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New hoop barn houses first animals at school farm

While a new sign is the first indication that things are progressing at the Turlock Unified School District Agricultural Farm, donations from generous community members have been put to good use and those driving by the Taylor Road property can now see the beginnings of a working farm.

March 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Local students shine at Occupational Olympics

Future fashion designers, firefighters and business leaders were among the hundreds of students who gathered at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Wednesday to compete in the 31st annual Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition.

March 24, 2016 | | Education


TUSD seeks input for future LCAP initiatives

The Turlock Unified School District is currently seeking input on the focus of initiatives for the 2016-2017 Local Control Accountability Plan.

March 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Election fever at THS

Turlock High School held their annual election convention Wednesday with students vying for student government positions and a representative seat on the Turlock Unified School District's Board of Trustees. The event, which began in 1990, gives students a chance to participate in a simulated election process.

March 24, 2016 | | Education


Ag students get real-world farmers market experience

The next generation of farmers' market operators are learning the ins and outs of what it takes to successfully run a market through Stanislaus State's field to market program, StanFresh.

March 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


CSU Chancellor talks innovation, student food insecurity during Stanislaus State visit

California State University Chancellor Timothy White shared his vision for the future of Stanislaus State - as well as answered to angry faculty who argued in favor of a five percent pay increase - during his visit to the Turlock campus on Tuesday.

March 23, 2016 | | Education


Turlock Unified to appeal boundary line decision

The Turlock Unified School District plans to appeal the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization's decision to deny a proposal that would have transferred approximately 92 acres of currently uninhabited land in north east Turlock from the Denair Unified School District to the Turlock Unified School District.

March 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Audit seeks to open books on school libraries

The California Joint Legislative Audit Committee has approved an audit request by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 11 to 0 vote that seeks to determine whether California's K-12 schools are providing the mandated services to students, and if those services are being provided by fully-trained, credentialed teacher librarians.

March 17, 2016 | | Education


School district celebrates music programs at annual festival

The talent and hard work of Turlock music students will be on display Saturday at the annual Festival of the Green.

March 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Chamber Ag Committee awards scholarships

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee awarded $25,300 in scholarships on Monday to 22 local students during its 16th annual luncheon at the Turlock Turf Club.

March 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Middle School celebrates ‘Pi Day’ with pie and math, of course

Pie is sweet. It's even sweeter when one gets to smash it into someone's face. A pie to the face was how Denair Middle School kicked off its celebration of "Pi Day." Pi Day commemorates the most recognizable mathematical constant in the world. Pi is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter. Its value is approximately equal to 3.14159265 - with the beginning numbers, 3.14, making March 14 the perfect day to honor the constant.

March 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair teachers seek promised salary restoration

With over 60 members, the Denair Unified Teachers Association is hoping that relatively brighter financial conditions will soon lead to the restoration of 8 percent salary cuts that were dealt three years ago during a time when the District was threatened with a potential State takeover.

March 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Retired Stanislaus State professor dies in Placer County accident

A former Turlock resident and retired Stanislaus State professor died Sunday in a vehicle accident in Placer County.

March 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Turlock students dine with Denham for National School Breakfast Week

Julien Elementary School students were drawn to school early Wednesday morning by the mouthwatering scent of warm French toast sticks, the sight of fresh fruit smoothies and the chance to converse with Congressman Jeff Denham, who visited the campus cafeteria to celebrate National School Breakfast Week.

March 10, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


County program invites dropouts to finally earn high school diploma

High school dropouts are not necessarily destined to live out bleak futures anymore thanks to the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Come Back Kids Charter School Program, which is a high school academic program for adults that want to "come back" and earn their diploma in order to move on to college, technical school or the workforce.

March 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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TUSD priorities finalized in LCAP

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the 2016-17 through 2018-19 Local Control Accountability Plan for the District and eCademy at their June ...

June 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Merced College seeks community input for presidential search

The Merced Community College Board of Trustees has begun the search for the next Superintendent/President of Merced College and is hoping that the community ...

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD Board will place general obligation bond measures on November ballot

After nearly a year of advisory meetings, workshops, surveys and analysis, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to place two ...

June 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced to double campus size by 2020

The University of California, Merced, has announced plans for its next major phase of campus development. The four-year construction project will nearly double the physical ...

June 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Conference highlights food, housing insecurity among CSU students

College students tend to have a lot on their plates, like homework, papers and exams. But, the one thing that many are missing on their ...

June 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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