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Denair students improve test scores

The Denair Unified School District is making gains in core academics, according to the 2013 Standardized Testing and Reporting results released by the California Department of Education.

August 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

More funds coming to local schools

The Turlock Unified School District is going to be getting a budget boost for the upcoming school year thanks to a new state law, but just exactly how much will be coming to the school district and the restrictions attached remain an unknown.

August 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Education

School lunches: Natural and grilled to order

The Turlock Unified School District is saying so long to processed foods and mystery meat this year and instead offering healthier and more organic food.

August 20, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Students ready to be back in class

Four-year-old McKenna Bumgardner spent all summer long going over the alphabet and counting numbers to prepare for her first day of kindergarten at Brown Elementary School.

August 20, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Turlock schools welcome largest class of new teachers in recent history

Sevan Aydenian spent all day Friday making sure everything would be ready for her first day of first grade at Cunningham Elementary. She organized her crayons, construction paper, pencils and erasers. She mentally prepared to meet 22 new friends and begin an academic year full of new experiences.

August 16, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education

TUSD students drop in STAR test scores

The Turlock Unified School District had a slight drop in core academics, according to the 2013 Standardized Testing and Reporting released by the California Department of Education last Thursday.

August 13, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Denair school board votes in favor of cuts, despite court ruling

"Are they paying you?"

August 13, 2013 | | Education

More cuts needed at Denair schools

The financial situation for Denair Unified School District is going from bad to worse, as the updated budget was revealed on Thursday.

August 09, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Peterson to continue leadership at Turlock High

When students at Turlock High School return to class in a few weeks, they'll see a familiar face as the lead administrator.

August 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

TUSD board appoints Barney Gordon to fill Welch's term

Barney Gordon was appointed on Tuesday to replace former Turlock Unified School District Trustee Grady Welch, who resigned his post in July with more than two years left in his term. Gordon was one of four candidates who were publicly interviewed at Tuesday's board meeting.

August 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Budget woes, molding next generation all part of being a school trustee

America's democratic government relies on citizens to volunteer their time to serve in leadership positions for the well-being of their communities. The position of school district trustee is one of the most important elected offices in every city, as education is the key to creating prosperous communities.

July 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Local veteran sets sights on nursing program

As a Merced College instructor, one of my greatest privileges is working with our student veterans, many of whom are using their GI Bill benefits to prepare themselves for an increasingly competitive job market.

July 26, 2013 | BY CARY COBURN Community contributor | Education

Office of Education holds backpack drive for homeless students

In partnership with Volunteers of America's annual Operation Backpack campaign, the Stanislaus County Office of Education is collecting new backpacks and school supplies on behalf of homeless students throughout Stanislaus County.

July 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Freedom writer comes to Valley

Manuel Scott, an original freedom writer whose story is told in a 2007 Hollywood film, is coming to Modesto to share his story of struggle and success to inspire the youth.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Earl's Cardoso moves on to state Teacher of the Year contest

A Dennis Earl Elementary third grade teacher is one step closer to becoming the 2013 Teacher of the Year.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

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Annual conference to teach students how to be friends, leaders

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Director Vicki Bauman believes that the best way to communicate with a student about mental health and ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Osborn parents begin preparations for sixth grade move to Dutcher

With the highly debated move of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders to Dutcher Middle School less than a year away, principals from both sites ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Pool chemical mishap brings hazmat team to Turlock High

A pool chemical supplier accidently pumped acid into the chlorine tank at the Turlock High Pool on Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of nearby classrooms.

September 29, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

CSU Stanislaus English students join cooperative writing project with local elementary school

Medeiros Elementary School fifth graders joined a class of CSU Stanislaus students to engage in a writing activity that benefitted both groups of students.

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Education


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