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TUSD welcomes new teachers at annual orientation

The Turlock Unified School District welcomed the city's newest teachers on Monday at the annual New Teacher Orientation, giving the instructors a chance to become familiar with their new environment and meet one another.

August 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Louise Marchant Gymnasium unveiled

Family, friends and many others who were touched by the legacy of Louise Marchant gathered outside the newly-renovated girls' gym at Turlock High School Saturday morning, eager to see the unveiling of its new name: the Louise Marchant Gymnasium. A special dedication ceremony was held, formally naming the campus' renovated building after a former Bulldog who truly bled blue and gold.

August 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Local student graduates from Aviation Challenge

While many high school students have been enjoying their vacation at the beach or hanging out with friends, Pitman High School junior Sophia Guerino decided to spend the summer chasing her dreams at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's Mach III Aviation Challenge.

August 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


School board updates policy on religious expression

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees took action Tuesday to update its policy on religious expression in the district's schools, ensuring consistency with recommended policy language used in other California schools while also supporting activities conducted by faith-based organizations on school campuses.

August 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Streaming service keeps students engaged

Students within the Turlock Unified School District will continue to have cutting edge technology at their fingertips thanks to action taken Tuesday by the Board of Trustees, unanimously approving a subscriber agreement between the District and Discovery Education, Inc.

August 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Round Up events help students transition into high school

Back-to-school festivities began this week as incoming high school students attended Round Up events at Turlock and Pitman high schools, braving the summer heat to collect their books and schedules for the quickly-approaching school year.

August 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Educators learn from each other

Nearly 300 teachers flooded into the Snider Music Hall at Stanislaus State on Friday morning for the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, eager for a day of learning and networking.

July 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district offers housing incentives to keep teachers

The state of California is in the midst of a teacher shortage. Enrollment in educator preparation programs dropped more than 70 percent over the last decade and has fallen below the number of estimated hires by school districts around the state, according to a report by the Learning Policy Institute. Meanwhile, all of the state's programs to recruit teachers have disappeared in earlier budget cuts. One area school district, however, is using housing incentives to attract and retain teachers.

July 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


LGBT history to be taught in schools statewide

Thanks to recently approved social studies curriculum framework, students in California public schools will soon learn about the evolution of gay rights and the contributions of lesbian and gay figures in history.

July 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair High offers new ag, drama courses

Denair High students interested in ag or drama will have new electives from which to choose in the upcoming school year, Denair Unified School District trustees decided Thursday night. Adjustments also were made to math and English curriculum, and a second piece put in place for a criminal justice pathway for students interested in law enforcement as a career.

July 26, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

After nine years of teaching students, Brian LaFountain will now lead them as the new principal of Denair Charter Academy.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


CSUS School of Nursing receives funding to aid forgivable loans

In order to address a shortage in the nursing workforce, the Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded Stanislaus State funding to help ensure the availability of partial loan forgiveness for eligible students.

July 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


THS students return from trip to Germany

What started out as curiosity for Turlock High School student Elisha Coleman resulted in the trip of a lifetime when he and 13 other THS students embarked on a journey across the globe to Germany this summer, attending classes, sightseeing and forming new friendships.

July 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Operation Backpack aims to supply county's at-risk students

While the calendar may show it's still the middle of summer, for many children it's time to prepare for the next school year. Schools across Stanislaus County are starting their academic year in the next few weeks - including Turlock Unified, whose first day of school is Aug. 11 - and families are stocking up on school supplies. For some families, however, the financial burden of purchasing the required pencils, notebooks, binders and other supplies a student needs to succeed is out of reach.

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


UC Merced growth plan gets approval

The University of California, Merced, received final approval from the UC Board of Regents Thursday for an expansion plan that will nearly double the physical capacity of campus by 2020, enabling enrollment growth to 10,000 students after the project is completed.

July 21, 2016 | | Education


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Students learn RAAN = healthy breathing

For the 71 students attending Joel Hidahl Elementary School with asthma, an internet website and smart phone app could mean the difference in breathing well ...

September 30, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


California Department of Education honored for Seal of Biliteracy

The growing interest among high school students to master more than one language has not just been seen locally, but throughout California as the success ...

September 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


California Attorney General tours Modesto Junior College

California Attorney General and United States Senate candidate Kamala D. Harris got a firsthand look at the facility that will house Modesto Junior College's ...

September 29, 2016 | | Education


Mayor shows Walnut Elementary sixth graders the power of being kind

To help in their endeavor to spread kindness at Walnut Elementary Education Center, students in Erin Moreno's sixth grade class received a firsthand lesson ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New community partnership to boost college-going culture in Stanislaus County

A new partnership amongst community partners throughout Stanislaus County will promote a college-going culture for low-income students, giving them the opportunity to achieve their college ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified bonds hope to fund school security, modernization projects

With a little over 40 days until the upcoming election, Turlock Unified School District is busy educating stakeholders on two general obligation bond measures that ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New partnership hopes to encourage student voter registration

A historic partnership is underscoring the importance of student voter registration and education across California. The new collaboration between the California Secretary of State's ...

September 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State student earns CSU Trustees’ Award for conquering financial adversity

Stanislaus State senior Ciera Demi Soliz has overcome many financial hurdles in her life and as a recipient of this year's California State University ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified moves forward with new Child Nutrition Education Center

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees received an update Tuesday regarding the new Child Nutrition Education Center, which staff hopes will be ready ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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