modernizations. Nearly seven months later, the District has now set into motion a plan to put those funds to use, using a combination of professional and local experience at each school site to design projects that will best benefit each campus.

May 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


GRADUATION SEASON

Graduations and commencement ceremonies began this week, and Stanislaus State President Ellen Junn commemorated her first time handing out degrees for the university by taking a selfie with graduates from the colleges of Business Administration and Science. At Pitman High School, Jose Abundiz was ecstatic to receive his diploma, as was Roselawn High School graduate Ricardo Salas at his school's ceremony. At eCademy's high school graduation, Alisa Caldwell sang a song she wrote in honor of the Class of 2017.

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district able to go green thanks to state funding

The Turlock Unified School District is well on its way to becoming more energy efficient thanks in part to funding from Proposition 39.

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pride trio make history with three-way valedictorian tie

Around this time each year, hundreds of seniors from multiple high schools in the area prepare for graduation: the culmination of years of studying and testing. From these groups of seniors, an even smaller number are given the prestigious title of valedictorian as recognition for being the very best academically among their classmates.

May 23, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


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MJC ag student fundraiser benefits Westside 4-H

Modesto Junior College agriculture students felt compelled to give back to the community this season, so the Young Farmers Club organized a BBQ chicken meal ...

November 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


White supremacy propaganda returns to Stanislaus State

Just over a year after alt-right messages displayed around campus raised concerns at Stanislaus State, the posters have appeared once again at the university.

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district presents plans for priority bond projects

A new football field, bigger parking lots and a state-of-the-art science building are just a few developments in store for Turlock Unified School District's ...

November 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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