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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


Geometry camp offers head start for students

Most students shut their textbooks and retire their math skills at the end of the school year. But 32 dedicated students took advantage of the summer break to boost their geometry skills.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Da Marto earns accolades from national school superintendents

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny Da Marto was named one of five finalists for the 2013 National Superintendent of the Year award by the National Association of School Superintendents.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair schools cut more teachers

Despite missing a crucial deadline to send out teacher layoff notices, the Denair Unified School District cut more employee hours and positions in an effort to avoid a state takeover.

July 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


College students face grim news on loan rates

When Pitman High School graduate Gabbie Khasha walked to the podium to receive her diploma, she thought she was taking the first step on the path to higher education. But as her college starting date approaches, the financial burden and reality of the cost of tuition is throwing a roadblock in her future.

July 16, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Layoffs legal, more to come, says DUSD super

Despite questions of legality, recent teacher layoff notices issued by Denair Unified School District will not be rescinded - and even more positions are set to be cut, according to DUSD interim superintendent.

July 16, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock FFA finds success at state fair

Bringing home eight first place awards and a best of show from the California State Fair has made it the best year so far for the Turlock High School FFA Ag Mechanics team.

July 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Welch resigns from TUSD Board of Trustees

The search is on for a new Turlock Unified School District Trustee after Grady Welch resigned his seat last week.

July 09, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Pitman student takes first place at national business leaders conference

Speaking eloquently in a professional setting can be nerve-wrecking, even for some of the business world's top leaders. But not for Pitman High senior Ashlyn Inman.

July 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


THS students aim for State Fair honors with FFA projects

Working from sunrise until the wee hours of the next morning has become a normal summer day for Turlock High FFA members as they put the finishing touches on their welding projects for the California State Fair.

July 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair trustees take steps to win back public trust

The Denair Unified School District's meeting on Thursday marked a distinct change in public opinion on how the board is dealing with its financial crisis.

June 28, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


THS students compete in national debate tourney

Turlock High School junior Jonas Trevethan has lived and breathed debate for years, attending speech competitions across the state to perfect his skills.

June 21, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Extreme makeover: Denair Unified edition

It's been three months since Denair Unified appointed Walt Hanline to take over its troubled school district. After countless special board meetings and dozens of layoffs, the district is now making fundamental changes through staff and administration restructuring.

June 21, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Henna Hundal heads to Harvard

Turlock High School senior Henna Hundal is no ordinary teenager.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Graduates On Track to a successful future

For special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program, this year was full of significant milestones: learning how to tie shoes without help, completing a load of laundry, and performing tasks with multiple steps.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Avid reader Ben Watson closes book on principal’s challenge

While Cunningham Elementary School students were heading to the multipurpose room for lunch on Monday afternoon, fifth grader Ben Watson was en route to his favorite restaurant, Panera Bread, with Principal Tami Truax.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Bulldog mathletes score big

The Turlock High School competition math club had a strong showing at the MJC Math Superbowl.

May 15, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Unified finalizes layoffs for 2015-2016 school year

Less than expected enrollment and average daily attendance has prompted Denair Unified School District to reduce hours for four instructors at Denair High School.

May 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock high schools recognized for student achievement

No matter what comes next for Turlock High School and Pitman High School seniors set to graduate at the end of this month, they can rest assured knowing that they will be prepared thanks to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

May 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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