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TUSD refinances bonds, saving taxpayers $4.24 million

Turlock Unified School District has excellent news for taxpayers: through three general obligation bonds, taxes will be lowered, saving an approximate $4.24 million.

July 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified to install AEDs at all school sites

Students at Turlock Unified School District will be a little safer come fall now that all school sites will have automatic external defibrillators installed in the event of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.

July 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students place fifth in national FBLA conference

It goes without saying that three students in Pitman High School's Future Business Leaders of America program have had a successful year.

July 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD fills two new positions, adds foster youth advocate

Following administrative changes made by Turlock Unified School District Interim Superintendent Dana Salles Trevethan in June, the Board of Trustees took action on Tuesday to appoint Marjorie Bettencourt to the position of interim Director of Assessment and Accountability.

July 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Summer math camps to spark love of learning

Just like the temperature, math skills can also potentially warm up during summer vacation through a series of math camps made available to regional students at California State University, Stanislaus.

July 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified revisits principal appointments at two campuses

The resignation of a middle school principal has prompted Denair Unified School District to once again rethink administrators at three of its campuses.

July 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Summer means construction projects for Turlock schools

With summer vacation in full swing, Turlock Unified School District is taking advantage of empty campuses to carry out a number of much-needed construction projects.

July 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Community connectivity top priority for new CSUS dean

Although Oddmund Myhre has only been recently appointed to the position of Dean of the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work at California State University, Stanislaus, the new title does not strike him as unfamiliar.

July 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Free meals address summer food insecurity

Although the beginning of summer vacation is welcomed by students throughout Turlock Unified School District, it also consequently marks the beginning of months of food insecurity for many students who consider the campus cafeteria as their only source for a nutritious meal.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Summer courses teach meaning of hard work

While a majority of students are busy spending their summer vacation sleeping in or venturing out of town, ten students can be found working at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

June 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


NASA awards $5 million grant to UC Merced

Although the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is widely known for its missions in space, its next mission has touched down at University of California, Merced, where it recently awarded a group of researchers with a $5 million grant to establish a NASA-Affiliated Center.

June 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD revises salary schedules to reflect new positions

The approval of three new positions within Turlock Unified School District has prompted the Board of Trustees to update the salary schedules of certificated district and site administration and classified management positions.

June 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD to welcome two new principals

Denair Unified School District will not only welcome students back at the end of summer, but two new principals at Denair High School and Denair Charter Academy.

June 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Merced College offers community service classes, leisure activities for July

A wide array of life-long learning and leisure activity classes are available during in the month of July through Merced College's Community Services office.

June 18, 2015 | | Education


New partnership to make college a reality for all students

It's not often that representatives from the Stanislaus County Office of Education, California State University, Stanislaus, and Modesto Junior College aggregate into one room.

June 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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