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DUSD hires Walt Hanline as interim superintendent

The Denair Unified School District has appointed Walt L. Hanline to serve as interim superintendent while a permanent replacement is found for former Superintendent Ed Parraz.

April 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD approves at-risk program

Early adolescence is no walk in the park, and for some the transition into adulthood is a rocky one. Instead of giving up on at-risk youths, the Turlock Unified School District is reaching out while significantly increasing its revenue from average daily attendance.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


University helps banish fears of math with free kids camp

While some students are closing up the books and staying away from any type of learning this spring break, others are polishing up their math skills at the second annual Spring Math Camp at California State University, Stanislaus.

April 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Adrian Ayala: A vision for success

Adrian Ayala, a sixth grader at Brown Elementary School, doesn't see himself as a kid with a disability. Since Adrian was a baby he has suffered from a severe loss in vision, leaving him almost completely blind.

April 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Teachers cry foul at DUSD layoffs

As the Denair Unified School District continues to struggle with its finances and leadership, some teachers are questioning the layoffs already made by the board of trustees.

March 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Sim tragedy aims to save lives

The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds is usually the host of happy occasions, but on Wednesday morning it was a site of tragedy.

March 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


The language of success

Lucas Ramirez is hard to forget. He has been known to walk the halls of Dennis Earl Elementary with a smile on his face and tackle every obstacle with an unrelenting enthusiasm.

March 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Local students shine at Academic Pentathlon

Students from Turlock Junior High School raked in the awards at the Stanislaus County Office of Education's 9th Annual Academic Pentathlon held last Saturday in Modesto.

March 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Local students take top honors at Occupational Olympics

They may be young, but they are ambitious! Local high school students showed they were ready to take the next step into a new career path during the 28th Annual Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Wednesday afternoon.

March 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


Dennis Earl students celebrate Assyrian New Year

Dennis Earl Elementary students got a taste of Assyrian culture on Friday when they celebrated the Assyrian New Year. The kindergarten through sixth grade classes attended a special assembly with a blend of Assyrian treats, cultural dances and student presentations.

March 22, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD hosts IEP information sessions

The Turlock Unified School District is reaching out to district parents and guardians who may have questions about the Individualized Education Program process. The district is hosting a free class that will include an overview of the IEP process, effective ways to work as part of the IEP team and will provide an opportunity to have questions answered.

March 22, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Hispanic Education Conference aims to inspire

The goal of the 29th Annual Hispanic Education Conference is to inspire and motivate local students to pursue their educational or career goals.

March 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Theta Chi rows in the dough

Make way, geese! California State University, Stanislaus has a new resident in its pond for the next 36 hours. Members of the Theta Chi fraternity are taking a quick break from the books in order to row a canoe in the school pond as part of the group's annual Row-A-Thon that began on Tuesday.

March 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


TUSD looks at building Bridge to at-risk students

The Turlock Unified School District could be reaching out to at risk-youth in the next school year - and saving money in the process.

March 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Dutcher students celebrate bi-literacy

Being fluent in two languages is one of the greatest gifts a child can receive in today's world. It increases career opportunities in a highly competitive job market and gives them the opportunity to communicate with more people.

March 15, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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TUSD presentation shines a light on autism

"Pick one goal and build success for you as well as your child with autism."

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSUS engages campus-wide writing program

Amidst the figurative whirlwind of essay prompts and research papers, any college student would agree with California State University, Stanislaus that greatness, especially at the university level, relies on writing.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sierra Yandell embodies respect, inspires others

Julien Elementary School sixth grader Sierra Yandell knows that it is just as important to respect oneself as it is to respect others.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD passes on Common Core math text books

Common Core aligned math textbooks will still be missing from bookshelves in Turlock elementary schools as Turlock Unified School District has made the decision not to pilot math instructional material at this time due to significant curriculum gaps in available programs.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Field trip makes dental health fun

Although a field trip to the dentist might seem like a less than desirable idea to most, those who were at First Step Dental on Friday would quickly disagree.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


The show must go on: Student groups seek other venues for spring performances

It is a common saying in show business that-even faced with adversity-the show must go on.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus to host Motley Fool co-founder, Title IX expert

California State University, Stanislaus is set to welcome two crowd-pleasing speakers next week that are guaranteed to present a new twist on finances and gender equality.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD approves layoffs, new graduation requirements

Reductions equivalent to two full time teaching positions at Denair High School are scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year due to less than expected enrollment.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD approves significant raise for administration, management

In an effort to attract and retain the best possible employees for Turlock Unified School District, the Board of Trustees approved a salary schedule and supplementary raise for administrative positions on Tuesday-one of which was met with opposition among the Board and community members.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Bleak enrollment puts NJROTC program in jeopardy

It goes without saying that the Turlock High School Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps program provides nothing but rewarding experiences for all members.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC hosts book reading featuring Author Alan Davis

As part of Modesto Junior College's Visiting Author Series, author of "So Bravely Vegetative" Alan Davis read selections of his book at no charge to the public.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


“Dark Girls” documentary screening at MJC

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project will present a screening of the documentary film "Dark Girls" as part of its Spring Film and Lecture Series.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Merced College kicks off performance and lecture series

Merced College's spring semester Performance and Lecture Series will commence with "Dangerous History: Korea, Love, and the Japanese American Internment" with history professor Michael Lorenz.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD to consider layoffs for next year

Denair Unified School District will discuss potential layoffs for the 2015-2016 academic year, as well as provide an early notification incentive for veteran teachers considering retirement.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD enlists help of 10 East for pizza lunches

Turlock High School and Pitman High School students looking for an equally healthy and tasty alternative to their typical idea of lunch need not look further than a specialized brick oven set up by 10 East Kitchen & Tap House right on campus.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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