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Local students score big on state tests

For a third consecutive year, students in the Turlock Unified School District reached a substantial turning point in core academics, according to the 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting released by the California Department of Education last Friday.

September 04, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Parents return to class for Back to School Night events

Back to School Night was a stroll down memory lane for many Turlock parents this week. They sat in child-sized chairs surrounded by picture books and finger paintings. They sat quietly while teachers explained the year's curriculum, and some even had snack time.

August 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Firefighters give to local students through education foundation

The Turlock Education Foundation's quest to raise $1 million for Turlock Unified School District students is one step closer to fulfillment through generous donations from community members. Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 donated $2,500 through its annual Random Acts of Kindness Boot Drive.

August 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


President asks students to brag about university

Though budgetary difficulties loom large at California State University, Stanislaus, Interim President Joseph Sheley focused on the university's myriad successes in his inaugural fall address, delivered Wednesday.

August 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Sacred Heart students learn how to stand up to bullying

Bullying happens everywhere. Whether it's the snobby girl at school who always makes fun of the small kids, or the biggest guy in the neighborhood who's constantly trying to beat someone up while taking their belongings; no matter what situation or form it comes in, bullying can make a child feel depressed, hurt, and sometimes isolated from the world.

August 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock maintains gains on exit exam pass rates

The Turlock Unified School District has reached a turning point as the latest rounds of California High School Exit Exam results were released.

August 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


UC Merced starts year bigger than ever

UC Merced began its eighth academic year on Monday, posting new records in enrollment.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus sober, per Princeton Review

California State University, Stanislaus has been included on the Princeton Review's 2012 list of "stone-cold sober colleges," indicating low levels of student alcohol use.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus grad returns to Turlock for med school rotations

After two years of medical school, and two more as a patient, California State University, Stanislaus grad Melissa Potts is now going into one of the most valuable parts of her training to become a doctor – a year of clinical rotations at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


TUSD considers spending $4 million on tech upgrades

The Turlock Unified School District has a plan to upgrade all teacher computers and network connections, and to install interactive whiteboards and other technology equipment in an effort to bring all classrooms to a 21st century standard. That plan was met with both support and fervent opposition at Tuesday's board of trustees meeting.

August 22, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


CSU Stanislaus reorganizes academic colleges

Some students returned to California State University, Stanislaus for the start of fall semester on Monday, only to find their academic college had been eliminated in a surprise reorganization.

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Back to school

School is back in session for Turlock students who woke up bright and early Monday morning, grabbed their backpacks and sack lunches, and trekked off to their respective schools to begin a brand new academic year.

August 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Round-up events help smooth transition into high school

For many freshmen the first day of high school can be a scary and intimidating experience. A new school, a bigger campus and hundreds of kids and teachers can make even the most confident teen feel like they're part of a different world.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


THS ag mechanics students, teacher win big at state fair

A Turlock High agriculture teacher Chad Russell won the John Thurman Award at the California State Fair this year - all due to his students' success. All of his ag students won first place at the fair, which gave their instructor the most points at the end to win his own prize. Russell won a plaque and $150.

August 10, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


UC Merced fellow studies childbirth decision making

The University of California, Merced's first Human Rights Center fellow, Catalina Hernandez, spent the summer researching how women decide to seek help from a midwife for childbirth, rather than an obstetrician.

August 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Criminal justice students seek community's help in getting to national conference

Amidst the media frenzy surrounding actions of law enforcement throughout the country, California State University, Stanislaus' Criminal Justice Club, Sigma Chi Upsilon, wants the community to know that they are striving to earn both the knowledge and experience needed to protect and serve.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Elimination of final exam schedule leaves students, teachers reeling

Winter break cannot come soon enough for students and teachers at Pitman and Turlock high schools who are undergoing the aftermath of a district decision that saw the elimination of a final exam schedule, resulting in multiple final tests in one day.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stitching together for those in need

For many girls, a new dress is all it takes to get into the holiday spirit.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denham nominates local students for military academies

Maria Martinez admits that when her dad first introduced her to the United States Air Force Academy she was not interested.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified on its way to fiscal recovery

For the first time in over two years, Denair Unified School District received news that merited applause during a Board of Trustees meeting.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus recognized for volunteer efforts

California State University, Stanislaus is wrapping up the semester, but not before earning yet another prestigious achievement.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School cadets take aim

There is no questioning that Turlock High School junior Larry Maloney is one sharp shooter. Just last month, Maloney garnered the highest score nationwide during his participation in the Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps marksmanship program.

December 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair teacher uses past experiences — and a giant snake — to connect with students

Denair Middle School educator David Rodriguez attributes a number of experiences to his mindset as a teacher today.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Crowell principal accepts new position at Turlock Adult School

Crowell Elementary School is set to welcome a new principal halfway through the academic year, as Linda Alaniz moves to Turlock Adult School and Dennis Earl Assistant Principal Margaret Osmer takes her place at Crowell.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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