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Denair Unified fires superintendent

In an unexpected turn of events Thursday night, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to terminate Superintendent Edward Parraz.

March 15, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Cancer doesn't hamper Dutcher student's passion for learning

Very few of Raymond Perez's classmates at Dutcher Middle School know that he is a survivor.

March 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Medeiros student knows the meaning of respect

March Character Counts Profile: Respect

March 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Former track standout earns NCAA postgrad scholarship

CSU Stanislaus alumna and track and field standout Alycia Wagner has received the prestigious NCAA Minority Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Superintendent apologizes for early calls

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto issued an apology on Friday for accidentally sending out a robocall to publicize today's Festival on the Green event to the homes of students at 5:45 a.m. The robocall was supposed to go out at 5:45 p.m.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Sacred Heart Preschoolers to present 'An Afternoon with Picasso'

Nearly 200 aspiring young models will hit the catwalk today for the 8th annual Sacred Heart Preschool Fashion Show and Tea. The sold out event will house nearly 300 people in the school's gymnasium and feature a light lunch and tea, live and silent auctions and raffle of over 20 items.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock High students put their campaigning skills to the test

The Presidential Election may be over, but a more important race - at least to the students of Turlock High School - was decided on Friday. More than 400 Turlock High School students participated in an all-day Election Convention, an annual event that determines class officer positions for the following school year.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Parents voice outrage at proposed Denair school board election change

In an effort to save more money for a financially struggling Denair Unified School District, the district's board of trustees considered postponing board elections for one year. This idea was met with disdain by district parents who questioned current board members' competency and their motives for wanting to postpone elections.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD prepares for governor's adult school changes

When Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year, it included many changes in education funding. One of those changes, that moves adult school funding from K-12 school districts to community colleges, has many schools throughout the state fearing a loss of services to local students.

March 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


New assistant principal working to make TJHS '800-point school'

The new assistant principal at Turlock Junior High School is a familiar face to many. That's because the district picked longtime Turlock resident Sumeet Singh, a former 8th grade history teacher at TJHS.

March 01, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Read Across America

Students of Cunningham Elementary School were nothing short of ambitious after attending their annual Read Across America assembly, a nod to the nation's largest reading celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

March 01, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


Area students compete in Regional Science Olympiad

Future scientists will put their skills to the test today, as the CSU Stanislaus campus hosts the 27th annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad.

March 01, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


NJROTC student wins big at air rifle competition

Determination and discipline are just two of the traits developed by those who participate in air rifle marksmanship. For Richard Gastelum, a junior ROTC student at Turlock High School, competing in air riffle competitions has also earned him the title of one of the best shooters in the nation.

February 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Festival to highlight talents of local students

Over 600 Turlock Unified School District students will be showcasing their musical talents at the Festival on the Green, set for March 9 at Pitman High School.

February 22, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Julien student teaches peers importance of respect

February Character Counts Profile: Respect

February 22, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


County education office receives settlement from Office Depot

A recent settlement approved by a California judge has rewarded the Stanislaus County Office of Education with $164,271 from Office Depot, after the store was found to have violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging California government entities for office and classroom supplies.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modernization projects exhaust school bond funds

Modernization has been the buzzword throughout Turlock Unified School District as numerous school sites have undergone construction in one way or another, all thanks in part to bond funding from Measure Y and Measure Z.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair charts new path for elementary education

The Denair Unified School District is looking to pull from the strengths of its existing traditional elementary school and Denair Academic Avenues, a charter school formed in 2010, by creating a brand new primary charter program.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD enlists transportation services of Storer

After soliciting bids from quailed pupil transportation companies in the region, Denair Unified School has turned to Storer Coachways in an effort to provide drivers to operate four of the District's buses for the remainder of the school year.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to offer Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017

Modesto Junior College can finally breathe easier as it has been selected as one of the 15 California Community Colleges to pilot four-year bachelor degrees as early as 2017.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion proposal met with criticism

Turlock Unified School District's proposal to expand Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's dual immersion program took many parents and community members by surprise last week, as was demonstrated by a packed Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

January 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has a new local target: high school juniors.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CSU Stanislaus, UC Merced recognized for community engagement

In a region where it is hard to decipher between a university and the community it serves, it comes as no surprise that both California State University, Stanislaus and University of California, Merced have been recognized for their community outreach with the Carnegie Foundation's 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD to discuss Osborn expansion options

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider making some major changes to the Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy at their next meeting on Tuesday.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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