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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 | Jay Bhatia | 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


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


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Summer courses teach meaning of hard work

While a majority of students are busy spending their summer vacation sleeping in or venturing out of town, ten students can be found working at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

June 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


NASA awards $5 million grant to UC Merced

Although the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is widely known for its missions in space, its next mission has touched down at University of California, Merced, where it recently awarded a group of researchers with a $5 million grant to establish a NASA-Affiliated Center.

June 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD revises salary schedules to reflect new positions

The approval of three new positions within Turlock Unified School District has prompted the Board of Trustees to update the salary schedules of certificated district and site administration and classified management positions.

June 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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